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Le Friquet, Castel, Guernsey
A charming three-star hotel with a garden bursting with floral colour and a sheltered outdoor swimming pool situated in the centre of the island midway between St Peter Port and Cobo Bay. Refurbished rooms with Hypnos beds are smart and comfortable and some have windows overlooking the lawns. The focal point of the restaurant is the live lobster tank, which hints at its specialities. The cuisine is excellent, including daily fresh fish, shellfish and seafood; the push-the-boat-out "lobster and grill' for two comes with a whole Guernsey lobster and a 19oz chateaubriand. In summer you can dine on the terrace outside. Eddie's Bar is open all day and serves local ales and ciders along with the usual tipples.
The Folk and Costume museum in Saumarez Park gives a fascinating insight into the island's past.
With its central island location, you're perfectly placed to visit the harbour town and capital, St Peter Port to the east, and the beaches of Cobo and Vazon Bay to the west.
By plane: flights from London Heathrow to Guernsey take around 1 hour 15 minutes. The hotel is a 10-minute taxi ride from the airport. skyscanner.net
By boat: ferries to St Peter Port run from Poole (3 hours) and Portsmouth (7 hours). Free parking available. condorferries.co.uk
Style & Character
The hotel suits garden and seafood lovers. We loved the tank of lobsters that forms the centrepiece of the restaurant.
Service & Facilities
The hotel can arrange car hire for just £27 per day all year round when booked with accommodation.
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The Conservatory Suite is on the ground floor and has its own conservatory leading out to the gardens. Bathrooms have heated towel rails for drying your swimsuit.
Standard Room, Superior Room, Garden View Room, Conservatory Suite, The Lodge
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, tea and coffee facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
You can order the ultimate surf and turf of a whole lobster and 19oz chateaubriand steak to share. The popular seafood platter includes Guernsey lobster, Chancre crab, crevettes, Rocquaine Bay oysters, shell on prawns, peeled prawns and smoked salmon.
The Lobster & Grill: relaxed dining room and terrace. Seasonal produce, fresh lobster tank. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Mains from £15.
Eddie's Bar: cosy lounge and al fresco dining. Light bites and snacks. Open Mon-Sat, 12-5pm. Afternoon tea from £14.95.