The driveway and approach to this hotel increase your expectation of what is to come, but sadly you have then seen the high point.
This has the potential to be beautiful and classy hotel but sadly it falls well short. It is an old building so it is not surprising that, with the wood paneling, it looks dark but more importantly it also looks rather sad and a little grubby.
The food in the lounge was very nice but tables were not cleared regularly enough and not wiped at all from what I could see. Drinks in the clubhouse were an eye watering price, over £11 for a half of guinness and a glass of wine.
With regard to golf - the greens played well and the course is pleasantly mature and interesting but lacking grooming with club scraping stones in the bunkers. The buggy was full of gravel, litter, and grass and looked as if it hadn't been cleaned for many rounds. Outside of the clubhouse was the most offensive smell of drains which made the outside seats rather redundant despite the sunshine.
Overall, if you can get a really good deal and turn a blind eye to shortcomings then it is possibly worth it but, bear in mind, you will pay a high price for drinks.
My advice would be to do yourself a favour, pay perhaps £10 more, cross to the other side of Norwich and stay at the much classier Marriott Sprowston Manor, it is in another league.
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- Also Known As:
- Dunston Hall De Vere Hotel Norwich
- De Vere Dunston Hall Norwich
- Dunston Hall Norwich
- Dunston Hall Hotel
- De Vere Dunston Hall Hotel