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.

“Great B&B shame about the room”
Review of number 17

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
number 17
Ranked #14 of 80 Norwich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Stayed at Number 17 with family for a weekend visit to Norwich. Booked two double rooms and a family room. The family room was excellent and and very modern. The two rooms allocated in the main building were rooms two and three. Room Three was very nice and spacious with a modern on suite shower room with basin and toilet. Room Two was a disapointment, the room was small with a very small ensuite shower room with toilet and a tiny washbasin which was totally impractical except for hand washing. The room appeared to have been fitted out by an enthusiastic amateur and was not up to the standard of the other rooms. That being said the room was spotlessly clean and the bed was comfortable. The welcome tray was exceptionally good.

Apart from this disapointment everything else was superb, the breakfast was fantastic with a wide range of choice and the 'full english' really was a 'FULL ENGLISH' and a credit to the chef.

This B&B is ideal for touring Norwich on foot as it is centrally situated in a quiet area of the city.

Parking is no problem as there is a car park at the rear of the premises and guests at the B&B can park free with a permit provided by the hosts.

The hosts Jim and Glynis were a mine of information and extremely welcoming.

This B&B gets rave reviews from Tripadvisor subscribers and quite rightly so.

Room Tip: Avoid room Two as it is small with a tiny ensuite.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank DENNIS M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (182)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

100 - 106 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 31 July 2013

Jim and Glynis were excellent hosts. Their main accomodation was superior. The dining room was spotless and spacious. To the rear is a converted outbuilding containing very pleasant 'lodge' style accomodation. Breakfast was on a par with other good establishments. Location is ideal with the main centre on the doorstep. Immediately behind the B&B is a council car park which was ideal for parking my motorcycle overnight. It was absolutely no trouble for Glynis to forward my phone charge which I had forgotten to pack. Would most definitely stay there again and recommend it. Thanks Jim/Glnys

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank spud3568
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed for one night and enjoyed our stay. The owners were very helpful especially with a parking permit for the nearby car park. Our room was a little small but the beds were comfortable. The breakfast was excellent as was the dining area.

Room Tip: There is an annexe with rooms as well as the main building. Ask which room you're having , it ma...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank bill186383
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Been looking forward to staying at No. 17 after reading all the reviews. All expectations met. Room was off court yard. Well decorated and most comfortable beds we have had for years. Breakfast was superb . Makes such a change to stay in such an individual family run establishment. Far superior to the bland and faceless Inns and Lodges.Also very reasonably priced for its city location.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank WTLIML
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2013

My husband and I made number 17 our East Anglia base for several nights. Our accommodation was across a charming courtyard. Large bed/sitting room, large ensuite bath, and a loft with twin beds and another wardrobe. Plenty of room to stretch out, and everything was neat and clean. Breakfasts were very good (especially the coffee) although the menu did not change during our stay. Would have liked more light over the bathroom sink. Wonderful location, a quick walk to almost everywhere in the city center.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Louise C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Stayed here a few years ago on our last night in Norwich before we moved abroad. Every year when we come home in the summer we try to make a booking there but they are always full, which shows how popular it is. The location is brilliant for Norwich everything is in walking distance. Rooms are much better in real life, the website photos don't do it justice. And it isn't overly expensive either. If you stay anywhere in Norwich make it here.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank VickiHaverson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Clean - very! Spacious-very! Wifi- good. Breakfast - nice. Bit of a push to pay cash though which was a bit annoying!!! as we couldn't. Parking is public carpark and that is a bit of a pest. BUt the location is very gpood for walking round Norwich and if you don't have a car then it is ideal.

Room Tip: If you are with your family the units are great as they are very roomy.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank KatyMack
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
0.1 mi away
Maids Head Hotel
Maids Head Hotel
#2 of 50 in Norwich
1,219 reviews
1.0 mi away
Holiday Inn Norwich City
1.0 mi away
Best Western Annesley House Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
38 St Giles Boutique Bed & Breakfast
1.0 mi away
Wensum Guest House
Wensum Guest House
#16 of 80 in Norwich
254 reviews
0.5 mi away
The Assembly House
The Assembly House
#7 of 80 in Norwich
100 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to number 17? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about number 17

Address: 17 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN, England
Phone Number:
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Norwich
Price Range: £93 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — number 17 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
number 17 is positioned in the historic heart of the city, within 5 minutes walk of the main shopping area. Our contemporary styled rooms offer en-suite shower or bathrooms, LCD satellite TV's, free internet access, tea & coffee making facilities and hairdryers.Guests are offered a full service breakfast including cereal, seasonal fresh fruit, yogurt, patisserie and "full English." Whether your stay is for business or pleasure expect a warm welcome at number 17. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, Agoda and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your number 17 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:
Number 17 Hotel Norwich
Number 17 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