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Stocks Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sark
Certificate of Excellence
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Go every year!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

This hotel has been a perfect fit for our family. I have to admit that we have now become friends with the owners but that has come with having such lovely times there over the years. I'm guessing that most guests are regulars and most guests have built a relationship with the family over time. Over a decade I met only one family who didn't quite get it, the feeling the rest of us get that makes us long to go back. We also have friends that we know from meeting in the little snug bar at Stocks. Some have been visiting for three generations of family. Two years ago they decided it needed a serious upgrade; we were all a bit worried that it wouldn't be the lovely place that we depended on - the place that never changed. They did make a point of talking to regular visitors to find out what was needed. We were all very happy to see that they had added the new without spoiling the old. Food is very, very good - you cannot be disappointed with the choice, quality and imagination. Good wine cellar. The rooms are great too and the new bathrooms are worth mentioning (best shower ever award!) Staff are a big part of the hotel, very friendly and helpful. Stocks has a horse and carriage and driver for hire, we can recommend a trip with Julie. Also you must ask the hotel to book you onto George's boat for a morning or afternoon to see Sark properly.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2013

A group of 14 of us enjoyed a restorative and relaxing 2 night break between Christmas and New Year. We didn't think the boat would go in such rough seas but the skipper did a fantastic job and we were so glad we braved the hairy boat journey. From the moment we arrived at Stocks we were spoilt rotten and the wonderful staff could not do enough to make us comfortable. Everything was thought of ... a boot room to leave our muddy walking shoes, mulled wine and mince pies on arrival, beach towels for sea swimming, roaring fires and squishy sofas ... the list could go on. We enjoyed long wintry walks exploring beautiful, tranquil Sark but the kids also loved the independence they could have in this safe but wild environment. The food was delicious and plentiful - lots of local, fresh and homemade produce. The rooms were spacious, stylish and spotlessly clean. We would highly recommend Stocks at any time of year - a fabulous place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Paul d, General Manager at Stocks Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank-you for this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your festive break with extended family and friends at Stocks Hotel on the beautiful island of Sark.
Stocks provides the perfect venue for private house parties in luxurious but relaxed and informal surroundings at any time of the year.
Regular guests and friends tell us that Stocks offers an ideal "home from home" with great hospitality and friendly personal service.
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Stayed between Christmas and New Year as a large family party - 6 adults and 8 children (between ages of 10 and 17). Most wonderful time had by all! We were welcomed on our arrival with mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate - just what was needed after a very lively ferry crossing from Guernsey. From that point on we were all indulged by the great staff - very comfortable rooms and delicious food. Definitely will return to this lovely country house hotel.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Paul d, Manager at Stocks Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank-you for your kind comments. We're delighted that you enjoyed your extended family festive short break at Stocks Hotel in Sark. House parties are one of our specialities during the winter months. The island is the perfect destination for bracing cliff top walks followed by lashings of warming Sark Sloe Gin in front of huge roaring log fires.
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Channel Islands
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Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night after the Stocks New Year party. Fantastic atmosphere, great canapés and fizz, lovely company, all in all a super way to see in 2013 made better by staying over. Lovely comfortable room and great breakfast in the morning. Everyone is always helpful and makes sure guests have a good time. Thank you. Same again next year?

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Stocks for the second time this year and have booked next year for a third visit.
The staff are wonderful and friendly and the hotel has a feeling of a lovely country house, almost a country weekend party. The hotel has an air of calm and luxury comfort without being ostentatious and vulgar.
I understand that there are only a couple of hotels on the island out of the current six not owned by the Barclay Brothers and that Stocks is one of them. This must contribute to its individuality and charm. Long may it remain this way!
The rooms/suites are gorgeous with beautiful little individual touches in each one and to top the whole experience off the hotel is on the beautiful island of Sark.
We can't recommend this hotel highly enough and are looking forward to our next stay!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wickham Market, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Spent 3 days in this hotel, could not ask for anything better. All the staff from the manager down were very helpful and cheerful to make sure your staff is the best experience ever. Sark itself is like going back in time and I enjoyed the very slow pace of life.

Room Tip: We stayrd in of of the loft rooms which is not in the main hotel, very quiet and sunny.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jersey, null, Jersey
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2012

As I arrived into the hotel I could see immediately how well-kept and luxurious the foyer was giving me positive first impressions about my stay. The decor is comforting as warm and traditional colours provided a welcoming entrance, but not nearly as welcoming as the staff who greet you when you first arrive. My room was beautiful, and housekeeping staff excelled above my expectations. I travelled alone, but never felt it as all members of staff always gave aknowledgement to you even if I were just walking from my room to the restaurant. The meals there were first class being cooked and presented to perfection and brought to my table by pleasant waitresses delivering a high standard of silver service. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wishes for a pleasant and peaceful stay.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Stocks Hotel
Address: Stocks Lane, GY10 1SD
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Location: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Sark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Stocks Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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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