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The Tower Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Main Road, Harwich CO12 3PJ, England
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Harwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Messé, Poitou-Charentes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a gem of a place. So much local history surrounding the building itself and the area. Hotel was clean and well decorated and staff were polite and helpful, you could not ask for more. Super value for money. We were staying at the hotel for a wedding. The room for the wedding was beautiful and the garden was an... More 

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

The staff were outstanding, attentive and very welcoming. The hotel is in a great location in Dovercourt, near the sea and close to public transport, It's also a good vantage point for trips around the Stour estuary and into Constable country in southern Suffolk. Reasonably priced food is available in the restaurant or the bar. A great place for a... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

excellent hotel, very friendly and professional manager, great rooms and a dining room that comes straight out of a palace. easy walk into Harwich town center and Dovercourt sea front superb breakfast, would thoroughly recommend,

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Mistley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Had a great meal here with friends and were able to book at short notice for New Years Eve before watching the Fireworks. The dining hall was very elegant and had been recently refurbished and food was good although we had to pre order and were not permitted to change our choices.

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Holland-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We booked for Valentines Day evening and what a good choice. The manager greeted us jovially and seated us at a table decorated for the occasion. The special menu had a good choice of starters and we opted for a sharing combo. This consisted of an ample choice of items, chicken, mushroom, garlic bread, onion rings and potato wedges. The... More 

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Harwich, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We visited for lunch. My husband enjoyed his BLT baguette and black coffee. I wasn't tempted by the menu so only ordered a pot of tea which was weak and tasted cheap. I was disappointed but hubby was happy with his food and drink. Décor needs updating. Condiments where in sachets and unbranded. The Rigby Bar looked tired with to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Food was a disgrace for a hotel , will not be returning . Over priced rubbish . Everything greasy & luke warm . Rooms need updating , they do not match the imposing building , such a let down. I would only give it a 2 star hotel.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a hotel that is easily accessed by either car or train [10 minute walk] and is just outside the shopping area of Dovercourt so visits to sany of these causes no problems. Bedrooms are quite large, but if you need wifi not all them have this. There is, however, good access downstairs. The rooms at the back give... More 

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a superb turkey lunch at the Tower Hotel today, generous portions of both meat and vegetables, cooked to perfection and served by friendly courteous staff. Very good value, nice atmosphere, highly recommended. Ivan & Shirley

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Tower is an imposing building with a history going back many years. It served as an ideal stopover before going to a cruise ship. The room was a little old-fashioned in decor but was comfortable and warm

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