Jessica Johnson stays at The Hoste, a 17th Century hotel in Burnham Market, Norfolk
WHAT’S THE BUZZ?
Once the watering hole of Admiral Lord Nelson, this 17th century hotel boasts 62 boutique bedrooms, a contemporary spa and an acclaimed house restaurant, retaining its crown as North Norfolk’s most desirable destination for a weekend escape. It’s frequented by local celebrities and sea-seeking Londoners.
ANY LUXURIOUS TOUCHES?
Lather up with Molton Brown toiletries and then sink into crisp Egyptian cotton sheets. In 2013, eight of the 62 bedrooms were made five-star, overlooking the traditional walled garden below. The Hoste chauffeur service sees to everything from collection from public transport hubs to bespoke tours of the royal coast while intimate Private Dining experiences, which can accommodate up to 16 people, play out in the ancient cellar.
WHAT ARE THE ROOMS LIKE?
Spotless, stylish and comfortably spacious. Each of the bedrooms is individually designed, bringing original features bang up to date with period furnishings and lavish fabrics.
BEST SEA VIEW?
Walk off supper with a visit to Holkham Beach, just over two miles from the hotel.
HOW ABOUT THE FOOD?
Some of the county’s most celebrated fishmongers, farmers and bakers contribute to an ever-changing banquet of modern fare served at Hoste Arms Restaurant, which has two AA rosettes. Tuck into Brancaster mussels, Cromer crab or a Gressingham duck breast served with vanilla creamed potato, parsnip and lime. But leave some room for a hearty breakfast.
WHAT WILL IT COST? Rooms start from £130 per night bed and breakfast, based on two people sharing.
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