A stay at the Tea Factory is an experience like none other. Step into its reception, and you are where the factory's leaf drying process was carried out. The atrium is latticed with steel. On its ceiling two giant brass-capped wooden fans remind you that the bedrooms are located on floors that used to be the withering lofts.
The tea packing room is now the hotel's popular Hethersett bar. Where tea was sifted and graded is the hotel's fine Kenmare restaurant. Its modern kitchen used to be the engine room.
The withering lofts have been transformed into 57 bedrooms of cosy, carpeted comfort. Wood is a key element of the interior decor, with doors, shelves and cupboards (plenty of them) left in their natural colours.
The windows remain as they were in their original square wooden frames providing a glorious view. Each bathroom is equipped with a bathtub and shower. Bedrooms are heated and have built-in dressing tables with wrap around mirrors