- Very Good
- 58 guest reviews
"Excellent hotel, friendly staff, clean well furnished rooms, and superb location. The cathedral is outside the main door, and shops/ market..."
"We had a lovely weekend visiting our daughter...."
"Lays claim to being the oldest hotel in Britain, but rooms are quite modern, clean and comfortable. Staff friendly and located in the centre..."
"Can't fault the hotel however was a little disappointed with our room after seeing the spectacular rooms on the website. The room was small..."
"Stayed here a few times. It is very reasonable and great location...."
About the hotel
Located opposite the famous Norman Cathedral in the heart of the city centre, with free on-site parking, The Maids Head is the perfect place to stay when visiting the historical city of Norwich. The Maids Head Hotel has been welcoming travellers to Norfolk for centuries and epitomises the very spirit of hospitality in the heart of Norwich; Located in the heartbeat of the city adjacent to the Cathedral. It is the perfect place to stay when visiting the historical city or to explore the many local attractions such as the Norfolk Broads and nearby Sandringham.
The Maids Head Hotel dates back to the 13th century. Originally owned by the early Bishops in the day of William the Conqueror, it is rumoured that Elizabeth I slept here in 1587. Norwich Airport is just 5 miles away and Norwich main line station is in walking distance. The hotel has its own resident's car park which is FREE to residents. The bedrooms are furnished in a warm welcoming contemporary style and offer modern comforts and amenities. All have en- suite bath and shower facilities, duvets, satellite TV, hair dryer and hospitality tray of teas and coffees. The character rooms are beautifully decorated and have hosted influential characters such as Queen Elizabeth I, The Black Prince and Catherine of Aragon throughout time. The newly created WinePress@Wensum offers simply prepared, delicious comforting food, paired with unstuffy service. The restaurant is unique in offering 40 wines by the glass and an opportunity to savour expensive and rare wines in affordable portions. The Jacobean oak panelled Maids Head Bar, surveilled by Norfolk famous sons and daughters including Horatio Nelson and Edith Cavell, serves a choice of real ales, beers and lagers. The Yard Bar specialises in lighter meals matched with a glass of wine and The Snug a perfect Captain's table for a special occasion. Centrally located in the old Tombland area of Norwich, The Maids Head Hotel is a great base for a walking tour of the historical city. The city skyline is highlighted by two cathedrals, a Norman castle, medieval churches, the grandeur of Victorian architecture, an Art Deco City Hall and the 21st century landmark, The Forum. Norwich is famous for having a Church for every Sunday in the year and a pub for every day of the year. Walking tours start and finish at the Cathedral next door. The hotel offers FREE parking and wifi.
Showing Saturday 6 February 2016 to Sunday 7 February 2016Change Search
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
- Family friendly
- Cots available , Interconnecting rooms available
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available , Meeting Facilities , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms , Private dining services
- Restaurant , Lounge Menu , Bar , Breakfast to go
- Massage , Beauty Salon/Manicure
- In room entertainment
- TV , Satellite TV , [Channels] News , [Channels] Movies (Free) , [Channels] Music , [Channels] Childrens
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Iron And Board In Each Room , Telephone In Each Room
- Hotel services
- 24 Hour Room Service , Laundry/Valet Service , Wake Up Call Available
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- From 14:00 hours
- Until 12:00 hours
- The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
91% would recommend it to a friend
Location! Location! Location!
Excellent hotel, friendly staff, clean well furnished rooms, and superb location.
The cathedral is outside the main door, and shops/ market are a few minutes walk away. Breakfast (£10 if ordered night before) was well-cooked, extensive and great value. Bar meals generally good, especially haddock and chips, and the friendly barman makes an excellent Old Fashioned. Car number registration didn't stop us from getting a parking ticket (but this torn up . . .) WiFi requires registration every time . . . .and no instructions on the shower gave my wife a drenching. Highly recommended (the hotel that is, not a wet wife . . .)
Great weekend city break
We had a lovely weekend visiting our daughter.