The Channel Islands have long since been a popular location for holidaymakers, particularly for families with children. Included within the bailiwick of Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands, are the smaller islands of Herm, Sark and Alderney.
How To Get To Alderney, Channel Islands
Alderney is the closest of all the Channel Islands to mainland Europe, located only eight miles from the French coast. The island is easily accessible by ferry, plane or by private yacht or motorboat with direct access from Dilette, France and Southampton, UK. In addition, Alderney is just a short fifteen minute plane trip from Guernsey, which has multiple links with UK ports (Portsmouth, Poole, Weymouth) and the French port of St. Malo.
One may also fly to the island via Guernsey from several UK airports including London Gatwick, London Stanstead, Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol.
Visitor Accommodation in Alderney, Channel Islands
There are multiple options for those holidaying in Alderney including privately-owned hotels, 40 self-catering holiday flats/houses and many welcoming, friendly guesthouses. Although caravans and mobile homes are not permitted, a campsite is available at Saye, which is ideally situated for families next to some of the island’s beautiful beaches.
Accommodation on the island is suitable for a whole range of different family budgets and individual tastes, or requirements, with most being open all year round.
Hotels in Alderney, Channel Islands
Visitors to Alderney have a choice of five different hotels including the Belle Vue Hotel, the Braye Beach Hotel, The Georgian House (privately run with three luxury rooms), The Harbour Lights Hotel (14 en-suite rooms, many with sea views) and The Victoria (privately run with six rooms and a garden).
The Belle Vue Hotel, with its sixteen rooms (four superior rooms and one executive jacuzzi suite) and panoramic views of Braye Harbour,is Alderney’s longest running family-owned hotel, with a bar, restaurant, bistro and coffee shop on-site.
Arguably Alderney’s most luxurious hotel, the four star, Braye Beach Hotel offers stylish rooms, many of which have either a balcony or sea view and is ideally located on the edge of the beautiful, sandy Braye Beach. Fine dining is available in the hotel restaurant and comfy lounges, wireless broadband, as well as its own resident’s private cinema provide the ultimate in relaxation.
Guesthouses in Alderney, Channel Islands
There are a wide range of guesthouses on Alderney, providing excellent, friendly and welcoming accommodation. For those keen on fishing, the Fisherman’s Rest Guesthouse has its own on-site, local angling and shore boat expert and tackle shop. The Simerock Guesthouse is ideally situated form nature lovers, only minutes away from beautiful cliff walks, while The Bonjour Guesthouse, situated in the heart of St. Anne’s, is a family-run, comfortable choice, offering six rooms and a hearty breakfast.
As highlighted above, there are a wide variety of different visitor accommodation options available for those holidaying in the third largest Channel Island of Alderney. Hotels, guesthouses, as well as holiday flats for those wishing to self-cater are able to suit a whole range of budgets.