Norwich

The Maids Head Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Reputedly the oldest hotel in Britain, the Maids Head Hotel has been open more than 800 years
  • Situated opposite the cathedral, within 10 minutes' walk of the city centre & station
  • The AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant serves 45 wines by the glass
  • Some rooms have original beams & fireplaces & one has a 4-poster bed

Map & Directions

Getting there: Take the A146 to Norwich and follow the signs for the cathedral. The train station is a 10-minute walk away. A taxi will cost about £5. Free parking is available, but you must get a permit from reception.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

While many hotels in the UK claim to be the oldest, the 4-star Maids Head Hotel in Norwich has been open for more than 800 years. Its original features span the Tudor exterior, wood panelling in the Jacobean bar, and the feature fireplaces and exposed beams in some of the rooms.

The property is ideally located opposite Norwich Cathedral and within a short stroll of the historic Lanes, shops and restaurants, and the train station. The surrounding Tombland area is known for its cobbled streets, peaceful ambiance and pretty boutiques.

The AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant serves more than 45 wines by the glass and uses British produce.

Upstairs, the bedrooms are spread haphazardly up various sets of staircases, across a number of adjoined Tudor houses. The lift only accesses some floors. There are iPads in the rooms to borrow and Wi-Fi is free. Queen Elizabeth I is thought to have stayed in the room now bearing her name -- it has an original headboard and exposed beams. Upgrade to the Ranworth Suite for a king-size 4-poster bed and a feature fireplace. Ask for a room in the historic part of the property if you want an older character. Other rooms are more modern.

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

National Rating
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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