This was a late booking so tried a bit of negotiation and got (I think) one of the top rooms - The Captain's Room for £140 dinner bed and breakfast. Room was absolutely enormous and the bathroom enormous too (probably could be 2 double and one single room) - fantastic. The bathroom had a great big tub with a great big shower at the end, two armchairs, two sinks and a lovely slate floor - brilliant!
The bedroom was nicely decorated, clean, tea making and free bottled water. A bit quirky too (we like that) as it was built in 18th century. Nice view out on to the quay and river.
Having installed ourselves we went out for the pre-prandial de rigeur beer and stepped into the night in King's Lynn. Old KL (where the hotel is) is very nice indeed and the square (5 minutes away) is good too although the pubs were shall we say not our choice. After a quick beer back to the safety of the hotel and the bar was throbbing with poshed up people dining - great atmosphere.
The hotel appears to have an endless supply of dining rooms and we had a nice table next to the bar. Dinner was great, my only criticism was the steak might have been presented a bit better (it was atop a mound of fries) but the wine (Chilean) was excellent.
Breakfast next day was very good too, nice bacon and sausage and lots of fruity choice too.
Staff clearly trained properly, very helpful, friendly and polite. By the way the location is very peaceful too.
The only real issue I have (and I won't knock a star off) is having my credit card details (inclduing security code) written down on a piece of paper - a bit uneasy about that, hope it does not come back to bite me.
Completely recommend this hotel if staying King's Lynn, splash out and get the Captain's Room you will not regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Relaxed atmosphere, contemporary style" Bank House is a unique Grade II * listed 11 bedroom Georgian town house hotel, set on the quay side in the heart of the historic and business areas of King’s Lynn, and a step away from the renowned Corn Exchange theatre and Arts Centre. Recently renovated to bring an eclectic flourish to the building’s Georgian grandeur, Bank House is now King’s Lynn’s most exciting and inviting place to eat, drink and stay. Our stunning bedrooms are each individually decorated and immensely comfortable. We love food at Bank House! Our menu offers modern brasserie food, using top quality fresh ingredients and taking full advantage of the wonderful produce of the area in season. Our elegant Bar, once the bank manager's office, is open all day. Teas, coffees and delicious home made cakes are available throughout the day, with the Bank House tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes served during the afternoon. We have a number of private rooms available for meetings and conferences, private dinners, parties and weddings, large or small, and can tailor our catering to suit your exact requirements and budget. Wi-fi internet is available throughout. Why not visit our older sister, The Rose & Crown, Snettisham? ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bank Hotel Kings Lynn
- Bank House Hotel UK/Norfolk