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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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38 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful hotel with wonderful period furnishings. We had a lovely room with a very large bathroom complete with a balcony overlooking the garden. Breakfasts were superb, freshly cooked to order and with just the right amount of food to avoid the feeling that you have eaten too much! We did have dinner on the first night - the menu... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Old Rectory is situated in mature gardens on the outskirts of Norwich next to a busy railway line. The first train entered via the bedroom window, exiting via the bathroom at precisely 4.40 am. The last train passed through at midnight.. We stayed for 3 nights during a very hot spell so all the windows were wide open. During... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading good reviews on this hotel a few years ago, and trying to book a reservation with them several times only to be told they were fully booked my patience was rewarded! This hotel was everything I could wish for. The food is frankly beyond description, and was to die for!! The owner Chris was really lovely, and nothing... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I booked this hotel for one night after considering the local Premier Inn. How pleased I am that I chose The Old Rectory! It is brilliant and well worth the cost. A lovely quite hotel for relaxing and enjoying time. I will definitely stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Needed a comfortable friendly hotel for the wife and I for a couple of nights and this was it. Pricey but worth it. Great staff and because it's small you get looked after properly. Will stay again. B

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

What a gem.....wanted somewhere a bit special for a meal and after searching on trip advisor came across this gem of a restaurant. On arrival you are greeted by wonderful staff who takes you through to a beautiful decorated lounge area where nibbles are served while you order drinks and choose from the limited but fantastic menus. The restaurant was... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed in "Dowagers Cottage", the self-catering cottage in the grounds of this beautiful hotel. Chris welcomed us very warmly after our long journey from Dorset, and we were delighted with the cottage, which is charming, cosy, and very comfortable. For our first night, we had booked to have dinner at the hotel, which was utterly delicious. We were able... More

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lovely friendly staff, clean and well maintained bed rooms. Didn't get chance to use pool unfortunately, due to lack of time. Only had breakfast which was well cooked. Only criticism would be no Sunday paper offered. Would book again if we were coming back to area.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is an excellent hotel - the house and grounds are lovely but the best things about staying here (for 2 nights including dinner & breakfast) were the friendly but not-obtrusive staff and the fabulous meals - quality ingredients beautifully prepared (not rocket science is it, but hard to find). Good location too - easy access to Norwich city centre... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I stay at the Old Rectory on a fairly regular basis and always feel very much at home. Chris, Sally and staff are always very welcoming. The bedrooms are very well appointed, the food is always excellent. I have yet to try the outside pool, never the right weather. Very easy access to the City.

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Address: 103 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 OHF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich > Thorpe St Andrew
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Old Rectory 2*
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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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