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Congham Hall Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in King's Lynn
Certificate of Excellence
Cowdenbeath
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“So helpful”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Stayed here when going to a family funeral and they were so helpful. Family and friends joined us for a meal two evenings, bringing babies, toddlers and dogs. They made special arrangements for us all including a private dining area and could not have been more lovely and helpful.....and the food was very good as well. A very big thank you; the sign of a really good hotel to go the extra mile to meet the needs of guests. Lovely staff...the management should be proud of them

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Julie W, General Manager at Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to report about your recent stay and I am especially pleased that you found the staff to be so helpful. I am proud of them. I hope there will be another opportunity for you to visit us again soon.
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newark, nottinghamshire
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

An old school friend and I stayed over at Congham Hall on a Sunday night taking advantage of a very reasonable package that included afternoon tea, a pre-dinner glass of fizz each, dinner & breakfast.

When you get to the hotel there's plenty of parking, but just one tip from me, don't park your car under the tree immediately on your right as you enter the car park. My car was bombarded with droppings overnight from something which must have been the size of an albatross! Your car windscreen is however cleaned for you each morning which is a nice touch.

We received a very pleasant greeting from the receptionist who took us to our room, offering to help with our bags. We stayed in the main building in 'Chervil' room. The decor was traditional and in keeping with the buildings age. The room was made up as a twin for us as requested. This did make space a little tight, but it was cosy and large enough with a modern bathroom. It was very clean and comfortable. The room would benefit from some more plug sockets though. Bottled water was provided in the room.

After showing us to our room, the receptionist gave us a short tour of the hotel showing us where the restaurant, bar and spa were located. The hotel has some impressive public spaces with lovely lounge areas to sit and relax in. We took afternoon tea in one of the lounges. The warm scones were delicious. I'm sure in the Summer it would be lovely to take tea or have a drink outside as the hotel has delightful grounds where much of the produce used in the restaurant is grown.

Later we visited the Spa, again receiving a pleasant & informative greeting from the staff. We didn't have any treatments, but were impressed by the pool (very good size), sauna, steam room and effects showers. It was a very cold day, but we still had a dip in the outdoor hot tub!

Dinner was great too. I'm a vegetarian and I'm pleased to say there were plenty of choices on the menu for me. The wine list is a little on the expensive side. The young restaurant staff are charming.

When we retired, we found our room warm and beds very comfortable. My friend and I both slept very well.

Breakfast was fabulous too. A great selection of juices, fruits and cereals and an extensive cooked breakfast menu. My friend had a Full English and I had some perfectly poached eggs.

I would definitely recommend this hotel, particularly if you can take advantage of a seasonal special offer. It has a very friendly, homely feel. In fact my friend and I intend to book again for sometime in the Spring.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank screenager
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Julie W, General Manager at Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to report about your recent stay, it makes such a difference to know that you enjoyed your visit. The Sleep Soundly on Sunday package is extremely popular and just the way to prepare you for a busy week ahead! I look forward to welcoming you back in the Spring.
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Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

We have stayed several times and until this visit had really enjoyed staying here. Most of the hotel has had a great makeover but we were unlucky this time to stay in one of the older rooms. Filthy bathroom floor, cracks on walls and generally not up to the Congham's usual standards. We complained twice about the state of our room and despite being told this would be taken to the management, we never got any apology of any kind. A great hotel let down in this case by poor cleanliness and lack of customer service.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dominic E
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Julie W, General Manager at Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you for reporting about your recent stay and I am sorry that your comments did not reach me whilst you were here. It was disappointing to read that your bathroom floor was dirty as there is no excuse for a lack of cleanliness even in an older room. I do hope this hasn’t deterred you from continuing to visit us and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Cheshire
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

It is very hard to find somewhere to meet the needs of three generations for an extended family get together. Congham Hall came quite close. Money has obviously been well spent on the public rooms which are a blend of classic and contemporary. For some the colour scheme may be a bit too neutral but the modern art on the walls, careful use of antiques and pieces of bronze sculpture create a comfortable and attractive setting. Despite being a large party staying over a busy weekend we always found somewhere to sit and relax.
Bedrooms vary in size and style. A 'Better" house room although dated in style was clean and comfortable, while 'Best' Garden rooms were spacious and well designed with luxurious touches. Bathrooms were sleek and black, although poor water pressure meant a soak in the enormous bath was out of the question. These rooms would have been delightful in the Summer with their patio doors opening directly onto the well maintained garden.
The garden rooms also give easy access to the spa. A decent sized pool with enough gadgets and extras to keep everyone entertained. The experience showers are just that, but remember to keep your eyes closed during the tropical storm...
We dined in the restaurant on both nights, the menu did not change but it was broad enough to keep us interested and specials were also available. Yes portions are on the small side but that just left room for pudding. The food was good but not amazing and the iPad wine list was an irritation. Breakfast was freshly cooked to order but again some portion sizes were silly.
Service at this hotel seems to get mixed reviews. Reception staff were friendly and efficient but also at times difficult to find. We were warned that service might be slow in the restaurant on the first night which it was but not unduly so. Afternoon tea though was not a success, service very slow and food poor, with only one girl trying to cope with multiple orders.
Congham Hall is ideally placed to explore North Norfolk, and we all had an enjoyable weekend. I suspect there may be more renovation plans to bring house rooms up to scratch and no doubt that will be reflected in the prices. Yes there may be cheaper places to stay in this lovely part of the world but Congham Hall suited us quite nicely.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Clare63
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Julie W, General Manager at Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to comment so comprehensively on your recent visit. We greatly value all constructive comments and your observations are insightful and of great assistance. I hope that we might have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.
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Milton Keynes, UK
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed the night to go to Houghton Hall. Pleasant hotel, very comfortable room but the dinner was below par and rather ordinary. I would however go again if in that area. Breakfast was good.
May be we had an off night as our friends who recommended it and were with us said it was usually very good.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank kattenschling
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Julie W, General Manager at Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to report about your recent stay, although I am sorry that on this occasion you thought the food was below par. I hope you will find an excuse to visit the area again soon and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights as we had arranged to visit the highly popular exhibition of paintings from the Hermitage in St Petersburg at nearby Houghton Hall which has been extended until to the end of November followed by a visit to Sandringham which was about to close to the public until the Spring (fantastic to be able to see round the Royal residence and walk through many of the rooms they use at Christmas and talk with the wonderful guides in each). TA seemed to rate Congham Hall as the best option in the area. So it was.

