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“Ideal Island Getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Havelet, St Peter Port GY1 1BA   |  
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Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in St Peter Port
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Ideal Island Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

My husband and i visited this Hotel for the first time on 15th September for a one week break.We felt the Hotel was exceptional value.The staff were very attentive,and our room was left very clean and tidy every day.The indoor swimming pool and spa were excellent,and again hygiene was above average.
The elevated position of the Hotel gave sunny views of the bay from the Grill Restaurant and Breakfast Room.
On our last night we ate in the Grill Room ,and had the most wonderful fillet steak.
The menu's in both restaurants and the bar were excellent, giving a varied choice.
The only slight negative we had is that there was no full time staff in the pool area,which could cause concern to less able swimmers,and those holidaying on their own.
T Day.

  • 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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BEST WESTERN D, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on Trip Advisor, I am very happy to read that you have enjoyed all of our facilities and have had a wonderful stay with us. I have passed your kind comments onto the staff and I look forward to welcoming you back to BEST WESTERN Hotel de Havelet in the near future.

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Gennaro Festivo
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I picked this hotel after reading the excellent reviews already given by other people who had stayed here. The hotel certainly lived up to expectations, and the staff throughout were welcoming and friendly. We ate almost every night in the Restaurant, and sampled some delicious meals. We went on the complimentary island tour and were very impressed with the commentary given by Sam the driver. Overall a lovely experience, and we will definitely be back.

  • 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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BEST WESTERN D, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us. I have passed your kind comments onto all the staff and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future to BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet.

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Gennaro Festivo
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Had a wonderful week in the middle of August - weather was a bit mixed but in all circumstances St Peter Port and Guernsey are charming, and Hotel De Havelet probably the best place to stay.
Location is good - 10 minute stroll out of town - easy going into town (downhill) but a bit more arduous coming back after a meal!
The various restaurants in Hotel are all brilliant! From the formal to less formal - all excellent food, well served, and good value - the staff are ALL very well trained and attentive and nothing is too much trouble. We got hooked on a glass of their Proscecco with Aperol (a pink liquer made from oranges,fruit and rhubarb of all things!) before a meal.
Breakfast really does have something for everyone - I had a different cooked breakfast each morning and still didn't get through every option!
We stayed in Room 27 - the one on the front with a balcony - yes it's a sea view but the trees are getting taller! Still wonderful views in any case. Big comfortable bed and well equipped bathroom - although the cupboard door squeeked a bit. Really peaceful location - shame we had unfortunate neighbours for the last 2 nights - they must have been hard of hearing as they had VERY loud voices and we could hear every word! But that's not the Hotel's fault - we didn't hear other or previous neighbours.
There are plenty of public rooms, and whilst there were odd places where you could see some redecoration would be needed soon, overall we felt it was in good repair.
Saw a comment about over-chlorinated pool - yes it hurt my eyes a bit too but were told it wasn't chlorine. Whatever, next time I'll remember my goggles as it's a great little pool, with sunbeds and towels provided and a good spot to read the paper!
Free wifi useful for us - may not be important to everyone.
So overall, well worth the extra for a superior room if budget allows, and the staff made it a relaxing holiday to remember. We will return

Room Tip: We found room 27 larger than others, nice balcony on the from of the house, good views over trees fa...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BEST WESTERN D, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear colb1,

Thank you for your recent review and for all of its kind comments about the service you received during your stay, they have been relayed on to our team and were very much appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you back to BEST WESTERN Hotel de Havelet in the near future.

Kind Regards

Gennaro Festivo
General Manager
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We have just returned from a 5 night break and cannot recommend the hotel and staff highly enough. Nothing was too much trouble - even supplying me with a phone charger as mine was in the suitcase that was left behind at Birmingham Airport! The service and food in the Wellington Boot was excellent, and the restaurant had wonderful views over the bay. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to friends.

