Mont du Boulevard, St Aubin, Jersey JE3 8AD
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An ideal location for travellers looking for a spot of peace and quiet, Somerville Hotel is superbly located in a tranquil location overlooking St Aubin’s harbour. With views stretching along the bay to St Helier and Elizabeth Castle, the hotel is in a perfect location for picturesque scenery. From the hotel, St Aubin’s Fort can be viewed, an imposing piece of history located on its own islet just off the mainland.
With its central location, the hotel offers easy access to shops, bars and restaurants as well as the local transport links. The hotel is also within walking distance of the beachfront making it an ideal place to stay for a Jersey beach holiday. St Aubin’s Bay is a haven for water sporting activity whilst its calm waters are ideal for swimming. From the beach, a causeway appears during low tide providing access to explore St Aubin’s Fort. Also from the beach, a promenade runs along the 5-mile stretch of St Aubin’s Bay. In the summer months, Le Petit Train runs a service along the entire length of the promenade between St Aubin and St Helier offering a scenic method of transportation into the capital.
Proudly standing out as an eminent part of Jersey’s southern coastline, Somerville Hotel adds to the charm of St Aubin and is nestled along an idyllic cobbled street. As one of St Aubin’s most iconic buildings, the property was built in the 19th century and was the private residence of St Brelade’s Constable. The property changed hands several times before it was transformed into a hotel in the late 1800’s. With an eventful past, the hotel has stood the test of time and has a prominent place in Jersey’s history. During World War II, it provided a base for German troops during their conquest of the island.
Following the war, Somerville Hotel was worse for wear and began a reconstruction into the Somerville Hotel of today. During the renovation, war memorabilia was found throughout the property including old cigarette packets and other items used by German soldiers. In 1985, the four-star hotel became part of Dolan Hotels, Jersey’s longest-established hotel group with beautiful hotels in both St Aubin’s Bay and St Brelade’s Bay. Renowned for providing luxury breaks, Somerville Hotel is no exception and Dolan Hotels ensures that guests enjoy a stay of exceptional accommodation and unrivalled service.
With a range of rooms to suit all tastes, the Somerville Hotel is perfect for both business and leisure visitors. Offering a collection of classic and superior rooms, the hotel offers a range of inland and sea views in its single, double and twin rooms. The perfect base for couples and solo travellers, Somerville Hotel is a great base for island exploration. The property offers two outstanding dining locations that are just as popular with locals as they are with guests. Indulge in fine dining, enjoy alfresco lunches, treat yourself to afternoon tea and sip on the most creative cocktails on the island.
Set within lush, tropical gardens, Somerville Hotel can easily be mistaken as a leading Mediterranean holiday destination with its surroundings of palm trees, yuccas and exotic flower beds plus its views of sparkling turquoise waters and golden sands. Boasting some of the best hotel views on the island, superior accommodation, mouthwatering dining and outstanding service, Somerville Hotel is one of Jersey’s leading hotels with an incredible reputation.
Check In: 15:00
Check Out: 11:00
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Somerville Hotel Restaurants
Dining at Somerville Hotel is an extraordinary experience with an exquisite selection of menus, fine dining opportunities and al fresco luncheons. A popular destination for locals to eat at, restaurants at Somerville Hotel are not only loved by guests but also enjoyed by Jersey’s residents. Somerville Hotel’s restaurants use only the finest and freshest local ingredients ensuring the quality of the dishes whilst the exquisite cuisine can be enjoyed with sensational scenery as both the restaurant and bar overlook the breathtaking St Aubin’s Bay. With an assortment of dining locations and menus that cater to a wide range of dietary requirements, Somerville Hotel offers some of the best restaurant facilities of Jersey hotels.
The brainchild of eccentric socialite J. W. Chapman, Tides Restaurant opened with the hotel in 1881 and is one of the longest-running restaurants on the island. Following in the footsteps of its founder, Tides Restaurant is just as unique and imaginative with an art deco interior design and a creative menu of delicious dishes.
Open 7 days a week for both lunch and dinner, the menu at Tides Restaurant is built on the simplicity of seasonal ingredients with a touch of inventive flair. Alongside classic dishes, you will also find a new delight gracing the menu at Tides Restaurant. Menu items include local ingredients, produce and seafood including Grouville Bay oysters and Jersey Gilt-head bream. Sticking with tradition, Tides Restaurant also serves Sunday Lunch every week. The restaurant also caters to any and all dietary requirements with dedicated menu items for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets.
Breakfast is also served daily at Tides Restaurant and is included in the nightly room rate. Served between the hours of 8am to 10am, there is no need for hotel guests to pre-book breakfast at Tides Restaurant.
Tides Restaurant is extremely popular and booked on a first-come first-served basis. Regularly frequented by island locals, guests of the hotel are advised to reserve a table well in advance to secure the booking. This prestigious restaurant is popular for a reason and is a must-dine when visiting the beautiful Channel Island of Jersey. Tides Restaurant is also available for private dinner parties with the option to enjoy exclusive lunch, dinner or afternoon tea experiences.
