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“Good value very clean and good breakfast”
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Abbey Court Hotel
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in St Peter Port
Certificate of Excellence
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good value very clean and good breakfast”
Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights ove may bank holiday
Arrived on foot by ferry and hotel information says 'walk to centre' but it's up a very steep hill - glad eee decided to jump in a taxi which cost about £5
The hotel has off street parking if your area in a car and the local and cheap bus service starts from about 150yds down the road from the front of the hotel and gets you to the centre of st.peterr port in about 10 mins.
The hotel was very clean and the carpets and public areas looked like they had been recently decorated. Our room was fresh and clean with nice bed linen and towels and the bathroom was really nice and again looked new.
Although this is classes as a b&b it has really nice public loungers and even a bar area for a drink if you've been out all day checking it the island. There is even a large garden which had chairs and loungers if you were lucky to be there in hot weather. The breakfasts room was large and nice and the breakfast selection was vey nice with cereal, fruit, yoghurt and the usual full English. As our ferry didn't leave until late on the last day they allowed us to leave our bags in reception so we could go out. Overall we thought this was really good value and we were very impressed, would definitely recommend

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Positives:

Breakfast choice: either full English breakfast or Pancakes with honey and mushrooms or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. Also cakes, fruits, coffee and a variety of cereals are available. Breakfast choice still suitable for vegetarians, although for a vegan it would be limited to soya milk, cereals and fruits (better than most hotels for a similar price)

Cleanliness: Full marks to the cleaners of the hotel, the bathroom (shower, sink) and hallways are immaculate. Even the breakfast hall is very clean.

Price: During summer average price per hotel in Guernsey is £80 to £200, yet I paid £59 via booking.com. For the location (a fews mins from town) with parking, cleanliness, wifi, breakfast then the price is good value for money.

Wifi: Wifi included in the price, unlike many similar hotels which only offer free wifi on the ground floor near the reception.

Convenience: the hotel is 5 to 10mins away from St Peter Port town.

Small Library with interesting collection of books

Free fresh fruits available throughout the day.

Comfortable lounge with Sky TV

2 iMac desktops available downstairs for guest to use.

Comfortable leather sofas, with access to newspapers.

Alcohol bar. (I do not drink so cannot verify prices)

Garden chairs.

Out of the Hotels Control

No beautiful views of Guernsey due to location.
Tricky to navigate to the hotel if unfamiliar with Guernsey roads and filters.
Parking congestion - car park small and congestion likely if full house
Hotel few minutes away from a busy junction (filter) so could be tricky when walking at night especially for those that would have had a drink or two.

Things that could be improved:

I dont mind cats, but some guests perhaps could be sensitive to pets hence need to limit where the cat can go and roam around.

Signage - possible a sign by the filter or by the bus stop to direct guests to the hotel.

Possibly put the ironing/extra bedding in the cupboards on different floors rather than having to come down stairs to grab them.

Room Tip: Choose Abbey Court Hotel and not Grisnoir Guest House, there is a vast difference in quality,
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Woking, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

This hotel mainly caters for overnight stays for workers/business people. However we had opted for a superior room which was excellent with lots of good storage.
The hotel is clean and bright with an excellent breakfast room.
However, the staff at breakfast rarely smiled though their english seemed good enough. They also staffed the bar and again they were less than friendly.
The menu for hot dishes at breakfast was excellent but the fruit consisted simply of a fruit bowl of apples, oranges and bananas which was very disappointing.
We would probably stay there again but breakfast could defiinitely be improved

Room Tip: Go for a superior room - well worth the extra if you are staying several nights
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Channel Islands
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed at the Abbey Court for two nights. Great value, very comfortable and friendly, helpful staff. Good location with a 10 minute walk down hill to town. Lovely large lounge with free use of computers, super garden. Absolutely no complaints and will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Llangybi, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

My husband & I stayed one night en route to Sarke. We were greeted warmly on arrival & had a spacious twin room, with a nice thick carpet on the floor. Although the hotel is a little out of the port, up the hill, it is only a short walk to the town. One word of advice for new travellers to Guernsey. Although there were very full and adequate instructions in the hotel about the bus services, we arrived in the week when a new bus company had taken over, doubled the fares and changed the routes and bus numbers. This left us a little mystified. The hotel staff explained it to us the next day and complained about it. Check with the tourist office for the latest information.
Our room was comfortable, the feather duvets warm & comfortable and the hotel was happy to supply us with fresh milk for tea and coffee.
The breakfast was very good, with an excellent choice of menu. This is a two star hotel, which does not serve evening meal, but as there is so much choice in the town, not too far away, we did not find this a problem. Overall, excellent value and we would not hesitate to recommend this hotel, or to stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shenzhen, China
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2013

I picked this small hotel from the recommendations on TripAdvisor. I am at a loss to know why some previous guests rated this place as "excellent". I arrived on a freezing cold day to be told that heating in the room was only on from 5pm to 7 pm and, no, we don't do meals (except breakfast). The room is clean and the shower works and that's about it. Quite honestly it's impossible to give this place even an "average" rating.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Pretoria
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Spacious bedrooms.Clean linen and nice clean feeling. Easter was extremely cold and our bedroom (and bathroom) was warm and cozy.
Main bus route stop close. Bus service excellent and affordable(and fun) Spent lovely time at the Abbey!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Abbey Court Hotel
Address: Abbey Court Les Gravees, St Peter Port GY1 1RL
Location: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > St Peter Port
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in St Peter Port
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Abbey Court Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This very attractive top-value family owned and operated hotel, in a quieter area on the outskirts of town, is only 15 minutes walk down to the shopping centre. A former Regency period residence, adapted sympathetically, the Abbey Court provides a relaxed, friendly and informal base and is ideally placed for St Peter Port's many attractions and has the added benefit of being very well served the the Islands excellent bus service. ... more   less 
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