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The Assembly House, Norwich, Norfolk
Housed in an historic, Grade-I listed 18th-century building in the heart of Norfolk's lively and historic capital, eleven individually designed bedrooms combine original Georgian interiors - think grand fireplaces - with contemporary furnishings. Bedrooms are in a separate wing away from the elegant public areas including the Grand Hall, which are regularly used for city weddings, concerts and private parties, creating a real buzz about the place. The Assembly House's main restaurant, which is open all day, is a top pick for a blow-out afternoon tea in opulent surroundings. In a city which is short of luxury hotels, The Assembly House is the best choice in town.
Room rates include a complimentary car park permit, valid from 3pm on the day of arrival until 11am on the day of departure.
The Assembly House is close to Norwich's Norman castle, museum and The Forum.
By car: Norwich is one hour 30 minutes from Cambridge (A11) and around three hours from London (M11 and A11). The hotel car park on Chantry Road is free for overnight guests. Parking permit passes are avaliable to collect from the hotel.
By train: The hotel is a 15-minute minute walk from Norwich station, or a seven-minute taxi ride, with regular connections from London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Lime Street, Sheffield and Nottingham stations. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Sightseers, shoppers, theatre-goers and heritage buffs looking for a taste of sumptuous Georgian splendour will like it here. We love interior designer Annabel Grey's stylish combination of eye-catching fabrics, colourful wall paints and edgy contemporary artwork.
Service & Facilities
A lot of the staff have worked at The Assembly House for years and their love for the building really comes across.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Facilities for disabled guests
Room 8 is a spacious, east-facing double with a small terrace and large sash windows - and astoundingly quiet too. Help-yourself biscuits and fruit for guests, plus fresh milk left in a mini-fridge, are nice touches.
Rooms 1-11 (individually designed and tariffed)
Facilities include: Vi-spring bed, Egyptian cotton bedding, en-suite bathroom with double-ended bath, drench shower, underfloor heating and marble fittings, luxury toiletries, coffee machine, flat screen TV, desk, Wi-Fi, balcony
Food & Drink
Early two- or three-course suppers, served from 5pm to 6.30pm daily, are ideal for pre-theatre diners. The Eggs Benedict breakfast of toasted muffin, poached eggs and hollandaise served with smoked salmon, Norfolk ham or spinach is delicious.
Assembly House Restaurant: Grand Georgian dining room, friendly and professional service, popular with theatre-goers. Open for classic breakfasts, light lunches, Sunday roasts, afternoon tea and private dinners. Lunch from £7.50