Guest information

Cromer restaurants and cafes our guests enjoy visiting:

At weekends and during the summer months we would recommend you book ahead to ensure you can eat at the time and place you like:

Breakfast/Lunch/all day cafes:

The Old Rock Shop Bistro – Good for lunch and afternoon coffee – 01263 519126 ( )

Grey Seal café – café for coffee and cake ( )

Rocket House Café – great views overlooking the beach! – 01263 519126 ( )

Whitewater café – great sea views, almost on the beach – ( )

Rocky Bottoms – in East Runton, the best fresh seafood around Cromer- 07848 045067 ( )

Evening Meals within walking distance of the hotel:

Gibson’s Bistro – Modern British dining – 01263 502148 ( )

Bann Thai – Thai restaurant – 01263 513193 ( )

The Grove – 2AA rosette dining or tapas & pizza in the Sundown – 01263 512412 ( )

Red Lion – AA rosette pub food – 01263 514964 ( )

Indian on the Cliff – traditional Punjabi cuisine – 01263 514276 ( )

Garden Street Grill – traditional seaside restaurant – 01263 515110 ( )

Mary Janes traditional fish and chips restaurant – 01263 511208 ( )

Kings Head – Pub food – 01263 502391 ( )

Lily-Mai’s – Burgers, Grills and cocktails – 01263 511559 ( )

Wellington Smokehouse – Grills, steaks and seafood – 01263 511566 ( )

No. 1 Fish and Chips – Celebrity owned with great sea views – 01263 515983 ( )

The Cliftonville – Pub and restaurant with all day dining – 01263 512543 ( )

Gastro pubs, great for cooked lunch or evening meals, worth the short drive or taxi journey:

The Ship Inn – Weybourne – 01263 588721 ( )

The Gunton Arms – Thorpe Market – 01263 832010 ( )

The Suffield Arms – Thorpe Market – 01263 586858 ( )

The Kings Head – Holt – 01263 712543 ( )

The Kings Head – Letheringsett – 01263 712691 ( )

The Three Pigs – Edgefield – 01263 587634 ( )

The Bucks Arms – Blickling 01263 732133 ( )

Cromer Nightlife

Do enjoy yourselves and have a great time visiting our independently run pubs and bars, but please remember there are other guests in the hotel on your return!

The Gangway has fine wines, homemade cocktails and craft beers alongside light nibbles

The Albion is a lively locals pub often with Karaoke

The Red Lion offers cask ales with lovely sea views

The Kings Head also offers outside seating and can offer a younger, livelier atmosphere

The Wellington is a friendly bar with outside seating and usually shows major sporting events

The White Horse is a traditional pub with darts, pool table and live entertainment at weekends

In-Room information

Fire Safety

Please take time to familiarise yourself with the fire safety procedure displayed in your room.

Detection of Fire – should you discover a fire please raise the alarm. Fire call points are strategically situated around the hotel. Press the ‘black spot’ marked between the arrows and the alarm will be activated (a continuous ringing sound).

Fire extinguishers can also be found in the corridors, please use them if it is safe to attempt to fight the fire, if not, please evacuate the building.

If you are unable to leave your room please close the door, but do not lock it. Open a window and attract attention.

Emergency meeting point – Should there be an emergency, you will hear a continuous ringing sound. If it is safe to do so, please evacuate your room via the emergency exit routes posted or via the main stairwell and leave the building via the main door. Please congregate on the pavement in front of the customer car park.

We would ask all guests to familiarise themselves with the FIRE EXITS within the building.

Ground Floor:

1. Front door

2. Rear door at the rear of the large dining room

3. Door next to the gent’s cloakroom

First Floor: 

1. Through door between rooms 12 and 22 and down back stairs and through rear exit

2. Through door at end of corridor between rooms 25 & 26

3. Via the main stairs to the front door

A fire alarm test is carried out every Monday morning at 11.00 am

Smoking & Vaping – Virginia Court Hotel is a strictly non-smoking and non–vaping building.

Anyone found to be smoking in their room will be asked to leave immediately and full payment for their entire booking will be charged to their credit/debit card plus the cost of any professional cleaning required. It may sound harsh but for the benefit of all concerned, we will strictly adhere to this policy. You are welcome to smoke outside in the garden area where cigarette bins are provided.

To minimise risk of fire please do not leave mobile phones / electric devises to charge overnight or unattended in rooms. Do not place clothes over the room radiators (expect for the bathroom heated towel radiators)


Car Parking – guests may park their vehicles in our car park, spaces are not allocated but we ask you to be considerate to other drivers. The hotel does not accept responsibility for loss of, or damage to vehicles and/or their contents.

