We went to stay at the lesuire resort as we won a free taster night. We had great expectations after researching the resort and dscovering it was 5*. The customer service was excellent with the exception of one grumpy lady. Staff were very attentive and met all of needs. The other thing that was excellent was the theatre production. The singers were amazing and the show was as good as any west end show I have seen. However, the comedians in between were almost painful!
However, quite frankly almost everything was a dissapointment. Firstly, the food was not up to 5* standard! Powered soup, pork crackling which was inedible and mushy extremley over cooked vegetables. But the worst thing of all was the fact that as a couple we had to share a table with another couple!! On a romantic night away this is not what we want or expected! When we asked for a table for 2 we were told that you had to book it in advance! Who would no to do this??!!
We were also very dissapointed with he activities. We wanted to take part in clay pigeon shooting but was told it was fully booked with only 10 places! the rally carts were not scheduled for the couple of days we were there! Many of the activites are only available for one session, once a week! We also went to take part in the shooting but it was in a small hall with a large amount of people and the guns mounted, not the outdoor ranges we were expecting. The gym and pool was also very disppointing, the gym seemed to need updating and the pool was full with children playing. Also, the beach was nice to walk on but it is very small and could not be used for sunbathing/picnics!
Finally, there was very little atmosphere in the place. The majority of the people staying there are OAP's this is reflected in the decor, food and entertainment. The main bar where evertybody sits is like a residential home with OAP's playing cards. we went to the pub and discovered that there was a man playing on the keyboard to old fashioned songs with OAP's singing along.
Basically, this would be the ideal place for the elderly to go for a break and small children but younger adults 20-50 I would definatly go elsewhere!
- Also Known As:
- Potters Leisure Hotel Hopton On Sea
- Hotel Potters Leisure
- Potters Resort Norfolk/Hopton On Sea