Seamlessly fusing unique character with modern comforts, family- and dog-friendly Duke of Richmond sits next to Cambridge Park, overlooking the capital of St Peter Port. Offering elegance aplenty, from the chequerboard tiled reception to Art Deco touches, the serene setting feels like a quiet seaside retreat, yet the historic property is just a short walk from the harbour town – one of Europe’s prettiest – where you'll find attractions like Napoleonic Castle Cornet and Victor Hugo House.
Rooms are all about comfort and design, with eye-catching fabrics, individual colour schemes and one-of-a-kind artwork; some have a balcony for making the most of the views. If you fancy pushing the boat out, book a suite boasting a private sun terrace, luxurious furnishings and custom-made fabrics.
In terms of food and drink, the highly regarded Leopard Bar & Restaurant is known for inventive cocktails and a creative dining menu. Watch the team at work in the open kitchen, and enjoy the freshest local seafood. For Afternoon Tea, head to the Zebra Lounge, conservatory, or enjoy al fresco on the terrace.
Additional amenities include a heated outdoor pool and access to their five-star sister hotel: The Old Government House & Spa. If you're keen to get out and about, the helpful staff are happy to make recommendations, including visiting Meller Farm, makers of award-winning Rocquette cider, getting out on the water for a chance to spot dolphins and puffins, and taking a trip to 13th-century Saumarez Manor. Fine sandy beaches are also a draw, such as L’Ancresse Bay and Grandes Rocques, a beautiful spot for watching the sun go down.