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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am pleased to say that over the last 5 years I have always enjoyed my stays at the Old Rectory. Chris and Sally are always very welcoming. The food is always to a very good standard. Very much feels like home from home.

Thank AdrianS2403
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56 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only visited for a meal with friends but we were very disappointed with the meal and service, both were mediocre. Such a shame as we had high hopes from the reviews but certainly would not return. Lovely sitting room but that was all unfortunately.

Thank hillviewengland
Andover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time of staying, Chris and his team were very welcoming- you can't beat being sat in the drawing room having a beer brought to you whilst in front of the fire after a days work! Not to mention dinner, which was fresh and delicious- Beef with Parsnip and Celeriac mash was a particular highlight with the homemade terrine to... More 

Thank PhilB2000
Bedford, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on a cold and wet November evening. Received a very warm welcome and a free upgrade!! Room was fabulous and the bed was so comfy. Breakfast fantastic, all waitress served. All staff we met were fantastic. Will definitely stay there again and also try the restaurant.

Thank Whitbread61
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for one night whilst in Norwich for business. I had a beautiful room overlooking the pool with a huge bathroom. Whilst waiting for dinner I sat in the lounge where a fire had been lit. Dinner was excellent, lovely fresh local produce. Breakfast was also good. The host was very friendly. I just wish I had been able to... More 

Thank 148Becky
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed one night after a day of shopping but wish we could have stayed longer. It turned out it was a slow night so we were the only guests and the staff were incredibly welcoming. The house was beautiful outside and in with huge trees in the front garden and a lovely view from the windows. Our deluxe... More 

Thank ErinByrne21
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed just one night at this lovely old rectory. We had a large double ensuite room at the top of the house. Every modern convenience with lovely period furniture. We had dinner in the restaurant which was lovely, can definitely recommend the veal. We had our coffee in the lounge which was very cosy with its big log burner... More 

Thank SAR65
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65 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I came with a group of ten and we got the friendliest welcome! This is a family-run business.The rooms are spotlessly clean and the food is excellent. The service, done by the grandpa in the morning was ever so charming. The house is situated in a wonderful park-like garden.

Thank Ulrike M
London, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Only stayed one night - but they couldn't do enough for us - food was excellent, service excellent - good value as well, traditional style hotel, with friendly staff, parking & free wifi as well - thank you

Thank Peter D
1 review
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Chris and Sally once again made us very welcome at their delightful country house hotel on the outskirts of Norwich, this was our third visit to celebrate my birthday. Our room was, as usual, excellent. A large double with en-suite facilities, which was well maintained. We only had room and breakfast, as we wanted to have flexibility, but nevertheless nothing... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich > Thorpe St Andrew
Price Range: £98 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Rectory 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Room 3 was a nice twin room”
 of 5 bubbles 127PeterD127, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lovely small country hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 922howardb, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It was nice being in the main house but those with walking difficulties should avoid the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles mikec980, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We chiose the small double in the coach house. very pleasant and cosy, however with low beams may not suit tall guests.”
 of 5 bubbles Jangels, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 had a fabulous view of the garden, it was very quiet. Great ceiling fan which was silent!”
 of 5 bubbles marilynjverrey, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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