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The Two Lifeboats
Ranked #12 of 32 Sheringham B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 5, 2011

The operators of the last 4 years left yesterday. The Hotel is now under temporary management. The Hotel will be re-furbished within the next 12 months so for the moment it should be regarded as a "contractor" hotel suitable mostly to people working in the area or students looking for good clean CHEAP accomodation. You get what you pay for and this accomodation will be good value.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

my husband and I called in on the off chance that they had a room which they did for room only for £50. however on booking they failed to mention the karaoke in the evening, but this was the least of our worries. no towels, had to ask twice, no toilet roll holder and not even any toilet roll. everything very dusty and needed a good clean and hoover. In bathroom was left with second hand soap and hairs in the bath from the previous resident. No toiletries provided other than the used soap. only one milk sachet provided and open tea bags that anyone could have handled. Having said that sea view was good and bed was clean and comfortable and we slept well, probably the sea air!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

Pub review only: we have been to Sheringham for the past 4 years on holiday and every year we await to see if the pub has had a much needed make over, alas it has not!! Such a shame as it is in a wonderful seafront location. Food was ok but after noticing how dirty tables, carpets and decor was would not return again. Would make a fantastic pub just needs a bit of money investing on it.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

Stayed here with family and friends on the weekend of 16th-18th July. New decor and paintwork well overdue - total re-furbishment needed. Marks on the walls and paintwork. Our room overlooked the sea - and like previous reviewers there were dead flies and cobwebs in and around the window. The bathroom had a fusty odour and the seal around the outside of the shower was broken and had been filled yet there were still holes - it looked botched . I returned to the room on Saturday afternoon to find the white towel we had placed on the floor covered in dust and fluff so I turned it over - Saturday evening it was the same again - when I looked up the extractor fan in the ceiling was absolutely full of fluff and dirt which was now dropping out and onto our towel. There was no headboard on the bed just just a mattress on the base. The mattress was old, lumpy and needed throwing out. We had stayed here the previous year and although in need ot some love and attention then it appears to have detriorated drastically in the last year. I would not return and would not recommend either!!!

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

My Husband and I stayed in a very clean and Beautifull Bed and Breakfast in walking distance of the Two Lifeboats Hotel.
Our accomadation was about the same price,we had seen the Two Lifeboats advertising their Carvery.
We went inside after finding the bar to order the food,people were eating and we went to fetch our Carvery,my Husband had the Large and I had the Normal size,and it was all barely warm and HORRIBLE AND DISGUSTING.Where we sat in by the street window looking out it was covered with cobwebs and dead flies on the furniture,window sills and on the carpet.The decor was awfull who ever runs this place has no idea at all.it could be such a great place with money and thought put into this establishment.
In the entrance area where all the tourist imformation is kept there was a leaflet I picked up and underneath it was a light switch that had come of the wall where the screws had pulled out of the plas
ter it was still live and conected to the wiring electrocution or fire waiting to happen???
In general dirty,unkept and unloved.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

Having been told over the phone that breakfast was included in the price we did expect it. However, in the morning we were told they had not done breakfast for months! No hot water and not very clean. My tip - book elsewhere.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2 High Street | Norfolk, Sheringham NR26 8JR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Sheringham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Sheringham
Price Range: $123 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Two Lifeboats 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Traditional Pub with Waves of History The Two Lifeboats was originally a coffee shop and Fisherman's Mission circa 1720. The public house is named after the Augusta & Duncan lifeboats that rescued a crew of eight from the wreck of the Norwegian brig Caroline on December 6th 1882. Steeped in history and fully refurbished to a very high standard we opened to the public in June 2012. View our food menus at the Two Lifeboats... Offering not only high standards of surroundings, we pride ourselves on providing a quality affordable family offer. Bed & Breakfast The complete refurbishment of our six boutique bedrooms mans we can now offer a wonderful overnight experience. Check out our bedrooms page for more details. ... more   less 
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