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The Crown & Castle

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Market Hill, Orford IP12 2LJ, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Orford is a lovely place and this hotel equally so. The service is excellent, with plenty of smiling and helpful staff around at every time of day/evening. The food is delicious with a daily changing menu as well as some well deserved favourites. My only regret was that traffic held us up, meaning we arrived too late for afternoon tea... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just spent an incredibly relaxing weekend in Orford at the idyllic Crown and Castle. We stayed in a Garden Room which in the afternoon was drenched in sunlight - perfect for a cup of tea and yummy cookie outside on our terrace looking at the great view of the Castle. The room was spacious and very comfortable with a great... More 

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Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

So nice to hear we are "good for the soul" ! It's a lovely title, for which we thank you, as well as for your kind and illuminating review. The detail is really helpful for putative guests – including the advice about parking – and the compliments wonderful for our staff. Thank you, too, for mentioning Orford's other delights. This... More 

London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a completely stress free break, and that is what we have had. Oscar (the black lab) was welcomed with open arms which had the effect of putting us at our ease immediately. The most difficult aspect of our stay was choosing what to eat. However, we soon realised there was no such thing as a poor choice and... More 

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Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of the C&C and for all the nice comments therein. We are delighted that you, and Oscar, enjoyed your stay. (He's a big boy, but very good!) We know the strain of taking our own dogs away on holiday so appreciate your apprehension but, happily, all worked out... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all really. We needed two or three days of peace and quiet after an extremely stressful few months and the Crown and Castle was absolutely perfect. The location was sublime, between the castle and the lovely little town and only a short stroll from the water. Our room was excellent and extremely spacious and comfortable with... More 

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Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your positive endorsement of what we do – or at least try to do! We are so pleased that you enjoyed everything from the location and room to the food and service. It is lovely to hear that you 'simply cannot fault this hotel'. Very generous of you! We are glad to hear you... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely stay, just disappointed couldn't get a room for 2 nights over Easter as you were full (know surprise there). Our dog friendly room was lovely Bernie the chocolate lab who we rescued 8months earlier has certainly landed on his feet. Being in the racing world its hard to schedule a break to far in advance, but thats... More 

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Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you and Bernie enjoyed your stay, including the locality. It's a great place for both dogs and humans! We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Great Bowden, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
53 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now and again (though sadly not often enough) you come across hospitality that works seamlessly to make you feel a welcome and valued guest, but not a fragile china object. The Crown and Castle does it perfectly. We'd telephoned to book a Sunday one-night stay with dinner and breakfast, to be greeted with cheery efficiency and swift and accurate email... More 

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Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

How nice to receive such a great review, filled with such useful detail. Thank you very much indeed for all the plaudits. It was our pleasure to offer you a free upgrade and we are delighted you liked the room. Similarly, we are really pleased you enjoyed the ambience, service and food in the Trinity. It's very good to hear... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
34 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wedding anniversary is always tricky when you only have a little time for a night away. I have always wanted to stay at this hotel and the opportunity arose as Orford is an easy drive from Essex and lucky the very obliging Hotel management would agree to a one night stay at the weekend. Our room was very nice... More 

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Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to spend your wedding anniversary with us. We are pleased we were able to offer you a 1-night stay at the weekend as this is not often possible. Thank you, too, for your very kind comments about the room, food, service - and gin! The photograph in the dining room is by Christian Tagliavini, and is... More 

Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are just home after a three day stay at the C & C for The Italian Job, and it was wonderful! The staff ,without exception ,were welcoming,friendly, and very courteous. The four course meal with accompanying wine was exceptional, top quality ingredients, skilfully cooked. The best food weve tasted for some time! Thank you to everyone for making our... More 

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Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your short but sweet review. We really are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your liking. Hopefully we will see you again. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My name is Dolly and I am quite a well travelled spaniel. With my owners, Phil and Sally, I have stayed in several dog-friendly establishments before but the Crown & Castle at Orford has been by far the nicest. I have a tendency to get a bit stressed away from home but here I was totally relaxed and able to... More 

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Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

Dear Dolly I am very impressed by your literary skills - those muddy paws must be more adept than they look! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, including the home-made biscuits. (I hope Phil and Sally didn't share their chocolate biscuits with you?!) Thank you for mentioning all the many things you and your owners enjoyed, and for... More 

Bedford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my wife's birthday on the 23rd March and she decided she'd like to spend a couple of days at this hotel/restaurant. We've been to the area (and even to Orford) before, but not this hotel. I must admit, I was a little nervous, since there have been a few mixed reviews on TA, a row over Sussex Council's... More 

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Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your extensive review of the C&C. We appreciate all the attention to detail, especially the descriptions of the food you enjoyed. (That's always really helpful for putative guests to know what to expect.) Thank you, too, for some really nice expressions, e.g. 'cheery service.' We are also both relieved and... More 

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