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The Mermaid by Marston's Inns

Yarmouth Road The Mermaid, Handforth Bridge, Ipswich IP1 2EN England
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#4 of 19 Speciality lodging in Ipswich
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Book your stay with us for the best rate, and enjoy all the mod cons of our 28 room lodge accommodation, en-suite bathroom, digital television & free WIFI. If you have friends in the area we would welcome them to join us for breakfast each morning. We boast a varied and extensive menu with a superb daily carvery right at the heart of what we do. The carvery is freshly prepared and offers a choice of three succulent meats carved by our friendly chefs, temptingly displayed alongside a wide range of seasonal vegetables and homemade Yorkshire puddings. At the bar you can choose from a superb selection of Cask Ales from Marston's five breweries, a great wine list featuring choices inc. a vegan wine, an impressive range of ciders, soft drinks and spirits. Our Nescafe Milano coffee range is the ideal accompaniment for one of the fabulous and irresistible giant desserts from our unmissable cake cabinet. Sleep Well Eat Well You'll have a good night sleep at The Mermaid by Marston's Inns
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Youngladgetsaround wrote a review 14 Jun
Stamford, United Kingdom64 contributions20 helpful votes
I was pleasantly surprised when arriving the grounds are clean and tidy and check in at the pub was simple and quick! My room was very clean and of a nice standard with the amazing benefit of lovely lovely air con! ( it’s what made me pick this hotel ) Can’t fault it and within a nice gentle stroll of the town centre!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
June-Marie wrote a review May 2021
Suffolk, United Kingdom30 contributions9 helpful votes
Visited outside earlier in May for fathers birthday drinks. Was seated in a lovely wooden hut/pod which kept us nice and warm and had excellent service! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to have drinks outside! A few weeks earlier we did the same and also had some small meals to accompany our drinks which went down a treat.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
birchy04 wrote a review Dec 2020
birmingham5 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at the hotel from the Thursday night to the Saturday night we was supposed to check out the Sunday morning but we left Saturday night late . We had booked the accessible room due to my physical health however when we got there we were given another room . Thursday night was fine . We both ordered the full English and it was disgusting and a waste of time !! On the Friday evening we came out of the room to have a cigarette and we could smell cannabis !! We notified the lady on the desk and she came over to check, when we came back into the hotel the lady asked us if we could smell it and we no longer could smell it however the lady had sprayed air freshener every where , why spray air freshener if she couldn’t smell it herself!!!! When we went to bed at 10.00pm all we could hear was stomp , stomp , stomp above us up until 3.00am and then it started again at 7.00am , we had enough!! So that’s why we decided to leave early on the Saturday night . When we was unpacking the car on the night we arrived there was a male hanging about the car park asking for money to stop at the hotel and for drugs !! The situation of the hotel was a perfect location for us to visit family but the hotel and the food totally let everything down and would never stop there again !!!!! The picture below is of the butter that came on the breakfast plate !! All dripping around the breakfast!!!:
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Gareth phillips9 wrote a review Dec 2020
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I stayed here last night with my 3 children and the staff were so friendly, room was clean, beds were very comfortable, great nights sleep and close to the city. I got back home over an hour away and realised my young son didn't have his favourite blankey which he can't sleep without, he was devesyated. I called the hotel and the lady who I believe was called Julie said nothing had been found, she even went to the room to double check and also checked the car park but nothing. I dropped kids off at their mums and headed back to Ipswich to see if I could find it around the hotel grounds in case someone had put it on a fence or something after finding it but nothing. Last resort was just to ask the staff to keep an eye out for it but Julie had been trying to call me but I missed the calls, I walked in and she had found it by trawling through all the laundry for the previous night, I can't praise her enough and my little boy will be able to sleep peacefully thanks to you, above and beyond and I will absolutely return here when in the area, lovely place, lovely staff, thankyou 😊
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
topcat152015 wrote a review Sep 2020
Stevenage, United Kingdom47 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed 4 nights as an extra to our holiday , well explained new rules , very clean and tidy. Ideal if you don't wish to mix too much ,had breakfast every day good distancing and service in restaurant Shame not everyone followed wearing masks in hotel corridors. Good stay
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Date of stay: September 2020
US$64 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkIpswich
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mermaid by Marston's Inns
Which popular attractions are close to The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Nearby attractions include New Wolsey Theatre (0.9 km), Ipswich Museum (1.1 km), and Arcade Street Tavern (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Biryani Hut, The Greyhound, and Maharani.
Is The Mermaid by Marston's Inns located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Ipswich.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Peter's by the Waterfront (1.4 km), Pykenham's Gatehouse (1.4 km), and Jean Ingelow House and Archway (1.1 km).
Is The Mermaid by Marston's Inns accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.