Really liked this hotel. Big, quiet room with comfy bed and huge bathroom. High ceilings meant it was a touch on the chilly side, but the adjustable rads soon warmed it up. Free wifi was a bonus too - so many hotels overcharge for this, so nice to see it included. Only downside was old style Yale lock and key didn't feel very secure and there was no safe in the room. Also, I can imagine it could be a bit noisy in summer as some of the other reviews said, but that is a compromise due to its location which is only 5mins walk from the train station and right in the town centre near shops, restaurants, pubs etc. Breakfast was good with order taken for cooked items rather than buffet so you can get your eggs freshly cooked which is great. Only small issue was the service - two members of staff had a public 'difference of opinion' while I was there - not very professional. They were otherwise friendly and helpful though. Would definitely stay there again as room was really nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FREE WIFI SUPERSPEED FIBRE downloads of upto 76 mb throughout the hotel in all of our totally refurbished bedrooms. Extremely popular being a pet friendly property so you don't have to leave your best friends at home, if you want excellent local produce and seafood then you should visit this ambient restaurant and boutique hotel, our fantastic local cuisine with 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
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- Also Known As:
- Historical Thomas Paine Thetford
- The Thomas Paine Hotel Thetford, Norfolk