Keys –  Please always keep your keys with you. Naturally, you are free to come and go as you wish, but please consider other guests who may be sleeping when you return from a night on the Cromer tiles! Please ensure the outer door is closed after you and in the interests of security, please do not prop any door open or let anyone else into the building unless you know who they are. If they are hotel guests, they will also have a set of keys.

Extra keys are available on request however, lost keys will be charged at replacement cost.

Check out – we ask all guests to check out by 10.30am. You are welcome to leave your car in the car park, just let us know if you wish to do so.

Early departures – We understand you may need to cut short your stay, however, we do charge the full amount of your stay.

Doctor/medical emergency – if you should require the services of a Doctor or Hospital please contact 111.

Emergencies – in case of emergency please phone 999


Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements (lactose intolerance, gluten/yeast free, vegan etc) and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Join us for a selection of freshly cooked and continental breakfasts served in the Dining Room between 8:00am and 9:30am Monday – Friday and between 8:00am and 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday.


The bar – is an honesty bar and available from 3-10pm, if you would like a drink please help yourself and record your drinks on the forms available. We have a selection of wines, spirits, bottled beers and soft drinks. Where possible we have sourced local Norfolk products…. something different for you to try which you wouldn’t normally see at home!


Servicing – rooms are not routinely serviced.

Additional teas, coffees, sugars and milks are available daily from the reception area.

A light room service is available upon request with an additional fee of £15 per day.

A complimentary light service and top up (fresh towels etc) will be carried out on the 4th day of a stay of 6 nights or more.

Recycling – please keep old newspapers and plastic/glass bottles separate and we will recycle them on your day of departure.

Guest facilities

Safe Facilities – we have safe keeping facilities for guests’ valuables, cash, passports etc. Please ask about this service on check in or during breakfast.

Showers – are thermostatically controlled with an eco-water saving setting. The left-hand setting is for turning the water on and off, the first setting is eco and the second is full blast! The right-hand setting is for the temperature. Turn clockwise to increase the temperature and anti-clockwise to make it cooler!

Hairdryers – These are in your room ready for you to use.

Toiletries – we have placed a selection of luxury Spa Therapy products from Gilchrist & Soames in your bathroom, including body wash, shampoo and body lotion. We hope you find them refreshing and enjoy using these during your stay with us.

Bathroom mirrors – To turn on the lights please wave your hand underneath the bottom of the right hand side, there is a built in shaver plug also on the right hand side of the mirror and a demister built into your mirror.

Water – the water from your sink taps is perfectly fine to drink. However, if you prefer bottled water, we have large and small bottles of still and sparkling water available to purchase from the bar.

Fans – each room has a desk fan in the cupboard in case it gets too hot! If you use it, please leave it out in the room for a thorough sanitisation clean before the next guest arrives.

Sport and exercise – Cromer is great for outdoor running, cycling, walking and swimming in the sea! Local indoor gyms are available, please ask at reception. If you would like to try surfing or wakeboarding, instructors and equipment is available at the seafront.

TV – Despite the introduction of digital tv Cromer is in one of those unique spots where our television signal is not the best and where weather plays a great part in the quality of your tv picture. Both wintery days and the summer sunshine can affect the tv picture dramatically. All tv’s have Freeview channels accessible via the source button. You will notice that our booster aerial picks up Yorkshire television, this is out of our control!

Mobile phone/USB charging points – each room has at least one plug socket with extra usb charging slots for your phones/devices.

Wi-Fi internet access – is available in all public rooms and bedrooms. Please check for the strongest signal as the booster signals vary around the hotel.

Cycles – Can be stored outside, please ask for directions. These are left at your own risk.

Useful phone numbers: all numbers are 01263 unless otherwise stated.

Taxi numbers

A1 Cabs 513371 or 0800 123444

Ace Cabs 511749

Country Cars 515440 or 0800 731 78 58

Premier Cars 514614

Anytime Taxis 839003

Tourist attractions

Blickling Hall 738030

Bure Valley Railway 733858

Felbrigg Hall 837444

North Norfolk Railway 589800

Pavilion Theatre 512495

Priory Maze 822986

Cromer cinema 513311

Sandringham 01553 772675

Sheringham Park 821429

Thursford 01328 878477


Public Transport Helpline 08706 082608

National Express 08705 808080

Sanders Bus/coach services 712800

National Rail Enquiry Service 08456050600

Coast Hopper 01553 776980


Doctors (Cromer Group Practice) 513148 or 514864

Hospital (Cromer No A&E) 513571

Dentist (Cromer) 515229