The luxurious Duke of Richmond Hotel in St Peter Port, Guernsey, is part of the award winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection offering unparalleled service in elegant surroundings.
Located just up the hill from the bustling town centre and an easy stroll to the beautiful harbour, the position is delightfully peaceful, overlooking a quiet park with views across the town to the sea beyond. Guests will be warmly welcomed with exceptional service that supports the ethos "No request is too large, no detail too small".
Setting the Standard:
- 73 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites
- Dedicated family services
- Pet friendly
- Dining in the Leopard Bar and Restaurant
- Complimentary WiFi throughout
The Duke of Richmond Hotel enjoys an excellent reputation for superb dining, a remarkable cellar and a stylish bar. Popular with local residents and guests alike, watch our talented chefs at work through the glass walled kitchen.
From light snacks to hearty breakfasts and al fresco lunches on the terrace and evening dining, our Chef and his team provide a succession of delightfully presented treats, prepared from the finest local ingredients.
Leopard Bar & Restaurant
The Leopard Bar & Restaurant creates a real sense of occasion and excitement that is loved by guests and locals alike - the place to see, and be seen!
It’s a welcoming and friendly environment for a hearty breakfast, mid-morning coffee with friends, a relaxed lunch, leisurely afternoon tea, lively evening drinks and romantic suppers. You can even watch the chefs working their magic through the glass walled kitchen.
At the Duke of Richmond we serve a sumptuous Afternoon Tea menu in the Residents’ Lounge, the Conservatory or, weather permitting, on the Terrace.
Afternoon Tea remains one of life’s great traditions and our menu naturally includes the classic Afternoon Tea served with a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Guernsey cream, preserves and tea pastries, and you can enhance this delight even further by treating yourself to a glass of Champagne. Accompanied by your choice of traditional, flavoured, aromatic, fruit and green teas, Afternoon Tea is a true indulgence.
When the weather is fine the terrace, overlooking beautiful Candie Gardens, the sea and the islands beyond, is perfect for your breakfast, morning coffee, al fresco lunch, relaxing afternoon tea, or a romantic candlelit dinner beneath the stars.
If the weather is a little chilly you may prefer to dine or chat over coffee or tea in the Conservatory – it’s flooded with sunlight and always warm.
The Residents’ Lounge is a chic and stylish environment in which to relax over morning coffee or traditional afternoon tea. It’s also a welcoming and convivial spot for swapping stories and catching up with the news over a nightcap.
Decorated in a striking black and white theme, zebra print fabrics, with an ornate brass fireplace and a wealth of antiques, the Residents’ Lounge is situated on the ground floor of the hotel, to the side of the main reception.
The Crown Club
The Crown Club is the most stylish and relaxing rendezvous in all Guernsey - the perfect spot to enjoy the company of friends and colleagues over a few drinks and a light meal.
Created from the original 18th century Old Crown Offices it provides an intimate and flexible collection of inviting spaces that are perfect for a wide range of occasions and functions including a glass-walled wine and whisky tasting room.
The plush and cosy bar has a very traditional and opulent feel, with red leather banquette seating and a wealth of antique brass fittings. It offers an outstanding selection of premium whiskies and British gins, Champagne, vodkas and cognacs as well as cocktails, beers and fine wines including signature vintages from Bouchard Finlayson.
The Duke of Richmond Hotel has 73 beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites, each individually designed to cater for a wide range of tastes and requirements. With all the modern comforts you’d expect, including full air conditioning, private en-suite facilities, colour flat screen television with satellite channels, radio, direct dial telephone with voice mail and modem point, trouser press, hair dryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
Complimentary Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the hotel and there’s 24 hour room service.
Classic Double Room
Classic Double Rooms have one queen double bed and provide thoughtful Red Carnation extras such as twice daily maid service, luxury toiletries in the bathroom and complimentary mineral water. Free wired and wireless Internet access. Most of the rooms are facing a quiet, residential area. All rooms accommodate up to two guests.
Seaview Double Room
Seaview Double Rooms offer one queen double bed and provide thoughtful Red Carnation extras such as luxury toiletries in the bathroom and complimentary mineral water on arrival. Free wired and wireless Internet access. The rooms are sea facing and all rooms can accommodate up to two guests.
King / Twin Room
King/Twin Rooms are larger than classic double rooms and have one king bed as standard but this can be made into two single beds. Most of the rooms face the adjacent park or a quiet side street and provide thoughtful Red Carnation extras such as luxury toiletries in the bathroom and complimentary mineral water on arrival. Free wired and wireless Internet access.
Seaview King / Twin Room
Seaview King/Twin Rooms are larger than sea view double rooms and have one king bed as standard but this can be made into two single beds. Rooms have a balcony with seaviews. All provide thoughtful Red Carnation extras such as luxury toiletries in the bathroom and complimentary mineral water. Free wired and wireless Internet access.
Superior King / Twin Room
Superior King/Twin Rooms are very spacious with a king bed and separate seating area. Their direct view is towards the town centre, although there is a sea-view to the left towards the main harbour of St Peter Port. The bed can be made into twin beds and some rooms fit extra beds for up to two children (under 12 years).
Our four unique Junior Suites have been decorated using custom made fabrics and original artwork. They feature a king-sized bed, which can be made into two single beds, and a comfortable seating area including a sofa. Three of these Suites have a private sun terrace with outdoor seating and views over St Peter Port harbour. Our top floor Junior Suite features a four poster bed and beautiful panoramic views over the island. Thoughtful Red Carnation touches include luxury toiletries in the bathroom and complimentary mineral water are provided as standard. Free wired and wireless Internet access. All Junior Suites can accommodate one extra bed. Extra charge may apply.
