Our Aurigny flight to Guernsey from Gatwick yesterday evening had to divert to Jersey as thick fog in Guernsey prevented our being able to land there. Aurigny crew sprang into action as it became clear that the weather was not going to improve, and with Jersey ground staff sorted out overnight accommodation for the 60+. passengers at the Hotel de France. Coaches were speedily dispatched to transfer us to the hotel; upon arrival we were checked in by pleasant, cheerful staff and informed that dinner was available for us all in the Orangery (courtesy Aurigny who also picked up the hotel tab). We were informed that the coaches would pick us up at 7.30am to return us to the airport, 60+ of us sat down and had a very tasty two course dinner served by efficient friendly staff. I was amazed that it was possible to cater for our number at such short notice. I tootled off to my room with a glass of wine in time to watch Match of the Day and got up in time to get the coach back to the airport. I really feel the hotel and its staff deserve congratulations and a big thankyou for dealing with this influx of stranded passengers at short notice with efficiency and charm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel de France is a 126 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