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The Thomas Paine Hotel

33 White Hart Street, Thetford IP24 1AA, England
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Thetford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I normally us travel lodges when travelling on business but with the turmoil of the A11 upgrade in progress I looked for a hotel in Thetford itself for the first time. The Thomas Paine was such a interesting stay. The history of the hotel was really interesting and the food was very good . Instead of having to suffer the... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once again Gez, Chris and the team did me proud when I hosted a technical seminar for 40+ attendees. The room was laid out prefectly, the food was on time and of a great quality and the attendees were more than happy with the location. A great evening to repeated again soon. Thanks to all involved. Matt at Snap-on

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here on a fact finding mission, in the hope of booking a conference for 100 on a day delegate rate. The staff had no idea what they were doing, the so called owner was drunk and playing lord of the manor, but failed to even turn up for our aged meeting to discuss the forthcoming event. Foods below... More

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Gez C, Owner at The Thomas Paine Hotel, responded to this review

Looking at your review you obviously have the wrong hotel, if you look at our other reviews you will see that we are not perfect but 95% honest which you are not and that we have mentioned before on other reviews that we will not be subject to blackmail. 100 people 30000 budget mmm? first of all we could only... More

Alfreton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second stay at this hotel and I wasn't disappointed, room was well decorated and the food outstanding. Area was quiet and looked plenty of things to do if you wanted. Even though it was at the side of a main road it felt quiet and not much traffic.

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped over on the way through to Norfolk, and as a previous guest on business I knew exactly where to stay. The wife and kids enjoyed the food and hospitality provided by the manager Chris. A short walk into town for some supplies the next morning and we were on our way again. Exactly what we needed at a... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We started off at the Premier Inn but were forced to check out as the rooms were all 30 degrees even at 10pm. We found this hotel online in desperation for some cool air. On arrival the manager was very helpful and gave us a lovely large room with big windows which actually open fully unlike those at the Premier... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Following a two night stay at the Thomas Paine 'Boutique' Hotel in Thetford, I felt compelled to write a review. Firstly it is not a'Boutique' hotel and anyone expecting this will be disappointed. Upon booking we requested a cot in the room as we have a 10 month old. When we arrived we were informed that a cot was unavailable,... More

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an excellent hotel, which I can't recommend highly enough. The service was superb, very friendly and happy to help. The room was lovely, a good size and very tasteful. The food was delicious. I've been a fan of Thomas Paine for a long time so when I realised we'd be staying in Thetford I had to try this... More

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thomas Paine has fast become our favourite place to dine. The food is freshly prepared rather than boiled in a bag which means you can enjoy a comfortable, relaxing drink in the bar area before being seated at your table. The staff are courteous, friendly, attentive and professional. We are always greeted with a warm welcome and quickly advised... More

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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice privately owned hotel with clean rooms and good service. The food is very good value for the quality you get with ample portions to boot. Hotel staff are accommodating and friendly. Would stay here again when the next opportunity arises.

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Address: 33 White Hart Street, Thetford IP24 1AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Thetford
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Historical Thomas Paine Thetford
The Thomas Paine Hotel Thetford, Norfolk

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FREE WIFI througout the hotel in all of our totally refurbished bedrooms.If you want excellent local meats and seafood then you should visit this ambient restaurant and boutique hotel,our new sizzling dishes tantalite all taste buds, whether you want indian,Chinese or Mediterranean its all here,efficient and friendly service, good local ale and fabulous surroundings you’ll experience this hotel. Recently totally refurbished and under new management, The Thomas Paine Hotel offers a new level of comfort and service. Situated within walking distance of many of the town's attractions, it makes an ideal base for exploring the area or for the businessman needing a good night's sleep. Steeped in history having been the birthplace of Thomas Paine who wrote the Rights of a man, come visit history in its making. Only 30 minutes from Cambridge and 20 minutes from Newmarket excellent for the races. Plenty of free car parking. ... more   less 
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