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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is fast becoming our place to go we love all the rooms and each part has a different feel to it,you can have snacks off the menu sandwiches or afternoon tea and cakes or biscuits lots of choices,the House red wine is lovely ,the seats in all areas are so relaxing its a job to keep awake especially in...

Thank leolion123
East Anglia, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reminds me of a bygone age, leather chairs, wood paneling, large patterns on the carpets and curtains, for some this would be awful but it is a hotel from a bygone era. It looked like pictures we have seen of gentlemens clubs or the lounges of one of the White Star Line ships, do not go expecting modern. We thoroughly...

Thank LesGUk
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Orwell Hotel is ideally situated for rail travel as well as by car. We stumbled upon it in December 2015 and now intend returning at least annually. The rooms are of decent size, warm and comfortable. The staff are friendly yet professional. Breakfast is from a diverse menu. We love the charm of this grand old lady. Felixstowe has...

Thank TRUDIvivian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch and couldnt fault the service and food. A warm welcome and quick service all food very reasonably priced, i would highly recommend. Popped to the front desk to enquire about rooms etc and the young fair-haired man was so helpful and rather handsome hehe Will be back

Thank buddy3003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding here, the expertise of the manager Jo dealt with us from start to finish of our planning, organising and even ideas a massive asset to the place the surroundings are so stunning even for a winter wedding I would recommend it to anyone

Thank Manda1975
Felixstowe, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held a family luncheon at Christmas fro 10 persons. The food and service were excellent and the entertainment provided by Ralph was in keeping with the occasion. Very impressed with the food and service provided.

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Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Orwell Hotel is desperately in need of refurbishing! Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to find a hotel room for one night late on Christmas Day. Good news is that the Orwell had a room; bad news is that the room and much of the hotel has not been updated in many, many years. We were on the second...

Thank nikkie10
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our annual Christmas Dinner, held in the Library room which was lovely, however, the meal was awful, and the description of the cheese cake sweet could be debated, the service was terrible, a visit to the charm school maybe of help. The vegetables arrived 30 minutes after the main meal was served, what a disappointment, thank goodness the...

Thank maxmindy
Reviewed 8 December 2016

My wife and I have just returned from our third stay at The Orwell Hotel this year and our umpteenth overall! Needless to say we enjoy staying there and I am pleased to state that everything was as usual on this visit. The hotel was very nicely decorated for the impending celebrations, including several Christmas trees dotted around the various...

1Thank PeterSEpsom
St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights in a refurbished room on the second floor. The room was nicely furnished with good bedding and an immaculate bathroom with shower. The only criticism is that the window seat takes away some of the heat. The room was not cold but could have been warmer. The dinner in the restaurant was of good...

Thank JohnDaniell

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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 

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Address: Hamilton Road, Felixstowe IP11 7DX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Felixstowe
Price Range: $90 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Orwell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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Elizabeth Orwell Hotel
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“do not eat there”
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