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Andover House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Great Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A real diamond!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed at Andover House for one night on 27th July. Wellwe seem to have found a quality alternative to the coach tour filled, purple rinse brigade properties most of us have come to tolerate in Yarmouth - the Andover House.

With a rate only a fraction higher than the dreary Travelodge, clean modern accommodation, an almost seafront location, ample parking in the street outside and a restaurant worthy of acclaim, Andover House really is something special in a myriad of average.

CHECK IN
Check-in formalities are undertaken in a small reception room to the right of the main entrance, next to the restaurant. An experience akin to some of the more upmarket hotels, it is conducted while seated in front of a desk. A nice touch that you instantly notice as different. Clever. The young lady who checked us in was both polite and efficient and rather than simply handing us our key, proceeded to show us all the features of this small hotel, pointing out the restaurant, bar, outside areas, and the way to our rooms.

BEDROOM
Having booked late, I chose a ‘small double’. I was pleasantly surprised as this room was more than equal to a large bedroom at home, with an adequate en-suite shower room. The room was clean, and was furnished with a large wardrobe, bedside furniture, writing desk and flatscreen FreeView television. WiFi is free, and the code located inside the ‘Welcome Pack’ in each room. It was fast and reliable.

BATHROOM
Simple, clean and more than adequate.

RESTAURANT
Sadly the restaurant was fully booked for the night of our stay, so I can’t review it personally. However, judging by the menu and the fact it was fully booked I can safely assume that it’s top notch.

BAR
The bar is modern with a real chic feel, and cleverly retains some old charm. The young barman was friendly and polite and really seemed to enjoy working, engaging customers in conversation.

SLEEP QUALITY
We’re having some warm muggy nights at the moment in the UK. So sleep is difficult at the best of times. However my partner and I slept well in the cool rooms, aided by the quiet street below and the window being slightly ajar enabling the sea breeze to filter through.

BREAKFAST
Continental breakfast is included in the rate, but for only £3.70 extra a full Norfolk Breakfast is available, using locally sourced produce and cooked fresh to order. Two staff were on duty for breakfast service (including the young barman from the previous evening), and he continued his friendly service and positive image of the hotel. (Sadly the other lady largely ignored us on arrival and spent seemingly the entire breakfast service cleaning the two unoccupied tables – quite bizarre!)

CHECK OUT
Check Out was conducted quickly and we were offered help with our bags and wished a pleasant day. A really nice touch.

Without hesitation, I will recommend Andover House to anyone wanting that little touch of luxury in Great Yarmouth, and hope that the owners continue to enjoy every success.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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AndoverOwner, Owner at Andover House Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
The team can not thank you enough for your time taken to write so much about us! You have covered every detail about what we do and who we are. Thank you, thank you, thank you... It's guests like yourself that keep the small family run hotels alive and ticking :-)
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Stunning little Hotel/Resteraunt, wish we had found this first! Staff wonderful (Chris and team couldn't do enough ) although we didn't stay here, if the rooms match the Resteraunt then the place is 5 star! Food was amazing too! Well done guys, an absolute 'Beaut'!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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AndoverOwner, Owner at Andover House Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
We loved your frank and honest review :-) we actually feel celebrated which has put a smile on our faces! Hopefully Kris and the team will welcome you back soon
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Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stayed just a night and really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were small but booked as singles so fine. Very clean bathrooms and rooms. The staff were very helpful, friendly and offering to help up to the last moments of our stay. The public areas have just been decorated beautifully, the lounge bar is very comfortable and service really good. The cooked breakfast was excellent beautifully cooked. I would recommend this hotel as good value in its range and you certainly get what you pay for.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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AndoverOwner, Manager at Andover House Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Your comments will be posted on our wall for the team to see :-) Even our House Keepers get excited when it is mentioned that our rooms are 'clean'. They are very proud of their work and love nothing more than ensuring all of their rooms are spotless! Many thanks for leaving some very positive feedback, we are truly grateful.
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Just returned from 4th stay at Andover House. Great place to stay for quick break or to go to the Races or visit Casino. Boutique hotel that does so much more.......nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The manager has got it just right with his friendly helpful manner without being overly familiar. Latest trip was with unwell friend and every request was met.....jugs of iced water, fan, cool sheets and she was made so welcome as were we all
Musnt forget the excellent restaurant with a small but superb menu.
This hotel has got the mix right with modern settings but old fashioned good service.

  • Stayed July 2013
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AndoverOwner, Manager at Andover House Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. Nothing is ever too much trouble for our team and I am thrilled that you all felt looked after... after all, that is what we are here to do! We hope to welcome you all back very soon and wish you all well.
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We stayed for just one night after driving across country to attend our daughter's graduation in Norwich.

The hotel was very clean, quiet and beautifully decorated. The staff worked together as a clearly happy, cohesive, small team and couldn't have been more welcoming. Our room was spotless and had everything we needed for a good night's relaxing sleep, especially with the soft feather pillows and sumptuous deep mattress.

The bar was extremely comfortable and well stocked, and our breakfast, cooked by the superb chef, Simon, was the best my husband and I had ever been served at any hotel.

We would definitely recommend this hotel and will return again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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AndoverOwner, Manager at Andover House Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Will pass on your comments regarding breakfast to our "superb" Simon! He will be delighted that his name has been mentioned. Hopefully it wont go to his head :-) best wishes to you and thank you for taking time out to write about us.
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

my first time to UK and GY, the place is lovely, clean, quiet but yet near to beach and shopping area, tried the room service and the steak was so good , they have wireless and the speed is fast in everywhere, if I'm going to GY again, i will stay in Andover House again,

Room Tip: for those that come from asia, you dont really need a fan in the room, just open the window will do...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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AndoverOwner, Manager at Andover House Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Delighted that your first trip here was a good experience! Many thanks for mentioning our speedy Wi-Fi as it has just been upgraded so super fast which keeps everyone happy :-) Not often that comments make me giggle but yours did! Best wishes to you.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Andover House never failed to disappoint, from the friendly check-in process to our final breakfast.
Situated just a 2 minute walk to the Sea Life Centre and beach, the hotel is perfectly located within Great Yarmouth. We were within the main shopping area of the town after a 15 minute walk, and in even less time we were at the Pleasure Beach.
The hotel room itself was spotless and the beds were ridiculously comfortable. The hotel staff were always courteous and helpful at every opportunity. The restaurant was immense, and we ended up eating there twice out of our three night stay; we most definitely recommended the tasting platter dessert.
The only thing I would pick up on was the lack of air-conditioning, the hotel room did get a little stuffy at night time!
Overall, we had an amazing holiday away at Great Yarmouth, made all the more special by our stay at Andover House.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Andover House Hotel
Address: 28-30 Camperdown, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JB, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Great Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Andover House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Andover House is an intimate, endearing hotel, located on a beautiful tree lined avenue close to the seafront and business hub of Great Yarmouth. Inspired for those over 13, The Copper Kitchen restaurant and bar serves stunning food, at fair prices, with service befitting the setting. An intimate, contemporary atmosphere with a welcoming, homely charm. The en-suite hotel rooms have everything needed when away from home; amazingly comfortable beds, free breakfast, big HD televisions showing Sky Sports and homemade biscuits to nibble on with a cup of tea. The shower rooms are small but we hope we make up for it in other ways! ... more   less 
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