My wife and I have just returned from a long weekend stay in the Dukes Head Hotel,King's Lynn, we were part of a group of 15 persons on an annual mini re-union of ship mates,all off of one of HM Ships we were serving on in 1965/6. The individual who organised the visit " did good "
The hotel is well placed in the town, although the car park is at the rear of the premises and there is no access into the hotel at this point, one may drive into Tuesday Market Square, park within a few metres of the entrance to offload your passengers and luggage then follow the receptionist's directions to the parking area, same routine in reverse applies on departure. Access to the car park is controlled by an automatic barrier for which you will need the code to exit, this code is supplied at reception and apparently is altered daily.
The stay at the hotel was a pleasure, our first contact was Steph. on duty at Reception, and she was typical of the rest of the staff. The following descriptions are not in any order of preference/importance, purely Alphabetical :- clean; helpful; informative; pleasant; smart and smiling.The accommodation was spacious and clean, I think that the room, being a double, could use a second chair. As a group, although all of us being somewhat long in the tooth,we are a boisterous entity and as such had decided to eat in a privately owned Inn, frequented by the man who was the organiser for the weekend, so the only food I qualify to be able to comment on is breakfast. It is a 1st class buffet.I cannot fault the choice, I am not going to list all that was available except to say that one does not often come across the likes of figs in the bowls of preserved fruits, and if you are partial to Black pudding,order it from a member of staff in the breakfast room on entry and it will be cooked and plated up and waiting for you when you when you are ready for the main course. The bar is open for 24 hours daily, free newspapers are on offer, and nothing seems to be too much trouble for any of the staff to be able to react to. All in all, a pleasant experience, one which I would repeat should the occaision arise in the future where i needed to stay in that area of West Norfolk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of King's Lynn old town and overlooking the historic market place, the Duke's Head is perfect for discovering what Norfolk has to offer to the business and leisure traveller. Since Georgian times, this impressive classical building has welcomed visitors including Princess Victoria and Sir Robert Walpole (generally considered to be the first Prime Minister of Great Britain) in considerable comfort and style.Its location overlooking the ancient market place in the centre of King's Lynn would have denoted its importance in a town peppered with fine historic buildings. The Duke's Head is located walking distance away from King's Lynn station, nightlife, restaurants, bars and leisure club. Kings Lynn is serviced by regular trains to London and serves as an ideal location for discovering Norfolk. North Norfolk is an ideal tourist destination. Whether you enjoy the lively atmosphere and entertainment offered by traditional seaside resorts, the tranquility of the small fishing villages, which spring to life at high tide, you can't help but be impressed by the beautiful coastline and the fascinating history of its towns. The Hotel has recently benefited from a 3 million pound refurbishment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elizabeth Dukes Head Hotel
- Dukes Head Kings Lynn
- The Dukes Head Hotel UK/Norfolk