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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Grove House Hotel

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Grove House Hotel
Ranked #4 of 22 Woodbridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Somerset Village, Bermuda
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“Surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

I booked this place for 3 nights whilst visiting family in the area. We have always found it difficult to find reasonably priced, good value, good quality accommodation near them in the past but this is it...... we will most definitely book back in here when in the area again. Everything felt newish & the food quality was par excellence. Owner & staff very friendly & helpful. What more can you want really.. We were in the room right at the rear on the ground floor (cant honestly remember the number but it may have been 108?) & our only negative observation was that "the person[s]" above us were up & about very early (like 5am ish) & you could hear every footprint!

Room Tip: We were in the room right at the rear on the ground floor (cant honestly remember the number but it...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is our second visit to the Grove House Hotel and once again we have not been disappointed. From entering the reception all staff have been very helpful and have even kindly made several concessions for us given we have to be out quite early in the morning.

Plenty of variety available at breakfast and evening meal also of a high standard without a high price tag. A set menu is also offered which again is at a very reasonable price.

Facilities within the rooms are perfectly pleasant with everything you need. The bathrooms are functional although potentially a little outdated.

We definitely intend to make a return visit and will be recommending to others we know are visiting the area.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed three nights here. It is right on the A12 and easy to find with good car parking. Our room was on the side of the hotel (room 19) and despite being right by the main road, we had no problem at all sleeping as the road quietens down considerably at night and the occasional "swish" did not trouble us. Breakfast is excellent. There is a help yourself selection of cereals, fruit, juices, yogurts, pastries etc and then you choose your cooked preferences which are delicious. The hotel is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated throughout. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Only a couple of "nit-picky" points - the bed was a little smaller than our double at home and would have like a hook somewhere in the shower room to hang up clothes - I hate having to put them on the toilet seat!
However would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tadworth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for two nights on a recent visit to the area. Our room was nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. The breakfast was good and the full English was served nice and hot and freshly cooked. We didn't sample the evening menu so cannot comment but, judging by the breakfast, I am sure the food would be of good quality. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Woodbridge itself which is a very pretty town situated on the river. A taxi back to the hotel cost £4.00 - so very affordable. We enjoyed our stay here very much and would happily return again.

Room Tip: Probably advisable to have a room towards the back of the hotel as it is situated on the main A12 wh...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our two warm summer nights at the Grove House Hotel were very noisy, as we needed to have all the windows open, and could hear A12 traffic all through the night. We were also very disappointed that, having booked an en suite room, our (well-decorated) shower room was down the corridor! However, as in every other way we were so completely satisfied with all that the hotel provided, we definitely hope to return in future. Just NOT to room 21.

We had two breakfasts and two dinners in the small hotel restaurant. All the food was superb in every way: range of menu choice, table service, and standards generally. Care by the staff, particularly Ann and Edd, was impeccable. When we left, we were offered a free meal as compensation for our disappointment. We couldn’t understand why the advertised rates for room 21 were not lower than for en suite rooms, but gratefully accepted the conciliatory offer anyway.

After our three days in the lovely area of Woodbridge, we felt we had only just begun to discover all there was to enjoy; we would particularly recommend Orford Castle … for the able-bodied. This gives us a very good reason to return to explore further in future.

Room Tip: Probably best to ask for side or back rooms during warm weather!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Having stayed four nights 5th - 9th July found this a clean, friendly, comfortable hotel. Being on the A12 some people may find it a little noisy, but our double room was on the side of the house and with very warm nights had the window open but slept through every night. A warm welcome on arrival and friendliness throughout our stay, good evening meals at a reasonable price, a garden to relax with a drink before dinner,plenty of parking made our stay most enjoyable.

Room Tip: If you really can't sleep with any noise ask for a room at the back.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed here with a bunch of friends all attending the same wedding. The hotel (B&B) has around 20 rooms of varying sizes and quality. Our friends booked the standard double rooms which I believe were £80 a night and - because I booked late - had to book a superior double room for £10 a night more.

This proved to be a very smart move - the room (no. 20) was double the size of the others and had a dedicated bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and bath generously spaced out. All rooms were clean and the hotel staff were very polite, if a bit thin on the ground from time-to-time - expect a short delay at reception, because they may be off tending to the bar or restaurant area.

The hotel is based right on the A12, but noise was never a problem with the double-glazing. The bed was firm but comfortable and the shower so strong it wasn't far off an acid skin peel, which works for me but some may find uncomfortable. My friends told me their showers were adequate, but it sounds like this one gets the lion's share of the water pressure!

Breakfast was surprisingly early - 08:00 to 09:30 - on a weekend, but we made both days and it's a good quality breakfast (included in the price).

I'd happily stay here again, it's very reasonably-priced and of a good standard. Complaints? Well, the floorboards are a bit creaky which might annoy someone below, but we were above the restaurant. The decor isn't ultra-modern, but they do have some nice art on the walls.

Have the bargain stay if you must, but otherwise I'd recommend you pay just a little more for a very generous room.

Room Tip: Ask for room 20 - you won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Grove House Hotel

Property: Grove House Hotel
Address: 39 Grove Road, Woodbridge IP12 4LG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Woodbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Woodbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grove House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grove House Hotel is a small, friendly, family run Hotel situated just on the outskirts of the beautiful market town of Woodbridge, Suffolk. Providing 10 en-suite bedrooms, fully licensed Bar and Restuarant, and plenty of free parking, the Hotel is located within easy reach of Woodbridge and access to the A!2 and all of the Heritage Coast. Once you have visited, you will return, whether you are on business, holiday, golfing trip or visiting friends and family. ... more   less 
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