There were 6 of us, so we decided to book the two family suites (converted barns) at the back of the property. Each suite was nicely decorated and comfortable, double bed and family bathroom (with bath and separate shower) on the ground floor and a bedroom on the 1st floor that had two single beds. If these are ideally for families with young kids, I think the suites (7 and 8) could benefit with a small fridge in each.
Breakfast - You had to give the exact time you wanted to have breakfast the day before and the last breakfast is before 9:30am, I think the exact time may have something to do with the size of the dining room compared to the number of guests. Good full English is provided, cooked fresh! Also available cereals, fruit, croissants, yogurts, jams and even marmite. Breakfast was great and we did get up to have it even though we were out late. You also have tea and coffee making facilities in your room, I guess quite standard with most B&B's.
Access in the evening - I thought this worked well, you were given a key and code to get in and out of the B&B which didn't disturb any of the other guests or the owners.
If you wanted to hang around the B&B as we had suites after breakfast (we were a group of friends who hadn't seen each other for a while) as we did, that didn't quite work with the cleaning schedule, felt we needed to be out, also, we found a dirty plaster and chip (french fry) from those who were in suite 8 before us, so cleaning could be better.
The hot water ran out in room 8 on our first morning, with only three adults showering? Also, slightly annoying the owners wanted to remove a cot that was in one of the rooms in suite 7, I think that should have been moved before we moved in, again having to time things according to the cleaner and the owner it was hardly what I would call a flexible stay. The owner (I think) parks his big car outside suites 7 and 8, this took up a ton of space and so unnecessary as there is a car park behind the property. You do however get free parking for the entire duration of your stay, which is good.
The B&B has a great location to be able to get into the city quite quickly. Lots of bars and restaurants round the corner from the B&B. The closest supermarket is a tesco metro, which we used a fair amount to get ice (no fridge in the rooms)
Although we had a good stay, I won't stay here again if I visit Norwich again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- number 17 is positioned in the historic heart of the city, within 5 minutes walk of the main shopping area. Our contemporary styled rooms offer en-suite shower or bathrooms, LCD satellite TV's, free internet access, tea & coffee making facilities and hairdryers.Guests are offered a full service breakfast including cereal, seasonal fresh fruit, yogurt, patisserie and "full English." Whether your stay is for business or pleasure expect a warm welcome at number 17. ... more less
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