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Carlton Hotel, Great Yarmouth

Hotel Summary

  • Positioned on Marine Parade, opposite Wellington Pier
  • Marvellous sea views and is just a stroll away from the sandy beach and town centre
  • Perfect setting for a great traditional seaside holiday
  • Elegant Victorian hotel is centrally located at the heart of Great Yarmouth
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We have two great selections of hotels tailored to make your short break just the way you like it.

Bay Hotels - these hotels represent all that is best about Shearings - the warmth, the hospitality, the comfort, the great entertainment and all round great value.

Coast & Country - each hotel has a comfortable bar and lounge offering the perfect place to relax and unwind and our restaurants pride themselves on offering good food and a choice of wines.

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4 out of 5 stars ( from 17 customers )

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About Carlton Hotel

One of the premier hotels in Great Yarmouth, the Carlton Hotel is located in a super position on Marine Parade, opposite Wellington Pier. Our Great Yarmouth hotel’s location offers marvellous sea views and is just a stroll away from the sandy beach, the resort's shops and countless holiday attractions are just a pleasant walk away along the promenade. Boasting an air of style and grace, the Carlton Hotel is the perfect setting for a great traditional seaside holiday which combines the excitement of Great Yarmouth with sightseeing excursions to discover the peace and tranquillity of the Broads – an ideal area for boating and bird-watching enthusiasts – and Norfolk's heritage.

Car parking is only available at this hotel from Jun-Sept and spaces can be reserved at £5.00 per day. On street parking is usually available

Carlton Hotel
Marine Parade
Great Yarmouth
NR30 3JE

: 01493 855234

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Room Type Details

Bay Carlton Hotel Superior Room

Typical Superior Room at Bay Carlton Hotel

Our Superior Rooms are more spacious and tastefully refurbished, they offer luxurious beds, a 26 inch digital flat screen television. The spacious bathrooms have been refitted with shower over bath. These rooms also come with the facilities to make yourself a hot drink.

  • 26 inch digital flat screen television
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower over bath
  • Spacious rooms
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay Carlton Hotel Standard Plus Room

Just launched – our newly redesigned Standard Plus rooms make it even easier to relax in comfort and style. Features include attractive new decor, contemporary furnishings and flat-screen TV.

  • Flat screen Television
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • En-Suite
  • Hair dryer and telephone

Bay Carlton Hotel Standard Room

Typical Standard Room at Bay Carlton Hotel

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom. 

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Digital television
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from Great Yarmouth:

Places To Visit

  • Norwich
  • Norfolk
  • Somerleytown Hall
  • Sandringham Royal Estate
  • Blickling Hall
  • Lowestoft
  • Wroxham Barns
  • Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens

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30 August 2014

Well Done

Had a lovely time in Great Yarmouth (5 day holiday) at the Carlton Hotel. Hotel and staff couldn't be faulted, food was of a good standard and the location is ideal. However 8 hours on a coach with a group of narcoleptics with breathing difficulties can be wearing. Wouldn't stop us doing it again though.

David Hague


24 August 2014

Good Holiday

We have just returned from the Carlton Hotel after spending 4 nights there and it was a really good hotel in every way the staff, the choice of food & the location was all top class would not hesitate to recommend it.

Mr V Burke and I Mcewen


21 June 2014

Great Time

Just spent 5 days at the Carlton hotel. Excellent staff. Excellent food. Hotel lovely and clean. Can’t fault in any way. I would definitely recommend this hotel it’s a credit to Shearing holidays. Just to say thanks very much to Shearings and all the staff.

S Jennings


23 September 2013

Enjoyable Stay

Spent 4 nights at the Carlton Hotel. Couldn't fault it. In a good position opposite the pier. Short walk to the shops and dock. The staff very helpful, the food good.

T & S Pritchard


3 September 2013

Pleasant stay in good location

Hotel now looks good, following major refurbishment. Staff very friendly but not enough of them, they are always under pressure. The lift was playing up while we were there, engineer was called very promptly, and did what he could, but lift really needs serious over haul as very ancient Have stayed before and can say food overall is much improved now, good location on sea front, small train runs along front to main shopping area, plenty of places to visit nearby if self drive as we were


Stoke on Trent

31 August 2013

Good overall

We stayed at the Carlton for 6 nights, found the hotel very clean ,staff helpful ,food very good and plentiful down side entertainment room down stairs l. and if you smoke it also down some stairs outside in a very small space, but we would go back again

Sue and Jean Tudor


19 July 2013

Smashing Time

We have just returned from great Yarmouth at the Carlton hotel, we had 5 days, 4 nights. The room was very clean and comfortable, the food was very good and they gave you generous servings, all staff were very attentive and very friendly. The only downside I would say was that the entertainment lounge was downstairs, and if you are not very mobile like my mother was, then you would miss out. In all we would DEFINITELY recommend the Bay Carlton Hotel.  

