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Norfolk’s Most Romantic Hotels

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Norfolk's horizon is almost magically flat and endless, as the land, laced with inland waterways, becomes the marshes and the dunes and then the sea. This wonderfully moist landscape is dotted with ancient chutes, castle and charming seaside towns. Beautiful, scenic and serene, Norfolk is an unfailingly romantic destination, and paired with Norfolk’s most romantic hotels, you have a match made in heaven.

The Gunton Arms

In order to refine their list of Norfolk’s most romantic hotels, our Gurus have had to dine on Cromer crab in picturesque seaside surrounds, they’ve had to test several hot tubs - one in a glorious garden, rate panoramic coastal views, try the best local produce and even stay overnight in a windmill. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it. And apparently sleeping perfectly the whole time, lulled to sleep almost every night by the sound of water.

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Norfolk’s Most Romantic Hotels

Norfolk’s Best Special Occasion Hotel

Cley Windmill

  • Cley Windmill, in pretty Cley-next-the-Sea, is a wonderful windmill B&B conversion with nine quaint rooms and panoramic views over the salt marshes. This is a birdwatchers idyll, but it’s also a great spot for saltwater fly fishing and for local market shopping. Memorable.

Norfolk’s Most Romantic Country House Hotels

Strattons Hotel

  • Strattons Hotel, in the charming market town of Swaffham, is an eclectic, family-run bolthole with just ten beautiful rooms and elegantly decorated suites. The famous restaurant has won awards for its homey, English cooking using fresh, local ingredients and they do s lovely afternoon tea. Apparently there’s also a great antiques market in Swaffham every Saturday.

Norfolk’s Most Romantic Escapes

Titchwell Manor

  • Overlooking the marshes and coastline of the North Norfolk Coast, Titchwell Manor is a boutique-style hotel with stunning views. It has 27 individually designed rooms with pleasing traditional touches, like flagstone floors and chintz wallpapers, plus a popular restaurant offering modern European cuisine in a beautiful conservatory.
  • The Gunton Arms is a lavish, freshly restored country inn on a beautiful estate. There are eight rooms, individually decorated and featuring modern art belonging to a famous collection, bags of character and an excellent, Mark His inspired restaurant.

The Most Romantic Hotels with Hot Tubs in Norfolk

The Hoste

  • The Hoste looks like a traditional coaching inn or pub with rooms, but inside it’s been totally modernised and, rather unexpectedly from the outside, it has a great wellness spa offering a wide range of treatments. There’s a six person hot tub outside in the beautiful private garden. You’re only two miles from the coast and a selection of lovely, sandy beaches.
  • The Blakeney Hotel is a traditional hotel overlooking the small harbour at Blakeney. The hotel has recently been refurbished, so now, as well as 60 country-style rooms with sash windows and exposed beams, there’s also a new leisure complex with a large indoor pool, steam rooms and a six person hot tub.

If you like the idea of these properties have a look at our Guru’s complete collection of hotels with hot tubs in Norfolk.

Norfolk’s Best Value Romantic Hotels

Narborough Hall

For under a hundred pounds per night you and your partner can stay in a dreamy Tudor hall set amidst gorgeous formal gardens. Narborough Hall has five romantic rooms, with large ornate beds, exposed wooden floors, depending soaking tubs and wood fires. There’s also a restaurant which relies heavily on the property’s Victorian kitchen garden.

If you haven’t found your idea of Norfolk’s most romantic hotels on our Guru’s list you could:

Norfolk’s Most Romantic Hotels

  • Cley Windmill 9 rooms from $207

    Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

    Characterful windmill B&B overlooking marshes of Cley, a pretty village near shingle coast where locals swim. Quaint rooms with comfortable beds and wonderful views. Good birdwatching nearby.

