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“Great hotel for a short leisure stay”
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Royal Yacht Hotel
Ranked #1 of 31 Hotels in St. Helier
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I have now stayed at this hotel on two seperate occassions as part of a small group and cannot recommend it enough. The bar at the hotel has a real buzz about it throughout the day and evening but if like things a little quieter then the residents bar on the 1st floor is for you. There is a nightclub downstairs if you really want to party but don't worry about the noise if you don't - we never heard a thing once outside of it.
The Spa and Gym are ideal for a short stay.
The hotel is ideally situated if you want to use the restaurants and bars in central St Helier and a few minutes walk from the bus station if you want to explore the island.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

My family had a family wedding at the hotel, the staff couldn't have been more helpful, the rooms are well equipped, clean, and tidy, service was excellent.the noise from the club below couldn't be heard from our room and the views from it were terrific.
It was a shame that the pool was off limits to our children 3/5.
The location was great and we all had fine time, many thanks to the hotel and the staff for thier efforts .kevos and family

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank kevos
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

The hotel is average for business but decent for leisure. No iron in the room, bathroom is small and the room service is so incredibly slow it was unbelievable. The wifi was poor and finding an outlet in your room is a search for the holy grail.

However, the hotel sports three restaurants, 2 bars a decent nightclub and the very best gym I've seen in 3+ years of business travel. It has a full Spa and equipped gym with lots of equipment, space and full changing rooms.

Room Tip: Ask to stay in the New wing of the hotel - Rooms are more spacious and have better bathrooms.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights in March 2013, and were in a gold room on the 5th floor. The staff were really helpful and friendly throughout the hotel, but particularly at reception. The rooms are clean, well decorated, with an incomprehensible lighting system, and particularly very quiet. We had a sideways view of the harbour, but overlooking an inner courtyard. The facilities in the hotel are excellent with several bars and restaurants and a well-equipped spa. It is well-positioned for St Helier attractions and shops. Our only minor problems were with the safe and fridge not working properly and the lack of nearby parking. But we are really pleased with our hotel choice.

Room Tip: We were on 5th floor overlooking courtyard and was quiet.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

This was a Tues-Fri trip booked with Secret Escapes [who I also recommend]. It was close to the bus station -about 100 yd walk- and only £1.70 from the airport. The welcome we got was so friendly as if they were just waiting for us and nothing was too much trouble for anyone. The nearest i have got to this level of service was on a cruise ship.
We had a Gold room, 5th floor. Very spacious and spotless. Plenty of hangers and dressing gowns supplied. The bathroom was huge and we realised we were in a room for handicapped guests. Emergency bell calls and lots of grab rails but sadly the shower would be inaccessible to most as over the bath. Fine for us though and loys of toiletries left every day along with a twice daily change of the biggest fluffiest towels.
There was plenty of tea, coffee etc and also bottled water left.
Sirrocco restaurant had an excellent buffet breakfast with all you could want. Eggs were cooked to order rather than sitting under the hot lamps. Lovely fresh pastries. Dinner was just yummy. n extra surprise was an 'Amuse bouche' each evening of Jersey crab and smoked salmon. 3 courses were 27.50 but we had paid as part of our deal. Coffee was extra but did come with home made chocs and Turkish Delight. Service was slick and unhurried.
The pool was a nice size and water just right not too cold!!! Ladies changing room well stocked with lotions etc and hairdryers, towels.
The final icing on the cake was this. My husband had arranged flowers for me via reception as it was our anniversary and when we got in that night some romantic soul had sprinkled our bed with rose petals. Wasn't that kind? We will definitely be going back.

Room Tip: We had room 513, a side view of harbour and a Mary Poppins chimney top view the other way. It was lo...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We booked for one night only to celebrate a birthday and to experience the beautiful spa. Which although small has every amenity you could wish for. Round the pool, well equiped gym with flat screened TV, Bucket and tropical showers, sauna, Steam rooms, meditation rooms with fragrance and warm couch. A friendly staff for all massage and beauty treatments, who are pleased to welcome you and show you around. Gown and slippers supplied and all toiletries.
We had a Silver rated room small and compact, Hotel advertises it as ideal for one person or a couple on a short stay. It was on the side of the old building and looked over some private secluded balcony rooms. It was away from the bussle of St Helier night life so we had a peaceful nights sleep. The breakfast was served in the beautiful dining room between 07.30 and 11.00 over looking the harbour and Lberation square with is well laid park area. The breakfast was fresh and everything you could think of. Continental breakfast with fresh squeezed juice, A chef on hand to help you find the right freshly cooked combernation of breakfast. All served with a smile. The reception and waiting staff greeted us with a smile and a "Is there anything we can do attitude". They made our stay a day to remember. I hope we can come back soon.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Our Thurs-Sun break at The Royal Yacht was just what was needed. We stayed in the hotel and enjoyed all the hotel had to offer. From the luxurious platinum room, the scrumptious food that left you wanting more, best spa treatments I've ever experienced (not difficult to see why they won a well deserved accolade of Best Spa in The Channel Islands. The service and friendly staff were just outstanding.

Brilliant ... Lovely to experience time after time a clean pristine establishment .

Thoroughly recommended... Thank You

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2  Thank Karen B
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Address: Weighbridge, St. Helier JE2 3NF
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Location: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Jersey > St. Helier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in St. Helier
#1 Spa Hotel in St. Helier
#3 Business Hotel in St. Helier
#5 Romantic Hotel in St. Helier
#7 Family Hotel in St. Helier
Price Range: $123 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Yacht Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Yacht opened July 2007 and has since been regarded a 4-star grading by the AA. The Royal Yacht boasts a fantastic, location in the centre of St. Helier adjacent to Liberation Square. Modern and elegant, this hotel overlooks the harbour and is a stone's throw from the main shopping centre, with many restaurants and bars. En-suite rooms decorated in a warm, modern style, with air conditioning, flat screen televisions, telephone, hairdryers, tea & coffee facilities and more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Royal Yacht
Royal Yacht St Helier
Royal Yacht Hotel Jersey/St. Helier

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