Upgrade to a deluxe room if available. Plus (all guests) half a bottle of champagne, home made shortbread and fresh fruit.
JERSEY'S SWISHEST HOTEL sits pretty in lush green countryside a few miles from the cliffs and coastal paths of this inviting island and just a short hop from the Normandy coast. Guarding its own private wooded valley, the handsome stone-built manor house – parts of which date back to the 13th century – is a luxurious haven of civility, with the added lure of first-rate award-winning cuisine.
The graciously restored interior glows with carved oak panelling, rich fabrics, warm colours and fine antiques. Sprawling bedrooms combine elegant good taste with every modern comfort, while well-drilled staff provide impeccable service. Outside, a heated pool invites guests to make the most of Jersey’s sunny climate, with poolside summer dining. Guests who would sooner keep their toes dry can feed the Mandarin ducks and black swans on the lake in the pretty grounds.
Splendid dinners are served in the Oak room, where home-grown produce and herbs grace menus combining the best of British and French cuisine.
Michelin starred cuisine
Chef Andrew Baird’s inspired cooking makes the most of Jersey’s rich waters, with oysters and fresh fish star-studding an exceptional menu. The Manor’s master sommelier will guide you through the extensive wine list.
Outside, check out the exotic animal life and watch the antics of the gorillas at the Durrell Wildlife zoo – a mini Madagascar where endangered species thrive. Then there’s Elizabeth Castle – reached by a causeway – and all that tax-free shopping.
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Longueville Manor was reviewed for Room for Romance by Amanda Kingston