Bamburgh is a really lovely place, a small village with a huge castle over looking it. The beach is fantastic and its break away from the typical seaside resort.
The Victoria Hotel is a good location, only 5 mins walk from the beach and the castle, also they have a car park so that’s a big bonus as there isn’t a great amount of parking in Bamburgh, especially during the high season. Bamburgh is also a good place to stop and then drive to Seahouses, Lindisfarne and any other areas around Northumberland.
The room we stayed in was lovely, was a Luxury room with a four poster bed. It felt like a real treat, the room was large and spacious and also had two lovely chairs to sit in. The bathroom was nice, with a powerful large shower; however there was no bath tub, which I was disappointed about.
The breakfast was lovely too, with a choice of cooked breakfast including Kippers, Smoked Salmon and Full English, alongside this there was a buffet with toast, Cereal, Jams and Croissants. The only point I would add about the breakfast was the poached egg tasted very vinegar like (obviously cooked with a little too much vinegar in the water).
The service seemed fine except on one small occasion where when asking the man at reception about the TV in our room. He didn’t appear interested and replied “if you can’t sort it I will get a housekeeper to look tomorrow”. Otherwise service was good; the waitresses at breakfast were lovely and attentive.
We didn't eat in the Hotel in the evening, as the menu wasn't to our tastes. There wasn't too much choice and it wasn’t cheap. We found a few pubs very close to the Hotel which served much better choices and slightly cheaper.
I would recommend Bamburgh to anyone (who could afford it, it’s not a cheap place), and the Victoria Hotel is a good starting point. However if I return I think I will try another Hotel as it turned out to be a base we stopped in very little, and was an expensive base.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the delightful village green and overlooked by the magnificent Bamburgh Castle.In 2012 we see a new General Manager take the helm, delivering exceptional standards, where you will experience a personal service and a warm welcoming atmosphere. 'Update'The hotel has just received 3 stars from the AA in April 2012. Our hotel has everything you need for a delightful stay in Bamburgh - from modern en-suite accommodation with LCD TVs, to our relaxing Bailey's restaurant that has just been awarded a Rosette form the AA in April 2012, serving only the best local produce from our region, all our food will be as fresh as the northern breeze, served throughout the day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victoria Hotel Bamburgh, Northumberland