We had originally booked with another hotel through 3 X Travel on an all-inclusive basis (Bed Breakfast, Dinner with wine and a free bar from 6pm – 11pm) but were told a short time before departure we would be staying at The Ambassadeur Hotel for our 10 night walking holiday. With hindsight we were very happy about the move!
Check-in was friendly and efficient. Our room was a family room (for 2 of us) large light and airy, but because it over looked the pool and there were other rooms across the quad we had to keep the net curtains drawn. At that point we discussed asking if a room with a sea view was available, but decided £5 pppn was not justifiable on a budget holiday! The room was clean and well serviced every day, but definitely not 3*. Not a problem as we just wanted somewhere to sleep and get changed, and the bed was very comfortable.
The bar and dining room were 3* and the staff everywhere were friendly and professional. The food was varied and the quality excellent, but it did cross my mind that vegetarians were not well catered for at dinner. All the food was piping hot and served on hot plates. The restaurant staff worked exceptionally hard but always managed to be cheerful, and patient with the many elderly guests. Many thanks to our waiter Eddie for looking after us so well. The house wine included in our deal was very acceptable and the range of drinks available at the bar was excellent.
The busy main road between the hotel and the beach was a downside. There were regular buses to St Helier or a walk of between 1 and 1 ½ miles depending on the route taken. It was not pleasant walking on the pavement, but if the tide was out the sands were a good option, and then there was the choice of a short cut through approximately 300 yards of busy noisy tunnel or over the hill by Fort Regent.
Our biggest disappointment was the Wi-Fi availability. We had bought a netbook to be able to check work emails, Skype our daughter in New Zealand and generally keep in touch and were kindly provided with the username and pin required, by reception. What we were not told is that the router needs to be reset before it can be accessed. Assuming the fault was either something I was or was not doing, or the netbook, I spent a long time trying to gain access to the internet. Once the router had been reset we had no problem for around 15 minutes and then the link was lost which meant asking for the router to be rebooted again, and again. This only worked in or close to reception, not ideal. Wi Fi should be fully available or not at all, and I would have been happy to pay for a continuous service.
Wi Fi apart we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Ambassadeur and would highly recommend it. We have great memories of good food and wine, and we enjoyed meeting and talking to some lovely fellow guests.
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- Also Known As:
- Ambassadeur St Clement
- Ambassadeur Hotel St Clement
- Ambassadeur Hotel Jersey
- Ambassadeur Jersey/St. Clement