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“Absolutely ok”
Review of Norwich Hotel

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Norwich Hotel
Ranked #40 of 50 Hotels in Norwich
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Absolutely ok”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

I was looking for an inexpensive hotel room for one night in Norwich and booked this hotel online. Then I read the reviews on Tripadvisor and got a little worried. For no reason whatsoever, because here is what I experienced:

An old-fashioned place, but freshly wallpapered and carpeted, free parking, a smoker's room as requested (unlike the big chains who don't offer those any more), a friendly and efficient check-in and check-out, friendly and helpful staff, a clean and tidy room, a clean and tidy bathroom with clean towels, soap and shampoo, a good night's sleep in a comfortable clean bed, a trip back in time where the furnishings are concerned, but all in good state and full functional order, a functioning kettle and everything in place to fix myself a coffee in the morning - all in all a pleasant stay for a bargain price. Would book again, good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

We stayed here after watching a football match at norwich. The location was great for the stadium and the town centre. The hotel itself is very dated, the walls are that 70's Brown colour and the lift had a door and a sliding door to get in, very old fashioned. The carpet was again a 1970's red carpet with yellow flowers. The floorboards were creaky and the lino in the bathroom was hardly attached to the floor. Must say the staff were all very nice and the hotel was very clean throughout. Didnt notice the smell some others mention, the window was open though when we arrived so the room was freezing.
Over all good enough for a one might stay, no longer.

  • Stayed February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Lansdowne Hotel & Conference Centre
Norwich

ROOM 27

I stayed here on the 1st of february 2014,

It started off bad when i arrived and there was an eastern european man standing in reception in a blue tracksuit completely drunk out of his face with a carrier bag full of been who then proceeded to verbally abuse me and ask for money as i checked in. The receptionist made no effort to stop this happening. After checking in to my room which smelled of smoke and was cold because the window was wide open to try and mask this with an outside temperature of 2c. I think proceeded to have a shower and upon entering the bathroom was greeted with a broken shelf on the sink that had been Gaffa tapped back on with poor effort ( see picture). after turning on the tap it spat out water with air constantly as did the shower which was either boiling hot or freezing cold. being woken at 3am by people running around the hallways i went back to sleep only to be awoken by an almighty draught that was coming under a fire exit door that was in my room which had clearly been wedged open by housekeeping.

On leaving in the morning i stood at reception for 3 to 4 minute to dispute my stay but there was no member of staff in sight and i had to be at the airport to fly abroad, whilst there another guest was saying how awful her stay was and that the sign that read " Sorry for any disturbance during the refurbishment work" had been in the same place for 2 years ???

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

Terrible hotel(if u can call it that) blankets/decor are something out of the 70s with a very strong damp smell and stale cigarettes there was even a bag covering up the smoke alarm to stop it going of while people was smoking in the rooms . The owners are old sweet couple but cant handle what they got and cant modernise . AVOID!!!!!! DIDNT EVEN SATY 15 MINUTES luckily my company was paying and I drove two hours home after finishing work just so I could sleep!

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner only visited this hotel, as every where else was full and this place was cheap at £55, although I must say that travelodge is must better and cheaper, which I would recommend!! This hotel is situated in the red light district area of the city, causing a lot of problems. When we checked in, the staff asked both of us for I.D, and when asking why we needed to provide I.D for a hotel night, was "because we have had bad people visit the hotel before and can't be trusting". When walking around the hotel, it feels like you are trapped in the hotel, as you keep having to go through corridor and stairwell, like an episode of doctor who!! I can not stress enough, do not go there, it is better to drive back home!!

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Booked this for New Year's eve as i had work the next day

Hotel is very dated but staff are friendly, Bar is erm an odd mix of styles

Room very dated and dirty bathroom

Worst thing about this hotel were the guests that clearly werent there to sleep and argued in the corridors all night our friend complained and got a free room - it will take a lot to stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank HomerMaude
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2013

I wasn't sure what to expect after booking this hotel then reading the last review, but I came with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised. The hotel is dated as other people have said but you can quite clearly see the hotel is being decorated and has new carpets. The hotel is perfect location to everything you could need. I would also like to say how impressed I was with all the staff I encountered. Especially the young lady on reception who went out of her way to help me. All in all this is an old traditional hotel where you get more of a personal touch, and I would just like to add I did not once smell cannabis.. See any druggies or any prostitutes and if I worked at the hotel I would have the last review removed immediately . I was more than happy here and will def return.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Norwich Hotel

Property: Norwich Hotel
Address: 116 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RU, England (Formerly Lansdowne Hotel & Conference Centre)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 50 Hotels in Norwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Norwich Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Lansdowne Hotel And Conference Centre
Lansdowne Hotel Norwich
Norwich Hotel Norfolk

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