2 Best Hotels in Wells-next-the-Sea, East Anglia

The Crown Hotel

$$ | The Buttlands, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1EX, England

Overlooking a tiny park in the middle of Wells-next-the-Sea, this cozy little hotel and restaurant is owned by New Zealand–born TV chef Chris Coubrough. Guest rooms are stylish, bright, and comfortable; larger rooms have king-size beds. The wonderful restaurant serves traditional British fare: Brancaster rock oysters, followed by roast cod, or maybe beef short ribs with mashed potatoes.

Pros

  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Great restaurant
  • Wonderful beds

Cons

  • Some rooms on the small side
  • Some bathrooms are Lilliputian
  • Historic nature of the building makes parts inaccessible for those with mobility problems
The Buttlands, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1EX, England
01328-710209
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Victoria at Holkham

$$ | Park Rd., Holkham, 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
Park Rd., Holkham, NR23 1RG, England
01328-711008
hotel Details
20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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