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Samuel Pepys Hotel

31 Church Street, Harwich CO12 3EA, England
Samuel Pepys Hotel

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a one beaded room, the room was ok but the bed was awful, springs Brocken I had a very bad nights sleep. When I went down for breakfast there was nothing cooked on offer. I was offered toast but only white bread I don't think the girl even knew what wholemeal bread was.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I booked this hotel over the phone. I told them I'd be arriving late afternoon. When I arrived at 4.15 pm the place was closed. I wasn't told when I booked that they closed between 3 - 6, so kicked my heels for 2 or 3 hours. (I had no idea when they were open again) I ended up having... More 

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I can't believe I had never visited Samuel Pepys Hotel, Harwich before today!!!! The staff were incredibly friendly and attentive from the time I my made my reservation over the phone until the moment we finished our lunch. The food was absolutely delightful and great value, in a setting of amazing historical ambience. I would certainly recommend the excellent Spicy... More 

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Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stayed here last year during the International Shanty Festival in October and returned this year. Booked in May, as not too many single rooms. Manager remembered me. Welcome greeting, staff friendly and accommodating, room tidy and food excellent. Had lunch on arrival on Friday (brie and cranberry Panini like last year with salad and homemade coleslaw). Evening dinner on Saturday:... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My friend and I stayed here for one night after completing a bike ride and wanting a bed for a night before heading back to London. We were so tired that anywhere would have been enough, but we were pleasantly surprised by the Samuel Pepys hotel. It's really close to the Harwich Town Station and also the Ferry, tucked down... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Almost forgot about this place as been quite some time since I had visited Harwich and how pleased I was I hadn't. From booking over the phone to leaving, couldn't fault a thing. The room was spacious and spotless, the food, drink, service, staff and atmosphere were absolutely superb. The total price for everything that I paid upon departure was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Visited this wine bar/restaurant several times since my last review but have decided enough is enough! The food has gradually gone down hill and on my last two visits I have had a 'Thai' curry that tasted like it came from a jar - less than tasty and last week I had a chicken Kiev that was soggy & tasteless... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had family visit from London (7 of us), a friend recommended Samuel Pepys, what a lovely place this is, the food was excellent, the staff very attentive (especially Kat), also nice to have local beers to choose from, great atmosphere, will certainly dine here more often.

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I needed to stay in Harwich before sailing on the Stena Britannica to Hoek van Holland. A friend had recommended the Samuel Pepys and UI was not disappointed. Booking over the phone was easy and the staff vere all very pleasant anh helpful when I arrived. The room far exceeded my expectations, warm, comfortable and extremely well appointed. Heartily recommend... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

after trying to find somewhere nice and different to celebrate mspecial birthday we came across samuel pepys in harwich he looked like just what i wanted but i have to say although the meal was good and the sevice was very good staff were extremely polite ifeel the evening was spoilt by the live music that was on doring the... More 

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