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Old Government House Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The staff here are exceptional. Friendly, professional and very helpful and the hotel is beautifully furnished and the rooms very spacious and comfortable. I enjoyed my stay here, I will definitely be back :)

Very nice hotel convenient location, excellent staff, lovely breakfast, disappointing evening meal. Unable to understand why the staff recommend restaurants in town rather than their own restaurant.The Spa area badly needs refurbishing.

We returned to this restaurant as our last experience was so enjoyable and as our ferry had been cancelled we thought we would take advantage of our extra time in Guernsey! We had a wonderful last evening made extra special by the tasty food excellent wine and the impeccable service. We took advantage of the Tennerfest the quality of the food was perfect and cheaper than usual thank you for a fantastic evening!

We have previously been fortunate to stay at the OGH and have also had lunch at this lovely hotel on several occasions. We have always been impressed by the quality of the food and the attentive staff.Every visit is a real treat!

Perfectly situated in the hub of Guernsey, the hotel offers excellent service and comfort. 2 restaurants, bar and a cocktail bar! Easyily reached from airport, ferries. Loads of interesting places to visit.

My first stay at the venerable OGH did not disappoint. Outside London, the five star epithet can be a misnomer. But, happily, not in the case of the OGH. Its up there with the best hotels I’ve had the privilege to stay at (Claridges, The Langham, Cafe Royal et al) Nelly on reception was totally charming When we left I wanted to give her a big hug. She had such a lovely manner. In fact, this charming demeanour permitted itself right through the hotel from the tall, Restaurant Manager (who was totally ‘on it’, making sure all his diners were served in a timely fashion), the maintenance guy who came immediately to fix my light switch, to the valet parking guys. My room (301) was lovely. We (all three rooms we had as a group) did have minor trouble getting the aircon to do its thing. 21 was slightly too chilly whereas its a default, comfortable room temperature. Sky Sports etc on the TV, which is unusual. Food was superb. Full English breakfast was top class. The in-hotel Indian restaurant is fantastic (booking recommended) and with the £50 per room food & beverage credit we got for booking direct via their website meant it was virtually a free meal. Location is great; just a short stroll to the high street. Bit hilly coming back up but doable (and I’m notoriously lazy). The weather wasn’t conducive to using the outdoor swimming pool, but I’d love to come back in the summer months. So, if you are a luxury hotel nut like me or just fancy a splurge, hop on a plane to the OGH. You won’t be disappointed.

The premier hotel on Guernsey without a doubt. With excellent little touches throughout your stay (welcome drinks, personalised welcome & leaving cards, tour of the hotel). Oh and the chocolates/sweets! My wife and I went back to the OGH 26 years after our first visit - which was absolutely amazing. I promised to take her back and hoped not to be disappointed. I wasn't. The staff and service were excellent, they couldn't do enough for you. The food was absolutely scrumptious. The choice for breakfast was great, from fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrant, blueberries....), to salmon/kippers, to sweet potato rosti & butternut squash pancakes and the full English, all served with elegance and style. The hotel is located in St Peter Port, just up the hill a little way from the quayside. It is easy to get anywhere in the main town from. If you wanted a posh location to explore Guernsey from you simply couldn't do better.

I'm not sure when I last stayed at a true five star rated hotel, but as we'd only planned to stay one night in Guernsey, we splashed out. The buildings themselves seem to span a wide area, including three restaurants, a spa and gym, and lots of rooms of varying sizes and costs. Ours had a sort of indoor balcony, which overlooked the sea, a small but very plush bathroom and an excellent bed. Everything was luxurious, in the room and throughout the building, and we made the most of our time there, visiting the spa (two jacuzzis, sauna and steamroom) and the indian restaurant for lunch on the day we left. The staff parked my car for me in the hotels garage and were very helpful and friendly throughout. Breakfast was another luxurious affair, with all manner of fruit and juices, breads, cereals and a perfectly cooked breakfast with lots of other options available - my wife had crushed avocado and egg toast. Everything was fresh, full of flavour and top quality. Perfect for a special occasion - not cheap, but it was true five star luxury from start to finish. An excellent location just up the hill from the port, affording us our balcony view over the sea.

The hotel is a classic building. Perhaps it was actually a Government House once. It has marbled floors and pillars at the entrance, wooden panels and has a real period feel. The rooms are very pleasantly decorated in a period style, bathroom highly contemporary and immaculate. Mine had both bathtub and shower. Great that not only does it have tea and coffee in the room, it has ground coffee and a cafetiere to prepare it in. Top points for that - it is so rare to have more than instant. Full breakfast was pleasantly modest and well prepared, Delighted that it included traditional black pudding. Would have been nice, though if good quality wholemeal bread had also been provided. Breakfast tables, especially centrally by the window, have a fabulous view over the bay, Herm and Jethou.

Stayed at the Old Government House (OGH) in St Peter’s Port for four nights, having booked a corporate rate through work. Check in lasted all of one minute, just how I like it and I was shown to my room, room 324. Note there was no lift in my part of the building. The room had a very large bed with a sofa, chair and table, desk, wardrobe and ensuite bathroom. The style was a bit old fashioned for me but everything was good quality, apart from the bath having a shower curtain (not very premium these days - most other high end hotels seem to have glass visors). The shower curtain smelt slightly mouldy. Nice Clipper teas are provided with a tea pot. Good quality L’Occitane toiletries provided in the bathroom. The turn down service in the evening brings a biscuit / sweets etc Staff are good. I received a call soon after checking in asking if all was OK. Having booked the corporate rate, I received four drinks vouchers on check in, one for every night of my stay. Breakfast was on the whole good. There was a buffet of pastries, cheeses, meats, bread, cereals, yoghurts, fruits and juices. There is also a menu for items to be ordered from the kitchen. I tried the eggs royale (tasty but the hollandaise sauce was a bit watery), the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon (very tasty) and the full English (whilst nice, didn’t have beans so not a proper full English). Service is the restaurant for breakfast is rather formal. As OGH is part of Red Carnation Hotels, don’t forget to add your Virgin Flying Club number to your booking for currently 2,000 miles per night. Overall, a very good hotel but old fashioned. Service in the restaurant is a bit too formal for me.

St Ann's Place St. Peter Port Guernsey

Hotel highlights

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Old Government House Hotel is within a 15-minute stroll of Candie Gardens. This 62-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. Centrally located in St. Peter Port, the hotel is also a short walk from Guernsey Harbour and Hauteville House.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at The Brasserie, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 62 individually decorated rooms feature coffee makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Old Government House Hotel enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. You can take advantage of free valet parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1111 reviews