I have not long got home from a fantastic week at Norton Grange and myself and my wife are sad to be back home. It was our first time there and definitely will not be our last.
From the moment we arrived after a smooth ferry ride we were made to feel at home. A lovely girl on reception called Jade greeted us with a smile and made us feel at ease. After explaining to us where everything was we had a walk around to familiarise ourselves before we could check into our chalet. The outside terrace that overlooks the Solent has a view to die for. The sun was out and we could have been in the South of France. Absolutely stunning.
Our chalet was spotless and a much better standard than we were expecting to be honest. At first we were a bit dubious about staying in a chalet as we normally stay at one of the Warner hotels but we were extremely happy with ours. Charlotte who cleaned our room did a brilliant job. We happened to speak to her manager Mary one day and we made sure we let her know how impressed we were with Charlotte. It turns out that Jade, the young lady off reception who also helped us out with local bus information and booked us a Silver VIP experience on our last night was Mary's daughter.
The food was beautiful. Compliments to the chef and his staff. Myself and my wife have certainly brought home a few extra pounds of 'baggage'!!
We enjoyed having a go at archery and rifle shooting for the first time ever. The young lads that ran the activities were such fun and helpful chaps.
The best thing about the whole week that we were at Norton Grange was the entertainment. We saw some great brought in cabaret acts but the entertainment manager Ricky-Lee and his group were the friendliest and most talented team that we have ever seen at Warners. They genuinely wanted to sit and chat with us. Ricky even sat with us on his day off for a chat. We joined in with most of the activities that the entertainment team provided for us. After seeing the pop choir at other Warner hotels we finally took part and had so much fun. Neither of us are singers but that didn't matter. Claire made us feel like we were superstars. Especially when we performed our song for all the other guests that evening in the main ballroom. The team put on an amazing variety of shows during the week. We enjoyed their 70's show but Dream Lover and the West End Musical shows were out of this world. Ricky has a fabulous voice and belongs in the West End. You could tell that the singers and dancers were loving every moment on stage. Such a talented bunch and I am sure they will go far.
Myself and my wife would definitely recommend Norton Grange and we booked another stay there for later this year and 2 more for next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swaying palms and landscaped gardens lend traditional Norton Grange a tropical atmosphere. While this Resort has modern facilities, there's a range of traditional seaside attractions to make each day go with a swing. Midweek and Weekend breaks inclusive of breakfast and 3-course dining, live evening entertainment and extensive leisure activities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Norton Grange Coastal Hotel Isle Of Wight
- Norton Grange Classic Hotel
- Warner Leisure Hotels Norton Grange Coastal Resort Yarmouth, Isle Of Wight