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The Best Western George Hotel is one of the most picturesque and convenient places to the stay in Norwich. This charming Victorian townhouse is just a 10-minute walk away from the city centre and many of it's brilliant attractions, including Norwich Castle.

The castle has been used as a prison in years gone by, but has now been converted into a museum and art gallery, and is most certainly worth a look around. Other unmissable sites within walking distance include Norwich Cathedral and The Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. The library gives a great insight into Norwichs rich literary history and has been voted the most popular library in England for six years running.

If you are instead in the mood for a scenic stroll or some fresh sea air, the hotel is only a short distance away from the Norfolk Broads National Park and North Norfolk coast. The North Norfolk coast is a haven for wildlife and world famous for its birdwatching; so dont forget your binoculars!

The Best Western George Hotel welcomes you with warm Norfolk hospitality and fine food, as the Arlington Grill & Brasserie has become a favourite meal-time spot amongst guests. Additionally, if you're looking for a pet friendly hotel in Norwich then the Best Western George Hotel is the perfect choice, as this warm welcome is extended to furry friends. Dogs may stay for only a small fee, so man's best friend can enjoy all the city has to offer by your side.

No matter the reason for visiting, The Best Western George Hotel proves a delightful, dog friendly hotel in Norwich, placing you in a peaceful spot just outside the heart of this bustling city.

We are very pleased to announce that a full refurbishment of the establishment is now underway.
All bedrooms, bathrooms and front of house areas are being completely updated and represented.
We will do our very best to avoid disruption to our residents during this period, and hope all will enjoy the huge improvement being made.
We will keep you updated on our progress.........

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Arlington Lane
Newmarket Road

For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6136*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted £10 per night, specific rooms only.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

Whether you are staying at the Best Western George Hotel or just passing by and feeling peckish, the hotel restaurant is one of the finest places to eat in Norwich - and should not be missed! Head Chef Paul Branford has been delighting the taste buds of guests for 12 years, as he and his expert team are famed for their delectable steak and chicken dishes, flavoursome vegetarian options and homemade chocolate and raspberry desserts. Alongside the restaurant is a comfortable lounge area and bar so you can wind-down after a filling meal or busy day.

Chef Paul Branford

Restaurant at George Hotel Norwich

Arlington Grill & Brasserie

The Arlington Brasserie serves everything from hearty breakfasts, to light lunches and dinnertime classics; with an open kitchen allowing guests to witness the skilful preparation of their meals. Local produce is always used as Brancaster mussels, delicious Cromer crab, and Norfolk asparagus can be found on the menu of this favourite Norwich restaurant.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary
Bar area at George Hotel Norwich

Arlington Bar

The Arlington bar provides a home away from home. Guests are met by friendly hotel staff, comfortable seating and a real log fire; making this Norwich bar the perfect spot for a relaxing evening drink. The bar offers an impressive selection of wines, lagers and spirits, as well as soft drinks, teas and speciality coffees, meaning you will have no trouble finding something that strikes your fancy.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Eaton Golf Club

Fancying a spot of golf? The Best Western George Hotel has two neighbouring courses that are perfect for anyone wishing to practice their swing.

The Eaton Club is only a mile away from The Best Western. The beautiful course is heavily lined with trees, demanding accurate and intelligent shots that will challenge even the best golfers. The course has 18 holes and a par of 70.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6118 Yards
No handicap required


1 miles away in Newmarket Road, Norwich, NR4 6SF


Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £60.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes

Costessey Park Golf Club

Costessey Park is situated around five miles away from the Best Western Hotel and made up of over 100 acres of scenic grassland. The course has a reputation as one of the best and most entertaining courses in Norfolk; including 18 holes and a par of 70.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5881 Yards
No handicap required


5.5 miles away in Old Costessey, Norwich, NR8 5AL


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £22.50
Trolley hire £3.00
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition £20.00


The Best Western provides one of the most picturesque wedding venues in Norwich, with a dedicated team of staff that will do everything they can to ensure your day is simply perfect.

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Wedding service and reception venue

This wedding reception venue in Norwich includes traditional and stunning rooms, and attentive staff that can assist with everything from decorations to fabulous food as you plan your big day. You will be provided with as much freedom or support as you desire, as you are welcomed to invite any DJ or Live band to the event. Your guests can be assured of a comfortable nights stay when booking one of our en-suite bedrooms, so after a night of dancing they'll be taking their heels off and bowties off in no time at all.


