Great base for exploring Norfolk & surrounding area
Like so many others in the Summer of 2020 we decided to explore a new area in the UK & decided to use Norwich as a base to explore not only the city but the Norfolk Broads, Southwold & the North Coast... more
Like so many others in the Summer of 2020 we decided to explore a new area in the UK & decided to use Norwich as a base to explore not only the city but the Norfolk Broads, Southwold & the North Coast. Not only was our decision to see the area a great one but our choice of hotel was also simply perfect.
We based our choice on location, price & quality & the hotel suited out needs perfectly. It's a pleasant-enough 15 / 20 minute stroll into Norwich & located in one of the nicer suburbs. We circled Norwich as we approached from the Broads & passed by a lot of areas that I wouldn't have felt comfortable staying in but the hotel is in a quiet area with easy access to the outer roads via a smart tree-lined avenue.
The hotel itself has recently been renovated with a clean, modern decor throughout & felt completely at home. The public areas including bar & restaurant were tasteful & every member of staff we encountered were generally lovely.
Having done a little research we did select the suite for our 3 night stay so I can't share what the other rooms are like however we did peek into a few when being cleaned & they looked nice. Our suite was perfect. A massive bedroom with corridor upto a grand bathroom with feature bath. It's not a 5 Star Hotel, our bathroom blind was broken & the pale grey paint-work in the stairwell to our room had already taken a hammering by luggage but when we stayed here, it was more than acceptable & generally a lovely property. The suite is perched at the top of the hotel and located up a narrow, steep staircase with beams and uneven flooring but it added to the charm in our opinion and bedlinen, etc were all great.
The menu at the hotel was massive and everything we ate was perfect and to our taste. Generally standard british classics, beautifully cooked and great portions meant that due to the fact we didn't want to venture out on our first evening, we decided to stay at the hotel to eat & we ended up doing this again on our final evening ... something we rarely do as we're not generally fans of hotel food and enjoy going out to eat but the dining areas were pleasant enough with great staff, food & reasonably priced drinks. Breakfast was cooked to order and fantastic.
The car park was always almost full but we didn't have a problem getting a space & free so there was nothing we could fault with our stay at the George & so glad we decided to stay here less
Julie Ashworth, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for writing us such a wonderful and comprehensive review. it is very much appreciated.