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The Marquis

Upper Street, Layham IP7 5JZ England
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Situated in the picturesque Suffolk village of Layham on the edge of Dedham Vale, The Marquis is a refurbished 19th century building boasting views across the Brett river. The spacious en suite rooms and suites all include a work desk and chairs, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, bathrobes, hairdryer, a Nespresso coffee machine with free tea/coffee, complimentary toiletries, free WiFi throughout and free on-site parking. The Marquis Hotel's restaurant consists of a cosy modern bar, fireplaces, seating areas and 2 patios where guests can enjoy views of the surrounding area. The restaurant offers international cuisine and a wide variety of wines from the cellar. Ipswich is 16 km from The Marquis, while historic Colchester with its Norman castle is 22 km away. The area is popular for walking, golfing, weddings, tourist venues and the nearest airport is London Stansted Airport, 51 km from The Marquis.
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Lookforthegood2000 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom27 contributions17 helpful votes
Went recently for a midweek Dinner Bed and Breakfast stay. Have to say we very impressed by all aspects. They are trying very hard in difficult times and succeeding on all fronts. In particular great front of house staff who are having to multi task and again, doing it very well. We look forward to our next visit. !
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Brian70 wrote a review Sep 2020
Essex, United Kingdom16 contributions3 helpful votes
We visited early on Monday evening for our wedding anniversary, we were impressed by the ambience, service and the quality of the food. First time here but we will return soon. Thank you for noting our anniversary with the candle and dessert.
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RVT wrote a review Sep 2020
Thornham Magna, United Kingdom3 contributions9 helpful votes
We have visited the Marquis a few times now and it is always our go to for ‘special occasions’. We were let down by the Unruly Pig for a 30th Birthday celebration for 6 and thank god we were. We booked at relatively short notice (the day before) and were happily accommodated. Upon arrival, we were told we would be inside but said we would prefer to be outside. They kindly made room for us on the benches by the lawn. The weather was beautiful so that all helped the experience of course. We have a one year old and it was such a comfortable place to be with her as she was able to have a wander down the hill before and after dinner (the views are incredible, even in winter!) The staff are professional, well dressed, and treat you with utmost respect but are relaxed and easy to get on with. You never feel unwelcome or judged. My husband and I shared the chateaubriand, cooked rare. It was perfect. So far, the best we’ve had anywhere. The food has always been amazing so we expected nothing less. Even on a busy afternoon, the service was excellent and we weren’t waiting long between courses or for drinks. As always, we came away with smiles on our faces, and probably a few lbs heavier!! Thank you to everyone at The Marquis who are always so kind, welcoming and make the experience what it is. We will be back soon.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Gemma79 wrote a review Sep 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom33 contributions14 helpful votes
Revisit to The Marquis to celebrate my birthday after a previous overnight stay that had a couple of snagging points for the cost. This time we stayed for dinner and drinks in the restaurant and the food was exceptional as always. The service, which had been a sticking point for me last visit, was absolutely faultless with special mention to Will, who to me displayed every quality needed in a great manager. The outside staff seemed to work very hard as on a warm, sunny day everyone wants to sit on the terrace and enjoy the views across the Vale. The Marquis is an absolute stunning venue and we had a fantastic evening. I absolutely recommend visiting.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
F4 wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom108 contributions57 helpful votes
Delicious supper menu - the scallops and the tuna salad nicoise particularly good. Very good covid-sensitive service and thoughtful precautions, although a word of warning as to what changes they had made would have been helpful. Overall, well worth its consistent 5 star rating.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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US$166 - US$256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkLayham
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Marquis
Which popular attractions are close to The Marquis?
Nearby attractions include Hollow Trees Farm Shop (6.6 km), Flatford Mill (7.4 km), and RSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Marquis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Marquis?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Marquis?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Marquis?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Carriers Arms, Old Bakery Cafe, and The Angel Inn Restaurant.
Is The Marquis located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Layham.
Are there any historical sites close to The Marquis?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Flatford Mill (7.4 km) and Lindsey St James's Chapel (7.3 km).
Is The Marquis accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.