Jersey is a truly unique holiday destination which continues to attract impressive numbers of holidaymakers to its shores each year. Visitors flock to the Channel Islands to discover its world-class beaches, spectacular landscapes and vibrant towns. For such a small island, Jersey has an admirable worldwide reputation. The island is blessed with a huge variety of guesthouses, B&Bs and hotels, but it's the independent outfits which really stand out.
Many independent hotels in Jersey are run first-hand by the owners themselves. This means that the staff you deal with throughout your holiday have a very real interest in ensuring that the quality of your stay is exceptional from start to finish. From the warm welcome you receive when you walk through the door to the way your towels are folded when you get back to your room at night, the flawless service of independent hotels is something which will delight you for the duration of your holiday.
An Intimate Setting
Jersey is a relatively small island, famed for its tranquillity, so the last thing you'll want upon arrival is to find that your hotel is overrun with holidaymakers! The majority of Jersey's independent hotels are small, intimate settings, welcoming just a small number of guests at any one time, so you're guaranteed some peace and quiet.
The Undercliff Guesthouse is an excellent example. The accommodation is modest in size but outstanding in just about every other respect. The modern, architect designed building boasts its very own pool and an idyllic garden, all set just minutes from the peaceful Bouley Bay, on the island's north coast.
Make the Most of Local Knowledge
With independent hotels, you can expect staff members to know a great deal about the local area. While Jersey is a popular holiday destination with plenty of literature and ample guides to its name, there's no substitute for a local tip-off.
Staying in the island's main town of St Helier, this advice can be particularly handy for booking into restaurants. The affluent town is packed with exclusive places to eat, many of them serving exquisite local produce. A quick word in the ear from your friendly hosts will guarantee you can separate the wheat from the chaff.