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“Old and Shabby” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Kings Head
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Dereham
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Old and Shabby”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

Came to stay with my sister, arrived at the hotel to be greeted in a friendly but unprofessional manner. Led to our rooms which were horrible in the out building next to the car park. They had done a good job of cleaning them, but everything seemed old and manky... the bathroom could have been a bit cleaner though. Toilet flusher didn't work properly..

The door had was thin and had a measly little lock on it, so didn't feel safe sleeping there. There were quite a few bugs in the room too. Because the door was so thin you could hear everything going on in the entrance to the block of rooms so when neighbors were coming in late at night it sounded as if they were basically in the room with you!

Breakfast was better, the lady who served us was sweet but seemed a bit rushed/panicky.. the food was average, nothing special/impressive.

All in all, it's cheap but it's cheap for a reason. If you want to feel safe and comfortable - go somewhere else.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

This accom was booked by work for a 5 day course. It is an old building, so don't expect all glass and chrome. The rooms were warm, comfortable and clean. The staff were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. We had intended to eat here on the first night and then try different eateries of Dereham, however the food was fantastic and very good value, and we ended up eating here every night! The breakfasts were lovely, and plenty. Don't let your first impression put you off. I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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north yorkshire
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164 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Booked the Kings Head Hotel simply for it's good location for my work the following day. I am not a picky person who examines every nook and cranny so I found the Kings Head as a good pub with rooms, ample car parking, friendly check-in service, room was fine with comfortable bed, old style tv with freeview box, usual frills and clean bathroom. Room overlooked town center and road so some noise but didn't bother me after I shut the window. Didn't eat here so cannot comment on the food but expect good pub grub and drinks. Breakfast started at 7.30am which was too late for me as I needed to leave at around 7am although this was not a major problem. Would have no issues with using this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Wouldn't have stayed here out of choice(after seeing the reviews)but it was booked for us as close to the memorial hall where we were going that night. Very shabby room,floor length mirror but leaning on the floor?only one cup so had to get another one,forgot shampoo but thought no problem there will be some mini bottles/sachets but no. One towel! Obviously set up for single occupancy but priced for two. Then came back at 1pm to find this almighty row right outside our room to discover a nightclub next door which procceded to enimate noise still at 4 o'clock in the morning and doubled with being right on the road as well, not a great experience! Breakfast passable but cheap bacon and sausages so filled up on coffee and toast. Refused to pay the full asking price of 70 pounds as it just wasn't viable. Would not recommend!! pictures on website were not of the room we stayed in!.

Room Tip: Room 12 was seen and completely different and beautifully done out, strangley the same price?! And i...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lisa H
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Room Tip: As far as we could tell all the rooms were exellant
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed July 2012
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Kings Head

Property: Kings Head
Address: Norwich Street, Dereham NR19 1AD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Dereham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Dereham
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Kings Head Dereham, Norfolk

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