A few weeks ago, I was invited on a weekend away to Jersey. It’s a place I’d never visited before, and if I’m honest didn’t know a huge amount about it, other than it’s one of the Channel islands… I love visiting new places, so there was only one answer! After a very short flight from Liverpool, (only an hour) we’d arrived in Jersey! If only all airports were as quick as that getting through, although I think this was mostly due to not needing a passport to visit! We were staying at The Savoy, a boutique 4 star hotel in Saint Helier, only a 15 minute drive from the airport.
The Savoy is only a stones throw away from the busy town centre of Saint Helier. Originally built in 1840 as a Victorian House, the now converted Hotel offers 56 different rooms, catering for most needs.
As soon as you walk through the entrance of the Hotel, your greeted by plush decor and polished tiled flooring, it has a very luxurious feel to it. Check in was quick and easy and we were made to feel really welcome by the friendly reception staff.
The Savoy has a range of different rooms; twins, double, family, superior and the luxurious suites. I was staying in a double room which was quite spacious and comfortable. The decor and fittings were a little dated in comparison to the other areas of the Hotel.
The room was fitted with a relatively comfy king size bed, flat screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities and not forgetting packets of biscuits, perfect if you have a sweet tooth like me! I don’t know about you but when I travel my shirts always end up creased, so when I found an iron and ironing board in the wardrobe I was quite relieved.
The bathroom was a generous size and had modern fittings including the all important heated towel perfect for keeping the towels warm whilst you’re in the shower! Although, it’s not the most modern bathroom and fittings, everything was clean and worked properly. There’s even complimentary The White Company toiletries included.
There’s lots of things to keep you busy at the Savoy, a modern gym, outdoor swimming pool and terrace which looks perfect for a warm summer’s day! Roberto’s bar claims to stock the largest selection of Gin on the island, although they didn’t have my favourite Edinburgh rhubarb and ginger gin! If Gin isn’t quite your thing, they offer a wide range of classic and modern cocktails along with all your usual favourite tipples. There’s a wide selection of dishes served in Restaurant 1840 (named after when the building was built) from afternoon tea, Sunday lunch to a la carte tasting menu. Although we didn’t dine in the restaurant, we did enjoy a few drinks in Roberto’s bar, that has live music on weekends.
The breakfast at the Savoy is all self service. There’s an impressive selection of continental breakfast items including fruit juice, cereals, a selection of pastries and items for those with a sweet tooth! For the more traditionalists, they also offer a full cooked breakfast with either fried, scrambled or boiled egg, which are freshly made to order. How could you resist a cooked breakfast, I mean what better way to start the day, right?
There’s no mad rush to make sure you’re out of the room, with check out being at 10.30am. If you need to store you’re bags whilst you do a bit of exploring like we did, the staff are more than happy to safely store your bags in a locked room for you. The Savoy is a great choice for visiting Jersey on a budget. Watch this space for a post coming soon about things to do and see in Jersey.
Have you been to Jersey? Where about’s did you stay? Let me know in the comments below.