La Barbarie Hotel Newsletter September 2015.
La Barbarie Tennerfest Breaks

Now in its 19th year the long-established Guernsey Tennerfest promotion sees Guernsey restaurants offering great lunch and dinner menus from as little as £10.00 and is the perfect opportunity to grab a great value Autumn Foodie Break.

At only £165 per person La Barbarie Hotel Guernsey Tennerfest Breaks represents outstanding value with clients staying 3 nights getting the 4th night FREE throughout the month of October 2015.

•  4 nights en-suite accommodation - 3 nights plus 4th night free

•  Full English breakfast is included

•  Our 4 course Tennerfest Menu on your first night

•  Plus the option to extend your stay from only £49.50

La Barbarie Latest Signing in
Transfer Shocker
It’s not every day that La Barbarie Hotel makes it on to the BBC Sport website, but that’s what happened when Guernsey FC picked our own new signing Guille Fernandez to play for them.

Guille joined us in the Summer to come and work in our Restaurant and he was soon showing his soccer skills, (no not in the Restaurant), to the local coaches. Seems Guille might be a bit of a player (reminds yours truly of his youth).

Never one to miss a marketing opportunity we thought this little advert in the home game programs would be appropriate.

Should you wish to hire Mr Fernandez for private functions please contact Mr 10% (AKA. A. Coleman).

Old Barbarians keep coming
back for more!

We have been delighted to welcome back many Old Barbarians this year and we thank you for your loyalty to La Barbarie Hotel.

Your continued support and feedback ensures that we strive to be the best we can be and I am delighted to report that, at the time of writing on a well-known review site, La Barbarie has again finished the season as the Number one Hotel in St Martins and Number 3 in Guernsey.

Permission in Place

Phase one of the three phase project of poolside work and improvement, the new wall by the pool has been completed and it seems from the feedback that you approve.

This Winter will see the conversions of the final 2 bed apartments to more new Superior rooms.

On 2nd November our builders, Ivo and Raivis (no they don’t believe me either), will surrender their corkscrews and be handed shiny new sledgehammers and hard hats.

Our room refurbishment programme continues as we invest further in more Standard room upgrades with two ground floor rooms (20 and 21) and two first floor rooms (4 and 8) being totally refurbished this Winter. Facilities will include new walk-in shower wet rooms.
Silver Anniversary or 25 Shades of Grey - Our very First Barb Wire

March 7th 1991 is quite a long time ago which funnily enough, is the day Andrew Coleman started working at La Barbarie.

In this short/long (you decide) time, the hotel has become the proud daddy of a swimming pool, gained an award winning restaurant, given birth to 3 stars, run off with an AA Rosette, Visit Guernsey Gold Award, a Restaurant of the Year Award and has grown from a 15 bedroom hotel with a 73% Quality Rating to a 35 bedroomed Hotel with a 90% Quality Rating.

A word with Mr. Coleman’s coiffeur will quickly confirm that a few grey hairs have made a guest appearance, though his personal beautician informs us that it really is a natural glow and not make up. (Maybe that’s why he married her).

So March 7th 2016 will mean Le Grand Fromage, will have been opening cans of smiles and welcoming Old Barbarians for 25 years. Together with long serving (or should that be suffering) staff like Ivo, Raivis, Colin, Sally and Paul but not forgetting those that have been and gone (escaped) like Jean, Jerry, Ilze, Janis, Piadade, Stuart and too many to mention, we just wanted to say ”Blimey doesn't time fly when you’re working!!!”

To celebrate this gold watch event there will be no dishing out of expensive timepieces, but if you just happen to be in the bar on Monday 7th of March 2016 you'll be there exactly 25 years after it all started!
Caption Competition

Talking of Old Barbarians who remembers the Roy Duff Column? Nah!, nor do I but here’s a blast from the past. We used the above picture of Rebecca Duff and her Ugly Sisters for a caption competition in our Barb Wire of 2007 (surely you kept copies?).

So eight years on we thought this picture of Rebecca in 2015, with two rather attractive minders, would be perfect for our Caption competition. Be advised - “He’s behind you” a' la panto is not a likely winning option.

Actually Old Barbarians can now view our Newsletters Archive here >
See Issue: 13 for more on Roy and Rebecca.

The Prize:- Two nights B+B for Two here at La Barbarie plus Half Bottle of Taittinger. The judge's (yours truly) decision is final and the winner will be notified by email before 30 April 2016. Please send entries here:

Web Site Story

So, I know this chap who used to be a fine award winning hotelier and then gave it all up to follow his dream, no not me, I have some strange dreams and I don’t really want to be the ship's cook on the Mars mission!

Anyway my friend the ex Bon Viveur decided to get with it in the digital age and taught himself "stuff".

And hey presto! after many hours of Bazilmania we now have a brand new shiny, and here’s the key word, “responsive” web site. So all you upwardly, downwardly static mobile people, not forgetting the tablet takers, can now view our website in its full glory and book online on what ever device, wherever you are!

A BIG thanks to Mike who has been looking after La Barbarie Hotel’s digital presence since the year dot (com).
With a choice of 5 great value and varied Guernsey short breaks starting at only £124 we think our 2016 collection has a break to suit everyone.

All breaks may be extended and are not restricted to weekends.
Spring FREE Night Offer
 3 Nights accommodation
 Buffet and full Guernsey Breakfast
 All rooms en-suite and non smoking
 4 course table d'hôte dinner on your first night
 The following 2 nights on B&B terms
3 Night Guernsey Walking Breaks
 3 Nights en-suite accommodation
 Buffet and full Guernsey Breakfast
 Day trip crossing to beautiful Herm Island
 Daily packed lunch. Guide book and map
 ½ bottle of Champagne and Guernsey fudge
3 Night Guernsey Mini Breaks
 3 Nights en-suite Accommodation
 Buffet and full Guernsey Breakfast
 Guernsey Fudge in your room
 Extend your stay from only £53.00 p.p.p.nt
 Upgrade to Half Board only £20.00 p.p.p.nt.
3 Night Guernsey Gourmet Breaks
 3 Nights en-suite accommodation
 Buffet and full Guernsey Breakfast
 First 2 nights.dine from our table d'hote menu
 Final night our delicious Seafood Extravaganza
 ½ bottle of Champagne and Guernsey fudge
3 Night Tennerfest Breaks
 3 Nights en-suite Accommodation
 Buffet and Full English Breakfast
 Our 4 course Tennerfest Menu on your first night
 The following 2 nights on B&B terms

 Extend your stay from only £53.00 p.p.p.nt.
© 2015 La Barbarie Hotel Guernsey. Newsletter September 2015.