10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
another great vacation
"We stayed here for a week this time in a newly refurbished studio. There was enough room for the two of us, the bathroom floor is tiled and a little chilly in February. The studio is heated by a storage heater which was only just warm enough this winter. The swimming pool had broken down and so it and the jacuzzi were out of action for 3 days. We didn't mind the swimming pool being broken as it meant that there were no children in the leisure complex, (always a good thing when yours are grown up and gone away!) We also ate at Amber(the restaurant). Yet again we had a wonderful Valentine's Day meal. The chef, Andrew, creates gorgeous food using local ingredients at superb value. His wife, Louise, runs front of house and together they make for a great evening. In the bar area there was entertainment for both children,and adults( it was half term). The area is close to various popular places such as Great Yarmouth or Norwich. The staff in reception are very friendly and helpful and succeed in making your vacation a success"
- Travel date: 1st March 2010
Very good, but could do with a few tweaks........
"My hubby and I stayed in a studio for 1 night at the weekend. The studio was a decent size and was clean and tidy but could do with a refurbishment really, maybe laminate flooring would be nice instead of carpet which did have quite a few stains on and had seen better days, also the 2 chairs were a bit worn and could do with being replaced. All this said it was quite nice staying in a studio as opposed to a tiny hotel room and it was reasonably priced. A nice walk over the cliffs takes you to Cromer and apparently there are about 200 or something steps which take you straight down to the beach which would be great in summer. Parking may be a problem when the resort is full and it would be nice being able to park next to your studio/apartment which you can't do. We had a few drinks and a meal in the clubhouse which was very nice and the staff were very friendly and polite. As we were only there for 1 night we never made use of the swimming pool etc so cannot comment but being able to use these is an added bonus. All in all if we wanted a place to stay near Cromer we would probably stay here again but would hope that they have refurbished the studios/apartments which they may be already be doing."
- Travel date: 11th November 2009
As good today as it was 25 years ago
"As a family we used to visit Cromer Country Club over 20 years ago on 6 or so different occasions. My sister and I have just got back from a return visit there after about 15 years and we loved it as much as we did back then. It has not changed very much in all that time which is a good thing, is doesn't look old or dated but clean and tidy. We stayed in a studio apartment and found it perfect for us. It was very clean and comfortable and even though we could hear our upstairs neighbours it wasn't a problem. The staff were very friendly, polite and helpful in a genuine way. The food in the restaurant was lovely, as was the take away. The pool was very clean and the changing facilities were excellent. The shop is small but there is a 'Spa' about 5 minutes walk away. We walked to Cromer along the cliffs and beach and then back through the town, eating fresh cockles on the way, delicious. We would recommend Cromer Country club to anyone and we look forward to returning."
- Travel date: 22nd October 2009
Check they have room before you arrive
"We arrived at the Country club to be told that there was no apartment for us, and we were told, quite rudely, that we would have to pay an extra Â£40 per night for a bigger one, or go elsewhere. It was a problem with the internet bookings, and they could not contact me. As I had booked with Expedia, and had given my details I did not believe them. They offered to find alternative accomodation locally, but as it was the height of summer in a popular resort, they would be unlikely to find anything. We had to settle for Â£20 extra per night (after much complaining), but as we were due at a wedding could not afford to waste time. The lesson is to call ahead a couple of days before arrival, and make sure you will be accomodated. The apartment (a 2 bed) itself was clean, and had all amenities; fully kitted kitchen, flat screen TV with Freeview, 2 bathrooms etc. The Ziggurat style accomodation gave a large terrace on which you could sit. You could hear your neighbours through the walls, so this could be of some concern, and we weren't able to park very close to our apartment, 2 long steep flights of steps had to be climbed each time. The resort itself was nice, athough a little dated in parts; the pool is child free before 9am and after 7pm, the shop is very small, some milk, candy, and a couple of toys. Access to the beach is via steps down the cliff. We spent most time in Cromer (10 minutes drive away) at the beach, where there are plenty of restaurants, ice cream, arcades etc, which suited us with small children as there was plenty to do. After our initial debacle we finally managed to enjoy our time at Cromer Country Club, and wished we had stayed longer."
