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The Crown Hotel - Framlingham
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Framlingham
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stayed for one night in March, and went for a feature room, which faced over the front of the hotel, and had a four poster bed, and a roll-top bath. We loved the room, it was lovely. Staff all very helpful, both at booking stage, and once we arrived.
We ate in the restaurant, and really enjoyed our meal, some less common dishes, such as the pigeon breast with a rabbit tortellini.Really enjoyed our stay here and would definately come back. One downside at breakfast was rather slow service at breakfast (i think they forgot about us) as well as the fact that they'd run out of salmon . This was highlighted on the menu as a locally produced item. As it features on both the evening menu and at breakfast I'd think that it's the sort of thing you'd not want to run out of. However, the alternatives were very nice too.

Room Tip: Feature rooms are lovely.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Thank you for your review, I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry about breakfast and that we ran out out of the smoked salmon, but am glad you enjoyed an alternative. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Visited with friends for a weekend ,like the hotel and bar area lovely to sit by the open fire chatting with friends and having a drink or three!
Breakfast and evening meal above average portion sizes good and staff very helpful.

Only bad comment floor boards in bedroom very creaky almost impossible to get up in the middle of night to go to the bathroom without waking up your partner !

Would stay again but a different room .

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. There is sometimes a down side to having a wonderful historic timber framed building and creaky floor boards can fall into that category. When you next come please do ask for a room in one of the later brick extensions to the original 16th century building and your partner should enjoy an uninterrupted night.
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Crown has been refurbished in quirky country style - you wont be able to take your eyes off the livestock in the bar! - and provides a fabulous place for a stay, meal, drink or just a coffee in this pretty market town. The spacious rooms are all individually designed, and ours had a nice dressing room/lobby between the bedroom and bathroom, which was decorated in dark wood with crisp white linen. All the amenities are there, except strangely an alarm clock - not a problem for us as we were attending a family event, but might be useful for business travellers. There are two lovely lounge areas with open fires as well as the bar and it can get very busy at coffee/lunchtime. Service is unfailingly friendly and helpful, and the team did a wonderful job putting on a family gathering for us in their smart Stables function room. Good choice of wines, beers and even cocktails in the bar and the menu looked great although we didn't actually dine there. We did enjoy two breakfasts though, with traditional and more local fare well cooked and served. It took a long time to come both mornings, although we were at the end of the breakfast period which might have had something to do with it. There are lots of attractions, lovely countryside and more places to eat within walking distance - and I can thoroughly recommend the Crown as the place to stay in the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Thank you for such an excellent review, I am almost inclined to ask you to write our marketing material for us. On the issue of the alarm clock we do offer an automated wake up call via the phone system. Thanks again.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed here on the evening of 22 February 2014 and had a wonderful stay. The staff are very friendly, helpful and inviting. The bar and restaurant are very well maintained and charmingly rustic. I loved the fairlights in the courtyard garden. Our room was spotless and comfortable. Perfect getaway. the only problem we encountered was the small amount of customer parking at the rear of hotel - but apart from that lovely. I would definitely return

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Thank you very much for posting such a positive review, I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Your comment about parking is absolutely fair, I would love more spaces, but it is impossible. Next time you visit please feel free to ask for a space to be reserved - we will more than happily do this for you.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed at The Crown for a Valentines weekend away and I already miss it! The location is perfect, situated on the Market Hill and a short walk from the beautiful Framlingham Castle. We booked the Four Poster Feature Room which was absolutely stunning, I never wanted to leave. It was beautifully decorated and furnished, just such a pleasure to find a hotel room that has an abundance of character. The service was second to none, everyone was extremely professional, friendly and attentive. The food was to die for as well! The only thing I will say was that it can be quite noisy at night, but having lived in a 15th century house I highly expected that, especially as it was a Saturday night. All in all, a simply marvelous stay - we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: We stayed in the four poster feature room, I highly recommend it!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Thank you so much for such a glowing review, I am delighted that you had such a good stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a stay at the crown hotel, in a lovely village. We arrived to a fantastic receptionist who showed us to our room which was phenomenal, luxurious and in two levels.
We then went to the bar for a drink before a fantastic dinner (which I highly recommend). We had a fantastic night sleep and a beautiful breakfast. I have read some prior reviews and I have to say the service and friendliness of the staff was second to none. Well worth a visit.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
What a wonderful review thank you so much for taking the time to submit it. I am delighted that you had such a good time while you were here - that is exactly what we hope for all our guests.
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Bedfordshire
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

The Crown Hotel is situated perfectly in the small market town of Framilngham. Upon arrival, we were made to feel very welcome. Check in was simple and fast, India showed us to our room and gave us a quick run down of the hotel. The room was small, however, it is nicely decorated and most importantly very clean. There are only 14 rooms in the hotel, so room size I would not have a problem with as it is an old building that has been transformed in a quirky way you have to adore. The bar and restaurant area, again is nice and all the staff are friendly and talkative. We didn't have an evening meal, but we did have breakfast. Breakfast was good to order which was nice. We didn't realise until leaving that cereal and fruit juice was round the corner of the room which we couldn't see from out table. We were not advised of this, but then we could of asked.... Check out was again was simple. We had a small complaint in that the bathroom that evening was very cold, there was a draft from the window which caused it. There is a towell radiator but didn't warm the room enough. On telling India about it, she was extreemly grateful and immediately requested for this to be looked into. As she said, they do not stay in the rooms, so they like to know. India again, like the rest of the staff are lovely and very friendly. We are looking forward to returning in the summer, to make the most of the area.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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David C, Owner at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Thank you very much for your positive and constructive comments. I am really pleased that you plan to come back - we look forward to seeing you in the summer.
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Property: The Crown Hotel - Framlingham
Address: Market Hill, Framlingham IP13 9AP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Framlingham
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Crown Hotel - Framlingham 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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