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The Orwell Hotel

Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe IP11 7DX, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was a comedy of errors. We first arrived to the room and noticed a small fan. It was a typical summer's day with 21 degree heat, we dumped our bags off, used the facilities and a chocolate bar was already melting. The room was so, so hot we asked to move at 3am as it was just unbearable... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again our group met at the Orwell for lunch. The food was outstanding. The service was something out of Faulty Towers we all had a good laugh and thought that they were training staff as there were a lot of new faces I rate this very good as we had a good laugh and the food was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although there is a 1970s bolt-on extension, the feel inside is very different. I particularly liked the separate lounge areas, thankfully devoid of televisions, which allowed me to read the paper in the evenings with a pint. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I was travelling by motorcycle, and the staff were very helpful finding me a safe place... More 

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OrwellHotel, Front Office Manager at The Orwell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Orwell Hotel. We are delighted with your feedback and pleased you enjoyed the facilities and service of the hotel. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed for about a week about a fortnight ago and was not impressed. The first room I was shown to was extremely hot as I walked in, upon opening the only window I found that it was by the kitchen fluge which makes a constant loud noise. The staff were polite and moved me to a different room but... More 

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OrwellHotel, Front Office Manager at The Orwell Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us here at The Orwell Hotel. I understand from our staff that the room you were moved to was one of our newest refurbished rooms, so I hope you enjoyed staying in there. I hope you felt you could approach the staff during your stay to discuss the issues you were... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lovely afternoon with several girlfriends enjoying tea/coffee accompanied with sausage rolls , choice of sandwiches . scones , fruit cream and jam and assortment of cakes .We even asked for extra tea and coffee as there was so much to eat .Very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere in traditional setting .Looking forward to returning . MOST enjoyable !

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OrwellHotel, Front Office Manager at The Orwell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Orwell Hotel. We are proud of our afternoon teas, and delighted to hear how much you appreciated the food, service and atmosphere. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. More 

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a real period presence. It is tastefully decorated to reflect this. Our room was spacious and very clean. Breakfast was excellent, with a lot of choice and cooked to perfection. We really appreciated the quiet, cool atmosphere in the restaurant - very different from the noise and heat of chain hotels.The staff are very helpful and caring... More 

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OrwellHotel, Front Office Manager at The Orwell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Orwell Hotel. We are delighted with your feedback, and it's lovely to hear about specific parts of you stay that were particularly pleasing to you. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. More 

Berkhamsted, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay here but had lunch on a couple of occasions. Although it started life as a Victorian house, the feel of the place is of a typical Edwardian seaside hotel! That is not a negative comment but in many ways evokes feelings of that period. All that was missing was the string quartet! The food was very good.... More 

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Acapulco, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has a lot of history and so does the town. The staff at the hotel are flexible and friendly. We were served a tasty lunch in the seating room. We used His Lordships Library for our family reunion and it was just the rigfht size for our group everyone enjoyed the Hotel. The rooms have been remodelled and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Pleasant 3 night weekend break. Room nice and spacious, décor all a bit tired, though did have a very comfortable bed. Can't comment on evening menu in the restaurants as we ate out in the evenings. Breakfasts, lots of choice, cereal, fruit, pastries etc. Slightly disappointing hot food at breakfast variable on different days, from just about ok to delicious.... More 

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HENLEY-ON-THAMES
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

,The Orwell Hotel was ideal for us for a short break,the staff were very friendly and helpful,food in both restaurants were excellent, this is a hotel I would recommend to all age groups lifts to all floors ,bedrooms were very nice and spacious, will certainly visit again

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