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“Friendly, usual Premier Inn standards” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Premier Inn Ipswich North Hotel

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Premier Inn Ipswich North Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Claydon
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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162 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Friendly, usual Premier Inn standards”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Another business trip made easier by Premier Inn.

Ipswich North has an interesting location nestled down by the side of the A14. Access couldn't be easier as it is quite literally 60 seconds off the dual carriageway. You'd not think so though as the only noise I could hear most of the time was the tweeting of birds. Somewhat of a surprise!

There's plenty of car parking spaces (a good 50% of which seemed to be taken by company vans on this occasion!) and the welcome at reception was the usual pleasant one provided by Premier Inn staff. I must have timed the trip with some form of charity event as the staff were dressed in Onesies! One of the vans woke me at 5.30am with work men opening it up and talking very loudly outside my room window, but it wasn't the type of thing I'd claim on the goodnight guarantee for because these things can happen anywhere.

My room was at the very end of a long corridor but was up to the normal standards I've come to expect. Clean, spacious, large flat screen TV on the fall, sofa (chaise style) and a reasonably modern bathroom. The only downside I had (and the reason this one is 4 stars and not 5) is that the water pressure was very low, making for a somewhat less than refreshing shower experience. It wasn't low enough to stop the shower being acceptable, but it was much lower than any I've encountered recently.

WiFi connectivity and speed (an important aspect for me) was good. This is even more important in an area where 3G connectivity seemed to be impossible (I often use a tablet or phone on 3G but had to connect both to the excellent Premier Inn Wifi service instead).

Somebody decided to play their car stereo ridiculously loud outside from 9.15pm to around 10pm, something I've never encountered before but it would only have been an issue had they continued and I don't hold Premier Inn responsible for this at all. It might have been a little more disconcerting if I was staying with children at that time of night.

If you need any forgotten trip items then you'll find an Asda at the next junction of the A14 too - quite literally 2 minutes in the car.

One final thing though - I would be very unlikely to stay here in the summer months. For some reason, despite it only being 15-16 degrees outside the corridors on the first floor were incredibly warm. I opened my room window to let a bit of heat out too and it did cool down (I'd checked the heater wasn't on) but the corridors just felt very hot indeed. I do watch out for A/C on Premier Inn's and try to book them in the warmer months because they do always seem a little on the warm side and I've no idea why. This particular hotel has the units on the walls but it is not full A/C - it only heats the room and the Premier Inn website does tell you this. So just be aware of it if you're booking for a summer stay.

Thoroughly recommended though and my points are more for completeness than they are in criticism.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this Premier Inn ,Cannot fault any thing ,The price was very good and the room was exceptional , the décor and furnishings are really very high quality .We did not take advantage of the evening meal because we were attending a Wedding but had the Breakfast the choice was amazing .


  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Really good experience - stayed here for 5 days and no problems. Beds were really comfortable, people who worked there were lovely, really quiet hotel - very relaxing, TV in room was great (with freeview, also had to be 39-42"!), parking was free and safe and bar area was good. Also had option for breakfast/evening meal in an onsite restaurant. Also location really good for exploring the area was right on the A14/A12.

This is a really nice example of a Premier Inn. Very happy with my stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Stayed here on Saturday night, normally stay at a local county house when visiting friends in needham market, but we thought we would try here. Excellent place, room was large and comfortable, and more importantly for me very clean. The reception staff were friendly and welcoming. We will defiantly stop again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

I have to commend this hotel for its friendly staff it is like staying with family they make you fell so welcome . Emily m,Sarah,Leah, Kayleigh,Denise,Katie,abi,Joel,cara,Deanna, Oliver,Michaela, and all the other staff.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

i have to commend this hotel! i stay away from home loads and get drawn to this hotel! its off the beaten track which is its charm! its like staying with family?karen anita and keighly and all the other staff are wasted here! ive had worse service in 5* hotels than i have here! i made the detour to stay here! this place has the X FACTOR!!! theres nothing not to like!!!!!!!!! 100% amazing!! thankyou guys!! love craig room 115 xxx

  • Stayed March 2014
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Better than expected for a budget hotel. Room clean, bed comfy, staff very friendly and efficient. Went for the meal deal and this was very good value. Would definitely stay there again. In fact just about to book again!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Premier Inn Ipswich North Hotel

Property: Premier Inn Ipswich North Hotel
Address: Paper Mill Lane, Claydon IP6 0BE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Claydon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Claydon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Ipswich North Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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