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“2 night break at Warners Gunton Hall”

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Warner Leisure Hotels Gunton Hall Coastal Village
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Lowestoft
Certificate of Excellence
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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“2 night break at Warners Gunton Hall”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Gunton Hall Near Lowestoft is a great place to get away from the hussle of daily life. The hall itself is nothing special and from the outside looks a little ordianary however the facilities of the Warner Complex were really good if you want to have some time away from home. We stayed in a premier Chalet called Labernum and this was a little walk away from the main complex so would not recommend if you find walking difficult. We had a little lounge area and seperate bedroom and bathroom. All very adequate for short break and roomy enough for two. The decor was basic but clean,not luxurious but very comfortable.The food was carvery or a few Al a Carte choices and was like home cooked, very easy to eat and nothing fancy.You have to report for breakfast between 0830 and 0930 and everyhing was hot and well cooked, the evening meal was from 1830 to 1930 .The evening entertainment was basic fun and the entertainment staff were always friendly and happy. If you ar expecting West End then its not for you, if you like to go with the flow and are not too judegmental then you will have fun. The do you Warner Dance workshops were great at going over basic steps , if you are an experienced dancer then they are fun but you will not learn much. The pool was large and not overcrowded, the gym had enough pieces of equipment to keep you busy for an hour and the grounds are worth a walk.Generally the fellow holiday makers were of retired age but being slightly younger we still had a good time and met some friendly people. This is not a cruise on land but good fun if you have an open mind and do not expect too much. There are some good cheap deals to be had too.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

East Suffolk Blind (Reg Charity No 206886) held a fundraising gala night at Gunton Hall on 21st December 2012. We can only praise highly the professionalism of all the management and staff during the planning stage and on the night. The evening was a great success and we would love to do it all again!

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Rotherham
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

We really enjoyed our stay over Twixmas and New Year. Ths was the third year that we had been away at this thime of year at Gunton. The entertainment and accomodation was excellent. The food and service was also very good. Although most guests took trouble with their apearance and looked very nice we were surprsed to see a man in the dining room in the evening wearing shorts and think you should have an active dress code for the eveing. We have booked to come to Gunton Hall for the same period in 2013. 4th Year running. Well worth our 170 mile jouney.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

We stayed at Warners for Christmas 2012 we could not fault it, staff food entertainment and accomodation was excellent, and overall holiday was even better than we expected we did upgrade our rooms when we booked and it was well worth it.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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maidstone
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Having stayed at Corton & Lakeside on several occassions decided to give Gunton Hall the once over. My weekend break was 4th - 7th January.
First impressions were that it looked a bit drab and could do with a makeover.
From my arrival to my departure i found the staff helpful, cheerful and efficient. Very welcoming and approachable.
The chalet accommodation was exceptionally clean and comfortable even though the adjoing chalet wall was paper thin. Just as well i had considerate neighbours .
Facilities were of a good standard especially the swimming pool.
Entertainment was first class each evening, but the day time activities programme could have been better implemented.
Food was of a very good standard and the service was exceptionally good.
If i had to nominate a member of staff that intereacted with with the guests and was a more than competent entertainer, it would have to be Carl Hemling. A very talented compere and singer. The best one so far at any Warner i have frequented.
As they say nothings perfect, but Gunton Hall should be proud of their guest relations and service, which certainly stands out from the crowd.
I for one will definitely return.

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Essex England
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We stayed for 5 night Christmas break, in a premier suite. The food was excellent, entertainment in the main was very good.

Although we were very pleased with the suite. it was one of their oldest ones and in our opinion is in need of a re-vamp. The fan in bathroom was not strong enough to clear dampness from shower etc.

All in all though thoroughly enjoyed this break.,

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

My wife and I had a good weekend as usual at Gunton Hall. This was our 5 th visit so we know what to expect and which Accomadation we want although this time we could not get our first choice but we were in the block we wanted. I have read some of the other reviews and am a bit puzzled by some of them. Warners will never be a Ritze type hotel but then again you do not pay Ritze money. The place is mostly clean and welcoming, the food is OK with a carvery every night plus order from the menu, a reasonable standard over all. We have had good waiter service and once bad. The entertainment is OK but a bit repetitive. The Firebirds were the main entertainment, which was the main reason for booking. They are brilliant, it's Rock and Roll but as far as my wife and I are concerned they are the best Rock and Roll group in this country. Fabulous. We are going again in January and in March. It's a lovely place to go for a restfull short break.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Michelle H, Manager at Warner Leisure Hotels Gunton Hall Coastal Village, responded to this review, 8 January 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We do try and shake up the entertainment schedule to keep some of the favourite acts and also try new something new for guests to enjoy.

We have recently introduced a brand new menu so hopefully you enjoyed the new selection of food available at Gunton.

I am glad you enjoyed The Firebirds and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Petrina, General Manager
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Property: Warner Leisure Hotels Gunton Hall Coastal Village
Address: Gunton Avenue, Lowestoft NR32 5DF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Lowestoft
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Lowestoft
#6 Family Hotel in Lowestoft
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Warner Leisure Hotels Gunton Hall Coastal Village 4*
Number of rooms: 223
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Every break at Gunton Hall includes hearty hot and cold buffet breakfasts and delicious three-course dinners. Lots of daytime activities and leisure facilities including swimming,archery and salon spa.A unique and dazzling schedule of entertainment and dancing is also included in your holiday.The Hotel organises shopping trips to Nowhich, Bure Valley steam trains and Broads cruises. ... more   less 
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