If you desire The Best Western to cater your special day, superb quality food for all your guests is promised. The catering team offers three varied (yet equally delicious) three-course menus. Additionally, an evening buffet selection is available for those more informal affairs. Three celebratory drinks packages are also available, including arrival drinks, breakfast drinks and toast drinks for guests. The Best Western wants to relieve as much stress as possible for you, assuring you that the congratulatory drinks will be flowing.

Honeymoon Suite

The honeymoon suite is a must have to end your special day in luxurious comfort, as wooden beams and a Jacuzzi bath create the most romantic of settings. If you opt for the full wedding package - including a wedding breakfast, disco and an evening buffet - the bridal suite is complimentary, so make sure you dont miss out.


Registry office:

For any enquiries please call Jane Seager on 01603 617841

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type NR2 2DA

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Nearest motorway: A11, J, 1.00 miles
Nearest train station: Norwich, 2.00 miles
Nearest airport: Norwich, 5.00 miles
Free parking on site (35 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Arlington Lane
Newmarket Road

What's nearby?

Cities & Attractions

  • Norwich Castle (1 miles)

  • Norwich Cathedral (1 miles)

  • Norfolk Broads (8 miles)

  • Roman Catholic Cathedral (1 miles)

  • Chapelfield Shopping Centre (1 miles)


  • Norwich Chapelfields (1.3 miles)

  • Castle Mall (1.2 miles)

  • Norwich Lanes (1.2 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Large meeting room at George Hotel Norwich

The Best Western George Hotel is an ideal business venue in Norwich for conferences and meetings. The hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the city centre and has excellent facilities catering to both larger conferences and smaller group meetings. Free car parking and Wi-Fi, and a good selection of menus and beverages are also provided to ensure guests are kept happy and motivated. Day delegate packages are available, including room hire, stationary, drinks and refreshments, and a delicious two course hot & cold buffet lunch. Additional equipment, including an LCD projector, whiteboards and secretarial services can also be provided.

Newmarket Suite
The Newmarket suite is the biggest meeting room, comfortably seating 80 delegates. The room is spacious and air conditioned, ensuring a positive working space is created.

Ascot suite
The Ascot suite is a smaller meeting room, setting a maximum of 12 delegates. The room is perfect for more intimate meetings or presentations and can be used as a breakout room for larger events. The room is also air-conditioned.

Available room set ups

U shape

Newmarket Suite

The Best Western George Hotel offers very competitive Day delegate and 24 hour delegate rates, as well as individual pricing for specific requirements and budgets. So your bottom line will look as good as our Newmarket suite.

Ascot Suite

The Ascot room is a small meeting room which can accommodate up to 10 guests boardroom style and is often used as a breakout room for the larger events

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Newmarket Suite 80 40 32 32 80
Ascot Suite 0 0 12 12 12
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 480 traveller reviews
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New Years Eve

04/01/2018 _jwl1945, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I was in working Norwich on New Years Eve. The George provided the perfect place to stay, not noisy and I was able to sleep. The staff were very good and the food was excellent. The hotel has had some... more

Owner Response
186342Jules, Manager at Best Western George Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are now in the process of refurbishing the reception, corridors and downstairs areas so further improvements are in full swing. We hope you can come back and see us again soon.

great xmas

03/01/2018 mikedwix, Manningtree, United Kingdom

booked hotel with my inlaws had a great time food excellent, staff very good, pet-friendly after meals went in the bar with the dog welcomed no problem.had a good time Christmas dinner was fantastic. ... more

Owner Response
186342Jules, Manager at Best Western George Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you very much for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay over Christmas and hope we can welcome you back in the near future.

Mr Labrum

02/01/2018 Rich L,

I was in the George hotel over the Christmas and New year period, I have travelled quite a lot in my years and I was extremely impressed with my stay, The staff are excellent and can’t do enough for y... more

Owner Response
186342Jules, Manager at Best Western George Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Mr Labrum, Thank you so much for your great review. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Norwich.

Great place to stay!

27/12/2017 tigertomuk, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

We stayed here over Xmas with two young children. We stayed in the Garden Suite which was perfect for us. It had a small bunk bed room downstairs and a double room upstairs, a little area hidden away ... more


To be avoided

24/12/2017 Charlotte M, Twickenham, United Kingdom

Very shabby, heating in room didn't work, mattress old and lumpy with springs sticking up. Dreadful breakfast. Bar was cold and uninviting. I make a point of choosing Best Western hotels usually becau... more

Owner Response
186342Jules, Manager at Best Western George Hotel, responded to this review
We are very saddened to receive what we believe to be a totally inaccurate and unfair review of our hotel. We fully understand everyone has their own opinions but will always defend our property when reviews such as this are misleading and delusive .