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Sandcliff Guest House
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Cromer
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best breakfast you could ask for.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Once you get passed the idea the Sandcliff is a B&B and not a hotel, you are in for a lovely surprise. First of all, the hotel was brilliantly clean. Fresh smelling bed linen, two pillows each. The bathroom had none of that musty smell you can get with old period hotels. Nice soft towels and well stocked coffee and tea. The location is really super. You only have to pop across the road and down a well maintained cliff path to the esplanade. Walkers, you will love the long stretches of natural beach. If you are a family, we were surprised to see how many RNLI lifeguard stations there were. You can see where the December storm gave the coast a battering, however, recovery is certainly making headway. Finally, as for the breakfast, simply perfect. The fruit salad is a must and the hottest and best cooked full English I have had for a long time. Very good value and would certainly return again.

Room Tip: We were in the triple room, no sea view, but very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hugh G, Owner at Sandcliff Guest House, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review, it sums up exactly what we are trying to achieve, which is a clean and friendly guest house in a great location. We look forward to seeing you again. Hugh
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I would describe the hotel as a traditional English b&b, with the style and layout you would expect from a seaside town. The staff (receptionist and breakfast room) were very friendly and chatty. The room was booked last minute but we were lucky to receive a large room with 3 beds and an ensuite with shower. Parking is either on the front of the hotel or in the nearby street, we had no problems. Breakfast was good vAlue for money with a good choice available. The town centre is a couple of minutes walk from the hotel. A quiet place with a generally older clientele but this was outside of school holidays. A great base from which to explore Cromer and the North Norfolk Coast.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hugh G, Owner at Sandcliff Guest House, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you for your review. Its always nice to be appreciated especially for the staff,
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Hugh
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stayed one night at the Sandcliff Hotel, excellent value for the money, clean, tidy, & friendly what is all you want. Breakfast was very good especially the fresh fruit salad, the best I have had. Would recommend it.
Paul & Pat
Stowmarket

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

Had a lovely few days at the Sandcliff Hotel, Friendly, smiling staff welcomed us on our arrival. There was a wonderful full English breakfast that kept us going until tea time..with a superb fresh fruit salad yoghurt, and cereals also available.
The hotel is a short walk from the centre of Cromer which has at least one excellent fish and chip restaurant. The hotel next door does a superb lobster if you want a more "up market" evening meal.
There was a junior school in at the same time as us, but so well behaved we didn't notice them and their manners were impeccable.
The room was comfortable, clean, well decorated and well appointed on the ground floor. It had an ensuite, very small but functional. There was hardly any road noise, although it is on a main road. We slept well. We would happily stay there again. Thank you.

Room Tip: Speak to the owners when you book, and you will be able to discuss your options and be clear about t...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

We booked the Sandcliff very last minute but was delighted ,had a lovely welcome,the family room had a fantastic sea view, we took our Labradors cage and there was plenty of room,very clean and comfortable .The location is brilliant for the beautiful beach and a short walk into town, will definitely return .

Room Tip: we were lucky to book into room 9 a family room with a double bed and bunks ,for a couple with a dog...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

A lovely welcome awaits. The hotel is a 3 star and is excellent value for money. The breakfast was great - the fresh fruit salad was spot on, and one of the best I've had anywhere.

It's an ideal location, we had never been to Cromer before, but will be coming back.

The down points? Well, not much. The pull switch in the ensuite has seen much better days a long time ago, and should be condemned, but everything else was clean - change that and I wouldn't have any complaints.

Also, the WiFi wouldn't connect on any of our devices, despite having reception and 2 alternative routers, nothing much but sort that sort of stuff and you'll have happier parents!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

I recommend booking through the hotel, not through a booking agency. You can speak to a real friendly human being, the rate will be the same and you can be sure what room you are getting. (All rooms are different in this old hotel, and some people have complained that they didn't know they had a shared/private bathroom, back view etc.)
We had a room on the top floor with a beautiful sea view. We had a pine four-poster plus a single bed in the bay window. The bathroom was VERY small - a sliver carved off the room, just fitting the shower and loo and basin. However, for the rate we paid, we thought the room was excellent value. Everything was very clean and the beds comfortable.
Breakfast was charged separately, but was very cheap. And better than that offered by the expensive hotel we had come from! A wonderful fruit salad, containing fresh strawberries and blackberries as well as the usual melon, grapes etc. Everything else you would expect too, good cooked options and friendly service.
Some people have complained about the bar being shut etc. Well, the Cliftonville Hotel is just next door with a good Bistro and busier bar. I would stay at the Sandcliff and nip next door for a meal or drink.

Room Tip: Call and discuss the options! Sea view was great.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sandcliff Guest House
Address: 37 Runton Road, Cromer NR27 9AS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Cromer
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Cromer
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Hotel Class:3 star — Sandcliff Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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