turned up at the "fully booked" caldecott hall yesterday to find a very empty car park. we was greeted at reception by a very shattered looking fella in his jeans and fleece who informed us he'd only taken over that morning and smelt like he'd combated the stress of this by drinking what was left of the bar. still, onward and upward i thought. we was given the key to our "upgrade honeymoon suit" and kind of pointed into the direction where we might find it.
the hallway leading to the room was quite warm, if only the same could be said for the room itself! icy cold would pretty much sum it up, tho this atleast matched the water that flowed from the "hot" tap...there was nothing about the room that screamed honey moon suit at us, more travelodge.
after a bit of "chilling" we thought we'd chance our arm in the bar. after standing around for sometime wondering if the place had been abandoned, we was again greeted by the same fella from reception, who it became apparent was the soul worker that night. my wife asked for a glass of merlot, and after a lot of checking of bottles in the bar, leaving to check elsewhere and general fannying about' settled for a gin and tonic, and got tonic and gin! i enquired if the bottled beer was cold...NO. was the answer, and there was only one draft left until they restocked. we was then told our "bangers and mash" were nearly ready, which was a suprise as we'd ordered none...so, there we sat, in a cold empty bar, with warm drinks watching the news on telly...living the dream! i didn't fancy sampling anything from the kitchen to be honest so we decided the 2hr drive home would be more enjoyable...and that's what we done. just over a 2hr stay was more than enough at that shambles...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in 400 acres of rural countryside with easy access to nearby golf course and spa facilities. Set away from the main road. Restaurant and Bar for guests or non residents. All 8 bedrooms are en-suite and all have tea, coffee, biscuits complimentary. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Caldecott Hall Hotel Fritton
- Caldecott Hotel Fritton, Norfolk