Fodor's Expert Review Victoria at Holkham

Park Rd., Holkham, Norfolk, NR23 1RG, England

A colorful, whimsical hideaway, this hotel on the Holkham Hall estate is more laid-back and family-friendly than the austere Victorian exterior suggests, and inside, the shabby-chic design contrasts with a hip and sophisticated vibe. Bedrooms are on the small side, but comfortable, with elegant, handmade furniture and modern bathrooms. The hotel restaurant is one of the finest in the area, with an emphasis on modern European cuisine. The dune-backed Holkham Beach (where the desert island conclusion of Shakespeare in Love was filmed) is a few minutes away; show your room key to avoid the access fee of a couple of pounds. The hotel is dog-friendly, too.

PROS

  • original character
  • excellent location
  • outstanding food

CONS

  • minimum stay on weekends
  • extremely busy in summer
  • no elevator

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Near the beach
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01328-711008

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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