We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Central & Convenient, Nice View, Noisy Vehicles!”
Review of Central Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Central Hotel
Ranked #27 of 50 Hotels in Norwich
Wallasey, England
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Central & Convenient, Nice View, Noisy Vehicles!”
Reviewed 25 March 2009

I left the Norwich Train Station at 3.12 and arrived at the Central Hotel at 3.15! My room was in the next annexe (on Chalk Hill Road) and I had a perfect view of the river and of the very busy A147. I should have been given a room without a bathroom (i.e. use of a shared bathroom) but was given en-suite which was a great bonus (as I‘m a non smoker)! The room I have to say was a little on the small side and the bathroom was tiny, and I was given a bigger room than the one I should have been offered (it must have been a broom cupboard!).

My only problem was the shower, bloody freezing as a new thermostat had been fitted that day (19 March). I made the owners aware of the problem and they assured me on the Saturday it had been fixed, it hadn’t! They offered to give me another room but I didn’t take them up on the offer due to the hassle of moving everything.

Breakfast was served between 7am and 9am and consists of eggs, bacon, sausage, beans and tomatoes plus tea and coffee (served in flasks so as many refills as you like), orange juice and cereals, toast, jam and marmalade. A small TV was on in the breakfast room and watching Liverpool beat Aston Villa 5-0 certainly made my day, my week, my month!

The service at breakfast was excellent, I used the last of the milk on my cereal and within 2 minutes it was replaced (without asking). The dining area was immaculate and all the tables set out identically. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

In conclusion for the location it was ideally central (hence the name of the hotel) for the Cathedral, bars, restaurants, shops, riverside walk, train station and cinema. The A147 was noisy but I had no problem sleeping at night and the shower was cold but I was offered and alternative room. Not the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in but it certainly served its purpose.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Andrew-Hurley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

131 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    27
    46
    35
    14
    9
See reviews for
9
28
34
24
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (38)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
northants
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2008

This hotel was well placed for the train station.The room we were given had a nice view over the river.The hotel had an overall shabby feel about it and the duvet covers on the bed had stains on them.The one member of staff was very helpful.

  • Liked — proximity to station
  • Disliked — dirty duvet covers
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank minkysmum
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Norwich hotels
0.3 mi away
Stracey Hotel
Stracey Hotel
#13 of 50 in Norwich
4.5 of 5 bubbles 423 reviews
0.1 mi away
Premier Inn Norwich Nelson City Centre Hotel
1.0 mi away
Best Western Annesley House Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Premier Inn Norwich City Centre (Duke Street) Hotel
0.4 mi away
Maids Head Hotel
Maids Head Hotel
#4 of 50 in Norwich
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,106 reviews
1.6 mi away
Best Western Plus Oaklands Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Central Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Central Hotel

Property: Central Hotel
Address: 8-9 Riverside Road, Norwich NR1 1SQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 50 Hotels in Norwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Central Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Ebookers, Expedia, Hotels.com, Traveltool, S.L.U., Priceline, Agoda, Odigeo and Book Direct Rooms so you can book your Central Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Central Hotel Norwich, Norfolk

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing