Week-end stay at "hidden hotel" in a particularly ugly commercial setting. I wasn't the only map reader who couldn't find this place, others used sat nav and they couldn't find it either. The road signage is either hidden amongst the rest of the commercial sites adjacent or non existent. Hidden in a valley behind an Asda superstore, ( green signs) and their petrol station entrance, one has to negotiate a few downhill hairpin bends before one gets a view of the hotel squashed next to the ugliest building in Britain...an ice rink and a very noisy gym club next door. The location is probably the worst I have ever seen for an hotel and that says something. The pity of it is, is that the hotel and its staff are very nice. We had an excellent deal for the week-end which included breakfast and the other evening meals were very reasonably priced as were the bar prices. This an Express and therefore isn't up to the same standard as the usual Holiday Inns in facilities but the overall impression was fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Express by Holiday Inn Norwich is a new 78 bedroom hotel on the Norwich Sports Village Complex. This Modern Hotel hosts a neighbouring Esporta Health and Raquet Club, the Royal Norfolk Golf Club, and the only Ice Rink in Norfolk, Ice Experience. All our guests can take advantage of all the facilities at the Health and Raquet club Swimming, Gym etc, for a daily fee as well as enjoy a round of golf or take advantage of our special GOLF BREAK Package contact our reception for special rates.Also enjoy ice skating at the Ice Experience. Our guest can take advantage of our rail/airport Courtesy Shuttle bus which runs daily and can be booked at reception from 8am - 9.30pm. The Express by Holiday Inn is located 2.5 miles from Norwich City Centre and 1.9MI from Norwich International Airport just off the A140. The hotel has been designed to combine contemporary design with comfortable accommodation and value pricing, catering for both business and leisure travellers. Each of the 78 bedrooms has a desk area with high speed internet access, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV with satellite channels and an invigorating power shower. Our rates include Continental Breakfast which is served in the Great Room which is also a relaxing and informal place to unwind with a drink from our bar or to enjoy a Light Snack from our evening menu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Norwich Hotel Norwich
- Holiday Inn Norwich
- Norwich Holiday Inn