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“Nice traditional hotel, shame about the bathroom” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Les Douvres Hotel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in St Martins
Certificate of Excellence
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice traditional hotel, shame about the bathroom”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

This hotel is traditionally decorated, is interesting and has a nice atmosphere.

Our room was a good size, had everything we needed and again traditionally decorated (we liked it but if you want contemporary this isn't for you). Unfortunately we had a lot of problems with our shower in regards to getting a pleasant temperature (i.e. not freezing cold or boiling hot) and with the taps, which at times didn't want to turn off. Admittedly we didn't need to raise it to the staff, though at one point I feared a flood when I couldn't turn the tap off.

The staff were generally very helpful and pleasant, the breakfast is varied and what they lay out is plentiful, the cooked breakfast is quality over quantity.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brackley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

A pleasant hotel, lovely surroundings, with coastal walks nearby. Outdoor pool looked good although weather not warm enough to try it. Friendly staff and excellent service. Bed comfortable, food good and very well presented. House wines were good.

Improvement on one or two little things would lift the hotel from 'very good' to 'excellent'. It would have been nice to have at least one change of 'specials' menu during the length of our stay (5 nights), as we became a little bored with the same menu each night. The shower in our room was off the taps and the heat couldn't be regulated so we ended up having baths instead. Instructions on how to use the TV (what each remote control was for) would have been useful in the room information. Some redecoration would help brighten up the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank S H
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Budapest, Hungary
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Accompanied my husband on a work trip. The room was nothing special, although clean and comfortable, we were dogged by a plumbing problem the first night which was very frustrating and made sleep hard to come by.

Had one great evening meal in the restaurant (drinks very well priced, food delicious and nicely presented) and were happy with the breakfast selection which was both tasty and plentiful, with a cooked offering made to order.

Saints Bay is less than a 10 minute downhill walk and was the highlight of my stay here, there is the beautiful bay, a kiosk and clean toilets, loved it!

Room Tip: Some rooms are located via cramped little staircases, ours didnt have much of a view and we could he...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MelG777
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch with the whole family and had a great meal. Very cheerful service and very good atmosphere. The food was excellently presented for pub food and price and was good value.
It was a nice day so the garden table was particularly appropriate. The staff seem to work as a team rather than one server per table but this worked well for us.
The staff were very friendly and attentive. They were very happy to accommodate shared desserts.
There was a pool that was enjoyed by other guests but we did not use it. The setting was fantastic with shade if required under the trees.
The hotel is a bit out of the way but its well worth the trip to fine this hotel. The menu selection was good and we had no problems choosing any of the three courses in fact there was too much choice! The chips were outstanding and were appreciated by all of us.
There was plenty of parking which is also a bonus.



Stayed July 2013
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Thank Andy H
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Booked a table here for 3 during our stay on the island, when we arrived no table had been reserved as requested. The Hotel had some sort of German evening taking place on the front lawn which looked popular. We were given a table near the bar and our drink order taken. 25 minutes later our drinks had still not arrived so re-ordered and after 10 minutes these arrived. The staff seemed to be dashing around but were totally disorganised. When our meals arrived, the french fries were limp and cold, we had waited so long we thought we would just leave these, one of the party starting eating the burger and crunched into a small stone, totally off-putting and potentially very damaging, thankfully her teeth remained intact. We complained to the staff and showed them the stone and explained about the french fries. They were not very apologetic and di not seem overly bothered. Obviously, we were not charged for this meal. We were not the only people to be served cold food. Definitely would not recommend this as a dining establishment.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Angieel
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Halifax, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights in June 2013. The hotel is in a quiet area which we liked and the roads around it are narrow but we hired a car and managed fine. The area around is lovely with some beautiful cliff walks and great views. The hotel itself was good and we found all the staff to be friendly, polite and helpful. There was a good choice for breakfast with fresh fruit and yogurt available besides cereals, ham, cheese, croissants and toast etc. Not over generous with the portions of the cooked breakfast but quite sufficient especially given the other food available and it was all good and freshly cooked. We had a double room which was on the small side and with a view of a yard at the back which appeared to be where staff go for a cigarette break. The very small bathroom would benefit from having the bath removed and being replaced with a decent sized shower rather than a shower over the bath. However the room was kept spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable. Towels were changed every day which I enjoy when on holiday even though it may not be very green. We didn't have many meals in the hotel, other than breakfast, but those we had were good. Overall a very good experience and would consider staying there again.

Room Tip: Ask for room with view of pool and gardens if you like a nice outlook
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Catherine C
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Littlehampton
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Booked via Islands Holidays we found a interesting house with comfortable furnishings, not modern but classic, of good design, with little places for various people to sit and have different experiences. Food and breakfast I could not fault, in fact I liked the kind of dry cooked bacon, no oil or fat swilling around. The bedroom had plenty of storage, the beds glistening white linen invited you in! All the usual features of tea tray, tv if wanted. The staff were incredible, running around. Neat little pool in an area that was a sun trap all afternoon, plenty of space around to relax + unwind. I would imagine its a 3 star because there is no lift! We loved it, met new people, folk club visited etc. I could go on!!! See for yourself! You might see me there too as I'd definitely go again...

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Les Douvres Hotel
Address: La Motte Road, La Fosse, St Martins GY4 6ER
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Location: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > St Martins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in St Martins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Les Douvres Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Les Douvres Hotel, Guernsey is a former 18th century Manor House ideally situated in the quiet St Martins Parish, in the South East corner of the island, and referred to by many visitors as the most beautiful part of Guernsey. Les Douvres Hotel is set in its own Private Grounds and is an ideal position for exploring the magnificent Guernsey South Coast Bays and cliffs walks, with views extending as far as the nearby French Coast, with the Channel Islands of Herm, Jethou and Sark in the foreground.Saints Bay, with its tiny Fishing Harbour is close by and the main town and capital of St. Peter Port, Guernsey is within ten minutes drive by car (approximately 2.5. miles). An excellent bus service passes the Hotel at regular intervals. Children are most welcome and family rooms are available. Despite extensive building works and refurbishments the Hotel's"Olde Worlde" character has been carefully retained. We are now the first Hotel or Business in Guernsey to provide an electric charging port for cars. This facility is free for all hotel guests to use. ... more   less 
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