Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest Information

During these uncertain times caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus, and on behalf of The Bella Team, I want to reassure guests and customers of our firm commitment to you.

We know that all companies and markets have been affected by the current situation. Travel and supplies to and from the Islands are now also being effected.

The health and safety of all guest and staff is most paramount.

The hotel has been closed for the winter season, and we have liaised with all our staff both overseas and locally, and for their safety and that of our customers we have decided to review our re-opening for the summer season:

We will now re-open May the 1st 2020 and not April 1st as previously planned.  We will continue to review and post updates on our website and social media accounts as they arise.

All existing reservations and bookings for April will be contacted ASAP to make alternative arrangements. 

All future hotel and restaurant bookings, and general queries should be directed through:  [email protected] / 01481 238764

Phil Collinson, General Manager

Guernsey Liberation Day 2019

On Thursday May 9th 2019, Guernsey celebrates Liberation Day and 74 years since the end of the Nazi occupation of our island for five years over the course of World War II.

Liberation Day marks the end of our island’s annual Heritage Festival, and is an incredibly important and poignant date in Guernsey’s calendar; it is a day to reflect upon the hardships endured and sacrifices made during those dark years, and to celebrate and enjoy our liberation and freedom.

This year is the first of three Liberation Days to be organised by EC Events, who surveyed islanders at the end of 2018 to hear about the sort of Liberation Day celebrations that they wanted. 

‘These celebrations are about the island of Guernsey and the organisers would like to include the islanders in the plans for the day as much as possible,’

EC Events

Festivities will again focus around Albert Pier in St Peter Port where the Home Front Marquee will be located, culminating in a fireworks display over the harbour and Castle Cornet in the evening.  There will be the traditional parade, church service and cavalcade, as well as a host of children’s activities, live music, food and drink.  The day’s key events and timings are as follows:

  • 9am – Guernsey Schools Relay Race
  • 9.40am – Liberation Parade ‘fall in’ at North Beach
  • 11am – Town Church Service
  • 10.30am - 4.30pm Waitrose NAAFI Tea Tent on Albany
  • 12 noon – 10.30pm – Live Music and Entertainment in Home Front Marquee
  • 2.30pm - Cavalcade
  • 2pm – 5pm – Liberation Day Music at the Castle
  • 4pm - 10.30pm - Randalls Beer tent open
  • 5pm – Band of the Royal Armoured Corps. – Home Front Marquee
  • 9.30pm – Fireworks Display

You can view a full programme of events on the Guernsey Liberation Day website.  If you’re staying at the Bella Luce or you visit to Guernsey falls over Liberation Day on May 9th then this is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy an additional May Bank Holiday and experience a celebratory day unique to Guernsey.

Images by Chris George

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Bella Luce