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The Crown & Castle

3.0 of 5 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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London, United Kingdom
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175 reviews 175 reviews
51 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just back from fantastic stay at the Crowne and Castle everything was perfect from the food to the lovely soft bed. Have wanted to stay here for ages and it didn't disappoint we had a gorgeous room - the suite opposite the main hotel building, tastefully decorated with Philippe Stark furniture etc and massive walk in shower and large bath.... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looking for accommodation near Woodford we chanced on The Crown & Castle. Next time the first task is to book a room and dinner here and then find something to do nearby (there seems to be plenty to do). Great room in an excellent hotel providing superb food served without fuss by smiles with staff behind them. Overall service was... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited Ruth Watsons hotel before and therefore knew what to expect from a lady who delivers exactly what is put on the website. Firstly food - Faultless, delicious and seasonal. The kitchen staff must have a magic wand as it was all very special. For me the Scottish plaice with sauteed grapes and nut brown butter was incredible!... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from our fifth visit to the Crown and Castle and are already looking forward to going back. We stayed on the Blissful and Bountiful offer - always worth checking for special deals. Offers like this tend to encourage people to visit out of season and I have to say it was lovely to be in Orford... More 

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

On 7th December, after a particularly hectic couple of months, our latest visit to this very special hotel for a 3-night stay in the lovely suite, saw us gently unwinding as Ruth, David, Tim and their great team performed their usual magic and life slowed down delightfully. Wonderful food, great accommodation, the effortless way nothing is ever too much trouble... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These things are always subjective, but I have to disagree entirely with the previous reviewer, with whom I shared the evening. My partner and I consider The Crown and Castle to be one of the nicest places to eat in Suffolk. The staff are always friendly and attentive (without ever being intrusive), and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. I’d... More 

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

We cannot express how grateful we are for your rebuttal of the review below. We all try very hard to be smiling, friendly and welcoming at all times and it is more than dismaying if guests do not find us so. Thank you very much indeed for all the points you make, including how good the steak and kidney pie... More 

Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for a celebration meal. We were told to arrive for 6.30, so we could peruse the menu and select our food prior to sitting down at 7pm. Naturally, we arrived slightly early. It was a very windy and cold evening [thankfully, not raining], yet the door to the bar area was locked and we could not gain... More 

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

Our restaurant does not open until 6.30pm which is why the doors were locked until that time. Had we known that anyone was waiting outside we would, of course, have invited them inside. We are sorry you enjoyed so little of your evening with us but are grateful that the other members of your party (see the review above) do... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a 2 night stay at the crown & castle at orford , Suffolk for my husbands birthday which in my eyes is meant to be a special occasion ..... We both felt for the price we paid disappointed with our what was meant to be a garden room felt more like a shalet , which was very basic... More 

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

The most upsetting part of your review is not the lack of understanding about zipped and linked beds nor forgetting to mention that we brought your (dinner) cheese and dessert to your room while remembering to complain that we do not served cooked breakfasts in the rooms. (The reason for the latter is that a) there is no air conditioning... More 

St Albans Herts
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our umpteenth visit to C&C. Lovely as usual. Not been in winter before but so comfortable. We had the doggie table but the service was as good as ever. Breakfast with hot toast on tap wonderful. The dinners are sublime cannot find fault with them. Everyone smiles and means it. I don't know about dogs in the dining room but... More 

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Thruxton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel at first sight appears to offer a stay not much above the average. That soon changes when one has coffee, has a really excellent meal and then enjoys a really comfortable room. At first it seemed expensive but given the excellent dinner and the superb quality of the breakfast it does give value for money - certainly in... More 

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Address: Market Hill, Orford IP12 2LJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Orford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Crown & Castle 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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The Crown & Castle Hotel Orford
The Crown And Castle
Crown Castle Woodbridge
The Crown & Castle Orford, Suffolk

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