Maids Head Hotel
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... we got caught up in heavy traffic near roadworks that took ages to get around. By then we were geting too late to have a look around Cambridge, so we headed directly for Bressinghan, arriving around 5pm.
Today we headed for the Norfolk broads, a lowland National Park near the east coast. We stopped in the village of Beccles and had a look around, then after lunch we headed out on a walk over the southern broads. We found a place where there had been a ...
... into the hotel which was located within easy walking distance of this interesting city.
This is a city with a very mixed past, from ROMAN, then the Vikings followed by the GERMAN until 1066 when William the Conqueror, defeated them and started a long period of English King, not of course without intrigue and bloodshed.
Great breakfast with Robert and Jess, thank you.
Set off with high hopes but 2 yards from their house Steve fell off fully cleated....no worries, nothing was hurt but his pride.
Another great send off at the station from Debbie and Paul, armed with jelly babies.
The journey was seamless apart from a little hiccough in a ...
... Mistral would be very helpful
Day 14 31st. Belleville to Condrieu 59 miles
Could be a long day, includes going straight through the centre of Lyon.
Day 15. 1st Sept. Condrieu to Cliousclat. 60 miles
Down the Rhone valley so flattish until a massive climb to the hotel. ...
It's almost 6 hours drive from Chorley to Overstrand, but everyone were very excited. We choose scenic route through The Snake Pass, in Peak District instead of motorways.
We arrived at the campsite about 5pm, we had pre- pitched tent so we didn't need to waste our time for making a tent. It was raining a little bit but ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Maids Head Hotel Norwich
Have stayed here on about 3 occassions,top location.1st visit was the best,new double room on cathederal side,excellent !!! On the next couple of visits I was on the roadside of the hotel,v v noisey,room was grubby and bathroom was v dated and dirty.This side of the hotel needs a big revamp,it should be done because it is not a cheap hotel !
Good location but not very clean
The location is terrific. The room was a good size and the bed was comfortable. Unfortunately the bathroom had not been cleaned properly and was most unpleasant. It was cleaned after we complained.
Breakfast was good when it eventually happened. There was a long delay in serving cooked food and no explanation was offfered
Poor quality for a 3 star hotel
The Maids head hotel norwich is in need of a complete re-fit. The first room we were shown to was of very poor standard. The carpets were dirty the net curtains were black. There was mould on the bathroom floor the toilet was dirty and we found a "pubic hair" inside the bed. The chairs were covered in stains. We were moved to another room which was better but still in need of a re-fit and decoration.
Would not stay here again
After reading some reviews on this hotel, me and my girlfriend were a bit worried to say the least! When we arrived at the hotel though we were amazed at how anyone could write a bad word about it. Our room was fantastic with a very large bathroom. The staff were friendly and as helpful as they could be. The location was brilliant, just outside the hotel is the cathedral. A short walk found plenty of restaurants and pubs. The only thing that could be seen as aproblem was that the hotel bar was very small, though it does not matter if you are planning on going out. will definatly use this hotel again.
What can i say. the hotel is old. so your not going to get all the mod cons so to speak.i stayed in suite 6 (filby) absolutely fantastic lovely room with good features, rustic wooden roof beam adds to the hotels character. we did have a few disruptions with refurb work within the hotel. the staff at the maids make it what it is no matter what is going on around them they are always friendly and very helpful, some have very good knowledge of the surrounding area (almost like they have history lessons in the hotel or something) if you like historic buildings then the maids is a good place to base yourself, almost oppersite the cathedral its in perfect location for walks and sight seeing.
well worth the visit for the experience.
Great location, very good hotel!
I am a travel agent, just returned from 2 nights on a breakfast/dinner board arrangement.
I can honestly say, this was a very good hotel. Our room was very nice and clean, food very good, (served in a lovely restaurant), and the location, just perfect for the sights of Norwich.
I could not fault anything, and if we ever return to Norwich I would definitely stay there again.
Please don't be put off by any negative reports!!!
Having just read a review of someone who was going to stay at the Maids Head and then couldn't bring himself to do it, I can empathise. The location is fab for Norwich and we stayed there over New Year so it served the purpose. However the cleanliness of the room was questionable, the bed felt like it had passed its use by date 30 years ago, and the bathroom reminded me of my student days (although it was cleaner - just!). We didn't have the chance to move but when I looked up at the ceiling and saw the wallpaper (I know!) was peeling off and yellowing, I realised I wouldn't be coming again! It was a base for the night, and the little bar was pleasant (if very little!), but I certainly didn't leave feeling happy thoughts! One thing I would say though is that the breakfast was great (although having a hangover may have influenced my thoughts on this!). It was cheap (now I understand why), but I too am surprised that Corus put their name to this hotel, and touting it as charming and one of the oldest hotels (or something like that) with comfort etc etc does not belie the fact that it needs a complete refurb!
I have stayed at The Maids Head on quite a few occasions whilst visiting the city on business. I think the hotel is FANTASTIC, the staff are warm and friendly and the food SUPERB !!!I understand that the hotel is going through a refurbishment at the moment of some of its bedrooms and public areas. It is a wonderfully situated hotel and has lots of character... not like the new modern purpose built hotels that seem to be around the rest of Norwich.I feel the comments made by the person stating the hotel is a dump was very unjustified and would hope this will not deter anyone staying there. What do they expect from a 13th century hotel ???DEFINATLEY worth a visit when in Norwich
I have just returned from a weekend visit to Norwich with my 16year old daughter. It was meant to be a special weekend and I made the booking based on information on the hotel's web site and the central location.
Nice hotel - good location
Nice, central hotel. Clean, modern, average sized rooms. Excellent value for weekend stays.