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“Fantastic food, Hotel OK”
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Morston Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Morston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 27, 2013

The food experience was 5+ but the hotel experience was 4+ but still a very good stay.

Firstly the food, a great meal in the evening and the single sitting format worked well. Plenty of areas to sit for a drink and the dining room is very pleasant and well spread out. Food was fantastic without being over complicated and everyone on our table enjoyed what was put in front of them. There was a very good selection of wine that offered good value. Service at the meal was excellent.

Breakfast was just as good and a massive choice and all excellent with a lot of care and thought put into it. The service for breakfast was a little hit and miss with the younger staff on duty perhaps needing a bit more direction although they tried to make up for any shortcomings with a sense of humour.

For our Hotel stay, we arrived and were shown to our two rooms which were both of a very good size. Our room was on the top floor up a second staircase. The bathroom was in the eaves meaning a sloping ceiling and had a very small shower (there was also a bath).

On our visit there was also a whiff of drains in the bathroom which the staff could not have missed. There was also an unlocked door in the bathroom leading into the attic space with the tanks, very strange! Because of the bathroom, it did knock the edge off our hotel stay which was 4* rather than 5*. Our daughter stayed in a nice room on the ground floor which was fine so we may just have been unlucky with our allocation of room. Outside there are beautiful gardens and plenty of room to find a quite area to sit.

So not quite a perfect stay but overall would visit again and just be more careful with our room choice but the food was outstanding and worth going out of your way to experience. On arrival we were met by a lively young lady with ginger hair who looked after us incredibly well during our first day and went out of her way to make sure everything was OK, she is the result the review is still 5*.

Room Tip: Avoid the room on the third floor with the bathroom in the eaves.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Under the personal direction of the Blackiston family, the Hotel operation and Michelin star chef's influence on The 7 course table-d'hôte Dinner is startlingly clear. Without doubt a gastronomic delight - in our case for 3 nights.
Our preference is to stay in the Hall suites - our fourth visit over the last decade - rather than the superb modern development of suites at the bottom of the garden. The young, efficient and enthusiastic staff ensure a highly enjoyable all-round experience.

Room Tip: All rooms in the Hall are different - just make sure you book well in advance. Best to avoid crowded...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We went to Morston all for our 10th anniversary and had an enjoyable time. Check in was smooth and efficient, and our room in the attic was nicely furnished and as described. Before dinner we shared a bottle of Champagne in the lovely secluded gardens.

The food at Morston is the main event, and it didn't dissapoint. There are no choices which was fine for us as it was all excellent. We went with the wine flight which gave a great selection of wines and was a fair value. The single 8pm setting had the potential to be like a school canteen, but we didn't feel this - it seems to work quite well.

The negatives for us were that stripping out the cost of dinner, the room costs was about £230 b&b, which is not cheap. Before dinner we showered and left the towels lying in the room, assuming the turndown service would replace them. When we returned from dinner we found they had both been placed on top of each other, draped over a fabric chair, so as not to dry. Also the ironing board which we didn't have time to put away before dinner was left out in the middle of the room. It's just a shame that the house keeping didn't match the room price.

Secondly, as we went for breakfast on a lovely sunny morning, we headed into the bright, airy conservatory, only to be stopped and told we were to dine on the same table as we had for dinner, which was inside in a dark internal room. This was not a problem at night for dinner, but it's a shame we couldn't sit in the conservatory for breakfast. Especially given that some tables were not occupied as they presumably been occupied in the evening by non hotel guests.

Finally, we had to leave without settling our bill. Despite leaving at about 9am, which must be prime time for checking out. We waited about 10 minutes at the desk, rang the bell twice but still no sign of anyone to serve us. They had my CC details, so no problem, but it was a slightly negative end to the stay.

Would I return? For dinner, yes. Would I stay again, no.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We came here for my husband 60th birthday. We arrived to the hotel and was met by a friendly member of staff. We were shown to our room . And was very disappointed the room was to small and the out look was awful looking out on to a roof. Was not what i expected. Went to reception and explained this to them and I was then said they would get back to me, which they did not. Very disappointed . The room spoiled out stay and birthday. However the food was amazing. Excellent food and wine and the staff were very attentive. If it was not for the room this would have been a perfect birthday for my husband . Next time I would have to ask for a better room.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

This was a fantastic experience I would repeat in an instant. We stayed in the pavilion garden rooms and we could not fault it. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Whilst I did not enjoy all the courses at dinner this was due to preference as apart from over salted artichoke soup with a basil froth, they were all incredible

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We booked for afternoon tea for Saturday afternoon (probably no need to midweek) a good job we did as they were quite busy.
Afternoon tea did not disapoint. First class service and quality food. First thing you get after being seated is a Tea menu on which there is a chouce of umpteen different teas, I chose the Earl Grey others in the party chose Assam, Darjeeling & Jasmine. Then came the sandwiches, lovely triple decker with the crust cut off & cut into an oblong, the filling was smoked salmon, cream cheese & egg & cress. Followed by scones with clotted cream & homemade Strawberry jam, they were deliciously light & tasty. Then there was the cakes absolute heaven. Strawberry and creme anglaise tarts, mini Pavlova with fresh fruit, Fruit loaf (more like a yorkshire brack) Caraway cake etc etc. All perfectly balanced & utterly delicious. I recomend this to anyone who likes good food in a pleasant atmosphere in lovely suroundings and best of all nearly £35.00 cheaper than Claridges!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Of course Morston Hall is not inexpensive. Our room was absolutely magnificent with a stunning bathroom where you could watch TV from the bath! The evening meal was magnificent with service to match. Do not be put off by the "everyone at the same time" rule. It is done so well that you just do not feel that. Breakfast did not disappoint.

Room Tip: Room 4 was great
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Additional Information about Morston Hall

Address: The Street, Morston NR25 7AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Morston
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Morston
Hotel Class:4 star — Morston Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Morston Hall Hotel Morston
Hall Hotel Morston
Morston Hall Norfolk

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