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Bay Carlton Hotel
Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Great Yarmouth
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Recently had 3 night stay. Hotel is centrally situated on seafront close to all amenities. Staff were excellent, polite and helpful. Entertainment was very good with everything from bingo, quiz,, star turns and disco....to which we boogied till midnight! Thanks to the entertainment manager!!! The evening meal was fantastic, with a wide choice for all courses and plentiful. Breakfast was served quickly and efficiently again with plenty of choice. Hotel lounge was light and airy and the refurbished coffee bar/bistro was lovely. Our room was a little dark at back of building but who cares,..we were hardly in! I shall be returning to this hotel...it had everything we needed for a perfect holiday...and the weather was fab!

Room Tip: Choose back of hotel away from seagulls for a quieter night
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Susan M
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CarltonHotel012, General Manager at Bay Carlton Hotel, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you Susan M. for your wonderful review, its great to hear you had a fantastic time with us, I will pass on your praises to all the staff, who will be over the moon with your comments! I look forward to your speedy return, in the near future.
Kind regards
Paul Betts
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

11/7/14 to 14/7/14 This was my fourth visit to the Hotel over lots of years and the accommodation was good.Room had bath with shower over and good hot water. Free WiFi is available in the lounge although this was not in any of the publicity. Free parking is reasonably easy to find unless you are trying to park when daytrippers are, I parked less then 10m from the front door on on 2 occasions and only once had to park round the corner when I returned mid afternoon on Saturday.
Breakfast is all served and service is good, Evening meal had bland vegetables but quantity and quality otherwise ok. Some good starters andsweet courses. Easy to explore the old and new town and handy for events happening on the beach. Vintage car event when I was there.

Room Tip: my room, 226, was noisy because of kitchen fans when the window was open, and view was of other part...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank RandallEv
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CarltonHotel012, General Manager at Bay Carlton Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you RandallEv for your wonderful review, its great to know you keep returning to our hotel and value your custom and comments. Our Hotel & Great Yarmouth has much to offer and has many hidden gems to explore! I look forward to giving you a warm welcome on your next visit to us hopefully in the near future.
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Paul Betts
General Manager.
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Recently stayed at the Carlton to be honest its nothing special needs a face lift internally in the rooms at the back of the building also new stair carpets lift too small staff where friendly need more at meal times to deal with the amount of guests food was average but veg where bland and boiled to death the bar was a little pricey and lack of choice on lager available entertainment was not the best I have seen but also not the worse I think the worded thing was on the departure day we had to be on the coach for 8.45 yet the breakfast did not start until 8.00 had to wait a long time to get served so this meant the delay of departure which finally was 9.05
I would not reccomend this to any elderly who are less mobile due to the location of rooms at the back of the hotel which are some distance and hard to get to make sure you ask for a room on the first floor front location
Overall we had a pleasant time due to other company on our trip enjoyed the banter over a few pints and watching world cup
I honestly would not stay again its a little too far to go for something mediocre

Room Tip: Ask for front of hotel room 1 st floor other are tricky to get to
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Brillopad
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CarltonHotel012, General Manager at Bay Carlton Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you "Brillo pad" for your review, I will look into all your concerns, the hotel has had many improvements in its refurbishment programme and feel your comments a little harsh, but there is always room for improvement! I do hope you come to see us again and take a second judgement, which I know you will approve off.
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Paul Betts
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Hotel very clean had sea view room bathroom was very tiny , food very good felt little understaffed at times especially last morning when e had to be on the coach at 8 _45 so little rushed would suggest breakfast served little earlier for guest leaving that day.location good asked for extra pillows no problem stair carpet worn so my wife could not wear high heels, lift bit small for amountof rooms overall rreply nice break spoilt only by journey on national coach driver. Did not know his way and took nine hours each way would drive my self next time but would stay at Carlton

