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Central Hotel

8-9 Riverside Road, Norwich NR1 1SQ England
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#26 of 49 hotels in Norwich
Only a 2-minute walk from Norwich Train Station, Central Hotel offers B&B accommodation ideal for those looking for both short and long stays. Our Central location offers you a perfect base to explore Norwich and guarantees easy and quick access to our many local attractions. There are a variety of activities to enjoy in the local area including dining, shopping and of course relaxing walks along the Wensum River, so whether you are staying on business or planning a short break we aim to make your stay with us peaceful and unforgettable. We are a ‘little gem’ within the center of our fine city of Norwich. What better way to start your day than with our delicious Full English breakfast, cooked using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. We also provide continental breakfast with a selection of jams, cereals and fruity yoghurts. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options are also available. Our friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you!
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Alice wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom31 contributions35 helpful votes
I stayed here on New Years Day for the football game at Carrow Road. The B&B is a great choice if you’re looking for a no-frills, centrally located room for the night! The staff were extremely friendly and serve a great cooked breakfast in the morning. Would certainly stay here again next time I am in Norfolk.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Jessica W wrote a review Dec 2019
Norwich, United Kingdom88 contributions111 helpful votes
Great little hotel in an exceptional location and fantastic value for money. Was given a very friendly welcome and keys to an economy room in the annexe, another building a couple of hundred yards away. Room was small but functional,with basic facilities. Would definitely stay again if in central Norwich for the night. Perfect if visiting by train too, as extremely close to the station.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kevin H wrote a review Nov 2019
Zurich, Switzerland1,009 contributions308 helpful votes
We were in town for a party and were recommended this b&b due to its proximity to the town centre. The staff were friendly enough and were very willing to help. Unfortunately, our room was facing the main road which was noisier than we had expected which did mean neither of us enjoyed a good night's rest. Our room was a little tired around the edges. We paid extra for breakfast which was good value at £5. Car parking is in the road outside and you will need to borrow a permit from the hotel...we did see traffic wardens meticulously checking the cars.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Norfolk888 wrote a review Nov 2019
Banbury, United Kingdom17 contributions5 helpful votes
Location is ideal if arriving by train. A couple of minutes from the station and walking distance to town. I was put in a tiny room in the annex...which is fine but would not say it made for particularly good value for money. Room seemed clean enough and the staff I spoke to were friendly. This place is also great if you like to be kept awake by every single creak, bang, knock, moan, groan and voice from within the building throughout the night and the constant traffic noise from the main road outside. Both are non-stop (assuming my two night stay represents the normal). Would I stay again? Tough one. I have stayed in worse places. If there was nowhere else available at a reasonable price I probable would, but I would bring earplugs.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Richard P wrote a review Oct 2019
21 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I booked this hotel for a weekend visit to Norwich to visit my son at the uni. The on line reviews looked ok, the canal-side image looked pleasant and it would be a change from the standard Travelodge or Premier Inn. Unfortunately we're confident it's the worst hotel we've ever stayed in. The hotel is indeed located close to the canal, however it's close to a busy road junction joining town and adjacent train station traffic, and the traffic is busy past hotel all night. Upon arrival we were directed to "The Annexe" in the next street. We only saw this room so can only assume it's representative of the hotel as a whole. The room was accessed from the street through a very shabby "front door" reminiscent of student digs. We were greeted with peeling wallpaper, stained ceilings, marked walls, mouldy bathroom - within 5 minutes we were sat on the bed googling for somewhere else to stay, but Norwich was fully booked. We had no choice but stay, to find that there is a central heating boiler hidden behind a door off the bedroom that switches on and off every 5 minutes all night, and the ceiling creaks badly with every movement of the occupants of the room above. Very little sleep was had and we left promptly in the morning. In summary, avoid at all cost and spend a few extra pounds to stay at a Travelodge or Premier Inn, where at least you know what you're going to get.
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Date of stay: October 2019
US$79 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Central Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Central Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Clued Up! Escape Rooms (0.3 km), Norwich Train Station Building (0.2 km), and Odeon Cinema (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Central Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include laundry service, internet access, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Central Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Central Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Central Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gem of Norwich, Rooftop Gardens, and Bella Italia - Norwich Riverside.
Is Central Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Norwich.
Are there any historical sites close to Central Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cryptic Escape (0.6 km), History Mystery (0.7 km), and Norwich Cathedral (0.5 km).
Does Central Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.