We stayed here for a week in late June 2012 and had a really wonderful break. I have stayed at the hotel many times before, but only on a one or two night business break, so decided to go back for a touch of luxury. We got it!! The room we had was on the front on the first floor with a lovely view across St Helier. There is a large building in front of the Hotel, which is a medical centre, but the roof has been planted as a wildlife reserve with lots of different coloured plants and grasses, so well done to whoever did that. Consequence for the hotel is although you can see this building in the close up view, you just look straight over it and include the roof garden in your view of St Helier. The room was large airy, clean and very comfortable, with a really comfortable bed. The bathroom had both shower and bath and we really could not fault the room at all. The walk down into St Helier is an easy one and really quite pleasant. You can walk out through the back of the car park to enjoy a short cut. The Spa and leisure facilities are probably about the best on offer. I've stayed in many hotels all over Europe over the last few years and this Spa is one of the best I've come across. As the weather was rainy most days, it helped a lot to make up for the lack of sunshine. The Car Parking was easy and we always got our favourite space. We didn't eat in the hotel as it was a bit pricey, but I've no doubt that the food would have been good had we decided to. There were two bars when we arrived, but after three nights of drinking in the 'Starlight' bar, we found that it was closed, which disappointed us no end. Apparently it had only been opened for a Corporate Event. We had enjoyed drinking there every night, and did not much like the alternative, which was more like a lounge bar anywhere, with leather chairs lined up in rows around small tables and much more expensive drinks. Hence, we went out to drink elsewhere from then on.
All in all, the Hotel de France was excellent value for money for our break, it was really very luxurious and we came back to London relaxed, refreshed and ready for our busy lifestyle again.
If you want a walk along a beautiful beach, go to St Ouen's. It's a surfing beach, immense and wild, and the surf shacks provide fabulous food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel de France is a 129 bedroomed four star Hotel conveniently located just outside of St.Helier on Jersey. Dining options include the informal brasserie style Garden View Restaurant overlooking award winning gardens or the fine dining 'Saffrons' Restaurant, where local produce is combined with healthy Indian spices. The 17,000sq ft Ayush Wellness Spa at the Hotel offers swimming pools, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms and an extensive fitness centre. Parking and Wi-Fi are free. A friendly but professional welcome is assured at the Hotel de France. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De France St Helier
- De France Hotel Jersey
- Hotel De France Jersey/St. Helier