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“Great location for exploring Norwich!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wensum Guest House
Ranked #16 of 86 Norwich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great location for exploring Norwich!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

This B&B really is in a great location, it took us roughly 15 mins to walk into town and as we were in Norwich for a stag do, it was good to find a few pubs on the way too! (even the Reindeer) The rooms are clean and well decorated and the staff were really helpful with our needs, they even offered us a z bed in one of the rooms for an extra tenner! The breakfast was ok, however I didn't particularly enjoy the sausage as it looked/tasted like it had been flash fried on one side only (maybe that's just my specific taste though as some people don't mind that) but the rest of it was really good. They also have a decent size FREE car park, which is a bonus and they have free Wi-Fi too, so no nasty mobile data bills!

When I return to Norwich, I will certainly consider staying at this hotel again!

Thanks for an enjoyable stay.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andy E
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Andover
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108 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Located within 15 minutes of the centre of Norwich and with it's own car park, the Wensum Guest House is a very comfortable, clean and reasonably priced option for a short stay. We visited for one night over the Easter weekend. We had a double room with TV and sink. The bathroom was shared but I understand en-suite rooms are available. There is free Wi-Fi, although we didn't use it. On arrival, we had to ring a few times to get some attention at the front door. The welcome was friendly enough and we received help with our bags. We had a comfortable undisturbed night. Breakfast was buffet fruit/cereals, fruit juice and coffee. Tea and cooked breakfast was to order and was well cooked. Checkout was straightforward. There are set times for checkin/checkout and for breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yahoops
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Cork
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

My husband and I stayed at Wensum Guest House on two occasions and on each occasion we were very pleased. There was a warm welcome and it is just a 20-25 minute walk to the city centre. It is spotlessly clean and the breakfast is excellent. Tea and coffee facilities,are provided in the rooms and also Hot Chocolate which was very welcome because the weather was very very cold but the house was always lovely and warm.
We will certainly be back to stay here whenever we visit the beautiful city of Norwich.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MelmicCork
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

I have just spent a Saturday night with my wife at this guest house and we were both extremely impressed. The accommodation is spotlessly clean and modern, the staff extremely friendly and helpful and the full English breakfast was very tasty. It is within easy walking distance of the city centre (and the excellent Fat Cat pub!) and there is plenty of car parking. We will certainly be back next time we visit Norwich!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John O
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Friendly greeting on arrival,comfortable bed,good hot shower,very clean,well maintained and excellent cooked breakfast.Very good value for money.I will be staying again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DavidGoodger
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

Stayed at the Wensum Guest House as in Norwich for a friends wedding reception.

Room was spotless and bad very comfortable. Lovely shower.

Breakfast was perfect, had a full English. There was also lots of cereal, juice, coffee etc.

Read a review above moaning about road noise. Can't understand this, the building is set-back from the road and double glazed. We slept with the window slightly open with no issues at all!

I stay in lots of the various 'chain' hotels around the country with work and I genieunly think this is one of the best value hotels I have stayed in.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mattjjj
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Oxford
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

The Wensum Guest House is a good quality and value for money establishment.The welcome was excellent from the manager Michael who dealt with all my questions etc.The room was comfortable well appointed and provided everything you need for an overnight stay.Breakfast was good very well organised with friendly staff The Wensum is fifteen minutes walk into the centre of Norwich I would definitely stay here again as they have it right.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hernes
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Property: Wensum Guest House
Address: 225 Dereham Road, Norwich NR2 3TF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Norwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wensum Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a friendly Bed and Breakfast, well located for all the attractions in Norwich. All our rooms are spacious and brand new with comfortable beds. We have 13 en-suite rooms and 8 rooms available on the ground floor. We have a large secure car park, and we're on a good bus route into the city centre and railway station. ... more   less 
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