Orwell Hotel - Ipswich

Hamilton Rd, Ipswich, United Kingdom, IP11 7DX  show map
 3 stars
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Orwell Hotel - Ipswich

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The 3-star Orwell Hotel lies within 11.5 km from Adastral Park. Orwell Hotel has been welcoming guests to its tasteful rooms since 1898.

The property is about 15 minutes' walk of Felixstowe Beach Holiday Park.

Guests can reach Orwell Hotel by car from London Southend airport in 65 minutes.

Rooms

There are 22 guestrooms featuring twin room and superior double room equipped with a dining area, central heating, a trouser press, a writing desk and individual climate control. They also have private bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests will taste light cuisine in the elegant on-site restaurant. The hotel invites guests to the Buttery bar to relax with a drink. Serving a wide range of dishes, Westerfield's at the Orwell Hotel and Abigail's Buttery can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

This impressive hotel benefits from parking, a safety deposit box and a news stand along with a slide projector, a business center and a movie projector.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Orwell Hotel - Ipswich Ipswich location
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Hotel Address:

Hamilton Rd, Ipswich, United Kingdom, IP11 7DX

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City Center
  • Ipswich
    17.0 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Ipswich Station
    17.1 km
  • Bus stop
    3.6 km
Restaurants
  • Westerfield's at the Orwell Hotel (cuisine: English)
    20 m
  • Abigail's Buttery (cuisine: British)
    20 m
Beaches
  • Felixstowe Beach Holiday Park
    1.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Orwell Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle

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What's nearby

Amusement

  • Ugc Cinemas900 m

Local attractions

  • Manning's Amusement Park1.7 km
    Sea Road, Felixstowe
  • Port of Felixstowe2.2 km
    Port of Felixstowe Road, Felixstowe
  • Woodbridge Art Club Gallery13.9 km
    15 Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge
  • Forum Amusement Centre1.9 km
    Sea Road, Felixstowe
  • Felixstowe Museum3.4 km
    Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe

Near the hotel

  • Seafront Gardens990 m
    Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe
  • Felixstowe Beach Holiday Park1.3 km
    Sea Road, Felixstowe

Restaurants nearby

  • Westerfield's at the Orwell Hotel20 m

    Address: Hamilton Road
    Phone: +44 8701162715

    70% likes this, based on 28 reviews
    Cuisine: English
    Price Range: GBP 11 - GBP 36

  • Grosvenor580 m

    Address: 25-31 Ranelagh Road
    Phone: 01394 284137

    76% likes this, based on 37 reviews
    Cuisine: English

  • Bounty Fisheries640 m

    Address: 115 High Road West
    Phone: 01394283356

    75% likes this, based on 19 reviews

  • Abigail's Buttery20 m

    Address: Hamilton Road Felixstowe
    Phone: 1394285511

    Cuisine: British

  • Cafe Kitsch590 m

    Address: 46 Hamilton Road

    65% likes this, based on 31 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

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Orwell Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Orwell Hotel

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 200 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
7.0
Rooms
7.0
Service
8.0
Value
6.5

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    Good value for money. The meals were very good and the staff friendly.

    The bedrooms were a little 'tired' and out of date. The toilet seats didn't fit properly. A spruce up would make the world of difference. Overall, the staff were very friendly, but lacked 'guidance' in their procedures.

  • Single
    6.6

    Bathroom far too small, shower virtually useless

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    All aspects of our stay were impeccable & great value for money

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Good parking,good size twin room and bathroom,clean,very good breakfast.Nice and quiet,a good nights sleep.

    Shower difficult to control temperature,but not a major problem.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    The location of the hotel was good, for sea front and shops, the staff were helpful and friendly. On the first night we had a very good meal in the resturant served by friendly staff.

    Not the best of rooms for location, as we looked out on to the back of the fire escape stairs, the room was clean and tidy, with tea/coffee facilities available, but the bed was lumpy and not very comfortable. There was only one bath and hand towel when we got to the room, even though the room was booked to two people, had to ask for extra at reception, which we received promptly. The overall interior appearance of the hotel seemed quite dull and dark. Ok to stay for a couple of nights, would not have wanted to stay longer.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    The food was to high standard ,just a nice place to stay

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    The hotel has the potential to be much better.The gardens and exterior are well kept.The foyer and Reception areas are furnished traditionally and there is a comfortable lounge to sit and talk/read in.The bar and restaurant were comfortable and the service was good.The meal was of a good standard and I enjoyed the live piano music.

    Whilst I appreciate that the hotel has been taken over by new owners and is in the process of being refurbished,we were extremely disappointed with the room that we were allocated.We particularly requested a twin room,as we have previously stayed in a double room and found it very small.The wallpaper was peeling off the wall.The carpet was old and looked dirty,although it had been vacuumed.The base of the divan bed was dirty.One of the mattresses had springs protruding.The curtain linings were ragged and dirty.The toilet had a limescale ring around the water line.We did complain and were shown two alternative rooms.One had been refurbished and was vastly improved but small.The other was similar to the one we were in,but slightly better,but situated over a function room,where there was a weddding celebration.We stayed in the allocated room,but it felt nothing like it should be.I have never stayed in a room in such a poor state of decoration.It would not cost the owner much to redecorate and replace worn mattresses and curtains,even if it is not possible to do a full refurbish.It could probably be brought up to an almost acceptable standard for the price we paid for the room.

  • Single
    7.4

    Evening meal was excellent.

    Wifi was available but I was unable to connect in Room 108

  • Single
    8.8

    I was lucky enough to get the bawdsey suite , a large bedroom with lounge, walk in wardrobe and bathroom/shower. The oak panel surroundings of the hotel give a very elegant feel and the bar lounge area is very relaxing.

    The staff were not the most attentive and quite often you had to search them out to get bar service, reception service or even meal service. Not unfriendly just never there!

  • Single
    7.0

    The hotel staff were friendly, we had a family meal in the Buttery in the evening that was good. We were disappointed with the breakfast, the bacon was fatty and rashes stuck together in the container no fried eggs there was tiny bit of runny srambled egg left the beans container was empty, I asked for more but was told they had'nt got any more. It was ten past nine the staff were closing the doors, we heard residents approaching the doors saying they had been told breakfast was untill half past nine which of course it was. We felt they wanted to close and thats the reason the containers were empty.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    The building has great character, the staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfasts were excellent, as was the dinner we had there and the service was very efficient with old-fashioned dignity.

    Decor in the rooms is getting a little tired and needs a bit of investment. On a busy corner but traffic noise not really a problem.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    Nice rooms and polite staff all facitlities you'd needFood was nice - tho rather inconsistent breakfasts

    Chimney outside my room for boiler - noisy and hot.Annoying key cards kept not workingDidn't have a room service menu in my room. Didn't realsie you could eat in bar instaead of restaurant.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Closeness of shops and beach. Lovely decor. Very good food. Helpful employees.We have already rebooked for August.

    Hotel bed bit hard, nothing else we didnt like.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    The night porter let us in at 2am and was very friendly. The breakfast was very good with a good choice.

  • Single
    9.2

    Reception Staff very friendly, polite and customer focussed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Orwell Hotel - Ipswich Ipswich location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Hamilton Rd, Ipswich, United Kingdom, IP11 7DX

Get directions
City Center
  • Ipswich
    17.0 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Ipswich Station
    17.1 km
  • Bus stop
    3.6 km
Restaurants
  • Westerfield's at the Orwell Hotel (cuisine: English)
    20 m
  • Abigail's Buttery (cuisine: British)
    20 m
Beaches
  • Felixstowe Beach Holiday Park
    1.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIpswichOrwell Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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