Not knowing Guernsey but needing an hotel for a couple of days we finally decided on The Yacht because it was in the centre of things and it sounded good to be overlooking the harbour. We chose well and our greeting from the owners could not have been more friendly and helpful in every way! This has only been under new management for a couple of months and there is little to improve although they say they "have a list"!
We paid extra for a sea view room and it was worth the money although anyone who needs to sleep early in the evening might have a problem with the noise coming from the very lively bar below, but everything goes quiet at midnight so it really isnt a deal-breaker. The harbour front is a lively place and a great central one for catching the buses which run everywhere but always return to St Peter Port so if you want to get a feel for the island, the number 7 bus will take you on a circular tour for only £1 per person per trip!
Parking is also free as long as you display the timing wallet and adhere to the 2 hours or 10 hours stay. We were given a parking wallet by the hotel although we would have been happy to pay the £2.50.
Our room was adequate - dont expect spacious - with a very large double (super kingsize) - and almost everything was thought of to make one's stay comfortable. There is even a small ironing board and iron in the cupboard which was handy as well as everything to make a cup of tea or coffee in your room. More than enough wardrobe space and cupboards and loads of hangers (very important)! The shower in the bathroom was really good and there was a good cupboard above the washbasin for storing everything. The only problem at the moment is where to put the soap when it is wet since there is no dish and we had to put it on the (very cool) washbasin surround which over time would spoil the wood but the owners assure us that this and somewhere to place shampoo etc in the shower, is top of their to do list.
I would mention that the pillows are not the best since they are mostly foam but perhaps this is something which will change in time.
We had one meal in the restaurant which was very good and the chef only too happy to cook the fresh fish of the day in any way you wished as well as other choices on the carte. Not too expensive either considering the surrounds and the view across the harbour! Certainly a good contrast to many of the restaurants which tended to sell ordinary burgers, pizza and fish and chips!
Breakfast was included in our booking and this consisted of a small buffet of fresh fruit, cereals and croissants but would be supplemented by a full cooked breakfast freshly made on the spot for us as well as unlimited supplies of tea and coffee.
If you want to be in a buzzy place with lots of things to walk to and see and yet want a very good room and restaurant, this is for you and you can be sure of a warm welcome..
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- Also Known As:
- The Yacht Hotel St Peter Port
- The Yacht Inn Guernsey/St Peter Port, UK