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“Well done to all the staff.” 5 of 5 stars
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Wayside Cheer Hotel
Grandes Rocques, Castel GY5 7FX   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Castel
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“Well done to all the staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Visit 15/09/12-22/09/12 room 28
Thank you for a very warm welcome. Everyone of the staff worked very hard and efficiently. They were very friendly which made us feel we were special (as they did with all the quests).
The hotel was very clean. We were staying in the spacious comfortable chalet room with plenty of storage space by the the very clean swimming pool. Even the towels were changed every day.
The bus stop across the road made travelling easy around the island. Coastal walks are flat and hilly with lots of bench seats along the way to sit and take a break and enjoy the views . Plenty of tea,coffee and ice cream kiosks with toilets as well. Varies sandy beaches suitable for swimming just opposite the hotel.
The full breakfast was very good had many choices to choose from we even eat in the bar at night time as the food was very good.
This hotel is known for its good entertainment.
Thank you all for making our 1st holiday in Guernsey one to a remember.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WaysideCheerHotel, Owner at Wayside Cheer Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thanks for your review,

I am pleased that your first visit to Guernsey was enjoyable and you enjoyed the Hotel and the Island,

As most people comment the staff are the essence of the The Wayside Cheer and even at the end of what has been a very busy season they can still keep cheery, and look after the guests with a smile.

Hopefully your first stay will not be your last

Thanks for choosing The Wayside Cheer Hotel

Ken
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

After finding that our first choice hotel was booked we chose this one and how pleased we were that happened. At first glance we wondered what we would find as the frontage did not match our vision of a hotel and it's in a residential street. However, what a surprise we got when we went through the front door. The welcome was great, friendly and helpful. the room was a good size, and spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable. the food was so good that we ate in every night, a first for us. I could go on but I have to say that this hotels best asset is it's staff. They (everyone of them) were the epitome of efficiency and very friendly and attentive. Well done to all of you and thanks for such a lovely stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WaysideCheerHotel, Owner at Wayside Cheer Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thanks for you positive review, we are all glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we are also glad your first choice was full as it gave us the chance to make your stay comfortable,

There are many great places to eat in Guernsey but I am glad our extensive menu meant you were happy to dine just with us.

Hope to see you again

Ken
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Newbury united Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Returning for a stay we were welcomed like old friends nothing was to much trouble the staff even remembered some of our likes and dislikes. It was like retuning home this visit we stayed in one off the chalets very spacious and comfortable a real good nights sleep. We shall certainly be returning again hopefully in May next year can't, wait

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WaysideCheerHotel, Owner at Wayside Cheer Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Seeing guests come back is always a pleasure as we know we must be doing OK, and usually things are better than they were the last time the guest was here as we are improoving all the time,

Look forward to seeing you again in May

Ken
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

My wife and I spent a very enjoyable week at the Wayside Cheer from 18th August.
The outside of the hotel gives a somewhat misleading impression of the hotel we felt. However, the rooms were very clean and functional and were fine for our purposes.
The big plus point for us was the friendliness of the staff who were all very helpful , even to the extent of arranging some flowers for my wife for our arrival.
We stayed half board and the food was very good with a good selection to choose from each day and it was well cooked and tasty when it arrived. It was, however, something of a challenge t the wasteline as the portions were very generous ! The breakfast was excellent too !
For us we would have prefered a firmer mattress as the one we had was a lot softer that the one we are used to but I suppose that everyone is different.
The hotel is ideally situated for those who like the west side of the island and the beach was a very short walk from the hotel.
Overall it was a very enjoyable stay and we will certainly look to return on our next visit to Guernsey.

June and Stephen Chamberlain

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WaysideCheerHotel, Owner at Wayside Cheer Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Another happy guest, that always pleases all the staff here as their hard work has been noticed, thank you for your kind comments
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

My Mum (who is 88) and I stayed at the Wayside from 22/8 until 29/8 except for Fri the 24th as my neice was getting married so we stayed that night in the 4 star hotel the reception was in. This hotel cost us 50 pounds more than the Wayside and to be honest we couldn't wait to get back to the Wayside on the Sat as the beds were by far more comfortable.
Donna put us in a chalet which was ideal for my Mum as it was very quiet and she was able to rest.
The food was great and the staff were wonderful.
All in all great value for money and we would certainly stay there again.
Thanks Ken Donna Carla Chef etc.
Ann and Nell

