The Jewish Chronicle - - Life / Travel -

Jer­sey doesn’t do things by halves. It has the rich­est cream, the tasti­est pota­toes, the cutest cows and claims to be the sun­ni­est place in the Bri­tish Isles.

And the At­lantic Ho­tel doesn’t do things by half ei­ther. Lord Sugar would agree: the ho­tel was re­cently fea­tured as a “treat” for the win­ning team on last year’s

The lux­ury ho­tel, which is fam­ily owned, has dra­mat­i­cally beau­ti­ful views on the is­land, look­ing out onto the tawny yel­low sands of St Ouen’s Bay, a con­ser­va­tion area.

While other ho­tels chase af­ter the suited-and-booted mar­ket of vis­it­ing bankers and busi­ness­men, the At­lantic is qui­etly serene, a place for tea on the ter­race, rather than late night phone con­fer­ences. Only ten min­utes from the air­port, which is an hour from Lon­don City Air­port, it’s ideal as a sur­prise mini-break.

Set across six acres of cliff top, the mod­ern build­ing curves around a stun­ning out­door pool and ter­race, more Cote d’Azur than Chan­nel Is­land.

Af­ter­noon tea can be taken on the ter­race, with Jer­sey cream scones, fluffy chocolate éclairs and home­baked ba­nana bread. The colour pal­ette in the lobby and lounge, con­tin­ues in fresh blues and whites of St Ouen’s Bay, with mod­ern ex­posed brick and cool light­ing.

Even More beau­ti­ful is the Miche­lin-starred Ocean restau­rant, for fresh fruit and del­i­cate pas­tries at break­fast, fol­lowed by smoked salmon and creamy scram­bled eggs.

The evening menu is pricy but ex­quis­ite and patriotic, with fresh Jer­sey sole and an am­bi­tious se­lec­tion of veg­e­tar­ian dishes.

The rooms, though less strik­ing, are sub­stan­tial and bright, with lux­u­ri­ous look­ing beds piled high with pil­lows and cush­ions. French win­dows open up onto a minis­cule bal­cony, but with room enough to pull over an arm­chair and push your toes out into the fresh air. Fresh nec­tarines, cosy bathrobes, mag­a­zines, chilled wa­ter and Molton Brown toi­letries are all el­e­gant touches.

Down­stairs is the Palm Club, with an in­door swim­ming pool, spa pool, sauna, gym and ten­nis court.

Feast for the senses: strik­ing views with a Miche­lin-starred restau­rant

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