I would have given 5 out of 5 apart from a couple of little things. The hotel is on the main flight path so from 6.30am until about 9pm there is frequent aircraft noise directly overhead. However, you do tend to become accustomed to it very surprisingly!
The only other thing was that, having discussed rooms by telephone beforehand to ensure we did not get a room with extractor fans nearby etc., we unfortunately could hear the boiler firing up on the roof above us. Robert Steen the manager was very concerned and moved us to a room on the floor below and he could not have been more helpful.
The food at the hotel is excellent and not over expensive. I love the fact that breakfast is cooked to order - not one of these hotels that serves a buffet breakfast thank goodness.
The décor in the rooms is very tasteful and the housekeeping staff pay much attention to detail. Everything was really clean and pristine. All the staff are really professional, helpful and friendly.
The setting is wonderful sitting in a wooded valley looking down to the sea. The walk down to enjoy the beach and the café is well worth the up-hill slog back again! There is a great walk along the cliff path into St Peter Port that takes about 40 minutes, or you can easily walk into town via the road in 20 minutes.
If you don't want to hire a car Fermain is well placed for a great bus service that runs every 15 minutes (weekdays). The bus service on Guernsey is extremely good and the buses run on time.
Having toured the island we realised that Fermain was the best place we could have chosen for location. It is peaceful (apart from the planes) and it is so easy to get around. I think we may have felt a bit cut-off at some other hotel locations around the island.
You can also easily visit Herm or Sark for the day from St Peter Port which is well worth the effort.
The swimming pool is kept really warm, in fact I have never been in such a warm pool. It was more like a warm bath. The terraces are lovely to sit out on for drinks or food.
We had a lovely week. Thank you to everyone at Fermain Valley.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fermain Valley has 2 dining options both recently refurbished - the 2 AA Rosette Ocean Restaurant and the sophisticated Rock Garden Steak House and Cocktail bar. Both offer a relaxed atmosphere, sensational food at great value, with exceptional service. Ocean offers a decked area for al fresco dining with superb views out over Fermain Valley to sea and neighbouring Channel Islands. The hotel also offers quiet, cozy lounges to relax in after dinner, a private cinema for guest use, an indoor-heated swimming pool and sauna. There is wireless broadband access throughout the hotel. The Fermain Hotel is renowned for its warm and friendly welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Fermain Valley
- Fermain Valley Hotel Guernsey/St Peter Port, UK