Now a luxury 4 star hotel of international standing, the L'Horizon in Jersey was originally built as a private seaside villa in 1850 when its name was Aliwal. The house originally belonged to George Hicks, a Colonel in the Bengal Army and Grandfather of the famous actor-writer Sir Seymour Hicks, who built London's Globe Theatre.
The L'Horizon Hotel and Spa prides itself in creating a home from home. All 106 bedrooms have bathrobes, tea/coffee facilities, fridge, iron & ironing board, trouser press, hairdryer, telephone, broadband internet access, plasma screens, DVD players and satellite television and over half of the rooms have air conditioning and MP3 docking stations.
Sitting in the elegant surroundings of your room, or sipping drinks on the terrace, as you gaze out to sea and contemplate the calming ebb and flow of the waves on the beach, it's impossible not to feel completely at ease.
L'Horizon creates an atmosphere of total relaxation that encourages you to enjoy yourself to the full. You feel you can be totally self-indulgent. It is a feeling that's increased by the comfort of the luxurious, beautifully designed contemporary rooms, the fine food and wines served in the restaurants, and the courteous and genuinely caring service.
With its superb views of the splendid Jersey coastline of clean sandy beach and rolling surf it is difficult to imagine a more perfect setting.
We offer our guests far more than just a hotel restaurant. We provide the stunning formal setting and surroundings but create a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Our restaurant team are friendly and chatty. They are attentive, yet unobtrusive. They are professional and knowledgeable.
We use the most experienced and inventive chefs who use only the finest ingredients to create mouth-watering dishes. At the same time we are more than happy to offer you beans on toast if you feel in need of a little comfort food. The kitchen use only high quality produce, from local suppliers where possible. This provides not only our guests, but also the local community with a reason to know and love us.
Our menus are both seasonal and regional, concentrating on local speciality ingredients and dishes. We aim to produce a unique menu and pride ourselves on the fact that everything is homemade, whether it be our pastry chef''s cakes for our speciality afternoon teas, the olive oil sourced from our very own Villa Saletta olive groves in Italy or the wine on our extensive wine list, produced from grapes grown in our personal vineyards.
But if all that fails to lift your spirits, L'Horizon has yet another way to make you forget your cares. In the Spa you will be pampered by skilled staff who offer a range of stimulating treatments designed to relax and invigorate you.
Every aspect of your stay at the L'Horizon hotel has been carefully considered to provide you with the ultimate haven for relaxation, and that includes our luxurious Spa.
Located within the Hotel, we have made sure it has everything you could possibly need to pursue a healthy lifestyle and a feeling of total well being by letting you decide how active or inactive you wish to be. You can choose to work out in our fully equipped gymnasium, or just chill out, by putting yourself in our staff's capable hands and pampering yourself with a range of luxurious beauty treatments.
Adult only swimming times are between the hours of 12 noon and 2pm and then again from 7pm onwards. During these times, no children under the age of 12 are allowed in the swimming pool.
Please note that the L'Horizon hotel operates a no smoking policy in all areas with the exception of designated smoking bedrooms. From 1st October 2007 all bedrooms will be non smoking.