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“Really nice weekend stay”
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The Hotel Victoria
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Lowestoft
Certificate of Excellence
Essex
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Really nice weekend stay”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Stayed for a weekend and had a very enjoyable stay. Unfortunately the weather was against us with real gales blowing in from the North Sea. Can't blame the hotel for that !!!

On arrival, the receptionist (Jade I think) was very friendly.

We stayed in room 304 which was very large and had a great jucuzzi bath. Room was a little cold due to the Easterly winds but the hotel provided a heater and did everything they could to make us comfortable. Had a great view across the sands.

Had an evening meal on both nights we stayed and was very hot, tasty and good value.

Breakfast was a continental to start with cereal etc. We then had waitress service for egg, bacon, sausage etc. Very nice breakfast.

Overall we found the staff to be very polite and helpful.

Will certainly return.

Room Tip: Room 304 is very, very large with a very large bathroom. but when the wind really blows it can get...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

It is truly wonderful,to check into a hotel,that offers such wonderful and friendly service.From the moment you arrive you are greeted by a welcome that many hotels have long forgotten.The setting on the sea front views over the splendid views of Lowestofts wonderful sandy beach,that the Council takes pride in keeping clean.We discovered this hotel over a year ago.and after many visits has maintained the excellent level of service together with superb food.. Lowestoft (of course from our point of view ) offer a place that is truly relaxing,with its expanse of soft sand and lacking in amusement parlors.,.It is a long drive for us,,however although we are now use to visiting many seaside resorts.The Victoria hotels charm. and elagance will continue to attract us for many years

Room Tip: The Sea view rooms are stunning
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

stayed 2 nights on a spring break special, weather was pants but everything about this hotel made our break special. lovely deluxe room with balcony + amazing sea view really pretty in the snow!! staff were wonderful + would highly recommend staying here definitely coming back, thankyou :-)

  • Stayed March 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This hotel is awful, on arrival, me and my friend booked separate rooms, as we walked down our corridor, my mates room was first, he opened his room to find a 4 poster bed with a jacuzzi and sea views, my expectations where high for my room! But.. As I opened the door to my room, the icy blast hit me and the size of the room was like Walking into a cupboard that should never be a room. My whole room was smaller than my friends bathroom!

As I lay in bed trying to sleep, I realise how cold it is in the room and decided to check the window to see if was open as it was so cold. But this was not the case, the window was shut with the heating on, so I shut the curtains. But to my astonishment, once the curtains where shut, they moved about a metre into the room where the draft was so strong coming through the window!! I could do nothing to prevent this, and had to sleep on the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in, I ended up Sleeping with: 1 x t-shirt, 1 x jumper, 1 x north face coat, 1 x jeans, 2 x socks, and a beanie hat!! This was unacceptable as a hotel, surely they would of stopped using this so called *hotel room* and used it what it should be used for, a cupboard!!

Paid £10 less than my mate aswell, so was expecting some sort of luxury!

Avoid this place at all costs, unless you like being frozen while trying to sleep and waking up shivering.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Just spent 5 days here and can recommend it as a hotel and restaurant. The staff are friendly, helpful and professional. When we first arrived we where given a room over looking the car park which is no real problem but I asked the reception if it was possible for a sea view room. They managed to sort this for us and even arranged for the staff to help move our luggage.

The hotel is an old Victorian building so it is a bit tired in places but on the whole it's pretty clean and tidy. The two rooms we stayed in where clean and tidy though the first one (106) was a bit tired. The second room (202 sea view) was nicer and larger.

We ate in the restaurant and had room service a couple of times and the food is very good, tasty and well presented. It's probably the time of year but I'm surprised there wherent more locals eating there.

The hotel is on the south beach and only a 5-10 minute walk into town.

I would have no hesitation staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have just returned from 2 nights here. The roo was large, warm and well equipped, tea/coffee, tv, trouser press. Didn't have a clock which was a bit annoying. The bathroom was very cold, but clean and they had lovely L'Occitane lotions etc. There were 2 king size beds in the room which were really comfortable. Our room had a brilliant view of the sea.
The food was very good in the restaurant on both nights. The staff were very friendly and we had an issue with noisy neighbours in our room for one night, but we were given a free evening meal, made to feel very special and a personal apology from the General Manager. We have no complaints about the hotel, would definitly recommend .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The hotel is a lovely Victorian buidling and is well kept. The staff are very pleasant and friendly. Nothing special, average restaurant but they are trying hard. The chinese restaurant down the road is excellent.

Room Tip: upgrade to sea view - it's worth it!
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Property: The Hotel Victoria
Address: Kirkley Cliff Road, Lowestoft NR33 0BZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Lowestoft
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Lowestoft
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lowestoft
#4 Family Hotel in Lowestoft
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Victoria 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 24 well appointed en-suite rooms provide digital television, free wi-fi access, telephones, tea and coffee making facilities, trouser presses, hairdryers and complimentary luxury L'Occitane toiletries. We also offer 24 hour room service to help ensure that your stay with us is truly relaxing. A lift accesses all floors and we have an accessibility rating 1 by the East of England Tourist Board. ... more   less 
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Victoria Hotel Lowestoft
The Hotel Victoria Lowestoft, Suffolk

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