Voyager Curiosity Lounge Bar
For an alternative dining location at Somerville Hotel, Voyager Curiosity Lounge Bar is a more relaxed affair without compromising on sophistication. Open for bar meals and drinks 7 days a week, Voyager Curiosity Lounge Bar is the go-to place to enjoy your favourite tipple, an imaginative cocktail or a light bite. Inspired by J. W. Chapman, the founder of Somerville Hotel who oozed flamboyant energy, Voyager Curiosity Lounge Bar is an enchanting place to unwind. With elegant yet eccentric decor, the bar is cosy and welcoming whilst also being opulent and unique. From the lounge bar, guests can enjoy captivating sea views overlooking St Aubin’s Bay with the option to drink and dine al fresco on the terrace during the summer months.
The Curiosity Cocktail menu is the star attraction of Voyager Curiosity Lounge Bar with an exciting menu of classic cocktails and inventive concoctions. Influenced by the travels of Chapman himself, cocktails offer fun twists and flavours combinations from across the globe. Chapman was also fond of Champagne and with such close proximity to France, it would be rude for Voyager Curiosity Lounge Bar not to feature a dedicated menu of fizz. An extensive bubbles menu is available that can be enjoyed by the coupe, bottle or magnum, however you choose to indulge. Of course, the bar also features a classic range of wines, ales, spirits, liqueurs and soft drinks for those who prefer to remain on the edges of curiosity.
When it comes to dining at Voyager Curiosity Lounge Bar, the bar snack menu is simple and delicious with an assortment of cold sandwiches, hot ciabattas and other snacks. The bar also offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. The bar is also where you can enjoy Somerville Hotel’s renowned afternoon tea service. Served daily between the hours of 2:30pm-4:30pm, the bar serves up four different afternoon tea options. Choose from traditional afternoon tea, Champagne afternoon tea, children’s afternoon tea and Chapman’s Curiosi-tea inclusive of a creative cocktail. For all afternoon tea options, dietary requirements can be catered for if booked in advance. Indulge in an assortment of sandwiches, cakes and pastries alongside your choice of tea, coffee, champagne or a cocktail. The best afternoon tea in Jersey, Voyager Curiosity Lounge Bar is the go-to destination for a luxury dining experience.
Facilities, services and entertainment at Somerville Hotel is relaxed with everything you need to enjoy a low-key break in Jersey. The hotel provides a wide range of services, catering to every need guests may require during a stay. In terms of facilities and entertainment, Somerville Hotel has a laid-back approach and focuses on connection and relaxation rather than amusement.
Somerville Hotel’s grounds boast a heated outdoor swimming pool that gives you an incredible view of one of St Aubin’s Bay’s most stunning vistas. The pool is a great addition to the hotel and a perfect place for relaxation on a sun-filled day. Open between May and September, the pool is heated to 26°c and has a maximum depth of 2m. The pool is surrounded with loungers, the perfect spot to unwind between refreshing dips in the pool and to admire the beauty of Jersey’s southern coastline. In addition to the outdoor pool at Somerville Hotel, guests also have unrestricted access to the facilities including outdoor pool at Hotel Cristina, Somerville’s sister hotel in St Helier.
Following a recent extensive renovation of Somerville Hotel, the beautiful grounds also received an overhaul in which the garden got a major revamp. Somerville Hotel’s garden area is a stunning spot to soak up Jersey’s summer sun and take in the phenomenal coastal landscape. A luxurious spot to recharge on hotel grounds, the garden has a tropical design lined with palm trees and boasting flower beds of exotic floral arrangements. Somerville Hotel’s garden is a peaceful slice of heaven and the perfect place to watch the sun set over another day in Jersey.
Entertainment at Somerville Hotel is extremely laid-back. Board games and playing cards are available to hire from reception offering a more wholesome and connective entertainment experience than the live music and performance artists of traditional hotel entertainment. For those in search of more vibrant entertainment, particularly in the evenings, Somerville Hotel is within walking distance of bars and restaurants that feature nightly entertainment. The hotel is also a short drive or taxi journey from the exciting capital of St Helier.
Facilities at Somerville Hotel
Rooms at Somerville Hotel
Offering 59 guest rooms, Somerville Hotel is a perfect choice for couples with a mixture of room types accommodating up to two adults. Choose between classic or superior rooms as well as a selection offering sea views. For the ultimate guest experience at Somerville Hotel, the Superior Garden Sea View Room is the creme de la creme of accommodation with unrivalled views and a private terrace. Solo travellers are also well catered for with elegant and welcoming single rooms available. All room types were refurbished in April 2022 offering up to date decor and contemporary furnishing. All rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities and Elemis toiletries.
Facilities at Hotel Cristina
Guests of Somerville Hotel have unrestricted access to all facilities at sister hotel, Hotel Cristana. Hotel Cristina is located on the opposite side of St Aubin’s Bay and also features an outdoor swimming pool with a different perspective of Jersey’s southern coastline. Guests can enjoy dining at Indigos Grill or grab a drink at Indigos Lounge Bar.
Somerville Hotel features meeting and banquet facilities ideal for business needs. Private dining rooms are also available for companies in search of an exclusive dining space.
Dolan Hotels has a dedicated loyalty app where guests can earn 5 points per £1 spend across food, drinks and events. The app can be used across Dolan Hotels in Jersey including Somerville Hotel, Hotel Cristina and Golden Sands Hotel. App users can also receive exclusive rewards throughout the year including free room upgrades, free late checkout and special discounts. Silver and Gold loyalty tiers also receive discounts on food making Dolan Hotels a great option for frequent visitors to Jersey.
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