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The Crown & Castle

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Market Hill, Orford IP12 2LJ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Essex United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stayed one night which was unfortunate as it is a lovely place not flashy but a lovely comfortable place to stay, we had paid for the castle view room and we actually did not end up having enough time to sit on our private terrace and enjoy the view, the view is spectacular. Our hotel room which was in... More 

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

Thank you you very much. We are all very pleased that you and your family had such a nice time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel on the basis of word of mouth - friends and relatives, whose opinions we trust, spoke glowingly of the hotel and restaurant. We did not read any reviews as these can sometimes unreliable. Only now, as I come to write our review, have I sneaked a peek at other reviews in Tripadvisor. And, the only deficiency... More 

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

Thank you so much. Orford is a lovely village and the castle is really quite special. Looking after nice people who want to have an enjoyable and relaxing time is what makes for as happy team. More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another lovely stay in this hotel is like coming home. The welcome smiles and customer service is second to none. We stayed in the suite this time and the stunning views and tasteful decor make these rooms outstanding. Our evening meal and breakfast were delicious. Book early as rooms are snapped up. Thank you C&C for a lovely weekend.

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

Thank you. That is almost the highest compliment you can pay us. The whole team grinned like idiots when they read your comments. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful and unexpected stay in what I thought was a pub! It's an amazingly luxurious top class hotel with a superb restaurant. The rooms are beautiful and the attention to detail is second to none...even down to the soap! We have been here 3 times now and will be again no doubt for a lovely relaxing getaway.

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

Thank you so much - we are all very flattered that you think that we are worth five stars. The whole team now have new badges and even bigger smiles. I have to say however that we are really just a small three star hotel but now with a five star team of staff. More 

Ely, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming to this hotel for years and it never disappoints. Stayed for one night lovely room with huge comfy bed. Staff and service is amazing and could not be bettered. Dinner and breakfast fabulous.

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments and we are very glad to hear that we are continuing to make sure that you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Thank you again. More 

Reigate, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our third visit to the C&C and the best yet! We were in room 8 this time, one of the Best House Doubles, and it had stunning views over the estuary. Lovely big windows, also in the bathroom, brought in a cooling fresh breeze. The food we thought was the best yet, and the choice seemed a little more adventurous... More 

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

Thank you so much. We are all really grateful that you had a great time. See you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day stay here. Both rooms were of a good size (30 and 31) - we particularly liked the terrace in room 31 although as the weather wasn't too good we didn't really get chance to enjoy (maybe next time!). The food, wine and service were outstanding and the atmosphere nice and relaxed. My favourite dish... More 

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

Thank you very much indeed. Rooms 30 and 31 are particularly nice when the sun is shining and 31 has a lovely view of the castle. Orford is a treat for walkers with many safe and varied walks next to the estuary or through the nearby forests. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to stay at The Crown and Castle because of the places association with Robert Watson-Watt and his experiments with radar in 1935 (the hotel has a blue plaque about this). I was willing to pay the extra because of this. I was very happy with my stay. All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. A minor... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am sorry that we did not realise that you were vegetarian as we have a separate vegetarian menu with a good choice of dishes. We hope that you can come and visit us again and, if you do, please remind us regarding your dietary preferences when you book or when you... More 

Sussex, England
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By no means cheap, this was a special place to stay, welcoming, not 'accepting' of dogs. We felt extremely comfortable, ate fantastically well at both breakfast and dinner and received first class service. They are very clear what they accept and don't accept - for example, don't consider taking your phone into the restaurant and don't expect background music, of... More 

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

Gosh - a heartfelt thanks for your very kind comments. Yes we do love doggies and don't love the omnipresent nature of mobile phones in restaurants - a view which is fortunately shared by almost all of our customers. Thank you again. More 

Cranbrook, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked this after a long winter. I was treated for cancer and we needed a treat for my husband's birthday. The room (23) was really luxurious; all those details which made you feel pampered. One really nice touch was a small thermos of milk and enough tea bags! The bed was luxurious and the cleanliness first rate. The food... More 

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

Thank you so much for your glowing review and we are very pleased that you found our garden rooms so comfortable. Look forward to seeing again. More 

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