Located just up the hill from the bustling town centre and harbour, The Duke of Richmond Hotel enjoys outstanding sea views, yet is still just a short stroll to the shops and bars of St Peter Port. The position is peaceful, overlooking a park with views across the town to the sea and nearby islands. The interior is surprising and stylish, beginning with the black-and-white chequerboard tiled floor and zebra print armchairs in reception. There’s an extraordinary array of original artwork, including works by Picasso, Miro, Matisse, Lowry and Chagall. The bedrooms feature opulent wall fabrics, luxury linens and comfy quilts, not to mention free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with satellite channels, tea and coffee making facilities, personal safe and hairdryer and air-conditioning. Some rooms also offer outstanding sea views, and the Junior Suites enjoy private sun terraces. The sense of style and occasion is carried through into the Leopard Bar and Restaurant. Safari chic melds with Art Deco highlights, including bronze statues, leopard skin rugs and wildlife photos. The chefs serve up classic comfort food from the showcase kitchen – mains might including home gnocchi, rump of British lamb and Guernsey battered fish and chips. The wine list is very international, with lots of great value New World varieties on offer to complement the French classics. In fine weather enjoy dining on the terrace overlooking Candie Gardens. For relaxation, spend some quality time on the sun trap terrace, or take a dip in the seasonal heated outdoor pool. Spa treatments available at the sister hotel, Old Government House, located a five minute walk away. The Duke of Richmond is especially family friendly, with a kid’s check-in desk and range of activities, including a complimentary cupcake decorating class.
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