Close to all the amenities the town has to offer
There are many advantages to staying in one of the hotels near St Helier primarily; you are close to all the amenities the town has to offer such as restaurants, shops and historical landmarks.
The Hotel Cristina is one of the best hotels near St Helier; the bus stop is nearby and within minutes you will find yourself at the Liberty bus station. From here you can explore Liberty Wharf, a lovingly restored Victorian building with its restaurants and quaint shops, like Lucas Brothers, for example, a local produce shop.
Here, there is also a quirky clothes boutique called Eclectic which is locally owned. Within the complex, you’ll find a Costa Coffee a bar/restaurant called Mimosa which then turns into a hopping nightclub in the evening.
There is a taxi rank near the Royal Yacht hotel so you can catch a cab back to the hotel – by staying in a hotel near St Helier you can keep your cab fares down!
All the world's top brands in perfumery and fashion
The main shopping area in St Helier is King Street. Here you’ll find our two main department stores: De Gruchy and Voisins. Voisins is locally owned and run by Gerald Voisin and his family. Inside you will be treated to all the world’s top brands in perfumery and fashion. De Gruchy has just undergone a major refurbishment which makes for a very enjoyable shopping experience and has its fair share of designer labels!
Most of the stores in Jersey do not charge VAT and therefore goods are cheaper than in the UK.
There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from in St Helier. In recent years more have opened offering a wider selection of cuisine. The Jersey Museum has regular exhibitions which give plenty of insight into Jersey history from the Ice Age to the Occupation.
The official Jersey Visitor Centre has been relocated to Liberation Bus Station on the Esplanade. Here you’ll find plenty of information on the Island to help you plan your stay.
The market is filled with stalls selling flowers, fruit and vegetables
The capital of Jersey is steeped in history. St Helier was originally named after a Frankish missionary who was allegedly martyred there in 555. The Royal Square, as well as being the home to numerous pigeons and the Island’s government States building, is a popular place to watch the world go by at one of the pubs or eateries. The Pierson bears the bullet scars for the Battle of Jersey It’s worth visiting the Visitor Centre to find out more about discovering the history of St Helier.
A couple of places worthy of note are the Central Market, in Beresford Street. This indoor market was opened in 1882 and features Victorian architecture including cast iron structures, and an ornamental fountain in the centre. The market is filled with stalls selling flowers, fruit and vegetables, as well as small shops and cafés.
The fish market is just across the road on Beresford Street; here you can see an array of locally caught fish and shellfish. At the hotel, we source fresh fish and local crustaceans such as lobsters and oysters during the season.
Also of note is 16 New Street. This is an 18th -century Georgian townhouse that has been lovingly restored by the National Trust of Jersey. This is a must-visit museum if you are interested in delving deeper into Jersey’s past.
So as you can see there’s plenty of great reasons to choose from hotels near St Helier. At the Cristina, we are just a few minutes away from all the buzz of the town centre.