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“Almost perfect in every way!”
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The Crown & Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Orford
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Just returned from a 2 night DB&B break which was fab!

The Best House Room was small but perfectly formed. Loved the shortbread and the real milk in a flask for teas and coffees. The shower over the bath was great and the view from the loo was too! The best though was the view from the main bedroom which was over Orford Ness and just lovely.

The service was exemplary, as was the food. Friendly staff that provided in every way without going overboard. I loved the casual atmousphere and was glad to see that I was not the only one that kicked off my shoes in the bar after dinner.

This place is exactly what is says on the box - pure unadulterated quality with no surprises, everything is as stated on the website and in the room information booklet.

Warning - if you are looking for a plush luxurious stuck up 5* hotel this is not what the C&C is. If you want excellent service, sublime food and a relaxed friendly unstuffy atmousphere book now!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Timgm, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2012

Thank you so much for your very generous review. We are particularly delighted that you flagged up this is not a stuffy place but still offers good service. Just one point, for anyone who might be booking, the room you stayed in was actually a Better House room, which is a smaller than the Best House rooms. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

We stayed here for one night with dinner in February 2012. Most enjoyable. Room (one of the garden rooms) was nicely decorated and kitted out to a good standard. Friendly service, and both dinner and breakfast were lovely. Very enlightened wine list with plenty of good non-French reds (something which for us so many places fall down on). We'll certainly plan to go back for a longer stay.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Timgm, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2012

We are grateful for your very kind review and your appreciation of our wine list - we love French wine but the value for money, compared to Italian, Spanish and the New World, is not so good.
Thank you again.

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Reviewed February 7, 2012

Stayed on a 2 night dinner b&b winter break offer. Great value for the high standard of room and quality of food.we stayed in a garden room. Good quality furnishings throughout, tasteful decor. All meals in the restaurant were excellent, including breakfast.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Timgm, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2012

Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted you think your stay was good value – sometimes not sure what people expect for their pennies! Thank you also for your commendation of the food.

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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Have just returned from a first (hopefully of many) visits to this gem of a hotel. Everything is so lovely, from the decor and ambience, to the wonderful food and friendly and welcoming staff. The location is also perfect -even prettier as we woke up to thick snow! Nothing was too much trouble: I managed to arrive with crumpled clothes and forgot my glasses but an ironing board and spare glasses were on hand! Now wishing we were sittingin the window seats of our pretty bedroom looking out over Orford Ness, rather than getting ready for work tomorrow! Thank you to all the staff.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Timgm, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2012

We really appreciate your report and are delighted you enjoyed everything from food to staff. Can't guarantee (even don't want!) the snow though. Thank you so much and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed February 3, 2012

I'm sorry it's taken me from Christmas until now to write my review - however I AM still probably carrying some of the weight I put on, so haven't completely forgotten you!

What a fabulous time we had, the food was really lovely, so many difficult choices to make and the menu kept changing so there was no way we could get bored with the food. As always the staff were helpful, charming, attentive when required and we appreciated that they had given up time over their Christmas so that we could enjoy ours.

It did seem as though the bar prices had gone up quite a bit since our last visit, but other than that, whilst a Christmas visit is a fairly expensive package, you could see why that was with the quality of food and the number of staff working.

Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Timgm, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2012

Thank you very much for your appreciation of your Christmas stay and particularly that the quality of the food etc., justified the cost. We never stint on ingredients and, as you know, not many (or any?) hotels have tangerines, nuts, chocolates, cake etc., freely available through the festive period or give their guests a nice present. And, yes, the bar prices have gone up but only to reflect the increase in v.a.t. and cost of wines. (Beef, lamb, cereals, bread, butter, cream, fuel, insurance - you name it, it's all gone up but we make every effort to absorb the increases. It's not easy!)

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Reviewed February 2, 2012

My partner and I decided to treat each other to a stay here as a Christmas present. Our room was spacious and comfortable with an excellent bathroom. The hotel is full of little personal touches such as the personalised DVD recommendations and sherry guides - not to mention the thorough suggestions and advice on what to see and do. But, of course the food was the centrepiece: simply perfect meals with incredibly polite and friendly service.

Well done to the entire team!

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

This was a Christmas present and amongst the best we have ever had. Stayed two nights in January and in a "Best Garden" room which was nice size and lovely and warm. The bed was comfy, the ensuite nicely done and the toilet soap exquisite (We bought some for home at the local shop) The ambiance througout and the food were of the highest quality and we will be looking to visit again in the summer. The log fires in the bar and dining rooms were a complete joy. We are a North of England couple who have been brought up to expect and enjoy a hearty breakfast. The Crown and Castle offering deliciously defeated us both. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Market Hill, Orford IP12 2LJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Orford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Orford
Price Range: $183 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Crown & Castle 5*
Number of rooms: 21
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