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“Very clean and comfy hotel, pity about the difficult to find parking”

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Premier Inn Ipswich Town Centre (Quayside) Hotel
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Would stay here again, except for difficulty in finding its parking facilities. Situated near the quayside with main roads almost encircling it, makes it difficult to slow down on this one way system, to search for its entrance to the car park (staff confirm that signage had to be removed to comfy with some council diktat). If you miss it the first time you have to drive around a big roundabout, and in rush hour, the traffic moves at a snail's pace. As one drives round the one way system, the secondary hotel car park a few metres from the hotel is situated on the right hand side. To get out of the car park, one has to re-join the one way system again. I was not best pleased to find myself driving around in circles going nowhere fast and made my feelings known- the helpful staff offered a free breakfast to make up for the inconvenience. The room was amazingly clean and the bed was comfortable- the cleaners should be applauded for the attention to detail. There is free half hour Wifi but I was not able to connect. The breakfast was varied and the cooked breakfast had been prepared with 'soul', beautifully cooked and flavoursome. Thank you. The only thing that would prevent my booking again is the parking issue.

Room Tip: Look out for the main carpark entrance, just on the right hand side of the hotel - no obvious signs...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Yes, maybe I'm being a snob but why would I be giving 5 stars to a Premier Inn? Simply because I couldn't fault them. The room and bathroom were a decent sized and spotlessly clean. Solid easy to work shower. Easy to operate TV. Tea & coffee facilities in the room. Breakfast was pretty good. Easy free parking.
This premier Inn has the added benefit of location close to the quayside but a short walk into the town centre. We even had a view of the water from the room (402).
All said and done the main purpose of a hotel is to get some sleep. I slept for 9 hours. I don't even do that at home!!
All of these positives were exceeded by the quality of the staff. Everyone we spoke to was really helpful but most of all seemed to be genuinely pleased to see you and assist. Well done all and to the management too, great stuff.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great location to town centre.Quayside.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was amazing for the price.
The room itself was amazing, clean, spacious and very quiet considering next to a main road, very surprising.The bathroom was a wet room which was very spacious.Parking was excellent.Enjoyed my stay very much, No faults what so ever.Will use again and recommend to friends.Wish i could of stayed for a longer period.Praise to the staff that did their job so well, very attentive.

Room Tip: The high room was very quiet, The AC was good as you could adjust to your liking and was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Great location, only 1 minute from the quayside. We went as a family but this would be great for a couple. The room was a bit too small for a family of 4 as all the beds ending up squeezed together, but then at £29 for a night that's the sort of compromise I would expect.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Just what you would expect from a Premier Inn but this one has the benefit of a great location, being opposite the quayside which was a real bonus. The fact that it was a new hotel meant that it was at its best and the rooms were up to the high standard that you expect from Prenier. I was travelling by train so the 10 to 15 minute walk from the station was another bonus for me and one of the deciding factors in choosing this hotel. Along the quayside there are a number of good places to eat and drink and it is a pleasant area for an evening stroll.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Great location for a nights stay in Ipswich opposite Quayside, very quiet rooms, good parking and a new hotel which makes all difference. There are more than one PI's in Ipswich this one is on Key Strret.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I travel with work quite a bit so have sampled many a Premier Inn, their competitors and independents.
This Premier Inn didn't let me down, it was clean, comfy and working well, admittedly I did get a little confused by the self check in and would have appreciated someone helping rather than asking to do it myself.
The hotel is just set back from the waterfront, but is in a great location. A bit of a crazy one way road in front of it though.
Breakfast was a little slow however I was down early and the restaurant was busy due to a national event just down the road.
This hotel didn't let me down

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Additional Information about Premier Inn Ipswich Town Centre (Quayside) Hotel

Address: 33 Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1BZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Ipswich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Ipswich
Price Range: $60 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Ipswich Town Centre (Quayside) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Watch the world drift by at the Premier Inn Hotel Ipswich Town Centre (Quayside). Just opposite the quayside, you'll be in a great spot for messing about on the river, wandering around town, or visiting the region's businesses. You could take a cruise along the River Orwell, or find buried treasure at the awe-inspiring Sutton Hoo. You could feed the animals at Jimmy's Farm, or step out and explore the city's vibrant bars and restaurants. Then, after a movie at Cardinal's Park, stroll back to our tasty restaurant and extra-comfy beds. Transport and local information: Orwell Lady River cruises 200 Metres Tower Ramparts 500 Metres Buttermarket 500 Metres Directions: Exit M25 J28, continue on the A12 to J33, take the 3rd exit at the roundabout, onto A14. Exit A14 J56, at roundabout take 2nd exit (Ipswich Central A137). Cont on A137 over 4 roundabouts following signs for town centre. Cont over the traffic lights, at next roundabout take 2nd exit, at double roundabout take 2nd exit following through traffic signs, Orwell Quay, Cliff Quay, turn right onto lower Orwell St, take right following signs to Manningtree, arrive at hotel. ... more   less 
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