An Easter Break in Norwich – Where to Stay

21 February 2024

An Easter Break in Norwich and Norfolk – Where to Stay 

It might not get the recognition it deserves, but Easter is one of the best times of the year – maybe a close second-place behind Christmas… As spring settles in and the sun shines down on us a little bit more, we’re also treated to a four-day weekend, and a half-term for the kids! Not to mention all the chocolate we’ll be getting through… 

If you’re looking to treat yourself or the family to a staycation to Norwich for the break, whether that’s the four-day weekend or for the entire week, we’ve got the perfect hotels to choose from. Read on for more! 

City Breaks 

Assembly House  

This Georgian Grade-I listed building truly has everything you could want from a hotel. Located in the heart of the Norwich city centre, the Assembly House offers amazing rooms you can unwind in, with none alike in their décor. And, as spring comes round, this hotel is also a gorgeous place to admire the sunshine on those warmer mornings or afternoons. 

Each room comes with a luxurious bathroom, while some come with a garden, some come with a balcony, and some are lavishly large suites. We told you there really is variation between each room!  

For excellent food and drink, they’ve got that covered too, with a delicious, cooked breakfast included in the stay and afternoon tea available at £29.50 per adult, £18 per child aged 12 and under. The afternoon tea is always varying its creative themes, so be sure to check what’s on before your visit. Rooms available throughout Easter from £255 per night. Book here! 

Family rooms: Room 1 (suite, sleeps 6), Room 5 (sleeps 3), Room 6 (sleeps 5), Room 7 (sleeps 4), Room 10 (sleeps 4), 12 and 16 (sleeps 3).
Accessible room: Room 3 (2 people, and can be made into a twin).  

The Assembly House is a gorgeous city-centre stay this Easter!

Maids Head Hotel

For another city centre stay, the Maids Head Hotel should definitely be up for consideration! This hotel is the oldest in the UK, dating back an incredible 800 years. And, with its modern charm, you’ll have the perfect balance in your luxurious stay at this beautiful hotel.  

Rooms here are also incredibly varied, with a huge range available for all your needs. Everything you could want from the City of Stories is within walking distance too, including shops, attractions, venues, and more, making your stay even more convenient!  

To top it all off, the Maids Head’s very own restaurant, the Winepress, is doing a special Easter Sunday lunch on April 9. The two AA Rosette restaurant will be serving a sumptuous three-course meal for just £35 per person, with under-12s eating at half price. There’ll even be Easter activities and eggs for the children! Book here!

Interconnecting rooms: 2, plus 4 suites/junior suites with sofa beds (2 children), 1 Feature Room with a sofa bed, 26 Executive Rooms which can accommodate a Z bed for one child plus a travel cot.
Dog friendly rooms: 3
Accessible room: 

The rooms at The Maids Head Hotel are stunningly gorgeous.

No. 82 The Unthank 

Looking for more of an independent stay? Look no further than No. 82 The Unthank. This boutique hotel is perfectly situated in the Golden Triangle – so a short walk from the city centre – and is your home away from home, offering guests an experience like no other in the City of Stories. 

With 19 individual and self-serviced apartments, these rooms deliver a night of luxury and comfort for every guest, with immaculate attention to detail meeting your every need. There’s a variety of beds to choose from (two singles, king-size, and regular), modern kitchens and bathrooms in each room, and washing machines in select rooms! Plus, this hotel is completely dog-friendly, so everyone in the family can join your trip. 

A stay at No 82 The Unthank also comes with complimentary access to their modern fitness centre and full use of their concierge service, which is perfect for planning your days out in Norwich. Keep an eye out for their deals too, there’s always plenty on to take your experience to the next level! Rooms available throughout Easter from £105 per night. Book your stay here! 

Accessible room: 1 (The Dragon Hall room)
Dog friendly throughout 

A stay at No. 82 The Unthank is perfect for independent stays!

Gothic House  

For a unique stay and a genuine hidden gem, Gothic House is the perfect B&B to visit during your time in Norwich. This one-bedroomed Grade II-listed Regency House is located just off Magdalen Street on the edge of Cathedral Quarter, and there’s plenty to fall in love with.  

Built in the early 1800s and rumoured to have been used as a residence for a Mayor of the City, Barnabas Leman, you’ll find history ingrained in this gorgeous building, and you’ll be the only guests at any given time!  

Breakfast is included and served between 8am-9:30am (though can be served earlier or later by request), and is homemade using local produce. The double room can be converted into a twin room and includes fluffy robes, slippers, toiletries, Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.  

At a time like Easter, there’s no better way to start your day than with breakfast in Gothic House, followed by a walk down the independent shops of Magdalen Street, like Looses Emporium, before taking in the sights around the Norwich Cathedral grounds. The room throughout Easter costs from £110 per night for double occupancy, book your stay here. 

Gothic House is a wonderful stay – especially since you’ll be the only guests!

Countryside Stays 

Park Farm Hotel (20-minute drive from Norwich City Centre)  

As spring hits, spending time away from the hustle and bustle and watching nature bloom instead might just be what you’re looking for. If so, Park Farm Hotel is the place for you. This blissful retreat is set in 200 acres of incredible countryside, perfect for those sunny days.   

With a range of rooms, from standard, deluxe, family rooms, suites, and even apartments and Scandi lodges with their own outdoor areas, you’ve got plenty of choice for both friends and family getaways.   

