Hotel de l'Europe

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4-5 Mulcaster Street, St Helier


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In its heyday its proximity to the Harbour and the town centre made the Hotel de l'Europe one of the most important in St Helier. Opened in the mid-19th century and renowned for comfortable accommodation and excellent cuisine, today it is no longer a hotel, but a restaurant and nightspot called Chambers

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The hotel in the 19th century

Property name

4-5 Mulcaster Street [1]

Other names

Hotel de l'Europe

Location

Mulcaster Street

Type of property

Mid-19th century hotel, now public house and nightspot

Valuations

No recent transactions

Families associated with the property

  • Messervy: George Messervy opened a school here in 1832 - see advert below

Census returns

  • 1861 4, Mary Burman (44) shopkeeper
  • 1871 5, William Mutton (29) butcher, wife Clara (28), four children, father and mother
  • 1891 4-5, Hotel de l’Europe: Mary Mourant (54) hotel keeper, staff and boarders
  • 1901 4-5, Hotel de l’Europe: Pierre Tremel (52) hotel proprietor [2]

, wife Emilie

Almanac listings

  • 1880-1886: Hotel de l’Europe, Mme Delepine
  • 1890: J Pearce
  • 1900-1921: Hotel de l’Europe, Pierre Tremel
  • 1925-1930: Hotel de l’Europe
  • 1935: Hotel de l’Europe, M E Langin
  • 1940: Hotel de l’Europe, F M Rault
  • 1950-1960: Hotel de l’Europe, R H Holland
  • 1965-1990: Hotel de l’Europe

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

A late 19th century hotel (now public house) retaining some of its original proportions.

Originally the Hotel L'Europe, known for its association with Karl Marx, who was said to have dined here on a number of occasions. [3]

Mid-terrace, four-bay, three storeys.

Notes and references

  1. Early records suggest that the hotel did not always occupy both Nos 4 and 5
  2. Pierre Tremel's will was drawn up in 1921 while he was still manager of the Hotel
  3. As the linked Jerripedia article makes clear, Marx not only dined here but he stayed at the hotel

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Chambers

Pictures of today's restaurant and nightspot

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