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Behold! The micro-majesty of the hideous Riverside Hotel Bed and Breakfast, Norwich

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hiraethified
Here's my luxury hotel from the weekend. It caused much amusement amongst FB friends so I thought I'd share it here (and forewarn others).

Can a room this small even be legal?

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A friend commented on FB: "How did you manage to smuggle a smartphone into your cell" :)

The Trip Advisor comments are all you might expect:

Safety concern
Having been woken at 4.30am by a man immediately outside my window on the first floor who had climbed up and was trying to get into the building, I phoned the night duty manager, but no one answered. There was no answer when I tried again at 7.00. I believe the man did eventually get in! I was very frightened. It was impossible to contact a member of staff in what I considered to be an emergency and as a woman staying there alone, I feel there are very real safety concerns. I would not stay there again
Dreadful place
My wife booked this place as it was cheap for a family visit. My best advice is to pay £15 or £20 a night extra to book somewhere else. It was smelly and dirty with more dust than the surface of the moon. You have to pay extra for parking and the bathroom was dated and smelt of urine. The guy at reception had the disposition of a serial killer and a lesson has been learnt that I need to check trip advisor reviews first before I do anything else.
In case you're wondering why I stayed there it was because the room was booked for me and - apparently - the reviews on the site she booked on weren't that bad.
 

dessiato

Proudly European.
I once stayed in a similar place. Everything, including the bedding, felt grubby. I slept fully dressed on top of the bed.

The food was excellent and very cheap. However, I'll never ever go back there.
 

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hiraethified
I once stayed in a similar place. Everything, including the bedding, felt grubby. I slept fully dressed on top of the bed.

The food was excellent and very cheap. However, I'll never ever go back there.
The sheet was mainly polyester and unpleasantly thin, and the pillow made a weird scrunching sound. The brown cushion smelt stale, I had no need for an alarm clock because the room was next to their washing machines, so I was woken up by what sounded like a constipated jumbo jet trying to take off.

This place didn't offer any food at all which was probably a good thing.
 

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hiraethified
Any bites? Bed bugs are common these days.
I got up to check a few times in the night. Well, I say 'got up' but I was already awake thanks to the humming of next door's air extraction unit.
The walls were so thin, I could hear every word that the woman next door was saying to her friend on her phone - and could make a fair stab at what the other person was saying too.
 
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