In summer, visitors buzz like contented bees around a garden of almost 400 herb varieties at Nicholas Dickinson’s Georgian merchant’s house-turned-hotel. Trusted readers were ‘impressed from the moment we stepped into the beautifully decorated entrance hall and lounge area’. Main-house bedrooms are presented in classic style, with restful decor and an updated bathroom. There are more contemporary, dog-friendly rooms around the spa garden, with their own furnished patio, a freestanding bath and waterfall shower. All have a coffee machine, home-made cookies and fresh milk. ‘Our garden room, across a small courtyard full of flowers and herbs, was beautifully decorated and spotless.’ There is praise, too, for the service: ‘All requests were responded to straight away, and the staff seemed genuinely pleased to help.’ Other readers laud James O’Connor’s cooking of dishes such as ‘seared wood pigeon breast with creamed polenta, sea trout with sauce vierge, and thyme panna cotta with poached rhubarb and rhubarb sorbet – all delicious’. In the spa, treatments use herbs from the garden. (Andy and Sylvia Aitken, Carol Jackson)
Lynn Road Grimston King's Lynn Norfolk PE32 1AH England
26. 6 garden rooms, 1 suitable for disabled.
bar, sitting room, library, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, conference facilities, terrace, spa, 12-metre indoor swimming pool, 30-acre grounds, EV charging point, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in bar, restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, public rooms.
per room D,B&B £240–£460, room only £175–£420 (Mon–Thurs, breakfast £8/£15, continental/cooked). À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.
Congham is still a great place to stay even in the depths of winter. The roaring log fires, the candlelit dinners and there is nothing better than enjoying the warmth of the hot tub on a chilly day. If there is someone you know who deserves a few nights away, then this perfect two-night “Winter Warmer” package is a great way to spend a few days relaxing. Available from 2nd November – 22nd December 2020. Includes accommodation for two midweek nights (Monday-Thursday), a full English breakfast on both mornings, a 3 course evening meal, from our usual dinner menu each night and choose one of the following treats: One 45 minute spa treatment from the Essential Collection Range (massage, facial, head massage). Full afternoon tea for two people. A bottle of champagne in your room on arrival. Rates are per room, for two people, for the whole package: Standard doubles, Good House & Better Garden – £480. Better House & Best Garden – £630. Best Garden – £700. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
Comments about Congham Hall
It felt nicely but not inclusively contemporary. From the stunning entrance lobby you can see out on to the grounds or the beautiful spa garden. Eating in the dining room with doors and windows open on to the tranquil grounds was close to perfection; the food was consistently very good and the staff were extremely reliable .
- Anna Brewer - January 2020
We were impressed from the moment we stepped in to the beautifully decorated entrance hall. Welcome and the formalities were quick land efficient. Throughout our stay all staff seemed genuinely pleased to help. Our room, reached across a small courtyard, had it's own patio overlooking the garden. It was beautifully decorated, and the bed was wonderfully comfortable. Meals in the bright dining room are beautifully prepared and presented; good use is made of herbs and fresh produce from the garden.
- Andy and Sylvia Aitken - May 2019
We had a short very nice stay. Welcoming young local staff . In our room signs of aging and usage. The dinner was excellent. Breakfast again good
- Carol Jackson - April 2019
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