This is a truly excellent hotel which we quite honestly could not fault. We had booked a 3 night winter warmer break which included dinner bed and breakfast and complimentary tea and cake on arrival on the first day . We arrived early and were made to feel most welcome by Chris. We were taken to our room (number one) which was well appointed and has a small balcony. The room is very large with a high ceiling and was tastefully decorated in raspberry and cream tones with dark wood furniture. We found the bed extremely comfortable and enjoyed a good night sleep on all nights. Other features in the room included a flat screen TV, two very comfortable arm chairs and a coffee table, a large wardrobe and chest of drawers offering plenty of storage. The usual tea and coffee making facilities, a modern radio alarm/CD player as well as a selection of CD's and books were also present in the room. The ensuite bathroom was huge and included a corner bath and shower. It was again tastefully decorated and included bathrobes, thick soft towels and even facecloths which were changed daily. The complimentary Nutrogena toiletries were also replenished daily. The highlight for us however was the dining experience. Before dinner we were invited into the lounge where we were able to sit in front of the log fire and order pre-dinner drinks, which were served with olives and nibbles. The menu changed daily and offered choices of Starter, Main Course and Desert. A good selection of wine was also available. The food was excellent and our final meal was probably one of the best all round meals we have ever tasted, this opinion was shared by others in the lounge later. In fact most of the other guests we spoke to were returning guests and we were told that the food is always exceptional. We found all of the staff to be friendly and efficient. To sum up, this is a classy, elegant hotel, offering outstanding food, where you are made to feel most comfortable and welcome. On returning home we felt very relaxed and refreshed, well done the Old Rectory!
P.S. There is a bus stop directly outside the hotel with a regular bus service into Norwich. Norwich offers plenty of good shops, a beautiful Cathedral and interesting Castle.
- Also Known As:
- The Old Rectory Hotel Norwich
- The Old Rectory Hotel
- Old Rectory Norwich
- Old Rectory Hotel Norwich
- 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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