Stayed in the Millers room for a 3 nights on a trip around East Anglia
Arrived on a Sunday afternoon on a nice Summers day. Got lucky finding a space in the car park as someone was just leaving. Never had this issue again but since it is a public carpark I expect others have had an issue as Cley was busy on the day.
Beautiful location. Friendly welcome.
Room was ok. For the money you are paying though it is a bit overpriced. Rustic, but you could be anywhere. Unless you are in the tower you pay to 'stay in a windmill' but unless you are outside you wouldn't actually notice it. I guess other rooms are similar. Didn't really hear the noise others have mentioned for this room. My issue with lots of people in the garden and café next to it you are in a goldfish bowl with every one looking in at you. This include the bathroom. Few other niggles. Shower temperature all over the place, one bit of soap for sink and shower most of the time we were there, water and biscuit first day in room but not again until we were about to leave. Three hangers in wardrobe. Advertised as having a separate entrance on website which wasn't the reality when we were there. As a result you have to go through dining room where people were eating breakfast still or evening meal. Minor, but when you are paying top rates you expect none of this. Check out not until 10am , we actually did a bit earlier but still restrictive.
Great breakfast on all three days with choices if you wanted it, some you had to order the night before though. Very pleasant service as well. Lacks personal touch of B&B though as never the same person twice. Slightly annoying that toast was not brought to table like most B&B's. Instead you did it yourself. Couple of days I gave up after breakfast as one large family who clearly liked their toast managed to occupy the one (quite slow) toaster for a very long time.
Ate evening meal their one night also. Excellent food and again very pleasant service. Again bit pricy though for a set no choice menu. One complaint is the 'drinks' in lounge prior. A lot of people cramped into a small space looking like they just wanted to be fed and feeling uncomfortable. Having a drink at your table would be a nicer option to be given and meaning less people sitting on top of each other next door.
Ate at George across road and Red Lion at Stiffkey. Book at height of season in all the pubs or you will find it hard to get a table.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique accommodations in a converted 18th-century windmill. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cley Windmill Hotel Cley Next The Sea
- Cley Windmill Cley Next The Sea, Norfolk