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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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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My one word review sums up the whole experience: excellent. Exceptional service. Comfortable room. Very good food (both dinner and the generous breakfast) We will definitely come back here next time we are in Suffolk. Stefan and his team were brilliant.

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Chester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Crown and Castle is one of those places that you really do have to return to time and time again.... Whilst the bedrooms are nice they are nothing exceptional but the attention to detail, quality of the food and approach to service makes the whole visit memorable and special. My wife and I spent two nights at the Crown... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service was outstanding throughout and the room was wonderful but expensive. The dining experience was very good. We had eaten lunch and therefore didn't go for the full dinner service but breakfast was great. Service was a real stand out in terms of quality, however, be prepared to pay for that experience.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited often - the food is very good - local produce and beautifully cooked. Take your pre dinner drinks outside in the back courtyard - lovely when the weather permits. Great lunchtime venue and well worth the visit. In winter lovely fires and cosy atmosphere.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not our first visit to the Crown & Castle, but it is somewhere that we return to as a special treat. The garden room that we stayed in was perfect, tea & coffee making facilities, tv, comfortable armchairs and a fabulous comfy big bed with large window and doors leading out to a garden/patio area with a view... More 

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

It is always a special treat when a regular guest continues to be pleased with what we do. The whole team try very hard to make sure that every guest - new friends as well as old - have a great time. Thank you More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch at this lovely Hotel and restaurant. A good menu with lots of choices. You can eat in the restaurant or in the garden, or in the comfortable chairs in the bar area. We had Steak & Kidney pie and were not disappointed. The menu states that for the pie there will be a wait but it's worth... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. The steak and kidney pie is justifiably one of our customers favourite dishes. It may be regarded as homely but when made using the best ingredients, as we do, there is nothing better. More 

Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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346 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very special restaurant with rooms. If I say it's a brilliantly oiled machine, it makes it sound sterile! Ruth Watson and her team have managed to combine efficiency with a lovely relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The staff are excellent.Our second visit, so it was like coming home! Our room, a garden room, was light and airy (... More 

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

Thank you so much. We are honoured and very flattered to be praised by such an experienced traveller. I know it's a long way having made the same journey many times but we hope that you (and your doggy friend) will think that it is worth it. More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have just returned from a 2 night stay in this lovely hotel/pub. We took our Miniature Schnauzer with us as they have dog friendly rooms in an annex type place. All rooms opened out onto the garden and each room had its own spiral stick thing with a lead attached for the dogs to run around, but not escape.... More 

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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 pleased that your furry friend had a nice time too. We have struggled and still do with wi-fi in the village. BT have recently upgraded the local service but there is a limited overall capacity and with so many holiday cottages in the village this service does get... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I can't fault anything about the Crown and Castle, which is why I keep coming back. The staff are all really friendly and welcoming without being overbearing, and nothing is too much trouble. I've stayed in all types of room and they are all lovely; spotlessly clean with comfortable beds and real milk in a vacuum flask. There are genuine... More 

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

Well thank you so much (from Ruth and the whole team). We appreciate every comment made by every guest and take it all to heart so it is doubly pleasing to hear such nice comments from a seasoned traveller. More 

Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a very nice overnight stay in this hotel yesterday. Orford itself is charming and amazingly quiet for this stretch of coast and the the hotel itself is very comfortable and well appointed. We had a room in the main hotel with a great view of the sea, and the meal we had in the restaurant was exceptional (and... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comments. The whole team try very hard (and succeed I hope) to please every one and it is very nice to get confirmation that we are succeeding. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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