Room Tip: Chalets are great just beside pool and very quiet so you get a great nights sleep
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WaysideCheerHotel, Owner at Wayside Cheer Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
So Happy that you were deighted with our comfortable beds, and you enjoyed your visit with us,

Ken
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

My son and I spent 10 lovely days in the chalet part of the hotel, right next to the pool. The other guests were very polite and friendly to talk with. Our breakfast was always fresh and the lovely Donna and her staff accommodated him as if he was a part of their family. Dinner was just as good and as always so was Paul and David (bar staff) with serving him his pint of milk every evening and the restaurant manager was very kind and patient with our slow and relaxed choosing. The rooms were very clean and the bathroom was really fresh and white, no mould or nasty marks.The closet space was very ample. The beach eas just a hop, skip and jump away as were the buses. Everyone always had a smile on their faces. Keep up the good work!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WaysideCheerHotel, Owner at Wayside Cheer Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thanks You for your review, so glad you had a nice stay, hope to see you again sometime.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

As an 80th birthday present, I took my mother to Guernsey for a week and our local travel agent booked us into the Wayside Cheer.

We had a double room which was spacious and very clean. The room we had got all the afternoon sun and was gloriously bright in the evenings. The shower was very clean, good water pressure and the rooms were cleaned and towels replaced every day.

We did not use the bar in the evening, but it seemed very busy and friendly and the staff there were always courteous and helpful. A lot of the guests who were just booked for bed and breakfast seemed to eat in the bar where meals were available, as the food was very good.

We had half board and the standard of the food was brilliant!! The breakfasts were well cooked and huge, there was a wide choice. There was a three course meal provided every evening, with a choice of at least four dishes in each course. The food was great quality, really well cooked and the choice was very good and varied. There was at least one vegetarian choice on each course, which was brilliant. The staff in the dining room, run by Donna, were lovely; nothing was too much trouble for them. Our waitress, Cynthia, was so kind, so polite, so smiley and helpful and everyone made us feel very welcome. The food here really is brilliant and far exceeded my expectations.

The decor of the hotel bar itself looks a little dated, but it is an older building and has all necessary amenities. There is wi fi in the hotel, but this works best in the downstairs bar area as the granite in the building interferes with the signal in some areas. Wi fi in the room itself was a bit hit and miss as the signal wasn't strong enough, but there was a strong signal around the pool area in the garden.

The pool is very nice; very clean and available to use all day when the weather is warm enough.

The location of the hotel is ideal. The bus stop is literally across the road from the back of the building, and all buses that pass go into the town from there. There are a lot of buses to choose from and they seem to be every 10 minutes or so during the day. The beach is beautiful and again, just across the road behind the hotel. There are coves and beaches all along the coast, and from the Wayside Cheer it's possible to walk miles along the beaches and rocks to explore lots of them. A great base for surfers or kayakers as the next cove is a very popular spot for these activities. There is also a Nature Trail starting approximately 50 yards from the hotel, and even a pillar box within 5 minutes walk.

A lovely walk is along the beach path to Port Soif and a Guernsey Cream Tea at the very friendly Surfside Cafe just by the beach! :o)

Room Tip: Rooms at the back catch all the sunshine in the afternoon!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WaysideCheerHotel, Owner at Wayside Cheer Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
It was a pleasure having you stay with us and I am so pleased you had a good time and your mother had an 80th birthday to remember.

Thank you for your kind review, it's very much appreciated

Ken
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Address: Grandes Rocques, Castel GY5 7FX
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Location: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > Castel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Castel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the friendliest Guernsey Hotels. Upgraded to a 3 Star in July 1012, An ideal family hotel overlooking the beautiful sandy Grandes Rocques Bay. A large car park is available and buses stop nearby. The hotel has a heated Outdoor Swimming Pool(Mid June to Mid Sept, Weather Permitting)situated in the lovely gardens. Our Award Winning Meals are served daily in the Olde World lounge bar and the Restaurant. There is also a games room with a variety of bar games. Other amenities include a spacious TV lounge for residents only Free Wi-Fi in Most Areas, Entertainment is available at the weekends. ... more   less 
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