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What you need to know

Looking for a quick answer to your question? We've put together a series of Frequently Asked Questions based off your comments and feedback.

Before your stay

What are check in and check out times?
Check-in is from 3pm, but if you arrive early and want to drop off your bags, we're happy to store them at reception. When it's time for you to hit the road again, please check out by 11am.

What's the cancellation policy?
If you've booked the Best Available Flex Rate, you can cancel anytime up until 4pm the day before your arrival date – with no charge! If you cancel after this time, you'll be charged for your first night's stay. Keep in mind other rates may have different cancellation terms. But don't worry, we'll let you know what these are upfront when you make your booking.

Check out our T&Cs to view all rates and policies here.

Can we have an early check-in?
Check-in is 3pm as standard, however, we can sometimes offer early check-ins on special request, if rooms are available. Get in touch within 48 hours of your stay and we'll see if we can accommodate you. Give us a call on 01508 470 444 and press 0 for reception

Is it possible to have somewhere to change clothing before check-in?
If you have a spa appointment or want to use the leisure facilities before check-in, you'll be able to use the changing facilities. Just need a quick freshen up? You're welcome to use the Reception bathroom facilities and then store any bags with us.

Do you have interconnecting rooms?
Yes, we have several interconnecting rooms ideal for families. Just put in a request when you make your booking and we'll do our best to arrange one for you. Or, call our booking office on 0330 107 1599 if you would like to guarantee interconnecting rooms.

Is the car park secure and well lit?
Our car park is not secured, so please bring valuables into the hotel with you. The car park is well lit.

Is there somewhere we can leave our bags before we check in?
Yes, we'll happily store your baggage at reception before check-in so you can explore the local area.

Can we add something to the room before arrival for a special occasion?
If you'd like something added to your room before arrival, say a birthday cake or special flower arrangement, just let us know in advance and we're happy to help out. You'll also get an email in advance of your trip with some special extras you can book quickly and easily. Please call 01508 470 444 and press 0 for reception.

Can we have rooms close together? Of course you can.
If you're travelling as a group, let us know in advance that you'd prefer rooms near to each other so we can accommodate you. This is subject to availability, as our hotels do get very busy!

Is there car parking? (Charges applicable)
Yes, we have 500 complimentary parking spaces, including five accessible spaces for blue badge holders. Vehicle registration is required at check-in.

Is the hotel dog-friendly?
Yes, dogs are welcome, and even better, there's no charge. See our dog friendly hotels guide for more information here.

Do you have family rooms?
Yes, if the kids are coming along, you can enjoy some quality time together in one of our generously-sized family rooms. We can set you up with a cot for very young guests, a Z bed for slightly older ones.

I need to call the hotel, what's the telephone number?
Ring us on 01508 470 444 if you need anything. We're here to help!

Do you take group bookings?
Yes, we do group bookings. Whether it's hosting your colleagues for a work conference or your close circle of friends for a fun trip away, we'll gladly do what we can to make your group stay as enjoyable as possible. Give us a call on 01508 470 444 for more information.

Do you have minibars or fridges in the rooms?
Yes, our Superior King Rooms, Feature Rooms and Suites all feature complimentary minibars.


Do you have accessible rooms?
Yes, Dunston Hall has six purpose built disabled rooms. To book or get further information, please contact our call centre on 0330 107 1599.

You can find more information about the hotel's accessibility here

Are the swimming pool/spa/leisure facilities accessible?
The entrance to the health club and spa is located on the ground floor. Access can be gained by using the lift. A member of the leisure team will show you the facilities and assist with access to the swimming pool and spa.

A dedicated accessible toilet and changing area is located within the leisure club, as well as a wheel in shower room with drop down seat and grab rails.

Does the hotel have a lift?
Yes, lift access is available throughout the hotel.

Is the entrance to the hotel wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the main reception desk is located on the ground floor of the hotel in the entrance lobby. Assistance is available to help take your luggage to your room.

You can find more information about the hotel's accessibility here.

Getting here

What's the nearest train station?
The hotel is 4 miles from Norwich Station in the centre of the city. Greater Anglia trains connect Norwich to London Liverpool Street, making the hotel super convenient to reach by rail.

Can the hotel book me a taxi?
Absolutely, if you need a ride somewhere, let us know and we'll arrange for the local taxi service to pick you up.


Are kids allowed on the golf course?
Yes, children are welcome to play golf on either of our golf courses. However, our pro-shop reserve the right to restrict play depending on the age and skill of the child. An adult may be required to accompany under 16s. Full golf attire is required for any golfer wishing to play the courses.

Can I rent a buggy?
Buggies are available to hire to help you make the most of our stunning courses.

Please note that the availability of buggies is always weather dependant and persons using buggies must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driving license.

Reserve a buggy when you make your booking or contact us on 01508 473887 or

Can I book a round of golf?
Yes, of course. Please contact our pro-shop to book your tee-time on 01508 473887 or book online here.

Can I use the golf course without staying at the hotel?
Yes, of course. Book a round with our pro-shop on 01508 473887 or book online here.

Do I need to bring my own golf clubs?
Yes, every player must have their own set of golf clubs.

Dining with us

What time is breakfast served?
Breakfast is served in The Brasserie Restaurant from 6:30am – 10am Monday to Friday and 7am – 11am on weekends.

What time is dinner served?
The Brasserie Restaurant is our main restaurant, serving a traditional British menu with stunning views of the hotel gardens. The Bunkers Bar is also available for light bites throughout the day, while The Terrace Bar offers the perfect place for an evening cocktail.

Opening times for dinner at The Brasserie Restaurant are 6.30pm- 9.30pm.

Do I need to prebook breakfast?
There's no need to book a time, however, if there is a specific time you'd prefer to enjoy your breakfast, simply advise a member of our team at reception on check-in.

