UK’s ‘oldest hotel’ closes its doors

The Maids Head hotel in Norwich has announced its “immediate closure” following the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The award-winning site is supposedly the UK’s “oldest hotel”, and dates back over 800 years. Management said this is potentially the first time in its history it has closed its doors. 

The historical site said that it will remain closed until the end of April, but will update the public on when it is likely to reopen down the line. 

Over the past six years, the site has undergone a multi-million pound investment, which saw a renovation of its 84 bedrooms, along with its reception and lounges. 

In a statement, the hotel said: “It is with a very heavy heart we announce the immediate closure of The Maids Head Hotel, for what potentially is the first time in its 800 year history. 

“We will initially remain closed until the end of April, but we will keep you updated as soon as we have some good news to share.”

It added: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank our fantastic team for their tireless efforts over these last few weeks, they are the best. We would also like to thank our valued guests and customers for their support and love, it has been overwhelming.

“Rest assured we will come back with a bang and will have lots of new experiences and offers to share with you. Look after yourselves, stay safe and we hope to be welcoming you back again soon.”

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