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BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel

16 - 18 Ipswich Road, Ipswich IP6 0AR, England
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was totally ignored by the desk staff and had to wade my way through waiting staff in the lobby to get to the desk. Had to call reception 3 times before getting an answer on my room service being 45 mins late, then the food was tepid and not that nice. Very disappointed as always stay at Best Western hotels.... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a room with air conditioning which was a good thing as it was a rather warm day. Room was just about the right size with en-suite bath/shower, toilet and washbasin. View of overflow car park and garden. Arrived at 16:00 but could only get sandwiches for food- nothing else was available until after 19:00. A wedding reception was... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First things first, this is NOT a Country House hotel. It is a hotel on a main road in a village near 2 pubs and a One Stop. The car park is congested with cars parked at all angles, the overflow car park is out the back past the bins and other discarded detritus. The 2 receptionists were friendly and... More 

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BWClaydonHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Claydon and we are sorry that there seems to be so many things that were not to your liking. This is a busy hotel and we are sorry that you were disturbed by other guests, this is not something we can really control but night porter or reception staff try their best to speak... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spend around 100 nights a year in hotels so I think I have some experience. I have a Best Western Diamond card also. We stayed here for 1 night. The pros - heated underfloor heating in the bathroom and free wifi...............The cons - totally disinterested staff, dull, old fashioned pokey room with a superb view of a wall and... More 

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BWClaydonHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry you were unhappy with your stay, sadly there was no option to upgrade you on this occasion as the hotel was fully booked. There are not as standard, free newspapers as part of the rewards membership anymore and never has been a complimentary breakfast offered as part of that rewards scheme.. However if I had known that... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice stop off to break your journey and very convenient, staff were all very helpful really could not find anything to criticise. In fact I left my phone charger behind and called back after our break and it was kindly returned to me so good service all round. Many thanks Best Western, at Claydon.

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BWGatehouse, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review

many thanks for your feedback we are delighted you had a good stay and are reunited with your charger! Kind regards Heather Billing Operations Manager Claydon and the Gatehouse Hotels. More 

United Kingdom
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Starting with the good points, car parking, free wi-if, good service at reception (although found it strange we had to pay before we stayed!), good breakfast, good service at breakfast (had to ask for toast), excellent shower, plenty of hot water. The bad....... The most important thing you want from a hotel is a decent room, a comfortable bed and... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This venue was home to a wedding reception I attended. I booked two rooms for my wife and I and our children. The rooms are quite small and a little dated but provide a sufficient resting place. We were situated in two rooms that were a little stretched for sunlight but never the less they were comfortable and functional. The... More 

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Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This hotel always produces good value for money, the rooms are clean and tidy even if they do need a little refurbishment. The food is always excellent and they can accommodate people with special dietary requirements

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Stayed for 2 nights. Food is very good (and welcome after travelling from Scotland) Ensuite Room at the back in the new extension was adequate size, clean and modern. Car parking area was easily accessible. Breakfast was well worth it, huge quantity available and absolutely great. Evening menu is well balanced and food was delicious, well prepared, good quantity. Chef... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel is handily situated off the A14 and only 5 miles West of Ipswich town centre. A spacious country house hotel, it offers rural character as well as modern convenience. That makes it the perfect venue for business trips and stop-overs! Small enough to ensure individual attention, yet spacious enough for a comfortable stay, this smart hotel is a real gem. A Victorian style dining room and picturesque gardens only add to the appeal! Excellent road links to Norwich, Colchester and Cambridge make the hotel a great place to do business. You'll have everything you need onsite, and you'll never be far from the area's many recreational attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel

Address: 16 - 18 Ipswich Road, Ipswich IP6 0AR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Ipswich
Price Range: $80 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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