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Premier Inn Norwich Nelson City Centre Hotel
Ranked #4 of 50 Hotels in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Easy access”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Most Premier Inns in cities are both difficult to get to, especially with one-way systems and can be difficult to park near. The Norwich Nelson is neither of these: our satnav took us straight to the door and we were amazed to find an enormous carpark (exclusively for premier inn guests) at the rear. We had no trouble parking at any time of day. The Nelson is right on the riverbank, with its own riverside walk and garden. The restaurant opens onto a riverside patio in nice weather.
Staff are welcoming, helpful and friendly and we had no trouble exchanging our ground floor room for an upstairs one with a river view.
The restaurant is a Table-Table, with a good selection of food available and the inn operates a meal-deal with reduced prices if you pre-order dinner and breakfast together.
We are fresh-air fiends, so had our window open at night. The city noise was noticeable, but not so loud that we were kept awake. Most noise was traffic, there was no loud pub/club noise, nor shouting/singing etc.
The hotel was extremely clean and well maintained, as was the car park and grounds.
Overall, we were impressed with the Norwich Nelson and would stay again.
We paid £29.00 (for two people) for a one-night stay, booking in advance online.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The hotel was very convenient for the station. The staff were helpful and friendly. The hotel was clean and efficient. I would certainly stay there again. Norwich cathedral is nearby and there are regular buses into the main city centre..

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Wisbech, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

lovely clean room nice balcony , near to everything. free parking was great. All facilities wonderful and all of the staff were very helpful and polite and friendly. Would reccomend. Room was looking out to river and had a balcony wich was a nice surprise as we had not requested this . beds were lovely and clean and comfortable. my children enjoyed the stay and slept very well we didnt find it too noisy atall. within in walking distance from most places and there is some lovely places to eat and visit in the area.

Room Tip: room with balcony and nice view is great looks out to river.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This was our first stay with Premier Inns, and we only stayed one night, but we were very impressed with the location, welcome, cleanliness and efficiency of the hotel. We got a very good room deal, and would recommend the Nelson Norwich to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

A very big hotel, but clean, well run with a good house keeping staff. The breakfast was great, plenty for all. A great location close to town and opposite the Train Station.

A great base to explore Norfolk.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We stayed at this Premier Inn to attend a family wedding which also happened to be on the same weekend as the last Norwich City football match & a festival was also going on - so hotels were hard to come by. I would say that these things made the cost of the premier inn more than normal - but that being said it was a great location (very close to train station & easy walk into town. We parked our car on the Friday and didn't move it until we left on the Sunday. They provided a travel cot for my little baby and the staff were making such a fuss over him, it was lovely.

The breakfast here was not great - I am vegetarian and there weren't many choices for me. I asked for some veggie sausages which came out looking a bit worse for wear (assuming just whacked in the microwave from frozen). But I know you can't expect too much from a premier inn breakfast buffet - however at £8 a head (or something like that) I'd go to a cafe or somewhere in town.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is a typical Premier, clean and comfortable with good staff and a very good breakfast. It is situated right by the river in Norwich. The only downside is that it is in an area with quite a few night clubs and it did get rather noisy on the Saturday night.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Premier Inn Norwich Nelson City Centre Hotel
Address: Prince of Wales Road, Norwich NR1 1DX, England (Formerly Swallow Hotel Nelson)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Norwich
#4 Best Value Hotel in Norwich
#6 Romantic Hotel in Norwich
#10 Business Hotel in Norwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Norwich Nelson City Centre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 185
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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