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La Villette Hotel & Leisure Suite
“Peaceful hotel with a friendly atmosphere” - AA Inspector
ST MARTIN, GUERNSEY
Our Inspector's view
Set in spacious grounds, this peacefully located, family-run hotel has a friendly atmosphere. The well-equipped bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Free WiFi is provided throughout. Live music is a regular feature in the large bar, while the restaurant offers an ample choice of freshly prepared dishes. Residents have use of the excellent indoor leisure facilities, and there are also beauty treatments and a hairdressing salon. A range of meeting rooms is suitable for all occasions. Ample and secure parking facilities are provided free of charge.
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Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 35
- Family rooms: 3
- Bedrooms Ground: 14
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Gym available
- Lift available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 50
- Accessible bedrooms: 2
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £60.50
- Double room, minimum price: £104
- Open all year
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About the area
Guernsey is far from being a large island – it covers only 25 square miles (65 sq km). But it does have a long and complex history, which has left it independent in most matters from its immediate neighbours; the UK and France. Both French and English are spoken widely here, as is a local French dialect, Guernésiais.
The island itself is mild in winter and warm in summer, making it an attractive place to holiday. As you’d expect it also enjoys a good range of coastal features, including charming bays, family-friendly beaches (sandy and pebbled; 27 in all), walker-friendly cliff paths, and many opportunities for kayaking or surfing. There is an airport, but no railway, and buses are plentiful. Those with cars should be aware though, that the speed limit is 35mph. Saint Peter Port is the capital and covers about 10 per cent of the island. Victor Hugo lived in exile here from 1855 to 1870, and his house is one of the many attractions of the town. Another is Castle Cornet, an impressive defensive complex, parts of which date back 800 years.
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