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The Royal Norfolk Hotel
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Bognor Regis
Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel two Saturday nights on the trot and found it to be extremely clean and pleasant. It is aimed at the older customer but we did not find that a problem (apart from the fact that dinner finishes at 7.30p.m) The room we had was very clean and quiet. The breakfast was good and served quickly and efficiently.

The only comment I would make is that the tables in the dining room are too close together and therefore leave no room for conversation, as you are inches away from the people at the next table. This may be fine when you are in a party but not ideal if you are strangers.

Having said that would go back as clean and very convenient.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed here as a couple for a weekend. We usually go to family friendly hotels as have an 18 month old but this was a break just the two of us.
The building itself looks lovely and reception is friendly and welcoming, as were all the staff. When we booked we had read the reviews and were aware that this hotel caters for the more senior guest but didnt let this put us off. However, I dont think think we were prepared for just how much it did that! The corridors were like a nursing home and in the garden room part of the 'ballroom bar' (Basically just a big room with chairs and tables) was a row of walking and zimmer frames....no slur on the senior guests intended it was just the fact I felt like I was visiting my nan in her nursing home!
The room was very very basic and we were on the ground floor with a view of a wooden fence. We had not booked a seaview room but asked if we could change but they were full. We thought the price was alot fr what we got! There was tea and coffe but no biccys, which is unusual.
Breakfast was ok and served really promptly as complete waitress service and the staff were lovely. It was basic and needs more choice but was hot and tasted ok. However, our main gripe was the whole layout of the dining area. It was cramped and we got the impression that the price of your room reflected where you got put. We were stuck right next to another table, very very close so it felt awkward. Again this would probably suit a coach party that were all holidaying together but not couples. The evening meal was not to our taste so we ate elswhere and to be honest we did not want to sit in the dining room any more than we had to!
To sum up the stay..Ok but disappointing as could be a great hotel with a bit of TLC.
Definitely visit the museum as you go out of hotel and turn left, on west street right hand side. Was amazing and free, we spent a good hour in there and it was a good find.
Would not stay here again but would recommend it to elderly relatives!

Room Tip: Apparently seaview rooms are £12 a night extra and are well worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Spent 2 nights here for £180 and not worth it. It is part of achain which is used by coach tours and breakfast in the morning felt like the old peoples home!
The hotel is in a good position on the seafront with a nice lawn area to the front and heaps of off street parking. This was the only reason we booked it.
Check in was simple and we were given room 28 which was nice and quiet but beware it is up a number of stairs even with the use of the lift.
The room was fine and so was the bathroom, although the rooms are basic and dated. Plenty of storage space.
Wifi is only available in the public areas although we had a weak signal in our room.
Breakfast is a big let down. For a start it is only available for an hour between 8 and 9am.
The breakfast is chosen from a menu with very limited choice of cereals, yoghurt and fruit. There are no seconds! The range of cooked breakfasts are limited and tasteless. As the hotel caters for coach tours the breakfasts looked like they were mass produced and probably kept warm. The toast was cold and hard.
There are plenty of pubs and restuarants within walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Dated hotel which could do with a lick of paint to say the least.
The rooms were clean enough and well looked after though.
The staff were also pretty pleasant.
Breakfast could do with improving, more selection is needed.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Sale, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I booked in here with a friend, so that we could go to the nearby Goodwood Festival of Speed. My expectations were not high, as we had booked fairly late and this was one of the very few places still available for the very popular Goodwood event. However, we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel has an impressive frontage, set back off the promenade by lawned gardens. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was tucked away and wasn't the most salubrious, but was clean and tidy. There were generous allocations of tea and coffee making necessities. The spacious en suite was almost as big as the room, with a modern, effective shower. Breakfasts were average-to-good and promptly served. Breakfast had been extended for the Goodwood weekend, to between 7.00 and 9.00am. This reverted to 'normal' on Monday morning, just the one hour 8.00 to 9.00. Still, this is essentially a two star hotel, geared up for coach holidays for the older generation. As such it succeeds. I have no hesitation in recommending it for a Goodwood event.

Room Tip: Book very early for Goodwood!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Great location on the sea front but the hotel itself is in need of an update. When we arrived to check-in they had a Bingo evening going on and by the time we left reception, the place was getting rowdy with a group of about 50 old age pensioners getting ready to party to the live "crooner" music put on in the bar/nightclub area. Judging by the large volume of coaches parked up outside, I think the place caters well to the senior travellers. Our room was spacious and functional with a standard bed and an updated bathroom, but nothing to write home about. The towels could do with an update as they seemed a bit threadbare and the floors were creaky but overall it was a pleasant stay overnight. We did laugh at the tiny LCD TV which was dwarfed by the room and was in stark contrast to the 70's decor.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view - quieter and larger
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Iver, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Good hotel on the front, friendly staff, and good sized room for a reasonable price including a good breakfast with choices.Everything about the room was fresh and there was a good shower Tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen TV. Was offered a sea view for £12 a night shortly before my visit in hind sight ffer.

Room Tip: On next visit would pay the supplement for a seaview
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Royal Norfolk Hotel
Address: The Esplanade, Bognor Regis PO21 2LH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > Arun District > Bognor Regis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Bognor Regis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Norfolk Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Royal Norfolk - Bognor Regis (3 Alpha & AA 3 Star). Situated in a delightfully sunny spot on the sea front with extensive lawns and superb Channel views, this exceptional Georgian building dates from the 1830s and has been visited by the Emperor Napoleon III of France and various descendants of Queen Victoria. It is a short walk from the pier and shops. All 60 bedrooms are centrally heated with private bath or shower and WC, internal telephone, TV, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is an attractive cocktail bar, a split level restaurant, a relaxing quiet lounge looking out onto the garden and a ballroom with small dance floor. Lift serves most rooms (some rooms accessed via several stairs). Entertainment is provided most evenings. ... more   less 
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