- Travel date: 6th August 2009
Really enjoyed our time at the Cromer Country Club
"Me and my boyfriend have just recently stayed at the Cromer Country Club for a long weekend. When we arrived at our villa we were amazed to find it was brand new! A fully refurbished kitchen bathroom etc. The food in the Bar and Restaurant was lovely as were the staff. On one of the evenings we decided to go out in to town for a meal we went for an indian called Dyla Spice -would recommend this it was great. We also visited the beach and walked along the pier that was lovely. Only bad point was that all apartments are supposed to inlcude a hair dryer, for some reason there wasn't one in ours. I informed reception and they got me one but not until the following day. It wasn't a major issue as i went to the swimming pool changing rooms and used the hair dryers there. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
- Travel date: 28th July 2009
"We have just returned from a 2 night stay at Cromer Country Club. We booked a 1 bedroomed apartment through bookings.com at a very reasonable Â£55 per night. We were able to check in before the specified 4pm. The check in staff were friendly and efficient. Our apartment was spacious, spotless and very well equipped. It was also extremely secluded and quiet. Although we did not use the club facilities another guest I spoke to said that the restaurant food was delicious. We were able to walk to Cromer via a cliff top path, a 25 min stroll. Cromer itself is somewhat faded and the best pub by far was the Red Lion Hotel. Taxis were only Â£2.60 from the town to the club. A service worth checking is the Coasthopper bus route between Cromer and Hunstanton. A one day Rover ticket costs Â£6 and visits lovely villages along the way, especially Cley by Sea. Buses run frequently all day until about 7pm, we travelled on Sunday where there was an hourly service in each direction."
- Travel date: 30th June 2009
Country setting - ideal for families
"We visited on a short break as a couple. Great location on top of cliffs, a bit too dark due to lots of trees. Accomodation clean and with lots of extras (big tv, stereo, well kitted out kitchen) - but outside space disappointing. They allocate ground floor studios to couples with no privacy outside - families are above with duplexes and big outside terraces. I would put couples upstairs, so kids can run around outside. It is traffic free by accommodation, and walks on cliff top are excellent. Bar is pricey, and restaurant nothing exciting. We're from the north, so found local prices quite high - but Cromer is old fashioned and charming, if a bit touristy with lots of fast food places."
- Travel date: 27th May 2009
In need of refurbishment
"Pleasant enough resort but the "villa" was badly in need of refurbishment. Staff and restaurant very good."
- Travel date: 15th May 2009
Excellent - would stay again
"We spent three nights at the Cromer Country Club. We didn't know what to expect - it seemed to be part of a timeshare complex, yet we had booked a hotel room with kitchen facilities. It turned out we had a massive suite - sleeping area, lounge with huge flat screen TV and dining area, kitchen off to one end, and of course a bathroom. The room was big enough for each area to be separate, so it almost felt like separate rooms. The complex is well located for walks - there is a very pleasant 20-minute walk along the cliffs to a cafe in Overstrand; alterntaively, you can climb down 200-odd steps and walk along the beach to Cromer (about 30 minutes). The facilities are good - we never tried the bar or restaurant (the kitchen facilities gave us everything we needed to be self catering); however, the pool, jaccuzi, steam room and sauna were good. These can get quite busy at times, so be flexible! The only complaint really was that the room was a little warm! However, not a bad complaint when we had the coldest October night for years. I would definitely stay here again."
- Travel date: 3rd November 2008
"We have just returned from the cromer country club, we stayed for 2 nights as we were travelling up the norflok coast. We were abit aprehensive as could not find any reviews as they are mostly timeshares. we had a 2 bedroom apartment (was more like a house) had 2 bathrooms, jacuzzi, could sleep up to 6 people, separate kitchen which had every untensil you could need, microwave, oven, and a terrace! it was absolutly spotless too. you have FREE use of a gym, sauna and swimming pooland games room. the food is great and a good price and the bar prices were very good. the staff were fantastic, very friendly and helpful. the location is only 5 mins walk away from the beach and there is a country pathway from the hotel and 10 mins walk from Cromer and we were pleasanlty surprised, Cromer is such a clean and pretty town, sherringham is also a lovely town only 5 mins down the road too. and all this for Â£45 a night!!! at booking.com, we couldn't believe it. Was a fantastic holiday! only downside was the bloody weather!"
- Travel date: 18th September 2008
Cromer Country Club by Diamond Resorts is also called
- cromer country hotel