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“Fabulous Prize” 5 of 5 stars
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The Pier Hotel at Harwich
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Harwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ipswich
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Fabulous Prize”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband won a competition in a local magazine for a one night luxury stay for two in the Mayflower Suite at Milsom’s Pier Hotel in Harwich. Included in the prize was a chilled bottle of Prosecco on arrival, 3 course dinner in their Harbourside Restaurant and full English breakfast. We arrived early in the afternoon to a welcoming reception and were presented with a bottle of Prosecco in a wine cooler filled with ice. The suite is fabulous, very large and clean, with a huge bow window and a telescope looking out to sea. As there is very little to do in Harwich on a Saturday afternoon we made full use of the large comfy armchairs with matching footrests as we enjoyed the Prosecco. There was a pile of magazines together with a copy of their own recipe book and we decided to purchase a copy which the staff obligingly got both of the chefs to sign for us. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and our room had everything we could wish for. Complimentary mini bar, jelly beans, DVD player and large wide screen TV, robes and slippers, and a huge, comfy bed. When we finally had to drag ourselves away from our suite for dinner, we were again greeted warmly and shown to our table. Dinner was delicious and we both had local crab followed by lobster together with sides of peas and fries. We eventually retired to our room, full and happy to enjoy coffee from the excellent coffee machine in our room.
Our break came just a couple of weeks before our 9th wedding anniversary and it gave us time to relax and unwind at a time when we both needed it. We were treated very well, and not like a couple who were lucky enough to win a ‘freebie’. Our thanks go to the staff of The Pier for making this a truly memorable weekend.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Had a fantastic Saturday night at the Pier Hotel Harwich. Great meal in the Harbourside restaurant,the seafood
was amazing. The secret is to try and book the Mayflower suite where you can relax in the comfortable chairs
and sit and watch the world go by with the added bonus of a superb sunset and the various shipping movements
that pass by the large windows.
Many thanks to Louise and Charlotte for arranging our stay on the 12th April 2014.

  • Stayed April 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

You must visit the pier hotel when in harwich its offers just great food on par with famous london restaurants, but without the hassle and stresses of london.


The view of the harbour and the working boats very relaxing.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This place is a hidden treasure. food in main restaurant fantastic! local pub food and atmosphere really nice. the whole of old Harwich is like a time warp in a very enchanting way. we would recommend to go for a few nights if poss to recharge.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had a most enjoyable overnight stay in a harbour-view room on one of the hotel's special deals which included bed, breakfast and dinner. Service throughout was impeccable (the staff are excellent, being well-trained, approachable and helpful) and our evening meal in the Harbourside Restaurant was superb. The only disappointment was the toast at breakfast (dull pre-sliced bread) but this hardly detracted from an excellent visit. We only hope that if we stay again the weather might be kinder so we can make the most of the views.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed on a weekend deal in the Mayflower Suite which included breakfast and three course evening meal. Every detail in the suite was perfect. Excellent care to add those little treats you really appreciate. Staff were welcoming and always friendly and we left truly relaxed and refreshed.

Room Tip: Mayflower suite is above function room, you may hear noise from parties.
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  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

stayed here for one of thier one night special deals, room lovely and clean food fabulous, we had bed breakfast an evening meal we paid the extra an ate in the upstairs harbour resturant but down stairs bistro the food is just as nice,,,,,

Room Tip: rooms at back were very comfy but boook early an ask for sea view rooms,,,,
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about The Pier Hotel at Harwich

Address: The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Harwich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Harwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pier Hotel at Harwich 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We thank you for your feedback, however we do not respond to individual comments. The Pier Hotel is located in two historic buildings that stand proudly on the quay side of old Harwich. The hotel's main building, built in the 1850's, houses two celebrated seafood restaurants - The Ha' Penny on the ground floor and the Harbourside on the first floor - and seven second-floor bedrooms, most of which overlook the estuary.The year 2000 saw the acquisition of the next door building, formerly the Angel public house, which dates back to the 1700's and is now fully refurbished and converted into a further seven bedrooms.All 14 bedrooms are carefully furnished with many individual touches and all have private bathrooms, satellite TV, minibars, telephone and welcome tea and coffee tray. In addition, the family-friendly feel of the hotel continues into the bedrooms with several of them offering sofa beds for accompanying children. ... more   less 
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