The Harbour
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The Harbour

20 Pavilion Road, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6BY England
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5.0
#1 of 1 small hotel in Gorleston-on-Sea
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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The Harbour in Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth is just a short level walk from the beautiful Gorleston beach. Our guest lounge looks out over boats coming in and out of the harbour and rooms to the front have a waterfront harbour view. Superbly situated for the Broads, Norfolk and Suffolk coastline, with all the attractions of Great Yarmouth nearby, Gorleston-on-Sea is an unspoilt hidden gem, ideal for families, couples, and those wanting a beautiful beach on your doorstep, plenty to do nearby but just that bit quieter and more relaxed. The Harbour has the added interest of boats chugging past the window. We have a mixture of rooms consisting of doubles and family rooms, all with tea/coffee making facilities with a newly refurbished guest lounge area with guest balcony.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Romanian

Location

20 Pavilion Road, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6BY England
66Reviews3Q+A19Room tips

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wellsvolvo wrote a review Jan 2020
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Even better room than before it has a harbour view and out to sea. Yet again the room very clean and tidy with a lovely feel to it. Hosts were as nice and helpful as ever and breakfasts freshly cooked and tasty. Would recommend this small hotel/B&B for anyone and yes we will go back again for another short stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Front of house
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Cheezy1 wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having managed to get a booking for the sea view balcony room I couldn’t speak highly enough of this guest house and it’s so accommodating hosts Vince and Aura were really helpful, especially as I arrived late on the first evening. The accommodation was clean, well equipped and perfectly located for my weekend meeting friends. I’m looking forward to returning next year
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Plenty of good cafes and pubs locally. I enjoyed the Pub at the Pier, the Belle Vue, and the sea...
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Naomi P wrote a review Sept 2021
Worcester, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely guest house. Easy to find, parking was easy to do even though there is no official car park.
Was greeted on arrival by Vince and Aura who made us feel welcome. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. The guest house is across the road from a beautiful beach.
We got back from a day out to find two lovely home made cup cakes waiting for us which was a great personal touch. Unfortunately due to renovations we didn’t have the breakfast or use the bar but I’m sure it will look lovely after. Great stay will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 4 has lots of room, a balcony and view of the sea.
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Petulaleverton wrote a review Jul 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We turned up 3 adults + dog to be told that the property we had booked was no longer available.
So we started ringing around etc for lodgings, without any luck.
Just about to make the journey back home when I seen the harbour B &. B.
I explained what had happened to us & he said we could stay there,although B&B was not doing business till August with the covidvirus.
I would just like to say how grateful we were & thanks to the lovely owner he was star..
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Harbour Hotel, Owner at The Harbour
Responded 19 Aug 2020
Hi, and thank you so much for your 5 star review. We are really pleased that you found us and we were able to help. A nice review like yours is really great for a small business like this, so we do appreciate it!! You will always be welcome here if ever you're back this way. All our best to you, Vince & Aura, the Harbour, Gorleston.
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Katie I wrote a review Apr 2022
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stay here every time we visit Gorleston now. Vince and Aura are so warm and welcoming. Customer service that’s second to none. Comfortable and clean. Great value for money. Feels like home away from home. Cannot recommend this lovely hotel enough.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Harbour Hotel, Owner at The Harbour
Responded 26 Jul 2022
Thank you so much Katie. In times when we have guests that are less than appreciative of our place when we've worked so hard to try and make it the best we can, your feedback keeps us going, when we might have given up. You are such a nice person, thank you doesn't really cut it. You will always be welcomed here !!
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J0shua03 wrote a review Sept 2015
Sheffield, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was our first stay at The Harbour Hotel, and we couldn't have picked a better hotel to stay in! From the first moment we arrived we couldn't have been made more welcome by Aura, and then the following day by Vince. Such a lovely couple that made our stay more enjoyable than we thought it was going to be. A comfortable, clean and pleasant hotel, which was made even better by the view of the harbour from our room. It was even more interesting listening to Vince and Aura explain the history of the hotel and Gorleston-on-Sea. We would definitely be returning in the future.

