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Ravenwood Hall Country Hotel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Bury St Edmunds
Certificate of Excellence
St Albans, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“One night stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

Had a one night visit, stayed at this hotel at least a dozen times in the past fifteen years. Lovely setting and the food is always superb. Staff excellent, a special mention for Maeve. Its nice to sit outside during nice weather and enjoy the peaceful setting.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Bill K
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

Visited the restaurant for an evening meal with 2 friends looking for a venue for a leaving party for a group of 25 people. We had a really lovely meal choosing from the summer set menu. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was well cooked and presented nicely. We decided to book for our party. Hopefully my review will be equally as good after our party on the 5th July.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anne470
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UK
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130 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

Taken here for a working lunch. Sat outside under the pergola on a glorious day in their beautiful gardens. Delicious lunch - the salted caramel and chocolate tart was sublime - and the service was friendly and attentive. A wonderful lunch venue

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mandy261
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norwich
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

We were quite charmed by this hotel but if you are looking for slick impersonal service or uniform corporate style rooms with a lot of added extras (a pen, trouser press, conditioner) then perhaps you won't find it here. Instead, we slept in a massive bedroom (with our dog in her bed on the floor beside us) with a lovely bathroom complete with power shower, and a great view over the front garden. Breakfast was wonderful and Maeve the waitress was interested in engaging us in conversation, which we enjoyed. We thought the room rate was good value and we were pleased to spend some time in the cosy bar relaxing. This hotel is more our style than many we have stayed in. The housekeeping was good, but I would think a cupboard named "biscuits" would need to have more than one packet of (two small) biscuits in it, and if there are two pairs of slippers, there should probably be two waffle bathrobes, although my husband would never have been able to wear the one that was there, which I think is size 12 . Nevertheless our room was nicely tidied and cleaned for us during our stay. Overall the hotel is delightfully idiosyncratic and we would like to return for its peaceful setting and enjoyable atmosphere.

Room Tip: We stayed in Deans room which is massive. Take your own toiletries.
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Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Had the most amazing weekend at Ravenwood Hall.

Now I am not easily pleased especially when it comes to my dog, but Ravenwood Hall delivered on all fronts of pet friendliness. From our Mews Room (in a converted stable block adjoining the main hotel) we were afforded access straight onto the grounds and from there you could walk (without fear of cars) on an old estate road, through to the woods. The staff (and the majority of residents) seemed to love dogs and Hettie (my long-haired Weimaraner) was treated to much gratefully received pats and cuddles. It was also very refreshing that she was allowed in the bar dining area of the hotel, which is as good as any restaurant and we could still order from the full restaurant menu (and top notch food it was too). Now Hettie is quite a size when lying on her side and the staff coped admirably and with a smile, and allows offered her water.

The grounds are fantastic and provide a perfect place to sit and have a drink or a spot of lunch (tables and chairs provided) or a game of croquet on the lawn.

I was hoping that I could move in permanently but alas we only stayed for a couple of nights. Now where is their telephone number so I can rebook.......

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

My wife and I visited The Ravenwood Hotel for seven nights' recently and found to our dismay that the hot water in our room was very slow passing through the pipework and the shower tended to cut out or run cold for no apparent reason. This is possibly due to the age of the building.The hotel moved us to a different room and this problem was alleviated somewhat.
The staff were as accommodating as they could be and we generally enjoyed our time with them.
Slight problems were encountered on a number of occasions at breakfast when requesting a teapot of hot water for our own special tea, but were rectified eventually by a charming young waitress.

Room Tip: Try Deans room unless you require a four poster bed.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

We were stuck, seeking a last-minute hotel near Sudbury and spent most of the evening trying to find somewhere. With three weddings apparently happening in town on the same, we were turned away from every place we tried. Finally, at a late hour, the staff at Ravenwood Hall gave us the good news that there was still a room available, albeit the hotel was quite some distance from where we were.

After a lengthy drive, we booked into the Magna Carta room and had time for a quick drink in the bar. The staff on duty were friendly, and exceptionally helpful even though we had arrived much later than would normally be expected. I think we were both really impressed with the quality of the room and the furnishings. The bed was beautiful! Sadly, we didn't have time to stay for what sounded like a mightily impressive breakfast the next morning as we had to leave at such an early hour, but the stay over in the beautifully furnished room was the perfect end to a fantastic day.

Thank you!

Room Tip: Can certainly recommend the Magna Carta room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank samwiseuk
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Additional Information about Ravenwood Hall Country Hotel

Property: Ravenwood Hall Country Hotel
Address: Mouse Lane | Rougham, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Bury St Edmunds
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Bury St Edmunds
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ravenwood Hall Country Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the most historic hotels in Bury St Edmunds, steeped in nearly 500 years of history. Set in seven acres of landscaped woodlands and gardens, this country house hotel is easily accessible from the main A14. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, you will find a winter fireside welcome and a summer poolside welcome. Whatever your needs, you will find a little luxury in the atmosphere of a country home. ... more   less 
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