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About Norwich

Capital of Norfolk, of the expansive views and relaxed attitude, Norwich is a beautiful, easy-going city with plenty of notable architecture arranged around a charming warren of alleyways. And the best places to stay in Norwich will be well located to make the most of these.

Most of the grand buildings were built during the town’s wool boom, but there’s also an impressively well preserved Norman castle and an awe-inspiring Anglican cathedral, with a spire second only in height to Salisbury.

Norwich’s other sights include the Bridewell Museum - a 14th Century women’s prison, Blickling Hall - the old Bishop’s Palace, and an impressive Market Square surrounded by lovely little streets of half timbered houses, many now home to antique shops. And of course you’re very close to the Norfolk Broads.

Norwich has a bit of a reputation for being sleepy, but there’s a large student population, and some fantastic markets, so this is really a pretty lively place if you want it to be!

There’s plenty of choice when it comes to the best places to stay in Norwich, but our Gurus prefer the city’s smaller properties, many with wonderful views and charming interiors.

For the city centre

  • 38 St Giles is an elegant, eight room boutique B&B right in the heart of Norwich. Converted from a Georgian townhouse, this is a quiet, stylish spot, but only one of the rooms has its own bath.

For a quiet hideaway

  • The Old Rectory has been converted from a beautiful Georgian era rectory, into an eight room hotel with an outdoor pool and an acres worth of lovely garden. This is a lovely, peaceful spot with lots of nice communal space and grounds.

Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Norwich, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Or expand your search and check out all our Norfolk recommendations.

Best Hotels in Norwich

  • 38 St Giles 8 rooms from $169

    Norwich, Norfolk

    Small boutique B+B in the heart of Norwich, for great shopping and a good value, relaxed stay.

    Designer Shopping  -  In the heart of the shopping district
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Theatre Royal, Maddermarket and the Forum
    Local markets  -  Norwich market on the doorstep
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
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  • The Old Rectory, Norfolk 8 rooms from $169

    Norwich, Norfolk

    Family run eight room Georgian Rectory just outside Norwich for quiet getaway and outside pool.

    Great walks  -  Plenty of maps and routes available plus picnics to take with you!
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool only for Summer Months
    Birdwatching  -  Nature reserves nearby
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Johansens
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