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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   The Buttlands | Norfolk, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1EU, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southwold, Suffolk
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked here for two nights as we were up in Holkham for our annual cricket match fixture and opted to have a couple of nights away on the back of that. We had previously visited the Globe but only to eat and were very impressed but our stay was so lovely and memorable we just had to leave a... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the Globe for a short break to celebrate our anniversary and as a good base to travel out from each day. On arrival we were shown to Room 1 which has a lovely view out across the square and was very spacious, we noticed a vase of red roses had been placed in our room and on the... More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
17 hotel reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My dear wife took me to Wells last week for a birthday treat. We decided on The Globe because we had eaten there before and it seemed so bright and airy that we had to stay there. We were not disappointed, the room we had was light airy and spacious and comfortable. In the morning the breakfast was magnificent. We... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a three day break at The Globe, this hotel used to be comfortable but now it is luxurious! The newly refurbished bed rooms are beautiful and each one is individually designed. The staff are excellent and must be commended for the standard of service and their attitude to the customers. All round a lovely place... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place! Clean and beautiful rooms, excellent service, nice food and great outdoor tables to have a drink in the sun, simply perfect! The only tiny thing that we noticed is that there was a card in our room to give some feedback but no pen so we couldn't write how much we liked the place. That was our only... More

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TheGlobeatWells, General Manager at The Globe Inn, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your weekend with us. Shame there was no pen for you, this has since been rectified. We look forward to seeing you on your return & welcoming you back to the Globe More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great hotel and restaurant in a good location and with a top class team looking after you! Breakfast (Eggs Benedict in my case) was prepared to order (too may hotels nowadays rely on the breakfast bar approach to hot food) and is served in a relaxing environment. Lunch (Venison burger) was again really good and served in the courtyard in... More

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TheGlobeatWells, General Manager at The Globe Inn, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thankyou! Great to see both our staff & our food were a hit for you during your stay, we're in our busiest season now so Im pleased to hear its going well from the customer perspective too. Apologies for the bedroom blind, we have since had this re-fitted to ensure greater privacy for these bedrooms. We... More

11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed during the early May Bank Holiday, coinciding with our wedding anniversary. The Globe is a wonderful place for a short break: great rooms; good food and really nice staff. We were especially touched by the anniversary card from the hotel; left in our room. So thoughtful. We will be back!

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TheGlobeatWells, Manager at The Globe Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely recommendation! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary break and the whole Globe experience. See you next year! More

York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Globe Inn is a pub that thinks it is an hotel, with hotel prices to match. Upon our arrival, I asked about reservations in the restaurant, to be told they were fully booked for the two nights of our stay. We could however go for a bar meal, but would need to get there early, as service was on... More

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TheGlobeatWells, Manager at The Globe Inn, responded to this review

Well, in actual fact, we are a hotel/inn not a pub. On reservation of your room together with your confirmation letter you will have been offered a table in the restaurant for both nights of your stay and we always recommend this option. You chose not to reserve a table and at the weekends we are understandably very busy in... More

11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

First trip since being refurbished , and all looks brilliant. Welcomed by very friendly staff we ordered the seafood platter for two which was to die for! .... Very impressed with the rest room and loved the touch of a glass panel to view the cellar pumps . Will be back soon .

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TheGlobeatWells, General Manager at The Globe Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. Our seafood platter is proving particularly popular; featuring Wells crab from our very own Quay & plenty of delicious fresh fish, I'm pleased to hear it was a hit again. Glad you enjoyed our new loos/cellar...we love them too! Proud of our 'new look' Globe, Look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Diss, Norfolk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My mum and I stayed at the Globe in the first week of April this year. It was a return visit for a 3 day break. We had enjoyed our stay previously so were more that happy to come back again. Same high quality tasty food and welcoming atmosphere as before. It really is a great location to stay in... More

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TheGlobeatWells, Manager at The Globe Inn, responded to this review

We're so happy that you have returned and will be returning again to spend a great few days at The Globe. The refurbishment is complete and as you can see from the imagery at the top of this page, all is looking lovely, peaceful and comfortable. Thank you for your kind review, see you soon! More

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Address: The Buttlands | Norfolk, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Wells-next-the-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Globe Inn 4*
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Overlooking a pretty, leafy Georgian square in the bustling seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, The Globe Inn is a great base for a break on the beautiful north Norfolk coast or an ideal spot for a pint of beer and some simple, home cooked food. Accredited with 4 stars and a silver award by Enjoy England, the Inn offers exceptional quality in all areas. We are also proud to have been approved by the Visit England Cyclists Welcome, Walkers Welcome and Welcome Pets schemes. There is a sun-filled courtyard for alfresco eating and dining and a perfect spot to read your morning paper whilst having breakfast. Take a short walk down Staithe Street to the quay and you’ll see fishermen setting out on a good tide for inshore crab, whelk and the passing sea trout and bass. The town offers a central base for the nearby beautiful Holkham Beach with more than four miles of golden sand, and the world-class bird watching sites of the Holkham Nature Reserve, Cley-next-Sea and Titchwell. ... more   less 
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