The Old Rectory Hotel

The Old Rectory Hotel

Old Rectory Hotel North Walsham Road, Crostwick, Norwich NR12 7BG England
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#1 of 1 hotels in Crostwick
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Old Rectory Hotel is ideally situated to enjoy the best that Norfolk has to offer. With easy access to the Norfolk Broads, Norwich City Centre, Tourist Attractions, Norwich International Airport and the North Norfolk Coastline. The Original Old Rectory dates back to the mid 18th Century and served nearby Crostwick Church (one of the oldest churches in Norfolk). Now privately owned the Solomon family have transformed the Rectory into a beautiful Country House Hotel. Set within 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens. We have 16 comfortable and well equipped en-suite rooms, bar, beautiful conservatory restaurant, 2 function rooms, cosy lounge, and outdoor heated pool. Just 4 miles north of Norwich our rural location ensures a tranquil setting away from the bustle of city life but still within easy reach of local amenities (0.5 miles) and transport routes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Telephone
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
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Peter B wrote a review Jul 2022
Norwich, United Kingdom3 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you to Becky and Ian for making our wedding day so memorable. Things could not have gone any better, from the way they organised it, the food, the venue, the grounds, looking after us and our guests, just fantastic. We cannot recommend this for a wedding venue any higher. A truly professional team that did a cracking job from our very first meeting, the planning, the food being consistently great, through to getting it so right on the day. Thanks again to Becky, Ian, Steve and all the staff at the Old Rectory
Pete and Lisa
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jonny Mofo wrote a review Aug 2020
Barcelona, Spain10 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this hotel for my daughters 4th birthday weekend, like most people when viewing the feedback on little hotels we spent a considerable amount of time trolling though trip advisor to assess the general feedback and to be fair the comments made were a true reflection on the hotel and staff.

Yes there are some parts of the venue that are tired and could do with bringing into the modern world however, this does not spoil the experience, the staff were fantastic and very friendly, nothing was too much, their attention to detail and interaction with other guests would put most 5 star places to shame, massive thumbs up and well done for this.

The breakfast was very pleasant and yes it’s hard to go wrong with an English fry up, but with using local produce and not going cheap on the bacon and sausages contributes within the enjoyment factor.
Even to the point of great cut fruit rather that the tasteless canned mass produced fruit was a huge positive!!

The room service menu is basic but we enjoyed what we ordered all the same and in some cases less is more!

My only slight negative comments are we stayed in one of the converted barn rooms with a 4 poster bed with two small camp beds for my daughters, the room was a little dated and could do with bringing into the modern world and there wasn’t a window to open to allow the fresh air in, however that’s it.

The basic accommodation served its purpose, it was clean and tidy and a safe refuge for my family.

