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Bridge Street, Fakenham NR21 9AY England
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Wensum Lodge Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Fakenham, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Wensum Lodge Hotel features baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Wensum Lodge Hotel guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the cafes, including Cafe Scrumptious, Shapes Restaurant at Aldiss, and Gallery Bistro, all of which are a short distance from Wensum Lodge Hotel.

If you are interested in exploring Fakenham, check out one of the historic sites, such as Abbey Ruins and Raynham Hall.

Enjoy your stay in Fakenham!

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Fakenham@aol.com wrote a review Oct 2020
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Having stayed in room 17 at the Wensum Lodge Hotel for 2 nights from 1 to 3 October 2020 my Wife and I were very disappointed. So much so, if I could have found an alternative at short notice we would not have stayed. To be clear, having seen the pictures on your web site we were not expecting anything but a basic clean room. The £99 a night seemed a bit on the high side for what was on offer but then there isn't much competition in Fakenham. When we looked around the room there were several problems. Thick dust on one of the bedside cabinets, the light above the mirror in the bathroom and on other furniture. I thought rooms were supposed to be deep cleaned in these covid times. Although with that level of dust the virus would have become inactive because of the length time it would have taken for this build up. The sink in the bathroom is cracked and the crack is black and an impossible area to clean properly. The window frame is dirty on the inside. The curtains are ill fitting and poorly hung. There is such a thing as shabby chic - this is just shabby. The main bathroom light doesn't fire up on the first attempt. Sound proofing between the rooms is non existant. The fan in the bathroom is dirty. The Toilet doesn't flush properly needs 2 or 3 flushes to get rid of one piece of toilet paper. The shower head requires descaling. The mattress is past its best providing little support and badly stained. The decor is old with chipped gloss and marks where the walls look like area have been touched up. The furniture and light fittings are again more shabby than chic, something which would be nearly acceptable if it were not for the other problems listed. We have photographic evidence of these problems and had we known that Mr Loates was at breakfast at the same time as we were we would have taken him up to the room and pointed out the problems. We complained to the chef when we checked out. Considering the good decoration of the dining and bar area it is a shame the rooms seem to have been left behind. From the pictures the lodges look good also. The good points of our stay were breakfast which was delicious and the pleasant staff. Unfortunately this could not make up for the catalogue of problems. Yours sincerely Kevin Walker Having stayed in room 17 at the Wensum Lodge Hotel for 2 nights from 1 to 3 October 2020 my Wife and I were very disappointed. So much so, if I could have found an alternative at short notice we would not have stayed. To be clear, having seen the pictures on your web site we were not expecting anything but a basic clean room. The £99 a night seemed a bit on the high side for what was on offer but then there isn't much competition in Fakenham. When we looked around the room there were several problems. Thick dust on one of the bedside cabinets, the light above the mirror in the bathroom and on other furniture. I thought rooms were supposed to be deep cleaned in these covid times. Although with that level of dust the virus would have become inactive because of the length time it would have taken for this build up. The sink in the bathroom is cracked and the crack is black and an impossible area to clean properly. The window frame is dirty on the inside. The curtains are ill fitting and poorly hung. There is such a thing as shabby chic - this is just shabby. The main bathroom light doesn't fire up on the first attempt. Sound proofing between the rooms is non existant. The fan in the bathroom is dirty. The Toilet doesn't flush properly needs 2 or 3 flushes to get rid of one piece of toilet paper. The shower head requires descaling. The mattress is past its best providing little support and badly stained. The decor is old with chipped gloss and marks where the walls look like area have been touched up. The furniture and light fittings are again more shabby than chic, something which would be nearly acceptable if it were not for the other problems listed. We have photographic evidence of these problems and had we known that Mr Loates was at breakfast at the same time as we were we would have taken him up to the room and pointed out the problems. We complained to the chef when we checked out. Considering the good decoration of the dining and bar area it is a shame the rooms seem to have been left behind. From the pictures the lodges look good also. The good points of our stay were breakfast which was delicious and the pleasant staff. Unfortunately this could not make up for the catalogue of problems. Yours sincerely Kevin Walker Having stayed in room 17 at the Wensum Lodge Hotel for 2 nights from 1 to 3 October 2020 my Wife and I were very disappointed. So much so, if I could have found an alternative at short notice we would not have stayed. To be clear, having seen the pictures on your web site we were not expecting anything but a basic clean room. The £99 a night seemed a bit on the high side for what was on offer but then there isn't much competition in Fakenham. When we looked around the room there were several problems. Thick dust on one of the bedside cabinets, the light above