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The Orwell Hotel

Hamilton Road, Felixstowe IP11 7DX England
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#3 of 4 hotels in Felixstowe
For short breaks or longer holidays, the Orwell Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, excellent cuisine, fine wine, great service and a friendly atmosphere all provided by our highly trained staff. Felixstowe, a family seaside resort, with a Victorian atmosphere. Bathing huts, seafront gardens and red shingle beach with pier. Close to Felixstowe's town centre is the Orwell Hotel, a Victorian house dating back to 1898. The spacious public areas are traditionally decorated and have a wealth of charm and elegance.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
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Special diet menus
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FrenchCol wrote a review Dec 2020
Windsor, United Kingdom48 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed again with family, and couldn’t fault the warm welcome & excellent value for money. This is my go to hotel in the area & has so much charm & character. Not generic like Premier Inn, Hilton, Marriott etc. Had dinner in the restaurant, again amazing value for money, and both food and service were excellent. If you are thinking off booking, and you want a charming seaside experience that’s good value then do it !
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Steve M wrote a review Dec 2020
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Just visited Orwell Hotel restaurant. As usual it is a bright and safe area with Christmas decorations. Food and service excellent with everyone adhering to the present restrictions. I cannot recommend enough this location if you want an excellent meal and feel safe.
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Date of stay: December 2020
MarianBD1 wrote a review Oct 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom19 contributions7 helpful votes
Met up with friends (6 of us) for a meal on a Friday evening. Wasn’t expecting much as we had heard it was a bit run down and we remember it in the 70’s when it was very popular for dinner dances. However we were all pleasantly surprised. Waiting staff were excellent, particularly the Irish waiter, very efficient. The venue is looking a bit tired but Covid rules were well adhered to. Menu is a bit basic but the Mussels were excellent and the crayfish and prawn salad was lovely. Sirloin steak, beautifully cooked and tender , fish and chips delicious. Will certainly be going again, maybe after lockdown ☹️
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Tracy B wrote a review Oct 2020
Colchester, United Kingdom28 contributions3 helpful votes
Starting with the negatives, which are few 1. The decor in some of the rooms is very dated and in need of a refurb especially the 70's tiled bathroom! Also the lampshades were stained, not sure with what and the general state of the interior of the room didnt match with the communal areas of the hotel which was disappointing 2. IT WAS TOO HOT ALL NIGHT!! to the point where we couldnt sleep!! The pipes were boiling the whole time we were there and made the room stuffy and uncomfortable They were our only 2 negatives. The food was lovely, and they serve really nice coffee! The decor in the reception and surrounding areas was amazing and I spent a lot of time photographing it. The staff were so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Great area, close to station, shops and beach and pier.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
John Iszatt wrote a review Oct 2020
Harlow, United Kingdom10 contributions11 helpful votes
Dining in the ball/function room so very spaced out but not a good experience although the nice staff did their best. Limited menu. Bedroom far too hot but could open the windows but needed wedging as old sash single glazed and rattled. Very low water pressure in showers so power would help. Plenty of parking and good end of high street location.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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US$52 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkFelixstowe
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Orwell Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Orwell Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Felixstowe Sea Front Gardens (0.9 km), Port of Felixstowe (0.2 km), and Palace Cinema (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Orwell Hotel?
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 Orwell Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Orwell Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Orwell Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anatolia Restaurant, Blue Naan, and The Little Ice Cream Company.
Is The Orwell Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Felixstowe.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Orwell Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Orwell Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Orwell Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sutton Hoo (6.7 km), Beacon Hill Fort (5.4 km), and Felixstowe Pier (1.1 km).
Is The Orwell Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.