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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.

Working with her father, Fiona has overseen extensive refurbishment throughout the hotel as well as re-branding the hotel with a new logo and launching its new conference and outdoor pool facilities. 

The family are proud to have recently celebrated the achievement of 100 years of the hotel’s trading history. 

                                                                    

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Complimentary Cream Tea & Dinner

Complimentary Cream Tea & Dinner →

Book Direct 3 nights or more & receive complimentary Cream Tea plus dine with us free! T's & C's applies.

October Half Term - Kids Eat FREE!

October Half Term - Kids Eat FREE! →

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).

Christmas Day Lunch

Christmas Day Lunch →

Book now for our superb 4-Course Christmas Carvery Lunch Buffet, served 12.30 - 3.00 pm. Email: [email protected] or T. 723493.

Autumn Escape

Autumn Escape →

Why not give a gift voucher or enjoy a romantic overnight seaside break yourself for only £169 per couple, including: Bottle of 'Bubbles' on arrival, Table d'hote Dinner for two in our NEW Brasserie, Full English Breakfast, Overnight stay in a Seaview Balcony bedroom and late checkout of 2pm (subject to availability).  Valid for stays from 01 Oct until 20 Dec 2018. Book direct by 1 Dec 2018, quoting Code: OMMBREAK18.  Email: [email protected] or call +44 1534 723493.

Remembrance Sunday Carvery Lunch

Remembrance Sunday Carvery Lunch →

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 11 November: 12h30 - 14h30 Join us for Sunday Carvery Lunch. Enjoy our hot and cold buffet selection, choice of Roasts with all the trimmings, Desserts, Cheese Board and Tea/Coffee.  £25 per adult, £12 per child (£7.50 for under 5's). Booking essential.  T. 723493 / E. [email protected]

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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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