Room Tip: We had a deluxe room (30) with its own 'proper' bathroom overlooking the courtyard - spaciou...
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  • 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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BEST WESTERN D, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you for your excellent review and for all of its kind comments, I am happy to read that you have enjoyed the service and food in the Wellington Boot. I have passed your kind comments onto all the staff and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet in the near future.

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Gennaro Festivo
General Manager
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This was our first visit to this Hotel and it lives up to it's brochure and advertising. Without exception the staff were welcoming, friendly and nothing was too much trouble, the food in all 3 areas - Bar, Grill Room and Restaurant - was superb and the choice extensive, it exceeded our expectations .
We stayed in a superior room which was clean,spacious, king size bed and a choice of pillow fillings, bath robes,and all the other things you expect to find including a wall mounted flat screen TV
The island of Guernsey is delightful,it isn't as commercialised as Jersey aolthough there are still plenty of very nice shops, coffee bars etc., it felt like going back in time with a lovely relaxed pace of life. Ther is plenty of history, golden beaches (uncrowded) and the other islands to visit as an option.
It was one of the best holidays we have had in recent years.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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BEST WESTERN D, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share them on tripadvisor. I am happy to read that you have enjoyed the food and facilities in our hotel, and more importantly that you have enjoyed your overall stay with us. I have passed on your kind comments to all the staff and we look forward to welcoming you back to BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet in the near future.
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Stoke on Trent
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

My Wife and I have recently enjoyed a 4 night break at the De Havelet, we visited Guernsey again after a number of years to do some walking, we managed to walk from St Peter Port to Pleinmont over 2 days and also Herm, fantastic scenery and brilliant weather.

We chose this Hotel for it's previous reviews and it's proximity to the cliff walks.

We can only reinforce what the earlier reviews say about this Hotel, the staff are a credit to the Hotel and nothing was to much trouble for them, they were very attentive and efficient at both Breakfast & Dinner (altough they did miss the Black Pudding and Hash Brown off my full english one morning), the Hotel itself is in a quiet location on the outskirts of St Peter Port and the Town can be reached in 10 minutes, (suggest using Coronet St as it's an easier walk).

But there were a couple of negatives for us: We know that the Hotel is an old building but parts of the Hotel are in need of redecoration, although clean the carpet, wallpaper and paint in both the public areas and our room 23 (Class B) have all seen better days, also we felt the size of our handbasin was too small (we have the same size in our cloakroom at home), so you could not wash without splashing water onto the floor, but we did sleep very well in a comfortable bed.

One point with regards to the swimming pool is that I felt that there was far too much Chlorine used as it stung my eyes, I swim as a rule 4 times a week at my gym without any problem.

We will go back to again, but next time in a Class A room and ask some questions before hand.

Room Tip: Ask for a Class A room.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BEST WESTERN D, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor about your stay at our property. I am happy that you did have an excellent break with us and have taken on board your comments. I shall pass on your kind comments onto all the staff and we look forward to welcoming you back to BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet in the near future.
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Nailsea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We returned to this beautiful hotel after an absence of eight years and found it to be even better this visit. We were holidaying with two special friends and we were all delighted with every aspect of our stay.
Our room was spectacular, being well appointed, clean, spacious, with a balcony overlooking the harbour.
Each evening we ate in one of the three delightful restaurants within the the hotel and were treated to excellent food and wine, which was served by very friendly and competent staff.
On one day we went on a tour of the island in the hotel minibus and enjoyed the brilliant commentary provided by the bus driver Sam. This was a mixture of local history, local tales and much humour.
We cannot rate the overall experience of our stay too highly and thoroughly recommend this hotel to those of you who like to be welcomed, pampered, and looked after by staff who always go the extra mile.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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BEST WESTERN D, Manager at BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor on your recent return visit to our hotel. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed the food and the complimentary bus tour with Sam. I have passed your kind comments onto all the staff and we look forward to welcoming you back to BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet in the near future.
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Gennaro Festivo
General Manager
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Address: Havelet, St Peter Port GY1 1BA
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Location: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > St Peter Port
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in St Peter Port
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Peter Port
#3 Family Hotel in St Peter Port
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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