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The Thomas Paine

3.5-star hotel in Thetford with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
£81

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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33 White Hart Street, Thetford, IP24 1AA, England, United Kingdom
7.8.Good.
  • Fantastic hospitality! Gez and Rosie made me feel like I was family in my hometown. The…

    Mar 26, 2022

  • The hotel interesting historical place and the staff were well informed to share its…

    Oct 19, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Quiet
Convenient

The following facilities are closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
    • Free parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Pet-friendly
    • Gym
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 8 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurants and bar/lounge
    • Lazy river
    • Breakfast available
    • 2 meeting rooms

    For families

    • Private bathroom
    • Television
    • Free toiletries
    • Terrace
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities

    What’s around

    • Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life - 2-minute walk
    • Charles Burrell Museum - 2-minute walk
    • Dad's Army Museum - 6-minute walk
    • Peddars Way - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    • Knettishall Heath Country Park - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    • Go Ape Thetford - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Luxury Double Room
    • Superior Double Room
    • Twin Room
    • Family Room

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life - 2-minute walk
    • Charles Burrell Museum - 2-minute walk
    • Dad's Army Museum - 6-minute walk
    • Peddars Way - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    • Knettishall Heath Country Park - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    • Go Ape Thetford - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km
    • High Lodge Thetford Forest - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km
    • Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    • Brandon Country Park - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km
    • Brandon Heritage Centre - 7.1 mi / 11.5 km
    • Bardwell Windmill - 8.6 mi / 13.8 km

    Getting around

    • Cambridge (CBG) 32-min drive
    • Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.) 40-min drive
    • Thetford Station 6-min walk
    • Brandon Station 13-min drive
    • Harling Road Station 14-min drive
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    33 White Hart Street, Thetford, IP24 1AA, England, United Kingdom

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 8 rooms

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 2:30 PM-10:00 PM
    • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The restaurant is open from noon to 11 PM on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5 PM on Sunday.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Children

    • No cots (infant beds)

    Pets

    • Pets allowed*
    • Restrictions apply*

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Free on-site self-parking

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • To-go breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service (during limited hours)

    Things to do

    • Waterslide
    • Lazy river
    • Free use of nearby fitness centre
    • Access to nearby indoor pool

    Working away

    • Number of meeting rooms - 2

    Services

    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services

    Facilities

    • Terrace

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Italian
    • Portuguese

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Free toiletries

    Be entertained

    • Flat-screen TV
    • Cable TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi

    More

    • Daily housekeeping

    Fees & policies

    Refundable depositPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
    • Deposit: GBP 50.00 per stay

    Mandatory feesPay at property

    This property will place a credit card authorization for GBP 50.00 for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

    Optional extras

    • To-go breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 7.00 per person (approximately)
    • Late check-in between 10:00 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00

    Children & extra bedsPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
    • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

    PetsPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
    • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per stay

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

    Guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

    Policies

    This property does not have lifts.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

    This property will place a credit card authorization for 50-100 GBP on site.

    Also known as

    • The Thomas Paine Hotel
    • The Thomas Paine Thetford
    • Historical Thomas Paine Hotel
    • The Thomas Paine Hotel Thetford
    • The Thomas Paine Thetford
    • Historical Thomas Paine Hotel
    • The Thomas Paine Hotel Thetford
    • The Thomas Paine Hotel

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, The Thomas Paine does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 30 per pet, per stay.
    • You can check in from 2:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
    • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Thomas Paine. Nearby restaurants include Tall Orders (3-min walk), New Saffron (4-min walk) and The Mulberry (5-min walk).
    • The Thomas Paine has a lazy river and access to a nearby indoor pool.
    7.8.Good.
    • 6.0.Good

      Lovely historical building, however I feel the resident information books need updating or a temporary notice in them to advise, there is no cooked breakfast and meal times don’t follow what is shown in the information. I finished working at 7pm and was looking forward to ordering room service which was shown to finish at 10pm only to be told that the kitchen was closed at 6pm. As I was there for business a cooked breakfast and evening meal would have been nice considering what I paid for the room. On a plus, the staff were friendly.

      Lisa, 3 night business trip, Oct 15, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Hotel wasn't open until someone turned up!

      Started with great communication about check in as there was no-one on the reception, in which when i arrived the hotel looked closed. No lights on, no doors open, to which i had to wait for somebody to arrive to check me and another party in. Literally the hotel was closed. This wasn't stated in the booking apart from the restaurant not being open, which is fine. I dont normally give reviews but this was just an odd experience. After the nice enough chap booked us in, after turning on some lights he left, leaving what i assume no staff in the hotel. The stay other than that was ok, bit dated but comfy enough.

      1 night business trip, Oct 13, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Arrive as guests, leave as friends

      Close to the bar there is a sign saying that you arrive as guests and leave as friends. Exactly our experience. Rooms were lovely for the price, room comfort was really good. You can judge a lot by whether a room has quality biscuits or not, if at all. Food in the evening was lovely and the wine was quality. Staff and the owning family are friendly and welcoming. Very pleased and will stay again.

      D C A, 1 night trip, Oct 9, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Would stay again

      Good sized room and bathroom. Lovely comfortable bed and quality linen. Tea, coffee and milk were replenished each day. Food in the restaurant was delicious. Large gin range at the bar. Knowledgeable staff. We really enjoyed our stay. Friendly and relaxed.

      Laura, 2 night trip, Sep 24, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Interesting old building in a good location. The only staff member we met was extremely friendly and helpful. We were given a room upgrade so we had lots of space - enormous room and bathroom. Wifi signal was awful. Due to COVID there was no proper breakfast and the restaurant was closed on the days we stayed.

      Pamela, 2 night romance trip, Sep 12, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Warm welcome from staff. Working away from Home so the hospitality was well received.

      Rob, 19 night business trip, Aug 1, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Room slight let down but food & hosts were lovely

      We booked a 1-night stay at the Thomas Paine Hotel to round off the end of our week-long UK trip. We had been staying in a shepherd's hut prior so we booked the "luxury" room as, what we thought, would be a treat. The hotel has recently undergone some renovations but unfortunately the fresh paint didn't make up for the lack of luxury. The room was more basic than luxury, including a dirty tv remote that didn't work properly and no extra frills you might expect. The picture of the "luxury double" on the website was much larger than the room we were in. This led us to think that we might be in the wrong room as, after already paying via hotels.com, we received an email saying that we had not paid and needed to pay when we arrived - at a cost £20 less. As it has been difficult for hotels due to covid, we didn't question the cost difference but we'd say the "luxury" room was more worth the lower price. All of the staff, including Gez's family, were helpful and we enjoyed a lovely meal prepared by Gez's wife. It's a shame that the room was a let down because it's otherwise a nice hotel with a lot of character in the restaurant/ bar and the family running it.

      1 night family trip, Jul 23, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Last minute.

      Paul, 1 night business trip, Jul 21, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Nice room

      Daniel, 1 night business trip, Jul 20, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Excellent service absolutely lovely family run hotel lovely people nothing is too much trouble

      Carol, 2 night trip, Jul 16, 2021

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