The allure of Norfolk can be tempting to any prospective visitor; the stunning coastline, the historic attractions and sites, and all those fun events taking place throughout the county – perfect for anyone seeking to enjoy a short break. North Norfolk is the perfect place to enjoy all that Norfolk has to offer with pretty seaside villages and charming towns like Sheringham and Hunstanton.


There’s no better place to base yourself during your stay in the area than around Holt. A picturesque market town, it also happens to be where the North Norfolk Railway begins and ends. Staying at a hotel close to Holt provides you with easy access to many of the area’s lovely sights and top attractions; however, you’ll need to select the right accommodation that’s perfect for you.


One important thing to consider is a hotel’s location. Depending on what you wish to experience, you’ll want a hotel that has easy access to the particular places you’re planning to visit. For example, hotels near Holt like The George Hotel at Cley offers you easy access to the town itself and its many shops and boutiques, but can also let you quickly reach the Cley Marshes Bird Reserve, in just a matter of minutes. If you’re an avid birdwatcher, this will give you the ideal opportunity to enjoy some fantastic birdwatching; especially since seven of The George Hotel’s rooms overlook the marshes themselves. Pack a powerful pair of binoculars and you can start looking out for your top spots as soon as you leap out of bed.


Another thing to think about is what exactly you want out of your hotel. Good beds are a necessity, of course, since you don’t want to wake up with an aching back or neck. Comfortable mattresses are right up there in ensuring you get a good night’s sleep. Excellent food and drink is also a requirement. Many hotels in Norfolk use locally sourced food and drink, with delicacies like Cromer crab and local cheeses. There’s also lots of Norfolk beer to try from one of Norfolk’s many micro-breweries.

If you want an authentic Norfolk stay, choose a hotel that has provenance at its heart, where the kitchen team uses fresh fish and meat sourced from local suppliers.

Quality of Service

If you’re bringing the children along, you may want to stay in a hotel that’s child-friendly and has a menu specifically for younger guests. If your companion is your furry friend, note that some hotels allow pets to stay with their owners, and even accompany them at the bar or in the restaurant.

These are just some of the factors you should consider when selecting a hotel for your stay. Make the right choice so that you can fully and comfortably enjoy all that Norfolk has to offer.

(Source: Top 10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Hotel, Enlighten.Me)

The George Hotel has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.