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The Crown & Castle

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Market Hill, Orford IP12 2LJ, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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essex
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lunch here Easter Monday. Every member of staff was welcoming, helpful and professional, the ambience throughout is relaxing and unhurried. The food was lovely, we had the skate (the best he has ever had) and my simple linguine with crab, artichoke hearts and chilli was light but filling. The Chocolate and Guinness cake was to die for. We were... More

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Farthingstone
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed at this hotel a number of times and they never disappoint. The comfortable rooms, friendly service and excellent food are always top quality. You can always rely on them to give you a relaxing and enjoyable break

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your latest (impromptu) stay at the C&C, and thank you very much for being such good customers. Thank you, too, for taking the time to post your report - it is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again, soon. More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid our first visit to this hotel and were very impressed. We were upgraded to one of their best rooms with a view over Orford Ness which was a bonus but the whole place was very comfortable and the staff were charming. Both meals we had were top rate and drink prices were sensible. The Crown and Castle is... More

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

Thank you very much for your succinct but generous review. We hope that you will return to Orford and that we can once again give you a free upgrade. We never like to have our best rooms left empty. More

Rugby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit to Suffolk and was not disappointed. Orford is a really nice place with plenty of options for walking. We stopped with our Dog and the hotel is very welcoming of Dogs with towels and biscuits in the garden rooms which are not only really comfortable but also very practical with the easy access to the gardens. The... More

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

We love to hear that guests want to come back! Thank you very much indeed for your lovely report about the welcome (both for you and your dog), comfort and food. We are grateful that you took the time to post this report. Thank you again. More

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To quote my very well-traveled boyfriend, "This is the best hotel I've stayed in". That says it all. If you want the perfect rural getaway where you feel welcomed and totally spoilt then this ticks all the boxes.

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

We love your well-travelled boyfriend! What a discerning person he must be. Seriously, thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are very grateful and hope we can welcome you both back soon. Thank you! More

Bury St Edmunds
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two great nights at the Crown and Castle. Very friendly and warm welcome from the staff, the property is nicely decorated through out. The bedroom had a super king size bed, massive bathroom and lovely high ceilings, it was tastfully equiped. The one thing that could be improved on, is the size of the Tv, with the size... More

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

Thank you so much for posting your very kind review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay – and the food. I do take your point about our televisions being quite small (except in the Suite and Best Terrace rooms). It's a combination of fashion (the sizing has gone berserk in the last few years) and the fact that... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So a hotel run by a TV hotel critic! Tempted though I was to run my finger along a picture rail in search of poor housekeeping, I fell in love with this place from the off. The front of house team are without exception delightful and made every effort to make us welcome and to ensure we had a relaxed... More

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

But I am not!! My stint as the Hotel Inspector was aeons ago, and even then it was to help the poor hoteliers (however gruesome) do a better job, rather than criticise their taste. Protest aside, how very sweet of you to write such a glowing report of the C&C. We are really grateful. I did email via Trip to... More

Thirsk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We have had The Crown & Castle on our radar for quite some time, having enjoyed Ruth's TV programmes, The Hotel Inspector and Country House Rescue. She obviously knows her onions where hospitality is concerned! Unfortunately though, my husband was diagnosed with lung and bowel cancer three years ago and that put paid to any thoughts of trips away. However,... More

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

It's wonderful to hear that you and your husband had a really relaxing break at the C&C, especially after three years without a treat! Thank you for the compliments about Tim, Jo and the rest of the staff - it's good to hear that you felt so well looked after by everyone. We can't take any credit for the truly... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Thank you once again for a fantastic stay - we only live in Norwich, so only about an hour away, but by far the best place in the Suffolk/Norfolk area, for a quick "mini break". We have been several times before and it never fails to please. The food, wines, service & rooms are all great. My husband's calves liver... More

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

Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful report, not least that you made yourself known. I am longing for the day that TripAdvisor realises its site would have far more validity if all reviewers had to give their real name. Rather more important than my carping about anonymity, we are always delighted to welcome you to the C&C and... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My partner and I were lucky enough to be given a weekend away as a gifr. After hours of searching different locations we decided upon this little gem of a place, and how glad we are that we did! The weather this weekend has been stunning and emphasised the beautiful setting of the hotel. We really cannot fault the place... More

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

We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay, despite your initial trepidation! Thank you very much indeed for reviewing us so nicely, and also liking the fact we welcome dogs as well as human beings. (In moderation - the dogs, I mean.) We do hope you will return on a future date although we can't promise the weather will... More

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Additional Information about The Crown & Castle

Also Known As:
The Crown And Castle
The Crown & Castle Hotel Orford
The Crown & Castle Hotel
Crown Castle Woodbridge
The Crown Castle
The Crown & Castle Orford, Suffolk
Address: Market Hill, Orford IP12 2LJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Orford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Orford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Crown & Castle 3*
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