A Luxurious Stay at The Atlantic Hotel Jersey

A Luxurious Stay at The Atlantic Hotel Jersey


Jersey is somewhere that I’d happily return to time and time again. The unspoiled beaches, and fabulous food are just two of the reasons. The Atlantic Hotel Jersey also has many repeat visitors, attracted by its spectacular views, Michelin starred dining and friendly staff. We were invited to experience their hospitality on a recent trip to the island. Arriving in St Ouen’s Bay, the picturesque coastal area where the Atlantic is located, you get a glimpse of the shimmering sea below. Driving through the grounds, the views get better and better.

ACCOMMODATION – ATLANTIC HOTEL JERSEY

After a quick and easy check-in, we headed to our Ocean View room. It was nice and spacious and as the hotel is fairly recent, it was also very light. There were all mod cons including a flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities. The soft furnishings could do with a slight update and there were a lot of cushions on the bed, however it was extremely comfy. I liked the little touches of fresh fruit and a red rose.

atlantic_hotel_bedroomFrom the step-on balcony we could see far and wide over the outdoor swimming pool and towards the sea.

atlantic_jersey_anniversaryThe bathroom was well stocked with Molton Brown toiletries, fluffy bathrobes and slippers.

atlantic_bathroom_jerseyAROUND THE ATLANTIC HOTEL JERSEY

The Palm Club houses an indoor pool, gym and sauna.

atlantic_hotel_jersey_indoor_poolPlaying tennis here would be so much fun!

atlantic_hotel_tennis_courtsThe outdoor pool looked very tempting…

atlantic_jersey_poolThe cosy bar area of the hotel is a great place to relax, with artworks and books dotted around. There’s a pianist who plays on certain evenings. I particularly liked one of the songs which the receptionist told us was her favourite – River Flows in You, by Yiruma. There’s a small pond filled with koi carp which adds to the relaxing atmosphere.

atlantic_receptionSURROUNDING AREA

Next to The Atlantic there’s the La Moye championship golf club which is not connected to the hotel. You need to be a member to play here although the driving range is open to the public.

atlantic_hotel_golf_courseThe coastal walks are amazing in this area and you can walk down to the pristine beach from the hotel grounds. There’s lots more to do in Jersey, whether you have 48 hours or longer.

atlantic_hotel_walkDINING AT THE ATLANTIC HOTEL JERSEY

Ocean at The Atlantic has held a Michelin star for ten years in a row. Executive Chef Mark Jordan makes great use of the island’s fresh ingredients, here and at the more casual sister restaurant, Mark Jordan at the Beach, which I’ll be writing about soon. We started our dinner with a glass of Tattinger, always a pleasure. Homemade bread was accompanied by Jersey black butter – a great combination of apples, spices and the all important Jersey cider.

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It went perfectly with our beetroot and goat’s cheese macaron appetizers. Like me, you may be more used to sweet rather than savoury macarons but these worked really well as the tartness of the cheese balanced the beetroot.

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Paul’s starter, a terrine of confit duck with apple and fig chutney and hazelnuts, was a great success. The crunchy nuts contrasted nicely with the soft terrine and the fruity chutney added an extra dimension. My Jersey crab with pink grapefruit and crab tapioca crisp was equally impressive. For my main I chose the pan roasted fillet of sea bream with crushed potatoes, shaved fennel and sauce vierge. Paul opted for a hearty pot roasted breast of chicken with wild mushrooms, truffle mash and café crème.

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With our main courses, we sampled two fantastic white wines, a Macon Charnay Clos des Tournons 2014 and a Heights of The Charge Verdejo Viura Rueda 2013. The first is a Chardonnay wine from Catherine and Didier Tripoz in Burgundy, with notes of peach and melon whilst the latter is a Spanish wine with accents of apricot and nectarine.

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We enjoyed a pre-dessert of milky jelly with a delicate saffron granita and coulis. My dessert was a delicious cheesecake concoction with a digestive biscuit base topped with Philadelphia cream, raspberry sorbet and Jersey berries. Paul is a fan of Italian cooking so loved his tiramisu flavours dessert of mascarpone sabayon, coffee ice and warm chocolate espuma.

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With our dessert, we tried a small glass of a wonderful dessert wine. Rutherglen Topaque NV by Campbells. This family owned vineyard blends new and old wines using the “solera” method with a series of casks used at different stages of maturation. It’s clear that The Atlantic restaurant team, headed up by Martinho de Sousa, Restaurant Manager, really know their wines.

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BREAKFAST

Having slept soundly in our peaceful room, we headed down to breakfast. An attractive cold buffet was on display.

