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St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chris and Sally were most welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. The room was beautiful over looking the garden, well furnished and very comfortable. As the weather was lovely and warm, our breakfast was served outside overlooking the pool, such a delight in the UK! Wonderful breakfast, huge choice and beautifully presented. Bus to Norwich city centre only a ten... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for my birthday and can't praise it enough. Will def be back. Fantastic personal service, and the food was outstanding. 3 course meal for £31. The quality of the food is gourmet standard. The dining room only has 6 tables. Very intimate dining. Table cloths and candle light. Pre dinner drinks in the lounge before dinner. Wonderful !

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Thank daniinuk
Bucks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Old Rectory. The hosts Chris & Sally were lovely. Very helpful and made us feel very welcome. The dinner was really beautiful we couldn't fault anything. Ricky who served us at dinner and the breakfast team were all great too. We were very lucky to have such good weather so we... More 

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Martlesham Heath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For short breaks in this country we tend to search for hotels of a good standard (and good reviews on here) but this was a last minute, 2 night stay and we were unable to find exactly what we wanted. We therefore took a chance on the Old Rectory. We got that right!. Absolutely first class from start to finish.... More 

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Thank Irene D
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The room and ensuite were immaculate and spacious. The team are friendly and incredibly considerate ( offering extra fans, sheet instead of a duvet - heatwave ). The food is delicious, well presented and imaginative. The pool was the perfect tonic for a sweltering day, particularly with a g&t.

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Thank KALucas
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Fabulous restaurant with rooms, just stayed 2 nights while we visited a few old haunts on the Norfolk Broads. Chris the owner was very attentive and friendly while not intrusive. Absolutely fabulous food. Definitely no need to go anywhere else for dinner and it was nice that the menu changed on the 2nd evening. Will definitely return.

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Thank IsobelC647
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We stayed in a lovely room overlooking the garden. It was large, clean, and (in an English Spring) warm. The food at dinner was outstandingly good. The wine list was interesting. The wines by the glass of good quality. The table service excellent. Breakfast was excellent. The overall price extremely reasonable. I have recommended the place to friends who have... More 

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Only stayed for one night, would loved to have stayed longer and sampled more of the evening menu. Chris and his staff were very helpful and informative about the menu, wines and the locale. Breakfast was freshly cooked and just the right amount of everything...not piles of stuff....perfect.

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Thank Andy H
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

My husband and I stayed for 1 night at the beginning of July. I wish we could have stayed longer. The hotel and garden are beautiful. Dinner was lovely and Chris keeps a good cellar. What made our stay so pleasing was the thought that Chris and Sally put in. We didn't have to ask for or about anything, everything... More 

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Thank Kate W
Gold River, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The owner was very pleasant and helpful with respect to lodging matters, things to do in town and places to eat. We had a room one flight up with a large balcony, overlooking beautiful grounds. The breakfast was cooked to order and was very good. The location is several miles from downtown but is easy to get to by car.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Rectory, Norwich's only AA 4* Gold 'Restaurant with Rooms' 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 to 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 Tuesday to Saturday evenings (closed Sunday / Monday), 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 Old Rectory 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 

Additional Information about The Old Rectory

Address: 103 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 OHF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich > Thorpe St Andrew
Price Range: $138 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Rectory 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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