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The Orwell Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Epping, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The feel and appearance of the Orwell Hotel is late Victorian and it is very tired. The room was not over hot as the windows opened fully if required. A major plus was that the room came with a bath that was good and deep and not the modern shower only. The food for dinner was average at best, although...

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Halstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came back to have my afternoon tea,which didn't go well the last time we came to this hotel, but I must say that we really enjoyed the experience and staff very nice about it, food nice, and I would come back again,

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Celebrated mums 80th birthday with 30 family and friends. Cream tea was excellent. No problem catering for diary free either. Everyone impressed with the choice of sandwiches and cakes. Reception were excellent, made sure everything was ok. Mum had a wonderful afternoon and is looking forward to the girls lunch in May. They will only go to the Orwell as...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I were given a voucher for an afternoon tea at this hotel, and were very disappointed. the sandwiches were O.K. on the bottom tier, but on the second tier were 4 FRUIT SCONES! 2 were O.K. the other 2 were very much over baked and covered with icing sugar to try to hide it! The top tier...

Thank John K
Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the upgraded hotel room, which at only £20 more was outstanding. The room was clean, tidy, modern and spacious, with a really nice bathroom and shower. The hotel is a really stylish place, with lots of character. The food package was really reasonable and although the menu did not change much each day, the food was of a...

Thank John F
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a terrible mix up on arrival (entirely my fault) The gentleman on the front of house could not of been more helpful in saving my embarrassment by sorting everything out, and even offering us a free upgrade to a suite. The Room was lovely the service fantastic and the breakfast superb. we are returning on the 30th of same...

Thank Andrew E
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had promised ourselves lunch in this beautiful old hotel for ages and finally went for lunch. We were served in the "Buttery",a beautiful lead light and oak panelled room.I had the asparagus,poached egg and hollandaise sauce to start,it as just perfect only missing some extra bread to mop up the yolk and sauce,very bad of me I had to...

Thank susangM4533HW
St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one night at this hotel, as we were visiting family. We stayed in the orginal part of the building. Our room was lovely and modern. There was ample parking. The breakfast was lovely, as was the dining room. The whole building was very clean and tidy, also the staff were friendly and attentive. We had a lovely stay...

Thank mini427
Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very nicely situated, very close to the railway station and very close to the town centre. We have stayed at the Orwell Hotel on a number of occasions over the years and have found very little changes on our return visits. The Hotel is quite dated and seems to have quite a high turn over of staff,...

Thank Chappellsford
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How do you compare hotels? This is not a 4* as a big Hilton or Hyatt would be 4*. But for friendly local hotels that offer comfortable accommodation, friendly service and good food its' right up there. Check-in experience was very smooth but expect to pay for your accommodation on arrival not departure. Dinner menu had plenty of choices and...

Thank 666awy2015

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Orwell Hotel

Address: Hamilton Road, Felixstowe IP11 7DX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Felixstowe
Price Range: €63 - €111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Orwell Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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Elizabeth Orwell Hotel
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“Pay for the upgraded room”
johnfJ1927XO, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms are very nice and the suits are luxurious”
Chappellsford, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that's undergone the recent refurb”
666awy2015, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are equally good.”
david120541, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were in the modern wing overlooking the car park but it was pretty quiet.”
VivienJoy, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
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US$72* /night
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