The traditional seaside town of Cromer is a favourite of many Norfolk holidaymakers. Nestled between the cliffs of the Deep History Coast and surrounded by beautiful Norfolk countryside, Cromer is an ideal spot to enjoy the best of Norfolk.
There are lots of things to do in Cromer, including spending time on the fantastic family-friendly blue flag beach, visiting the iconic Victorian pier, and enjoying the busy gastro scene where locally caught Cromer crab takes pride of place.
In this Cromer hotel guide, I share the best Cromer hotels and B&Bs, to help you plan the perfect Norfolk break.
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Planning a visit to Cromer? I share tips on getting there, where to stay, places to eat + things to do locally in my ultimate Cromer visitor guide.
The Grove Cromer, Cromer
The Grove is a family-run 4-star country house hotel on the edge of Cromer town, just a ten minute walk to Cromer beach and a 20 minute walk to the pier. The reviews for this top hotel in Cromer are consistently good.
The Grove Hotel provides award-winning AA gold accommodation in rooms, cottages, glamping tents and shepherd’s huts, as well as six holiday cottages. Whether you enjoy the luxury of a free-standing tub or sleeping under canvas in a traditional Mongolian yurt, The Grove has rooms to suit couples and families alike.
In the grounds is an indoor heated swimming pool, and there is a massage therapy studio in the Secret Garden, where booking a treatment online is easily managed in advance of your holiday. You can also enjoy a Norfolk afternoon tea in one of the lounges, or the garden.
The hotel is committed to serving seasonally inspired and locally sourced food, which is in abundance in Norfolk. Guests can choose to dine in the wood-panelled study, the original Georgian dining room or enjoy tapas, seafood and pizza at Sundown, a giant tipi tent in the grounds.
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Hotel de Paris, Cromer
Situated in an enviable position on the Esplanade at the head of the pier, the three star Hotel de Paris has been a Cromer stalwart since 1830, not long after the first lifeboat station was built here. This must make it one of the oldest Norfolk hotels!
Run by Leisureplex Holiday Hotels, the prominent Regency building with its distinctive verdigris cupola still provides three-star accommodation on Cromer seafront to holidaymakers, where you can watch the sunset and rise from the same bench directly outside the hotel.
Choose from single, twin, double or family rooms, many of which have a sea view, and enjoy being literally on the doorstep of Cromer’s sandy beach, and the pier, where you can practice crabbing, catch a show at the pier-end Pavilion Theatre, visit the RNLI lifeboat station, or stroll with an icecream in the sun.
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Cromer Country Club, Cromer
With views of the picturesque Norfolk coastline and many health and leisure facilities, Cromer Country Club by Diamond Resorts is ideally placed for a delightful break in Cromer.
Studio, one, two and three-bedroom self-catering apartments are equipped with everything you need for your holiday and decorated with simple and modern furniture and design.
The extensive leisure facilities make the resort a lively family destination. There is an indoor swimming pool with a poolside whirlpool, steam room, sauna and fitness centre, as well as free parking and WiFi throughout.
The Norfolk Coast Path is directly accessed from the club, which sits on the edge of the Royal Cromer Golf Club, one of five outstanding golf courses on the Norfolk Golf Coast.
The Amber Bar and Restaurant offers an extensive menu in pleasant surroundings, with a fish and chip night on Fridays and a Sunday roast. Daily specials are created using the best locally sourced ingredients.
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The Red Lion Hotel, Cromer
The Red Lion Hotel is located in the east of Cromer, close to the Esplanade and RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, and provides food and rooms by the sea.
The award-winning hotel boasts fourteen individually decorated rooms; each with its own en-suite, honesty box and character. Each room is located on either the first or second floor, some with stunning views across the sea where you can watch the world pass by, the Cromer crab boats coming in or relax with a good book.
Some rooms are pet-friendly, so your four-legged friend can join you on holiday.
All of the accommodation rates are breakfast inclusive, meaning you can indulge in a selection of the best local produce, whether it be their delicious full English, eggs lots of ways, or a vegetarian breakfast.
In the bar, you’ll find a selection of good wines and twelve locally brewed real ales. The AA gold star dining offers superb Norfolk fare, with all dishes being prepared fresh to order.
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Dormy House Hotel, West Runton
Situated south of West Runton and its fossil-laden beach, Dormy House Hotel enjoys spectacular sea views from its elevated position between Cromer and Sheringham.
Their sixteen twin, double and family rooms, some of which are dog-friendly, are decorated simply and comfortably. With a choice of a sea or countryside view or a private balcony, there is a room here that’s right for you!
There’s an outdoor covered dining terrace, so you can enjoy a meal or drink without the Norfolk coast breeze, and welcoming indoor dining areas and a bar, where you can enjoy their infamous Sunday carvery, or pop in with your dog for a drink.
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Links Country Park Hotel, West Runton
Set in 35 acres of wooded parkland between Cromer and Sheringham, Links Country Park Hotel enjoys an impressive golf course, an innovative restaurant and a leisure centre. The hotel is a 20 minute walk from West Runton beach and a ten minute drive from Cromer town centre.
The elegant period building is rich in tradition, and the rooms and suites feature antique furniture and have views of either West Runton village, the golf course, or the coast. All rooms enjoy a comfortable seating area, tea and coffee facilities and free WiFi.
The leisure complex features an indoor swimming pool and gym, and the popular golf course is suitable for all abilities and offers wonderful views. There is also a resident golf expert to offer advice, and a well-stocked equipment shop.
