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“Old & Cold”
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Gissing Hall Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Diss
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Old & Cold”
Reviewed 22 February 2006

Dont go in the winter, its freezing in some rooms. The bar & restaurant are ok and nearly warm. Take wellington boots, long johns and ski wear. I had room 9 at the top of the house which was great, if you like a temperature below zero, ceiling hanging down, furniture that your granny has thrown out, and you are a ghost hunter. The coldest, spookiest, worst night I have spent anywhere in hotels around the world. ( and I have stayed in many) Perports to be 'arty'. Food is expensive and average.

  • Stayed February 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 October 2005

I stayed in room one, exceptionally large period room with four poster bed, very clean with large bathroom. Staff are very pleasant.
Only downsides are that the hotel wasn't signposted, the full english breakfast was alittle drab,(horrible sausages), however at £50 inclusive for the night, you can't complain, anybody would be delighted, in fact I stay away nationally 2/3 times a week and have never stayed anywhere quite like it for the price.
Wouldn't hesitate to stay again, superb value!

  • Stayed October 2005, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 August 2005

The hotel is badly signposted and took some finding... is this an omen??
The building is set in its own grounds and is clearly very old, first impressions were good. Very quaint and not modernised at all but the modern art adorning the walls is out of character and quite misplaced.
DO NOT accept room 4, unless you are of less than average height or a family of pygmies..... the stairway leading to the room is very very narrow and not for the unfit or unsprightly. The room is very small, in the attic, and the slant on the ceiling is awkward. The small velux windows in the roof give a little air and light but the room is uncomfortable for anything other than sleeping.
The bathroom is an even smaller room opposite, again only for the small and nifty among us. Showering was impossible, certainly in the upright position..... the maids rooms from days gone by...? Didnt impress at all.
Breakfast lacks imagination. The full English was sad, dull and boring.Tea and coffee were dispensed from thermos jugs, one each for the whole room and emptied rapidly. Refills were nowhere near as quick and it rounded off a thoroughly disappointing experience. We will not revisit.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 17 April 2005

This hotel is very attractive, and has nice lawned grounds, great for holding weddings or other events. The rooms are all different, although some are small and have many stairs. Stayed here as part of a wedding group, and so had most of the hotel to our group. The food is excellent. Maybe slightly expensive for the size of the rooms, compared to other country hotels in the area.

  • Stayed May 2003
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Reviewed 2 July 2004

If you come to this place not expecting much you will be delighted. Knock them down on price when booking. At night one person waits, mans reception and runs the bar - and she is good at it. Locally it is described as 'Norfolk's Fawlty Towers' because things never seem to go quite right! It is not in the same league as the big chains, but has so much character too make up. Art, gardens and gagantuan rooms with double windows and four posters. Try the bridal suite and make them a (ridiculous) offer on what you are prepared to pay and you won't be disappointed, but don't pay the rack rate, because then you will.

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Property: Gissing Hall Hotel
Address: Gissing Hall Upper Street | Gissing, Diss IP22 5UN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Diss
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Diss
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
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Hotel Gissing Hall
Gissing Hall Hotel Diss, Norfolk

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