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The Old Rectory

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   103 Yarmouth Road | Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 OHF, England
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Ranked #1 of 53 hotels in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small hotel set in lovely grounds with a swimming pool, the unfortunate thing was that the weather was indifferent. However, the room was spacious and the en-suite bathroom equally large with a corner bath. We stayed in and ate a very well presented evening meal. The beef medallions were superb and cooked exactly to the desired degree.... More

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East Sussex
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in. Our room (No.4) was spacious and well presented, overlooking the garden. There was a large bathroom with separate bath and shower. Breakfast was cooked to order if hot food was required, but there was plenty of other food to choose from. We also had dinner on one evening and... More

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lincolnshire england
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely hotel for an overnight stay in Norwich. Comfortable, well equipped bedrooms and a lovely dinner - beautifully cooked and presented food. Nothing was too much trouble for the proprietors and altho we didnt go into the city, we were told the bus route in was right outside the door. would highly recommend.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent four nights here visiting National Trust houses around Norwich. After lovely but tiring days out it was lovely to get back to the Old Rectory, which has a home from home feel. A huge log fire awaited us each night, followed by an excellent dinner reasonably priced with wines to match. The rooms are very warm and comfortable.... More

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Sheffield UK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an excellent three night stay here. Chris and Sally made us very welcome and the rooms were lovely: spacious and well appointed. As other reviewers have said, dinners were excellent with decently priced wine to accompany. The location is very convenient for Norwich with a bus stop virtually outside--however, as the weather was good we walked into town,... More

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Chris and Sally are exemplary hosts. Very welcoming from the start and all through our three night stay. A very well appointed small hotel our room was lovely and quiet and very well appointed for our needs. A had a old fashioned quality about it; in the very best sense and after an early meal in Norwich it was nice... More

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The hospitality here was outstanding, and our room was very well appointed, large and comfortable. There is also a parlor with a fireplace downstairs that can be used anytime for reading, relaxing, or having a pre-dinner drink brought to you. Chris' welcome was enthusiastic and on our last day he was nice enough to make us an extra-early breakfast since... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My wife and I have just spent three glorious nights at piece of English history. The Old Rectory dates back to the early 1700,s but nothing about it suffers from age. The owner, Chris, and his staff are truly helpful and it is obvious that they enjoy the company of the residents. We intended to have an evening meal on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed at the Old Rectory for 4 nights and really enjoyed the hospitality. The owners and their staff were very welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful. The hotel is a characterful Georgian building. we particularly enjoyed sitting by the wood fire in the sitting room after our meals. The food, both breakfast and dinner, is of a high... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We had lunch here a few weeks ago and everything was first class. the food was good and served quickly and efficiently. The restaurant is not too big so there is no waiting between courses and the staff are very pleasant and helpful. We liked it so much here, we have booked for Valentines night and I am sure will... More

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Also Known As:
The Old Rectory Hotel Norwich
The Old Rectory Hotel
Old Rectory Norwich
Old Rectory Hotel Norwich
Address: 103 Yarmouth Road | Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 OHF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Norwich
#1 Romantic Hotel in Norwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Old Rectory 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Rectory Hotel is a beautiful Georgian House, with adjoining Victorian Coach House, standing in an acre of mature secluded gardens on the eastern fringes of Norwich, overlooking the Yare valley and Thorpe Marshes nature reserve . We offer warm hospitality and friendly service to discerning travellers in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Our Dining Room is open Monday to Saturday evening (closed Sunday), with a daily changing 2 AA Rosette menu featuring freshly prepared, locally sourced, seasonal produce. The hotel is 2 miles from Norwich railway station and city centre; Norwich International Airport is 5 miles. The Norfolk Broads National Park is a short drive, and many historic houses, nature reserves, etc are within easy reach. ... more   less 
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