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“fantastic weekend break”
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Potters Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hopton on Sea
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“fantastic weekend break”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

We have been coming to Potters for over 25 years. Each time we come it is better than the last. Everything is first class. All staff are helpful, polite, courteous and rooms are spacious, clean, heated and modern. the entertainment is second to none. food scrumptious.

Room Tip: Every room we have had has been perfect
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

I can't recommend potters enough we have visited twice now, our party of 11 aged from from 70-1yr olds have on both occasions had a wonderful time! We stayed in family suites which were vy large,spacious and spotlessly clean. Kids had tv and dvd in their rooms but to be honest there is so much to do you don't spend much time in the rooms. Every sport activity you can think of was included in the price as is all food which is of a very high standard to be honest almost too much food! Entertainment again suited all ages and was excellent. Only negative i can think of is the swimming pool vy clean but no slides or shoots really a vy bog standard small ish pool but none the less still Ok for a quick dip but it's no great shakes! We went both times during Oct 1/2 term weekend, would recommend without reservation.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Walthamstow, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

We have been to Potters for a week just before Christmas for the past 8 years.The food is 5 star as is the resort. The entertainment in the evening is like going to a west end show every night. Richard works so hard to entertain everyone he's great.The staff are so friendly and helpful you could not wish for better. I have many friends at my bowls club who have been to Potters they all say it's the best holiday they have been to, I agree it is simply the best.

Room Tip: Treat yourselves to the room in the hotel with the 4 poster bed its great.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

We are still enjoying Potters breaks after over 15 years at times twice a year. The food is great and the entertainment is better than any one can imagine. The staff are excellent nothing too much trouble.Thank you to all concerned see you in 3 week time.

Room Tip: We prefer the chalets enjoy the fresh air walk
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Essex
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

We have been going to Potters many years and the entertainment is second to none. All our family love it there too.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Essex
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

Potters is more than a hotel & to call it a holiday camp evokes images of a tacky 60s resort. Perhaps its more akin to CentreParcs but with the food & entertainment thrown in.

Accommodation wise there is a wide choice & we stayed in the hotel at extra cost. The rooms are spacious, well equipped, comfortable & spotlessly clean. A must for a winter break is that the place is warm & they keep the place well heated & most activities are under the one roof.

Food is outstanding, with plenty of choice, good portion sizes & you can either be served or collect from the buffet. There is even a very nice midnight buffet now. Can't praise this aspect of Potters enough.

The staff in all aspects of the resort are their best asset. Helpful, efficient, polite & have a great sense of humour.

Activities are good & well organised. Facilities are good & with the notable exception of the 10 pin bowling, included in the price. I tried the climbing wall this time, good fun.

Entertainment is also outstanding. We went when there were 2 nights of the Potters team & stayed the extra night to see Gary Mullins Queen Tribute. All three nights were top class, with Mark Brewer being his normal outrageous self. You wouldn't be disappointed if you paid to watch a show with these singers in it (& here its included in the price). For me the Queen tribute was the absolute business.

So why not 5 star?
This time we had an issue with getting hot water in late afternoon/evening so cold showers prior to going for dinner wasn't what we wanted. This was dealt with for our third night & accompanied by an apology & suitable compensation. Things are going to go wrong at some time, so this response was great customer service.

The lunchtime quizzes etc. in the terrace bar are getting a bit stale. The same routine has been going on for years, time to freshen this up. Really funny if its your first time though.

My greatest issue with Potters is that they are now attracting a rowdy element, particularly on the all inclusive weekends. Despite the West End class shows being put on, there is a constant din of people talking or even shouting at times that really spoils my enjoyment of the shows. This time someone tried to pick up a table full of glasses & it was close to falling on my friends. The security & Management seem to do little about this, even though we were assured that they were monitoring the situation. There is a massive difference between singing along, having a good laugh & making things uncomfortable & even dangerous for other guests. Sadly the actions of a few, can ruin the enjoyment of many.

This issue is a blight on an otherwise outstanding experience & we have been coming to Potters for many many years. Will we come back again.....not sure.

Room Tip: Its worth paying the extra to stay in the hotel. he rooms in the hotel furthest from reception are...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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London, England
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

When any one asks us what we think of Potters, we just say we have been going for over 25 years and paid over a hundred visits. What more is there to say.....


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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Potters Resort
Address: Coast Road, Hopton on Sea NR31 9BX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Hopton on Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hopton on Sea
Hotel Class:5 star — Potters Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 400
Also Known As:
Potters Leisure Hotel Hopton On Sea
Hotel Potters Leisure
Potters Resort Norfolk/Hopton On Sea

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