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Lincolshire
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at this hotel as refugees from the Blakeney Hotel further down the coast, desperately looking for a room for the night. We were offered a lovely large room with a big bed, two very comfortable arm chairs and a view over the town’s Georgian square. The hotel is old and full of character and we spent a lovely... More 

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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here fairly often & love it for what it is. Friendly staff, comfortable rooms, very dog friendly & great breakfast. However it is a bit pricey unless you stay in a classic room. To be critical, the dinner menu needs a bit of life breathing into it....... some of the plates have been the same for YEARS!!!!! Also the... More 

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Chris C, Owner at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments Sheena. I hear what you say with regards to your few gripes, but I should point out that we change our menu four times a year to fit the seasons in accordance with my policy of serving food which is as local and sustainable as possible. The dishes which have been on for 'years' are... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay at this great Hotel with everything you could ask for. We had two small dogs and they were made to feel welcome with a bed and biscuits waiting for them. The room is very well equipped with a very warm feel from the time you arrive to the time you leave.... More 

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Chris C, Owner at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

If the worst part was leaving then we must be doing something right Robert. Thanks for posting. Looking forward to seeing you again :) More 

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was so comfy quirky and original - such a nice change from a boring old hotel room. Everywhere was cosy and comfortable. Food was excellent. But most of all staff were fantastic - stupidly left a phone charger in the room when we checked out and received a call from reception later who offered to send it back for... More 

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Chris C, Owner at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

So thrilled you had such a great time. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review us and for your wonderful words about my staff. I'm very proud of them. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed overnight to celebrate birthdays/wedding anniversary. Beautiful hotel rustic and very comfortable. food and staff couldn't have been better. Lovely walk the next day to Holkham and back superb. Will definitely return 😀

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Chris C, Owner at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the trouble to post a review Val. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. More 

Cromer, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I won a meal for two here a few weeks ago. Food was good. Customer service was impressive and they also gave us a free drink. The marmalade and ginger sponge was gorgeous. It would have been good to have spent more time here.

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Chris C, Owner at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your prize Denise. Come back soon :) More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic stay! Had a one night stay here in the summer of 2016. Our room had everything you'd need to enjoy a very comfortable stay. Amongst features such as a cracking wooden four poster bed, we enjoyed a bath in a copper bath tub in a small secluded outside courtyard, a nespresso coffee machine with selection of coffee and... More 

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Chris C, Owner at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to post a review, and for all the positive comments you made. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. We've worked really hard on the new copper bath rooms and they've been a real hit. It makes the effort all worthwhile. Come back again soon! More 

hinckley
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87 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a last minute trip to Norfolk as the weather looked like it would be nice that weekend. It wasnt the cheapest of rates but it was last minute i guess. The position of the hotel is perfect, walk able to the beach, town other pubs and restaurants and in front of a lovely green that you can just... More 

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Chris C, Owner at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

It just goes to prove that some of the best decisions are the most spontaneous ones. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in Wells, and particularly at The Crown. Thank you for posting :) More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While we have always been very pleased with crown and have stayed a couple of times, there is a young lady with glasses behind the bar that is really quite rude to the customers,we first noticed it a month or so ago while in the area, but this Sunday she excelled her self,when a family came in and ordered drinks... More 

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Chris C, Owner at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention. My staff are well aware that I expect them to be nothing less than extremely courteous and welcoming to all our guests and when that isn't the case they let me down as well as themselves. I shall look into this matter immediately. More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is old but has a fresh feel to it and the food was good, especially the breakfasts which were included in the room price. Our room was up a number of flights of stairs but once there it was clean an cosy with a separate bathroom with a proper bath that was great to soak in after a... More 

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Chris C, Owner at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a positive review. I'm delighted you found my staff so welcoming. I'm very proud of them. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay. More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Crown Hotel Restaurant
The Crown Hotel Restaurant
Cuisines: British, Pub, Contemporary
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Crown Hotel - the perfect place to retreat, relax and refresh in beautiful north Norfolk Big blue skies, sandy beaches stretching away into eternity, desolate salt marshes rich in wildlife, picturesque villages and quaint seaside resorts - north Norfolk is the undoubted jewel in East Anglia's glittering crown. And if you're looking to experience the natural wonders offered by the north coast of one of England's remotest counties, you need cast your eyes no further than The Crown Hotel. A former coaching inn, the hotel is tucked away on the edge of a tranquil tree-lined green in the fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea. Recently refurbished to enhance its existing historic features, whilst still retaining a warm and welcoming ambience, The Crown has 12 luxury en-suite bedrooms. Each is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player and uniquely and individually decorated to create a warm and welcoming home-from-home atmosphere. The hotel has two family suites with separate children's rooms and baby-monitoring facilities, and in some rooms you can even have your dog to stay. Downstairs, guests and diners can select from a sumptuous and varied menu which makes superb use of the finest and freshest seasonal produce, courtesy of the hotel's proprietor, New Zealand-born chef Chris Coubrough and his kitchen team. Whether you choose to eat in The Crown's front restaurant, the spacious orangery or one of our two lounge rooms, you're sure of a culinary experience that will linger long on the tongue, and even longer in the memory. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Crown Hotel

Address: The Buttlands, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1EX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Wells-next-the-Sea
Price Range: $174 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Check to see if the copper rooms are available.”
 of 5 bubbles 986garyw, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 4 which is pretty dark even with the curtains wide open and the lights on.”
 of 5 bubbles Roystyn, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms have a bathroom with a bath, wish I had asked.”
 of 5 bubbles shivbarnes, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the Buttlands are lovely,although we have yet to try one of the newer 'copper bath' rooms !”
 of 5 bubbles 655alison, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms directly above entrance to The Crown Hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles wendyhJ4422WT, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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