Booked two rooms for one night through the Groupon scheme in order to take my elderly mother-in-law to the Norfolk Broads. Our first pleasant surprise was that we were allowed to book these at the start of the Easter weekend, leaving on Good Friday. Second surprise was how nice the hotel was considering the price we paid. Both of the rooms had been recently refurbished and were really nicely finished, despite having the "internal" outlook of brick walls and ducting mentioned by others. However, unlike some other hotels where this has happened to us, there was no fan noise or coooking smells wafting through the window for us to contend with.
Our only moan about the rooms was that they contained lovely new phones but, at the time of our visit, they were not connected making communication with my M-I-L very difficult. Also no lift but we did know this before booking and the staircase was a very grand one with wide, shallow treads. The handrail is also generally fine but it really needs an extra hand grip at the base to allow an elderly person to get themselves onto it. I pointed this out to the receptionist so it may have been addressed by now.
We arrived on the opening night of the new bar and outside patio area and have to say that these are very impressive and modern. In contrast the dining room is much more traditional and the dinner was very reasonably priced and the food extremely good. The staff here and throughout the hotel were very friendly and helpful - with absolutely no exceptions.
Finally I note that another reviewer has mentioned the breakfast and I have to say that this was by far the most attractive "Full English" that I have ever been served. The very tasty food items were beautifully arranged on the plate around a sprig of tomatoes cooked on the vine. So different to the ubiquitous buffet you seem to get these days and a really lasting memory as we left after an all too brief stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Cliff Hotel Gorleston On Sea
- The Cliff Hotel Gorleston-On-Sea, Great Yarmouth