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When looking at where to stay in Norwich for a weekend with my boyfriend, I had no real idea of where to stay. Luckily, our friend who lives in Cromer told me about MJB apartments which she had used before and they were a hell of a lot cheaper than any hotel I could find. There are quite a few different apartments from MJB around Norwich and the one we stayed at was 95D Upper St Giles Street. The apartment we stayed in had 2 double bedrooms and cost £35 in total per night booking through laterooms.com.95D is situated only a 5 minute walk from the market place in the city centre or a 20 minute walk from the train station. The apartment is easy enough to find if you know Norwich quite well but if like me, you don't, it could be a bit hard to find the first time. However, my boyfriend does know his way around so we found it really easily.
About a week before your stay if booked that far in advance you will be emailed a key code for the front door which works the same for the apartment door. Once we got through the front door, we realised that there were 3 apartments in total here. It did worry us slightly that the key code could possibly be the same for all 3 apartments. It's not a nice feeling thinking that the people staying in the other apartments could also get into ours. 95D is on the third floor and with no elevator, I was glad that I didn't bring much luggage with me. I also smoke and as the apartment is non-smoking, it meant going up and down the stairs each time I wanted a cigarette.
Upon entering the apartment, I was quite happy. The 2 double bedrooms were large and very spacious, each having somewhere to hang clothes. In one bedroom, the actual bed was slightly broken but still quite comfortable and safe to sleep on. Each bedroom also has basic furniture like a desk and a lamp. Although the bedrooms were not as nice as those in a hotel, at £15 a room a night, I can't really complain too much. The apartment also has a massive bathroom with bath and overhead shower and a heated towel rail. The living room is very large with a table, bookcase, 4 chairs and a TV/ DVD player and a few films to watch. I was quite disappointed that the living room didn't have a sofa though as it meant that my boyfriend and I couldn't sit together. The kitchen was quite small but had everything we needed like a dining table, microwave and a fridge as well as cutlery and plates etc.
The décor throughout was quite strange and nothing matched at all. However, the bedding was clean and fresh towels were provided in each bedroom. Although this apartment is not up to hotel quality, the price makes up for that. We stayed for 2 nights, costing £70 in total. If this was split between the 4 people able to stay there it would only cost £8.75 per person per night which is a bargain. This apartment isn't perfect but the price is too good to pass up, especially when we weren't actually there a lot.