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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed here this week as a very last minute trip. I arrived by myself after a 5 hour drive exhausted, and my partner was arriving a few hours later. Staff were helpful on arrival. First impressions of the hotel, nice area, well presented,clean and tidy. Only criticism here, I wasn't really sure of check out times, breakfast times etc, didn't... More 

Thank Jamieharrison23
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with my Pensioners club yesterday 30th Nov and the food and service was excellent. They catered for 80 people approximately. We pre ordered our 2 course meal I had Poached salmon with a prawn & leek sauce Cream filled profiteroles with a toffee & choc sauce. The room was very festive & the tables of 10 were set... More 

Thank Kay F
Jason S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell, responded to this review

Dear Kay F, Thank you for your outstanding 5 star review of our hotel. Delighted you enjoyed your lunch and we look forward to welcoming the Pensioners lunch back in 2017! Kind regards Jason Stringer General Manager More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed three nights for a work trip. Having use of the David Lloyd Leisure next door is very useful. The location is out of town but there's lots of restaurants just around the corner. Reception staff friendly. The bedrooms are a bit dated but the bathroom was lovely and modern. The breakfast menu stated that vegetarian sausage is available. When... More 

Thank RC300491
Jason S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell, responded to this review

Dear RC300491, Thank you for your review our hotel. I am pleased you were able to enjoy the complimentary access to the David Lloyd leisure Centre. I am delighted you like our new bathrooms and proud of the fact you found our reception team to be friendly. I am however, obviously disappointed to hear of your breakfast experience. We do... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just stayed at Holiday Inn Ipswich Orwell and we (my partner and I) were very pleased with all staff and everything in Hotel! We'll go back there at any time, it has been very good mini break. Thank you Holiday Inn Team.

Thank Oana B
Jason S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell, responded to this review

Dear Oana B, Wow really pleased to read your great review. I am really proud of the team here at the Hotel and they will be thrilled to read your comments. Many thanks again and we hope to see you again really soon. Kind regards Jason Stringer General Manager More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having passed this hotel so many time when I lived in Felixstowe, this hotel was such a disappointment. On the outside, the hotel looks ok, but is in need a refurbishment, rotting wooden windows and flaky paintwork. The hotel and our room was extremely hot, the room was very clean, nice bathroom, although the fan in the bathroom didn't work.... More 

Thank Raghead67
Jason S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell, responded to this review

Dear Raghead 67, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review our hotel. I am pleased you liked our new bathrooms and found the room to be clean. I am really sorry your night was disturbed by a fire alarm, although I have been fully briefed and our team followed the procedures correctly and our fire detection system... More 

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Room was comfortable if a little tired - except for the bathroom which had been refurbished and I understand there is a program of refurbishment going on in the Hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful

Thank Ray C
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell, responded to this review

Dear Ray C, Thank you for staying with us and for leaving a review. I am glad that our room accommodation worked for your travel needs and that you found our staff to be helpful. However, it is regrettable that the bathroom facility affected your overall satisfaction. Your comments are documented and forwarded to the hotel management for review and... More 

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45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The only issue I have was reception in that there is only one card machine which can make things a bit slow and oh well maybe another gripe and that is the width of the disabled bays is too narrow and too short (especially when trying to deploy a wheelchair from back or side of vehicle). That said the staff... More 

Thank Mick W
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Booked for 3 nights as was on a sailing course. Stayed 1, we normally stay in HI in Calais as an overnight stop and its clean bright and modern so we thought this would be the same as its a chain .. WRONG, this is like an old people's home , old dreadful bed neither of us could sleep, dark... More 

Thank Holidaybooker1
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell, responded to this review

Dear Holidaybooker1, Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. I certainly appreciate you taking the time to bring your concerns to our attention. We are always happy to provide a consistently clean, comfortable and courteous place for our guests. However, we regret to read that the condition of the room you have described did not... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Ever member of Staff I met was great. Breakfast was very good and the room was very Large and clean witj a very modern bathroom with a great shower. Great options for parking and the hotel was in a great location. I would use again.

Thank Ian R
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We attended a dinner for about 80 people. On our table of 10 the vegetarian dish arrived stone cold. The roast parsnips appeared to have been boiled. My poached salmon tasted of smoked mackerel and was inedible. 3 other ladies also left their salmon. Some serving staff were displaying facial jewellery that was not taped over. Yes I complained and... More 

Thank sallyann4961
Jason S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell, responded to this review

Dear Sallyann4961, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Firstly I would like to apologise for the problems you experienced on during your dinner. I have investigated the points you raised with our chef and we are feeding our findings back to the event organisor. If you would like to contact me personally with your points please... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell Hotel is ideally located at Junction 57 on the A14, only 10 minutes from Ipswich Town Centre, 15 minutes from the Suffolk Coast and 5 minutes from Trinity Park the home of the Suffolk Show.The Hotel boasts extensive free car parking and a selection of Queen Double and King Double/Twin Bedrooms some with sofa beds for families. A further 6 Executive Rooms are the ideal business choice with mini bars and laptops safes, in addition 2 open plan Suites add the final touch of luxury for those special occasions.The Hotel offers a range of dining experiences, The Priory Restaurant, Bar and Lounge offer informal modern dining with a large choice of food and drink options complimented with daily specials to suit the needs of both the Corporate and Leisure Guest. The Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell Hotel has a range of conference and banqueting rooms, with Wi-Fi access available in these and also the public areas, whilst wired access is available in all bedrooms.The Hotel offers an onsite Gym and within walking distance, a state of the art Full Leisure Complex is available to guests at a small nominal charge.The Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell Hotel, close enough to access the business districts and Adastral Park, whilst still being the ideal base to enjoy the rest of East Anglia and all that it can offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell

Address: 2 The Havens, Ipswich IP3 9SJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Ipswich
Price Range: £50 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell Suffolk
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