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Stocks Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sark
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 27, 2014

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!

Room Tip: Burrons is a fabulous family room in main hotel- spacious and beautifully furnished but beware it is...
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Jackie L
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

A fabulous Easter weekend. Hotel was lovely comfortable bed, excellent service friendly staff and exquisite food. The best massage I've had for a time. They catered for our dog too they thought of everything. Highly recommend dog friendly hotel.x

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Heather2014418
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We spent 4 nights at Stocks Hotel April 14-18. I am not sure what gave more pleasure, the beauty and peacefulness of Sark (no street lighting giving dark sky status), no cars etc., or the quality of the hotel itself. The room and bed was wonderfully comfortable, the food ought to have earned a Michelin star and nothing was too much trouble for the management or staff.

Room Tip: Discuss your requirements with the hotel, they will ensure you get what is important to you.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Samaritan444
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you are looking for somewhere special for a bit of peace and quiet then you need look no further than here. The setting of this modernised, comfortable, friendly hotel is simply superb.
The staff, all of them, were welcoming and helpful throughout our 4-night stay and nothing was too much trouble. Plenty of advice is on hand should you need it.
The food was excellent. Breakfast was a well laid out buffet with specials available to order - no having to make your own toast or join a queue for eggs and bacon. A drink before dinner in the Smugglers Bar is a must; the Chef's canapes were a treat. Dinner was delicious; try the soup or the crab cakes, and the scallops ... ... One minor comment is that we would have preferred quieter (or even no) music in the dining room.
The bedroom was spacious, clean and warm with a turn down service provided.

It was so refreshing to be given a key to the room and not a swipe card; not to hand over one's credit card on arrival; not to have to swerve round the domestic trolley in the corridor each morning - all irritants which lesser hotels might like to note.

This was our first stay at Stocks and surely not our last. It probably went in to our Top 5 Best Hotels. A real treat.Thank you.

Room Tip: There's no lift and our room had a shower but no bath - neither of which was a problem for us.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank dokelly19
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Forgot to add to our ratings etc. that the food, especially at dinner, was excellent ... creative, fresh, great attention to detail, and really quite exciting!

The location of Stocks is beautiful; set in a wooded valley, peaceful, green,, and yet the sun finds a way in!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Erica J
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is my second time at Stocks Hotel; the first was for our honeymoon almost 25 years ago. Some things have changed; but, in essentials, it is still the same perfect place it was when there were no televisions or telephones in the rooms. The management and staff, in my mind, are among the best in the world; the rooms are beautifully charming and welcomingly comfortable; and as for the food: words like "excellent" and "superb" only begin to describe it. There is only one other hotel, that I've stayed at, that equals Stocks Hotel (and that's more than 400 Km from Sark!)

It is a wonderful hotel for a quiet, romantic break; but it is equally popular for family holidays, with people returning there every year. How I wish I could do that!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank GerryMcI
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Quite simply... when can we come back? Such a wonderful peaceful place, where both my husband and i and our 2 small boys were made to feel welcome. The meal was exceptional and such a treat. Simply perfect.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank 8pandj
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Additional Information about Stocks Hotel

Address: Stocks Lane, Dixcart Valley, 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: $168 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Stocks Island Sark
Stocks Hotel Sark, Channel Islands

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