Hotel Sketches – The Grand Jersey

Grand Jersey

Located in the capital St. Helier, just a short stroll from the town centre and overlooking St. Aubin’s Bay with the impressive Elisabeth Castle, the Grand Hotel is one of the highest rated hotels in the Channel Islands with five AA stars and a Michelin Star.


The Grand Hotel was built and opened in 1890 and quickly became one of the most popular hotels in Jersey. During World War II the hotel, just like many other buildings on the island, was occupied by the German army and used as administration offices and accommodation for senior personnel. During this time much of the hotel furniture was burnt as fuel and the building underwent the general devastation.
After the war the hotel was sold to and until 1976 run by Mr L Sangan. The next owner – the Lapidus family renovated the hotel to an international standard developing the facilities such as the Regency Room, the Grand Suite, the Royal and Oak Bars and a leisure club. The Grand hotel was then purchased by De Vere Hotels and Resorts who ran the property until its acquisition by the Delancey Group in 2006. After the major development and refurbishment the hotel was upgraded to a luxury five star level and re-branded to Grand Jersey.

Grand Jersey

The Grand Today

Today the Grand is managed by Glasgow-based BDL Management, one of the UK’s largest hotel companies.
During the past centuries the Grand hotel hosted many VIP guests including various members of the Royal family.

Grand Jersey


Stylish and contemporary, the Grand Jersey offers the ultimate in comfort and glamour guaranteeing guests an exceptional experience and unforgettable stay.
The hotel has 123 rooms including the six luxurious suites, Classic, Deluxe and Executive bedrooms, many of them with spectacular views over the majestic St. Aubin’s Bay. The bedroom furnishings and facilities meet the highest standards and include large beds, fine linen, feather pillows, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, mini fridge, hairdryer, air conditioning, LCD plasma television, internet access and luxurious toiletries, towels, robes and slippers in the bathroom, to only name a few.

Grand JerseyDining

The Grand Jersey is certainly famous for its renowned gourmet restaurants offering the attentive service and the best local produce.
Michelin starred Tassili offering an exquisite modern British menu with a decadent Jersey twist
is classed as one of the top three restaurants in the island. It is open for dinner five days a week Tuesday to Saturday from 7pm until 9.30pm and lunch every Thursday and Friday from 12pm until 2.30pm.
Grand Jersey’s main restaurant, Victorias offers creative seasonal and local menus in a relaxed, chic and informal setting. With the capacity to seat up to 180 diners and live entertainment at the weekends, Victorias is a perfect venue for any occasion from wedding to dinner with friends to family occasion or just a relaxed dinner for two. Victorias is open for dinner seven days a week from 7pm until 10pm and for Sunday lunch from 12.30pm until 2pm.
The glamorous and sophisticated Champagne Lounge features unparalleled sea views and live music. With a menu available throughout the day from a light breakfast to relaxed supper, the Champagne Lounge is also a perfect venue for afternoon cream teas and evening cocktails. It is open for light breakfast seven days a week from 9am until 11am and lunch and dinner from 12pm until 10pm. Afternoon tea is served from 2pm until 6pm daily.
The Terrace at Grand Jersey with its unique sea views is a wonderful place to relax. Throughout the summer it features live entertainment and an al fresco kitchen – the food is served from 12pm until 8pm and drinks from 12pm until late.

Tassili Restaurant

Luxury Spa

One of the most important features of the Grand Jersey is certainly its luxurious and award winning SPA offering the ultimate cocooned experience, with a range of VIP, twin and single treatment rooms, indoor heated pool and experience showers. It also features a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, relaxation room, gym and consultation area.

Grand Jersey SpaMeetings

And last but not least and certainly worth mentioning the Park Suites – a dedicated business centre with meeting rooms, flexible event spaces and a private cinema, all supported by a team of multi-lingual events professionals. A superb place for a business lunch, product launch or another business event. The suites are also licensed for wedding ceremonies.
Although the Grand Jersey is situated very close to the town centre, it is at the same time in a privileged position just opposite one of the largest bays in the island and its long and wide sandy stretch of the beach. This particular location, countless facilities including a car park, an ultimate comfort and glamour and attentive service make the Grand Jersey a perfect place for a relaxed stay, family holidays or business visit.

To book the Grand Jersey (accommodation only or travel inclusive package), please visit our Grand Jersey page, or call us on 01534 496600.

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