Published date: June 2019
Perched on the edge of the north Norfolk coast, Cromer is probably most famous for its delicious crabs, wide open beaches and skies and its iconic pier and end of the pier variety show. A traditional seaside town with many locally owned and run shops, Cromer has a rich fishing heritage and a proud and strong relationship with the RNLI. The Henry Blogg Museum on Cromer’s promenade offers a fascinating insight into the service’s history and is worth a visit.
This vibrant north Norfolk town has a wide selection of restaurants, cafés, pubs, tourist attractions and shops, beautiful beaches and of course the pier, for a spot of crabbing, or ‘gillying‘ as it is often referred to in Norfolk. Visitors can walk the popular Norfolk coast path that passes through the area and enjoy scenic walks with stunning coastal views and unspoilt countryside.
Cromer has many Victorian properties and is the perfect place to stay and explore the wider county of Norfolk. Discover many quaint villages and towns in close proximity to Cromer, such as Holt, Sheringham, Felbrigg, Overstrand and Weybourne. The Norfolk Broads are within easy reach of Cromer, as is the historic city of Norwich. The town has regular bus and train links to Norwich and the Broads and the Coasthopper bus service makes exploring the north Norfolk coastline easy.
If you are thinking about staying in Cromer for a holiday, a weekend break or are just looking at an overnight stay in the town, here are some of the best hotels in and around Cromer:
Located on the north Norfolk coast, The Grove is a stunning Georgian family run hotel with an array of sumptuous en-suite bedrooms and suites, with views overlooking beautiful landscaped gardens. Guests can dine in their award winning 2 AA Rosette restaurant for breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner. The menus are seasonally inspired, using locally sourced Norfolk produce wherever possible. Enjoy their heated indoor swimming pool, 4 acres of gardens, children’s play area, tree house, table tennis and their own private path through beautiful woodland to Cromer beach. Just a short walk from Cromer town centre and within easy reach of many beautiful north Norfolk towns and villages, The Grove is the perfect place to stay and unwind and explore the local area.
The Grove - 95 Overstrand Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0DJ
Tel: 01263 512412
The Cliftonville Hotel
This Edwardian Grade II listed hotel located on Cromer’s west cliff has been welcoming visitors since 1897. The Cliftonville Hotel is a family-run hotel with stunning coastal views offering comfort, fine cuisine in their à la carte restaurant and a popular bistro.
The Cliftonville Hotel – Seafront, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9AS
Tel: 01263 512543
Virginia Court Hotel
The Virginia Court Hotel is in a quiet tree lined avenue in Cromer, and is a leisurely stroll from the town, beach, Royal Cromer Golf Course, Cromer Lifeboat Museum and iconic Cromer pier. The hotel offers excellent well-equipped and comfortable rooms, sumptuous suites, luxury toiletries and an award-winning breakfast. The Dining Room restaurant at the Virginia Court Hotel offers ‘A Taste of Norfolk’, with local farm and sea produce in both their evening and breakfast menus.
Virginia Court Hotel, 9 Cliff Avenue, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0AN
Tel: 01263 512398
Northrepps Cottage Country Hotel
Northrepps Cottage Country Hotel’s exquisite guest rooms feature en-suite facilities, luxury toiletries and are individually and tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Their award-winning breakfast is quite something and guests can relax in the elegant Humphry’s Bar, dine in Repton’s Restaurant and enjoy the hotel’s landscaped gardens.
Northrepps Cottage Country Hotel - Nut Lane, Northrepps, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0JN
Tel: 01263 579202
Felbrigg Lodge Country Hotel
Located just 5 miles from Cromer, Felbrigg Lodge Country Hotel is nestled in seven acres of mature woodland with many beautiful wooded walks accessible from the end of the hotel’s driveway. Owned by DeeDee and Philip Lomax, this independent country hotel has been welcoming guests for over ten years, and they have created the perfect environment to relax, de-stress and unwind. Guests can enjoy an indoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna and book a range of treatments in the Beauty Lodge. The hotel’s restaurant, run by proprietor and Head Chef Philip Lomax, offers an ever-changing menu, using locally sourced and seasonal produce wherever possible.
Felbrigg Lodge Country Hotel - School Road, Aylmerton, Norfolk, NR11 8RA
Tel: 01263 666010
Dormy House Hotel
Located in the pretty village of West Runton, close to Cromer, Dormy House Hotel promises guests a warm welcome and is situated overlooking a beautiful stretch of beach. Renowned for its excellent carvery, Dormy House Hotel also offer an a la carte menu and an extensive range of cocktails. Their enclosed outdoor dining terrace offers guests the opportunity of enjoying the breath-taking views over the cliffs, without getting too windswept. Their rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean making Dormy House Hotel an ideal place to stop off at and enjoy Cromer and the surrounding region.
Dormy House Hotel - Cromer Road, West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9QA
Tel: 01263 837537
The Links Country Park Hotel
This country park hotel is set in beautiful surroundings, close to Cromer’s beach, town centre and many attractions. A warm welcome awaits, and guests can expect a peaceful escape from everyday pressures and can unwind and relax whilst staff attend to all their needs. The hotel provides onsite leisure facilities including golf, an indoor swimming pool, tennis court and gym.
The Links Country Park Hotel - West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9QH
Tel: 01263 838383
The Red Lion
Overlooking Cromer’s stunning beach and the town’s iconic pier, The Red Lion dates back over 200 years but has been sympathetically modernised to a very high standard. An AA 4 Star Inn, they also hold an AA award for their breakfasts. Dogs are welcome in the bar area and lounge and are also allowed to stay overnight in some of their rooms. The Red Lion has a great selection of fine wines, local real ales and a good choice of gins, as well as excellent freshly prepared food including homemade breads, desserts and biscuits. Not a hotel, but The Red Lion was too good not to include.
Red Lion - Brook Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HD
Tel: 01263 514964