By: Condor Ferries on 13/07/2012
The Inn, St Helier
Perfect for: Boutique chic without breaking the bank. The only hotel on Jersey to boast a Gold Award from Visit Britain just three months after opening, The Inn was commended for its friendly atmosphere and vibrant, modern interiors. Its 36 rooms and suites offer boutique chic at competitive prices and are perfect for overnights after an evening at the popular bar and restaurant.
For ultimate romance: Book the split-level Penthouse Suite with king-size bed, Jacuzzi bath and iPod docking station so you can take your favourite music with you to bed.
Eating and drinking: The well-priced menu at The Inn’s buzzing restaurant features lots of local specialities as well as freshly caught fi sh. If you’re heading out early there’s a good bar menu too, and room service is available for cosy nights in.
Tel. 01534 722239.
Cardington House, St Brelade
Perfect for: Beach-side bliss. Sitting above the picturesque harbour of St Aubin and Belcroute Bay, Cardington House is a five-bedroom Victorian villa set in meticulously kept mature gardens, with a large heated swimming pool and hot tub. Private steps lead down to a secluded beach, and the hotel’s elevated position offers spectacular views over the sea. With just five suites Cardington House is an intimate and stylish hideaway, combining both contemporary and classical design with flair.
Eating and drinking: After dark the Marble Bar is just the place for a nightcap. Cardington House offers evening dining on request. Breakfast is a lavish affair and served in the Chandelier Room, complete with crystal chandelier and linen tablecloths.
For ultimate romance: Book The King Suite, one of two master suites, which has its own private terrace, from which you can take in spectacular sunsets over the sea, and a huge marble bathroom.
The hotel can also be booked for exclusive use.
Tel. 01534 748000.
Chateau La Chaire, Rozel Bay
Perfect for: Country house grandeur. Originally built in the 1800s as a gracious private home and nestled against the cliffs of the wooded valley of Rozel, Chateau La Chaire has just 14 bedrooms but all the style of a much bigger hotel. It’s full of character, with oak panelling and grand fi replaces; the spacious Rococo lounge is decorated with cherubs and intricate scrollwork said to have come from a chateau outside Paris. The chateau is set in over eight acres of grounds, with stunning gardens created in 1841 by Samuel Curtis, the famous botanist and a former director of Kew Gardens.
Eating and drinking: The oak-panelled restaurant offers formal dining from a menu that combines French influences with the very best of British. You can enjoy a more informal meal in the conservatory.
For ultimate romance: Book the ground floor suite with its galleried bedroom and double-Jacuzzi bathroom which overlooks the terrace with its tinkling fountain and the surrounding woodland.
Tel. 01534 863354.