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The Orwell Hotel

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Loads of places to park,lovely well kept gardens, lot of cabinets dotted around where you can purchase souvenirs at very reasonable prices,lots of information on what's on in the area,drinks very reasonable priced we love the library room great for afternoon tea and cakes or catch up with friends you don't have to stay here to enjoy this hotel,this place...

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Cambridge
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Just had a dance holiday at this hotel. The front of house staff are great; friendly, helpful, always with a smile and cheerful attitude working hard to make our stay a success. After this it is all down hill. We had two dinners in the ballroom and on both occasions the quality of the food was good. Unfortunately the food...

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Pleasant hotel, friendly staff, very accessible with extensive car parking. Comfortable room - a bit on the small side for two people but OK for one although the bathroom was cramped. Good price. But dinner was ordinary and could have been warmer. Breakfast also disappointing. Shame as otherwise good

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I was pleasantly surprised to find thIs hotel very clean and modern seeing as the building from the road looks quite old. As you enter the reception area it has the old feel to it but the rooms which were an extension to the original building were very clean and comfortable. Mum one complaint is that the room was by...

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We attended a black tie charity ball at the Orwell and along with others decided to stay overnight. We booked a "luxury" room via Laterooms for £86 B&B. Not sure where the luxury was, although the bathroom looked nice. The bed was OK, comfortable and big enough. However, the room was unbearably hot (remember this is the beginning of April!)....

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Braintree Essex
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Upon our arrival we were very impressed with the grand entrance, the magnificent chandeliers and impressive paintings. The hotel is stunning and we found the place itself fascinating. We were greeted warmly by the receptionist and checked in quickly - the receptionist also upon our request booked a table for us for dinner at 7pm. Our room was as expected,...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2016

My wife and I decided to return to Felixstowe for a holiday, where we lived for a couple of years after we were first married. We had not been to the Orwell Hotel before and chose the hotel because of its good value room price for B&B. I looked online on a hotel comparison website first, but booked over the...

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

As people who visit on a semi regular basis, this is our 'Treat Night' or 'Celebratory Night Out'. The place excels in being classy, old fashioned, and offers a complete personalised excellence!! This may be a hotel but PLEASE do not underestimate its restaurant facilities - With three different places within this hotel to eat, it offers a smart casual...

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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Felixstowe for most of my life I don't have a single negative thing to say about this hotel. My school prom was here, along with many events and functions I have been to throughout my adult life. The service, the food, the atmosphere, the staff and the surroundings are always fantastic and never fail to disappoint. Within...

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

A Sunday lunch with a difference. We were with a group of friends celebrating a birthday. The staff were very patient as the singers in the group knew the words to the songs being played by the resident pianist, and so they sang along, much to the pianists delight. It was a good lunch too.

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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: $88 - $139 (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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Also Known As:
Elizabeth Orwell Hotel
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