For ultimate indulgence in luxury surrounds, book a room in this exceptional 5* Secret Hotel situated on the outskirts of Jersey’s capital town, St Helier. As the largest town of the Channel Islands, St Helier is home to many of Jersey’s most famous landmarks and historical points of interest. This exclusive hotel boasts spacious double en-suite rooms fitted with a flat screen LCD TV, climate control, complimentary luxury toiletries and a bathrobe. The onsite hotel facilities include a 24 hour concierge, night porter, secure parking and laundry service. Ideal for both business and leisure guests, the hotel offers a state of the art business centre equipped with numerous conference rooms and an executive lounge as well as a large health club and spa which includes a fitness centre, swimming pool and beauty salon amongst its facilities.
This luxurious hotel on the edge of St Helier enables its guests easy access to the island’s main landmarks whilst enjoying more picturesque country surrounds. St Helier is thought to originally be a Roman settlement and has since witnessed a turbulent history culminating in the Nazi German occupation of the town from 1940-5. Landmarks and monuments illustrating its troubled past can be witnessed across the town, especially in Liberation Square in front of the Pomme d’Or Hotel, just a short walk from the hotel. Now the town’s most significant focal point, the square features an iconic statute commemorating Jersey’s liberation from Nazi occupation.
In addition to historical monuments, St Helier also boasts the Central Market on Beresford Street. Established in 1882, the indoor market serves a wide selection of fruit, veg and artisan foods as well as a host of quaint cafes and eateries. Featuring ornate Victorian architecture and declared an official Site of Special Interest, the market is the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon.
Also a close journey on foot or by public transport is the iconic Jersey historical landmark of Elizabeth Castle in the St Aubin’s Bay. Built over 300 years ago as a military defence for the island, the castle today is open for visitors to scale the battlements, turrets and bunkers and also for tourists to get stunning panoramic views over the English Channel. When at the bay, sandy beaches are only a stone’s throw away and are the perfect place in which to spend the sunnier days on. Whether it’s for catching some rays, splashing in the surf, reading a book in the shade or trying out an adventurous water-sport, Jersey’s beaches are one of its major tourist draws.
As well as being Jersey’s capital, St Helier is also the island’s cultural hub. Tourists wishing to learn more about the island’s cultural heritage can pay a visit to the Jersey Museum or the Maritime Museum for informative exhibits on all aspects of life on the Channel Islands and its ties with the sea. The town also has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment with numerous late night clubs, traditional music venues and also the Jersey Opera House and Jersey Arts Centre.