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“An absolute gem” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   King's Head Yard | Magdalen Street, Norwich NR3 1JE, England   |  
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Ranked #10 of 79 Norwich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“An absolute gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I came here for a business trip as it is very close to where I was working. Aside from the very convenient location, what I really loved about this place was how evident the amount of time and love that has been spent on turning the rooms into veritable treasure troves of stunning Regency design was. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here, and was made to feel very welcome by Clive (who does a mean salmon and scrambled eggs - an absolute treat!) - I regret I am unlikely to come back any time soon myself, but have ensured all my colleagues are aware of this place so they can enjoy it for themselves the next time they have an overnight trip to Norwich.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have returned this week from another very enjoyable stay (our fourth) at Gothic House.Clive,as before,was the perfect host and offered us a twin bedded room as the double was being decorated.This was equally comfortable,beautifully appointed and we both enjoyed two perfect nights sleep.Breakfast each morning was high quality (orange juice from freshly squeezed oranges,not from a bottle!!) with locally sourced items.Clive was engaging as ever and we enjoyed chatting over coffee about his and our travel experiences.
Although we are quite local to Norwich,Gothic House gives us good reason to visit and stay over in the city.We will definitely be returning again and thoroughly recommend this B&B "gem" to visitors.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

From the moment you arrive its obvious how much effort Clive has made to make to make your stay enjoyable, relaxing and interesting. The house itself is perfectly located to explore the centre of Norwich City centre and Clive local knowledge will help any interested traveller to locate the parts they wish. I'm not going to waffle on as the other reviewers have basically said it all already but let me please emplore you to stay here instead of the boring business hotels as you'll never regret it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed with Clive for two nights at the end of a months travel. What a treat to relax in such a comfortable environment before the long flight home. Beautifully furnished and equipped rooms (seriously how many places do you stay with a trouser press?), lots to look at and a delicious breakfast each morning.The location was perfect for restaurants and expolring central Norwich by foot. We really enjoyed our stay and left refreshed and relaxed. Thank you Clive - we will be back next time we are in Norwich.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of nights at Gothic House last week and, like many reviewers, wish I could have extended my visit. Gothic House is a house with character and an interesting past (Clive, the owner, will tell you about if you ask) and excellent modern day facilities. Clive has created an elegant, comfortably furnished home and makes his guests feel very welcome. He is so friendly and helpful and clearly wants his guests to enjoy their stay. From the decanter of extremely nice sherry and fresh fruit in the bedroom to the perfectly cooked and beautifully presented breakfasts, Clive's thoughtfulness is evident. It was such a pleasure to have freshly squeezed orange juice - little things mean a lot! It's all about quality, comfort and style at Gothic House - and that includes the handsome, glossy-coated Khmer! Wonderful - I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Gothic House and it was a revelation. Quietly and securely placed behind a "real ale" pub, clean, stylish, great mattress and beautiful bedlinen, tea coffee etc., even a cafetiere!

The bathroom is separate, dressing gowns provided, good toiletries, thoughtful touches like cotton wool balls.

Breakfast was very well cooked, to order, and served in the elegant dining room. Lots to choose from, and all delicious.

Clive has a wealth of local knowledge, and suggested lovely places to visit. Nothing was too much trouble, it was more like visiting very good friends!

Was there anything that meant our stay was not perfect? Well only that we had booked three nights and we would have loved to stay longer. Wonderful place with a thoughtful caring owner, we can't wait to go back and would recommend Gothic House absolutely!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My daughter and I stayed here for two nights, having booked after reading some positive TripAdvisor reviews. We could not have been more pleased. The B&B itself is tucked away behind Magdelen Street, and there is no noise from the road. Our room was the top floor twin, which was tastefully furnished, comfortable, immaculate and spacious. In addition, we had windows on two sides of the room, which meant that the room benefits from a cross-breeze (which was important to us). The entire B&B is elegance itself, and Clive is a very personable and accommodating host. Scrumptious and ample breakfasts are taken in the stunning dining room on the ground floor. When we visit Norwich again, we hope to stay here, and I would recommend it wholeheartedly. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Gothic House

Address: King's Head Yard | Magdalen Street, Norwich NR3 1JE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Norwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Gothic House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gothic House is an elegant Regency town house located in a quiet leafy courtyard in the heart of the historic part of Norwich. It is close to the cathedral, transport links and the shopping areas. The house has been extensively refurbished and redecorated in a highly individual style yet sympathetic to its Regency origins. There are two spacious guest rooms: one double with a king-sized bed and a twin with 2 four-foot beds. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Gothic House Hotel Norwich

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