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“Obliging and Friendly Staff” 3 of 5 stars
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The New Beach Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   67 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EJ, England   |  
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Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Great Yarmouth
Bury, England
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Obliging and Friendly Staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I travelled with a friend on an Alpha Tour to this hotel. The hotel is on the sea front directly opposite the pier. Reception is the only facility on the ground floor, although there is a small lift, should this be required to other floors. The dining, bar and lounge areas being on the first floor. Some bedrooms on this floor and the two floors above. Despite the extremely cold windy weather outdoors, the hotel was comfortably warm. The room we shared was pleasant and clean and the water in the shower always hot. The only problem with the room was that we were unable to adjust one of the two radiators, which did make the room overly warm, especially during the night. We found all staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. I believe the menu is the same which ever Alpha hotel you stay in, so there were no surprises. Food adequate, but hardly first class cusine. This 'holiday' proved to be a welcome break, but I am glad that I have other more exciting times planned. Our coach load was the only coach in the hotel and this left the evenings (although entertainment was on offer three out of four nights) feeling somewhat lacking in atmosphere. I would recommend this hotel and the Alpha tour to anyone who wants a reasonably priced break.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dorset
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Spent the weekend here with a party of friends and found all the staff very welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. Rooms are very clean and tidy and the rates for the time of year were good value. I will definately be returning next year.

My only criticism (which was shared by others) was that the breakfast sausage doesn't taste too good. But don't let that put you off staying. Credit were it's due!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here over the weekend of 22nd-24th March with a few friends and found everything to be excellent. The rooms were good, clean and warm. The staff were brilliant and could not do enough for you. The hotel location is also good with everything you need a short walk away.
We have booked to return to this hotel again next year.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Just stayed here for 4 nights with Alpha, and was pleasantly surprised after some of the negative reviews. Our room was at the back of the hotel but was obviously recently refurbished with nice tiles and shower in the bathroom and the bedding was relatively new. the food was adequate without being exciting and the staff were very nice. Our coach was only half full and we were the only ones staying there so we got the best of attention. The entertainment was very good but they didnt have much of an audience. Kate on the bar is a darling. the nightclub problem is no longer an issue as it closed 3 weeks ago and the hotel may be taking it over. The location is very good on the seafront and on one of the main streets going into the centre. All in all a very pleasant stay and would not hesitate to go back again

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Woking, United Kingdom
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49 hotel reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Living just under four hours away from Great Yarmouth and having less than 8 hours to find a hotel to stay in, this was a rushed choice. I did use TripAdvisor and look up some of the reviews and dismissed some of the more negative ones immediately. I'm pleased I did.

Admittedly the entrance is not up to much, but this hotel is one of those books which you don't judge by it's cover.

The steps up to two sets of doors make getting in with suitcases difficult. The reception doesn't look much either but...

Throughout our two night stay, every member of staff we encountered was utterly superb in their approach to customer service. We arrived quite late, around 9:45pm and still need to eat out. I had told the receptionist over the phone (her name escapes me sadly) that I wished to take my wife out to an Indian restaurant.

While checking in I saw pages and pages of Google Maps printed out which I thought was rather odd and couldn't understand why these may be littering the reception desk. It soon became clear...

The receptionist had gone to the trouble of researching at least 5 Indian restaurants in Great Yarmouth, printing out maps for each one showing the directions. This gesture alone makes me feel guilty grading the New Beach four 'blobs' out of five, but here are the reasons why:

- I needed to iron a shirt but the iron was dirty
- 'Do not disturb' door tags weren't provided
- Sausages at breakfast need to come from a quality Great Yarmouth butcher, not bought in from Brakes catering suppliers or worse

The showers are hot with good water pressure and the car parking is dealt with by cheap permits. There are only a few areas where the hotel needs to improve in order to be awarded five 'blobs' in my view.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

There is a night club and lap dancing club under the hotel but my sister and i were on the third floor so it wasnt to bad for us, but other people complained about hearing the kitchen fan and heard people on the fire escape loud and swearing, My sister was told the only rooms left had a sea view so we were charged an extra 22.00 pound each and a lady we were talking to paid an extra 80.00 cant remember why but she only had a bath with no shower attachment so she had to buy a jug to wash her hair,food was average, the first waitress we had was rude an sharp like we were an inconvenience to her but the second waitress was so nice she was from portugal. the entertainment the female singers were very good the male singers average very disappointing last night young girl singer bingo then nothing couldnt even watch the t.v.s as they didnt bother to get anybody out to re boot them it was as though [oh well you lot are going tomorrow] one chap told us its gone down so much in the past year but the bedrooms were clean so well done to the cleaning staff.

Room Tip: Higher floor third if possible, over looking see view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Norfolk
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Brilliant Hotel with wonderful Staff, homely, efficient and accommodating.
A big thanks go to Ben the Manager, that met our needs perfectly, wonderful gentleman.
and Patsy who was always there to help us. not that we were a problem, but it was lovely seeing a friendly face every time you entered the Hotel.
Enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the night life, it was great.

Would recommend this wonderful Hotel to everyone xxxxxx
Mrs Pauline Quadling

Room Tip: Room with a wonderful sea view and Great Yarmouth at its best at 6pm on a brilliant sunny morning
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The New Beach Hotel

Address: 67 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Great Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The New Beach Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Superbly situated in Great Yarmouth's most central and lively location, directly opposite Britannia Pier and a short walk from the shops ... more   less 
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