We stayed here for one night as a birthday present. It's a lovely little hotel and would definitely recommend it. The location is wonderful, literally next door to Orford castle, and right in the heart of the village. The hotel itself is a lovely old timber framed building, with lots of character, though the rooms are more modern and a little bland. Mismatched furniture and a bit cramped in the main hotel. We were offered a free upgrade on arrival to one of the new chalet-style garden rooms, which are bigger and have a terrace. Would have accepted in warmer weather or for a longer stay but as we were only really there for a short time we opted to be in the cosier surroundings of the main building.
For dinner, as neither of us are big fish fans the menu was a little limited. We both opted for Pork out of the two non-fish options. The food was good, but not outstanding. Breakfast was excellent however, a good choice of well cooked local produce, and lots of nice little extras.
The main advantages of the hotel are without doubt the location, the building itself and the staff. I have never been made to feel so welcome as we were here. Without being fawning, the staff were all incredibly cheery, friendly and welcoming. This all combined to make for an incredibly nice experience. The minor shortcomings of the rooms and food are by far outweighed by the overall ambience and atmosphere.
Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
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- Also Known As:
- The Crown And Castle
- The Crown & Castle Hotel Orford
- Crown Castle Woodbridge
- The Crown & Castle Orford, Suffolk