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“Typical university guest accommodation”
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Broadview Lodge
London, UK
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48 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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“Typical university guest accommodation”
Reviewed 18 August 2011

The rooms here are much more pleasant and modern to stay in than a lot of university guest accommodation that was furnished in the 70s/80s, but unfortunately Broadview Lodge suffers the same lack of services as most B&Bs in this sector - the campus is in the middle of nowhere and most of its facilities do not open in the evening when you're likely to use them if you're staying here.

Norwich takes so long to reach from some other parts of the UK that if you have to visit UEA you are likely to stay overnight and are also likely to arrive the evening before. By this time there is nowhere to get hot food or even a cold sandwich on campus and no food is for sale at the lodge except crisps and sweets from a vending machine. If reception could provide even just heat-up sandwiches and a microwave I'm sure they could turn a profit at a hefty mark-up! The room rate does include free cooked or continental breakfast at the university canteen which (as usual) is in a separate building 5 minutes or so's walk away. Internet access isn't included in the price and the BT Openzone voucher I purchased did not work from the room I was in.

Although this isn't the fault of the accommodation management company, the campus shop was closed for staff training on the morning of my stay so it wasn't even possible to buy a newspaper without walking 20 minutes off campus to a petrol station....

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

I am a graduate of UEA so there is nothing else but my sincere hope for them to improve their service here at Broadview Lodge. It was built as a part of their income generating activities and very is convenient for university businesses but it is the only good thing about the place. There was a constant vibrating noise from somewhere so it was far from being quiet. Room was seriously hot and I had to open the window and took all my clothing off in order to tolerate overnight without a minute of sleep. I looked for a way to make a complaint but after 9PM, there is no receptionist so I could do nothing about it. Nowhere decent to eat on campus and the City Centre is long way away, so you feel you are really stuck particularly if you arrive on Sunday. Their breakfast is one of those typical university canteen food. I ate due to my nostalgia and only found out that it has not changed since 20 yrs ago (so in a way, I was not disappointed). Their asking price is far too much for what they provide and their booking website is often down: I have just tried it now and it was not working. They charge for your internet use on top of the already expensive room charge, too. Oh dear...

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Broadview Lodge
Address: Waveney Rd | University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
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Ranked #9 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Norwich
Hotel Class:5 star — Broadview Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 59
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