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Shipwrights Arms Hotel

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

In my lifetime of travelling I have probably visited 50 - 60 countries, and have stayed in accommodation costing as little as 10 pence per night. In all of that time and those hundreds of thousands of miles, I don't recall any hotel experience anywhere near as unpleasant as the Shipwright's Arms, Ipswich. After a night's fitful sleep on a...

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Discussing. Do not stay there! No matter how cheap it is they should still meet basic health and hygiene standards but they are a long way off. I am certain the room had just had the bed made in between guest an nothing else done. (I am just hoping they didn't realise use the bedding from the last guests). There...

3Thank Steve b
great yarmouth
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as wanted a do a bit of shopping in the town centre and live around 50 miles away.On arrival we were shown to our room by a nice lady but straightaway I was shocked by the musty smell and filthy carpets.We dropped our shopping off , had a bit of a giggle about how it was the...

1Thank kirsty s
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I am at a loss as to how to best describe it. I took some photos & will attach one which shows the crumpled state of the duvet cover when I arrived in the room. In the morning I went down to breakfast but found the door locked & as I walked around the outside I could not see any...

Thank DevonAdorable
Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The problem with the place is that it oversells and under delivers. In essence this is a cheap, no frills B&B attached to a local pub - if it advertised itself as that it would be passable - not great - but passable. We were only there for one night and the price was extraordinarily low - the corporate alternatives...

1Thank 509Martin
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Best part of our stay last weekend was when we arrived and the extra bedding was not made up in the room. I went downstairs to ask the woman at reception for it and was told I would have to carry it up and do it myself. When I made a mild statement claiming that wasn't such great service, the...

3Thank mewithkids
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This establishment needs a visit from the awarding body that gave it 3 stars. I had booked 2 nights. On day 1 I bought Flash bathroom spray and cloths so that I could clean the bathroom. I do not think I need to say more.... can this place be checked out.

2Thank PrisOn2014
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This hotel should not be called a hotel, , it is a lock up facility with bed only, no heating or hot water on tap, , shabby interior, dated , mould in shower cubicle, damp room , wanted payment immiediate even though payment had been taken out my account 3 days earlier than booking dot com said any money would...

2Thank scattNe
Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2015

If you want the worst experience and to be totally ripped off and accused of things you did not do, just so they can get more money for a failing business, then best you stay here. they are fraudsters and liars . I never make comments on sites about places I stay but this one needs a very wide berth,...

5Thank louise y
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

I wasn't expecting The Ritz for the price but I did expect a clean room with hot water. The room was dated and dirty. The bed was uncomfortable, mismatch bedding, filthy carpets, no hot water, a dripping tap that kept us awake all night, falling down curtains, I could go on but I think you get the message.


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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Shipwrights Arms Hotel

Address: 55-61 Wherstead Road, Ipswich IP2 8JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Ipswich
Price Range: €51 - €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shipwrights Arms Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“There's a Marriott, a novotel and a premier inn all very close by”
509Martin, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you have to stay here take some cleaning equipment”
PrisOn2014, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“just go elsewhere, no tv area , tv didnt work , no wifi,”
scattNe, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“all about the money”
LynW480, 19 Sep 2015 | Read review
“no good rooms from the reviews”
AnneS547, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
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US$58* /night
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