4.6 out of 5

"Reminded me of Raffles in Singapore. The staff fall over themselves to help. An excellent pianist - PAUL - accompanies your evening meal with Gershwi ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of St. Peter Port awaits you at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery and Candie Gardens. Highlights at this boutique hotel include 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor swimming pool.

All 62 individually decorated rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and DVD players. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Additionally, 24-hour room service, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are available.

A day of pampering can include massages and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. The restaurant, The Brasserie, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own poolside bar or bar/lounge, you can enjoy a drink. Enjoy the health club, spa tub, sauna, and seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Meeting rooms and a business centre are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Each morning free cooked-to-order breakfast is offered between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 5-star St. Peter Port hotel include Guernsey Harbour and Hauteville House.

The Old Government House Hotel & Spa ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Old worldly comfort

Reminded me of Raffles in Singapore. The staff fall over themselves to help. An excellent pianist - PAUL - accompanies your evening meal with Gershwin and other similar music. There’s a Harry’s Bar to remind you of Venice. Whatever you need - the Concierge will arrange for you. A mystical, luxurious experience. Excellent.

Posted by , from Drury Lane, London on 5 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

early summer break

Chosen for its central location in the main town, the hotel proved ideal for events in the town, visiting other attractions in Guernsey, and boat trips to the other islands. We had a very comfortable and relaxing break.

Posted by on 21 Jul 2014

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5 out of 5

Brilliant superlative experience

only disappointment was the pool did not open until 0800hrs, delayed us exiting to enjoy the delights of St Peter Port which were many and for me the view from the room was not reflected in the cost of the room, industrial stack, flat roof of kitchen and car park. the staff were fantastic the rooms were spotless and the extra touches were amazing, turndown service, towels and water if you went for a run, sweets available all the time and a gift when leaving, amazing. the staff were the best part of this experience they could not do enough for you and always with a genuine smile.

Posted by on 14 Jul 2014

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5 out of 5

Fantastic family hotel right in the centre of town

The staff make this hotel. We had a wonderful stay. The atmosphere was relaxing. From the moment we entered the hotel the staff from the front desk all the way through to the maids and bar staff made our staff truly fantastic.

Posted by on 31 Jul 2013

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3 out of 5

Weekend break

Staff extremely good but hotel is back in the 80s! Décor very poor in fact windows were in a poor state of repair and pillows smelt stale! Would not return until they rejuvenate the interior, Moved on to La Fregate hotel in St Peter Port which, although 4 star, is excellent!!

Posted by on 24 Oct 2012

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4 out of 5

Wedding Anniversary

The hotel and its amenities were excellent and the breakfasts could not be surpassed. Additionally there were two excellent restaurants. The only disappointment was the size of the room. Our Queen room was a bit cramped, there was not enough room to fully open the wardrobe door, before it hit the bedside table.

Posted by on 3 Sep 2012

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5 out of 5

Weekend getaway

absolutely fabulous stay, surroundings beautifully furnished, lovely pool and gardens. staff very friendly and helpful.Bedroom very comfortable, luxury towels, dressing gowns, slippers and toiletries large ensuite with bath and shower. very family friendly our daughter and family staying elsewhere were allowed to come and visit us and use the hotel pool .The breakfast was full English or a delectable selection of continental Can't recommend this hotel highly enough, Good location in St.Peter Port, recommend using 7a bus to tour the island .

Posted by on 15 Aug 2012

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5 out of 5

40th birthday surprise romantic weekend

Fantastic hotel in every way- Location perfect in the center of St Peter Port for exploring and accessing restaurants etc Excellent service from everyone Breakfast was wonderful- endless choices Room luxurious- beautiful bathroom Facilities top notch although we didn't use the Spa One very very minor issue- there was no way of plugging in the hairdryer and see into a mirror at the same time in our room. Would love to go back!

Posted by on 7 Aug 2012

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5 out of 5

Great stay

Enjoyed the stay very much. Friendly staff, great location, good food: just perfect! Will go back to this place.

Posted by on 26 Jun 2012

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5 out of 5

Séjour très agréable avec un personnel très à l écoute.

Chambre un peu trop petite par rapport au prix. Personnel très a l écoute , aux ptits soins , cela donne envie d y retourner.... Séjour très agréable....

Posted by on 21 Apr 2015

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About the The Old Government House Hotel & Spa

Location St Ann's Place, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 2NU

Property Features

The Old Government House Hotel & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business centre and meeting rooms are available. A seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a sauna are also featured at the luxury The Old Government House Hotel & Spa. Valet parking is free. This 5-star St. Peter Port hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 62 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 6 conference rooms
  • Built in 1858
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Fridge (on request)
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free valet parking


  • Airport: Guernsey (GCI) (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

The Old Government House Hotel & Spa offers 62 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Fridges, in-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Fridge available
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

The Brasserie – This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Governors – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna. Guests aged under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club, fitness facility or spa tub. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Spa tub in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: GBP350.00 per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.