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Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel

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Belstead Road, Ipswich IP2 9HB England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized 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 sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#14 of 18 hotels in Ipswich
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We are an 88 Bedroom Hotel set in our own grounds but only a 5 minute Drive into Ipswich Town centre. The Manor House section of the Hotel is the original part of the building dating back to the 16th century and a lot of the original fittings still remain and this is also the location of the Restaurant . We also have the leisure centre which is free to use for all guests this includes Swimming Pool, Steam room, Jacuzzi, Gym and treatments are available by prior arrangement.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Head massage
Salon
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Global589934 wrote a review Jan 2021
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We booked a table for one of their Christmas party nights back in March 2020. In November it was obvious it wasn’t going to go ahead and confirmed that was the case in December. Despite numerous phone calls and promises from Simon (apparently second in charge) that we would be refunded our deposits. We still haven’t had a refund! Having worked in a hotel reception myself I know how easy it is to do a refund, but for some reason they just won’t give us our money back!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Samx wrote a review Nov 2020
Essex, United Kingdom311 contributions76 helpful votes
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As we couldn’t go abroad this year we decided to do a staycation. Belstead Brooke were doing a good deal for dinner, bed and breakfast. We were aloud 1 hour in the pool and you could book your times in (due to covid). We couldn’t complain about anything. The staff were so friendly and attentive, the food was amazing and the rooms were really nice. We will be returning
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kamal Rijhwani, General Manager at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel
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Dear Sammix08, thank you for your great, amazing review. We do pride in offering the best deals for our discerning guests. Due to covid restrictions, the 1 hour slot was and will be necessary to ensure all our guests get a chance; and yes we do offer multiple entries. All our staff members thank you for your positive feedback. We have gone thru extensive refurbishment in the last 3-4 months and have now upgraded the Bar, the changing rooms in the leisure club and our Gym. We look forward to welcoming you back as we open our doors for all segments of customers on 17th May 2021. Best Regards Belstead Brook Team
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Deb G wrote a review Oct 2020
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Having stayed here several times over the past few years. The staff were very helpful and friendly, especially the evening staff in the restaurant,the food was delicious. The one hour allocated in the pool area, was sufficient and towels provided. Our room was upgraded, which was a nice touch, although due to covid,the room was not cleaned,if we needed a top up of tea etc this was readily available. A thoroughly enjoyable couple of days.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stuart H wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom73 contributions19 helpful votes
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The good: Room was large and with good adjustable heating. Shower and bath were provided and worked well. Pool was clean, warm and nice. Breakfast was cooked to order, of good quality and for a reasonable price and with helpful friendly serving staff. The mix of weird furniture, ornate metallic jungle scenes, gilt commodes filled with pine-cones, strange metal figures and overly decorative reproduction furniture provided some perverse amusement. The bad: Reception was cold and dark on arrival at 9pm with no one in attendance (pictured). A sign placed on the reception counter face-up printed in gold writing on red paper asks you to call a cell phone number if arriving after 6pm but was barely visible amongst the plethora of other signs about Covid, Hand washing, spas, rules etc. I missed all of this and was able to wonder about the hotel aimlessly without challenge before getting guidance from the bar staff. My family were not amused waiting in the car during this expedition. Our room (a presidential suite) was supposed to have a sofa-bed as per the description on Booking.com website but a broken floppy camp-bed was provided instead. It was unusable and our kid ended up in our bed with us. The main bed had its own room but without a TV so you couldn’t watch TV from bed. Two toilets were convenient but one smelled badly due to a botched exposed drain overflow contraption which seemed to be part of the bathroom design. The suite was set-off with many needless items of furniture including granny’s dining table, a bronze leopard, a padded satin coffee table, and an uncomfortable two seat moulded gilt sofa and a nylon shag-pile rug etc. The sound of washing machines could clearly be heard at 11pm. Most worryingly, with all the focus on cleanliness, we found a sock (pictured) from the previous occupant in the room - perhaps it belonged to the President! Even with all these issues on the whole the negatives were not enough to outweigh the positives and we still kind of enjoyed our stay. Bizarre as it was! Final tip. Don’t use the free shampoo unless you’re going for the Johnny Rotten look!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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halfhide2016 wrote a review Oct 2020
Nairn, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed for a weekend in October. The whole hotel was clean and felt Covid-safe. Room was spacious, comfortable and quiet. Food at dinner was excellent both nights with lots to choose from and good service. The dinning rooms retain much of the charm of the original building. We will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
USD 59 - USD 233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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belstead brook ipswich, hotel belstead brook
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkIpswich
NUMBER OF ROOMS
88
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Frequently Asked Questions about Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ipswich Escape Rooms (5.0 km), New Wolsey Theatre (3.1 km), and Ipswich Transport Museum (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ocean Fish Platter, Mariners, and Takayama.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Peter's by the Waterfront (2.9 km), Pykenham's Gatehouse (3.4 km), and Jean Ingelow House and Archway (3.0 km).
Is Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.