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Shipwrights Arms Hotel

55-61 Wherstead Road, Ipswich IP2 8JJ, England
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Ranked #18 of 22 Hotels in Ipswich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unavailable wifi, the entrance door doesn't work properly, no shampoo in the shower, I found hair in bed before using it, not enough towels for double room, poor cleaning, reception service unavailable at 10am.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Only needed to stay one night. The sign says luxury accommodation, well it isn't quite that but the room was ok and clean. Staff were helpful and the breakfast was good apart from there being no toast just bread and butter, however if all you're looking for is a bed for the night then this will do nicely

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stayed Sat 6th June. Needed somewhere handy to stay on the south side of Ipswich and found this place. Local area a bit run down but only a 15min walk to the main town centre. We paid £45 (compared to £68 for local Premier Inn) for a room for the night and were given room 6 which had a balcony... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Only spent one night here thankfully. The room that we stayed in had stains all over the walls. Shower had hair all over it. No bin in the room, found a dead fly in the one of the beds sheets and cigarette butts in the cabinet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stayed here a few times Rooms ok ish Beds fine however bathrooms are basic not the greatest place I've stayed however has a nice bar Found Ipswich expensive so ended up here don't think it's value for money Local areas not great. Great Pirri chicken place a few doors away

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Really great food the hotel is clean and comfortable staff are friendly would def stay again it does have some secure car parking at the rear and free wi fi It also has a well balanced menu the breakfast was really good and value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We have just spent a very nice weekend in Ipswich, and booked into the shipwrights looking at the other reviews I was unsure to stay or not but other hotels I tried were booked so I thought it's only a bed and we will be out most of the time. Well I don't know why people were saying it's not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

the hotel was wicked very friendly staff had a few doubts reading reviews on here but gave it a try very surprised!!.... Didn't expect there to be food but they had a new chef and new menu and food was amazing I had the fish and chips and the batter was out of this world!! Highly recommended by me and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

So good!! Only ate at the restaurant as live locally and spotted the new menu sign outside so thought we'd give it a go. After reading other reviews I was a little hesitant to try but the new menu looked great, and we were certainly not disappointed! Great food, great staff, great prices! The restaurant side has just been taken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Really very good! Can't understand other reviews - very friendly staff, clean and tidy room, new food menu is great. 3x fish and chips - tasty, filling and the staff couldn't be faulted. Can definitely recommend the Hunters Chicken! Exceptional service from the waitress, barmaid was lovely and close enough to walk into town for a night out. Recommended, will... More 

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