We booked this on the strength of recent reviews, aware that the hotel had recently changed hands and been refurbished.
We booked through Laterooms for a cost of £77 room only.
The good: our room was a good size, quiet and very clean. There were plenty of towels plus the usual bathroom amenities. The staff were also pleasant, friendly and helpful.
The not so good: Tiny bathroom and shower with a minuscule hand basin. So small that I got water all over the floor when trying to wash my face. No mirror above the basin. The paintwork was already quite badly chipped and scratched. The bedlinen was cheap and so was the furniture. There were no drinking glasses or bottled water in the room.
The bad: Horrible mattress! No support and we could feel the springs digging into us all night. Cold coffee and cold toast for breakfast.
Some people have commented on the chic decor. We counted 5 different patterns on the wallpaper and soft furnishings just in the breakfast room. That's not including the many mismatched chairs. All very confusing. Despite the staff's efforts we wouldn't stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated 3 minutes' drive from the Rookery Park Golf Course and 3 miles from the coastal town of Lowestoft with it's lovely sandy beaches, Carlton Manor Hotel offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi, ample free parking, a brasserie bar and Restaurant. The ever popular resort of Southwold is just ten miles away, and the historic city of Norwich is just a thirty minute drive. Each room at The Carlton Manor Hotel features an en suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi,flat-screen TV. A hearty breakfast made of locally sourced ingredients is available daily. The brasserie restaurant serves a seasonal range of food, and you can dine al fresco on the terrace. Vitis, seafood restaurant new for 2014,opens Thursday to Saturday evenings and also serves a traditional Sunday lunch. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlton Manor Hotel Lowestoft, Suffolk