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The Oaklands Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   89 Yarmouth Road, Norwich NR7 0HH, England   |  
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Ranked #28 of 50 Hotels in Norwich
Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Solo Short Break”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stayed here for one night before family weekend in North Norfolk. Room was decent size, quite basic but clean and plenty of storage space, wardrobe/draws. Bathroom could have done with revamp and shower wasn't the best.
Part of my package included 3 course carvery, with a bottle of wine, but could only have red or white, (could not have rose!)
Breakfast again was lovely, lots of choice, from fry-up, toast, fruit juices, fresh fruit, cereals etc.
All in all worth the money I paid, was on a special deal.
One thing that did disappoint me was I arrived on crutches with a wheelie suitcase, I was on 3rd floor and there's no lift and I actually had to ask for someone to carry my bag up for me, a minor thing but would have been nice if I had been asked if I needed help.

Room Tip: Just remember there's no lift.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Northumberland
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29 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stayed for two nights due to work. Room was reasonable with normal facilities. Decent restaurant with variety of options. Some staff can be rather offish, as I waited to be served for a drink at the bar, due to lack of staff or whatever there excuse because the bar-man doubled up as reception and was on the phone. I went to reception and was rather abruptly told " you will have to wait". Forgive me for thinking, if I am a paying guest, have the correct number of staff available to deliever what you are charging the general public for.....nearly forgot thought you were in the Hospitality Industry?

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Watford, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The first bedroom we were allocated had a locked bathroom that the hotel staff could not unlock and was also rather chilly! So we were allocated a room at the opposite end of the 1st floor and this was both warmer and all functioning!

It is a bit of a 'rabbit warren' with many doors and it's easy to get a bit confused heading back to the room at first!

Breakfast could have done with more staff as there were lengthy waits to be seated and served.

Toaster was very efficient and set properly for good toast quickly.

Room Tip: Good on-site parking is very useful. Some rooms face the car park and some end rooms have double as...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Spent one evening here on business and glad I only booked for the 1 night - moved to the Holiday Inns the next day.
Total disregard from the staff towards their clients, a very slow checking-in process and it was as though we didn't exist. Had problems with the key and had to go back 3 times and no real sincerity in the apology....
Rooms were okay-ish, but not the smartest - they all seemed somewhat tired and needed some TLC.
Probably best thing was the contract painter who was friendly and actually interacted with us

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The apartments are excellent, everything and more that you could possibly need

The restaurant is good with a varied menu, but it has a small bar area. Evenings can get noisy hence I stay in the apartments

Easy to get to with a small car park

Costs are reasonable

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

did you ever think it would be possible to go to a hotel where the shower was so weak it was like standing under a watering can and the loo took about 15 minutes to fill up after flushing? Neither did I until I visited the oaklands !! , but these things happen I suppose so I duly reported the problem to the receptionist who said she would have maintenance fix the problem. 12 hours later we come back from a day sightseeing only to discover the problem hadn't been fixed and the explanation was that maintenance didn't know what was wrong so they couldn't do anything about it !!!!!!!, so if you like rooms that are filthy ( there were cobwebs all over the ceiling when we got there ) and a room with no loo then this is the place for you. one other thing when we were there there was some sort of party going on and the noise was truly HORRENDOUS all night long. I truly hated the place.

Room Tip: don't use room 24 - it was the one we were in
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The carvery at the Oaklands is usually full, but not too full to get a table. Two good slices of meat, from a choice of 3 joints, or a pork steak, and in excess of 10 veg, and all for £3.79. It may not be plush, and it may not be posh, but for hungry people on a tight budget, this place is hard to beat.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 89 Yarmouth Road, Norwich NR7 0HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 50 Hotels in Norwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Oaklands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you as we invite you to join us at the Oaklands Hotel Norwich and enjoy the charm of a family owned hotel combining a contemporary country house style with a great location. Situated on the outskirts of Norwich (just over one mile from the City centre), the Oaklands Hotel provides a unique and relaxed atmosphere. Comfortable and relaxed surroundings, a variety of rooms, chilled out lounge and bar areas, beautiful grounds overlooking the Yare River Valley and ample parking all combine to offer the perfect backdrop for a relaxing break, weddings or conferences. A visit to the Oaklands Hotel is always a memorable one whether your stay is for business or pleasure, for a formal occasion or one of our fantastic breaks. A friendly welcome and attentive customer service, comfortable and uniquely decorated bedrooms and delicious food is what we offer our guests – and the reason why they return time and time again. And, you don't have to be staying the night to enjoy our charm – join us for breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch or dinner – or just take time out to chill out on our garden terrace with an ice-cold drink. Breakfast is included in our bedroom rates and we also offer guests free car parking and free internet access. We're sure you'll want to come back for more. ... more   less 
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