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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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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Watford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

UK
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed in the Crown for at least a couple of times a year for the last ten years or so, and we always have a fantastic time. It's truly the only place I can switch off, which is really important for me. The staff are friendly without being overbearing, which is quite a talent, and the food is always... More 

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

Well - what can we say? Except thank you so much for your support over many years and your very kind comments. We look forward to celebrating your anniversaries too in due course More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Crown and Castle and had a lovely relaxing break,the room was lovely, very clean and comfortable. It was nice to be able to sit out on the terrace before dinner, the weather being extremely kind to us.The food was excellent and the service too. Waiting times for service were just right. The location is wonderful... More 

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

Thank you so much (on behalf of Tim and the team) for your kind comments. Look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our latest trip to our favourite Suffolk hotel delivered another relaxing stay, despite the weather! Took some friends for a first visit and they were very impressed. Rooms, food and service were top notch yet again. Thanks to all for a lively albeit short stay.

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

Thank you so much. We are very pleased to hear that you continue to enjoy your visits and that your friends did too. Hope to see you again soon. More 

St Albans Herts
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ignore Gerryp58 I suspect an old fusspot. The C&C is warm, welcoming, and comfortable. The rooms have everything you need (including firm and supportive beds). The "smellys" in the bathroom are completely unisex. The food is wonderful and notice is taken if something is not quite right (the raspberry sorbet all ice but the mango sorbet magical!) At night it... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Orford is great for our furry friends and, in our specially designated doggy rooms, we try to ensure that they have a really comfortable stay. More 

London
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here just one night to escape the heat wave in London.A wonderful place...you could be a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of life. Our room was comfortable with a wonderful view of the estuary . We were able to enjoy a pre dinner drink sitting outside whilst we made our selection from the menu.The food... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Your room tip is a valid one as room 7 does suffer from noise during the day - not a problem for some people but we always explain before booking that this is not a quiet room. More 

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me say first of all:- It's the staff that make a place and this hotel has some of the warmest. But it has some aspects which hark back to a Blackpool boarding house ! Each visitor is asked to return to their car to put a laminated sheet in it. Any hotel is capable of keeping track of a... 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 glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are getting rid of the signs for the cars as soon as we can instal an access control system for the car park. Given a choice we feel that guests would rather put up with a small sign in the car... More 

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