The hotel was well equipped to deal with COVID with plastic glass screens over reception and the bar area, clear one way directions in place and plenty of hand sanitiser stations dotted around.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Coeliac traveler wrote a review Apr 2021
19 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited here with friends and sat outside to have dinner; lots of heaters on the patio so was never cold, really good food and friendly staff. Was really good about my coeliac, they had a separate “coeliac menu” outlining everything I could have on the full menu including a burger with a gluten free bun, bread rolls, sticky toffee pudding, etc. Chef was really knowledgeable and helpful when it came to a nut allergy; he checked all the ingredients one by one of the desserts and could guarantee the apple crumble and strawberry cheesecake were nut free. Service was great, staff were really friendly and helpful. Will definitely be visiting for dinner again!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Old Rectory Hotel Crostwick, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel
Responded 7 Sept 2021
Many thanks for you rkind words we look forward to seeing you again
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Kim wrote a review Sept 2020
4 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
For what we paid, two adults, one five year old, we found the room very poor. The room smelt damp, and clothes and towels felt damp as well. When we requested fresh towels they were left outside the room and dirty/damp towels were not removed, towels didn't even dry on the on the heater in the bathroom. Cups were not refreshed each day, requested clean cups which did not arrive, so had to use the dirty ones. Water was only supplied on request, for that price it's usually complimentary. We found the food adequate, but over priced, We found the staff faultless and very attentive. Bonus was the pool, but would not stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Not luxury, mid range
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Carol N wrote a review Sept 2021
Billingshurst, United Kingdom94 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked The Old Rectory Hotel as a romantic getaway for a few days. Unfortunately this is not how the hotel came across. We were shown our room which to start with we had no complaints, we booked to eat in the dining room the first evening and dressed for dinner we felt over dressed, we were shown our table which felt like we were sitting in a National Trust restaurant, the lights were not dimmed and the radio was playing with the news blaring out, no candles on the table and no atmosphere in the room at all even though there were quite a few couples in the room, the food itself was exceptional, (ironically the outside looked fabulous with all the lights in the trees). We decided to eat our evening meal else where, we had no complaints with breakfast. Going back to our room the pillows were to soft and new mattresses were needed on the beds. The bathroom door really squeaked which was so annoying in the middle of the night. Also it was very irritating having complimentary sachets of shampoo and body wash that you had to try and break the the seal without scissors, reusable little bottles would be better. On a plus side it was great to have a fridge in the room. So with a few little tweaks this hotel could be very good as they have already nailed the food.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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mayfair98 wrote a review Jul 2023
england98 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Looked lovely from the outside but inside was a different matter . We paid for the honey moon suite as it was our anniversary and never been so disappointed. We got in and started to unpack I took off my socks and shoes and was walking round putting clothes away, I sat down on the bed to put my feet up as the bed was comfortable and felt something on my feet when I looked much to my disgust I had dirty dry clump of dirty skin and a toe nail clipping, as you can imagine my stomach churned immediately . Apart from that there was hair all over the carpet every where and petal decorations under the bed where it hadn't been hoovered . The decoration leaves alot to be desired . Nothing was done properly. The bathroom needs a deep clean there was mould around the bath , the taps needed a good scrub . Being a honeymoon suite I would have thought there would have been more complementary things but was very basic . I went to reception and we have never complained before we always go on complementing because people are to quick to complain but we really couldn't not say anything it made us feel sick . The staff were very nice and they moved us to a different room but to be honest the room we went to also needed a good clean the bathroom again had mould that can be easily removed and don't know why it wasn't ..the taps when lifted to use had black mould round that I removed myself the door hadn't seen a paint in god knows how long .. all night although in a different bed my skin was itching so did not sleep very well . We were hoping the breakfast would redeem the hotel but we have never tasted such a bad breakfast everything had been microwaved to death .. the mushrooms looked like rabbit droppings and we're foul .. the bacon very dry and the sausage had also been microwaved .. very disappointed.. it says on the website that rooms are cleaned professionally but we heard the staff who seem to do everything there talking about they were going to devide the rooms between them for cleaning .. so so disappointed to be honest feel like we had been conned .. such a shame but if had the hotel I would of immediately issued a refund upon complaint and offered a room..which we were but let's face it someone else's DNA in the shape of clump of dirty skin and a toe nail is foul and we should of been issued with a full refund .if it had not of been so late we would of stayed else where but it ruined our anniversary and made us feel sick .. such a shame
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alan W wrote a review Jul 2022
17 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 4 days and nights. We had a very nice welcome from staff who showed us to our room and made sure we had everything we needed to relax after our journey. The room was comfortable, with plenty of room to move about and the added bonus of a fridge. We were asked every day if we had enough Fresh milk, water and teabags in the room which was a nice touch. The breakfast in the morning was plentiful with cereal, fruit medley and a full English breakfast, tea and coffee, all very tasty. In the evening we ate in the restaurant for two nights. The food was very good, my wife had chicken wrapped in prosciutto with creamy garlic mushrooms and the second night the sea bass, I had the belly pork two nights running it was that good. Out side was a beautiful garden with good pool and plenty of space to sit read or just chill. Would I go again? Certainly! Our compliments to the owners and staff, who were very friendly, nice place.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nicola Maynard, General Manager at The Old Rectory Hotel
