We have stayed in Norfolk on a number of occasions and know the area well, after starting my own business this year and looking forward to my first weekend off for five months we booked into the Northrepps Cottage Hotel as it looked so nice on the website. I did book last minute (just a couple of days before but still paid over £240 for a two night stay)
We were told that there was a wedding party on the first night and might have to change rooms on the second night - the receptionist was very helpful phoned me back to say she had managed to move someone else so that we could have the same room for our total stay. (I think I should have said we didn't mind moving rooms!)
The wedding party was not a problem as it was held in another part of the hotel and we didn't hear any noise, however, we were a little shocked and frankly disppointed when we were shown to our room and the first thing we saw was a bath! I have stayed all over the world including the USA, Australia, Russia, Far and Middle east and have never been presented with a bath and the main feature in a rather small bedroom and also, fully visible from the hallway if the door was open! Running the bath resulted in quite a lot of noise so no chance of watching tv or having an extra 10 minutes nap whilst the bath filled (which seemed to take ages). There was a shower attached but we could only use it sitting down for fear of soaking the whole room, the second morning we were there, the hot water ran out before we went to breakfast.
Bathroom fittings which looked quite new were like most third rate hotels and wobbled or were practically hanging off. The digi-box on the tv was positioned behind the tv with no room for negotiation so for those who like to watch television whilst in bed (there was only one chair and a very small stool, not exactly luxurious), you will have to get up each time you change your mind or chanel.
Breakfast was average and different each morning even though my husband had the full english option both days. He did remark that 'this place doesn't seem to be a hotel or a B&B more of a hybrid' and I think that describes Northrepps pretty well.
Really didn't think the hotel was worth the money and will not be going back which is a shame as we only live a couple of hours away and it would have been nice to have somewhere we could go to on a regular basis
This is the first review I have felt I should write and whilst doing the ratings, not sure if it is a standard tick box but was not aware if this hotel had fitness, spa & Swimming pool - no info, or menus in the bedrooms and as the booking in receptionist was offhand, we will never know!
Location was lovely, nice walk into overstrand or Cromer and only £5 for a cab back. If you are booking, just ask which room you are in and if the bath is in a separate area to the bedroom!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Northrepp's Cottage Country House Hotel We are situated in the hidden woodland of Northrepps, North Norfolk. A 5 minute drive from the famous Cromer Pier, 15 minute walk from the fishing village of Overstrand and 30 seconds from our stunning garden! Among many, one of greatest assets is that we are in such quiet and beautiful surroundings, Cream Tea Heaven or Lunch on the lawn is unique in afternoon sunshine. We are signposted on all major roads, if travelling on the A149 turn for Northrepps and turn immediately left and follow the signs, if needed the postcode for navigation is NR270JN. The hotel consists of 8 delightful bedrooms, some with baths, some with showers and some with both. All are individual created with different themes and named after family members of the owners Mr and Mrs Gurney. Do check out our vast array of family pictures and the link to Elizabeth Fry on the back of your five pound note ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Northrepps Cottage Country Hotel Cromer, Norfolk