My wife and I stayed at Waves in July. We both normally live in Guernsey but due to an extended stay in Canada had rented our home out there so decided to look for a holiday apartment for our two week trip home. I found Waves on the internet and having the benefit of local knowledge decided that this would be a great location for out stay.
The property has recently been totally renovated from the shell of an ageing hotel and presents itself as a chic, modern group of apartments of varying size. We stayed in Brequou on the second floor.
Good points: Great location, wonderful views from our 4 (yes 4) albeit small balconies. Beach views from one side and country views from the other. All had french windows so the apartment was very light and airy. Very well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine dryer and full cooker plus micro and fridge freezer. Satellite TV and flat screen TV. Very comfortable beds and pillows. Free Wifi.
Not so good: Our apartment was billed as sleeping 6. The format has 2 double beds in the very large bedroom and 2 sofa beds in the small living dining room. Only one small shower room. Luckily there were only the two of us, had there been any more it would have been very cramped and using the shower room/loo which was in the main bedroom would have been embarrassing to say the least ! The 2 black sofas in the living room were uncomfortable and made the room seem very cramped. Only one small wardrobe in the bedroom. With a little less furniture this would have been a wonderful 2 plus kids sleeper.
We were however shown a 3 bedroom apartment on the first floor which had 3 ensuite bedrooms, a large open plan living/kitchen/diner and a huge terrace facing the beach. Much better but more expensive.
Overall the concept is great and Hardrian and Jo are gracious and friendly hosts but my suggestion would be dont cram too many people in !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waves Apart-Hotel is a blend of boutique hotel, self catering accommodation and serviced apartments. Waves is located at Vazon Bay on the West Coast of Guernsey, a popular surf beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Waves Apart-Hotel Guernsey/Castel