Read the hotel description on laterooms web site and liked the sound of the freshly cooked food (most hotel food is rubbish and delivered by Brakes or 3663 and microwaved by spotty youths that think mcdonalds know how to make hamburgers). I booked a room and asked to be put somewhere quiet.
Then I happened upon a few reviews and thought I may have made a mistake, not so.
Reception staff were very pleasant on arrival and departure, room in nice spot and quiet as requested. Also had Wifi in room as requested. The bathroom could do with a refresh, but towels were good, shower worked, etc. Perhaps character is better than soleless form you get at ‘express’ hotels. Bed was very comfortable and sheets and pillows good quality.
After I had booked I also saw the earlier reviews about beer and breakfast. The hotel manager must read the reviews and set standards. Adnams is the local beer, so I asked for a pint. The barman poured a small amount into the glass and asked f I wanted to test it first, it was good. The manager obviously read the reviewer that said they got a bad pint and did something about!
The evening meal was excellent as was the wine and service. The breakfast was one of the best cooked breakfasts I have had in a very long time. And the sausage (mentioned in a previous review), was possibly the best cooked sausage I have ever had! It was very tasty and definitely not an economy catering sausage.
I enjoyed my stay at this hotel and if in the area again, I will stay here.
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- Hotel Belstead Brook
- Belstead Brook
- Belstead Brook Hotel Ipswich, Suffolk
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