As COVID-19 restrictions have eased throughout the UK, Jersey, the largest Channel Island continues to extend a special warm welcome to visitors. We decided to revisit and to experience the place for ourselves and how it is recovering from the challenges of the pandemic. 

For our visit we chose to stay in the beautiful in the island capital St Helier.

The Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa St Helier

The welcome – One of the most important factors to impress me when it comes to a hotel stay is the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff. From the moment we pulled up outside we were immediately greeted by the Guest Services Manager Andrew who sorted out our parking spot before grabbing our luggage and taking us through to the check-in.

At check-in the friendly staff quickly and efficiently dealt with the booking in procedures and within 10 minutes, we were handed our keys to our room. Andrew then took us on a tour of the hotel, giving us, all the information we would need during our stay, including the location of the in-house restaurant, where and when breakfast would be served, and how to access the outdoor veranda. Andrew then took us through to the spa and pool area explaining opening times and the treatments available. Tour completed he showed us to our room where our luggage awaited.

The Room: The double room itself was a delight, welcoming, spacious, and with stunning views, west over St Aubin’s Bay and Elizabeth Castle and with a balcony it was perfect for sitting out with a drink watching the sun set.

Inside, a super king-sized bed that was incredibly comfortable and luxurious with pillows that were exactly the sort you love to lay your head onto and drift off into a blissful sleep. There was plenty of wardrobe space, a dressing table/desk, and a cabinet containing a fridge and coffee machine. In front of the window was a table and a pair of luxurious chairs to relax in.

Attached was a gorgeous en-suite bathroom, with a roomy shower and loads of space for all of your bathroom gadgets. Plenty of luxury toiletries were also provided to pamper yourself  during your stay.

Now it’s always the personal details that make your stay special so when I spotted on the desk a slate with “welcome message written in white chocolate and three Jersey chocolates along with a card, hand-written by Hotel Manager Ross, wishing us ‘a very warm welcome and a wonderful and enjoyable stay on the Island”, such a lovely touch and so personal!

The managers and staff certainly ticked all the ‘Warm welcome boxes’

Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa Champagne Bar
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa Champagne Bar

Meals – Breakfast was the normal range of fruit juices, cereals, pastries and full English and a range of vegetarian options which was quite welcome, being a vegetarian myself, teas and coffee.

The restaurant provided a full al carte menu as well as light snacks all accompanied by first class wines, bears, and spirits for the fabulously stocked bar, as well as the hotels Champagne Bar

The Grand Jersey Hotel Spa pool
The Grand Jersey Hotel Spa pool

Hotel Spa – The pool area was lovely, warm and welcoming with subdued lighting for a relaxing experience. The gym was well fitted out and included a jacuzzi to ease those muscles after a workout.

The Spa also provided a full range of exclusive and elite treatments for face, skin, body scrubs, and beauty as well as a number of specialist treatments.

The Grand Jersey Hotel is perfect for a late stay vacation, a special occasion. The Hotel would also be perfect for an extra special wedding venue with its large function rooms stunning location and beautiful guest rooms, and most importantly their impeccable attention to detail.

Contact details Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa The Esplanade, St. Helier, JE2 3QA T: +44 (0) 1534 722301 or the Visit Jersey website

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