The Old Government House Hotel and Spa, more affectionately known for hundreds of years as The OGH, is at the heart of St Peter Port, just up the hill from the main shopping street and barely five minutes' walk from the picturesque quayside.
Despite the central location the situation is extremely peaceful and tranquil. Set on a charmingly quiet street, the imposing Victorian facade overlooks a delightful little park. Once inside, you realise that the property is arranged around a gorgeous private garden, with terraces and heated swimming pool. Facing to the South East it is a perfect sun-trap that affords stunning panoramic views over the harbour, castle and sea, with the islands of Herm and Sark sitting a few miles offshore – on a clear day one can just make out the faint outline of the French coast. It’s an idyllic spot for relaxing with a book and a drink, taking a dip or a bite to eat, indulging in light conversation or just topping up your tan.
Whether you want to visit the numerous beaches, wander around the harbour and take a boat trip, or just stroll through the quaint old streets of the town, nowhere is better situated than The OGH – as the one time official residence of the Governor it was very much at the heart of everything that went on in the island.
The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, St Ann's Place, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2NU, Channel Islands
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