We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Interesting history and fantastic tour!”
Review of Hauteville House

Hauteville House
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Author Victor Hugo's home while living in Guernsey during a 15-year self-imposed exile.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Visited whilst on holiday from England UK. After walking around for ages we eventually found the house which isn't very well signposted. When arrived we were told we would have to wait for nearly 2hours for a tour. luckily we were allowed to sit in the gardens whilst we waited and it was a nice day. When we finally got in for the tour we handed our belongings over, were told the rules and begun the tour. The tour is very interesting and it was amazing to be in the house of such an incredible man. Well worth the visit to say you have been although it was closing not long after we visited for a long-term renovation.

Thank Zoelia3961
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (576)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"les miserables"
in 30 reviews
"guided tour"
in 53 reviews
"french guide"
in 14 reviews
"book in advance"
in 16 reviews
"victor hugo"
in 25 reviews
"from france"
in 10 reviews
"interior design"
in 9 reviews
"young french"
in 8 reviews
"his life"
in 14 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 36 reviews
"fascinating glimpse"
in 5 reviews
"fascinating visit"
in 5 reviews
"excellent guide"
in 5 reviews
"step back in time"
in 5 reviews
"peter port"
in 12 reviews
"castle cornet"
in 5 reviews
"exile"
in 53 reviews
Filter

6 - 10 of 576 reviews

Reviewed 17 January 2018

Fascinating place. Victor Hugo lived here and the house is preserved in his honour. The tour guides are really interesting and as well as describing the house they really give a flavour of his life and times. The house is really interestingly decorated, by Hugo, and you get to explore a large part of the house, right up to the top deck with fabulous views out across the harbour.

Well worth a visit.

2  Thank MAR-AM-UK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The home is amazing and serves as a window into the mind of a literary master, a complicated, compassionate, awe-inspiring individual who was committed to the poor, the working class, to democracy - to France. Visiting his home was one of the highlights of my visit and I've never forgotten it.

3  Thank liz f
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Fascinating glimpse into the life of Victor Hugo, a man whose name is familiar to most but one has no idea of the true extent of his genius. This property, decorated according to his personal hightly eccentric taste is a real must. It really is unique. The French guide's knowlege was extensive and his obvious enthusiasm for his subject was infectious, although his English was strongly accented. The rooms are kept quite dark and there are stairs involved for access to upper floors.

2  Thank Clive S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A really fascinating home of Victor Hugo. The lovely guide brings it to life and you really feel the author might materialise at any moment in an historical hologram. In interior design terms it is amazing, with unusual decoration and textures everywhere you look. He was far ahead of his time. Good value and fine views.

Thank Therarebreedgoesfort
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Hauteville House also viewed

St Peter Port, Guernsey
 
St Peter Port, Guernsey
 

Been to Hauteville House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing