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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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Suffolk
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Peaceful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed here recently for two nights on their Winter Warmer deal. Chris greeted us warmly
and made us afternoon tea which included cake and biscuits. Lovely log fire in their relaxing lounge. The food on both nights was superb and a good choice at breakfast. The hotel is very
peaceful with a relaxed mood. Sam was also our waiter and was an extremely pleasant young lad.
As it was Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) on our 2nd day, I requested pancakes for the evening menu the day before. These were duly on the menu when our orders were taken in the lounge.,
Absolutely excellent and friendly hotel, will stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Norwich
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Excellent friendly welcoming service in The Dining Room at The Old Rectory from a delightful waitor called Sam. Superb five course meal which was well cooked, well presented and delicious. Pre drinks and coffee in the comfortable lounge with a log fire. Everything made my husband and I feel welcome, relaxed and looked after. We will be back and we highly recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have been travelling around the country staying in hotels as part of my work. I rarely write reviews. This hotel has been an absolute find. I have found that everything about The Old Rectory and Chris to be 1st class. The food is outstanding. Just stay here and have an evening meal and you will see what I mean.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the old rectory for one night as a stop over in the area. The hotel is fantastic. Chris and his staff are so friendly and the service was excellent. The building has lots of character and is well maintained. The quality of the food is first class with a great wine list. We had a great nights sleep on a very comfortable bed and it was so quiet. Will definitely return at some point in the future

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My wife and I had an overnight stay at this lovely little hotel. The house is set in a lovely garden with a variety of interesting fern trees (according to my wife who is the gardener in our family). We arrived on the Saturday night. The staff had made sure that the room was warm when we got there. We had dinner in the hotel which was very nice. On the Sunday morning we rose early and went for a walk in the broad (East Anglian term for a wetland) opposite the hotel. We will be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The Old Rectory is a great place just a short way out of the centre of Norwich, quiet and serene. There are only 8 rooms, a lovely guest lounge and a pleasant dining room, set in a fine old house in a shady garden with swimming pool. The staff are uniformly excellent, with a truly welcoming attitude and a knack for being helpful. Everything about this place is first rate and the dinners served are wonderful. Buses in to Norwich pass right by the front entrance and make a trip into the city hassle free, which is a big plus as the city is congested with traffic.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Really kind, helpful staff. Nice rooms. Food quality is really good, could do with more than 1 piece of bacon for breakfast though, but well cooked and presented, plates quite rightly were pre-heated - nice touch.
Wi Fi is being re-done as it was slow in room 5.

Overall I would stay here again without any doubts. More 3-4 stars than 2 !

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Thorpe St Andrew
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Old Rectory 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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. Every morning, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, cooked to order and served at your table. Our menu features local sausages, bacon, ham and eggs, Chef's own toasted muesli, thick yoghurt with home-made fruit compote, and artisan bread from a Norwich baker. 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 elegant intimate, Georgian panelled room has just six tables so be sure to book dinner in advance as we regret we cannot guarantee availability of a table, nor a particular time, where dinner reservations have not been made prior to arrival. The hotel is 2 miles from Norwich railway station (services to London, Cambridge, the Norfolk Coast and intermediate stations) and the city centre with its Norman Castle and Cathedral, medieval churches, excellent shopping facilities and open air market. Norwich International Airport (flights to Manchester, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and international flights via the KLM hub at Amsterdam Schipol) is 5 miles. The Norfolk Broads National Park and the sandy beaches of the east coast are a short drive, and many historic houses, nature reserves, gardens etc are within easy reach. ... more   less 
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