Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The Club and Spa Hotel, Jersey Review


Hello south of France, is that you?

Well whilst geographically you are making your way over to our European neighbour, in fact this is part of Britain.

Welcome to Jersey.


A few weeks ago, I headed to the channel island for a little weekend break with my mum. It's great for a weekender as it's only an hour flight out of London and with the island being only 5 miles long and 9 miles wide, it's completely explorable in a short amount of time.

In my next post I'll show you around the island, but today I wanted to show you where to stay.

Located in the heart of the capital, The Club Hotel and Spa is a 5* hotel with plenty of amenities and home touches.

The Rooms

I stayed in their double deluxe, which is the hotels standard room, but it is a good size for a short break, as there is a desk, chair and a small sofa as well as a king size bed.

Each room comes with all the usual amenities you'd expect, such as laptop size safe, mini bar and kettle for those morning coffees.

I did find the decor to be a little dated for a 5* boutique hotel, such as those busy patterned thin carpets that are usually in premier inns as they are easier to clean. For a hotel that really pushes the boutique aspect, it would have been nice to see a little more flair in design.

I did however appreciate the Elemis products in the bathroom, which did give it a more luxurious touch.

The Spa

The Club Spa is a small private spa that is free to use for all hotel quests or day passes can be bought for outside guests. There is an indoor and outdoor pool, a thermal suite and five treatment rooms.

The pool inside is a salt water pool which aids relaxation and cleans the skin. Although mimicking the sea made it a little cold for my liking. Continuing this theme of salt, there is a salt cabin, herbal steam room and experience showers. I'm the biggest fan of steam rooms and could have stayed there all day.


There are also 4 treatment rooms, 3 singles and 1 twin for couples or friends. There is a range of treatments on offer, from facials and  massages to the more unusual mud treatments and Ayurveda.

I opted for a healthy glow facial as whilst I do just have pretty normal skin, it tends to lack lustre and glow so I'll go for any extra help I can get.

My 55 minute facial was really relaxing. The treatment rooms were clad in a lovely dark mahogany that gave it a relaxing enclosed feeling, and with soft wind chime music playing, it felt homely and peaceful. My therapist explained every step to me, but didn't intrude on the relaxing downtime either.

Afterwards my skin looks smooth and fresh, and I got to take away the eye patches she used as they could be used up to 3 more times if kept in the fridge.


There's also a small enclosed outside terrace which when the sun is out is nice quiet space at the back of the hotel to sit and relax in.

Food and drink

There is a few different options at The Club Hotel and Spa.

The main restaurant that everyone flocks to is called Bohemia which has won a Michelin star. I have a separate blog post all about this so stay tuned.

But there are a few other options too.

First, lets talk about the honesty bar. I love the idea of an honesty bar, and it makes it feel more homely and relaxed. The honesty bar is a cute little nook area, with hundreds of book and board games for guests to borrow over their stay. Then the bar area how soft drinks and alcohol which is one help yourself basis, and all your asked is to leave sign your name and drink on the form and it will be added to your bill. It's a wonderful idea as when you just want to curl up with a good book, you don't need to bug anyone for a drink.


My look

White midi skirt here - 50% off too!
White lobster t-shirt here
Glitter heels - old, similar here
Links of London bracelet here




Breakfast

Breakfast is downstairs in their casual dining room. 

As a guest the continental breakfast is included with a range of cold cuts, cereals and pastries on offer. Or there is the a la carte at an additional cost. The a la carte actually has some really nice options on it and would recommend. I opted for duck eggs and chorizo which was a really nice treat. 

Afternoon Tea

In the Bohemia bar they offer afternoon tea packages too from 2:30 until 5pm.

I liked how they brought out a selection of teas, and many unusual teas I had never heard of before.

The selection of sandwiches was the good old classics and the scones were fluffy and warm, and let me tell you, these weren't those small little ones you get either. They were quite the handful.

I have to tell you though about Black butter. It's actually not a butter but more of a... jam? The only way to describe it, is it tastes like Christmas. Fruits, and spices you get during the holiday season. It's really good and I really hope to see it become more mainstream.


The cake selection was beautiful. Delicate designs which were very impressive to behold. There was an opera cake, a strawberries and cream mousse and a lemon tartlet that was in the shape of a fan. 


We left feeling full and very happy after being very well looked after by the waiting staff.

My only little niggle was that I'd asked if I could have an early sitting as I had a flight to catch but they said they couldn't  do earlier than the 2:30pm which only leaves a small window to come and have afternoon tea. I realise its 'afternoon' tea but at a hotel I'm sure many people like myself have afternoon flights back to the main land, so it might be a good idea to open up the times a bit more. 

Final impressions

The Club Hotel and Spa is a lovely little hotel in a fantastic location for the town, the harbour and the airport. Bohemia restaurant is a fantastic asset to the hotel so make sure to check back soon for that review post. Whilst the decor is a little dated for a boutique 5* hotel, the staff are wonderful and the amenities are great. Whilst it's not a destination hotel, it's perfect as your base for a long weekend away on this amazing island.
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2 comments

  1. OH MY GOD !!! What a pretty Laura ♥♥♥
    no words my dear ♥♥

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  2. Sounds like a good base for a stay in Jersey. You have sold me on the black butter! Look forward to reading about the meal you had!

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