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

Liberation Day Celebrations 2017

On Tuesday the 9th of May 2017, Guernsey will commemorate the island’s liberation from Nazi German occupation 72 years ago.  Liberation Day is an important day in Guernsey’s calendar and there are numerous events for both locals and visitors to enjoy across the bank holiday weekend and on Liberation Day itself.  For visitors with an interest in history it is a fantastic weekend to visit, as many of the island’s WW2 attractions and museums host special events and tours and the St Peter Port seafront is turned over to classic military vehicles, parades, music and dancing.

Here’s a selection of events taking place over this year’s Liberation Day long weekend:

  • Saturday 6th May - German Naval Signals HQ Tours (2pm, 3pm, 4pm).  A chance to tour the underground bunker that served as the Signals Headquarters, transmitting radio messages using the famous “Enigma” machine right up until May 9th 1945.
  • Sunday 7th May – Open Day at Pleinmont Observation Tower (2-4.30pm).  A chance to tour the bizarre-looking five storey concrete German observation tower (Marine Peilstand 3)on the south west tip of Guernsey.  The tower was used by the German Navy for direction and range-finding for their coastal defence batteries.
  • Monday 8th May – Heroes of the Occupation talk at the German Occupation Museum (9.30-10am).  Join museum director Richard Heaume for a half hour talk before the museum’s opening about the many heroes of Guernsey’s Occupation, including commando raiders, resistance fighters and local heroine Marie Ozanne.
  • Tuesday 9th May – St Peter Port Seafront events.   From 8.45am onwards, the seafront in town will be the centre of the island’s Liberation Day commemorations and celebrations.  Featuring helicopter fly-pasts, the annual Liberation Day parade, markets, tours of Royal Navy patrol boats, 1940s music and dancing in the Homefront Marquee on Crown Pier, music at Castle Cornet and the Lib Rock music stage, proms and culminating in a spectacular firework display, there is a great deal to choose from

Head over to the Guernsey Liberation Day website for further details and a more detailed itinerary of all that will be happening in our island’s celebration of freedom.

Images provided courtesy of (and copyright retained by) Visit Guernsey and The Guernsey Event Company Ltd.


Written by:

Bella Luce