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“A Good Value Break”
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Hintlesham Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hintlesham
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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Good Value Break”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Stayed for two nights through Secret Escapes. The cost included Table D'Hote dinner on the first night. An impressive country house, although some TLC is required in certain areas. Attention to detail could also be improved upon (salt and pepper cellars empty on our first visit to the restaurant for dinner. Handles missing from the chest of drawers in our room).
The service was good and the food in the restaurant was excellent. Used the Table D'Hote menu both evenings. Good selection of wine, at reasonable prices.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, UK
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

My wife and i have stayed here twice within the last 12 months and both stays have been excellent. The restaurant is expensive but very good with an excellent wine list. On our first trip we stayed in the main house - the room was very large with great views and a four poster bed. The second visit we stayed in the coaching building which was amazing - the room was split level and had a roll top bath at the end of the bed.

High recommended

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bishops Stortford
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Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend booked one night stay for us as a Valentines treat. A beautiful bouquet of flowers, a huge box of chocolates and a nicely chilled bottle of champagne was waiting fir us as we arrived.We stayed in a superior room( Applestore) which was really spacious and upgraded to a 5 course Valentine menu which was superb. I cannot fault the service or the quality of the food. It was well priced and beautifully presented. Looking forward to a nice breakfast and a walk around grounds tomorrow. We will definitely come back. Cannot recommend it enough.

  • Stayed February 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

We booked a Secret Escapes break at this delightful country house hotel. It really is a lovely house which still retains its original features and beyond reception has stunning lounges and drawing rooms beautifully furnished with all the gilded portraits and heavy drapes one associates with stately homes. Our room was vast and well appointed with a giant bed, sofa, table and chairs, two chests of drawers and a walk in wardrobe. A large fireplace with a floral arrangement added a little more to the feeling of being in a TV period drama! The bathroom was large with bath and shower.
The dining room is a gem and worth a visit even if not eating there. We had dinner the first night which was the Table d'hôte. It was preceded by drinks in the lounge accompanied by amuse bouche, a nice touch. The meal was well presented but not particularly impressive. At £33 it was disappointing and not good value. Breakfast is , again, not what we have come to expect from this type of hotel. The buffet section is a number of tiny bowls of fruit and yoghurt with croissants and pastries, all perfectly acceptable but it feels a little meagre. One orders a cooked breakfast . The first day I chose kippers and was surprised to have boil in a bag presented! The next day I ordered black pudding and tomato with poached egg. This is where the heading comes from. Half a slice of black pudding! Breakfast is £18.50!
Apart from that the stay was great. The staff work hard; they have to because there are so few of them! Gordon, the head waiter, is here, there and everywhere and goes the extra mile. It's a beautiful house and well worth a visit. We shall certainly be back.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2013

General manager was extremely rude to my wife, and refused to assist in helping tow car out of a road which should be clearly roped off, as apparently it's not the first time this has happened. If this is on the land of the hotel then it should be your responsibility to sort this problem out. There is no excuse for the way you dealt with the situation and I certainly will not be visiting again, especially after so many memorable events at the hotel. It has clearly lost its personal touch and is becoming very much like the chain hotels. Gutted.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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5 Thank STEPH S
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Customer S, Guest Relations Manager at Hintlesham Hall, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you for giving us to opportunity to respond concerning this unfortunate incident. Your wife left the delineated tarmac drive late at night and inadvertently got her car firmly stuck in the farmer’s field which is not part of the hotel’s land. Two of our staff immediately went to assist but, as it was so bogged down, were unable to release it. Two senior managers then went to assist but were also unable to help. It is with regret that we were unable to assist further but the car was well and truly stuck.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We purchased a Tickles deal for this hotel and were very pleased with what we got. At first we were surprised that we were not staying in the main building, but were pleasantly surprised with our room. We loved strolling around the grounds and really enjoyed the scenery. We chose to eat dinner at the restaurant in the main building and it was the highlight of our stay. The food was perfect in every way and the service was the best we have received in the UK. We couldn't wait for breakfast the following morning and it was also exceptional. Although we were quite full, we were counting down the hours until our afternoon tea which was enjoyed in one of the smaller side rooms and again exceeded our expectations. Excellent getaway - highly recommended!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank foodie_wanderlust
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed here for a post-christmas break, have stayed here before & returned several times as always enjoyed it. Will be brief as all the other glowing reviews say it all. Lovely room, spacious & clean, this time in one of the bigger rooms situated across from the main hotel, so had a cottage feel to it, beamed high ceiling, reception just across the way. Dinner on the first night was the usual high standard, BUT the dining room was very chilly as no heating apparent, no open fires lit in the lounges either despite the snow outside, it would have been magical to have had the fires lit in the lounges. We decided not to eat in the dining room on the second night as was so cold in there, so had a bar meal which was very good. The grounds were amazing in the snow & we took a lot of photos. Staff very friendly & efficient. Will return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hintlesham Hall
Address: George Street, Hintlesham, Babergh District IP8 3NS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Hintlesham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hintlesham
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hintlesham Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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