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“Great accomodation, food was less strong” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Hoste
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Burnham Market
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great accomodation, food was less strong”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Stayed in Room 25, which had the best shower I have had in years. Bed was ok, nice sheets and pillows but mattress was right on the edge of being uncomfortable. Lots of space in the room, and enjoyed the Spa a geat deal. Staff were all brilliant, very friendly and keen to help.
Food was a bt of a let down, in all honesty. I overheard the barman saying the had 300 covers the night we ate there, and i strongly got the impression that the restaurant was too stretched to keep the quality high. My oysters were badly shucked, half had broken shell in them, and the pork belly main was very close to being returned to the kitchen, for being over done. Sticky toffee pudding dessert was also too dry and over cooked. The restaurant itself was very nice, atmosphere and buzz were all good, and the garden looked lovely. Breakfast the next morning was solid, though my wife had eggs benedict which came served with only one egg on one half of a muffin - where was the other half, and second egg? Shocking....

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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44 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Stayed here mid-week for two nights in early August with my wife as a break from work and London. Burnham Market is a tiny, pretty, perfectly formed village on the Norfolk coast and certainly felt a million miles away from London. The hotel was lovely and clean, with lots of very affable and helpful staff, albeit sometime slow when ordering drinks from the bar (they did comp me though each time it happened). The 'age-appropriate' comment simply relates to the feeling that at 35, I was probably half the age of the average guest, which gave the place a certain feel. But overall, was an enjoyable stay. Only other issue was that on arrival, we went straight to the spa to book a treatment or two, and there were no appointments available during the course of our stay. So if you're going, book ahead!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank KaguraCato
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We recently stayed at The Hoste and had high hopes after reading reviews on here and also hearing good things from family and friends. Unfortunately we were a little disappointed and felt it was really over-priced considering the experience we had. Upon getting to our room, we found the air-con wasn't working. In the middle of our recent heatwave, this was not good news and nothing had been mentioned at check in, although they were obviously aware as a fan had been placed in the room. To give credit where its due, when we mentioned this at reception we were immediately upgraded and our new room and air-con working fine. Over the next few days however, we experienced beer that was 'off', mixed up breakfast orders, meat being served to a vegetarian etc. All a little disappointing. We had booked treatments in the spa and were looking forward to relaxing, but again found the experience a bit of a letdown. The spa itself feels a little crowded and busy, almost like they don't really have enough space. But the main issue was the gossiping therapists, who spent most of the time I was having a manicure, chatting about how they couldn't be bothered doing their remaining treatments that day and how their clients were a bit of a nuisance. The vegetarian options on the menu were also very limited and the halloumi dish I ate was just not very nice and quite insubstantial. We went elsewhere for dinner on our second night.To be fair to The Hoste, the room décor was lovely and the staff did their best to resolve issues, but when you are paying this much, it is a shame that so many apologies were needed.

Room Tip: Unless you go for a junior suite, rooms can be quite small.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank clh333
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

We have stayed at the Hoste a few times over the past few years. We decided to book a room as it was my Husband's Birthday. They have very recently added new rooms and a new dining and garden area . We chose to stay in one of the new vine rooms - we were so disappointed when we got there. It looked like a soulless Premier Inn with none of the character of the other rooms. We asked to move rooms,which they were very nice about. We booked an evening meal and I mentioned that it was my Husbands Birthday, the waitress said they would put 'Happy Birthday' on his dessert and a candle. They totally forgot. The next morning the cleaner tried to come in our room 50 minutes before check out and asked when we were leaving. All in all, it is very expensive with terrible service.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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16 Thank Sophie W
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Visited The Hoste in Burnham Market for the first time last week: Two adults and two teenagers. The hotel was fabulous - both rooms were beautifully appointed with lots of little luxuries: Molton Brown toiletries, a cafetiere and fresh coffee, super comfortable beds and pillows and many lovely features. We ate lunch and dinner and breakfast at the hotel and enjoyed all of the meals enormously. The staff could not have been more helpful and we received excellent service. Cannot wait to return!

Room Tip: All rooms are individually appointed so check The Hoste website as it shows photos of all rooms. O...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ChaznSteve
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Yeovil
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Our so-called “Divine” bedroom, with its view of the dining-room roof, was apparently quite new. It was large, but in all other respects a very ordinary, dull hotel bedroom. Heavy maroon-flowered curtains and a strip of the same material behind the bed did nothing to enhance it. There were no pictures and none of the welcoming touches, such as flowers or fruit, that you might expect to find in a room costing £230 a night (not including dinner). In fact there would have been nowhere to put them, as there was no table. There was only one small easy-chair. There was NO TELEPHONE, and absolutely NO INFORMATION about the hotel facilities, not even emergency fire instructions. We were told that they had “run out”, and that they were in the process of reprinting their “Welcome Pack”. The “designer” bathroom looked good, but the bath was exceedingly uncomfortable and difficult to get out of. We were kept awake till midnight by the clatter from the kitchen below.

On our first night we dined in a small dining-room, but on the second we were sent to the Garden Restaurant - huge and extremely noisy, with continual toing and froing of staff past our table. Conversation was impossible - the only thing to do was to eat up and escape. There was nowhere quiet to sit for pre-dinner drinks or after-dinner coffee, the seating areas being virtually corridors and crowded with non-residents.

All that I can say in the Hoste’s favour is that the food was good, the beds comfortable, and our bedroom clean. All in all, however, our two-day visit was a great disappointment and by no means the special treat we had hoped for. August 2013.

Room Tip: Avoid "Divine" rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
9 Thank Sarah C
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Enjoyed wonderful stay at this hotel..part of The Hoste Hotel in Burnham Market, Norfolk. Beautifully appointed, luxurious room and Molton Brown bath goodies...what more do you need!
The only minor quirk is not being told to collect key from The Hoste opposite! There is no reception at The Vine House

Room Tip: Make sure you pick up key from The Hoste Hotel first as their is no reception at The Vine House
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sheglitters
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Property: The Hoste
Address: 14 Market Place | The Green, Burnham Market PE31 8HD, England (Formerly Hoste Arms)
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Burnham Market
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Burnham Market
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 62
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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Hoste Arms Hotel Burnham Market
The Hoste Burnham Market, Norfolk

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