The Old Government House Hotel

Star Travel Rating

5/5

Review type

Accommodation

Date of travel

April, 2017

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Travelled with

Husband

Reasons for trip

Personal / family celebration

There is even a glittering chandelier in the lift of this beautiful old mansion, previously the Governor’s residence, in the capital of Guernsey, St. Peter Port. You step into a world of luxurious, welcoming comfort and met as though you were long, lost friends of them all. Although the entrance is up a flight of steps disabled guests have the facility of an exterior lift to bring them up to the reception level without any problems.

There is a beautiful Spa area and an outside, secluded heated swimming pool for the use of hotel guests only.

This historic property has panoramic seaviews from many of the Kingsize, Queen and standard rooms and outstanding suites. Minutes from the quayside, all be it a comfortable downhill walk, those with limited mobility may well find it a struggle on the climb back up, especially without puffing! The rooms are serviced twice daily with little touches of complimentary sweeties or biscuits laid on the turned down bed each evening. A full range of L’Occitane toiletries can be found in the marble-clad bathrooms, together with monogrammed (as is all the linen) slippers and thick, snuggly, dressing-gowns.

The meals served in the main Bistro restaurant, to be honest, are not particularly impressive for the 5* establishment this is, but have since been, apparently, promised for an overhaul of the menu and reconsideration. The OGH is a member of the luxury “The Red Carnation Hotel Collection”, award-winning 4 & 5 star family run and owned hotels group. The driving force behind these has been the founder and president Bea Tollman. Her vision, passion and leadership has inspired her staff to create a unique warm and indulgent guest experience, unsurpassed in the hospitality industry.

The hotel’s emphasis is strongly and emphatically on the care and consideration of its guests – even if you were a nightmare guest you would, no doubt, still be treated with courtesy, tact and diplomacy. And to this end the front of house manager, Andi Raziya, is incomparable and leads her team with exemplary and a gentle manner that you fall in love with her. Nothing is too much trouble for this energetic, enthusiastic lady. Together with its guest director, Harry Seepaul, a fixture and fitting of the OGH for 43 years now, you will be in safe hands.

Val

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