The final hotel in our Visiting Jersey series features the charming Longueville Manor Hotel. Although, and this is sad for us to say, we didn’t actually stay at Longueville, it might just have been our favourite place to visit. If you are looking for a luxurious weekend away with lots of character in a wonderfully enchanting setting, then we would have to say Longueville Manor is the perfect spot.
Longueville Manor is the most highly rated of all Jersey hotels. It is the only AA Five Red Star hotel as well as the sole member of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux worldwide collection of luxury hotels and restaurants.
The hotel is set in a stunning 18-acre estate with winding woodland walks, a sculpted series of gardens and an adorable lake. The building itself has been lovingly developed by its owners over a series of years and now stands as one of the most exciting and unique hotels on the island. We were lucky enough to tour a series of rooms too, each of which bared hallmarks of the Longueville style, yet had a completely different and individual character. We were informed that guests who stay at the hotel request specific rooms due to the level of character and detail in each one. Having seen them all, we can see why guests get so fond of these wonderfully crafted spaces. Each room is simply wonderful.
What stood out for us especially is the high level of hospitality and care we were treated with at Longueville. Each member of staff seemed to genuinely take an interest in our visit and wanted to make it as effortless as possible. It was an example of customer care at its highest level.
On entering Longueville Manor, we were politely moved into a drawing room where we were met with a roaring log fire and comfortable surroundings. Here and throughout the hotel, you can enjoy a Traditional Full Afternoon Tea for only £25.00. Considering the high quality of this afternoon tea and the exquisite setting, this was astonishingly good value.
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The afternoon tea offered a selection of finger sandwiches, with homemade plain and fruit scones, plus a healthy serving of Longueville’s own strawberry jam, Jersey “Black Butter” and clotted cream. One thing to note, Jersey is renowned for the distinct richness of its milk and clotted cream, which gave this afternoon tea a different dimension to us. Additionally, you can choose from a selection of teas and coffees Tea selection Longueville’s “day” blend Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Assam, Lapsang Souchong, China Keemun, Decaffeinated, Iced Tea. Service was amicable and yet attentive, therefore making for a truly relaxing experience. But, our opportunities for relaxing did not stop there…
One element we were not expecting to stumble on during our visit was the small, but perfectly formed, Cottage Garden boutique spa. Treatments incorporate a blend of Japanese influences and Swedish massage techniques, in order to address stress, tension and worries. Each treatment utilises REN products and has been carefully designed to ‘restore inner balance’ and give you a new lease of life. Our masseuse Lana carried out each treatment with care and with the typical Longueville Manor warm hospitality.
We hope to visit Longueville Manor in the future, it has all the hallmarks and signifiers of a world class hotel.
Taking its name from the surrounding gardens and kitchen garden, The Cottage Garden boutique spa embodies the purity of the location, the unique setting and the philosophy of all that is Longueville Manor. Many of the therapies and treatments are fruit and herb based and complete a unique circle of relationships between the kitchen gardener, the chef and the therapist.
Find out more about Longueville Manor here.
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