Details in the presentation of this small country house hotel seem more appropriate to a higher price range.In particular,the table linens are of the highest standard,as are the bedding and towels.Low energy light bulbs have not yet cast a gloom over the public rooms or bedrooms,with the added benefit of no RF pollution to prevent Radio 4 being heard on longwave.The waiting staff are numerous,properly dressed and efficient.They serve real breakfasts,HOT,on HOT plates, to order,at lightning speed
By the greatest of mental effort,I can only recall a few points of criticism.Our room(4) had a rather low maximum temperature of the shower-it had a very modern type of mixer tap which probably is subject to some EEC safety regulation in this respect.Although we had the benefit of two windows on opposite walls for ventilation,one could not be used because of the insect population in the surrounding climbing plants(American readers should bote that window screening is almost unknown in the UK).They are cast iron frames,and part of the Listed features of the building-they cannot legally be replaced.
One meal was served with a different type of potato to that listed in the menu.
Those are ALL my criticisms.This is a proper hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Currently closed for renovation. Reopening in 2012. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elderton Hotel Thorpe Market
- Elderton Lodge Thorpe Market, Norfolk