In the heart of St Peter Port, The Old Government House Hotel & Spa is the only five-star hotel in GuernseyVisit site
Our beautifully restored historic hotel is cared for by a team who take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service and exceeding expectations at every turn. Overlooking The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace - the entrance used by the Royal family - The Rubens showcases exceptional dining journeys, and enriching and rewarding experiences, from the very first moment guests are greeted by our red-uniformed doormen...
We are delighted to be re-opening our doors once again for leisure stays from 17th May, and look forward to welcoming our guests with exceptional service and warm hospitality, alongside stringent safety and sanitation protocols to place our guests’ and teams’ wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. As a private and self-catered space, our Apartments will be available from 12th April. Please do contact us directly to discuss your requirements.
Our hotel remains open for any business-related stay. Our restaurants and bars are closed, however, you can enjoy in-room dining throughout your stay.
As the General Managers at Summer Lodge, we are privileged to lead an exceptional team in such a beautiful part of the world. The wellbeing of our guests and teams is our highest priority and our guests tell us that Summer Lodge is a haven of relaxation and the ultimate place to escape to. We look forward to welcoming you to Dorset very soon.
I am delighted to work in the heart of the Dorset countryside and to have the freshest, sustainable, locally-sourced produce at my fingertips, as well as incredible ingredients from our kitchen gardens, to create delicious menus for our guests. Whether a nutritious and light salad at the spa or a special celebratory meal in our restaurant, we hope you will have an exceptional experience with us.
Our wine list is spectacular. I regularly take part in competitions to stay abreast of trends and developments throughout the world and our list has won many awards because of its balance and diversity. Our cellar is recognised as one of the best in the world by the Wine Spectator Magazine. I look forward to taking you on the most delicious tour! I am always getting to know amazing wines and learning many interesting things that I hope will enhance your food and beverage experience.
I have been Restaurant Manager since 2010. I come from just outside Paris where I worked in Michelin starred restaurants and I also enjoyed work experience in Berkshire at the Vineyard at Stockcross. My passion for quality of service and entertainment, combined with the friendliness of my wonderful and vibrantly young team, are important parts of making Summer Lodge seem like your second home. I hope to make your dining experience exceptional, taking care of special requests before your visit.
I feel really lucky to live in Dorset and to have had so many amazing experiences meeting people from all over the world at Summer Lodge. I would be delighted to arrange all aspects of your reservation in advance and during your stay, and to add thoughtful touches such as homemade chocolates, a bouquet of flowers from our in-house florist, a falconry experience or tickets to a local attraction.
I am passionate about our beautiful hotel and enjoy the challenges of looking after many varied historic and listed buildings, coupled with luxurious internal décor and modern technology. I enjoy leading my team to ensure our rooms are maintained to the highest level and will be happy to assist with any queries about your bedroom or facilities.
My passion for our bar has helped me to create an extensive beverages list. I hope I will have the opportunity to share with you my love for whiskies and perhaps even entice you to try one of the best in the world from Japan. I can also help you to design your favourite cocktail, book a whisky masterclass or offer you drinks for a 'healthy gut'. I look forward to welcoming you and showing you our Red Carnation passion for excellence.
Alongside my team, I am dedicated to providing a holistic wellness experience using Elemis products. I enjoy advising our guests and giving personalised treatments for the face and body, and I am passionate about holistic treatments such as reiki. I look forward to creating a truly restorative experience for you at Summer Lodge.
Total comfort and cleanliness are the aims of my cheerful and hardworking team. No two rooms are the same and furnished as they are in the style of a large private home, they create a homely feel that is as pleasurable for us as we hope it will be for you. The aspect of my job that I enjoy the most is the attention that I pay to detail as well as the comfort and care I relish in providing to our guests.