9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Old fashioned not 4 star
"Bedrooms are old and out dated , no locks on the bathroom doors so no privacy especially when we did not have a shower curtain, no air conditioning beds uncomfortable .I would not stay at this hotel again or reconnect even the superior rooms are standard basic accommodation what you would find in any 4 or 5 star hotel , I would not rate this as a 4 star hotel, write to the management who said it was unfortunate would definitely not recommend if you have children as my children asked if this was a care home which says it all."
- Travel date: 23rd August 2016
I returned from an Easter weekend break ...
"I returned from an Easter weekend break in this hotel in Jersey in the early hours of this morning. This is a nice hotel. It has recently been redecorated and has a boutique feel to it. I would probably give this hotel an excellent rating except that the reception let it down. We were booked in for a deluxe room, on the web site these looked very nice and if we had got a deluxe room I am sure we would have been very happy. However, the hotel had decided to "upgrade" us to a Superior room, this sounds wonderful except the Superior room was right over a generator with a view of what looked like works (obviously a Superior room no one wanted - hence the upgrade). We immediately went down to reception and said we would not accept that room. They informed us that the hotel was full (it didn't appear to be full judging by the number of people at breakfast, dinner, bar etc) and there was only one other room available which was on the ground floor right on the car park (cars within inches of the window). This was a standard room. This was smaller than the deluxe we had booked and was also a room no one would really want even if they had booked a standard room. The room had a nice view of the bay but the curtains needed to be drawn all the time because people were inches from the window. We were not given a refund on the difference between the Deluxe and the standard. They seemed to be under the impression they had been doing us a favour by upgrading us in the first place and that we were somehow ungrateful for not accepting it. Another couple in the next superior room also refused it so it wasn't just us that didn't want generator noise. All that aside if we had been given the room we were booked for this would be a lovely hotel. It has spectacular views of the bay from the restaurant and bar. Parking is somewhat of a problem they have to juggle cars and you need to leave your keys with them to move it when necessary. The road up to the hotel is also somewhat hairy, a tiny lane with a sharp right angle blind bend, and steep incline. Prayers need to be said that nothing is coming the other way when ascending or descending. The Restaurant staff and most bar staff are extremely friendly, albeit the restaurant staff are a little overzealous in clearing you plates, not a leisurely meal but good."
- Travel date: 10th April 2007
Old fashioned - but in the best way .
"My wife and I had a winter break at the Somerville recently, and enjoyed cheap off season rates and a 3 nights for 2 offer. It is a lovely place with a superb location overlooking the bay . The restaurant has a panoramic view from its full glass wall and breakfasts are a memorable occasion as you admire the scenery - no matter what the weather ( and , yes it was cold and windy). Breakfasts were good - I can't speak for the other meals as we ate in the pubs down the road, and I would recommend the Tenby Arms for value for money. Service from all the staff was excellent . This is a pleasant , relaxed, clean, friendly place to stay. It has a traditional feel about it - there's no TV room, no computer access, , but that really does not matter. This place gets the basics right, and it would be my destination of choice for Jersey."
- Travel date: 6th March 2006
The Somerville, Lovely Hotel
"Just returned from a long weekend in Jersey - staying at The Somerville Hotel, St Aubin. It was really very good indeed. The setting is fabulous with stunning views, the grounds well-tended, the staff friendly and attentive, the food excellent, the rooms very well decorated and maintained - all in all excellent value for money and well worth a visit. Highly recommended!!"
- Travel date: 15th June 2005
"Our stay was spoiled by the noise from the room next door. We were offered alternative rooms but they were not as nice as the one allocated and we decided to stay put. Our other critisism was the evening meal we ate was very poor, it should never have left the kitchen. Lunches on the other hand were great. The staff make this hotel, they were fabulous. They were everything you could ask, informative, motivated, helpful and friendly."
- Travel date: 9th June 2005
Don't stay on a Saturday night
"Decided to go to The Somerville for a 40th birthday treat. The hotel location is stunning. The view from the large double bedroom was breathtaking and the bathroom was spacious. The staff were extremely attentive, the evening meal was excellent. However after about 10.30pm the disco started. It was directly under our room. The hotel staff had not informed us that we would be blasted out of our room by what appeared to be a disco for the over 60's. When I complained at midnight I was informed that the music would be turned off. It carried on to just before 1am. If you are looking for a relaxing stay with an early night, check to see if they are running a disco during your stay. The noise spoilt what would have been a perfect stay."
- Travel date: 29th March 2005
What a great place
"I took my 16 year old daughter for a weekend break to Jersey. As a travel agent I'm especially critical of hotels, service etc. All I can say about the Somerville is.....Amazing. For a 3* hotel the service is 5*, we had a sea view room and the view is truly magnificent. The view over the bay whilst we had breakfast was lovely. Our room was very comfortable, but it's the staff that make this hotel so good. We hired a car and saw most of the Island, we were blessed with some lovely weather for March, try the Blue Fish restaurant in St Aubin, a 10 minute walk from the hotel, it's really nice but book a table. Would definitely stay here again."
- Travel date: 27th March 2005
A piece of heaven
"Having been in the mainland UK for a few months, my wife and i needed a change...and so we decided on jersey. The choice of hotel was even more difficult, but the Somerville looked good and so we opted for that.... The Somerville was leaps ahead of what i expected.....It is one of the most pleasant hotels that i have been to (staff are friendly, roooms are spacious and clean, and it has the best view on the island)... The Hotel itself is situated in a prime spot....ST Aubins Bay (great restaurants and ambiance)... The bus stops to St Heier and the Airport are literally a five minute walk from the hotel... Overall this is a fantastic hotel and whenever i am back in Jersey again, i will not even think of going elsewhere..... Tip: get a room with a sea view...although the land view rooms are quite pleasant as well...."
- Travel date: 10th August 2004
Go There - You Won't Be Disappointed!
"My wife and I are frequent visitors to Jersey and have tried many hotels over the past 10 years but, for a 3 star rating, this is simply the best. So much so that we have now stayed here four times and every time it seems to get better. The staff are very friendly and extremely attentive, the rooms are comfortable (pillows tend to be a bit hard though!) well serviced and nicely appointed but, above all, very clean. Because the hotel is built on the side of a steep hill, inland facing rooms have little or no view so the sea view rooms are the easily the best and brightest but upgrades, even to one of their superior rooms, are not overly expensive. You would be mad not to go for the half board option. Breakfasts are generous but the evening meals are truly fabulous and I guarantee you wouldn't get anything like them for the equivalent price in a local restaurant. Even the bar prices very reasonable!! Overlooking the quaint harbour of St Aubin, the views from the beautifully furnished lounge and dining room right the way round the hills and sweeping bay to St Helier are stupendous. The hotel has lovely gardens and an excellent swimming pool, also with wonderful views from the deck. Well situated for walking both beaches and countryside, the hotel is really hard to fault. Oh yes - it even has a shuttle bus running into St Helier and to its sister hotels. Another nice touch is the "dine around" option. If you're booked on half board you can take the opportunity of having your evening meal at one of the 2 sister hotels if you wish. It really is a terrific hotel and well worth every penny we spend on a comfortable stay there. We love it and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the place to anybody."
- Travel date: 31st March 2004
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