"We love going to Jersey: it's like turning back time for only a 45 minute flight from Gatwick. It's a perfect little island that feels like a holiday, but is so close to home. While it's peaceful and like a step back during the day, there's still plenty to do at night. The bars and restaurants everywhere are friendly and the food is divine. It really is a fantastic place to go if you're a foodie- many of the 5* resorts, such as Longueville, offer a fine-dining experience which is second to none. Equally, there are tons of smaller, family-run restaurants in St Helier which rival these more expensive experiences- we would recommend Aromas, Cafe Spice and Doran's Courtyard Bistro, all on Kensington Place (the road along the side of the Grand Jersey hotel).
Longueville itself was an incredible experience. All the staff were welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. Upon booking Longueville Manor through SecretEscapes, we were upgraded to a superior room; the suite was beautifully presented and decorated, spotlessly clean and the view over the gardens was spectacular. The bed was massive and comfortable, and we received a turn down service every evening. Our room featured an Ipod docking system, TV and a huge bowl of fruit- you could really feel at home but still surrounded by an atmosphere of luxury. The only thing lacking was tea and coffee making facilities!
Unlike other hotels we have stayed in before (the Grand Jersey and Radisson), Longueville was further out from St Helier town, meaning we needed a car to get about, explore the area and fit in as much as we could during our stay. This is the only downside to the stay- if this resort was nearer to town, it would be perfect. Nevertheless, it's a wonderfully peaceful break which boasts the highest-class experience we've ever had (in Jersey and beyond), and location cannot take away from this.
Onto the food; breakfast was amazing. You can choose between the continental breakfast and the Longueville breakfast (or have them both!); the buffet spread was full of anything you could ever wish for. We were particularly impressed by the fact everything was home-grown or home-made; even the honey came from bee hives kept in the grounds. The whole dining experience was overwhelming.
For bed and breakfast, a complimentary meal in the hotel's prestigious restaurant, car hire, and flight, it cost just under £250 per person through SecretEscapes- incredible value for 3 nights and 4 days! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Longueville to anyone, especially couples, as it is such a romantic break for quality time to be spent."
Have you ever been to Jersey? What did you think?