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Cliff Hill, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6DH England
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#3 of 4 hotels in Gorleston-on-Sea
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If you’re looking for a quiet hotel in Gorleston-on-Sea, look no further than The Cliff Hotel.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, and The Cliff Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a 24 hour front desk, a rooftop terrace, and room service. In addition, guests can enjoy breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While visiting Gorleston-on-Sea, you may want to try some crab at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Shed, Gambas, or Jayjays @ The Beach Cafe.

If you’re looking for something to do, St Peter's Roman Catholic Church (0.4 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of The Cliff Hotel.

The staff at The Cliff Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Paid public parking nearby
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
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Leah smith wrote a review Yesterday
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
We arrived at the hotel for a 3 night stay and was surprised to see how lovely the reception area was. We were checked in promptly and showed to our room. Unfortunately our room was no bigger than Harry potters cupboard under the stairs, although the room was very clean. We loved eating in in restaurant so much that we ate there for all 3 nights of our stay. Jack the waiter was fantastic and we really appreciated everything he did for us. The restaurant manager was lovely also and we really enjoyed chatting to everyone. Sadly the downfall was the manager of the hotel. We arrived back from the Beach one day to find there was no car parking spaces available and were rudely told by reception “oh just park on the side of the road”. I asked if she was being serious and she said she would get the manager. He walked out and said we couldn’t park were we had as it was a fire exit, I said I know I’m just waiting here until you find us someone to park? He advised it is a first come first serve basis as a lot of people come to eat at the restaurant who are not residents of the hotel. At this point a car was leaving so the manager said “ oh just park it there now” So beware…. You may not get a parking space and have to find somewhere on someone’s driveway! Would return to eat the restaurant but not to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
pholdsworth8923 wrote a review Jul 2021
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for a week. Didn't know what to expect, but wow what a great hotel. All the staff work so hard and nothing was a problem for them. The room was perfect, nice and clean ,and very spacious. The breakfast was good with plenty of choice. Would also like to say how helpful Maggie the waitress was (totally loved her sense of humour). Will definitely be going again. Well done to the Cliff Hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Brez01 wrote a review Jul 2021
Paris, France17 contributions30 helpful votes
Checked in on 29/07/21 and upon walking into the room was hit with an awful stench of urine. Rude and unhelpful receptionist refused to change our room and housekeeping manager stated she had a very poor sense of smell. Unhelpful all round. The door was open when we arrived which was suspicious but it was clear the previous guests or a passer by had urinated on the carpet. Nice location but this incident really affected our view of the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Marissa35 wrote a review Jul 2021
United Kingdom42 contributions4 helpful votes
We made a booking via open table in advance of our holiday for The Muse Restaurant within The Cliff Hotel. Upon arrival we were told that there had been a wedding so the restaurant was not available yet and if we found the manager he ‘would sort us out’. We did find the manager and we were seated in the main restaurant and largely ignored. No apology just told that as we had booked online that’s why we hadn’t been updated. We had menu problems as our daughter is vegan abs the portion for her was sold out and it seemed too much for them to cook a tomato sauce to stir through some pasta. We were eventually re seated in the Muse. We were given a bottle of tap water but had to ask for glasses. The drinks we ordered took over half an hour to receive. A meal was eventually sorted for our daughter and have to say all of the food was delicious abs served very hot. Just a shame that the service was so bad.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Car park is very small and local parking difficult
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Nichola C wrote a review Jul 2021
Norwich, United Kingdom53 contributions58 helpful votes
Two days before our 37th wedding anniversary my husband went in to the reception at the Cliff Hotel to specifically book a table for breakfast in the restaurant, not the bar, for our special day. The receptionist assured him that would be fine, duly made the booking for us, and we looked forward to a sumptuous breakfast. We arrived, did the track and trace, a made our way to the restaurant as directed by the receptionist. A member of staff confirmed our booking and told us to go to the bar for breakfast. My husband explained that he had specifically booked the restaurant as we have had breakfast in the bar before and didn’t like that area to eat in. We were told they don’t do ‘walk ins’ and the restaurant was for residents only. However, as we had booked, we were not ‘walk ins’. An exchange of words ensued, and we were asked again why we didn’t want to eat in the bar. It was very embarrassing to say the least as the room was quite full and people were watching the situation unfold. We decided that even if they did find us a table, we wouldn’t waste our time eating there, and left the building feeling very upset and angry - never to return! We have had breakfast in the restaurant before without booking with no problem at all. We have previously had several nice meals at the Cliff and always leave positive reviews for the food, service etc., but not this time. My husband contacted the management on social media to complain, and was told that someone from the management would contact him within 24 hours, this was on 30th June 2021 - he is still waiting for a response, surprise, surprise! I would not recommend, and thank you employees of the Cliff for making our anniversary memorable for all the wrong reasons.
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Date of stay: June 2021
$77 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cliff Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Cliff Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pavilion Theatre Gorleston (0.08 miles), Ocean Bay Amusements (0.08 miles), and Bertie And Bettie Boutique Beach Huts (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cliff Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Cliff Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cliff Hotel?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cliff Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Shed, Bar 1 And Restaurant, and SW1 Restaurant.
Is The Cliff Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Gorleston-on-Sea.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Cliff Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Cliff Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cliff Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Somerleyton Hall (4.1 miles), Wellington Mews Arch (2.1 miles), and Yarmouth Mill (2.5 miles).
Does The Cliff Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is The Cliff Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.