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Guernsey Candles

Les Petites Capelles, Saint Sampson
+44 1481 249686
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Guernsey Candles

They have an amazing gift shop with a variety of things to buy. Candle making was amazing you are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
s0phie2004
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Making candles!

I am a regular visitor and customer to the shop. It has all sorts of great home pieces and as you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AndyBGsy
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Gsy, CI
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Guernsey Candles is a family run business offering candle making to all ages. With over forty years' experience, help is always on hand for this activity. This popular attraction has a large shop selling an amazing array of candles, including local souvenirs, jewellery, toys and much more. Bus stop nearby, easy out of town parking.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“candle making” (16 reviews)
“make your own” (6 reviews)
“gift shop” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Les Petites Capelles, Saint Sampson
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+44 1481 249686
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They have an amazing gift shop with a variety of things to buy. Candle making was amazing you are not pushed to finish in a certain time. The staff are very friendly and always willing to help.

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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Sophie, Thank you for your review and i'm pleased you enjoyed candle making, peter m

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am a regular visitor and customer to the shop. It has all sorts of great home pieces and as you would expect, lots of great candles. This visit was with my 4 year old daughter to make a candle. The man in charge was...More

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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Andy, Many thanks for your review. I'm so pleased your daughter enjoyed her candle making and as you point out this is suitable for all ages,i'm sure she will remember her visit for a long time. Peter m

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Brilliant! We popped in to have a look, after a guy in the hotel suggested it for our 5 year old daughter... it didn't' disappoint, she was given full instruction on how to make her own candle and was so pleased with how it turned...More

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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Hi Fred, Thank you for writing in such a positive way. You are right, we get all ages making candles. During the summer holidays there are three of us looking after the candle making. Older children and aldults do their own thing, with gentle advive...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Not a lot to see as far as candle making whilst we were there , in fact they seemed to be unpacking new stock of wax! However I'm sure if we had asked someone would have demonstrated Good gift shop with lots of items we...More

Thank wendy m
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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank for writing. Actually you are right, there wasn't any candles being made, I was away on holiday. Shaun would have made if asked. Peter

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

This venue has everything,some amazing cards for every accession ,loads of gifts ideas,and of cause an amazing collection of candles.Very hopefully staff,it's all in 'your own time ' type of place,no time limit or pushy staff.My only moan,is I spend to much money here lol!

1  Thank Chris L
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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Chris, Thanks for your review. Ever thought of making a candle!! Its fun. Again many thanks for visiting us and spending lots of money. Peter m

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit, you can make your own candle- lovely gift shop where we spent a fortune on gifts! Some unusual gifts! Wasabi popping candy! Staff really helpful, bargain buy a lovely dress half price

1  Thank carolrogers1
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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hi Carol, Thank you for your review. I'm pleased you liked the shop because I think we were in a mess, it' upgrading time of year. If you should visit Guernsey in the future spend a little longer and enjoy our Island. Thanks again, Peter.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Tried booking for the grandchildren to make candles at half term, but this wasn't possible. They only take bookings for parties. It was very busy so we had a bit of a wait, but it was worth it. The children had a great time making...More

1  Thank JanC001
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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hello Jan, First let me say thank you for your review. Yes, we were very busy, in fact I phoned for backup soon after you left. The problem is when everyone turns up at the same time. The morning saw only two people for carving....More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I have taken my children to make candles many times over the years and this activity never loses its appeal. The gentleman that helped them was brilliant - knowing just how much or how little help they required to ensure they felt like it was...More

1  Thank Gabi N
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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Hi Gabi, Many thanks for your review. Always a pleasure to see old faces returning to make candles and do a little shopping. This time I was out of the island but I understand the girls looked after you. Pleased you like the shops new...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

The shop attached to the candles factory is stuffed of lovely quirky gifts but without the candles being made at the time we turned up it was just another good gift shop.

Thank Neil S
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

No candles were being made today which reduces it to an interesting shop. It was full of stuff, some quite good.

Thank David S
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sawelch
28 September 2017|
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Response from Bethan K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you do not have to book to make a candle but at busy times it might be worth a phone call.
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traveller198928
10 August 2016|
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Response from 98Helen | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee. I believe it's approx £9 to create and carve your candle. However, if you do not wish to create a candle, you may simply browse through their shop. Hope you enjoy your visit.
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Siobhan M
1 August 2016|
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Response from 98Helen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can contact Guernsey Candles and reserve a slot for a group booking. 01481 249686
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