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“Another enchanting stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Strattons Hotel

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Strattons Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Swaffham
Certificate of Excellence
essex
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13 reviews
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“Another enchanting stay”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

We have stayed at Strattons Hotel in nearly every room over a twenty year period and have loved them all. Have just returned from a Birthday treat visit and stayed for the first time in the Boudoir Room, and as always it didn't disappoint. It was beautiful and the quirky attention to detail was fabulous. Over the years we have always left complimentary comments in the visitors book, but I thought it was time to get with technology and leave a message on-line...

Les, Vanessa, Dominic, Hannah and all the wonderful team once again provided such a relaxing and special stay. The team made the experience so wonderful and although we only stayed one night this time, as we left after a scrumptious breakfast, it felt as if we'd been away for a week..

I can highly recommend this unique and magical hotel and what we love the most, is how the hotel has developed and grown as a business, but has not lost the personal touch that makes you feel special and valued.

If you love luxury, wonderful service and food, a warm and relaxed atmosphere with attention to an eco friendly environment then this is the hotel for you.

Room Tip: Don't worry about choosing a room as they are all individual and comfortable.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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scottinthebrecks, Owner at Strattons Hotel, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Skye40, thank you so much for your lovely comments; its been an absolute pleasure looking after you and your family for so many years, best regards Vanessa
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

What a lovely hideaway this hotel is, a great find. Possibly the best and maybe only reason to visit Swaffham in my opinion.
We stayed in the Red Room, what a sumptuous and luxurious room to have all to ourselves. A shower would have been nice in the bathroom, although i understand the limitations of using a period building as a hotel. We could not fault the room in any way, immediately we felt right at home.
The whole experience was superb and could not be faulted. Staff were friendly and informative, at reception, dinner and breakfast (both of which were excellent). Food and drinks are reasonably priced and of excellent quality. It's always nice to know that produce is from local sources/farmers/markets etc.
All in all a wonderful stay, worth every penny, we will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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scottinthebrecks, Manager at Strattons Hotel, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Adasam, great to read how much you enjoyed the Red Room, thanks for taking the trouble to write a review. Regarding the bathroom we have just had a maintenance meeting and your comments regarding a shower were really useful and that's now in the pipeline (pardon the pun). Thanks for helping us refine this beautiful site, you are right its not straightforward in a listed building but where possible we aim to improve and always to please. Best regards Vanessa
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

My husband booked this for a weekend break and we had a suite across the courtyard - The Stalls, it was really quiet and you felt pampered but not intruded on. There are also other suites, each room appears different checkout their own website. The suite had everything we wanted, lounge area with decent radio/cd, TV with the option of getting a DVD to watch if you wanted to stay in, tea/coffee and fridge with drinks available and you can ask for ice and lemon delivered to the room. The toiletries in the bathroom were heavenly. Unfortunately we didn't eat there this time except breakfast but we will for our next visit. Breakfast was fabulous, lots of choice with information about what you were eating. From the minute you arrived and entering into breakfast you were taken care of and nothing was too much trouble.
I would have one improvement for The Stalls and that would be a full length mirror - three good mirrors available but not enough to check full appearance (if I was attending a party or wedding and wanted a last minute full check) but I have to admit to being pernickety here - I can't wait for us to return again and next time I'd like to stay longer than two nights husband ---Please?!!!!!!! But please don't tell too many people, then we can keep it for ourselves!!!!!!!!! You won't be disappointed. Strattons - Thank you for a great stay and as Arnie says 'We'll be back'!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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scottinthebrecks, Owner at Strattons Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear reviewer, thank you so much for your very detailed report about staying with us and for the kind words about our staff whom we value enormously . The observations about a full length mirror are really valuable and we will act on it. I do hope to see you when you return so please let me know, very best regards, Vanessa Scott
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

If you are expecting the usual bland hotel decor this is not for you, Strattons is a wonderful exercise in eclectic furnishing, warm ambience and a truly amazing experience in this little Norfolk market town. Stayed for a night as a birthday treat and loved it - as I only live about 30 minutes away, we will be back for Sunday lunch and another overnight stay in funky surroundings whenever we feel like it! Loved the ancient Siamese cats as I always have at least one of these lovely creatures in my life - latest is Grace, aged 4 months. Elephantmummy.

Room Tip: Look on the website - they are all different. We had The Boudoir - bit like a French chateau!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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scottinthebrecks, Owner at Strattons Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear ElephantMummy, great to hear you enjoyed a visit to Strattons and so pleased dear old Flossy made you feel at home-I know the feeling as in my own home its 'Baby'! Thank you so much for taking the trouble to review us in such an honest way and when you come back for Sunday lunch please let me know, it would be lovely to say hello, best regards Vanessa
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Norfolk, England
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Delicious food which really makes the most of our great Norfolk produce. The atmosphere is really great, relaxing slightly quirky and attentive staff. A real hidden gem already thinking of an excuse to return.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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scottinthebrecks, Owner at Strattons Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Anna, thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review about eating in the restaurant and we are pleased you enjoyed Julia Hetherton's menu and the lovely offering from our local suppliers who we value enormously. Very best regards and looking forward to welcoming you again, Vanessa
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Diss, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was taken here as a surprise for my birthday last weekend and what a beautiful place. Upon arrival were upgraded to a suite instead of a room which was a nice surprise! The décor of the hotel is quirky but very warming and stylish. The staff couldn't do enough for you and the food really is excellent. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Try the Opium Suite - it is stunning!!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank 966Harvey
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scottinthebrecks, Owner at Strattons Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
A very happy birthday from everyone at the hotel and thank you for taking the trouble to write about your experiences at Strattons, we value your time and sincerity. It is really important to everyone here that our guests thoroughly enjoy themselves and Julia our head chef was so pleased to read you enjoyed her food, very best regards, Vanessa Scott
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England
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43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Small quirky boutique Hotel,with a warm welcome by Bert the cat.Which seemed entirely appropriate for such an individual hotel.
The staff are attentive without being in the least bit pretentious and friendly.
Our room was in one of the rooms across the courtyard garden,as such it was nice and quiet.
But then the whole hotel was very civilised.
Our evening meal and breakfast were excellent without fault.
I also like there efforts to help the environment and there own organic shower get is divine.
On the weekends you are served breakfast in the hotel, during the week it's in the deli cafe.
The only improvement I would like is a choice of tea and a box of tissues.

Room Tip: The suites are a lovely size and some have outdoor areas.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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scottinthebrecks, Owner at Strattons Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear AvantGard, thank you for the really honest review about Strattons and as your improvements included tea choice I will take this up with my fellow directors at the next meeting scheduled soon. Its really good to know you had a great stay and that Bert and the staff were pleased to greet and look after you. We value your comments and look forward to seeing you again, we are constantly updating the website with reasons to stay to give lots of information not just about Strattons but about the lovely Brecks too. Very best regards Vanessa Scott
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Property: Strattons Hotel
Address: 4 Ash Close, Swaffham PE37 7NH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Swaffham
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Swaffham
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Hotel Class:2 star — Strattons Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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