We thought long and hard about where we wanted to spend our 40th wedding anniversary and finally decided on our favourite Channel Island, Guernsey.
Where do we start a review for this wonderful hotel?
Let’s start at the beginning, the day of arrival a Saturday. We had an early morning flight from Southampton and were at the hotel before 10.00. Asking if we could leave our bags we were told if we waited a few minutes we could check into our room. And 10 minutes later we were stood in our suite. What a great room, fresh fruit and flowers, chocolates, fudge, shortbread and some chilled wine! What a great start. After unpacking we sat in the lounge of the hotel enjoying coffee whilst the log fire cheerfully crackled and whistled. That night we ate at the hotel in the Copenhagen bar and grill (wonderful –see separate review) and reflected on what a great hotel we had chosen.
And from that start, each day brought more joy.
The Sunday was our wedding anniversary and on returning to our room later in the day we were greeted with a bottle of fizz and a hand written card congratulating us – a nice touch as we hadn’t told them about the anniversary, they must have seen our cards in the room.
The rest of this review is just a summary:
The room was excellent, good size, fully equipped (fridge, phone, great wifi). Great shower and bath, very comfortable bed. All-in-all excellent.
Breakfast, great view across to the harbour, Castle Cornet and Herm. Lots of choice, very pleasant and very friendly service and excellent food.
Hotel staff, one thing we noticed throughout our stay was how friendly and happy the staff of the hotel and restaurant were – they really came across as a great team.
The pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Excellent facilities. (personally I would have liked the sauna a bit hotter, however, that is a matter of choice).
Food, the food in the Copenhagen was first class – we ate there 5 nights out of the 7 nights stayed. Superb. And a recommendation – you must have their afternoon tea, it is fantastic!
Finally, our thanks to all the hotel staff for making our stay so pleasant and memorable, particularly Attila, Isabelle, Sophie, Andi and not forgetting the Chefs! And to Gennaro Festivo - the hotel reflects well on you!
BEST WESTERN D, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet, responded to this review
Thank you for your detailed feedback and perfect rating on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure to read your feedback and learn that you had superb stay with us, I am pleased that we managed to make your wedding anniversary celebration even more special. We truly appreciate all you kind compliments regarding our facilities and the service provided. I would like to thank you on behalf all members of our team.
Please feel free to contact us if there is anything that we could assist you with. We hope to have pleasure of welcoming you back to BEST WESTERN Hotel de Havelet, meanwhile we assure you of our personal attention at all times.