We just spent a weekend in Sark for my birthday staying at Stocks Hotel and I can't sing the hotel's praises highly enough.
The hotel has undergone a complete refurbishment and the results are stunning. The attention to detail that has gone into the work that has been carried out on the hotel and its grounds is incredible. The hotel style is very much what I would call "boutique" these days and, whilst its not the cheapest place to stay, the value for money is outstanding.
We chose to stay in a "junior" suite, which was only a little bit more expensive than a regular room and were well rewarded with our choice. All of the rooms and suites are individually styled and the quality of the decoration and fittings in our suite was great. We had a spacious lounge with a very comfortable sofa, a single seater comfy chair, good sized TV, tea and coffee facilities. Sliding doors took you through to the bedroom and its enormous and incredibly comfortable bed, with immaculately clean and crisp bed linen. The bathroom was also incredibly clean and very spacious, with a good sized bath and strong shower.
The hotel has a very cozy bar which was great for pre-dinner dinks and served canapes. The "table d'hote" menu for dinner offered good choice (3 courses for £30), but you could go a la carte if you wanted. The bar and dining room staff were very attentive and the service was excellent. My only criticism (and it is a very minor one) would be that they might have left a little bit more time between courses. The food was excellent and very tasty.
The hotel's pool area is lovely and sits alongside a bar and bistro which is open during the day. The pool itself consists of a small pool at a higher level with a slide down into the main swimming area. There is also a good sized jacuzzi. The surrounding grounds were well attended and very peaceful.
The staff at the hotel were very polite and friendly and could not have been more helpful. Our last day was spoiled by unseasonably wet and windy weather on Sark and, as it looked like the afternoon boat we were due to return on was going to be cancelled because of the weather, they re-arranged all of our travel arrangements for us at reception at very short notice, helping to get us away on the mid-morning boat. Luggage is transferred to/from the hotel and the harbour by tractor and, both on arriving and departing, we found our luggage exactly where we were promised it would be.
Absolutely loved our stay and will be heading back again for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stocks is a family-owned luxury country house hotel set at the heart of the beautiful island of Sark. Totally refurbished during 2010 the hotel offers fine dining and discreet personal service. Stocks is the perfect escape from the stress of the 21st century. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stocks Island Sark
- Stocks Hotel Sark, Channel Islands