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The Thomas Paine Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Thetford
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“Superb stay”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Stayed here on 18th July for our 1st wedding anniversary and had a superb stay. We arrived around 2 o'clock to an afternoon tea which was amazing. Great collection on the afternoon tea and service for afternoon tea was spot on. Manager was very polite and the other work TOM was always there to offer help and assistance. We also stayed there for the evening meal which we had the gammon and rump steak off a special menu they had which was two mains for 16 quid! Well worth the money. Service was brilliant once again. As it was our anniversary the manager bought me and my wife a drink to celebrate. The room was lovely but we were in room 2 which is just above the front door so there was a bit of noise and it was very hot so we had to have windows open. We had booked in for breakfast which was a full English which was spot on. Lovely food again and plenty to choose from. So overall a excellent stay and we'll worth the money!! Thanks again and will hopefully be heading back soon!!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I regularly visit Thetford for my work and find the Thomas Paine Hotel ideal for my use, fabulously located a few doors away from Thetford Museum and 50 metres from the main high street. Its been under new ownership since 2013 and the owners have done a great job from the service to the décor. Rooms are large, clean and fresh.

Also Stopped here for lunch last month with some clients and must say the tea and sandwiches were excellent and ample. I recommend the cake stand selection!!!...delicious

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Fantastic hotel we arrived after a long flight and train ride, but were welcomed by the manager and taken straight to our rooms and served room service within 30 mins. The rooms are big and spacious and probably the most airy and bright within the area. The hotel was very busy on the second night so we ate out and wish we hadn't. On our last night we dined at the hotel and was great food. We were in Norfolk for the asparagus season and they served this beautifully with poached egg and hollandaise, followed by salmon and local samphire. This place has come a long way as we stayed here whilst on business 3 years ago and vowed not to return, this time our company booked us in here and we are so glad they did. The new ownership is really pushing the Thomas Paine theme and so they should with so much history right on the doorstep. Well done guys and we will see you in sept. 

  • Stayed May 2014
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed for my nephews wedding on 21st June rooms were spacious and bright & clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. Food was very good the evening of the wedding and breakfast the next morning. we would stay again anytime.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The hotel looks OK but it smells in the common areas. Professional carpet and furniture cleaning is highly recommended. Bedroom was spacious but on a hot day, none of the three windows opened! The service was rather slow and having asked for two meals from the "special menu" and the restaurant being virtually empty, we were told that they had "sold out" which was rather odd as there was hardly anyone at the restaurant. The music was extremely loud and we asked three times to turn down the volume (as well as other people) so we could hear ourselves. We asked for the wine list and there was none. The white wine was warm. It seems as if an improvement on their billing system is essential as we were going to be charged for other people's drinks and we heard many people complaining about being charged for unknown items; the bill will not give a breakdown of what one is charged for. Finally, the room what not cleaned on the second day and the used cups were just left dirty for 2 days on the tray with the tea/coffee making facilities.

Room Tip: Do not choose the rooms facing the street as it can be very noisy late at night with drunken people.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Didn't stay but had a meal for eighteen people to celebrate my birthday. The food was excellent and the staff were brilliant, very attentive and efficient.

The room was beautifully decorated and very comfortable, made me feel very special!

All eighteen of us will be visiting again soon.

Many thanks

Marilyn Norton.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Had our wedding on the 21st of June gez and his staff gave us such a special day to remember fantastic food great hospitality would recommend to anybody who getting married worth such more than five stars staff very kind very friendly a big thank u to gez and Chris for such a lovely day

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Thomas Paine Hotel

Property: The Thomas Paine Hotel
Address: 33 White Hart Street, Thetford IP24 1AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Thetford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Thetford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Thomas Paine Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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Also Known As:
Historical Thomas Paine Thetford
The Thomas Paine Hotel Thetford, Norfolk

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