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“Fabulous stay!”
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La Grande Mare
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Castel
Certificate of Excellence
Guernsey, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous stay!”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

We decided to treat ourselves to a over nights accomodation following a Wedding Reception at the hotel. Beautiful was the words we both said upon opening the door to our room. It was a real superb room and can't praise it enough. Excelent breckfast too.

Room Tip: Highly recommended!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
DGuernseydonkeys
Glad to hear that you both enjoyed your overnight stay with us.Hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

We had the most enjoyable meal for £12.50 for three courses. We all enjoyed it, and will definitely be returning, there were lots of choices on each course. It was a lovely social evening and would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear CarolB
Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us in the restaurant.Hope to see you again soon.
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2012

From arrival to departure my husband and I were well-treated by all staff who greated us with smiles. The facilities are very well maintained as is the golf course, although we are not golfers. We swam daily in the indoor pool and it was too cold for the outdoor pool. The jacuzzi, steam room and sauna were also welcoming. The quality of the restaurant meals and drinks was excellent and food arrived swiftly. We paid £12.95 or £17.95 each for a 3-course meal and although we ate elsewhere twice during our week's stay, we ate at La Grande Mare during the rest of the week. Wine was also a good price. The view over the sandy Vazon Beach was great and there are often lots of surfers on part of the beach. We walked miles and saw most of the sights of the island including a trip to Herm on the sunniest day of the (quite breezy) week. I could live there!......I hope we can stay again in a couple of years, perhaps in the Autumn to see different flowers, which grow in abundance on the Island.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view unless you love golf: ask to overlook the golf course.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Jackgotaway
Thank you for taking the time and effort to write such a positive report on you holiday experience at La Grande Mare.
You are absolutely right when you mention what a fab beach we have at Vazon,lots of sand,surf and fun !There is a fantastic surf school on hand and a fantastic new beach kiosk to visit.
Hope to see you back soon !
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Excellent all round. Staff = excellent, professional but friendly, always smiling, nothing too much trouble. Room = excellent, updated and modern, clean massive four poster bed. Bathroom,= new and clean, thick fluffy towels and gowns. Food= excellent. Breakfast everything you require and nothing too much trouble. Dinner - we did eat in The club as we had gone out and came back to late for the restaurant as it was fully booked (which says how good it was) as you need to book. However we were informed we could eat in The Club for bar meals. This is not the sort of bar meals that you usually get! They were well presented hot and deicious. So much that we ate there again the following night before leaving for the ferrry! We had come over for the Sand Ace - bikes racing on the Sand at Vazon Bay so this was ideally situated, however nowhere is far to get to! This hotel was so much more than we expected, I have looked at the photos and they dont do it justice. We will be back. Thank you to all the staff

Room Tip: We were in room not a suite but we overlooked the golf course and views of the sea. We had a four po...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Michellet
What a thoroughly great review.Sand racing on Vazon has been going on for the last 100 years or so and I was delighted you chose our Hotel to stay in to watch the Sand Ace championship.
Its very kind of you to recommend others to stay with us to based on your honest experience of our Hotel.
Thank you so much
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Christchurch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We live in France and see Guernsey a the mixture of Frecnh and English culture.

This hotel values its food and drink expereince and the staff are fantastic.I would rate it as a great little hotel in the world .We love to visit any chance we get.

If i could describe Guersney, its the Trueman Show.

Also the worlds best kept secret and I would love for it too continue so I can spend all my holidays there in peace.

Room Tip: You can choos between the hotel and selfcatering accomodation
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Lyn
Thank you for your kind words.We were delighted to have you stay with us and look forward to greeting you back again.
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Confolens, France
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

The lunch menu is certainly good value, three courses which good choices for under £15, but the food was a little bland, and starter portions small. The dinning area lacked atmosphere and was full of saga clients, or so it seemed.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Onestewart
Thank you for your review.
I was glad to hear how you enjoyed our value.The Hotel caters fo all ages but the design is predominantly modern and minimalist.
We are always looking to improve our standards so look forward to having you stay with us again
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2012

My long distance partner and I ( he Guernsey - Me UK) stayed 2 nights in this lovely Hotel, and I would reccomend it to anyone.
All the staff were pleasant and attentive - the food in the brasserie was excellent - rooms very large and comfortable, and the ambience in the public areas was perfect. I have booked another 3 night stay, and we just might get a round of golf in this time.
The staff at Guernsey airport could do with taking smiling lessons from the staff at this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Simon V, Owner at La Grande Mare, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear macmrs
Thank you for your kind words.
We look forward to your next stay.
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Property: La Grande Mare
Address: Vazon Coast Road, Castel GY5 7LL
Location: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > Castel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Castel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Grande Mare 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Grande Mare Hotel, located on Guernsey's west coast, alongside the sweeping sands of Vazon Bay. The Hotel is set in over 120 acres of tranquil, private grounds with lakes, woodland and an 18 hole golf course and gardens. The courteous staff deliver impeccable service from the front of house and the presentation of your room to creating delicious pre-dinner cocktails, organising a memorable event or gym and golf instruction. The Hotel boasts excellent amenities including a fully equipped health suite, all weather tennis court, both indoor and outdoor bathing pools, a superb Restaurant and Brasserie and extensive business facilities, including WIFI connectivity and last but certainly not least a challenging 18 hole golf course. ... more   less 
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