Make the best of your Bank Holidays

  • Date: Monday, 04 May 2009

Springtime is great for lots of reasons, one of which is the fact that there are plenty of Bank Holidays to look forward to.  Making the most of them, however, does take some planning – and the busier you are the easier it is to waste them.  To help you get yourself organised Red Carnation Hotels have come up with some great ideas for Bank Holiday breaks that will really help you enjoy your precious time-out to the full.

Guernsey is perfect for short breaks, because it’s conveniently close to home, yet delightfully different.  What’s more, it’s not in the Euro zone, so your money goes that much further.  But best of all it’s an island, and there’s something uniquely romantic, exhilarating and refreshing about being surrounded on all sides by sea, beaches and rocky headlands.

If that sounds like your kind of Bank Holiday break then The Old Government House Hotel & Spa is the perfect solution.  The most historically famous hotel on the island it offers gracious accommodation, luxurious facilities and superb personal service all in equal measure.  It also provides a choice of tempting value-added options, including:

  • Gourmet Experience, with 7-Course "Surprise" Menu Degustation et Vins for two
    Romantic Experience that includes a candlelit three course dinner for two in the French themed Brasserie, and a champagne breakfast
    Discover Guernsey Experience that features a three course dinner for two, a specially prepared picnic hamper on one day and two day car hire including insurance
    Spa Experience that includes an Elemis Facial treatment and one Elemis Aromatherapy or De-Stress Massage per person, plus a three course Dinner for two

To make it really easy for guests the hotel can also offer each of these experiences with return flights or ferry included, along with daily breakfast and all taxi transfers.
Summer Lodge Hotel Country House Hotel and Spa, in the depths of delightful Dorset, is another Bank Holiday favourite.  Hidden away in the heart of Hardy country it is an oasis of luxury and indulgence that’s far from the madding crowd.  Famed for its fabulous cuisine and luxurious accommodation this little gem of a hotel is offering a number of different packages that are perfect for Bank Holidays.  These include:
Spa Package, with a full Body Massage for 60 minutes, Elemis Tester Facial, 2-course lunch at the spa and full English Breakfast daily.
3 nights for the price of 2, with full English breakfast daily and complimentary use of the Health Club, heated indoor pool and sauna
2 night Family Break, staying in the one of the spacious Summer Lane Cottages with full English Breakfast daily, 25% off children’s meals, welcome pack including books, DVD's, comics, card games, board games and drawing packs, plus free tickets to various local leisure attractions

History of The Old Government House Hotel and Spa