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Lansdowne Hotel & Conference Centre
Ranked #40 of 50 Hotels in Norwich
Briport
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151 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Not for the faint hearted.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

If you go to Norwich for a football match, then you might be happy staying here, as it is a very short walk from the gound, but other than that I can find no redeeming feature for it.
In comparison with my stay at the Holiday Inn Basingstoke a few days beforehand, we are talking chalk and cheese, where there was only £1 difference per night. But what a difference!
The room was small and pokey and the bathroom ever smaller. The shower head was not secure on its fitting and as soon as the water was turned on, it took off, spraying the whole room. The staff seemed to have not noticed this when cleaning between guests, but the black mould on the insides of the windows told its own story. The taps had no hot or cold indicator markings on them and it took over 5 minutes for one to start warming up. I know we have had the wettest winter on record, but this is taking to a new level!
The cooked breakfasts were fine, but the selection of cereals (3) and the selection of fruits (1 on the first morning, none on the second) indicated the lack of interest in the guests.
We debated as to whether the place was on the way down or on the way up, but came to no conclusion and as we are unlikley ever to stay there again, lost interest in the subject.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

If you are looking for a cheap hotel, you may wish to stay here but you do get what you pay for. The rooms are in dire need of refurbishment. The bathroom in my room had the bath panel hanging off. It was stuck on with tape but it had come undone. The soap was so small I struggled to get any lather.
There was no remote for the TV, if you want a remote you had to ask reception for one. It had very small draws for you clothes. The walls were very thin, I could hear the people next door talking. I did not find anything that I liked about this hotel.

I stayed here 2 nights with a group of golfing pals, we were booked in here by our travel agent, which was also disappointing, as they never gave us any idea how basic the hotel was.
Would I stay here again? Definitely not.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Out dated hotel, cheap and cheerful. Near the city centre (within walking distance) just used hotel to sleep in and went to the local wetherspoons for breakfast. Breakfast was £8.50 pp

Issues with the bathroom needed new bath panel and the shower head holder fixing.

But the Bed was very comfy and clean.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

A basic hotel with friendly staff and 24 hour service. The public areas are nicely decorated and the entire hotel is clean but the hotel rooms while spacious are very dated and really in need of a comprehensive refurbishment. Shower is okay.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Stayed there for 10 days. Great value for your money. Found the location perfect as only 5 min walk from Norwich railway station. Room was spaciou and comfortable. Overall average hotel with friendly staff and convenient location. would stay there again

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Lansdowne Hotel & Conference Centre

Property: Lansdowne Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: 116 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RU, England
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 — Lansdowne Hotel & Conference Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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