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The Thomas Paine Hotel

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33 White Hart Street, Thetford IP24 1AA, England
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a family celebration Saturday lunch and it all went very well. My daughter did all the arranging and 12 of us sat down to a pre-ordered lunch. Lovely service with friendly and knowledgable staff. The food was OK and well presented but portions were a little on the large side for some of our elderly guests! We should... More 

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

My wife and I stayed at The Sir Thomas Paine Hotel for a one night stay nd were fortunate to hae theThomas Paine Room, which isa lovely large room with ensuite shower room at the front of this cosy hotel. The hotel is ideally situated in Thetford town - itself a picturesque delight. Although handy for all attractions the hotel... More 

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Thetford
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food absolutely fantastic never had a bad meal service fantastic prices good definatly need to try and you will come again very clean and not rushed whilst eating hot plates so no cold food served also they do after noon teas all very good priced

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling from Australia and wanted a base from which to explore and experience this part of England for the first time. The Thomas Paine Hotel was perfect. One day, Oxburgh Hall, Sandringham where we just happened across the carriages competitions, then to Stamford. Another day to Newmarket town and the races. Another day to Cambridge, Lavenham and Hadleigh.... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoy trying individual hotels as opposed to those boring corporate type establishments, and this one did not disappoint. Our room had personality and style. It was spacious, had very nice furniture and of course was spotless. The bathroom was of a very good size with walk in shower. The high ceilings and triple aspect windows made this room... More 

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essex
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37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night - a group of 5 women & have to say not one of us could complain! Rooms were spacious clean and very comfortable Breakfast was good Service was excellent from all staff We had Sunday lunch which was superb and very very value for money Have to add - we booked a taxi to take... More 

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

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, it's nice to have such happy guests. We thrive to give our customers the best experience possible and we do know that this is not always possible but try and achieve the best we can. To have nice positive feedback always helps the team go further and gives more self esteem to all.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here and probably last, if it wasn't for the great service and delightful company of Jennie, the new manager. The place was almost empty and the food was pretty grim - house burger and fries £9 - greasy, soggy chips, dry supermarket bap and an ice-hockey puck of a burger. No slaw or salad (1 slice of tomato)... More 

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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here last night for a Forestry Commision gig. Our room was extremely spacious. The bathroom was also big, with a lovely shower. We had a few drinks in the bar, which is very modern and the staff were lovely. Finally, to the food, it was amazing! Seriously good! I would highly recommend The Thomas Paine Hotel.

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

Always nice to see such great positive feedback, we have worked very hard to produce a product worth being proud off. We are no means perfect but always try and do the best to accommodate all with what we have. Our food is all sourced by ourselves and assure that is the best ingredients used which you have found to... More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not our first visit to the Thomas Paine, and it certainly won't be our last. From the moment we checked in, we were made to feel at home, the room and bathroom were pristine, and the general ambience lead you to believe that you were in for a special evening. It didn't disappoint. The food was excellent as... More 

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

Great to hear such wonderful comments, it really was a fantastic evening and hope that you will join us again soon. The drummer and piper was an experience that's not been done before so many guests have said to do it again and will let you know that when it happens again. It's always nice to hear honest feedback and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a wonderful stay at the thomas paine hotel during my business visit at thetford, Everything was perfect, specially the staff, they are nice and welcoming, they were present to guide me and gave me some vital information, the room was spacious and beautiful, it was clean and perfectly arranged , Nothing to complain about regarding the hospitality and... More 

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

Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay and dining experience with us, we try and make all experiences for our customers an enjoyable time, we are not perfect but it's always lovely to hear such honest feedback. We thank you once again. More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Thomas Paine Hotel

Address: 33 White Hart Street, Thetford IP24 1AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Thetford
Price Range: $92 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Historical Thomas Paine Thetford
The Thomas Paine Hotel Thetford, Norfolk
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