Make your way into Norwich to shop or spend some time enjoying Easter activities, or relax with a long countryside walk around the grounds of Park Farm Hotel. The choices are endless, but all equally as good as each other. Rooms throughout Easter from £133 per night. Book here! 

Accessible Rooms: 2 

Inside one of the gorgeous Park Farm lodges.

Fielding Cottage Norfolk Holidays (20-minute drive from Norwich City Centre) 

Perfectly placed in the beautiful, rural Norfolk countryside, Fielding Cottage’s Norfolk Holiday Cottages are ideal for those looking for a bit of everything from their Easter trip. Staying here, you have easy access to Norwich, the gorgeous Broads National Park, and the many miles of beaches along the North Norfolk coast. Ideal for those spring walks with the family! 

Situated on their family farm in some of the UK’s most unspoilt and peaceful countryside, these modern, well-equipped cottages are accessible via a private driveway with a spacious private lawn. Inside, these cottages are bright, cosy, and designed to be a home. Two of the cottages sleep between two and four people, and there’s a one-bedroom apartment that can accommodate two people.  

While you’re staying here, you absolutely cannot miss a visit to the Goat Shed – their award-winning farm shop. From fresh produce to homemade goat’s cheese and goat’s milk skincare products, this is sure to be one of the best farm shops you ever visit – be sure to treat yourself to something to take home! Cottages available throughout Easter from £140 per night, book your stay on Fielding Cottage’s website! 

Fielding Cottage Norfolk Holidays

Find your home away from home at Fielding Cottage!

Go Norfolk Cottages (25-minute drive from Norwich City Centre)

Idyllic rural villages, the buzz of the city centre just 9-miles away, and the Norfolk Broads right on your doorstep – that’s what you can expect from a stay at one of the three Go Norfolk Cottages. And they’re truly beautiful, especially with a touch of that spring sun this Easter.

For those holidaying with friends or extended family, the gorgeous Cherry Tree Cottage is for you, housing up to seven adults and two children with an annex at the end of the garden to accommodate an additional two adults. The Cherry Tree Cottage is a large country cottage situated on a hill surrounded by woodlands, making it truly serene. It comes with an open-plan living area, kitchen and dining room, as well as a separate lounge for some alone time. Book your stay at the Cherry Tree Cottage here.

Or opt for Green Acres, another large cottage perfectly suited to families visiting. With four bedrooms offering flexible sleeping arrangements, beautiful countryside views, and a wonderful outdoor space which comes with two patios and a summer house to make the most of those sunny days, you’ll feel right at home with Green Acres. Find out more and book your stay at this wonderful cottage here.

Last, but by absolutely no means least, you could choose to stay in Well Cottage, a recently extended and renovated postcard cottage. Set in Seething, just five minutes away from Bergh Apton and 30 minutes away from the city centre, you’ll be surrounded by picturesque fields and meadows, filled with peaceful local walks. The cottage itself is detached, with three large bedrooms. The master bedroom comes with a Juliet balcony too, perfect for soaking in those countryside views at sunrise or sunset. If this sounds like the cottage for you, you can find more information and book your stay here!

Norfolk Mead Hotel (20-minute drive from Norwich City Centre)  

Based in beautiful Coltishall, the Norfolk Mead Hotelis an amazing hotel and spa retreat for those who need a bit of pampering this Easter. Set in a Grade-II Georgian country house with eight acres of space and the River Bure to enjoy, visitors can really get away from it all here.   

With 16 rooms to choose from, all individually decorated, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to your comfort. There’s even a range of spa treatments on offer, so you can really unwind over your stay, from massages, facials, pedicures, and so much more.  

Making its return for April, make your stay one to remember with the Norfolk Mead’s boating trips. Hire out their six-seater yacht and admire nature on a fine spring day, what sounds better than that? Rooms throughout Easter from £145 per night. Book your stay at the Norfolk Mead here! 

Cottages: 2, one three-bedroomed for up to six people, one two-bedroomed for up to four people
Summer House Suites: 3  

If you’re looking for a countryside break, look no further than the Norfolk Mead!

Spixworth Hall Cottages (20-minute drive from Norwich City Centre) 

Nothing says ‘Norfolk stay’ quite like Spixworth Hall Cottages this Easter. Across this 700-acre farm, you’ll find a selection of eight large cottages to give you a stay to remember. These cottages range from two to five bedrooms, which means they’re perfect for a relaxing break or larger trip with family and friends. Plus, three cottages are accessible, and five are dog-friendly, so everyone can enjoy this delightful residence. 

A stay here also comes with access to their games room, outdoor play area, 10km of private footpaths, tennis court, fishing lake, and swimming pool (open from Wednesday, May 1 – Monday, September 30), so you can enjoy something new every day. Rooms are available throughout Easter from £172.50 per night. Book Spixworth Hall Cottages here! 

Accessible cottages: 3 (Gaffers, The Lodge, and Stables)
Dog-friendly cottages:  

Spixworth Hall Cottages

Spixworth Hall Cottages is a wonderful countryside stay for Easter!

If this is your first visit to Norwich there’s a huge amount of things to do, places to shop and great eateries to visit along the way. Take a look at our blogs and pages for: Hidden Gems, Free & Low-cost things to do, What’s On, Spring Walks and Unique Food & Drink Experiences. Plus we have loads of listing on the site for attractions, museums and more.

Norwich is also close to the Broads National Park and miles of wonderful coastline for walks and a bit of sea air! 

Getting here.