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The Crown & Castle

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Market Hill, Orford IP12 2LJ, England
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second part of a birthday treat ..as a returning couple to this fantastic place we couldn't be happier at the "surprise" booking.From arrival to checking out, our stay was just perfect. Upgraded to a better house double room , the fabulous views over the estuary to Orford Ness were spectacular. Service was as remembered streamlined, extremely professional ( With Ruth... More 

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Thank Sue F
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed here before, and always look forward to returning, and it is still a great establishment. My favourite part of the crown and castle is that everything 'works' from the very well equipped rooms, the food is exceptional, but the staff are just superb, they are efficient, professional, but you almost forget that they are there!!! A unique... More 

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Thank martinjss
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Despite only living in Norwich (about 1.5 hours away) we always try to visit Orford at least once a year, as it is the perfect venue to get away from the stresses of modern life. Yet again, we had an amazing time, thank you to all the wonderful staff who really do know how the meaning of customer service (which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to this hotel, very enjoyable. Our room in the main house was very nice with a wonderful view from our window. The food was excellent and the staff were efficient, attentive and very friendly, what a shame that the owner wasn't up to the same level as her staff. I had parked my car to the rear... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed at this hotel often, starting 6 years ago. I've reviewed it before but want to do so again, because it's such a delightful place to stay. It's a bit like a country house hotel but is totally 'unstuffy', set in a slightly isolated but normal village (once an important town centuries ago !) near... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were directed to the Crown and Castle by our friends who suggest we joined them and another couple for a New Year break. Arriving on New Years Eve we received a warm welcome with afternoon tea and cakes, and were shown to are chalet accommodation ( forming part of the hotels grounds) and settled in warm and snugly. That... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed staying this hotel with family and my dog. Our room in the main house is very luxury and daughter's room on the out building is very cosy and dog friendly. They prepared dog towel, blanket and treats( hand made biscuit) for my miniature schnauzer. There are many walk around the river and pier and after long walk, we... More 

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

Thank you very much indeed. Very pleased that your family (and of course your doggy) had a nice time More 

Rochford, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous New Year once again. Lovely to be back for another relaxing stay, with great food and great company, good to see friends from last year too. Thanks for being consistent, it's comforting coming back and knowing the staff, food, beds etc are always just as good as we remembered.

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

Your comments are very much appreciated. There is a huge amount of work preparing everything for the New Year celebrations and I am pleased that you thought it all worthwhile. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first time we have stayed here, a remote spot of raw beauty. The hotel was warm and welcoming. The views of the estuary from our room 7 were breath taking, and the wind and rain beating against the window made the experience even more wonderful. Our evening meal was first class and the staff very friendly not... More 

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

There is nothing nicer than being warm and cosy whilst the weather rages outside. Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner with my husband, mother in law and our dog on a Saturday evening. Enjoyed a lovely meal with queenie scallops to start and halibut for main. I thoroughly enjoyed my food and felt nicely full at the end. My husband ordered the lamb which he said was beautiful but there wasn't enough of it. There was... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments and very pleased that you enjoyed your dinner. It is always difficult getting the portion size right. Too much and food is left on the plate or there is no room for dessert. Too little and you are left feeling hungry. However we always are happy to provide more (at no extra charge) if... More 

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