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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vastly overpriced, even for Norwich (which is surprisingly expensive). Staff surly and unhelpful. Good location is about all you can say about it. Having booked two ensuites, they thought booking.com was more important and gave us one without bathroom. Not a good start and downhill from there.

Thank Eben B
Kettering, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a funny place. Hard to sum up. Plus points: - The room really was nice - clean and with a nice bathroom. - Comfy bed. - When I said I just wanted sausage and egg for breakfast I was brought three sausages and two fried eggs. - The maintenance issues we had were sorted quickly and successfully. - Very... More 

Thank David A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Clean and comfortable room which seemed like new. Friendly staff and delicious breakfast included in the price . Perfect location for a night out in Norwich city centre! Excellent value would definitely go again.

1 Thank Jenny_m_t
Attleborough, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stayed overnight and found the staff very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect for visiting Norwich as it is within walking distance to the city centre. There is a good size gated car park and the gate is locked when the pub closes, but you are given a key so you can return at any time. Our room... More 

1 Thank twyman007
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Visited Norwich for a friend's 50th - would have been very pricy to stay at the venue, so the Trowel and Hammer was a more economical option. Further out from the city centre, but not too far to still be walkable. Bedroom was relatively small, though not cramped. Overlooked the main road but double glazing must be good, as we... More 

1 Thank Nigel W
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

the family who runs the place is truly fantastic! we loved the rooms,free parking and english breakfast.very close to the city centre. we also had dinner in the pub a few times and the food was great and the portions huge. we would definitely stay here again if we should visit Norwich in the future.

2 Thank wendy c
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65 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband and I recently stayed at the Trowel and Hammer Inn as we were attending a wedding nearby. It's a no-frills Inn situated within a quiet pub in Norwich city centre and is easily reached by cab from the train station, making it an ideal location for a city break. The rooms themselves are no-frills, but our room was... More 

Thank Angloyankophile
Padiham, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Our room was very comfortable and beautifully decorated, as was the whole of the building as far as we could see. The location is excellent, being a short walk from the city centre. The only reason for 4 not 5 stars was the breakfast. It was very good food cooked and served well but we were only offered the full... More 

Thank Shelagh G
Padiham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I wish I had not booked to stay at this place for 2 nights. I'd done my homework, so I thought, and, because of the reviews, decided to book the large room (Room 5) for our 2 night stay in Norwich. It was not a good choice. When we arrived we found the large car park packed full of cars....the... More 

Thank Neil G
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

2 Sunday roasts £12, plus 2 pints of post mix Pepsi £6. We do not feel like we've had an £18 experience. Asked for a high chair for my son and was given one covered in brown dirt and stains which the server left us with and then watched us clean. Our meals came and the server warned us the... More 

Thank Steve B

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Trowel and Hammer Inn

Address: 25 St. Stephens Road, Norwich NR1 3SP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
Price Range: $130 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get one with a bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 314ebenb, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were given a suitable room.”
 of 5 bubbles 194DavidA194, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“there is no lift.there will always be some noise from passing traffic but it didn't bother me as you're staying in the city centre.”
 of 5 bubbles wendyc781, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were told there was free wifi but couldn't connect. Not a deal breaker as it happened.”
 of 5 bubbles ShelaghG732, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't book here”
 of 5 bubbles neilg917, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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