The traditional In2Blu restaurant serves a creative menu and features local Cromer crab and lobster when in season. There is a lighter menu served in the bar, and afternoon tea is a treat in the lounge.
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Sandcliff Guest House, Cromer
Set in the picturesque town of Cromer, Sandcliff bed and breakfast boasts splendid sea views and excellent accommodation within a few minutes walk of both Cromer town and the beach.
The Sandcliff offers 23 rooms, including family rooms and twin rooms with en-suite and single rooms with shared facilities, all of which are spotlessly clean and have WiFi and tea and coffee-making facilities.
Along with their highly-rated freshly cooked breakfast, flexible meal times and an ability to provide local knowledge and advice, all coupled with a warm welcome and a comfortable bed, make this a great spot to discover Cromer.
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Knoll Guest House, Cromer
Located in the heart of Cromer, and a five minute walk from West Promenade and the beach, Knoll bed and breakfast is housed in a traditional Victorian terrace.
Knoll Guest House offers five rooms; a family suite, two doubles, a twin and a single. All rooms are en-suite and enjoy WiFi and tea and coffee-making facilities.
All rates include a home-cooked full English breakfast, and there is no extra charge for pets.
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Cliftonville Hotel, Cromer
This 3-star cliff-top Cromer hotel was opened in 1897. The Edwardian Grade II-listed hotel has an elegant style and features an original grand staircase and stained-glass windows and doors.
Offering unrivalled sea views from every room, many of which have been recently refurbished, the single, double and deluxe rooms and suites are decorated in muted colours which reflect the nearby shore.
Fine cuisine is offered in the à la carte restaurant, and the popular bistro serves fresh seafood. The Buttery coffee shop serves light meals and Bolton’s Bistro specialises in Cromer crab, locally caught lobster and Morston mussels.
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The White Horse, Overstrand
The lively White Horse in the quaint village of Overstrand is just minutes drive from Cromer, and just a few minutes stroll from the delightfully unspoilt Overstrand beach.
There are ten individually styled ensuite rooms to suit all types of residents from families to golfing parties, business stopovers and dog lovers. All come with WiFi and complimentary goodies, and there’s even room service if you’re having a lazy day.
The pub places great emphasis on using local produce in the kitchen and serves real ales and locally-made Norfolk gins in the bar. There is also a large lawned beer garden equipped with a children’s play area and a shaded patio area for al fresco dining when the weather is good.
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Sea Marge Hotel, Overstrand
Built to take advantage of its commanding seaside position, this Grade II listed house has been lovingly restored to create a luxurious seaside family hotel in Overstrand, a few miles east of Cromer. Original features combine with modern comforts and impeccable service to ensure you enjoy your Norfolk holiday.
Each of the 25 en-suite rooms has its own style and many rooms have sweeping sea views. The deluxe wing provides larger suites for the ultimate in luxury.
Five acres of peaceful gardens give you room to relax. Terraced lawns run down to the coastal path and open beach and you’ll find quiet suntraps for a lazy afternoon and shady spots to read a book or enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
Felbrigg Lodge, Felbrigg
In a beautiful woodland location, the recently refurbished Felbrigg Lodge Hotel is situated in an idyllic romantic setting on the north Norfolk coast, five miles south of Cromer.
Felbrigg Lodge adjoins the southern boundary of Felbrigg Hall, a 17th century country house and estate owned by the National Trust, and a popular Norfolk attraction.
There are seven unique and individual rooms to choose from, some in the house and some in the grounds. the hotel also features an intimate restaurant, a conservatory, a heated indoor pool and a hot tub.
Set within an eight-acre oasis of beautiful grounds, you will find over 50 species of birds and other wildlife among the lawns, specimen trees and shrubs. Beyond the grounds, wooded hillsides give way to rolling fields and miles of fine sand beaches and dunes.
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Virginia Court Hotel, Cromer
Virginia Court Hotel is situated on Cliff Avenue in Cromer and is within a ten minute walk of nearby landmarks, including Cromer pier and the beach.
There are 25 unique rooms including suites, super king, double and twins. Rooms are decorated and themed with a mainly muted palette of colours, and all have super-comfy beds, WiFi, flat-screen TVs, Fairtrade tea and coffee and complimentary toiletries.
Breakfast is a taste of Norfolk with homemade muesli, locally sourced eggs, Cromer smoked whole kippers and fluffy light pancakes with fresh fruit just a few of the goodies on offer.
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Ogilvy House B&B, Cromer
A luxury B&B, Ogilvy House is an imposing Victorian three-storey townhouse situated in a conservation area, close to Cromer town centre and in strolling distance from Cromer beach.
Ogilvy House offers three individually designed boutique double bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities including one with a free-standing bath. All rooms include Egyptian cotton bed linen, hypoallergenic pillows and quilts, a flat-screen Smart TV, free Wi-Fi and complimentary toiletries and a hospitality tray.
The all-important breakfast is served in the traditional dining room and caters for a hearty and healthy appetite, offering traditional and continental options, including Ogilvy House marmalade and preserves.
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Albury House Bed & Breakfast, Cromer
Just a two minute walk from Cromer’s golden sands, Albury House is a quiet, stylish and welcoming guesthouse perfectly placed for your visit to Cromer and the Norfolk coast.
All five of the Albury’s rooms are charmingly decorated with en-suite shower rooms and complimentary tea, coffee, and smellies in the bathroom. Per night rates include a continental and freshly cooked breakfast.
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