Steven Aldred

Widnes, Cheshire

9 February 2013

After having many Shearings breaks the Carlton Hotel is the best yet, Warm 24 hours a day, spotless clean, rooms cleaned with fresh towels etc every day, best food ever with good sized proportions, cod was amazingly fresh and all food was cooked to perfection, the most relaxing hotel without doubt, bar staff very friendly and with four free drinks, top brands at that! Every day was a very good gesture on behalf of Shearings and finally a mention for our driver Derek, he couldn’t have done more!

Stephanie Price

Telford, Shropshire

18 September 2012

Lovely time

We have just returned from a great weekend at the Carlton Hotel Great Yarmouth, We spent 2 nights in this hotel for our honeymoon and we decided to return there this year for our 20th wedding anniversary. The room was lovely and the staff were great and made our stay and weekend to remember.

Irene Booth


10 September 2012

Enjoyable break

I have just returned from a five day break at the Carlton Hotel, Great Yarmouth. My single room was lovely, a good size and very clean. It had a very generous sized bathroom. I had paid extra for a sea view which was worth it! The staff were friendly and helpful. The food choices were very good and the service excellent. The hotel is located in a great location and I enjoyed the trips out. All in all excellent value for money.

Karen Amies


19 July 2012

Staff Fantastic!

My 5th visit and the staff are just fantastic, nothing too much trouble. But hotel tired and in dire need of a total refurbishment. Food standard has dropped since last visited, not sure if food budget has been cut. Smoking arrangements appalling and very dangerous, smoker's expected to navigate down steep metal steps into a filthy basement yard about 4ft x 3ft full of rubbish and walls green with damp!

Reg Tipple

Dagenham, Essex

31 January 2012

I Will Be Back

Just returned from our third Shearing Holiday at the Carlton Hotel Great Yarmouth. My wife and I were very impressed with all the facilities. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Good entertainment, great location and excellent food. I would like to give a special thanks to Mike for his great knowledge of the area, and being a great driver, as we’ve found all the Shearing drivers to be. Looking forward to my next Shearing Holiday. Thanks Again.


Stoke on Trent

29 January 2012


We have just come back from the Carlton. As far as hotels go we found it ok but as someone else says they could do with more staff in the dining room. Our room was very good and the meals were enjoyable. The evening entertainment was ok but the rules on free drinking were rather restrictive. The staff though could not be faulted. They were brilliant. I was concerned though that I saw no disabled facilities and the smoking arrangements were horrible. I am sorry to say we won't be returning.


Newcastle Upon Tyne

26 November 2011

Enjoyable stay at the Carlton

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Carlton Hotel through National Holidays it was a five day break. The entertainment was excellent. The food was good the only drawback was the waitresses were run off their feet. Personally I felt there should have been more staff for the amount tables they had to serve. But apart from that the staff were friendly and very helpful. The bedrooms were clean and quite comfortable. The rest of the public areas of the hotel were very comfortable.

Christine Finnigan

Ramsbottom, Lancashire

15 October 2011

Good value for money

We have just had a week at the Carlton Hotel. The hotel was very good food good our waitress Olga was very good always a smile for everyone. The entertainment on all nights was good. Room clean and comfortable but a little small for a double. Enjoyed our stay very much would come again.

Gail & Kevin Champkins


8 August 2011

An excellent stay at The Carlton

This is our 5th visit and it was wonderful. The room was clean and very comfortable. The food was excellent and so were the staff. Thank you for another lovely stay, we have already booked for September. We would like to thank Mike and Penny at reception and Tony and Paul behind the bar and last but not least Rui our waiter. See you all in September.

Maureen Addley

South East

8 August 2011

Just Great

Have been back from the Carlton Hotel for 2 weeks and we enjoyed it so much we are going back again next week!! A lovely, warm and welcoming hotel, excellent location, great staff, superb food, absolutely nothing about the whole experience not to like, will definitely return again and again. Have been to many of Shearings Hotels since retiring but this has got to be the very best. Superb!!

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