The Thomas Paine

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Thomas Paine

The Thomas Paine

3.5 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
33 White Hart Street, Thomas Paine hotel, Thetford, England, IP24 1AA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAncient House Museum of Thetford Life2 min walk
  • Popular LocationCharles Burrell Museum2 min walk
  • Popular LocationDad's Army Museum6 min walk
  • AirportCambridge (CBG)32 min drive

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About this area


The Thomas Paine is located in Thetford. Peddars Way and Go Ape Thetford are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Knettishall Heath Country Park and High Lodge Thetford Forest. Fuller's Mill Garden and Banham Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life - 2 min walk
  • Charles Burrell Museum - 2 min walk
  • Dad's Army Museum - 6 min walk
  • Go Ape Thetford - 13 min drive
  • High Lodge Thetford Forest - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Thetford Station - 6 min walk
  • Cambridge (CBG) - 32 min drive


  • Wong's Taste of China - 3 min walk
  • Tall Orders - 3 min walk
  • New Saffron - 5 min walk
  • The Mulberry - 5 min walk
  • Norfolk Kitchen Diner - 6 min walk

About this property

The Thomas Paine

3.5-star hotel with lazy river and restaurant
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a lazy river are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, wedding services and a banquet hall are on-site. All 8 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, showers and ironing boards.
The Thomas Paine offers 8 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a lazy river and a waterslide.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–9:00 AM: GBP 7.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Lifeguards on site

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lazy river
  • Water slide


  • Banquet hall
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 2


  • Lifeguards on site
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee: GBP 10.00 for check-in between 10:00 PM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

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.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per stay
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the 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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for to-go breakfast: GBP 7.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 30 per pet, per stay
  • Late check-in fee: GBP 10.00 for check-in between 10:00 PM and midnight

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
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.
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 will place a credit card authorization for 50-100 GBP on site.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Historical Thomas Paine Hotel Thetford
Historical Thomas Paine Thetford
Historical Thomas Paine Thetf
The Thomas Paine Hotel
The Thomas Paine Thetford
Historical Thomas Paine Hotel
The Thomas Paine Hotel Thetford

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 36 out of 100 reviews
5 - Excellent 36%
Rating 4 - Good. 37 out of 100 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 100 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 100 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 100 reviews
1 - Terrible 9%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Centrally located and check-in service. However the rooms and public areas leading to the rooms could benefit from a fresh coat of paint.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The hotel interesting historical place and the staff were well informed to share its history. The stay was pleasant, the room very clean and the service was great. Will recommend this particular hotel for comfort and peaceful stay
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021