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The Old Whelk House
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Very good - based on 33 reviews
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writetech
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Ideal for a couple”
Reviewed 24 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

It's hard to find places that are for two people, even harder to find somewhere with a good view too. The Old Whelk House had a wonderful view and was also very convenient for the local shops and restaurants. We will definitely go again.

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Liked best: the view
Liked least: a bit dark upstairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
29 Oct 2016
Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review. Welcome back anytime.
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ADRCMR
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“5*”
Reviewed 23 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Centrally located, yet quiet on Eastern Quay. Everything you could possibly need. Beautiful cottage, well equipped, with two picture windows to watch the ebb and flow of the tides, the boats, the birds. Very helpful notes from the owner.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Sep 2016
Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Welcome back anytime.
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Rosemary...
2 reviews
“Location great, comfortable, but lighting very poor- very dark & dismal in the evenings”
Reviewed 15 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The Old Whelk house is an upside down house (the bedroom and bathroom downstairs and
the kitchen and living room upstairs) which we liked. The house is well equiped, albeit with
odd crockery and cutlery. All the walls upstairs are red brick and the ceiling and floor dark wood, making it quite dismal especially in the evening. The lighting is so poor we could not read and preparing food in the evening was not good. This was a problem for us and will be much worse in October onwards. Luckily the weather wasn't too bad for us, but the day it
rained all day we could have done with good lighting!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Sep 2016
Thanks for your review. I'm very sorry you found the lighting poor upstairs. We are hoping to refurbish upstairs this winter and will look at improving the lighting then, in the meantime adding some higher wattage bulbs.
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Venture62...
1 review
“Perfect location”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The Old Whelk House is in the perfect location, from sun rise to sunset with the ebb and flow of the tide the views are ever changing.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the house was equipped with everything we needed. and ideally situated for walks along the Norfolk coastal path. Would love to return.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 Aug 2016
Thanks for such a lovely review. Welcome back anytime.
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julietdaw...
Harlow
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Return visit ... still excellent”
Reviewed 13 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My daughter has just had her second holiday in this upside down house and as soon as she walked through the door she said "I feel like I have come home again" ... says it all really, except our home does not have such amazing views of the harbour! It is quiet, but less than a 2 minute walk from Staithe Street. It also includes parking which is a pleasant walk away.
This is one of Well-next-the-seas best kept secrets, such a lovely little place! I would recommend to anyone who is OK with the lounge being upstairs.

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Liked best: The little touches, the view
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Aug 2016
Thanks for such a great review. Glad you all had a good holiday. Welcome back anytime.
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