Having just read the previous review (thankfully after we have returned) then hopefully I can provide a different and happier review.
We too stayed in Room1 which was spacious and warm, had a great comfortable bed, 2 wicker chairs and good views across the river. The bathroom was large, suitably equiped and warm. Which was welcome because it was quite cold outside.
There was no problem with eating in the restaurant which was busy but not full. We got the time we wanted and felt in no rush to leave the table. There was a large range of fish dishes which suited us and presumably were sourced locally.
The breakfasts were good too. Choice included full english, kippers or smoked salmon. On one morning they seemed keen to clear away the cereals and fruits but then we were the only people staying and they did ask first which was okay.
In terms of value for money it was brilliant but we did get a special internet rate as we stayed on Sun/Mon - check out their website.
Finally, the staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay and I felt that if there was a problem it would have been easily resolved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mistley Thorn is located in the centre of the historic coastal village of Mistley and is two minutes walk from Mistley station, which has direct services to Colchester, Harwich and London Liverpool Street. Built as a coaching inn circa 1723, The Mistley Thorn offers award-winning dining and accommodation in tastefully designed surroundings opposite the River Stour. American born executive chef Sherri Singleton has developed a menu using the best of the area’s seasonal produce. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Mistley Thorn Hotel Mistley
- The Hotel Mistley
- The Mistley Thorn Essex