We took one of the garden rooms which involve going through the hotel and then out into a beautifully planted courtyard, past the spa and then a large double room overlooking the amazing herb garden. We asked to move from the room first offered as it was right next door to the spa and a bit noisy for us with the sound of the plant for the pool just outside. They moved us to one further along and away from the spa which was very peaceful. Plenty of space with a large bath/shower room.

As there are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms about which there is much comment, we decided to go into the hotel drawing room and ordered tea which we enjoyed over a game of Scrabble. Tea was offered in the room first thing each day and this was delivered punctually at the time requested together with a newspaper of our choice. Both are complementary.

We ate each evening in the restaurant which was generally good, not fantastic. My wife's fish on the first night had a number of large bones that had been left in and my duck confit was not that good. The second night I had the pork dish which was very good indeed. Breakfasts each day were very good. The apricots which are steeped in syrup are a must. Some of the best I have ever tasted. You have to give a time that you want to dine and they were busy both nights and were not able to offer us the time we wanted so best to make reservations in advance. They have tables for two by the window but these are rather small with one seat looking straight at the wall rather than window. At this time of year it is dark by 6pm so we asked to be seated at one of the larger tables for two further into the large dining room which was never a problem but each time we arrived they still seemed to be encouraging couples to sit in the ones by the window.

All in all, just what we wanted for our visit and we will return to visit other large houses and Norwich which are not that far away.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tim S
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Julie W, General Manager at Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to report so comprehensively about your recent stay. The Houghton Revisited exhibition has brought many people to Norfolk for the first time and hopefully not the last. As you say, Sandringham is open to the public throughout the year other than when the Royal Family are in residence and is a must for those that have not yet been. You may be interested to learn that over the forthcoming winter we will be installing “larders” in all our rooms; something that we are very excited about and hopefully will be warmly received by our guests. I look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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Grimston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Decided to give Congham hall a visit for my husbands birthday and we weren't disappointed! Slightly dubious after the various negative comments on here but really no need!
All the staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for you.. Hadn't been since the bar had been added and it's a great addition.
Food was fabulous.. Very well presented, beautifully hot and extremely tasty!
Maybe the only criticism is the pricey drinks!
The food prices seemed a lot more reasonable and therefore we would definitely consider supporting our 'local' more often!
Great to see the hotel buzzing and a fab atmosphere!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Julie W, General Manager at Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to report about your recent stay. It was especially pleasing that you found the staff “couldn’t do enough for you”. It really does make such a difference to know that the genuine desire we have for our guests to have a great time not only comes across, but is also appreciated. I hope you will find an excuse to come back before too long.
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Property: Congham Hall Hotel & Spa
Address: Lynn Road, King's Lynn PE32 1AH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > King's Lynn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in King's Lynn
#2 Business Hotel in King's Lynn
#2 Family Hotel in King's Lynn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Congham Hall Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled within the beautiful Norfolk countryside, Congham Hall is a privately owned Georgian manor house situated 20 minutes' drive from the sandy beaches of the North Norfolk coast. A variety of market towns, nature reserves and the Queen's Sandringham Estate are also within a short drive. Each individually designed bedroom is very spacious offering extremely comfortable king sized beds and picturesque views across the estate. The team of award winning chefs create dishes using a wide variety of vegetables and herbs from the estate served in the Orangery restaurant overlooking manicured lawns and glorious parkland. For something a little more informal, indulgent afternoon teas are served in the lounge next to the cosy log fire. Set within 30 acres of wonderful parkland and extensive gardens, Congham Hall also boasts a croquet lawn and tennis courts. Congham Hall's luxurious Secret Garden Spa is where you'll find a stunning 12 metre pool, sauna, steam room, bio-sauna as well as an outside hot tub. You may also choose to unwind with one of the relaxing and rejuvenating beauty and massage treatments which will restore body and mind and leave you feeling completely revived. ... more   less 
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