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We chose from the hot menu, with Paul opting for his usual full English and me choosing the smoked haddock. Both our dishes were very tasty and set us up well for the day ahead.

atlantic_hotel_breakfastFINAL THOUGHTS

We had a fabulous stay at The Atlantic Hotel Jersey. Everyone is made to feel very welcome and the food and setting are very special. It’s a great place for a weekend break or a longer stay and from 3 to 6 November, Executive Head Chef Mark Jordan will be joined for a second year by well-known chefs from the Channel Islands and Britain for Eat Jersey. During this celebration of food in Jersey, diners can choose between four fine dining events at Michelin starred Ocean Restaurant, as well as a relaxed beachside feast at sister restaurant Mark Jordan at the Beach.
Have you ever been to Jersey or the Channel Islands? What do you think of the view?

The Atlantic Hotel, Le Mont de la Pulente, Saint Brelade, Jersey JE3 8HE

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  • TravelWithNanoB

    What a lovely place. It’s hard to beat that view of a beautiful coastline, and the hotel seems to have very cozy ambiance. xoxo, nano

  • What a beautiful hotel – love the ocean view and the food looks just divine!

  • I loved my stay at the Atlantic and the restaurant is just exceptional!

  • I’ve never been to Jersey or the Channel Islands. This hotel looks fantastic.

    • I’m quite keen to visit the other Channel Islands as I hear that they are very different – I’m sure you’d enjoy any of them if you get the chance to visit

  • Paola

    This place is just georgeous!!!
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  • This looks so great! I’ve never been to Jersey or the Channel Islands but somehow they just seem so much more exotic than the mainland UK! Yiruma’s piano pieces are so beautiful, I love them! And damn that tiramisu flavoured dessert thing sounds delicious, I need one of those!! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

    • I must admit that I’d never heard of Yiruma before but I love the ones I have since listened to and my sister and niece are now fans too! The tiramisu dessert was a treat

  • I keep meaning to make my way over to Jersey – and with such a quick flight…

    • You definitely should, Emma – not only is the flight really quick but it’s really speedy to get to any of the hotels too!

  • Hayley Rubery

    I genuinely can’t believe this hotel is in Jersey – looks incredible! The food looks delicious and oh, how cosy does that bar look?! *inserts hearts in eyes emoji*

    Hayley xo
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  • ♫ Alison M ♪

    I have never been to Jersey but it looks incredible, as does that hotel

  • I have never been to Jersey, but the view from the Atlantic hotel is breath-taking! I need an ocean view right now…

  • Looks like you enjoyed a lovely getaway at the Atlantic Hotel! Though we’d need to do a lot of coastal walking to walk off that Michelin-inspired food :-).

    • Ha ha, we did our best to walk it off – should have probably packed our gym kit!

  • Such a gorgeous resort- I love those views!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Fabrizia Spinelli

    That’s an amazing place to stay!
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  • The sweet life! If you had said that this was somewhere in the Caribbean, I would have believed it. I have to visit this piece of heaven one day…

    • It’s true that the beaches do have the same unspoilt atmosphere as they do in the Caribbean

  • that looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to visit Jersey.

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  • alice

    Oh wow, so cool!

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  • Jersey’s such a charming little island yet so much to see and do to keep you occupied for a good few days. It looks like a you had a fabulous stay – looking forward to reading the next instalment!

    • We did cram a lot in, and the final instalment will be our lunch at Mark Jordan, a great spot

  • Ellie Adams

    Oh my goodness Suze, I don’t remember Jersey ever looking so exotic. I’m heading there next month and am so excited to check out the island. What a perfect little place so close to home too!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • Oh that’s great, Elle – do meet up with Melissa who blogs at Jersey Girl if you have time – she’s lovely

  • I have very fond memories of Jersey. We took our boys there many, many years ago and just loved it. Maybe it is time for a return visit. The Atlantic Hotel looks lovely.

  • I know someone else to stayed here a few months ago and they loved it to. It does look like a wonderful hotel and somewhere I would definitely want to stay if we visit Jersey 🙂

  • I wasn’t aware that the Atlantic coast can look so beautiful. I’ve been there a couple of times, but the water looked murky and the beaches were dirty. I have to say, this resort is a place were I would love to spend a few days in summer.

  • This post speaks luxury right from the start from the decor, scenery, delicious food, and fine wine! This resort looks magical, and looks like such a memorable trip.

    The starter Paul had, terrine of confit duck with apple with fig chutney and hazelnuts sounds really moorish indeed.

    Glad you enjoyed your trip, I’ve never been to Jersey before and it looks beautiful.

    Laura xo
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  • This hotel looks fantastic! I would love to play a few games of tennis overlooking that water!

  • Lucy

    What a wonderful trip Jersey is so beautiful. A breathtaking hotel and the food looks wonderful. Lucyx (FoodieForce)