The Penthouse is truly magnificent and offers luxurious furnishings, antiques and original artwork. With a king bedroom and separate lounge, both with stunning panoramic views over St Peter Port, plus two bathrooms, this Suite offers the ultimate in luxury for your stay. The lounge has a sofa bed and can also accommodate an extra bed for a child (under 12 years) if required. Thoughtful Red Carnation touches such as luxury toiletries in bathrooms and complimentary mineral water are provided as standard. Free wired and wireless internet included.
Although Guernsey is a relatively small island you are never going to run out of fascinating, exciting and pleasurable ways to pass the time. There’s something for everyone and the hotel’s Concierge Team is always delighted to give advice and assistance.
ALDERNEY BOAT TRIP
Just a 15 minute hop by plane and well worth the trip – just one and a half miles wide, three and a half miles long, and home to around two thousand friendly and welcoming inhabitants it’s truly a world apart with its own government and a fledgling off-shore finance and E-commerce sector.
With over 50 miles of walks and paths taking you across commons and beaches, along the cliffs and around town, the best way to discover Alderney is on foot. The south coast is mainly dramatic cliff walks, dotted with Victorian and German fortifications. The northwest coastline, towards the bird sanctuary island of Burhou, is designated a RAMSAR site. The north and east coast features golden beaches interspersed with picturesque Victorian forts and the occasional reminder of the German occupation during WWII.
The island is also perfect for exploring by bike and even has its own railway, opened in 1847 and still operating today.
It’s a bird watcher’s paradise. About 7000 pairs of gannets nest at Ortac and Les Etacs, which is about two percent of the entire world’s population. Alderney has 260 species of birds that has made the island their home including puffins, pulmars, guillemots, Dartford warblers and peregrines, and many interesting continental visitors can be seen as they stop off here on migration. It’s even home to the Blonde Hedgehog, which is unique to the island.
Just 20 minutes by boat from St Peter Port, Herm is a tranquil beach paradise just a mile and a half long and half a mile wide. As soon as you step off the boat onto the jumble of granite and wood that forms the harbour wall, the stresses of the modern world simply evaporate - there are no cars, no crowds and definitely no stress!
Spend the day relaxing on gorgeous Shell Beach or beautiful Belvoir Bay – perfect for snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, crabbing or just snoozing in a deckchair.
You can take a picnic but a refreshing pint at The Mermaid Tavern or a delicious seafood lunch at The White House Hotel is very tempting!
There’s a spectacular coast path circling the whole island – you can see the French coast, as well as Puffins, Terns and a host of migratory birds. Visit the tiny 11th century chapel with its beautiful stained glass windows, discover Neolithic tombs and oxen shoeing stocks that date back to the residency of Trappist monks in the 1800’s and squeeze yourself into one of the smallest prisons in the world.
The Island of Sark is just 40 minutes on the ferry from Guernsey but is a huge step back in time to a tranquil traffic-free environment overflowing with natural beauty.
Whilst only three miles long, and a mile and a half wide, it boasts 40 miles of what must be one of the most picturesque coastlines anywhere in the world. Dark caves indent into the cliffs and huge austere-looking perpendicular rocks lie in isolated and detached masses off-shore. The varied inlets and bays possess a wealth of sea and bird life. The island's isolated position affords it a large array of bird species, and many hours can be spent watching and admiring the abundance of wildlife. There are many ways to experience this island of infinite variety - by horse-drawn carriage, bicycle, or on foot….but there are no cars.
The island is a magnet for anglers - about 20% of British shore records were caught in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. There's never a bad time to fish from the shore in Guernsey as we hold such a wide variety of species in our waters – you can catch Mackerel, Bass, Ballan Wrasse, Grey Mullet, Black Bream and Garfish, depending on the season. More recently the increase in water temperatures has also encouraged such varied species as Couches bream, Gilthead Bream and Trigger fish to visit our shores.
You can also take angling trips out of St Peter Port with professional skippers who know the local waters and the best fishing marks. These range from the rich sandbanks and mid channel wrecks of the northern island of Alderney to the varied coastline and reefs of Sark, which are home to just about every species that can be caught. Depending on the month you can expect to come home with Pollack, Turbot, Brill, Tope, Bass, Skate, Cod, Ling, and Conger Eel, to name but a few of the species around our fruitful shoreline.
The clear waters around Guernsey are great for diving and there are several excellent diving schools. The visibility is definitely better than UK waters with up to 10+ metres and also, the waters are slightly warmer by some 2-3 degrees. Literally hundreds of ships having been lost in these waters so there’s some excellent wreck diving, plus reefs, walls, steep pinnacles and open ground.
Guernsey, sitting off the coast of France, but loyal to the English crown since Norman times, has had a chequered history. Surrounded by water, and occasionally buffeted by political storms from the continent, the islanders have developed their own unique way of life and created a rich heritage just waiting to be discovered.
Cycling is a great way to enjoy the island’s picturesque views and quaint country lanes and there are a number of tourist cycle routes around the island.
The Ruettes Tranquilles are designated lanes across the Island with a recommended speed limit of 15 mph, and ideal for two wheels. They are open to all traffic but give priority to walkers, cyclists and horse-riders. They form a network across the following parishes of: Vale, Castel, Forest, St Andrews, St Martins, St Sampsons, St Saviours.
There are also eleven tourist cycle routes with designated cycle lanes which are all on tarmac roads and designed to take you near many tourist attractions. Bicycles cheaply and easily be rented throughout Guernsey.
Not strictly a water sport, but you’ll be on the cliffs overhanging the water, so it almost counts!
Guernsey has some great climbing. Good rock and thousands of routes at all grades with virtually no-one using them. The West coast crags at Port Soif, Grandes Rocque and Pembroke offer many easy access short routes. The South coast offers dramatic scenery to complement some fantastic and thrilling climbing.