Hotel de France
Why We Love This Hotel
- A 4-star hotel in a stately building with award-winning restaurant & spa, & attractive gardens
- It's within easy walking/complimentary shuttle distance of the town centre & sites of interest
- Rooms come with free Wi-Fi, parking & breakfast; spa suites have private balconies
- 3 on-site restaurants, 2 swimming pools, a fitness centre/gym & a spa offering a range of treatments
Set in an elegant 19th-century building with an award-winning spa (Good Spa Guide 5-Bubble award) and restaurant (OpenTable Hotel Diner's Choice 2016), and attractive gardens, the upscale 4-star Hotel de France & Ayush Wellness Spa is a 15-minute walk from shops, restaurants and sightseeing in St Helier town centre. The hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle to/from the town, as well as plentiful on-site options for those who would prefer to relax.
The compact (it's only 9x5 miles) island of Jersey -- the largest of the Channel Islands -- has a wealth of historic and scenic sites, all within an easy walk or drive of the hotel. These include the Neolithic burial chambers at La Hougue Bie, a 35-minute walk/8-minute drive from the hotel; the 13th-century Mont Orgueil Castle, a 15-minute drive; the Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, an 18-minute walk; and the Durrell Wildlife Park, home to many endangered species, a 10-minute drive. It's a 6-minute drive/25-minute walk to St Clements Golf and Sports Centre, and the 18-hole Les Mielles Golf & Country Club is a 25-minute drive. Bicycles are also available for hire from the hotel.
The 126 modern rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi and breakfast, a flat-screen TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities. Suites offer extra sitting room and views over St Helier and the sea. The spa rooms feature private balconies overlooking the gardens. 24-hour room service is available.
In addition to the Orangery Restaurant where the hot and cold breakfast buffet is served, there's also a fine-dining Indian fusion restaurant, Saffrons, featuring an á la carte and tasting menu with vegetarian options, and an informal restaurant with a terrace overlooking the award-winning gardens for breakfast, lunch afternoon tea, smoothies and dinner. There's also a cosy bar/lounge with a fireplace and a TV, a café, several meeting rooms, a business centre and a barber/beauty salon. In addition, the hotel offers outdoor and heated indoor swimming pools, a sauna, a steam room/hammam, a health club/gym with a yoga studio, and a spa/wellness centre specialising in Ayurvedic treatments. On-site parking is free to hotel guests.