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The Orwell Hotel

Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe IP11 7DX, England
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Felixstowe
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cadiz, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have just stayed here recently. Staff were very friendly and hardworking trying to please me with all my needs. Wifi was very good and fast. The hotel style is ancient but at the same time charming. Needs a touch of modernity. but in fairness all was good and very clean. The gardens are well kept. And parking was great.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a pleasant hotel mixing an old wing with a new addition. We were bed and breakfast so did not spend much time in the room which was spacious and reasonably appointed, if a little tired in decor. But it was adequate for the price. But the breakfast service ( the only element of our stay there we were looking... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside, a traditional welcoming hotel. Downhill from there. The young man at the desk said that he couldn't honour the price of the room as the person I booked it with had left, even though I had an email confirming the price. A chat to the manager sorted this out quickly. Unnecessary if you have staff who know... More

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Tiptree Essex
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is amazing .Its an Edwardian hotel with all its original features. A Beautiful staircase lovely old fashioned atmosphere and lovely staff. We stayed here by accident and in fact got the last available room in the hotel. The room was a little 'tired' but it was part of its charm. Lovely old bamboo furniture and very comfortable beds.... More

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Western Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked in advance before leaving OZ and got a fantastic rate. Booked a Suite Room and it was massive. Great comfortable bed and big bathroom. Free parking and plenty of space right at the entry to hotel. Easy to find via SatNav. Overall a good stay for us

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh dear this is going steadily downhill since the last time I visited. I paid a premium price for the St. Julian suite which was really nothing like a suite at all. Just a bedroom and a bathroom with shower and toilet . The window frames were rotting and we overlooked a roof area tatty and littered with pipes,cables and... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the hotel restaurant for an evening meal with friends who live in Felixstowe at their recommendation. The hotel was quite old fashioned but with character. Food was above average. Staff was friendly. Overall quite a relaxing meal to unwind the day after a long drive from M25!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another trip to Felixstowe for work dictated another night away. Found this hotel more by accident but I was pleasantly surprised on arrival. Firstly a good size off street parking area, followed by a very well maintained reception area and courteous / helpful staff. The room was clean and the crisp white sheets were very inviting. Comfortable bed made for... More

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Hokitika, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two glasses of Prosecco and lots of sweet and savoury choices beautifully presented! Staff were attentive and very friendly. Yummy scones, still slightly warm and very light. The atmosphere was very relaxed and we got to take home the food we didn't eat. Compliments to the chef and all the staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

The owner of the hotel was an absolute pleasure to meet. He took on any constitutive criticism and made our stay perfect!! Cannot fault this hotel at all. We will be back within the next few months :)

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Address: Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe IP11 7DX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Felixstowe
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Elizabeth Orwell Hotel
The Orwell Hotel Felixstowe, Suffolk

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For short breaks or longer holidays, the Orwell Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, excellent cuisine, fine wine, great service and a friendly atmosphere all provided by our highly trained staff. Felixstowe, a family seaside resort, with a Victorian atmosphere. Bathing huts, seafront gardens and red shingle beach with pier. Close to Felixstowe's town centre is the Orwell Hotel, a Victorian house dating back to 1898. The spacious public areas are traditionally decorated and have a wealth of charm and elegance. ... more   less 
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