The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey is known to be one of the best hotels on the island. If that wasn’t enough to wow you it also has one of the best restaurants (if not the best) on the island. Bohemia is no ordinary restaurant, it is a Michelin starred restaurant. I have been lucky enough to eat in their restaurant several times and all I can say is that it is gastronomy wizardry; they deserve that star! Bohemia is a firm favourite so you can imagine my delight when the lovely people at The Club hotel invited me to come and stay overnight and dine in their restaurant. Wow! This was a much needed treat as I have been training hard for the Moonwalk marathon and I was really looking forward to some indulgent relaxation time. However, I was also slightly nervous; you know when you love something so much and you look forward to something so much that you ending up setting the bar impossibly high. I have done this a few times at hotels. I need not have worried about The Club Hotel and Spa. It not only met every expectation but it surpassed them too! I have found heaven on Jersey.
The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey – Review
What I love about the location of The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey is that it is perfectly placed for exploring the island. It is located in our capital, St Helier. This is ideal for tourists coming to stay on Jersey. It means that you can get around the island really easily. All of the island tours and buses run from the centre. The hotel is only a short stroll from the shops. We have a brilliant mix of small independent stores as well as some larger department stores. Be warned they are all beguiling and you may find yourself having to make some purchases but as there is no VAT on Jersey it would be silly not to indulge. As well as being close to the shops, it is a fantastic location for the bars and restaurants. You will be spoilt for choice when you stay at The Club.
The outside of The Club hotel is unassuming and gives no hint of the luxury that hides behind the doors. It really is like a secret club. On arriving at the hotel we were greeted by the loveliest man (his name has now escaped me, shame on me), who quickly put us at ease and gave us a tour of the hotel. We were led out onto the rooftop garden – even on a grey winter’s day this cool seating area made me want to take a seat and sip on a cocktail.
During the summer, especially at the weekend, this terrace area has a real buzz about it as it is filled with the coolest people sipping on their cocktails and champagne. That would have been me pre-children too (I can pretend!). I couldn’t think of anything more perfect than whiling away a couple of hours sat on the rooftop garden. There is also a gorgeous outdoor pool. I am going to have to return again and make the most of that pool in the summer.
We were then shown the Honesty Bar or, as the man who was showing us round called it, the emergency bar, which made me laugh. The idea being that if the hotel bar is shut you can help yourself to anything in the bar. I loved this idea. Next to the bar is also a well-stocked library and some chairs. It would be a lovely place to come back to after a long day exploring the island and take a seat and read a book.
As you explore the hotel you notice that there are lovely touches with art work on display and also some really quirky wallpaper. This really added to the luxury and very tasteful feel of the hotel. This is one chic hotel.
The living room
After we had a tour we decided to go and check out our room. I might have used the word WOW (again) when I walked in. We had a suite and it did not disappoint. It was our own little haven. The rooms have floor to ceiling windows and this adds to the light and bright feel of the room. The rooms are then decorated in a very neutral and understated style which shouts elegance. First of all we walked into the seating area, it was huge. It was a living-room with a large and comfortable corner sofa and a large wardrobe with plenty of hanging space.
There was also another seat with a small table and a desk, should you wish to work. No thanks, let me revel in the luxury! The room was also finished with high end products such as Bang and Olufsen. The hotel only has 46 rooms and I love that they haven’t felt the need to squeeze in more rooms. It means that staying at the hotel feels like a very special treat and you won’t be sharing your hotel with the masses.
Whilst Mr C checked out the TV (he informed me that it was very good) I carried on exploring the room. I was rather delighted to discover the biggest and most generous mini bar that I have ever seen in a hotel. It was stocked with everything you could possibly desire.
Through the living room was the bedroom, again a very generous space with what looked like a super king bed. I have to tell you that the bed had the softest bedsheets in the world. That bed was also the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. Normally, in a hotel I will wake up multiple times in the night due to the bed not being right or the room being too hot or noise from outside. Not here. I slept like a baby. That is very rare for me! In the bedroom is another TV, again much to Mr C’s delight. When it comes to Mr C and TVs there are never too many. There was also a dressing table and really good mirror. The slight niggle here is that I would have expected the hairdryer to be kept in the dressing table. It took me a while to locate it and I eventually found it in the wardrobe after ringing reception. However, that was a very minor niggle.
The bathroom was MASSIVE. You could have fitted the whole of the Jersey rugby team in there. It was a marvellous marble bathroom with a huge bath. I managed to squeeze two baths in during my short stay. It was pure relaxation. There was also a very large shower. As well as Elemis toiletries they had thoughtfully included a jar of cotton pads. The number of times I forget to pack them for removing my make-up, it was a very welcome touch. It is these thoughtful touches that makes this hotel stand apart from its competitors; the little added extras.
We had dinner reservations at Bohemia for 7pm. This gave us just enough time to check out the spa. The spa is spread over two floors and boasts a private Rasul Mud Treatment Chamber for two. We donned our soft white bathrobes and slippers and headed down to the subterranean spa. We were delighted to find that initially we had it all to ourselves. That is one of the perks of staying in a small hotel: it is never going to be crowded. It was gloriously moody and lit in a way that meant even I felt confident enough to strut my way round the pool. No harsh lighting here. My photos really don’t do it justice. The pool was also perfect for me. I am someone who normally hates pools as I find that they quite often suddenly drop in depth and you find that you can’t stand-up. Not this one. It stayed the same depth and at the end was a Jacuzzi bench. After swimming one very lazy lap I laid back on the bench.
Finally, Mr C tired of my lazy ways dragged me out to explore the sauna and salt-steam room. There was also a rainforest shower which I steered clear of. However, Mr C is a good sport and agreed to test it out for me. He declared it to be invigorating. We then relaxed in the sauna room, which helped with my general aches from all of the training, followed by the salt steam room. Time flew by too quickly and before we knew it was time to leave our sanctuary. You can also book an indulgent treatment at the spa. Sadly, we didn’t have time for this. I have heard people refer to the spa as the star of the show when it comes to The Club. I would have agreed, but then I ate in Bohemia and that for me was utter perfection and if the spa is a star then Bohemia is the jewel in The Club crown!
Make sure to check back to read my full review of Bohemia. Spoiler it was amazing!
Book to stay at The Club hotel
Fancy staying at The Club? You could finish work on a Friday afternoon, hop on a plane and less than an hour later be relaxing at The Club hotel.
The Club has several really good packages on at the moment including:
- Stay, spa, dine and car. A great value package for 2, 3, 4 or 5 nights
- Winter short breaks where rooms start from £99
- Sunday night savers. Stay for £25 when you spend £75 on food or the spa. An amazing deal!
Disclaimer – I was invited to come and stay by the lovely people at The Club Hotel & Spa. However, all words are my own. I really do love it there!