I struggled with a title for this review as the Normanhurst is a bit of a conundrum.
Firstly let's take the positives - the staff were all very friendly and helpful.
The food was delicious (and very reasonably priced for the table d'haute menu) both for our evening meal and breakfast the following morning.
The room was a really generous size with a lovely bathroom and really nicely presented and tastefully decorated.
There was ample parking on site at both the front and rear of the hotel.
However the negatives were on driving up to the building you cannot help but notice it needs a little tender loving care externally (but don't let this put you off as on entering the hotel it has a really warm olde world feel to it).
We were in the annex and whilst our room was lovely the walk to it again didn't make for good first impressions. The corridors are just that, bland corridors, which whilst functional are not in the least appealing.
The walls were also very thin and we struggled to lock our door.
That being said the hotel was very reasonably priced and perhaps caters more to the business/rep/solo travellers than to visitors to the area.
If you are looking for a cheap, clean hotel with a little bit of character this is idealMore