This is a gorgeous hotel, but could be so much better. Excellent reception area and good front of house staff. Rooms were a reasonable size, and very clean. They were however impersonal, for example no pictures on the walls. Bathroom small side, but adequate. The rooms had very basic hospitality tray and toiletries, not what we expect in a 4* hotel. (The four of us have travelled the world together.) Breakfast buffet was very good, apart from the butter shortage!! Every morning there was only two small butter pats on our table of four, and although the staff would bring more, it was grudgingly brought, as was extra tea/coffee. In fact we found all the restaurants to be somewhat parsimonious, and began to think Jersey still had rationing. The portions in Saffrons were particularly small, though food very good. Service very slow in all restaurants, and staff somewhat surly. We felt we were a bit of a nusiance. The buffet in the Orangery one evening was a disaster. We thought buffet meant self serve and eat what you want, but we got into trouble with the manager for eating too much, though we did take her to task over that issue. We were watched like hawks throughout the meal, and made to feel like naughty schoolchildren. Overall we had a lovely holiday, and enjoyed the hotel, especially the spa/pool area, but it could be so much better, with a few basic tweaks and a bit of staff training.
- 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