Planning a visit to Norfolk? You’ve made a good choice as Norfolk is where centuries of rich history meet a buzzing, modern metropolis, there is also a great range of hotels.
You’re visiting a unique part of England, a county of contrasts. The modern, bustling city of Norwich is only 90 minutes from London, yet there’s also a traditional theme running through Norfolk – a region of bucket-and-spade holidays, fish and chips, candyfloss and end-of-the-pier entertainment, a nod to a bygone age.
There’s beautiful countryside and coastline, the unique Broadland (the only National Park with a city in it!), and the wild Fens.
The “capital”, Norwich, is renowned for its shopping, history and culture. There is superb food, and a great range of attractions and things to do. And don’t forget that Norfolk is the combined sunniest and driest county in the UK.
We all know that a place to freshen up, relax or rest your head after a long day of city wandering is absolutely essential on any break. And your budget will determine your hotel choices, with top-end luxury on offer as well as fairly-priced options.
Before searching for a hotel, make a quick list of the things that you need to have a good night’s stay. Is it a free breakfast? Is there parking? Do you feel happier in a boutique property or a grand hotel offering the epitome of luxury?
Do you like old-fashioned décor or over-the-top interior design? And are you looking for a relaxing treatment or a state-of the-art gym.
Norfolk has hundreds of places to stay and across the city, well-known hotel brands like Hilton and Premier Inn sit alongside independent hotels including Barnham Broom Hotel and the Duke’s Head Hotel.
Barnham Broom Hotel
Located in the beautiful Norfolk countryside with 46 stylish and contemporary bedrooms, Barnham Broom Hotel is the perfect place for a little escape. Situated within the hotel grounds are two contrasting golf courses surrounding the River Are Valley, or for those whom golf does not interest, there is also a fabulous spa.
Enjoy making use of the amenities, however you prefer to relax, and then get ready for a delicious meal in the award-winning Brasserie. The hotel also has a choice of two bars for after dinner drinks, you can enjoy a tipple in either the informal Sports Bar which boasts spectacular views of the golf courses, or the cosy Valley Bar.
The Dukes Head Hotel
The Dukes Head Hotel is a gorgeous Georgian building with a striking powder blue facade. The building is as much a part of King’s Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place as the stalls that have traded there for generations, it has been restored and restyled to intertwine modern amenities with British history.
Whether you prefer artisan coffee or creative cocktails, you’ll find it all at the Dukes Head Hotel. Dine in the on-site restaurant, Massey & Co, which serves delicious lounge food such as tapas and light bites in an informal setting, while Turner’s serves a more formal evening menu.
Eat and drink until your heart is content before retiring to your spacious and individually styled room, or if you’re feeling lavish, why not book the penthouse apartment?
Whether you stay right in the very heart of the city or outside of the centre, there are lots of accommodation options to choose from. There’s a great choice of facilities too, from WiFi and on-site parking to swimming pools and pet-friendly accommodation.
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