1 April may have been International Pillow Fight Day, but we don't think that's the best use of a fluffy, comfy pillow. So we’ve compiled our list of favourite places to stay with bedding that’s lovely and luxurious!
Top image: Park Farm Hotel's classic room
The Norfolk Mead offers 4-star luxury only 6 miles from Norwich, with lovely communal areas to enjoy – roaring log fires in winter and their amazing ‘secret’ garden in the summer! Their rooms are all individually decorated - with some cottages located in the pretty grounds - and the beds (and pillows!) look so relaxing…
Rooms from £135 per night based on 2 adults sharing*; they have some special offers during April so check their website for specific prices. Find out more here.
At this beautiful hotel, housed in a 16th century English manor house and surrounded by 170 acres of countryside, you’ll find a championship golf course and excellent spa facilities, as well as a 1AA rosette restaurant to dine in afterwards! Sprowston’s 4-star rooms are all en-suite with luxury pillowtop mattresses for a great night’s sleep; pick from Deluxe, Studio and specialist suites, including a Four Poster suite, for an extra level of luxury!
Rooms from £99 per night based on 2 adults sharing*. Find out more here.
This Georgian country house hotel is surprisingly close to Norwich – only 2 miles away – whilst still enjoying grounds spread over 200 acres of countryside. Their purpose-built health club featured a gym, swimming pool, Hydrotherapy Bath, sauna and steam room, whilst their restaurant holds an AA rosette and uses only the freshest local ingredients. You can choose to stay in the main hotel, the Norfolk Barn, or in the Tumbrils executive apartment in the landscaped gardens; all offer cosy beds (and comfy pillows) for the ultimate relaxing stay!
Rooms from £104 per night based on 2 adults sharing*. Find out more here.
Dunston Hall is nestled amongst 150 acres of wonderful woodland and parkland, with the hotel itself based in a beautifully restored Elizabethan-style mansion. Not only do the offer great spa and leisure facilities, but the site also has a renowned golf course where you can take advantage of expert golfing tuition! To top it all off, their 4-star rooms boast breath-taking views (many have four poster beds) and exceedingly comfortable beds which you we’ll be you can’t wait to wait to sink into!
Rooms from £120 per night based on 2 adults sharing*. Find out more here.
This 4-star hotel offers a luxury stay surrounded by 300 acres of countryside, whilst still conveniently close to Norwich and The Broads. Guests staying at Barnham Broom hotel can enjoy complimentary use of the health and fitness centre (think heated swimming pool, sauna, and steam room) and there’s a luxury spa on-site if you really fancy pampering yourself! The award-winning Brasserie restaurant is ideal for enjoying the best of local produce and we’d recommend giving their Afternoon Tea a go, too! Rooms range from doubles to suites, all with wonderfully comfortable beds and great facilities.
Rooms from £90 per night based on 2 adults sharing*. Find out more here.
From hotels in the country to B&Bs right in the city centre – you can’t beat Gothic House for its excellent location in the Cathedral Quarter and the lovely historical setting: a Grade II-listed Regency house. There are two spacious bedrooms (one double and one twin) with private bathrooms, ensuring the personal touch, and comfy beds (with a king size bed in the double room). Gothic House has great feedback from guests making this an ideal spot to enjoy a relaxing break in Norwich!
Rooms from £95 per night based on 2 adults sharing*. Find out more here.
For an amazing location without compromising on quality, the Assembly House is ideal. A Grade I-listed Georgian house which has long served as a place for celebrations (it started hosting events in the 19th century) they have more recently added 11 luxurious, individually-decorated rooms to their offer, all with sumptuous details and bedding to ensure you have the perfect stay. Their restaurant is also a must-visit, with menus created by Norfolk chef Richard Hughes - and you can educate yourselves with a cooking class with Richard himself – find out more in our blog post here. Their ever-popular Afternoon Tea is also highly recommended!
Rooms from £170 per night based on 2 adults sharing*. Find out more here.
So whether you fancy a city-centre or countryside break, you’re bound to be impressed with some of the great hotels and B&Bs the area has to offer. Check out more places to stay in Norwich and Norfolk on our website.
* Please Note: room prices are correct at time of publication; they may vary depending on date, available offers and other varying circumstances – please check prices with the accommodation provider before booking.
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