the mirror in the bathroom and on other furniture. I thought rooms were supposed to be deep cleaned in these covid times. Although with that level of dust the virus would have become inactive because of the length time it would have taken for this build up. The sink in the bathroom is cracked and the crack is black and an impossible area to clean properly. The window frame is dirty on the inside. The curtains are ill fitting and poorly hung. There is such a thing as shabby chic - this is just shabby. The main bathroom light doesn't fire up on the first attempt. Sound proofing between the rooms is non existant. The fan in the bathroom is dirty. The Toilet doesn't flush properly needs 2 or 3 flushes to get rid of one piece of toilet paper. The shower head requires descaling. The mattress is past its best providing little support and badly stained. The decor is old with chipped gloss and marks where the walls look like area have been touched up. The furniture and light fittings are again more shabby than chic, something which would be nearly acceptable if it were not for the other problems listed. We have photographic evidence of these problems and had we known that Mr Loates was at breakfast at the same time as we were we would have taken him up to the room and pointed out the problems. We complained to the chef when we checked out. Considering the good decoration of the dining and bar area it is a shame the rooms seem to have been left behind. From the pictures the lodges look good also. The good points of our stay were breakfast which was delicious and the pleasant staff. Unfortunately this could not make up for the catalogue of problems. Yours sincerely Kevin Walker Having stayed in room 17 at the Wensum Lodge Hotel for 2 nights from 1 to 3 October 2020 my Wife and I were very disappointed. So much so, if I could have found an alternative at short notice we would not have stayed. To be clear, having seen the pictures on your web site we were not expecting anything but a basic clean room. The £99 a night seemed a bit on the high side for what was on offer but then there isn't much competition in Fakenham. When we looked around the room there were several problems. Thick dust on one of the bedside cabinets, the light above the mirror in the bathroom and on other furniture. I thought rooms were supposed to be deep cleaned in these covid times. Although with that level of dust the virus would have become inactive because of the length time it would have taken for this build up. The sink in the bathroom is cracked and the crack is black and an impossible area to clean properly. The window frame is dirty on the inside. The curtains are ill fitting and poorly hung. There is such a thing as shabby chic - this is just shabby. The main bathroom light doesn't fire up on the first attempt. Sound proofing between the rooms is non existant. The fan in the bathroom is dirty. The Toilet doesn't flush properly needs 2 or 3 flushes to get rid of one piece of toilet paper. The shower head requires descaling. The mattress is past its best providing little support and badly stained. The decor is old with chipped gloss and marks where the walls look like area have been touched up. The furniture and light fittings are again more shabby than chic, something which would be nearly acceptable if it were not for the other problems listed. We have photographic evidence of these problems and had we known that Mr Loates was at breakfast at the same time as we were we would have taken him up to the room and pointed out the problems. We complained to the chef when we checked out. Considering the good decoration of the dining and bar area it is a shame the rooms seem to have been left behind. From the pictures the lodges look good also. The good points of our stay were breakfast which was delicious and the pleasant staff. Unfortunately this could not make up for the catalogue of problems. Yours sincerely Kevin Walker Having stayed in room 17 at the Wensum Lodge Hotel for 2 nights from 1 to 3 October 2020 my Wife and I were very disappointed. So much so, if I could have found an alternative at short notice we would not have stayed. To be clear, having seen the pictures on your web site we were not expecting anything but a basic clean room. The £99 a night seemed a bit on the high side for what was on offer but then there isn't much competition in Fakenham. When we looked around the room there were several problems. Thick dust on one of the bedside cabinets, the light above the mirror in the bathroom and on other furniture. I thought rooms were supposed to be deep cleaned in these covid times. Although with that level of dust the virus would have become inactive because of the length time it would have taken for this build up. The sink in the bathroom is cracked and the crack is black and an impossible area to clean properly. The window frame is dirty on the inside. The curtains are ill fitting and poorly hung. There is such a thing as shabby chic - this is just shabby. The main bathroom light doesn't fire up on the first attempt. Sound proofing between the rooms is non existant. The fan in the bathroom is dirty. The Toilet doesn't flush properly needs 2 or 3 flushes to get rid of one piece of toilet paper. The shower head requires descaling. The mattress is past its best providing little support and badly stained. The decor is old with chipped gloss and marks where the walls look like area have been touched up. The furniture and light fittings are again more shabby than chic, something which would be nearly acceptable if it were not for the other problems listed. We have photographic evidence of these problems and had we known that Mr Loates was at breakfast at the same time as we were we would have taken him up to the room and pointed out the problems. We complained to the chef when we checked out. Considering the good decoration of the dining and bar area it is a shame the rooms seem to