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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 now looking forward to celebrating the achievement of 100 years of the hotel’s trading history. 

                                                                    

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Winter Mini-break

Winter Mini-break →

Book direct to stay 3 nights or more at the Ommaroo Hotel before 27th March 2018 and receive one night's accommodation during your stay totally free! (excludes stays between 20.12.17 -02.01.18). Full English & Continental breakfast included. Cancellations free up to 48 hours prior to arrival!

Complimentary Cream Tea & Dinner

Complimentary Cream Tea & Dinner →

Book Direct & receive complimentary Cream Tea plus when you stay for 3 nights or more dine with us for free!

Easter Sunday Carvery Lunch: 1 April

Easter Sunday Carvery Lunch: 1 April →

Sunday 01 April, 12.30 - 2.30pm Join us for Carvery Lunch with family or friends on Easter Sunday for lunch. Enjoy three courses for £25 per adult / £12.50 (under 16's). Booking essential. T. 723493.

Mother's Day Lunch: 11 March 2018

Mother's Day Lunch: 11 March 2018 →

Join us for a Carvery lunch this Mother's Day, 12.30 - 2.30pm. Enjoy three courses for £25 per adult / £12.50 per child. Booking essential. T. 723493.E: [email protected]

Romantic Escape for Two

Romantic Escape for Two →

Enjoy a Romantic Overnight Break for two for only £169 per couple. Includes Dinner, Breakfast, overnight stay in a deluxe Seaview Balcony Room (includes late checkout of 2pm) and a bottle of 'Bubbles' & chocolates on arrival. Valid for stays until 28 March 2018. Book by 1 March 2018, quoting Code: OMMBREAK18

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