From the moment, I 'phoned to book our room a month earlier, we received the warmest, friendlest service we could hope for. I mentioned that it was our 30th anniversary and we were promised one of the best tables in the restaurant. When we were seated, that appeared to be the case - a promise kept weeks later. All of the staff were great but special mention must go to the South African chap (sorry name not noted) who made a point of coming over on our first evening in the bar to talk through the menu and, very impressively, wished us both a good morning by name on Sunday. The main barman on both nights was also very attentive. Thanks very much to everyone for helping to make our stay so enjoyable.
The bar area and restaurant both exuded history and character and were a delight. Our only grumble with the former was that the hotel/pub was so popular, there were times we struggled to find a seat. On our second evening, we even took a walk down to The Nelson at the other end of the village so that we could have a bit of space!
We loved our meal on the first night. All three courses were excellent and well executed although the oysters, while massive, were a little tasteless. The service, while very friendly, was also a little disorganised (something we noted at other times too). On the first night, we put it down partly to having a number of different waiting staff at our table. I think we might have 'fallen between the cracks' occasionally.
The meal on the second night was patchier and I was particularly disappointed with the 'sweet potato open lasagne' which sounded very interesting but tasted primirily and overwhelmingly of cheese! Having said that, we did enjoy our dining experiences overall and the setting was wonderful. Loved the paintings, colour scheme, fine linen, candles and wood panelling.
Our room was just as it appeared on the website - elegant, wonderfully coordinated and comfortable with the most fantastic chandelier. Absolutely no complaints there. Just wish we could have spent more time in it. There was too much to see and do elsewhere!
We do stay in boutique style hotels a fair bit and, although this was one of the more expensive we've stayed in, with the special winter deal and all the attention to detail, it was worth the cost.
For our 30th anniversary, we would have struggled to find somewhere we would have enjoyed more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the centre of Burnham Market, The Hoste Luxury Boutique Hotel boasts a private 20-seat cinema room, a gym, a beauty spa, an award-winning restaurant, luxury bedrooms, and self-catering cottages over various locations within the historic village. Featuring free Wi-Fi and free private parking, this boutique resort is just 2 miles from Norfolk's sandy beaches. Offering a flat-screen TV with Sky channels and tea and coffee making facilities, the uniquely designed accommodation lies across 6 individual properties. The bathrooms feature luxurious toiletries. Many boast a free-standing bath, pretty terrace, or views over the village green. The Hoste's sophisticated restaurant serves a modern British menu. For a more informal dining experience, guests can eat in the conservatory, lounge, garden, or bar. Dishes are prepared using locally sourced, seasonal produce. Meals can be complemented with a drink from the extensive wine cellar. Located in the courtyard wing of the 17th century property, The Hoste Beauty Spa offers a range of specialist treatments and a hot tub. Burnham Market is surrounded by acclaimed nature reserves, picturesque villages, and historic market towns. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hoste Arms Hotel Burnham Market
- The Hoste Burnham Market, Norfolk