Thank-you,

Lesley and Gary
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Harbour_Gorleston, Owner at The Harbour
Responded 4 Dec 2015
Thank you so much for your review. We are fascinated ourselves about the history of this place, so it was great that you were too ! Thank you for staying here and we hope you will come again !
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Beckyhol wrote a review Aug 2015
Harrogate, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 4th year staying at the Harbour. We enjoyed it as much as usual and wouldn't stay anywhere else. Our 4 children are always made to feel very welcome.
Vince and aura are such lovely hosts and constantly check if everything is ok for us ( which it always is) We always feel relaxed staying here.
It's in such a lovely location 2 minutes walk from from Gorleston's beautiful beach ideal for a traditional family holiday
Thankyou
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Viva196868 wrote a review Jun 2012
Harlow
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You really can't go wrong here. The owners go above and beyond the call of duty to make your stay as relaxing as possible. Very friendly and homely. We had a family room which was large, very clean and with all the mod cons you would normally need. The beds were very comfortable, (I've never slept so well away from home), and the tasty breakfast is plentiful. What more could you want. Even the soft sandy beach is less than a five minute walk away.
Excellent value and I would have no hesitation staying again or recommending the Harbour Hotel to family and friends. If you are holidaying or visiting this area of Norfolk and looking for accommodation I would suggest you give the Harbour Hotel a try first.
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Date of stay: June 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bob K wrote a review Dec 2017
Bedford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel very clean,Some of the rooms have just been refurbished to a high standard. Owners very friendly.Service was excellent,location very good for all the local amenities,Beach, Theatres, Town Shopping,supermarket and restaurants.. Will stay again. Bob and Diane.
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Date of stay: November 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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sdizzard wrote a review Aug 2016
Bedford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Many thanks for a great stay at the Harbour Hotel
Top couple can't do enough for their guests
Would highly Recommend this hotel and would love to return pretty soon
Very reasonably priced and a decent breakfast was also Included
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Date of stay: August 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Harbour_Gorleston
Gorleston-on-Sea6 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi, our Harbour view room is a small family ensuite room, i.e. a double bed and a single bed - as a twin room it is £60 per night including breakfast. Outside August we do a multiple night discount, but the bank holiday weekend is a minimum 3 night stay as it is the busiest weekend of the year! Just give us a call if you want to book it - we do require a one night deposit. Many thanks, Vince & Aura
Answer from Harbour_Gorleston
Gorleston-on-Sea6 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi, all our beds are standard doubles & singles at present (4ft 6 double & 3ft single). The family rooms are one double bed and one single bed, so best suited to small families, but a pull out bed or cot can be added. Hope this helps ! :-)
Cheezy1 wrote a tip Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom66 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of good cafes and pubs locally. I enjoyed the Pub at the Pier, the Belle Vue, and the sea breeze cafe"
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mule11 wrote a tip May 2023
Northampton, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Jay Jay's Beach cafe gr8 & Pier hotel food"
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Naomi P wrote a tip Sept 2021
Worcester, United Kingdom35 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 4 has lots of room, a balcony and view of the sea."
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wellsvolvo wrote a tip Jan 2020
Bedford, United Kingdom260 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Front of house"
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Jim H wrote a tip Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom8 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had the top floor room facing away from the sea, view not spectacular but a brand new bathroom."
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Harbour
Which popular attractions are close to The Harbour?
Nearby attractions include Gorleston-on-Sea Beach (0.2 miles), Pavilion Theatre & Bandstand Gorleston (0.09 miles), and Ocean Bay Amusements (0.10 miles).
Is parking available at The Harbour?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Harbour?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Shed Tapas Bar, Bar 1 - Gorleston, and SW1 Restaurant.
Is The Harbour located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Gorleston-on-Sea.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Harbour?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Harbour?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Somerleyton Hall Gardens (4.2 miles), Wellington Mews Arch (2.0 miles), and Yarmouth Mill (2.5 miles).
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