The Maids Head Hotel is a popular Norwich hotel in the heart of the city centre, located opposite the famous Norman Cathedral, making it the perfect place to stay if you're visiting the historic city of Norwich. The hotel is also a perfect base to explore the many attractions in Norwich as well as the surrounding 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 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 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. Spacious conference facilities make The Maids Head Hotel an ideal venue for conferences, meetings and weddings, with a maximum capacity for 100 delegates
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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The hotel dates to the 13th century, and once played host to Elizabeth I. It is located almost opposite the main entrance to Norwich Cathedral.