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“Fabulous stay!! Will definitely come back”
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The Durdans B & B
Ranked #2 of 5 Mundesley B&B and Inns
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fabulous stay!! Will definitely come back”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

My husband and I and a single friend booked two nights into The Durdans, based on the majority of reviews. What a delightful couple who own this B&B. Being in the service industry, I know how difficult it is to please all the people all the time! I cannot find anything lacking in this wonderful B&B. Andrew greated us warmly and are two rooms were perfect. Ours was the Clock Room and our single friend had a twin room which was perfectly spacious. We couldn't find fault with anything. The linens were first class and the breakfast set us up for the whole day!! Andrew cooked the eggs to perfection!! We spent our first day at Felbrigg Hall and the second day at Blickling. Andrew gave us a good recommendation on restaurants in the area and we selected The Ship Inn. Great choice, so good that we came back a 2nd night and probably had almost the best fish and chips ever.

In reading some of the other reviews, I'msurprised that some people thought this was pricey. For the quality of the property and the breakfast, it was top class!! Can't wait to make another trip to this area!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very well kept and tastefully decorated. Hosts were also very nice. They got a baby cot for us and even offered to help with our bags. Location was good, Just 5 minutes drive from the mundesley beach. Brkfast was
standard but good still. Price looked a bit high though for size of the room though.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Booked on previous reviews. What a disappointment. Our twin room was cramped and awkward to move around for two people. Nicely decorated but spoilt by cluttered array of random pictures that looked like a job lot from a car boot sale. This is a case where less is more! Carpet in bathroom and no proper shower. The real problem was the beds, one of which had spent most of its life as one half of a double bed. It sloped steeply to one side where there was a large dip and I spent the night waking up and trying not to fall out of bed. On pulling back the duvet in the morning I noticed a dried blood stain on the bottom of the sheet that definately was not from me! Swapped with partner the second night and though an improvement this bed also dipped deeply in the middle. Breakfast was supposed to be ordered the previous night and every item counted even the slices of toast we required. We found this very annoying as we do not always know what we want until the morning. The choice was very limited with no fruit or porridge on offer and eggs either fried or scrambled. The coffee was very grainy and quickly went cold in the percolator. No doubt this was due in part to the cold dining room which was freezing on frosty mornings as it was not heated. The dining chairs were clapped out and uncomfortably dipped. We felt hurried to eat up as the hosts made it clear they just wanted to get on with their day. We were also woken at midnight by the owners dog barking as a family member arrived home and our room was above the kitchen. This could be a very nice place to stay if only the basics of a good bed and more varied breakfast choice were addressed.

Room Tip: Ask for larger room on sunny side of house. Avoid twin rooms!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Having come from the B&B background myself it is fair to say that 'The Durdans' was nothing short of excellent. The welcome on arrival was very pleasant, spacious rooms with lovely garden views. Breakfast was fresh every morning with local eggs delivered daily. Our overall experience was excellent and would definitely visit again. Thanks Caroline & Andrew.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Kent
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in March. Although the weather could have been kinder the accommodation and service certainly made up for it! Had a lovely welcome from the owners and would highly recommend the breakfast, certainly set you up for the day ahead. Owners very knowledgeable about local area and recommending places to eat. Beach is about 25 minutes walk away and the Ship Inn about 20 minutes walk, would recommend a torch if coming back in the dark! We ate at the Ship Inn on 2 nights and were not disappointed with the standard of food and service.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Just returned from a last minute weekend away in Norfolk. Booked the Durdans after reading the rave reviews and we were not disappointed. Lovely place and lovely hosts. Booked the deluxe ensuite room "Sunset" which was huge with a sofa and lovely bathroom with corner bath and separate shower cubicle. Whilst the double bed in the Sunset room was fine, a king size bed would have been lovely. The fluffy thick white towels were to die for. Good tea and coffee making facilities with not only biscuits but chocolates as well! Good breakfast which you choose the night before. Car parking available. Had lovely evening meals at the local pub The Ship which is about a 20 minute walk away. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Durdans.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Third visit to The Durdans we were not disappointed. All guests made to feel very welcome, friendly and enthusiastic hosts who are willing to share their knowledge of the local area. Lovely large bedrooms, 'Sunset', the deluxe room is recommended. Walk in shower and corner bath in a warm carpeted ensuite bathroom finish it off well and add to the feeling of luxury. Breakfasts preordered from a menu with individual choices and tastes catered for. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Sunset, the deluxe room is recommended.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Durdans B & B
Address: 36 Trunch Road, Mundesley NR11 8JX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Mundesley
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Mundesley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Durdans B & B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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