It was as though they visited hundreds of guest houses, and took all the best parts and put them into theirs. This is not the sort of establishment you expect to find in little old Costessey. I would have given Costessey Guest House the same great review, even if it were located anywhere else, including a top tourist destination. If you're looking for old-world charm, this isn't it. But if you're looking for modern, comfortable, spacious, clean, ample parking, great breakfasts, beautiful sunroom, lovely garden, terrific hosts - that's still charming, then this is for you. We chose the guest house sight-unseen because of its location to family. It's not in the city of Norwich itself, but it's a short drive or bus into the city center. And its location is quiet and safe.