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The Pier Hotel at Harwich

The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 7 hotels in Harwich
Travellers' Choice
The Pier is situated in the heart of Harwich old town over looking the harbour and the confluence of the Stour and Orwell estuaries. The hotel has 14 bedrooms, several looking out over the coast (a stay in the Mayflower suite is a must). Dine in the restaurant on the first floor with great views, enjoy fresh local seafood landed in the harbour opposite; in the summer (or if its warm enough) there are tables on the balcony which enables you to really savour your surroundings. Worth mentioning are the fabulous sunsets along the river Stour. The restaurant is open from 12 noon with the full menu available until the evening, there's also no need to book but call if you'd prefer to reserve a table. On the ground floor, you'll find the NAVYÄRD bar and terrace, famous for its gin library of 140 gins. The bar is open all day and serves breakfast and light lunch and in the evening is a popular meeting place.
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Clive D wrote a review Jul 2021
Colchester, United Kingdom102 contributions81 helpful votes
We go to he Pier from time to time. It is part of the Milsom Hotel group - but for us a 22 mile drive. Last weekend we decided to visit again and were not disappointed. It was a warm sunny day (yes - a sunny day at last!!) and we were seated on the small terrace outside overlooking the quay. I chose octopus as a starter - which was historic. Then my wife and I chose monkfish and prawns in a nice sauce. I tell you, this dish would not have been out of place at Scotts, in Mayfair. At the risk of sounding "gushing" - it was truly sensational in taste and perfectly cooked. So much so, we are going back today (31st) to have the whole lot all over again. It is a bit out of the way - but really worth the effort. The quay is a nice place to stroll around before or after lunch.
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Date of stay: July 2021
gilligrace wrote a review Jul 2021
Diss, United Kingdom28 contributions9 helpful votes
Comfortable, clean and well maintained small hotel. The Staff were very friendly and helpful with nothing too much trouble. We stayed in the annexe which was quiet. The room was small but certainly big enough to move around easily and had space for an armchair. It also had a sea view. Both dinner and breakfast were delicious, with a good choice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and won’t hesitate to return.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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whurr_11 wrote a review Jul 2021
Norwich, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel . We had booked the Mayflower room which had views over the port . The staff were all first class , welcoming and efficient nothing was to much trouble. The evening meal was delicious as was the breakfast. I highly recommend this hotel and especially the staff .
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
handyspanner wrote a review Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom359 contributions195 helpful votes
Came to the Pier for a few days away, I had been to Harwich on many occasions previously but staying tied up on Halfpenny Pier, while sailing. The Pier was an excellent choice providing comfortable accommodation, nice linen and fluffy soft towels. We had a room on the front overlooking the river and the ongoing action. The room was not too big and not too small with a large double bed and a cosy lounge chair. There was adequate storage and facilities. There was a large modern bathroom with an overhead/over bath power shower. The hotel provided very nice bathroom accessories. The room was cleaned daily with renewed towels and refreshed tea and coffee. Included in the price was a complementary breakfast which was exceptional and freshly cooked to your liking. Due to COVID a buffet breakfast was not possible, however, what ever you requested was hand delivered to your table. Throughout our three night stay the staff were well organised, friendly and very Covid compliment. This was a comfortable stay and I would recommend the Pier for a vacation or business overnight. We also had an evening meal in the restaurant, which again was exceptional and of good quality and presentation. Thanks!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Blerke wrote a review Jun 2021
Birmingham UK336 contributions119 helpful votes
Stayed here for a night and it was excellent value. Room was clean and facilities good. We had access to a lovely lounge just across the road where there were complimentary soft drinks, tea and coffee. The coffee was great and the comfortable lounge a lovely pace to just chill. We ate in the attached restaurant which was a good experience and would recommend it. Room and an excellent breakfast £135
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We had room 4 which was absolutely fine
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US$176 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pier Hotel at Harwich
Which popular attractions are close to The Pier Hotel at Harwich?
Nearby attractions include Halfpenny Pier (0.01 km), Electric Palace (0.2 km), and Lightvessel LV18 (0.03 km).
What food & drink options are available at The Pier Hotel at Harwich?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Pier Hotel at Harwich?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Up At The Quay, The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, and The Cafe on the Pier.
Are there any historical sites close to The Pier Hotel at Harwich?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Beacon Hill Fort (1.0 km), Felixstowe Pier (4.2 km), and Radar Tower (0.9 km).
Does The Pier Hotel at Harwich have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.