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The Orwell Hotel

Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe IP11 7DX, England
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  • Location
    4 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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Holland-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The old grandeur can still be seen and a good attempt of brightening up Christmas has been made. Most of the rooms are comfortable although tired. Ceilings need attending to, windows need replacing in several areas, although everywhere clean, The main entrance area still looks impressive ,although room areas need some attention. The overall value is good with no doubt... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had stayed at this hotel many, many times over the years. I remember when it was a high class, upmarket hotel. Not any more though. It is now jaded bordering on dirty. In On an evening, staff are conspicuous by their absence. Many of the rooms are very small and the shower heads barely function. A colleague became trapped... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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188 reviews 188 reviews
73 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bathrooms in this hotel are well overdue a refurbishment. It was not busy when I stayed but was still put in an old room that seemed too small for the furniture and was poorly lit. The staff were very helpful and did provide a proper seat and a table lamp when asked.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to the hotel and have stayed regularly for over 30 years. It never disappoints. Friendly staff, great service and food is excellent value for money. We have recommended lots of friends to stay here, and they also love the charm of the place. The restaurant is especially lovely. We also stay at other hotels, often costing... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had a very nice lunch at the Orwell Hotel, two courses for £10! Beautifully served in pleasant surroundings, white linen cloths and napkins, fresh flowers. A good selection of dishes, I had fish and he had lamb, followed by a delicious and beautifully presented dessert. Excellent service! Can recommend! Will revisit soon!

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Thousand Oaks, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This hotel has been part of my childhood memories for years and was looking forward to my first stay here. Pluses are the friendly staff, the elegant reception/library/residents bar. Good rate available at the last minute. Location at the top of the town. And rooms were very quiet. My minuses: bathroom plumbing required a visit to the front desk, however... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
53 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Ok so the hotel is aged, that to me was part of its charm. The staff were really helpful and the food outstanding. Where else can you get at two course meal for £10 and a three course for £13? I must admit the bed was a bit hard but, everything else made up for that. I loved the large... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My partner and I stayed at the Orwell weekend of the 4th October, When we arrived we were greeted by a pleasant young lady on reception and checked in without a fuss. The hotel is very grand, or could be . This is where we started to put some belief into the past reviews we had read on here. The... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The biggest frustration was the fact that the hotel was unable to create room key cards, so you kept having to find and ask a member of staff to let you in to your room! Okay problems happen but apparently this has been going on for over a week! The food was actually pretty good, and the service in the... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We meet for lunch once a month and have been meeting at the Orwell four the last 5 months, we have had problems with the bill and drinks and meals that arrived that we didn't order, the female waitress was understanding and corrected the problem in a very professional manor. On the July 6 2014 our group met, we ordered... More 

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Address: Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe IP11 7DX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Felixstowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 55
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Also Known As:
Elizabeth Orwell Hotel
The Orwell Hotel Felixstowe, Suffolk

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