The island of Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands and is conveniently for holiday-makers travelling from either the UK or Mainland Europe as it lies between the French Coast and the South Coast of England. Other Channel Islands include Jersey (largest), Alderney (excellent for birdwatching) and the smaller islands of Sark and Herm, both of which are very peaceful and relaxing destinations and are car-free.
Travel to Guernsey, Channel Islands
Visiting yachtsmen and cruisers have plenty to explore in the waters surrounding the Channel Islands with Guernsey’s visitor marina in St. Peter Port having many modern facilities. Ferry services operated by Condor Ferries and Manche Iles Express connect the island to the French port of St. Malo and the UK ports of Weymouth, Poole and Portsmouth.
Guernsey’s modern airport also has excellent facilities and links the island to Zurich, Geneva and Dinard as well as to many UK destinations such as London, Manchester, Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, Birmingham and Southampton. The latter is just as short thirty minute flight away making day-trips to the islands simple and convenient.
Guest Houses in Guernsey, Channel Islands
Each guest house in Guernsey is awarded a grade by the local Tourist Board which range from basic one star accommodation through to very high standard four star establishments. All guesthouses will offer breakfast and many rooms are ensuite.
Pineway Guest House in St. Saviour’s, Guernsey
The four star Pineway Guest House is located in the tranquil, rural parish of St. Saviour’s close to the West Coast beaches and near the reservoir, offering plenty of scenic walks. Bed and breakfast or bed, breakfast and dinner is provided (vegetarian menu available) and all rooms have tea and coffee facilities with some rooms being ensuite. Guests are able to enjoy relaxing in the garden or TV lounge and prices range from £28 to £38 per night.
Hill Crest Cottage in St. Sampson’s, Guernsey
The charming 200 year old Hill Crest Cottage has stunning views across the island and of the main harbour and Castle Cornet. Hill Crest is twenty minutes walk away from the town centre and free bus travel and parking are also available. For those who enjoy shopping Hill Crest is ideally situated for reaching both of the island’s towns, St. Sampson’s and St. Peter Port.
Breakfast is served in the large conservatory with spectacular views across to Castle Cornet and there is also a garden and terrace offering plenty of space to relax. The two recently refurbished master suites are both ensuite, spacious and again offer fantastic views towards St. Peter Port. Help is also at hand to arrange trips to the idyllic, car-free islands of Sark and Herm.
As highlighted above, the Channel Island of Guernsey has much to offer visitors in terms of accommodation with a range of guest houses, hotels, camping and self-catering apartments to suit different budgets and requirements. Guest Houses, in particular, provide the opportunity to enjoy island life in a relaxed home from home environment.
Inexpensive Hotels in Guernsey, Channel Islands
Guernsey is an ideal choice of holiday destination for those travelling from both the UK and mainland Europe as it is conveniently situated between the French coast and the south coast of England. Other Channel Islands include the larger island of Jersey, bird-watching hot spot of Alderney and the stunning car-free islands of Sark and Herm.
Travel to Guernsey, Channel Islands
Guernsey is easily accessible by air or sea with car ferry routes provided by Condor Ferries and Manche Iles Express from the French port of St. Malo and the UK ports of Weymouth, Poole and Portsmouth. The visitor marina is St. Peter Port has excellent facilities for those keen on sailing or cruising.
Blue Islands and Aurigny connect Guernsey to European airports in Geneva, Zurich and Dinard with extra links operating in peak season. In addition, there are multiple routes between the island and UK airports including Southampton, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.
Hotels in Guernsey
Guernsey hotels are each graded using a star system by the local Tourist Board and there is something to meet all budgets, tastes and requirements. It is also well worth looking out for special packages or offers available throughout the year such as all inclusive weekend breaks. Many hotels also offer inexpensive deals in off-peak season, ideal for singles or couples without children.
Sunnycroft Hotel in St. Peter Port, Guernsey
For holiday-makers wishing to stay in the main town of St. Peter Port the two star Sunnycroft Hotel is ideally located above the town centre offering panoramic sea views across to the smaller islands of Herm and Sark. Recently refurbished, the hotel’s 14 rooms, some of which have private balconies, are ensuite with TV, WiFi access and tea/coffee making facilities.
L’Eree Bay Hotel in St. Peter’s, Guernsey
L’Eree Bay Hotel is located in the rural, tranquil parish of St. Peter’s overlooking the beautiful sandy L’Eree bay and has an outdoor swimming pool and secluded terrace to enjoy summer days. The majority of the rooms have sea view and all are ensuite with TV, DVD player, hairdryer and WiFi. In addition, the hotel retsaurant offers excellent value for money with seafood platters being a local speciality.
Pandora Hotel in St. Peter Port, Guernsey
The two star Pandora Hotel offers comfortable rooms with sea or town views, the Sunflower Restaurant as well as relaxing terraced gardens. Children are welcome with family rooms available and the town centre is a short walk away. The Victor Hugo Museum, a very popular visitor attraction is also just down the street.
Whether one enjoys rural, town or coastal locations the Channel Island of Guernsey and those in its Bailiwick including Alderney, Herm and Sark all have excellent standards of accommodation. In addition to the hotels mentioned, campsites are available on all the Channel Islands as well as self-catering holiday apartments.