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Wensum Valley Hotel Golf and Country Club
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Taverham
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“2 day golf trip”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

what can i say....average hotel very cheap one night break £80 including two rounds of golf.

The hotel is fine food was adequate but the golf course was in shocking condition. Ok you go in october and expect rough greens as this is the time of year when hollow tyning happens but the fairways were awful, playing winter rules already and you could see why. There was barely a patch of grass on which to place the ball.

The pool was ok, beds uncomfortable,

If a keen golfer avoid until next summer and they get the course sorted....paly pool or snooker...at least the tables are green unlike the golf course.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Food excellent,staff very helpful.Leisure facilities good but the pool could have been a higher temp.Golf,unfortunately this was a bad time to golf as they were tyning the greens which is good policy but temporary greens would not have gone amiss.The accomadation was spacious and clean,the on-suites could do with an update.Overall would we go again?Yes.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Stayed 3 nights as part of a group of 16 golfers - all of us were more or less in agreement with the following:
As some other reviews have stated, the accomadation is slightly dated - however I found my room to be of a good size and to be clean and tidy, big shower cubicle (no bath) plenty of hot water/good water jet.
Food was very good indeed, some items slightly pricey but overall good value (special praise for the gammon steak and the Saturday night carvery).
The bar area is functional rather than comfortable - however there are quieter areas.
The main let down was the breakfast, which fell down on some fairly minor but basic aspects.
The service is generally a little slow (order taking) - but the food appears after an acceptable period of time - the problem? The Hotel seems to have a policy of resticting coffee and toast! Whilst they will leave tea on the table, they insist on serving you (or not) with coffee. Those that asked for coffee were kept waiting and in some cases had eaten their breakfast and left before any was forthcoming - the story was the same with toast - which often arrived after people had finished their Breakfast. This was not unique to our group as we observed other tables trying to catch the attention of staff in order to get coffee and toast.
This was the same every day so not a one off - whenever coffee arrived (rarely) we would pounce on the server and kidnap the pot. This just lead to them never coming back with additional coffee!!
Maybe this was due to the size of our group, in any case, even though it seems rather trivial it was increasingly annoying and frustrating as each day passed.
Golf: We only got to play the Wensum course as the Valley course was closed temporarily the morning we were due to play because of fog it re-opened too late for us to play (not the fault of the venue of course).
The Wensum is a very tough track - it wasn't in its best order as the greens had just been hollow tined - but a resonable course, not for beginners though.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Having read some of the previous reviews, I was a little wary, but I booked this hotel very last minute for a three night stay, had wanted an executive room, but was offered the honeymoon suite, as the executive suite was only available for two of the three nights. Felt a bit strange in a honeymoon suite being as I was travelling alone.
When I got there, I was booked in by a lovely lady on reception who took time to explain where everything was, and the times that meals were available.
The room was very clean, and tidy, and huge. The four poster bed was something that I hadn't expected, but it was very comfortable. The room came with plenty of storage space, tables, chairs and a settee, and the customary basket of tea, coffee and hot chocolate (the only thing missing was perhaps a few biscuits !!)
The location of the hotel is fabulous with lovely scenery, even beyond the golf courses (not being a golfer myself this part of the hotel held no interest for me). Didn't get to use the swimming pool, or any of the other amenities, but they certainly looked inviting.
The rooms are away from the bar area, so never experienced any noise in the room when the party of golfers were a little vocal in the bar on Saturday evening.
Would certainly recommend this to other travellers, and I would book here again if I was to travel back to this area in the future
All the staff were friendly, courteous and well dressed, nothing was ever too much trouble.

Room Tip: Would recommend an executive room as the views are stunning
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Thetford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

I attended for a wedding recently and it was an excellent event. The Ceremony was very good The reception was well set out with smart tables and the food was spot on. The waiting staff were smart and efficient, as were the bar staff, with minimal waiting time. Great consideration was given to both the wedding guests and members of the club so that we felt accepted and welcome.
The setting is excellent with some lovely views across the countryside. Really couldn't have asked for a better day. The room we had was a double and was very good value with breakfast included. More than large enough with a large comfortable bed, good facilities and peaceful.
Breakfast was quickly served with a smile and good value. I would certainly recommend this venue for this type of event. All under one roof, relaxing and professionally done.

Room Tip: Double room away from the courtyard was nice and peaceful. Large, well equipped, good facilities. Re...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Was booked into this place through work and thought it would make a change from a travelodge. Wrong. The rooms are very dated, beige bathroom suites and a musty damp smell which only reveals the age of the place and a lack of cleaning. The shower is dangerous as it alternates between freezing and scalding every five seconds.

We didn't eat here so I cannot comment on dinner, but the huge dining room was deserted, which tells it's own story. Breakfast was OK, but we were asked three times for our room numbers by three seperate staff. Do they honestly think that someone would try to sneak in here?!

This place could be very good, as it has a great location overlooking the golf course, but the staff as very laid back, inexperienced and the whole place has not had money spent onit in years.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is a great place to stay. Rooms are clean and quite roomy.Staff are helpful and friendly and there is a pool and gym.I have stayed a few times now and try to book here whenever I am in Norwich.
The only downside for me is I can't seem to get the same price each time I book and this is frustrating when you are a regular.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Wensum Valley Hotel Golf and Country Club
Address: Beech Avenue, Taverham NR8 6HP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Taverham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Taverham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Wensum Valley Hotel Golf and Country Club 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 350 acres of breathtaking Norfolk countryside you’ll have plenty to choose from at Wensum Valley Hotel Golf and Country Club. Perhaps you are thinking of taking a weekend break in Norfolk, or a Golf break in Norwich, and would like to be only 5 miles from Norwich’s nightlife, shopping and culture and just 30 minutes from the beautiful North Norfolk coastline. Our convenient location and transport links make us the perfect Norwich Airport Hotel. Whatever the purpose of your visit, anything is possible at Wensum Valley Hotel, Golf and Country Club.Wensum Valley Hotel offers 2 of the finest golf courses in Norfolk. Both 18-hole courses are free draining, meaning they are playable all year round with no temporary greens! Our 90 en-suite rooms are both comfortable and welcoming after a round on the course, fishing on the river Wensum or a day out in Norfolk. ... more   less 
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