Le Strange Arms Hotel in Old Hunstanton is an incredibly unique and characterful hotel in that it is one of the very few hotels on the Norfolk coast that's so close to the beach and also has breath-taking sea views. Seen from many a bedroom window, the sand dunes and beach of Old Hunstanton are literally a minute’s walk away.
If you're wondering what you can do when you stay here, Le Strange Arms is set in the most perfect location for you to partake in a whole host of activities and leisure pursuits in North Norfolk!
The fact that it's located right on the Norfolk Coast is definitely reason to come and stay here!
You can see from the aerial photo above how close the hotel is to the dunes and the beach!
This wonderfully large Victorian building in Old Hunstanton started life as a family farmhouse, built in the 1600’s.
It was only in the 1800’s that it was turned into a hotel; yet another hotel that was very popular on the Norfolk coast in the Victorian era. It still retains the large rooms and tall ceilings, there’s definitely no cramping at Le Strange Arms!
The comfy Lounge area in the hotel is wonderfully light and airy and has an added conservatory with spectacular views towards the sea
This is a lovely place to sit and totally unwind, enjoying a cup of coffee, drink or even afternoon tea whilst at the same time marvelling at the fantastic sea views. You may even see the parachutes from the kite surfers on the beach below. It also has plenty of parking too.
Here you can spend some time browsing through the array of leaflets, or decide where you'd like to visit by studying the huge OS map on the wall.
Le Strange Arms is rated a 4 star hotel and has 40 bedrooms.
There is a lot of choice when it comes to choosing which room you think you would like in the hotel. They range from the following:
Many of the rooms have been refurbished and improvements are constantly being made to ensure Le Strange Arms maintains the very high standards expected on this Norfolk coastline. Most of the rooms are large and are really very comfortable and many have sea views.
What I like about the rooms is that they are all individually decorated so no two rooms are the same.
Recent additions to Le Strange Arms are the very modern self-catering Garden Lodges which overlook the sea and are a short walk from the main hotel but still within the hotel grounds.
The Boat House is the only holiday accommodation at Le Strange Arms Hotel which is dog friendly. It comprises the following:
These apartments would be an excellent choice for a family self-catering holiday as the building can be taken as a whole, and with multi-generational holidays now very popular, this is the perfect place to book your holiday.
It can also be taken as separate apartments too.
All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.
If you want to bring your dogs to The Boat House, here are the general rules.
Two of the ground floor rooms here in the Boat House are dog friendly, but these two ground floor rooms would not be on a self-catering basis because they are rooms only, there is no kitchen area or lounge. You would therefore not be able to eat any meals in the rooms but they can be booked on a bed and breakfast basis.
However, dogs are also allowed in the apartments in The Boat House, as long as the whole floor is taken. So you could be 3 couples holidaying together with your dogs and take the first floor apartments, or you could be 2 couples and take the top floor with your dogs. Or, as mentioned above, you could take the whole of The Boat House and have the dogs with you.
The Garden Lodges are fanstatic modern self-contained apartments that have 2 ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor and one master bedroom on the first floor with its own balcony. There is also a sofa bed in the Lounge, and you would book this as a whole accommodation.
The view from the top bedroom in the Garden Lodges is stunning. There’s something very magical about just relaxing and watching the waves from your private balcony! And all this on the Norfolk Coast!
The Garden Lodges are fantastic editions to the Le Strange Arms, and what particularly struck me (apart from the views!) was how sound proof the large windows were.
In the winter months you could sit for hours just watching the sea and not hear a sound, but still keep warm!
In the summer months you could, of course, open the doors onto the balcony and breath in the fresh sea air.
With each Garden Lodge, you also have your own private fenced seating area outside on the lawn to while away your days and enjoy your holiday.
Dining and drinking at the Le Strange Arms is open to both residents and non-residents. It’s an ideal place if you’re stopping in Hunstanton, walking along a stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path or just having a day out.
If you’re staying in Hunstanton, you could walk from there along the coastal path and drop in for a bite to eat or a drink at the hotel or pub, and then head back again!
The hotel has an in-house bar which has it’s own terrace with lovely views of the coastline. On a sunny evening, this would be the perfect place to have a drink and relax and watch the beautiful sun setting.
The Terrace bar also serves lunches and light bites and is open to residents and non-residents but is not dog friendly. (The Mariner pub next door is where you need to go if you have dogs). You can see more details on the Le Strange Arms Bar page here
The bonus of staying at the Le Strange Arms Hotel is that you can choose to either eat in the hotel restaurant, or nip next door to The Mariner pub, 2 choices!
As well as the bar, the hotel also has a restaurant. This is not dog friendly, but yet again it has fabulous views over the lawn to the sea and has its own menu with locally sourced food.
This is a wonderfully traditional beamed pub but has also been refurbished with a modern dining room for casual dining and a dining area upstairs as well. It has spectacular views of the sea from the large windows in the various dining areas.
It's also very dog friendly!
The pub has plenty of room for everyone, particularly in the summer months, and has a great buzz to it too! It’s one of the best places to eat, drink and enjoy some of the best sunsets in Norfolk!
The hotel is excellent for accommodation, but it doesn’t need to be just for sleeping! You can drop in for refreshments, lunch, coffee, Afternoon Tea and dinner.
Le Strange Arms has one of the best sea views in Norfolk, and with it’s spacious rooms, friendly staff and choice of dining, it couldn’t be a better place to stay if you are looking for somewhere on the West Norfolk coastline.