Looking for a hotel with a British home-from-home feel but all the benefits of being abroad? Try Jersey. Located just 14 miles from the French coast but with a strong British heritage, Jersey offers a continental climate with a touch of je ne sais quoi and a spark of eccentricity that is quintessentially British.
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The Hotel Pomme D’Or is located right in the centre of St Helier overlooking Liberation Square and the town’s popular marina and is perfectly located for exploring the sweeping sandy bays and rolling greenery that characterise the island.
The attractive building is a commanding presence in the square and yet it is not overly grand, ensuring that it retains a feeling of accessibility without compromising on quality. Rooms range from standard double or twin rooms to luxury suites located on the top floor to maximise on their views. The contemporary décor is both comfortable and pleasing on the eye and the high quality linens and quadruple glazed windows ensure you will enjoy a good night’s sleep whatever fun and revelry may be going on outside.
All rooms feature a 32-inch HD TV as standard along with over 60 UK and international satellite channels. Business travellers are well taken care of with a work desk, direct dial telephone and high-speed wireless broadband access. A trouser press, iron and ironing board are thoughtfully located in every room and there is ample clothes storage. Tea and coffee making facilities, an in-room safe and hot and cold air conditioning complete the standard offerings, while guests in deluxe rooms and suites enjoy even greater levels of luxury with benefits such as additional flat-screen televisions, minibar, complimentary bottled water, separate walk-in shower and luxury bathrobes.
With several meeting and banqueting rooms on offer, the Pomme D’Or makes the perfect location for a wedding or business conference as well as a suitable base for independent travellers.
The Pomme D’Or offers all the benefits of staying in a larger luxury hotel with full amenities without the hustle and bustle that goes with it. Guests are free to use all the amenities of its sister establishment, the Merton Hotel, just a short walk away. Here they can enjoy a heated indoor pool with water slides, fitness centre and spa.
Guests at the Pomme D’Or are not short of dining options to suit their mood, budget or taste. Breakfast is taken in the Harbour Room restaurant, which operates as a popular carvery at lunch and dinner and is a highly popular Sunday lunch destination for the island’s residents and visitors alike. And if you are here on a Friday night don’t miss the seafood buffet, a veritable carnival of crustaceans that is a feast for the eyes as well as the palette.
There is no perfect season for journeying to Jersey – the island offers a unique experience whenever you visit. Summer means warm, sunny days, ideal for lazing on the golden sands while winter brings afternoons, perfect for cycling the narrow paths that weave their way through the island’s manicured greenery and rugged hills.
Jersey is easily accessible by plane from many regional airports across the UK as well as by high-speed ferry from Weymouth, Poole and Portsmouth.