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Bridge Holiday in Guernsey, the Peninsula Hotel

23rd - 30th March 2020

8 days from £729pp

Join us on our very first bridge holiday on the idyllic Channel Island of Guernsey, where we join CICBA Guernsey for their annual Green Point event! Staying at The Peninsula Hotel, you will have the perfect base to explore the island.
  • Bridge directed by Andrew Kambites, and hosted by Barry & Maggie Watts
  • 7 nights at the The Pensinsula Hotel on a half board basis
  • Join the CICBA, Guernsey Contract Bridge Association, for their annual GREEN POINT event
  • Visit Saint Peter Port, where the harbour is guarded by the 800 year old fortress Castle Cornet

Club Standard Bridge

This holiday is a club standard bridge holiday licensed by the EBU (English Bridge Union) with Masterpoints awarded and duplimated boards used. We have recently introduced electronic scoring to our holidays and hand records are also provided. Our qualified & experienced directors construct a programme of interesting seminars and varied bridge sessions to offer variety during each holiday.

Bridge Holiday in Guernsey, the Peninsula Hotel

During our stay we are invited by CICBA, Guernsey Contract Bridge Association, to join them in their annual GREEN POINT event on 28 March 2020, and your entrance fee is included in your holiday package.

Guernsey is a smaller island than its neighbour Jersey, and it is simply unspoilt and beautiful. Lying not far from the Normandy coast it has a tidal range of 33 feet, one of the largest in the world, and this transforms its impressive coastline, which has no less than 27 different bays, every 6 hours.

We visit late March and because spring arrives 4 weeks earlier in Guernsey than on mainland Britain, the fields and hedgerows come alive with fauna and wild flowers.

This little island which is just 9 miles long by 3 miles wide is packed with attractions. An absolute must is a visit to Saint Peter Port where its harbour is guarded by the 800 year old fortress Castle Cornet. Stroll through its cobbled streets, admire the Regency architecture or hop on the ferry across to the island of Sark. It really is one of the most picturesque harbour towns in Europe.

Guernsey was occupied for most of the Second World War from 30 June 1940 until liberation on 9 May 1945, and many of the bunkers and fortifications can still be seen dotted around the coastline. There are absorbing museums to visit dedicated to the occupation of Guernsey during this period.

Getting around is simple. There is a bus stop close to the hotel and regular buses stop here that cover different routes around the island, and go into St Peter Port, that can be reached in 20 minutes. Bus tickets are £2 for any journey. There is a Guernsey sightseeing route that goes all the way around the island.

If you choose to hire a car then you still drive on the left and the maximum speed limit on the island is just 35 miles per hour. Whichever you choose nowhere is far!

Your Accommodation

The Peninsula Hotel, Vale, Guernsey

★★★
Overview
The Peninsula Hotel is ideally situated in 5 acres of gardens overlooking the beautiful coastline and Bay of Grand Havre in the north of the island and just 15 minutes’ drive from its quaint capital St Peter Port. This friendly and welcoming hotel has recently totally transformed its bar, reception and restaurant area, and it makes a delightful setting for guests to get together and enjoy an aperitif in relaxing, tasteful surroundings.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities

The Bar du Nord is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail. The focal point of the bar is a 100 year old olive tree, and sitting either side of the wood burner is very cosy and atmospheric. The bar is stylish and contemporary yet still traditional.

The main restaurant looks out over the gardens and is modern and light. Here we choose from the English and continental breakfast selection each morning and dine in the evening.

Other facilities in the hotel include an outdoor heated pool (in summer only), volleyball court, mini golf, table tennis and petanque. Cycle hire can be arranged at reception (charge) and the hotel also boasts a self-service laundry room.

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Rooms are well equipped and overlook the gardens. It is possible to upgrade to a sea view room - please call for more information
  • Comfortable room with work space and dressing table
  • Fully equipped bathroom with toiletries and hair dryer. Rooms have low bathtubs with a shower attachment
  • Flat screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Tea & coffee making facilities