The Crown Club at The Old Government House Hotel is the most stylish and relaxing rendezvous in all of Guernsey - the perfect spot to enjoy the company of friends and colleagues over a few drinks and a light meal. Created from the original 18th century Old Crown Offices it provides an intimate and flexible collection of inviting spaces that are perfect for a wide range of occasions and functions, including a glass-walled wine and whisky-tasting room.
The plush and cosy bar has a very traditional and opulent feel, with red leather banquette seating and a wealth of antique brass fittings. It offers an outstanding selection of premium whiskies and British gins, Champagne, vodkas and cognacs as well as cocktails, beers and fine wines, including signature vintages from our sister wine estate Bouchard Finlayson.
Each of the 12 air-conditioned suites – including the Family Suite – offers absolute privacy and seclusion, with panoramic views over the Delta
Feel at home with 184-square-metres (1980-square-feet) of indoor and outdoor living space, including an airy bedroom, a separate lounge and dressing room area
Spacious bathrooms offer both indoor and outdoor showers, with freestanding baths overlooking the Okavango wilderness
Modern amenities, including flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi access and in-room safe
Indulge in spa and beauty treatments in the privacy and comfort of your suite
With indoor and outdoor dining areas for up to four guests, enjoy private dining on request
Full room service is offered, with suites offering a butler store, fridge, kettle, plates, cutlery and glasses
All suites are individually handcrafted from FSC-certified cedar, with a vaulted, tensile roof cover
Hand carved walnut and ceramic “Imbizo” (meaning “gathering”) dining table by Chuma Maweni, a master of hand-thrown ceramics.
Ceramic bedside lamps by Ardmore, designed to capture the rich plant life and wild creatures of the Moremi Game Reserve, and made exclusively for Xigera. The lamps each depict a different animal and are adorned with patterns, colours and motifs that reference the fabrics and colour scheme of the suite.
African Jacquard custom bedspread, designed to complement the colours of the suite.
Ash and burnt red custom Kassena Server by Dokter and Misses, inspired by the patterned adobe structures built by the Kassena people, who live in the Tiébélé region on the border of Ghana & Burkina Faso. The geometric patterns wrapped around the cabinets are derived from two literary texts in the Sotho and Tsonga languages.
Ceramic stools by Atang Tshikare - a pattern of symbolic shapes and gestural marks has been scratched into black paint, revealing the biscuit-coloured clay beneath. Sitting low to the ground, these pieces appear both earthy and mystical – qualities echoed by their evocative titles: Ngwana, Ngwedi and Ngaka (“child”, “moon” and “shaman” in Tswana).
Timber wardrobe by Otto du Plessis, with etched brass doors depicting landscapes and botanical scenes taken directly from the surrounding Moremi Reserve. These were based on drawings of baobabs, palms and other plants common to the Delta by Trevor Potter, a resident artist at Bronze Age.
Gatigui Lounger by Malian designer Cheick Diallo. This leather clad lounge chair is exemplary of Diallo’s penchant for combining, transferring and re-imagining traditional craft techniques.
“Further in Further Out” artwork by South African artist Chris Soal, created with collected bottle tops from bars and shebeens around Johannesburg.
Four Stripe Karakul by Coral & Hive, an all-women, ethically operated company with some of the most talented weavers in South Africa, whose skills have been passed down for generations. The lounge carpet is made from Karakul wool, from sheep that are raised in the Karoo, in South Africa.
Ebonised eucalyptus side table by Adam Birch, who spent seven months on site at Xigera carving more than 150 large-scale timber sculptures for the lodge. He worked alongside a team of local carpenters, training them in woodworking skills that will stay with them for life.
Nested Carrera tables by Duchenne in walnut, kiaat and light granite. Custom designed for the lodge, these tables brought together three different artisans. An expert timber carver, Friday Jibu, completed the carved texture.