Stayed here for a night whilst visiting Cromer.
Beautiful room over looking the sea.
See a seal from our room which was fabulous.
A few things that were not great and unfortunately made my review here just average.
For £160 a night I would expect my own mini fridge in our room supplying milk to be able to make a hot drink... even if it was small cartons not a jug in a fridge in a hallway to help yourself.... bottles of water which again were in funny looking like recycled bottles.
The toilet in the bathroom was very tight with a red hot radiator situated so close..you may wanna look at moving this?!
shower pressure wasn’t great
Internet/WiFi not existent up in our room.
Breakfast was ok.
Lovely furnished and large size of room overlooking the sea. Staff were really friendly and Welcoming of our dog Bailey.
Good breakfast and reasonable priced evening food although limited menu. COVID means that the bar is now in the car park with heaters and lights which is a slight shame as having been before it is a lovely evening bar.
Will definitely return.
We booked the RL for our anniversary because we wanted somewhere near the sea with good food and reviews. The RL did not disappoint. Check in was smooth, keys in plastic bags, tea and coffee and soya milk offered on arrival. The room itself was lovely, spotless, quiet, good standard of finish. Not too hot, not too cold. Comfortable bed - and believe me, I am not a good sleeper, so thats a biggy for me. We ate dinner in the restaurant, it was gorgeous (I am a fairly fussy eater), service was fast and the waiting staff polite and helpful. The breakfast was yummy, such good quality food. Ths only teeny negative was the parking because the car park is taken up with a marquee due to c19, but there are plenty of car parks, not too far away. I don't normally write reviews but as someone who usually doesn't like going away (because I don't sleep or find healthy, good quality food) I felt I had to share the great experience!
We will definitely return to the RL and highly recommend it.
Ps, we stayed in room 8.
Pps, the chippy No.1 was not worth the long queue. The fish was v nice but the chips dry and tasteless.
This was our first post covid trip so we weren't sure what to expect but we were so impressed. Every effort has been made to ensure guests feel safe, whilst still providing a warm welcome and a comfortable stay. Our room had a beautiful sea view and it did not matter at all that decorative soft furnishings and bath robes have been removed, in fact we felt safer this way. Our key was presented in a plastic bag, having been sterilised, and cleaners did not enter the room during the stay unless requested. The car park has been made into a beer garden which works really well and local parking is easy to find. We spent more time here than elsewhere as we found the Red Lion to be more welcoming and it felt safer than other Cromer establishments we tried. Breakfast was amazing - everything you would expect on a buffet but served to your table instead. Dinner was simple pub grub, the fish and chips are highly recommended.
Our only niggle is that the Red Lion did not acknowledge that we were celebrating a birthday during our stay, despite two separate conversations with staff about this on arrival. We were not looking for freebies, just an acknowledgement would have been lovely as it was the reason for our weekend away. However, staff were very busy running a safe environment which was rightly a higher priority.
Overall we had a lovely break and would definitely stay again. We loved this beautiful area.
This was a last minute booking and so happy there was a room left. Gorgeous sea view & fabulous room. We had lunch outside and it was delicious. Well thought out process for placing orders during this period. Everyone abided to it & the staff were great. We had dinner in the restaurant and again superb. Of course social distancing in place but the dining experience was still good and didn’t spoil the evening. Really looking forward to staying again on our next visit.