Bell - Thetford

King St, Thetford, United Kingdom, IP242AZshow map
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Very goodBased on  547 reviews
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Overview

The traditional Bell Hotel offers a non-smoking accommodation in the heart of Thetford. The hotel was opened in 1459 and remains an example of original architecture in Thetford ever since.

Due to an ideal location of Bell Hotel, guests have direct access to Oxburgh Hall, which is 23 km away. Bell Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Thetford.

Nearby points of interest include ancient houses, a museum and a gallery.

Guests can reach Bell Hotel by car from Norwich International airport in 55 minutes.

Rooms

At Bell Hotel, guests are offered rooms with heating, a private balcony, a writing desk, an iron with ironing board and a separate toilet. They come with coffee/tea makers and a kettle as well as bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant serving British dishes on site. Guests can unwind in the Historical bar with a favourite drink. The bistro Taste of China is about 150 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Such business facilities as a meeting room, a catering service and a copier are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   46.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Adults only

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Thetford Art GalleryThetford Art Gallery400 ft
Thetford Castle HillThetford Castle Hill2000 ft
Thetford Snooker CentreThetford Snooker Centre400 ft
Charles Burrell Steam MuseumCharles Burrell Steam Museum700 ft
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Bell HotelBell Hotel100 ftBridge Street & King Street
Cheers restaurant thetfordCheers restaurant thetford300 ftIp241aa
Tall Orders, ThetfordTall Orders, Thetford300 ft22-24 King Street
Taste of ChinaTaste of China400 ft17 Bridge Street
New SaffronNew Saffron600 ftST Giles Lane
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Go ApeGo Ape4.5 mi
high lodge forest centrehigh lodge forest centre3.8 mi
Thetford ForestThetford Forest5.7 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Lakenheath RAF (LKZ)8.1 mi
Mildenhall Arpt (MHZ)11.9 mi
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  547  reviews
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Without a doubt the friendliness of the staff, despite all the problems I encountered staying there was the best thing about this hotel. It was clear the staff was under a lot of pressure, the restaurant staff was short staffed (It took for ever to get served) but the friendliness of the waitress made up for it in my eyes. There was a prom night on the Saturday where drunk people behaved,well like drunk people and kept me awake til 1:30. Speaking to the maintenance man the day after, it was clear the people had created a lot of problems for the staff (broken glass etc). I was going to complain about it too but when I realized the effect it had on the staff, decided not to. There was problem with hot water too to top it all off (none on one of the nights). When I highlighted the problems to the reception lady, she had no problems with taking off one night (the most pricey one) off my bill, I really appreciated it. The chambermaid staff was also very nice. So the hotel might have felt less than satisfactory because of temporary problems, but the staff more than made up for it! And I loved sitting in their courtyard.

    All the problems I experienced were temporary one.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We where able to book in the whole family into good rooms even though we booked late, the service within the hotel was excellent. We where having a 50th Wedding Anniversary party at the hotel, the staff help us whenever we requested thier assisitance.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Peaceful and quiet. Good food. Friendly staff.

    Lack of comfort in the bar

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Handy Hotel for the area

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The hotel itself was lovely, our room was very nice and the food - both bar menu and breakfast were excellent, and we felt very good value indeed. The parking was good and the distance to nearby shops was good, it is close to local attractions but still a quaint hotel. The history of the hotel interested us a great deal.

    The town of Thetford itself is a let down, not the fault of the hotel obviously, but the local council let Thetford down by not investing in it, and this lets The Bell down as the local area is important.The limited TV channels is a shame, but not a big enough problem to stop us staying there again.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Convienient, good reception staff and good breakfast. Handy for the town and near my customers premises.

    Shabby and a bit run down. Dining room not open, bar meals only

  • 7.4
    Very good

    100% better than 2 years ago.

    Breakfast was a bit slow

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Central location.

    Quite noisy as centre of town.Room basic. Car park full - had to move car late in evening. No lift.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Very noisey nights from outside

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    In the right location and reasonably priced for a break with my mum. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good.

    The shower in the room took a long long time to start running hot and when it did was not much above body temperature. The pressure was extremely low and water not hot enought to want to add cold water to it. Complained the first day and it was look at - improved but still not up to standard of rest of the Hotel Services.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The hotel was fine for a short stay, facilities were ok, not special, as was meal. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Price was reasonable.

    Shower didn't work too well.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Staff were exceptionally helpful. Our double bed was very comfortable with good cotton bedding and two pillows each. Lots of parking made it easy.

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    We have stayed in room 48 twice and the windows do not shut despite complaining on our previous stay, you have to wedge the hotel info mag in the window to keep it closed, have also stayed in the ro below which has the same problem, big let down needs sorting its freezing.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Room 11 - We loved everything about it. Restaurant for dinner and breakfast - suited us perfectly.

    The bar is not a very comforable place for a drink. We moved to the'lounge area' with the log fire,

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Old style hotel with history, Nice friendly staff

    The hotel could do with a "spring clean" ... Fair to say there was a fair amount of dirt in the room and in other areas. Though not to the point of complaining !!

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  547 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Lakenheath RAF (LKZ)8.1 mi
Mildenhall Arpt (MHZ)11.9 mi
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