We stayed here for one night last Sunday,27th April.
I understand some chap called Parker Bowles, (who is unknown to me but then I don't move in double barrelled name circles) gave the place a roasting in one of the Sunday papers but I am at a loss to understand the stream of vitriol which emanated from his pen, sorry, keyboard.
Firstly our room was superb, with its own tiny sun drenched courtyard type patio: the new extension and walled garden area seem eminently suited to their purpose, although I suppose the aesthetics of the design are open to personal preference, and the new reception area is a distinct improvement on the previous cubby hole which was not really fit for purpose.
Turning to drink and food here I must voice an element of discontent.
Firstly I take great exception to being kept waiting when trying to order a bottle of wine whilst the bar person shows her iphone photos to her little chum on the other side of the bar. The wait was brief I'll grant you but the reason for it was totally unacceptable.
In general the food (what there was of it) was well cooked and delicious but my Wife's salad starter was an insult.It consisted of a few leaves of rocket, a few slivers of cheese ( should have been mozzarella but they had run out of same) and avocado with a smear of dressing. Our 6 year old Granddaughter could have knocked it out in about 5 minutes, and for this few mouthfuls the Hoste charged £9.00!!!
Similarly her main course,lamb, was delicious, but at £19.00, for the size of the portion (together with one shrivelled up aubergine) was not far short of someone "having a laugh" I believe is the catchphrase.
All in all the Hoste has tied up a few loose ends which needed attention, the staff (with the one exception) are very attentive without being obtrusive,if of the same standard as the room we occupied,then the rooms are fine but in terms of value for money then the food has to be considered as borderline. However this is just my opinion and as the Hoste definitely caters for those with fairly deep pockets there will probably be many who would disagree with me on the latter point.
All in all a pleasant enough short stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the centre of Burnham Market, The Hoste Luxury Boutique Hotel boasts a private 20-seat cinema room, a gym, a beauty spa, an award-winning restaurant, luxury bedrooms, and self-catering cottages over various locations within the historic village. Featuring free Wi-Fi and free private parking, this boutique resort is just 2 miles from Norfolk's sandy beaches. Offering a flat-screen TV with Sky channels and tea and coffee making facilities, the uniquely designed accommodation lies across 6 individual properties. The bathrooms feature luxurious toiletries. Many boast a free-standing bath, pretty terrace, or views over the village green. The Hoste's sophisticated restaurant serves a modern British menu. For a more informal dining experience, guests can eat in the conservatory, lounge, garden, or bar. Dishes are prepared using locally sourced, seasonal produce. Meals can be complemented with a drink from the extensive wine cellar. Located in the courtyard wing of the 17th century property, The Hoste Beauty Spa offers a range of specialist treatments and a hot tub. Burnham Market is surrounded by acclaimed nature reserves, picturesque villages, and historic market towns. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hoste Arms Hotel Burnham Market
- The Hoste Burnham Market, Norfolk