Responded 18 Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review our sevices. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Old Rectory and had a relaxing break. We are very proud to offer friendly, personal service and quality food, its great to hear that was your experience during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon :)
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juliern_12 wrote a review Feb 2020
Lincoln, United Kingdom31 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights, our room was clean and comfortable had everything we wanted.
A no frills hotel which is ideal for us.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
We ate our breakfasts and evening meals in the hotel and the food was of good quality and presented very well.
Would definitely recommend staying here and we will return when in the area. Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Lisa E wrote a review Sept 2021
Norwich, United Kingdom11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had our wedding reception here yesterday and I can honestly say it was perfect. Due to the pandemic we have had to reschedule our wedding four times and each time Rebecca has been amazing, changing room bookings and keeping us updated at each stage. The venue is beautiful but what makes it is the staff. Nothing is too much trouble and we truly felt like royalty yesterday, the food was lovely and bar prices very reasonable. I cannot thank the old rectory team enough!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pete F wrote a review Feb 2023
Grantham, United Kingdom679 contributions458 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arranged to meet friends at the Hotel for an evening meal on a Sunday evening, although we were staying at the Hotel.
Our welcome was warm and friendly, once you discovered where the bell was to alert staff.
We booked the Superior Room 3 for our overnight stay with breakfast. The room was nicely furnished and the bed and linen fine. Decor is very dated, and paintwork really needs a re-fresh, and so far as hygiene is concerned, why on earth is there a dirty grey 'shag pile' carpet in the room. A laminated sign offered free water from the fridge, but there was no fridge. Plenty of mirrors in the room, but all were very poorly lit, so a big no,no, from the my wife. A delightful corner lamp was in situ, but with a broken shade.....small issue I know, but so easily repaired.
Emma, the staff member on duty was delightful. She did everything we could wish for to make our stay very pleasant. As we had guests coming for an evening meal we asked if there was a residents lounge area, and were shown through a 'conference' room to a small lounge area. This lounge is simply dreadful. Settes from a bygone age, poor really rather dirty tables and a 'dead' television laying on its back. So sad, when at night the lit trees and Arbor opposite the entrance to the Hotel are just lovely.
Menus were delivered, and decisions made, and after a very fair time factor we four were shown into the Restaurant / Function room. Apart from two other diners we were the only guests there, and rather strangely were seated two feet away from the other couple.
The table, and all the cutlery were fine. The meal was served by Emma who again was just lovely. The meal itself was SUPERB, high quality produce and in our view cooked to perfection. My wife actually said that her steak was one of the best that she could ever remember, and was cooked just as she ordered.
Breakfast the next morning, was again of excepional quality, as was the coffe, even though it was from a machine. Never quite sure why toast in an Hotel arrives so early, and is therefore cold by the time a guest wishes to have marmalade, but against that, my poacjhed eggs arrived on 'buttered' toast; so 10/10 for that !!
Any reader who has the time to read my review, hopefully feels that as I am a regular 'Trip' Reviewer, I do try to be fair. So much is good at this Hotel, but the Management need to look around with guest eyes.
Would we stay again.....Oh yes !.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
We are located around half an hours drive from the college, there is a bus service but it is very limited I would Personally suggest a taxi would be easier.
Answer from david w
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom20 contributions33 helpful votes
Sorry cannot help you. Suggest you contact hotel direct.
John W asked a question Oct 2015
Ipswich, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
phone number
Answer from aeroplane41
Sheffield, United Kingdom19 contributions9 helpful votes
01603 738513
GrandTour364499 wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The outdoor pool is an added bonus "
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Dick Knight wrote a tip Oct 2023
5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do be aware that the hotel is a little bit outside of Norwich and a taxi works better than a bus."
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ChestnutsWay wrote a tip Oct 2023
Kendal, United Kingdom241 contributions112 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Handy for a visit to Norwich or the Norfolk Broads. They do weddings, so you may wish to check your dates with the hotel."
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Wendy H wrote a tip Jan 2023
30 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This hotel has a charge point for electric cars... which is a great bonus. "
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Lovewestiesandfood wrote a tip Aug 2021
Peterborough, United Kingdom46 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a bigger bed if you’re tall!"
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HK$936 - HK$1,123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Rectory Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Rectory Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Clued Up! Escape Rooms (7.5 km), Cryptic Escape (7.4 km), and Escape Hunt Norwich (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Rectory Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Old Rectory Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Rectory Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Rectory Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Rectory Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include A Slice Of The Broads, The Old Mill Café Bar, and The ThaiWay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Old Rectory Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Old Rectory Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Crostwick.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Old Rectory Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does The Old Rectory Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Rectory Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cryptic Escape (7.4 km), History Mystery (7.7 km), and Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell (7.6 km).
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