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The Shellbrooke
Ranked #9 of 22 Hunstanton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Excellent, but...”
Reviewed 20 September 2007

Saw the previous review here when looking for a hotel in Hunstanton. Looked at the hotel website and liked what we saw.

The standard of furnishings, decoration, en suite and public areas was of a very high standard. The style chosen for the refurbishment was certainly to our own personal tastes.

The hosts were friendly, the food etc was very good.

We have a few very small gripes and one larger one. If booking this hotel make sure you are not booked into one of the rooms at the rear of the hotel, in what is perhaps an extension built many years ago. The walls between bedrooms are paper thin. Need I say more!

Attention to detail isn't quite there perhaps. We stayed more than one night and our damp towels were still there in the bathroom when we came back at the end of the day. This may not be a problem if the heated towel rail was working or if the bathroom had a window to open to let some air in.

The remaining very small gripe was the kneck of the brown and tomato sauce bottles at breakfast desparately needed a clean.

Having said all of that, would I recommend this hotel to others? Yes, most definately, but avoid the rear bedrooms.

  • Liked — The styling
  • Disliked — Paper thin walls in teh rear bedrooms
  • Stayed September 2005, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2007

I stayed in this hotel after meeting someone who was responsible for the renovations, and was very pleasantly surprised.

The whole place has been re-fitted and it makes for a lovely place to stay in Hunstanton.

I went with my boyfriend and our room had a seaview. The room had lovely new furniture and was very luxurious and modern and we had a lovely time.

The managers were great, very friendly and helpful and let us know the best things to do in the area.

We played crazy golf, went for some lovely walks and then had a great home cooked meal at the hotel. The restaurant is very nice and I would have to say the breakfast was excellent.

The lounge is also a great place to relax and have a coffee between doing things in the daytime.

I would definiitely recommend this to anyone, and my parents loved it too.

  • Liked — Location, decor and friendliness
  • Disliked — Not much!
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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Property: The Shellbrooke
Address: 9 Cliff Terrace, Hunstanton PE36 6DY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Hunstanton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Hunstanton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Shellbrooke 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Shellbrooke, a property built, as a family home in the 1870's, of traditional Norfolk carrstone. With 13 rooms we welcome guests visiting the area for a family break, bird watching, walking, playing golf, cycling or more energetically, kite surfing and windsurfing, or perhaps just chilling out with long walks along the coast and romantic sunsets over the sea. We hope to provide you with clean, modern and comfortable accommodation, locally sourced food cooked by an award winning chef, and a variety of drinks, allowing you to relax and unwind.We are conveniently located just 2 minutes from Hunstanton's sandy beach, which regularly achieves Blue Flag status, and where there are myriad colourful and traditional seaside attractions for all the family, including beach front attractions, recently refurbished SeaLife Centre and Sanctuary, funfair, bandstand concerts on the green and a small selection of shops and cafes. Hunstanton was originally built as a Norfolk seaside resort in the nineteenth century, and still retains its Victorian charm and character, remaining a popular holiday destination for all ages.The hotel's communal areas are comfortable and relaxing, with modern contemporary decor, and we have a fully licensed hotel restaurant which is open to residents and non-residents alike (prior booking is advised) offering a table d'hote menu every evening.If there is anything we can do to make your holiday more enjoyable and relaxing, then please ask us - we are here to help.We have limited off road parking for our guests, which is available on a first come first served basis.We look forward to welcoming you to The Shellbrooke.Shellbrooke Guest House Hunstanton ~ Bed And Breakfast Hunstanton ~ Hotel Hunstanton ~ B&B Hunstanton ~ Guest Houses Hunstanton ~ Where To Stay In Hunstanton ~ Hotels In Hunstanton ~ Hotel Accommodation Hunstanton ~ Bird Watching In Hunstanton ~ Metal Detecting In HunstantonSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO) By Unitel DirectGet Listed With Business Internet Finder ... more   less 
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