The Georgian House

Alderney, Guernsey, Channel Islands

A lively bar and restaurant with rooms in Alderney’s capital St Anne. Come to eat expertly prepared local produce, experience the island’s pub culture and perhaps hear a band or comedian perform before retiring to stylish rooms with down duvets and proper coffee.

Location

8 / 10

At the bottom of Victoria Street this is as good a spot as any to lay your head. Given that the island is only 3 miles by 1.5 miles nowhere is very far. A 15-minute stroll in one direction will take you to the harbour or Braye beach, in the other you will get to the airport in the same time. Opposite is the local cinema and arts centre and a few doors up in the tourist information office and the Wildlife Trust office, where you can book bat walks, blonde hedgehog hunts or trips out on the boat Sula to see the gannet colony, puffins and seals.

Style & character

8 / 10

Bright contemporary rustic décor in the bar and restaurant, wood floors, pine tables, sage coloured panelling and whitewashed walls. A wood-burning stove adds warmth and comfort on a winter’s day, a large bright orangery and walled garden provide a sociable space in the summer. Upstairs the breakfast room is a sophisticated space painted in Farrow and Ball 'breakfast room' green, with plaid chairs and distressed wood tables.  

Service & facilities

8 / 10

Friendly service from a young team who are happy to help organise your stay. If you want a barbecue on the beach or a picnic lunch, this can be provided on request. On a wet day you’ll find a stack of board games in the bar.

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi

Rooms

8 / 10

With just four rooms, this is an intimate set up. Each room is named after one of the island’s rocks (Coque Lihou, La Ronde, Ortac and Verte Tete). Two are small doubles while the other two can be either double (with superking) or twin. Characterful touches include an exposed granite wall in one room and sash windows. White Company bedding, fudge and postcards on the bed, Teapig teas and cafetiere coffee, bathrobes, hot water bottles and good quality toiletries add up to give the place the feel of a boutique hotel. The Roberts radio is tuned to the island’s radio station to immerse yourself in island life.

Food & drink

8 / 10

This is the social hub of the island and it is popular at all times of the day, at all times of the year. In the summer enjoy a barbecue and outside bar in the suntrap garden, in the winter come for Sunday roast by the wood-burning stove. The restaurant uses local produce where possible, including the island’s own pork and beef as well as fish and shellfish, and cooks them up into tasty wholesome plates of food. Try the Alderney fish soup to start, or the crab cakes with wild garlic mayo followed by the open wild mushroom lasagne or the duo of Rose Farm lamb with white wine beans and salsa verde. Breakfast features pats of yellow Alderney butter, homemade granola and a menu of bacon butties, salmon and eggs and kippers.

Value for money

10 / 10

Double rooms from £80 in low season; and from £95 in high. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.

Access for guests with disabilities?

Disabled access to the bar only.

Family-friendly?

Babies can be accommodated in cots, no family rooms. Families can be accommodated in their sister hotel The Victoria across the road.

Victoria Street, St Anne, GY9 3UF, Guernsey, Channel Islands.
01481 822471
Rooms from £ 75
per night
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