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History
Fiona Kerley and her father, Major Colin Grant

History of the Ommaroo Hotel

The main building (built in 1837) commenced as private residences in around 1886, that were known as No. 1 & 2 Ommaroo Terrace. In 1916 the two neighbouring houses were purchased and transformed into a small and comfortable Hotel, which retained the name Ommaroo.

The derivation of the word Ommaroo has caused some speculation: it could possibly be from the Maori vocabulary which should be spelt “Oamaru” – a picturesque and prosperous town in North Otago, New Zealand.  However, it could also be translated as “Peaceful Place = at home”, or a similar translation from Aboriginal, “Ommaroo = Welcome”.

In the early 1920’s, the Palmer and Rowley families bought the hotel. They traded successfully until the Second World War, when the hotel was occupied by German Officers and used as staff quarters. It was not until after Jersey’s “Liberation Day” on 9 May 1945 that the building was returned to use as a hotel.  

In 1973 Tom Palmer sold the hotel to its current owner, his grandson, Major Colin Grant. Major Grant’s daughter, Mrs Fiona Kerley is now Managing Director and the fourth family generation to be involved with the hotel. Fiona has overseen extensive refurbishment throughout the hotel and led the celebration of achieving 100 years of the hotel’s trading history. 

                                                                    

 

 

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Free Breakfast

Free Breakfast →

Free Full English & Continental Breakfast for every guest per room, per night. This offer only applies when you book your hotel room directly with us. [email protected] or T. +44 (0) 1534 723493.

Free 3-Course Dinner     (for 4+ night stays in Seaview Balcony Rooms)

Free 3-Course Dinner (for 4+ night stays in Seaview Balcony Rooms) →

Book direct to stay four or more nights in one of our Seaview Balcony Rooms and enjoy complimentary dinner* for each guest staying in the room, on the first night of your stay. * Includes 3-courses, excludes drinks. Supplements may apply for some dishes.  This offer is only available if you book direct with us.

Kids Eat FREE this October

Kids Eat FREE this October →

Book Direct & Stay minimum 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast in October and kids eat FREE! Direct bookings only, subject to availability & can't be combined with other special offers. Up to 3 children ( <12yrs old) dine free when dining with two adults (min adult food spend £25 p.p).

Garden BBQ Al Fresco Dining

Garden BBQ Al Fresco Dining →

*NEW* Garden BBQ Sizzling Saturdays & Sunday from 12:30 - 6pm. BBQ board loaded with your choice of meat (or veg options), salad, potato wedges and bread basket, while you dine al fresco in our garden or under the cover of our marquee. Please take a minute to read our important al fresco dining guidelines before you book. Booking is essential and you will be asked to pre-order your menu choices when you make your booking. T. 01534 723493 or [email protected]

4 nights for the price of 3

4 nights for the price of 3 →

Book direct a minimum of 3 nights and receive an extra one free night's accommodation during your stay. Free Full English & Continental breakfast included. This offer is only available if you book direct with our reservations team. T. +44 1534 723493 or E. [email protected]ommaroohotel.com. Click for further details, terms, and conditions.

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Reasons you will want to be our guest...

1. Close to beach
2. Quiet central location on the coast, but only 10 minutes walk to the bustling centre of St Helier
3. Long established family-run hotel warmth and hospitality
4. Varied room types to suite all needs
5. Great food / Dog Friendly / Family Friendly

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