7 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Don't go if you're under 70!
"The Old Court House has possibly not been decorated since the 1970s - some areas have had an attempt at updating, but not in the best taste. Our room was reasonable size but in an annexe up two/three flights of stairs,and only lift to first floor. The decor was terrible, with a hole in the wall, damp above the wardrobe and carpet in the bathroom. The bed was comfortable but the pillows were the worst we have ever slept on! The rooms were clean and cleaned daily but the towels were cheap and nasty - actually you could say that was the hotel's catchphrase. The breakfast was served until 945am even at weekends, and there was a look of some disdain if one arrived after 930. It was a traditional breakfast (no buffet) and the fresh fruit on the menu was actually tinned with the addition of 2 pieces of apple! Another example of penny pinching - as was the very cheap and greasy sausage and bacon. We didn't have the evening meal - thank goodness- as there was a no denim rule unbelievably (not that the standard merited any dress code!) The average clientele were older - we felt quite out of the clique as a lot of them knew each other- in fact the whole place reminded us of a rest home. The evening entertainment was toe curling and the price of drinks in the bar extortionate. Considering the price we paid we did not feel we had value for money. Luckily the location is good and we managed to escape as much as possible!"
- Travel date: 23rd June 2009
"After a really stressfull start to 2009 Jose and I decided to have a weekend away from Guernsey in our sister Island Jersey. we booked at last minute into the Old Court House Hotel in Gorey. A friend advised us on the hotel to stay in but beware, there are 2 hotels in Jersey with similar names, one a noisy hotel, restaurant pub with little parking in St Aubin's bay and this one the Old Court House in Gorey Village, which proved to fulfill our needs perfectly. The Hotel is clean, tidy and efficiently run, we arrived on the first day of opening after the winter shut down, and found ample parking on site. The receptionist greeted us warmly, and our room with balcony was clean and warm. We ate in the restaurant which was quiet but the meal was beautifully cooked and very well presented, the restaurant manager Paul looked after us very well. We met the Managing Director Richard in the bar and had a chat with him, he has an interest in Classic and Vintage cars so we got on well. Breakfast was excellent. Franky this hotel ticked all the boxes for us, we wanted peace and quiet, somewhere just to chill out for the weekend. OK the building is perhaps a tad dated, the bathrooms could do with a facelift, but everything is there and spotlessly clean, the balcony large, the bedrooms a good size,"
- Travel date: 27th April 2009
Great Hotel, expensive bar!
"Overall, we had a wonderful stay here. Although only booked for a weekend, we felt immediately at home and the friendly helpful staff made us welcome. The balconied room was clean tidy and comfortable, the constant noise from the numerous budgerigars in the aviary below took a little getting used to. The breakfast was superb, no one could leave the table hungry and everything brought to the table by the courteous and experienced waiting staff was very well cooked and presented. We did not use the restaurant in the evening, although plenty of people did and the menus look varied and interesting. The only gripe was the exorbitant cost of some drinks from the hotel bar. Most traditional drinks such as beers and wines are slightly above pub prices and only to be expected. However, Â£9.68 for a double scotch and Â£5.50 for a Pimms! Worth the 100yd walk to the Welcome Inn up the road who also do great food."
- Travel date: 6th August 2008
Very Clean & Friendly
"We arrived early and asked to leave our bags until we checked in later, however the friendly receptionist made a call which established that our room was nearly ready so we waited a few minutes and were able to check in straightaway. The room was very clean and spacious. We made use of the pool briefly and, although absolutely freezing, it was also very clean Breakfast was really busy but seemed to be very efficient and the food was very good My only criticism was that the decor was a little on the dated side but I realise that this is true for a large number of the hotels on Jersey"
- Travel date: 29th July 2007
incredible service and food
"For the price, we expected a run of the mill, average hotel. We were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is run very efficiently with friendly and helpful staff throughout. The rooms were clean and a decent size, although its a bit of a maze. Working your way back to your room after a couple of shandys took some doing. What makes this hotel shine is the food. Our party had 2 babies and of course going out for the evening would have been a trauma so we had to rely on eating in the hotel each night using 2 far reaching baby monitors (which the staff very helpfully set up for us in the bar and restaurant area). To our delight, the menu was so fantastic (seared tuna, pepper crusted cod, beef medallions with cleansing sorbets inbetween each course) it was a joy eating there each evening. A special mention to Paul who seemed to run the restaurant each night who looked after us fanastically each day and evening and even located a lobster lunch for us elsewhere on the island. Top marks"
- Travel date: 16th July 2007
enjoyed stay at the Old Court House
"My niece and I stayed in a twin room with balcany at the old court house hotel. I was impressed. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had breakfast included and it was of a good quality, the choice was much better than average and staff were eager to please. The hotel was very clean and in good condition. The twin room was a bit on the small side although having said that we were offered a double room with a double balcony for the same price which was probably larger. The room was very clean as was the bathroom although the shower lacked pressure. The location was excellent. It was just a short walk to Gorey village and the beautiful long sandy beach was just across the road. We had cake at the Secret Garden (twice) just a couple of doors down which was delicious. There is no better on the island."
- Travel date: 16th May 2006
"The Old Court House Inn is a must to either stay or visit in Jersey. Set on the harbour at St Aubin it is charming. Wonderful food and fun and vibey pubs it is well worth the visit."
- Travel date: 20th November 2002
Old Court House Hotel is also called
- old court hotel
- hotel old court