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ianbutterworth
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CarltonHotel012, General Manager at Bay Carlton Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you Ian Butterworth for your review, sorry to hear about your rushed experience at breakfast, we do our best to make our guests as comfortable within our means and I will certainly look into all your concerns, we do actually open the restaurant at 0745hours on departure days and the stair carpet is being dealt with as I write, I do hope you return to the Carlton in the near future.
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General Manager.
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CANNOCK
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Stayed at THE CARLTON 30/6/14 to 4/7/14 I must say after staying at many SHEARINGS hotels this one is up there at the top. From when you first arrive check in is over in seconds.Get up to our room (231) what a delight when you walk in, it is spotlessly clean and smells lovely even with the window open.We found there was not a phone in the room, down to reception it was there within minutes.This is not a sea view room but if you look to the left out the window you can see the ships going in and out of the harbor.The food is very very good with a wide choice of meals every night, and if you ask you can mix meals.I cannot choose a member of staff because all are friendly and will do every thing they can to make your stay pleasant, nothing is to much trouble.I must give our drive MIKE a big thank you for a comfortable and safe journey A big thank you to everyone and we will see you again soon

MARGARET AND GRAHAM TALBOT

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank GRAHAM293
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CarltonHotel012, General Manager at Bay Carlton Hotel, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Thank you Graham & Margaret for your glowing review, I so enjoy receiving honest positive reviews and will certainly pass on your praises to all the staff. I look forward to your speedy return to us in the near future, take care, kind regards
Paul Betts, General Manager.
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Just returned (4July-7July ) from a 4 day break with National Holidays and stayed at this Grand Old Hotel . Its old so you get creaking Floorboards Etc but don't be put off by the Negative Comments its clean and Tidy our Room was 336 on the third floor it looked like it had just been re-furnished nice it was to but let down by a Bathroom that looked a little unfinished ie bit of mould in grout in tiles ( bleach and an old toothbrush will remove this ) plus plaster round the Light fitting falling off . The Food was Good just enough for me (not a big eater ) Staff all very Pleasant and polite couldn,t do enough for you even when they were rushed off their feet like Ants scurrying around . Didn't see much of the entertainment although told it was quite good . Drinks are bit Pricey though but you expect that from an Hotel . all in all aGood 4 day Break . Tea and Coffee provided in room our only moan was that the room and Bedding was to warm loads to keep the Kids amused on the Strip

Room Tip: Upgrade to a Sea-View bigger rooms but the back ones are quieter
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ebbie44
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CarltonHotel012, General Manager at Bay Carlton Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Thank you Ebbie 44 for your review, have noted all your concerns, I do hope you come to see us in the near future, you will certainly notice the changes with our on going refurbishment programme.
Kind regards
Paul Betts
General Manager
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Crawley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Just spent a 5 day break with Shearings at this hotel. We had an upgraded room which was very clean and comfortable. The food was very good with a good choice. The staff were extremely helpful. Our waiter Jamie was so helpful and cheerful all the time nothing was too much trouble for him. The hotel is right on the seafront with great views. The entertainment was very good as well. All in all a great stay.

Room Tip: Choose a higher floor they have good views.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ronald F
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CarltonHotel012, General Manager at Bay Carlton Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Thank you Ronald F. for your wonderful review, I am truly pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Carlton and will certainly pass on your praises to all, especially "Jamie"
Kind regards Paul Betts
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Property: Bay Carlton Hotel
Address: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Great Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Carlton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Great Yarmouth’s premier hotels, the Carlton is centrally located at the heart of Great Yarmouth’s recently modernised promenade. This elegant 97 bedroom Victorian hotel can accommodate most holiday requirements and all rooms are en suite, with hot beverage making facilities and colour Television. There is the opportunity to upgrade to sea view and Superior rooms in order to make the most of your stay at this hotel, and a comfortable and quiet lounge bar to relax in. For those looking for something livelier, there is a separate entertainment suite and dance floor with a programme operating most nights of the week. Like many of our hotels, the Carlton enjoys an enviable resort location and it is just a short stroll along the seafront to reach the town centre which offers a bustling market and plenty of shops to browse. ... more   less 
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