Wonderful location next to the sea
04/05/2018 thenorfolkbroad2015, Beccles, United Kingdom
Situated in a quiet lane in Old Hunstanton, the Le Strange is build of typical local carrstone and is full of character. It has long been a favourite with locals and visitors alike, and it's reputati... more
Situated in a quiet lane in Old Hunstanton, the Le Strange is build of typical local carrstone and is full of character. It has long been a favourite with locals and visitors alike, and it's reputation is well-deserved.
We stayed in Room 220, a twin on the second floor, which faced inland and east so had plenty of morning sun (very welcome after the wet winter and spring we've endured). The lack of a lift might be challenging for some. The beds were super-comfortable, the linen was crisp and white, the towels were fluffy, there was plenty of hot water, and everything was spotlessly clean (NB: could someone please iron the valances, or better still upgrade to hotel standard?)
The evening meal in the hotel's restaurant was very good indeed, with sensible portions in relation to prices, and the service was very good. Breakfast was also high quality and pleasantly served. The staff throughout were helpful and friendly.
My only gripe is being asked to pay for the room on arrival, even though our restaurant bill was almost as much as the accommodation and we settled that the following morning at checkout. Nothing says "we don't trust you" quite so clearly. I believe this is Best Western policy, but it often puts me off booking a BW hotel for that very reason.
All in all though we would stay again - it was most enjoyable and highly recommended. less