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Whether you’re looking for luxury during your stay, prefer getting closer to nature by camping, or will happily settle for something lovely in between, you’re sorted when you come to Norwich for a city break.
With an abundance of city centre hotels and B&B’s, not to mention holiday cottage lets and camping/touring grounds, you’re sure to find something perfect for your purpose. Here we’ve listed some of the best accommodation in Norwich to spend the night, weekend or a whole week and more.
If you love history, the 12th-century Maids Head Hotel is a must-stay. As Britain’s oldest hotel, there’s plenty of unique and charming features to enjoy, as well as all the modern comforts you’d expect from a four-star hotel. Choose a feature room or junior suite for stunning ceiling beams or a luxurious roll-top bath. Plus, it’s located right in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, perfect for exploring the city’s beautiful architecture and historical sights. Rooms start at £126 for a classic double in summer.
Those who have a thing or two for Regency architecture will enjoy several nights stay at this lovely boutique city B&B. The Grade II-listed Gothic House dates back to the early 1800s, when it is believed to have housed the city’s Mayor. Each room has a dedicated bathroom and there’s a wonderful cooked breakfast that’s definitely worth getting up early for. Double rooms start at £110 per night.
Perfect for afternoon tea with all the trimmings, the glamorous Georgian Grade I-listed Assembly House boasts stylishly-decorated luxury bedrooms and a restaurant. The menu is in the hands of celebrated chef Richard Hughes, who also runs a cookery school on the premises. A sumptuous stay-over is certainly on the cards here.
All the above are ideally placed if you are looking for the most iconic places to go in Norwich. Some of the city’s best restaurants, the theatre, Norwich Cathedral and the famous Market are all within walking distance.
For a more peaceful stay and a lovely stroll around the grounds, stay at the Stower Grange Country House Hotel. It’s four miles from Norwich city centre, so you’ll be able to hear the birds sing morning and night. Enjoy a meal in the AA-Rosette restaurant and a bar. Book a double room from £170 per night.
Enjoy a massage and other relaxing therapies at the Norfolk Mead Hotel’s lovely spa treatment rooms. Afterwards, sit back and indulge in these luxurious surroundings, so beautifully put together by owners Anna and James. Book a double room here from £135 per night.
You don’t have to leave the waterside after a day’s sailing – not when you book a cottage on the Norfolk Broads. These pretty self-catering getaways are ideal for a quiet get-away with family and friends, some are even dog-friendly. For real luxury, the Horning residences are the place to book – especially if your trip to Norfolk consists of a large party (these houses can sleep up to seven people). A cottage for four can be booked from £395 per week. Or why not be adventurous and book a boating holiday? More details on the website.
Not far from Norwich, at a distance of five miles and a 16 mins drive, sits several characterful holiday cottages. With lovely retreats for couples and families or friends in a group of eight, all have self-catering facilities. The main Lodge (or Hall) is 500 metres from the nearest cottage and where you will find a pool, tennis court and games room. Cottages are from £288 for a couple of nights.
An accommodation provider throughout Norfolk, Kett Country Cottages have lovely offerings within an hour’s drive of Norwich. These include small abodes at the likes of Cromer, Wells-next-the-Sea and Hunstanton. So, whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend break or a week-long adventure, you’re bound to find a cottage to suit – especially since many of them contain a hot tub or are dog-friendly. And, because you’re in the countryside it’s quiet, and the walking routes are terrific. All of which points to it being the perfect place to lay your head after a Norwich day trip. Cottages are from £604 for five nights.
Fielding Cottage offers modern cottages situated on a family-run farm – a blissful rural escape in unspoilt and peaceful countryside. Plus, it’s only a 20-minute drive from Norwich – making it the perfect place to discover both city and countryside.
It may be that you prefer your visit to Norwich to be more in line with nature. If so, camping at Reedham Ferry is an ideal spot. Slap bang in the middle of the Norfolk Broads on the River Yare, Reedham Ferry offers campers a plethora of onsite activities to keep you entertained. Bring your camper van or pitch a tent – whichever way you choose to spend the night, you’ll be glad you did once you see the surrounding countryside the next morning. This spot is particularly popular with fishermen, thanks to the abundance of fish offered up by the River Yare. It’s also one of the free activities in Norwich enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Book a pitch for a 4-man tent for £32 for two nights.
Another fantastic camping option can be found at Deepdale Farm. This award-winning and eco-friendly campsite also has private rooms available too. Perfect if you’d love a rural location but you aren’t quite outdoorsy enough to get in a tent! Situated on Deepdale Farm in the pretty village of Burnham Deepdale on the North Norfolk coast, this is a fantastic base from which to explore the glorious countryside. Standard tent pitches from £17 per night.