    Birdwatching  -  For keen ornithologist NWT Cley Marshes Nature Reserve is a wonderful area for spotting all manner of birds.
    Views  -  Panoramic views over the salt marshes
    Local markets  -  Just South of the mill are small shops, selling pottery, smoked fish and secondhand books.
    Fishing  -  Saltwater Fly Fishing is available nearby, ask the friendly staff for further details.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
    Hotel Website
  • The Gunton Arms 8 rooms from $124

    Thorpe Market, Norfolk

    Lavish, recently restored country inn on a country estate. Much modern art from a famous collector. Bags of character and excellent Mark Hix inspired food.

    Views  -  Views of the deer park
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
    Hotel Website
  • Strattons Hotel 10 rooms from $182

    Swaffham, Norfolk

    Eclectic, welcoming, family-run bolthole of just 10 rooms in a charming market town. Beautiful boutique rooms and elegantly decorated suites. Boasts a popular restaurant famed for its homely cooking, afternoon tea and personal comforts.

    Value chic  -  An eclectic mix of kitsch and contemporary and antiques and fabric-festooned decadence, all for a reasonalble price tag.
    Romantic Break  -  Charming rooms with fourposter beds, free tanding baths, open fires and indulgent room service.
    Restaurant  -  Award winning English cooking using fresh, local and organic produce.
    Local markets  -  A real highlight is the bargain hunting anituques market in Swaffham every Saturdays.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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  • Titchwell Manor 27 rooms from $189

    Kings Lynn, Norfolk

    Boutique Norfolk coastal hotel with stunning views. Individually designed rooms offer traditional touches; flagstone floors, chintz wallpaper and sash wallpaper - all with contemporary bathrooms. Stunning modern European cuisine served in a lovely conservatory. Wonderful rural abode.

    Views  -  Overlooking the North Norfolk coastline and marshes.
    Great walks  -  Lovely walks on the Norfolk coastal path.
    Birdwatching  -  Midweek birdwatching packages available
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Houghton Halls and Gardens.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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  • The Hoste 62 rooms from $143

    Burnham Market, Norfolk

    Comfortable, modernised hotel in the centre of this trendy North Norfolk village, just in-land from the coast. Decent food. Excellent beach walks nearby.

    Beach nearby  -  Only 2 miles from award winning sandy beaches
    Restaurant  -  2 AA Rosettes
    Spa  -  Clarins or Gatineau treatments available
    Great walks  -  Explore the North Norfolk coastline.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • The Blakeney Hotel 60 rooms from $124

    Blakeney, Norfolk

    Recently refurbished yet traditional hotel with 60 rooms overlooking Blakeney's small harbour. Country-style rooms with wooden beams, large sash windows and chintz curtains. Classic food is served in the restaurant. Plenty of in-house entertainment including an indoor pool. Ideal for families.

    Back to Nature  -  Set by the spectacular estuary and salt marshes of Blakeney Point, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    Families  -  Plenty for the children including indoor pool, games room, board games, extensive walking and kiddies menu.
    Birdwatching  -  There are telescopes in the lounge to help you spot the numerous breeds of bird across the estuary and marshland.
    Sights nearby  -  There are a number of nearby halls including Blickling, Felbrigg, Holkham, Houghton and Sandringham.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
    Hotel Website
  • Narborough Hall 5 rooms from $117

    North Norfolk

    A dreamy Tudor hall set in gorgeous formal gardens, perfect for a country getaway or a dream wedding venue. Bedrooms have a romantic feel with large ornate beds, exposed wooden flooring and original sash windows. The kitchen restaurant uses home grown produce from the Victorian walled gardens.

    Country Escape  -  A beautifully restored country house, with stunning gardens, picturesque lake and gourmet meals cooked from the veggie garden.
    Romantic Break  -  Make the most of your romantic getaway- think enchanting boudoirs with fresh flowers, wood fires and deep soaking tubs.
    Local markets  -  Check out nearby Burnham Market, with plenty of restaurants and shops as well as stunning beaches for walking.
    Great walks  -  Wander the picturesque grounds, from flower filled gardens, to the Victorian walled garden and the lake.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 31st May 2017
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