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The Orwell Hotel

Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe IP11 7DX, England
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Felixstowe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed to visit my elderly mum who lives in Felixstowe so came to the Orwell for the second time. Last time, I visited alone, but this time my husband was free to accompany me and as it was Valentine's the room was a bit more expensive and the dinner was too (to be expected). The room was nice and comfortable... More

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rendlesham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Came here for a dinner dance so we booked a room. The room - although very clean and tidy was a bit out of date and old fashioned. Some will like this though. The shower tap combo was actually quite difficult to work out. Couldnt get the tap to run cold. The bed was not to my liking- a bit... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Stayed here in November 2013. The building is a lovely traditional style and that was appealing to me over the more modern style hotels. I don't know where the owners pick the girls from but the ones I saw were all model material and very pleasant and friendly too. Ok, the room was a bit outdated and could do with... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I found this Hotel on the internet the day before my journey so pretty much knew the location and price so when the heavens opened up decided to see if any availability and so pleased to say there was after a long day. A lovely looking building from the outside with loads of charachter inside. The room could maybe have... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Didn't know what to expect from the outside, but was pleasantly surprised. It was like stepping back into time. It must have been a very grand hotel in its time. All the reception rooms were decorated in keeping with the early 1900s. We ordered Sunday lunch from a choice of 4 starters and mains. £19.95 for two courses. All staff... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We would like to convey our thanks to the staff at the Orwell Hotel for the wonderful time we had at our Silver Wedding. His Lordship's Library, the room where we held the function, was ideal, the food fantastic, and the staff worked tirelessly to ensure that we all had a good time. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Cheap & clean sums it up. Room needs to be renovated, clean and tidy with a good bed. Shower head completely blocked, the receptionist looked shocked when I took it down. All the staff were chatting rather than serving at the bar at night, no nibbles to buy.... My room overlooked the kitchen & around 1.30am I had to use... More

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Went for afternoon tea, no one around to show us where to go, finally got seated, food was bought over, no one explained what the food was or what was in the sandwiches then we got tea and coffee (really should of had the drinks first!) the lady said 'if you need anything give me a shout' then she never... More

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OrwellHotel, Public Relations Manager at The Orwell Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry our customer service let down what should have been an enjoyable afternoon. Please can you contact jo.ferriss@theorwellhotel.co.uk We would like to improve our standard of service and offer some additional training to the member of staff concerned. To do this we need to know when you came in for tea. We would also like to invite you... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I stayed one night, in fact i haven't checked out yet but really felt it worthy of complimenting this hotel because it's clean, friendlyand very good value. I have stayed in many hotels and this one certainly has impressed me. I would easily recommend it to anyone.

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OrwellHotel, Public Relations Manager at The Orwell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We will look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The overall service of the hotel of out of expectation. The overall set up is very fine, especially those small function rooms, library, and restaurants. Waiters and waitresses are very polite and helpful. Both breakfast and dinner do offer plenty of choices for those people like us who need to stay and live with them for quite some time. The... More

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OrwellHotel, Public Relations Manager at The Orwell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Are room size do vary between the old and new part of the hotel. Our renovation programme should standard the facilities available in each room. Next time you stay with us can I suggest you contact our reception team who can understand your requirements and allocate... More

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Additional Information about The Orwell Hotel

Also Known As:
Elizabeth Orwell Hotel
The Orwell Hotel Felixstowe, Suffolk
Address: Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe IP11 7DX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Felixstowe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Felixstowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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