When staying in hotels, whether for business or pleasure, one always hopes for comfort and an element of luxury or indulgence. By choosing North Norfolk as a destination and staying in a Cley, Blakeney or Holt hotel visitors are already off to a good start as this area of the country is a stunning place to spend a trip.

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So having chosen a perfect location, the next step is to make sure the hotel is just as appealing. Many hotels in Holt and nearby are set in villages or old Georgian towns amongst the gentle hustle and bustle of local everyday life. It is great staying in hotels with a story or history behind them. One such hotel is The George Hotel at Cley.  The hotel dates back to 18th Century. It survived World War II bombing and the 1953 floods. In 1926 The George hosted the inaugural meeting of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust – or The Norfolk Naturalists Trust as it was called then – after their purchase of 407 acres of the nearby Cley Marshes for £5,160. Cley-Next-The-Sea is a timeless North Norfolk seaside brick and flint village with a traditional red telephone box and storybook streets.

A perfect hotel should provide delicious food and a decent selection of drinks ranging from a scrumptious and warming hot chocolate to a refreshing locally brewed bitter. Again the location might impact what is on offer on the menu in a hotel. Dishes made from locally sourced fresh ingredients are always likely to influence a hotel stay in a good way as hotel guests are often keen to experience authentic cuisine when visiting somewhere new. Norfolk is brimming with delicious local produce and many of the hotels near the coast serve fresh fish and samphire sourced only a pebbles throw away from their front door.

The interior of a hotel is important and all the little extras available in a hotel also influence a hotel stay. A hotel where staff are approachable and helpful can make a huge difference to a trip. At the George Hotel at Cley the staff are all Norfolk born and bred and have a wealth of knowledge about the area. They are all extremely friendly and if asked they will provide little extras or make sure homemade chocolates or a bottle of your favourite tipple is waiting for guest in their room on arrival.

In short, when looking for a hotel always make sure it is set in a good location, serves delicious food, the interior is equipped to a high standard and the staff are friendly. Norfolk is a great place to start.

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