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The Castle Hotel

High Street, Downham Market PE38 9HF, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Just had an enjoyable long weekend. Patrons very pleasant and accommodating. Very nice room and great breakfast. Nice bar in evening. Only problem was our room was a little cold but the weather was very cold and of course it is a listed building, heating was going flat out.

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Felbridge, United Kingdom
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61 hotel reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We recently stayed for one night while visiting relatives in Downham Market. Good central position with plenty of free parking. Hotel has just been redecorated so a faint smell of paint in the reception area but everything looks nice and fresh. We had room 7 on the first floor which was a good size and decent size bathroom. Everything very... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights whilst on business in Downham Market. Perfect position in the centre of town, rooms are basic but comfortable and clean, breakfast was lovely and the owners and staff were friendly and helpful, nice little lounge bar with pub prices.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Having to travel to East Anglia recently we found accommodation fairly limited in the specific area we were to visit. Then we came across this establishment and frankly it's not an easy one to review. On entry to the hotel it became clear there was some refurbishment was going on and that is good news. The greeting from this privately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in this well positioned and historic hotel. Always great service and nothing was too much trouble for the friendly owners. Was made to feel at home from the start. The only even slight negative was the work being done in the lobby but that didn't spoil my stay. Highly recommended and will use again.

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Thrapston, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were 2 male mates staying overnight in order to visit WWT Welney very early on a Sunday morning. The hotel is in a very good location in the centre of this nice Norfolk market town and only 20 mins from WWT Welney. We had booked a twin room through Booking.com but the 'twin' part of the message hadn't got... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed here and found it a great little place. The reviews did say that it was tired which I must say parts of it was but in some ways it also added to the character of the historical pub/hotel. Our room had just been decorated as did smell of fresh paint a little but a... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Having been recommend several hotels we picked the Castle Friendly & helpful staff. Clean & comfortable rooms. Good ale & wide choice of Malts. Good food albeit the menu is stuck in a time warp, but very good quality & plenty of it! An excellent base for touring this part of Norfolk.

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
18 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have stayed here many times on business and once with my wife. Always a great welcome. The rooms are all comfortable and the food is good - breakfast in particular. It's situation in a reasonably small market town is also a plus. Well worth a visit.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I stayed here for one night when on business in the area. It's a small place, little more than a pub with rooms, but very welcoming and comfortable. Some might consider the rooms a bit dated but the decor and furnishings are what you would expect from this type of property. The bar is well stocked and serving good quality... More 

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