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Crosskeys Riverside House

Bridge Street | Hilgay, Downham Market PE38 0LD, England
Crosskeys Riverside House
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sussex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent 2 nights at Crosskeys near Downham Market visiting family. Came up from Sussex in 2.5 hours! Really easy to find. As soon as we were through the door Mary and Bob The proprietors made us feel so welcome and at home . Lovely B and B room very comfortable, attention to detail meant everything you could wish for... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 7 year old grandson and I stayed at crosskeys for a total of 16 nights visiting family, Mary and Bob are wonderful hosts, our room was great with our own front door and river views. The breakfasts were freshly cooked to order, nothing was too much trouble and all was clean and fresh. After a couple of days my... More 

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Mary F, Owner at Crosskeys Riverside House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice comments, it was a pleasure looking after you both and having you stay with us, your Grandson was a realy joy, so polite, we would be pleased to see you again and hope that you had a good flight back More 

Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
24 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at Crosskeys. The delightful Mary and Bob own this very pleasant B &B. Our room was large very clean with a 4 poster bed, a lovely view of the river and a tv which actually worked. There was ample tea and coffee facilities and the en-suite bathroom was well stocked with toiletries and towels. Breakfast... More 

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Mary F, Owner at Crosskeys Riverside House, responded to this review

It was very nice meeting you and glad you enjoyed yourselves at our B&B More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Well we stayed 2 nights for our anniversary and had a warm and friendly welcome. We was told nothing is to much trouble just ask. View from room was beautiful looking out over the river with boats and wildlife passing by. Would love to be there on a summers day fishing and watching the world float by. breakfast was lovely... More 

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Mary F, Owner at Crosskeys Riverside House, responded to this review

Glad you found it relaxing and peaceful, we aim to please, it was very nice to meet you More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The hosts were fabulous really kind polite and warm, happy to help with anything you need. Breakfast was really nice good selection to choose from. Added bonus was free WiFi which wasn't expected. Rooms were clean and tidy enough really would recommend for a budget hotel.

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Mary F, Owner at Crosskeys Riverside House, responded to this review

Glad you enoyed yourselves at Crosskeys, it was very nice meeting you More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We loved our stay. Bob and Mary are a lovely couple who really made us feel at home. They suggested several walks and trips out, which were all excellent. Our room was beautifully decorated, with lots of old-fashioned and character touches. The four-poster bed was imposing and really comfortable, and the views out of the windows were great - river... More 

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Mary F, Owner at Crosskeys Riverside House, responded to this review

It was very nice meeting you, glad you enjoyed yourselves, hope to see you again. More 

Sunny Essex
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We've just returned from a lovely weekend at the Cross Keys. The owners are a lovely couple who made us feel very welcome. Our cottage was adequately equipped, perfectly clean and comfortable. We both slept well and the view of the river right outside the window was special. Breakfast was good too, excellent selection, freshly cooked and well presented. Tasted... More 

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Mary F, Owner at Crosskeys Riverside House, responded to this review

It was very nice meeting you, we have now had our car park re-done, now that winter is over. We do like our ornaments its true, but this is what makes it different to a travel lodge etc. glad you enjoyed your room, and the view More 

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have been visiting Crosskeys for the past 30 yrs or so, needless to say we like it. We always find a very friendly atmosphere when we stay here. You couldn't wish for better hosts than Mary and Bob, they would always go out of their way to make your stay a good one. An extra bonus this weekend, whilst... More 

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Mary F, Owner at Crosskeys Riverside House, responded to this review

We loved having you as always, perfect guests. Thank you for the picture of the Kingfisher it was outstanding, looking forward to seeing you both again, More 

west sussex
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
803 helpful votes 803 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hosts were friendly, a good choice of food for breakfast, we had scrambled eggs which were ok. We stayed in room 1, which is very old fashioned and not to our taste. Bed was not comfortable at all. Hot tap in Bath was broken, we were offered to use the families bath instead but decided not to as felt uncomfortable... More 

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Mary F, Owner at Crosskeys Riverside House, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not like our B&B The building was actually built in 1780 and antique furniture is old fashioned but is in keeping with the house. There are pictures of all the rooms on our web site, so you can see before you book. Unfortunately the hot tap on the bath did not work on the evening... More 

Bedfordshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Stayed 2 nights here with our 3 dogs. Fantastic to have a room on the ground floor with its own front door! Mary and Bob were so friendly and accommodating - as we were competing with our dogs we had to leave too early to have breakfast - so they packed us up a lovely sandwich breakfast/lunch for each day.... More 

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Mary F, Owner at Crosskeys Riverside House, responded to this review

It was lovely meeting you and your lovely dogs, and it was a pleasure having you all More 

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