Royal Norfolk Hotel

The Esplanade
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 2LH

Email: royalnorfolk@leisureplex.co.uk

Tel: 01243 826222
Fax: 01243 826325


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Bognor Regis Sea Front
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Bognor Regis Pier
Bognor Regis Park
Flowers in Park, Bognor Regis
Royal Norfolk Hotel,
Bognor Regis


  • Your Hotel
  • Hotel Facilities
  • Bedrooms
  • Your Resort
  • Hotel History
  • Located on the sea front in extensive grounds with superb Channel views
  • Cocktail bar with television
  • Split level restaurant
  • Relaxing lounge and bar lounge with small dance floor
  • Free Wifi in bedrooms and public areas
  • All 60 bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, internal telephone, hair dryer, shaver point, trouser press and TV
  • All bedrooms have bath or shower and WC
  • Central heating throughout
  • Lift serves most rooms (a few stairs to approximately half the rooms on the first and second floors)
  • Extensive parking available for up to 25 cars and 2 coaches
  • Entire hotel, including all bedrooms, is a no smoking area

    Hotel Facilities

  • Attractive split level restaurant seats 110 people
  • Cosy cocktail bar
  • Large ground floor function room with small dance floor and bar and entertainment most evenings
  • Parking for over 25 cars
  • Check in from 16:00. Check out by 11:00. Additional charges apply where earlier check in or late check out are required
  • Note for clients with mobility impairment: there are only two small steps to negotiate at the hotel entrance with a ramp available but this hotel does not have any ground floor rooms. Each of the bedroom floors is divided into two levels and it is necessary to ensure mobility impaired clients are alocated rooms on the side of the hotel which can be directly accessed from the lift.

    Dining

  • Our attractive split level restaurant can seat up to 110 people
  • Breakfast: We provide a waiter served breakfast from 08:00 to 09:30 with last orders at 09:00
  • Lunch: We offer bar snacks in the Bar at lunch time. Lunch is also available in the restaurant for pre-booked parties.
  • Dinner: We provide a waiter served table d’hote dinner from 18:30 to 20:00 with last orders at 19:15
  • Special Diets: A selection of vegetarian options is available on the dinner menu. For a more efficient service we recommend these are requested in advance of the meal. Special diets can also be catered for on request; we ask that you contact us at least seven days prior to arrival and provide a diet sheet.
  • To see our current menu, please follow this link.
  • 60 bedrooms on Ground, 1st and 2nd floors
  • 28 double rooms, 20 twin rooms, 8 single rooms, 1 room with three single beds and 3 rooms with a double and a single bed

  • There are seven rooms on the ground floor
  • Lift serves all floors but approximately half the rooms on the first and second floors are not accessible from the lift without negotiating at least one flight of stairs
  • We have 25 rooms with magnificent sea views
  • All rooms have central heating but we do not have any rooms with air conditioning
  • All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, trouser press and Freeview TV with radio channels
  • All rooms have a telephone for communication with other rooms and hotel services and receiving incoming calls (but we do not have an outbound direct dial service)
  • All bathrooms are equipped with a bath or shower and WC. Most rooms have a shower rather than a bath; if you have a strong preference for one or the other, please tell us when you make your booking because we are often fully booked and it can be difficult to change rooms on arrival
  • Cots can be provided on request in any room type except single rooms
  • Ironing facilities are available from reception
  • Smoking is prohibited in all of our bedrooms
  • We do not provide room service in normal circumstances

Bognor Regis boasts the highest recorded number of hours of sunshine than anywhere else in Britain. It has been a seaside fishing settlement (and occasionally also a base for smuggling operations) since Anglo-Saxon times. It became a fashionable resort in the reign of George III and has been frequented by royalty on numerous occasions.

Visitors to the Royal Norfolk Hotel have included the Emperor Napoleon III of France and various members of Queen Victoria's family. The resort gained the title Bognor Regis after George V stayed here to convalesce after an illness in 1929. The resort is quite flat and has an excellent promenade walk.

There is a pier and a delightful park, Hotham Park, which boasts a narrow gauge railway, putting green, crazy golf, tennis court and boating lake. On the beach between Bognor Regis and Aldwick lies the wreck of a floating pontoon - part of the Mulberry Harbour which was destined to be towed across to Normandy on D-Day June 6, 1944, but did not make it to Normandy and was washed up on the beach shortly after D-Day. It is clearly visible at low tide throughout the year. Bognor is a relatively small town but has some good shops and a theatre.

The excursion possibilities are legion with numerous stately homes and several important towns and cities, as well as some smaller seaside towns, all within easy reach. The beach is predominantly pebbly but the water is clean and the quality of the light often remarkable. Inland the scenery is quintessentially English with the splendour of the South Downs, England's newest National Park, very close at hand.

Town Centre

The town centre shops are a short walk from the hotel as is the pier and Alexandra Theatre.

Beach and Gardens

Bognor's long pebbly beach and clear waters provide safe and attractive bathing. Hotham Park recalls the developer of the resort, Sir Richard Hotham. It offers a narrow guage railway, putting green, crazy golf, tennis court and boating lake.

