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Strattons Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Swaffham
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“A lovely escape from the city x”
Reviewed 26 November 2010

I chose strattons hotel having searched for a boutique hotel close to London. On arrival it was clear we could relax and enjoy our stay without needing to leave the hotel! The room was great (cocoes 2) and the restaurant was yummy!!! We thoroughly enjoyed the wine dinner and breakfast and felt very looked after!! I would recommend going up to holkham and wells next the sea although fish and chips in Hunstanton was a real treat.

We would love to go back again.... The only thing missing was a
Spa! Then it would be perfect!!! P

  • Stayed October 2010
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2010

Where do we start? Our stay at Strattons was a total let down. We had booked a weekend stay in the Print Room One - dinner, bed and breakfast package (£308 a night) and were expecting something rather special. Unfortunately this was not the case, in fact it was all decidedly average. The room looked impressive as we walked in the door but sadly it was all downhill from there. Clearly some thought has gone into the room design with it's quirky interior, spacious layout and cinema room experience. The first grumble we had was when trying to access the wi-fi with our laptop in order to plan what to do the next day - you guessed it, there was no wi-fi. Not unless you count opening the door and standing in the courtyard. When we contacted reception their reply was the signal can be temperamental because of the flint walls i.e. they know there's no wi-fi - not a big deal but just don't advertise that there is! The bathroom we discovered although very spacious had a horrible drain smell and the room was permanently scorching hot. The thermostat controls appeared not to work, so we resorted to trying to sleep with most of the windows open. We mentioned both of these points as we checked out and the attitude of the girl on reception did nothing to ameliorate the situation. There was no apology but just an acknowledgement that she was aware that there had been a problem with the drains before and 'should have been fixed last week'! Other minor niggles were no light outside the door so we were scrabbling around to try and find the keyhole in the dark, no coat hooks for wet coats and limited tea/coffee facilities. The restaurant was also very average. The menu was limited and pretty unexciting for an 'award winning restaurant'. The special of the day was spaghetti Bolognese - you get the picture!
All in all, Strattons is more like a restaurant with rooms rather than a boutique hotel. The service, food and standard of accommodation does not reflect the room rate.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

Stayed in the Red Room, which was very nice although the bathroom was a little tied looking, bath enamel peeling and scratched, no bath robes where supplied and no soap over the sink. I was informed that the hotel could accommodate for a gluten free diet, on arrival when asking for lunch, no gluten free bread was available. The evening meal was fine although service was very rushed. Breakfast again was disappointing as no gluten free sausages on the menu, the eggs and bacon where over cooked and served with staff wearing jeans. The hotel wants you to believe its a luxury hotel but it falls someway short.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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cambridge
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Reviewed 14 September 2010

My daughter had visited this hotel a couple of times and insisted that we try it for a relaxing night away and I'm so pleased that we did. This hotel has a wonderful atmosphere, it's not cheap but everything is of good quality, from the staff to the rooms. We had the Linen Room, it is one of the less expensive rooms and is quite small but has a huge private balcony and an 'open plan' en suite. I think there are 15 rooms altogether and they are all completely different and a bit quirky. We had afternoon tea in the lounge when we arrived and breakfast in our room the next morning, all of which was excellent. The only reason we didn't try the restaurant is that my husband is vegetarian and the only thing on the menu for him was risotto which he is not fond of, however the restaurant looked lovely and the food that we did have was delicious.
In the evening we borrowed a dvd and relaxed in our room, the staff were very friendly and we can't wait to return.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Norfolk
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Reviewed 7 September 2010

We stayed for one night. First things first, finding the hotel is hard work when you've left the sat-nav in the other car, we had to ask some locals to point us down a tiny driveway, however when you get there you forget you are in a town centre, it was a beautiful afternoon and ever so peaceful as we enjoyed some interesting (an English white non-the less!) vinos outside. The bedroom was very well appointed (Cocoes one if memory serves me?) although annoyingly a large triangle window had no blind so bright sun streamed in from 6am onwards.
Dinner really let the place down though, the Restaurant was the main reason we booked and we left disappointed as we're both foodies! The menu was pretty limited, every starter except the soup was served with pickled something or other, and my crab and the ladies trout had the same pickle, repetition or what! Mains weren't much better unfortunately, again choice was limited so I had the Hanger steak, to be cooked medium/rare when it arrived it wasn't much more than blue however further cooking would have toughened it up somewhat so I said nothing!! At least a third of the wine-list was out of stock which was sloppy. We ordered 2 glasses of Red to be confronted by 2 bottles of white at the table (one of which the list had said was out of stock!). Not a great experience all round I'm afraid.
Breakfast was a delight even though Orange Juice was still unavailable as it had been the previous evening, excusable if you're a remote hotel but not in the town centre!!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Crieff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

We loved the uniqueness and quirkiness of this hotel.
The staff were very friendly and went to great efforts to help us with our special occasion,We are very grateful and made our stay very special.
Our room (Opium suite) was amazing! very arty and luxurious with its eastern theme.
My fiancee said she had never slept in such a comfy bed in her life.
The food was well presented and tasty the only down side is that we could not stay longer.
We will definitely be back and advise friends to stay there.
Paul summers and Stella Richardson

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Doncaster
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Reviewed 27 August 2010

Don't think twice about booking this hotel for a short break. Yes it isn't cheap but it is unique. Every room is different and how many other hotels in the UK have balconies? We stayed in Fantouche which is represented well on the hotel website. If price is an issue go somewhere else. Check in was fuss free. Comment has been made about the size of the portions in the restaurant. If you want huge portions go to a transport cafe not Strattons. However if you want some of the most imaginative food I have ever had served in lovely surroundings by staff for which nothing is too much trouble go to Strattons (and their patience was certainly tested at breakfast one morning by a certain party). Swaffham itself doesn't have a lot to offer but there is a deli belonging to Strattons serving amongst other things delicious cakes and they will prepare picnics for you. There is also a small wine bar/bistro in the market. It is probably best to use Strattons as a base for exploring all the other places which are within easy reach. To sum up do your research as Strattons may not be for you but we had a wonderful couple of days there.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Strattons Hotel
Address: 4 Ash Close, Swaffham PE37 7NH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Swaffham
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Swaffham
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Hotel Class:2 star — Strattons Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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