We stayed here for 2 nights over the period of my wife's birthday. We very much enjoyed our stay. We had a very good room ,large ,well equipped (50's style),light with a lovely outlook to the front with good views of the main building and the grounds. . We were able to hire bikes and cycle over the huge estate without hardly seeing another person. We were there on a Wednesday,when the National Trust is closed to visitors to the main building. This meant very few people and it was like having your own private estate. There is a large pool a few metres from the main hotel entrance. The place is geared for families of '30 somethings' and has plenty of attractions for toddlers. Meals were fine . We had a few niggles such as
a) when we arrived at lunchtime we decided to have lunch in the lovely area outside the conservatory. We sat at a table and waited to give our order, and waited and waited. In the end we gave up and went into the café at the National Trust where we were served instantly b ) at breakfast on the first day of our stay,we waited so long to give our breakfast order that I had to hunt down a waitress to be able to give our order c) we like a drink before dinner and in the lounge adjacent to Fredericks we sat for ages before someone took our order.
The young staff were extremely pleasant but we felt they needed direction. On our second night , ,there was a manager who told us he had just arrived and to be fair ,we were served much more quickly. However, I emphasise,we did enjoy our stay and have no doubt management will iron out these service niggles
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The East Wing at Ickworth was home to the Hervey family before it passed to the National Trust. The surroundings are as grand as ever but the idea that “children should be seen but not heard” has gone right out of the hundred or more windows. Where else can you go that offers luxurious surroundings, outstanding facilities, exquisite cuisine and family friendly activities? Ickworth is unique. It's also one of the finest luxury family hotels in the UK.we have recently added a Cinema room to our facilities and show children's films every day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ickworth Hotel Horringer
- The Ickworth Hotel Horringer, UK - Bury St. Edmunds