Activities and Attractions

Arun District Tourist Information
Tel: 01243 823140
www.sussexbythesea.com

Bognor Museum
Tel:01243 865636
The museum is situated opposite the Royal Norfolk Hotel and features numerous exhibits, including vintage camera displays, a Victorian Kitchen, various fossils and the Ron Simpson Wireless Museum.
www.bognormuseum.org

Petworth House
Tel: 01798 343929
A huge seventeenth century house set in a 'Capability' Brown parkland landscape and housing the National Trust's finest collection of pictures.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Arundel Castle & Gardens
Tel: 01903 882173
A spectacular castle reflecting the power of the Howard family, Dukes of Norfolk, who have lived here for more than 500 years. The castle provided the setting for the the 2009 film production 'The Young Victoria'.
www.arundelcastle.org

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
Tel: 01798 831370
A charming mixture of historic vehicles, industrial heritage and traditional crafts on a 36 acre site near Arundel.
www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Chichester Cathedral
Tel: 01243 782595
A spectacular gothic cathedral which has stood in the centre of Chichester for more than 900 years. The cathedral houses numerous important pieces of art, including the 'Chichester Reliefs', two 12th century carved stone panels depicting the raising of Lazarus, as well as portraits of past English monarchs.
www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Goodwood House
Tel: 01243 755055
Home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, Goodwood has the only circuit in the world dedicated to historic motor racing. It is also famous for its horse racing meeting "Glorious Goodwood"
www.goodwood.co.uk

Ann of Cleves House, Lewes
Tel: 01273 474610
This 15th century house formed part of the divorce settlement between Henry VIII and his fourth wife.
www.sussexpast.co.uk

Lewes Castle Tel: 01273 486290
Begun soon after 1066 but not completed until 300 years later, the visitor interpretation and access were dramatically improved in late 2008.
www.sussexpast.co.uk

Lewes Priory Tel: 01656 788911
Like the castle, building was begun by William de Warenne in the late 11th century and it was at one time one of the richest monasteries in England.
www.lewespriory.org.uk

Bentley Motor Museum & Wildfowl Trust Tel: 01825 840573
Set in a beautiful Sussex country estate, there is a range of historic vehicles on show in the Motor Museum. Visitors can also see a variety of wildfowl in the surrounding Nature Reserve.
www.bentley.org.uk

Events

Glyndebourne Festival
Tel: 01273 813813
Normally running from late May until late August, the Glyndebourne festival is one of the world's great opera seasons.
www.glyndebourne.com

Bognor Regis Seaside Festival
This festival, which is partly held in the grounds of the Royal Norfolk Hotel, features a host of entertainment for all ages, including vintage and classic car displays, exhibitions and open-top bus rides.

Glorious Goodwood
Taking place in late July, this is not only a great horse racing festival but also a highlight of the London social season.
www.goodwood.co.uk

Goodwood Revival Held in September, the festival attracts motor racing fans from around the world. The 'Festival of Speed' held in July is also a huge attraction for motor racing and historic vehicle fans.
www.goodwood.co.uk

International Bognor Birdman takes place in July and features a weird and wonderful array of flying machines!
www.birdman.org.uk

Hotham Park Country Fair is held over a weekend in August. Events include live music, craft stalls, horse-drawn carriage rides and beer/refreshments tent.
www.hothampark.co.uk

Arundel Festival Held for ten days at the end of August with music, arts, drama and street entertainment.
www.arundelfestival.co.uk

East Preston Village Festival takes place in June. A week of traditional summer events including antiques market, craft fair and arts and flower shows is held in a pretty Sussex village setting.
www.eastprestonvillage.co.uk

Rox Festival
A lively two day weekend rock music and arts free festival held in the grounds of the Royal Norfolk Hotel. Dates vary from year to year so check out the details on the dedicated website.
www.the-rox.org

Southdows Folk Festival is held in September. Highlights include live folk music, dance groups, ceilaghs and folk film shows. The festival also incorporates the Bognor Big Bite, which focuses on local and artisan food and drink producers primarily from Sussex.
www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk

Places of Interest

Littlehampton is a coastal gem of a town which boasts two award-winning beaches separated by the River Arun, a busy harbour and marina and stunning architecture. The 'Look & Sea' visitor centre offers exhibitions and information about the town's maritime history and there is an 80ft viewing tower which provides panoramic 360° views.
www.bn17.co.uk

Brighton is a 'city by the sea' with a wealth of attractions, including the magnificent Royal Pavilion, famous beach and pier and a superb range of shops, including the famous 'Lanes', a maze of twisting cobbled streets and intriguing alleyways which harbours an extraordinary mix of antique and jewellery shops nestling alongside contemporary and designer boutiques.
www.visitbrighton.com

Arundel is a market town rich in history, which straddles the River Arun. Its castle dominates the surrounding countryside but it is far from being the only attraction in this fascinating area.
www.arundel.org.uk

Chichester is an ancient and intriguing city which boasts a magnificent Norman cathedral, Roman Villas and Tudor Market Cross amongst its many historic attractions. The city lies just minutes away from the classic South Downs countryside, ideal for walking or cycling or exploring picturesque villages such as Medhurst and Petworth.
www.visitchichester.org

Worthing is situated between Bognor and Brighton and is famous for its bowling greens but also has many other worthwhile attractions, including museums, historical churches and attractive covered shopping centres.
www.visitworthing.co.uk

Isle of Wight Day trips to the island can be made quite easily from Bognor utilising either the car ferries from Portsmouth or Southampton or the hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde. With over half the island being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a host of attractions there is something for everyone to enjoy.
www.isleofwighttouristguide.com

Portsmouth is fast becoming one of Britain's favourite waterfront destinations and boasts an irresistable mix of history and heritage. Portsmouth's maritime connections are portrayed at the town's Historic Dockyard, which includes Nelson's 'Victory' and the remains of the 'Mary Rose' amongst many other fascinating exhibits. The town is also an excellent retail centre, with a host of high street brands trading alongside independent shops and specialist retailers.
www.visitportsmouth.co.uk

Sheffield Park and Gardens is a magnificent informal garden which was laid out by 'Capability' Brown in the 18th century and further developments were added in the 20th century. The original four lakes form the centrepiece and there are beautiful displays of seasonal flowers, rare trees and shrubs.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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