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Salthouse Harbour Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Delightful boutique hotel on the marina. Room was spacious, bed was huge and the decoration was imaginative and stylish. Double ended bath tub was a treat aft a day of shopping. Great attention to detail and friendly staff.
We ate in the restaurant as part of the dinner deal. It was a good deal, food was nice but portions were a bit small. The restaurant however was buzzing, very busy, and the staff were very attentive.

Room Tip: A room with a balcony is great for smokers and you get a good view of the harbour
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sarah N
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your review and I am happy that you enjoyed your time at The Salthouse Harbour Hotel, I hope to welcome you back in the future.

With King Regards
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here December 22nd and made the most of the cream tea deal which was a bargain at £99. Hotel was lovely, staff were very friendly and the overall design and location of the hotel is wonderful. Only downside was that we didn't get a marina view but I'm sure if we had paid a bit more we would have done, also the room was quite hot and stuffy even when radiator was turned down. Breakfast in the morning was lovely and was nice to have it in the room for no extra charge. All amenities in the room were well received. Would definitely visit again.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Melissa

It was lovely to read your review on The Salthouse Harbour Hotel. I am glad your stay was enjoyable and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Salthouse in the future.

With Kind Regards
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

This recently renovated/part new hotel sits on the harbour in Ipswitch. Our room faced the harbour. The decor was elegant and a little quirky, but in a good way. The bathroom was new and beautifully designed with a big bath and separate shower. The view of the harbour was very nice and it was fun to see the impressive yachts. The staff were all very attentive and helpful. The restaurant was thankfully open on Christmas day and after a slow start with getting served, we did have a nice meal. I would definitely return to this hotel if i'm in the area again.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a view of the harbour
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Guest

It was lovely to read your comments regarding you stay at The Salthouse Harbour Hotel. I am happy that your stay was lovely and I hope that we can welcome you back to The Salthouse soon.

With Kind Regards
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Guildford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

This hotel was great overall, perfectly situated overlooking the marina, the rooms are very nice although I had to ask to change the first room it was given as There was an awful smell in the bathroom due a drain blockage, I had a lovely view of the marina.
The service was very good and the meal was very nice in the restaurant.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank Steve W
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Steve

I appreciate you taking the time to leave your review on The Salthouse Harbour Hotel. I am happy that your stay with us went well and I hope we can welcome you back to The Salthouse in the near future.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for three nights over Christmas. Chose a room I had stayed in before as it was large, very comfortable and had excellent views of the harbour. I did pay extra for this but it was worth it. My only negative comment is that the room would benefit from a new carpet.
All the staff were brilliant and couldn't have been more helpful and courteous.
The Christmas lunch at £99 per head was plentiful but for that price I didn't expect to be served over salty scallops and burnt chorizo as one of the courses.
The Christmas Eve and Boxing Day dinner set menu's were almost identical. So if I return next year I've decided to not stay on Boxing night and save some money.
I do love the quirkiness of the hotel and unlike other places I have stayed in it has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.
You can get hotels offering cheaper all inclusive three day Christmas packages but I do really like the location of the Salthouse, the friendliness and efficiency of the staff and most importantly the cleanliness and comfort of the room so will likely return next year.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank Dottie23
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for you lovely comments on your stay at Christmas The Salthouse Harbour Hotel and taking the time to write a review. I am glad that your time spent with us was enjoyable and your comments have been noted. I hope we may welcome you back in the near future.

With Kind Regards
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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in room 604 penthouse suite which was beautiful with stunning views of the harbour. Decor of hotel is lovely with lots of great art and unusual pieces. Service excellent, especially the front desk. Thank you.

  • Stayed December 2013
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about The Salthouse Harbour Hotel. I am glad the you enjoyed your stay and I hope we can welcome you back The Salthouse in the near future.

With Kind Regards
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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

This hotel is right on the harbour which is a wonderful location. Their rooms are beautifully set up and spacious. This hotel is always my first choice if I have to stay overnight in Ipswich for business

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Thank GrosvenorFamily
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your comments about The Salthouse Harbour Hotel. I hope we can look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

With Kind Regards
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Property: Salthouse Harbour Hotel
Address: 1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Ipswich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Ipswich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Salthouse Harbour Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This artfully designed boutique Hotel and Restaurant in Suffolk reflects luxury and dazzles in the waterfront of Ipswich's vibrant Harbour quayside at night. The Salthouse Harbour Hotel goes beyond what you expect and exudes its 4 star status in every curious corner, eccentric sofa and unstuffy cushion. The sea-salted brickwork exterior has been restored & rejuvenated into a ship shape contemporary warehouse of rich modern interiors and rooms adorned with vintage furniture, sculptures and eclectic art. Within its comfy chic decor, although the mood is friendly and relaxed, the staff are professionally attentive to your every need. The cuisine is exciting and the popularity of the Salthouse Eaterie fills this delightful waterfront restaurant as soon as the tables are laid. ... more   less 
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