have been left behind. From the pictures the lodges look good also. The good points of our stay were breakfast which was delicious and the pleasant staff. Unfortunately this could not make up for the catalogue of problems. Yours sincerely Kevin Walker Having stayed in room 17 at the Wensum Lodge Hotel for 2 nights from 1 to 3 October 2020 my Wife and I were very disappointed. So much so, if I could have found an alternative at short notice we would not have stayed. To be clear, having seen the pictures on your web site we were not expecting anything but a basic clean room. The £99 a night seemed a bit on the high side for what was on offer but then there isn't much competition in Fakenham. When we looked around the room there were several problems. Thick dust on one of the bedside cabinets, the light above the mirror in the bathroom and on other furniture. I thought rooms were supposed to be deep cleaned in these covid times. Although with that level of dust the virus would have become inactive because of the length time it would have taken for this build up. The sink in the bathroom is cracked and the crack is black and an impossible area to clean properly. The window frame is dirty on the inside. The curtains are ill fitting and poorly hung. There is such a thing as shabby chic - this is just shabby. The main bathroom light doesn't fire up on the first attempt. Sound proofing between the rooms is non existant. The fan in the bathroom is dirty. The Toilet doesn't flush properly needs 2 or 3 flushes to get rid of one piece of toilet paper. The shower head requires descaling. The mattress is past its best providing little support and badly stained. The decor is old with chipped gloss and marks where the walls look like area have been touched up. The furniture and light fittings are again more shabby than chic, something which would be nearly acceptable if it were not for the other problems listed. We have photographic evidence of these proble
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Fi0naE2014 wrote a review Oct 2020
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom23 contributions3 helpful votes
We have stayed at the Wensum lodge a number of time over the last 3 years, initially for the racing days at Fakenham racecourse and recently while house hunting in the area. Jay, Clare and and team are always friendly and welcoming and ready to help out and deliver a great level of customer service. We have seen the improvements they have made to the bedrooms and public areas over the last few years. The rooms are always clean and well stocked as expected, hairdryer, toiletries, teas and coffees and water. The breakfasts are great and set you up for the day.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Diane D wrote a review Aug 2020
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I have been going to Fakenham for over 15 years we only live in Heacham. Its the first time I have been into this establishment. We only had a couple of drinks as we had to drive home. I have never had such a friendly welcome before. Because of the virus I wanted to sit outside and there were no tables left. The owner organised us a table and chairs from the bar so we could sit by the river. AMAZING. I will be going back for a meal very soon. We had excellent service. Can't wait to go back we will prob book a room then nobody has to drive. Thank you so much for a great couple of hours.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Anthony N wrote a review Feb 2020
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Dirty smelly and apparently toenail clippings on the floor around our bed and the musky smell thru out this entire establishment is not a valid reason for refund. We checked in at 1pm and out again at 3 pm . The manager considers this reason to charge me £99 as a cancellation fee. Well if we'd known it was going to be this dire we'd have just cancelled and not bothered to travel 110 miles to be let down. Truly awful. Just pop your head in the door and tell me it doesn't smell. My issue is that we found it to be awful so left promptly. £99 !!!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Shirley G wrote a review Jan 2020
Baildon, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights at the end of December. The Hotel is good value for money as the bedrooms were of a good size, comfortable bed and a range of cupboards for storage. Good hot shower and coffee, teas, bottles of water, biscuits etc always topped up. The receptionist very efficient and friendly as were any other staff that we saw, the breakfast was excellent and well cooked and a quick service. Some of the furniture a little dated but for the price excellent!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: We had room 7 which overlooks the river and old mill buildings.
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$108 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wensum Lodge Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Wensum Lodge Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fakenham Escape Rooms (0.08 miles), Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History (0.1 miles), and Central Cinema (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Wensum Lodge 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 Wensum Lodge Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Wensum Lodge Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wensum Lodge Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Drifters, Taylors, and Cafe Scrumptious.
Is Wensum Lodge Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Fakenham.
Are pets allowed at Wensum Lodge Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Wensum Lodge Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Abbey Ruins (1.7 miles), Raynham Hall (4.1 miles), and Lost Village of Godwick (4.6 miles).
Does Wensum Lodge Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.