The Orwell Hotel - Ipswich

Hamilton Rd, Ipswich, United Kingdom, IP11 7DXshow map
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Very goodBased on  242 reviews
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Overview

Orwell Hotel is a 3-star central property, set near to the beach front. Built in 1898, the hotel is a combination of Victorian architecture and contemporary facilities.

A short distance to a ferry port enables you to get to The Ipswich Hospital and Forum Amusement Centre in no time.

The property is located within a 65 km distance of London Southend airport.

Rooms

There are 60 luxury rooms fitted with central heating, a dining area, a dressing area, a writing table and a trouser press. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries for more comfort.

Eat & Drink

English and British specialties are served at Westerfield's at the Orwell Hotel, which is 50 meters away.

Services

There are a baggage storage, parking and a lift available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Half board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Central heating
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Westerfield's at the Orwell HotelWesterfield's at the Orwell Hotel100 ftHamilton Road
Abigail's ButteryAbigail's Buttery100 ftHamilton Road Felixstowe
GrosvenorGrosvenor2000 ft25-31 Ranelagh Road
Cafe KitschCafe Kitsch2000 ft46 Hamilton Road
Bounty FisheriesBounty Fisheries2100 ft115 High Road West
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Sutton HooSutton Hoo8.8 miTranmer House Sutton Hoo
Woodbridge MuseumWoodbridge Museum8.9 mi5A Market Hill
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Getting around
Airports
London Southend (SEN)39.3 mi
Lakenheath RAF (LKZ)45.5 mi
Train
Ipswich Station10.6 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  242  reviews

Rating by category:

7.0
Location
7.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Good cooked breakfast.

    Dirty room. Found a half eaten biscuit and some used tissue on the bedroom floor. Looks like its not been redecorated in twenty years or more.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Good value & a nice relaxed breakfast with helpful staff.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Breakfast was good and restaurant staff were friendly and efficient

    Bath taps were stiff and shower did not work.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Hotel has character & history. There are lots of little lounges to relax in. Staff were very attentive in reception & restaurant. Food was of a high quality.

    Shower temperature was not constant. Bathroom suite was very dated.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Convenient for Felixstowe golf club function.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    This was our third visit and it was good to be back at the Orwell. We were also pleased to be upgraded to a larger room. The Victorian architecture and decor have been retained and combined with the up to date features expected of a modern hotel. The hotel still offers old fashioned service in all the public rooms with an excellent restaurant and comfortable seating in the lounge. The location in the town centre is ideal for shopping. Access to the beachfront is just ten minutes walk away.

    Some rooms are rather tired and in need of redecoration.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    We really enjoyed our stay. The room was very good, the staff exceptional and the food excellent. If you could guarantee the weather Felixstowe and the Elizabeth would be a world beater. We especially enjoyed the roast being carved at the table. Please keep up the good work. We will return.

    The only minor problem was the high temperature in our room which was room 100. It was really too hot for a relaxed sleep and it would be better if the heat could be reduced during the night, I queried this problem and was told that the heat is centrally controlled and cannot be varied by room. It will not stop us returning.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    We liked the atmosphere and the staff were very helpful and friendly

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Great Old Hotel with plenty of features & character, the staff are very helpful. The food and drink are good too.

    Some of the rooms are a little tired and are in need of freshening up, and some of the staff should smile a little more often.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Nice friendly staff excelent resturant

  • 6.4
    Good

    Ambience of hotel good with a bit of character. Other than bed room very good.

    Food very average. Bed poor and a bit bendy. Got bill wrong and had to be corrected,

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    great location, fantastic main rooms, efficient pleasant service, clean, comfortable room, excellent breakfast. a pleasurable stay. thoroughly recommended.

    bathroom a little dated, but clean and spacious.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    My first time back in 40 years. The ambiance is much the same as I remembered it - perfect. The catering was of a very high calibre.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff on reception when you arrived were very friendly and helpful and the rooms were very clean.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Friedliness of staff good breakfast choice. Staff were excellent with regards to problem with room.

    The first room we were given was quite shabby and we had an unpleasent night due to the fact of a long staying customer in the next room who snored so loud all night we never had any sleep at all. When we complained to receptionist she was very aware of room concerned tod us there had been complaints before us but moved us to another room which was ok. also my daughter who can only have soya milk which she requested before we came never had any on the first day and when given some on the second which we had to ask for again was off so very disappointing. My husband and I came again sunday 16th Sept and although I had requested not to be put in room we were in before thats what we were given again staff very helpful and we were moved but We were very disappointed that our written requests were ignored.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  242 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London Southend (SEN)39.3 mi
Lakenheath RAF (LKZ)45.5 mi
Train
Ipswich Station10.6 mi
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