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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 April 2, 2015
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had to spend a week in Ipswich on business. Was a bit in two minds at first about this hotel, but was pleasantly surprised. Car Park to rear a bit small but at least it was free. Had some lovely evenings in the bar, and was pleasantly surprised that you were able to take your own takeaway into the restaurant... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Do NOT use this hotel. Took double payment from my account, and now refusing to repay it because "The boss is out of the country". Complete refusal to help in any way, now having to get the police involved to attempt to get the money refunded. A disgrace to the trade.

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