Do you have Halal meat?
We'll always try and accommodate any dietary requirements. Please let your server know your preferences when you join us for a meal.

Do you have sample menus?
Yes, you can see sample menus online for dinner, as well as afternoon tea. Take a look here.

Can I make a dining reservation online?
You can book dinner and Afternoon Tea online via the hotel website. We'd always recommend booking in advance to make sure we have a table at the time you'd prefer.

Book online here and we'll also send you a reminder just before your stay.

Do you offer Afternoon Tea?
Yes, of course! (We are British, after all.) We offer Traditional Afternoon Tea, Hendricks Gin & Tea, and Champagne Afternoon Tea – so pick your favourite.

Click here to find out more, or book a slot.

Do you have gluten free options in your restaurant?
Yes, we offer gluten-free meals. Our menus show options with GF = Gluten Free and GFS = Gluten Free Alternative Available. Please note our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other known allergens or intolerances may be present.

Do you have vegetarian and vegan options in your restaurant?
Yes, we offer a range of tasty Vegetarian and Vegan dishes. Our menus show options with V = Suitable for Vegetarians and Ve = Suitable for Vegans.

Can non-residents come for breakfast/lunch/dinner?
If you're not staying with us you're still welcome to join us for a meal, but we'd definitely recommend booking in advance.

Book online here or give us a call on 01508 470444 and press 0 for reception.

Do you offer room service?
No, room service is currently not available.

Spa and Leisure Facilities

Can I use the spa and gym if I’m staying in the hotel?
You're welcome to use the leisure facilities available, and can make bookings for spa treatments/packages for an additional fee. (So worth it!)

See the spa opening hours and treatments on offer here.

We invite you to enjoy our Health Club facilities free of charge during your stay, however use before your check-in or after your check-out time will be subject to available capacity.

Do you provide robes, towels and slippers in your spa?
Yes, you'll be given a complimentary fluffy robe and towel to use for the duration of your spa experience, and slippers/flip flops can be purchased from the spa team on arrival. Alternatively, you're welcome to bring along your own footwear.

What are the age restrictions for treatments?
Our treatments are suitable for people over the age of 16. We do not provide treatments for children under 16

Do you need to prebook a pool slot?
There's no need to book a pool slot, just dive in! Pool opening times are:
Monday – Friday: 6.30am – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am – 8pm

Is there a charge to use the leisure facilities?
If you're staying with us, you're welcome to use the pool and health club facilities free of charge. There is an extra charge for any spa treatments. (Worth every penny, though, if you ask us!) If you're visiting our hotel just to use our facilities, you will need to pay a one-off fee of £30 per adult or £8 per child for all day use. Unless you have a gym membership, in which case, welcome back!

Can I use the hotel's leisure facilities after check out?
Check out from the hotel is 11am and facilities can be used up until check out. If you would like to continue using facilities after 11am, please speak to our leisure club on the day to check availability, as our facilities can be very busy, especially on weekends

Can I use the spa after I check out?
Yes, you are welcome to use our spa after you check out, and treatments can be arranged for an additional fee. (So worth it!) Leisure facilities can be used until 11am on day of check out.

See the spa opening hours and treatments on offer here.

What time can I use the spa on check-in day?
Guests have access to the health club facilities from 3pm on the day of arrival until 11am on the day on the day of departure.

Are children allowed in the Leisure Facilities?
Kids under 16 years are not permitted in the gyms or poolside facilities (jacuzzi, sauna and steam room). Your child may swim during the allocated children's swim times, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I visit the spa without staying in the hotel?
Yes, you can book in for a spa day OR individual treatments. To book a spa experience, call 0330 107 1599, or book online here.

Can I book spa online?
Yes, you can book spa days, spa breaks and some individual treatments online here or you can give us a call on 0330 107 1599.

Can I become a member of the health club?
Sure you can! Simply sign up for a membership and start enjoying regular access to our health club. Join today here.

What are the spa T&Cs?
You can find all the need-to-know details about spa bookings here.

After you've checked out

Who do I speak to about lost property?
If you think you've left something behind, please get in touch with the hotel Reception for assistance on 01508 470 444 and press 0 for reception

A £50.00 pre authorisation charge is still appearing on my account – what do I need to do?
The pre-authorisation charge is just there to make sure you can cover the cost of any extras you enjoy during your stay - it's not an actual charge and will disappear from your account although this may take a few days. If you're concerned, please give us a call on 01508 470 444 and press 0 for reception

How can I get a VAT receipt?
You can ask for a VAT receipt when you check out. 

If you've already checked out, please call 01508 470 444 and press 0 for reception or email

Is there anywhere to leave my bags once I've checked out?
The hotel reception desk is happy to look after your bags before check-in or after check-out.

Can I still enjoy the spa/gym/restaurant once I've checked out?
Please feel free to stay for a bite to eat after check out. And you can enjoy the leisure facilities until 11am.

How do I make a complaint?
We're really sorry that part of your stay hasn't met your expectations. The best way to deal with any issues is to speak to the hotel team so we can try and solve the problem as quickly as possible. If you need to make a complaint after your stay, please fill in our feedback form here or email us at Don't forget to put your booking reference in the message.

Are you looking to get a quote for a more complex booking?
All our availability and prices are live, therefore any quotes made prior to booking via email are subject to change, therefore we always recommend, if your query is a little more complicated than the norm, that you give us a call on 0330 107 1559, however, if you'd prefer to email us, please click on the link at the bottom of this page and fill out our query form, and we'll get back to you shortly. 

Please note, Credit and Debit cards cannot be taken over email, so confirmed booking need to be completed via phone or online.

Unable to find an answer to your question?

Please contact our friendly team by emailing