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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2014

My wife and I booked The Magical Christmas package. The trouble was that on arrival it became clear that hardly anybody else had. However, Christmas day lunch was a joy and was well patronized, but for the rest of our 3 day stay we were almost on our own. The waiters did a splendid job and were very attentive. Considering...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Our second time in Guernsey this year, and yet again the OGH is proven to be a world-class hotel with the best local influences. It's run efficiently and professionally by Red Carnation, with a well-trained staff and everything you'd expect from a luxury boutique hotel. The two bars are the highlight: this is one of the places that Oliver Reed...

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London
Reviewed 15 December 2014

I have stayed at the OGH a number of times and it never disappoints. Room, service and quality of food. Excellent location for the court (which I needed to attend) and town. I want to come for pleasure.

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AChantrell, General Manager at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear David G, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The OGH, particularly the room and the quality of food, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, hopefully for a leisure visit. Kind regards Andrew Chantrell General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2014

This was our first visit to Guernsey and we were visiting a close friend of ours who has just moved to the area. Knowing my obsession with five star hotels she recommended we stay at Old Government House - well this really was my kind of hotel in every way. The hotel is very "old world" fabric covered walls, exceptionally...

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AChantrell, General Manager at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear HotelBloke, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and comprehensive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The OGH, particularly the bedroom and the breakfast buffet, and we shall pass your compliments onto the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to The OGH and room 111 in the near future....

Ireland
Reviewed 16 November 2014

The hotel is full of charm and the staff are very nice and professional. At £206 for a tiny single room I thought it was totally overpriced. Yes the room is very well presented, but there was hardly room to move - quote claustrophobic.

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AChantrell, General Manager at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear TBRJ, Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased that you found the staff nice and professional. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your room. As an historic building, the age and layout of The Old Government House means that no two rooms are the same and while many people find that this...

Marlborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2014

The rooms are a bit small, everything else is top drawer luxury, service is very attentive and personal. It is old world England at its best. Not ideal for children Breakfast was always excellent as was the cream tea.

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AChantrell, General Manager at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear JonandKaren2014, Thank you very much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and will pass your compliments onto the teams. We look forward to welcoming you back to The OGH in the near future. Kind regards Andrew Chantrell General Manager

Aldridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Very central AND car parking. But very rambling to find rooms. Some double rooms not too big. We complained and were given a larger one. Breakfast very good. Stay there again-it is a yes or no. Not the ambience I expected.

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AChantrell, General Manager at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear john c, Thank you for your kind words. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back to The OGH again on another occasion. Kind regards Andrew Chantrell General Manager

Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2014

This hotel has commanding views over St Peter Port and over to Herm and Sark, but only some of the bedrooms share that view. It is an old building which has been well maintained and is tastefully furnished. It has a warm and welcoming feeling like good hotels should in the autumn. It is a rambling place with a rabbit-warren...

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AChantrell, General Manager at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear pm46, Many thanks for your kind review. I am delighted that you found your bedroom comfortable, and enjoyed your breakfast. I shall pass your compliments onto the teams, particularly to housekeeping, the bar and the restaurant, and look forward to welcoming you back to The OGH in the near future. Kind regards Andrew Chantrell General Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Every aspect of this hotel is superb. We stayed in a classic room and even though the room was very small it did not detract from our stay. Linens and towels are luxurious. Even the in room slippers were in a class of their own!! The hotel is super quiet as all the walls of the hotel and bedrooms are...

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AChantrell, General Manager at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear minsagin, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, particularly the rooms and the breakfast. I shall pass your compliments onto the teams, particularly to restaurant and housekeeping, and we look forward to welcoming you back to The OGH in the near future. Kind regards Andrew Chantrell...

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2014

From start to finish we had the best service from friendly, efficient and caring staff, nothing a problem, excellent service, excellent quality of food and beverage, except for not having any of the two Tawny Ports on there drinks list. The only minor issue we had was the first room (Number 132) was noisy, you can hear the constant noise...

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AChantrell, General Manager at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Grahame N, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and that you found the staff friendly and efficient and it will be my pleasure to pass on your kind words to them. I am sorry to hear that you found your first room noisy but pleased that we were able...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the heart of Guernsey's capital, St Peter Port, commanding amazing views across the harbour and neighbouring islands. Sea facing rooms with balcony, gourmet dining, luxurious spa and heated outdoor pool make this hotel a destination in itself on this charming island escape. Celebrating 150 years of hospitality in 2008, the hotel offers unrivaled levels of service and a full range of leisure and corporate facilities to the discerning traveller. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Government House Hotel & Spa

Address: Ann's Place, St Peter Port, St Peter Port GY1 2NU
Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Guernsey > St Peter Port
Price Range: $256 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Old Government House Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Old Government Hotel
Hotel Old Government
The Old Government House Hotel & Spa Guernsey/St Peter Port, UK
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in St Peter Port
#1 Family Hotel in St Peter Port
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Peter Port
#4 Business Hotel in St Peter Port
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