This hotel is situated on the Butes headland with views over Braye Beach. We hadn't planned to stay here, but needed a room at short notice after being stranded by fog. The first impression was slightly disconcerting, as there was a 'for sale' notice in the window.
However, things looked up when we reached our room. It was quite small, but very comfortable. There was just room for two easy chairs and a desk.
I use the tea/coffee tray as a means of judging UK hotels, and this one passed with flying colours: sachets of hot chocolate as well as the teabags and instant coffee, and the all-important biscuits. There were also fluffy bathrobes. Free Wifi is available.
The bathroom had a good-sized tub with shower over.
We had dinner in the hotel restaurant. It was not quite of the same standard as the Braye Beach or Harbour Lights, but my steak and mushroom pie was very tasty. Breakfast was cooked to order.
The staff were vey friendly and helpful. All in all, I would very happily stay here again.
This hotel has two slightly unusual features. One was a 'laundry room' on the first floor, with a washing machine and dryer available for guests' use, provided they put a pound in the meter.
The other was the lounge on the top floor, which actually had the best view in the hotel, comfy sofas and a small library of paperbacks.
By far the best thing about this hotel is the quality of the food in its restaurant, which is excellent.
Although the building has recently been rebuilt (it reopened in 2009), our room was quite basic in some respects. It had private shower/bath, TV and hairdryer, but there were no chairs or table, just a one stool/suitcase rest.
Toiletries were provided, but the tea making facilities included only teabags and instant coffee (no biscuits).
Downstairs are a bar, restaurant and a separate guest lounge.
Breakfast is a choice of continental (croissants) or traditional cooked breakfast, cooked to order.
The hotel is within walking distance of the airport, if you are fit and don't have heavy luggage. It took us about half an hour to get there, without rushing. As an alternative, a taxi would cost about £6.
The unique feature of this hotel is the multi-level terrace at the rear, which has great views from the upper level.
The food in the bistro restaurant is excellent. During our stay we also ate at the 4* Braye Beach hotel, but although that was good, the Harbour Lights was better. I had roast quail salad, followed by grilled plaice with garlic butter and raspberry cheescake. My husband tried crab chowder followed by salmon, with sticky toffee pudding to follow. All of it was delicious.
Our stay in Alderney was made all the more wonderful by our charming hosts Ken and Marge who provided a very clean, private and well maintained private wing in Glenhurst, as well as a full English breakfast!
There is a private bathroom, a lounge, two bedrooms and a very comfy sitting area downstairs. One big plus for us was the adorable balcony which was the perfect place to enjoy a morning cuppa/evening wine.
The island is great for Golfing, walking, beaches and relaxing and Glenhurst was perfectly located and very reasonably priced to boot. I particularly enjoyed walking around the old forts and the coastal paths.
Both my girlfriend and I would heartily recommend this charming little B&B to people looking for a comfortable and great value place to use as a base for exploring Alderney.
The balcony looks out over a very pleasant garden - very tranquil.
The breakfast was fantastic!
After we were stuck in the fog and could not leave the island, we faced difficulties in finding the place to stay as almost all places were fully booked. The fog had kept people in the island for 2 days already. People in Alderney are extremely friendly. Finally we managed to get a booking to this nice place.
It was the bed and breakfast type of place. The couple who met us and who runs the place were very polite, warm and friendly and although being a bit sad as we could not leave the island according to our plan and the investigation of Guernsey was postponed, our stay in the place was very nice.
We had the room upstairs next to what was a nice small lounge with a balcony overlooking pretty garden.
At our arrival we were greeted by Lisa and Trevor, very nice people who run the house. Our room was beautiful and comfortable. Service was wonderful. People were very friendly. Breakfast was great. Overall we enjoyed our stay in Maison Bourgage.
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