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The Gunton Arms

Certificate of Excellence
Cromer Road, Thorpe Market NR11 8TZ , England
The Gunton Arms
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband organised the evening for us for our 41st anniversary. Very helpful staff a charming guy showed me round explaining about the kitchenette as there are no kettles in the rooms. This did surprise us as staying here is not cheap and having to wander down in the morning for a cuppa is rather tiresome not good customer service.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
7 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family dinner, staff were friendly and service was good. The views are spectacular, we were lucky to catch a beautiful sunset. Some of the art was 'different'. A little more attention to cutlery and serving spoons. However a very pleasant experience.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking forward to a great meal we were greatly disappointed. The staff were excellent. The meal just ok but went downhill after ther starter. The wine on offer was greatly overpriced, have paid a lot less for same at other eateries. The ambience was terrible, and the decor! Please do not tell me it is shabby chic and 'arty', we... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was well short of the mark , staff not very helpful how can this place be rated in the top 100 in the UK this can not be true we have been to many restaurants in this part of norfolk and I can tell you now that we know of many restaurants within a 15 mile range that are... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been looking forward to trying the Gunton Arms for some time and were pleased when we finally found time to stay for a couple of days. We had been considering it as a venue for a BIG birthday treat. So glad we didn't. Whilst the room we stayed in was very pleasant, the service was good, staff friendly,... More 

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Ketton, England
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190 reviews 190 reviews
68 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We last stayed and ate at the Gunton Arms two years ago and returned this time as a party of 8. We greatly enjoyed ourselves the first time round and this time was just as good, if not better. The setting is idyllic, and the interior majors on shabby chic. Plenty of comfortable seating in three lounge areas, and a... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a fantastic place! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will definitely go back again. The layout is spacious and the tables are a good size. There are lots of other rooms off the main dining room too, so although it was full, it didn't feel at all crowded. The staff are friendly and helpful with a ready smile. There... More 

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122 reviews 122 reviews
47 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a tough one to review because it is unlike anywhere I have stayed before. In many ways it is a pub with rooms. Or a restaurant with rooms. It is rustic and traditional in style. Mostly.. The huge cooking fire, modern art and the herd of deer grazing at the front make it rather different. Overall, we enjoyed... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have just returned from a two night stay at The Gunton Arms. It is our second stay and it was just fabulous. We stayed in Parkin a beautiful room facing the front of the building with an eclectic array of furniture and accessories and a luxurious bathroom with period bath and separate shower. Wee had dinner both nights a... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

From arriving and seeing the herds of deer in the grounds to relaxing in front of the fire on the battered old comfy sofa with a pint, this place was an excellent experience. Quirky and cool art, which I'll let more knowledgable folk describe to the relaxed atmosphere. Six nations rugby on in the bar, that I kept sneaking out... More 

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