If you haven’t heard of the new Netflix movie The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, you can indulge in the original historical novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows on which the movie is based — or you can head to The Old Government House Hotel & Spa in St. Peter Port to enjoy the themed Guernsey in the Limelight escape.
Located in the English Channel on the Channel Island of Guernsey (and the only 5-star hotel on the island), the property has been a hotel since 1858, but actually dates to its original incarnation as the official governor’s residence in 1796. During the years 1940–1945, it was occupied by the Germans and used as their General Staff Headquarters.
Now a member of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, The Old Government House Hotel & Spa’s themed getaway includes accommodations for two nights in a classic double room, a copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book and a themed dinner for two. The dinner features fresh fare from Guernsey, including a starter of local crab and catch of the day pan-seared and served with squash puree and fondant potato. For dessert, guests indulge in local Guernsey Gache, a fruit loaf accompanied by Guernsey Dairy Sorbet. Prices begin at $300 per room per night, based on double occupancy.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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