We recently returned from a stay at Stocks and had a fabulous time. The family room (Burrons)was excellent, one of the best we have stayed in with excellent furnishings and plenty of room for a family of 4 (kids aged 8 & 9). The built in DVD in kids room was handy in the evening. We did have one little hiccup with the sound proofing and an early riser above! The next night however was much more restful, we appreciate the hotel is an old building.
One of the greatest assets of the hotel, apart from the Sark location of course, must be the staff. They were all attentive and friendly at all times, without exception, the service was great and they paid particular attention to the children which was much appreciated. The girls in the restaurant were charming and worked so hard. Same applies for housekeeping- the room was spotless and the towel animals and chocolates were a big hit with the children! All the extra little touches were well noted; the home baked biscuits, the turn down service, canapés before dinner amongst other things–the attention to detail was brilliant and all helped to make our stay very special.
Special thanks must go to Kathleen who answered all my many questions prior to arrival in a friendly, efficient and patient manner – nothing was too much trouble. We are much obliged for her time and trouble.
What can we say about Julie who took us for a wonderful carriage ride? She was fabulous to meet, genuine, friendly and full of chat and information. Quite a character! She went out of her way too to make the children feel welcome and took time to chat with them when they popped up to see Ronaldo (the horse!) after our ride, talking them through the tack room and the carriages. Both ladies are a credit to the hotel!
Food is wonderful but paying for half board for young children is probably not particularly good value unless they can comfortable eat 3 courses- ours couldn't! Better suited to older children. Breakfast too is a treat.
I would highly recommend Sark and Stocks Hotel for a magical and peaceful break away. We are back for lunch soon and I am already plotting another over night stay sometime over the summer- the kids are desperate to get into the pool!
- 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