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The Crown Hotel - Framlingham
Market Hill, Framlingham IP13 9AP, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Framlingham
Wirksworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“not a travel lodge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

this is an idiosyncratic experience; first impressions are of a friendly village hostelry in the best sense of the word , then we were led down long expanses of corridor to a split level room of surprising comfort and elegance. Back to the bar, past some bizarre paintings and a curved internal window which makes little functional sense...good wines and beers, deep leather sofas, comfortable and faded elegant; shabby chic perhaps? Good breakfast..though no local kippers.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you very much for your review, I am very pleased that you found your room elegant and comfortable. We are lucky enough to occupy a wonderful historic building which has evolved over the centuries, retaining many features, and that unusual curved window, which does look rather odd where it is, was actually once on an external wall. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and do hope you will come again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night whilst visiting relations. Stayed in room 7 and it was wonderful. The bed was so comfortable (my husband said it was best nights sleep other than in his own bed) and both the room and bathroom very spacious. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the breakfast was yummy, we had the haddock with poached eggs. The only reason I've not put excellent was because there were painters in and scaffolding outside our room which did spoil it a little and we still paid full price.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you very much for the kind review, I am sorry that the scaffold slightly marred your enjoyment, but I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Crown in Framlingham is a charming building that oozes character and has taken on the owners' quirky tastes with aplomb. The bar, lounge areas and dining room are inviting with a relaxing ambience. The atmosphere is enhanced by the fact that it is more than just a hotel for tourists but it is the hub the community. In the mornings there is a buzz about the place and you see the people who work in Fram enjoying a drink in the evening.

The Crown has a very good choice of beers and wines. The breakfast caters for all tastes; from those on a health drive to those who want to indulge. The menu in the dining room also offers a la carte and a pub menu.

The beds are very comfortable. The hospitality tray is of a high quality with 'Tea Pigs' and fresh coffee. The homemade biscuits are delicious.

The rooms were immaculate.

The staff are courteous and professional - nothing is too much trouble. I wish to add that in general I found Suffolk folk to be very friendly and polite.

A warm welcome awaits you at the Crown. The owners have got the balance right between respecting the inn's old world charms and injecting some of their own personality.

Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you - I thoroughly enjoyed reading your review, you have beautifully summed up exactly what we want The Crown to be and I am delighted that you appreciated it.
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Classically quintisential english country hotel, like stepping back in time the building oozed history, only had tea and cakes but provided a welcome break and the staff were friendly and helpfull, went to the castle all rested and fed. good day out

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you very much for your review, I am very pleased that we regularly hear that the staff are friendly and helpful. Please do call in again.
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My fiance and I had stayed In the crown for a night while visting reltives. It was a wonderful hotel, the staff were extremely friendly, breakfast was superb and the rooms were spacious, clean and well kept. Would definitely recomment the crown to anyone looking to stay in the quaint town of Framlingham.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Such a great review, thank you very much for taking the time to post it.
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London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great little hotel right with a well stocked bar on the town square and a few minutes walk to the castle. This is a property that is cared for and kept in a spotless condition. The staff are plentiful, friendly and helpful. The breakfast was a little slow in arrival, but the selection available was great in quality and quantity.
Overall it is a must if you are staying in Framlingham.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you very much for such a positive review and for the kind recommendation, I do hope you will come and stay again.
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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

The Crown, at the centre of Framlingham an amazing town which I have visited Framlingham for the last 10 years, has the potential to be great! But obviously the current owners are incapable of running it at all. Since they have taken over the status of the crown has fallen of a cliff. Staff are ridiculous, rude and believe they are some kind of superior race.
There are many good pubs in Framlingham, the crown is at the bottom of the pecking order in my eyes!
If you want an expensive drink and rude service you will love it!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Market Hill, Framlingham IP13 9AP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Framlingham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Framlingham
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