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Seckford Hall
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Woodbridge
Hook, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Hotel”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We had one night stay and enjoyed a superb meal in the restaurant. The external rooms are a little tired but very good value and the suites are large.

Woodbridge has many places for eating out and we can recommend The Riverside.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

We got married here 15 years ago. We quite like the new decor, although not the restaurant floor, the champagne bar was empty so we had drinks in the other bar then went through for dinner, excellent food, good service. Thank you for a nice evening.

Stayed April 2014
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Felixstowe
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We went to Seckford Hall for the first time since the refurbishment and words cannot describe how disappointed we were. The charming atmosphere of the restaurant and lounge has been completely destroyed by the refurbishment. The restaurant has a cold feel to it with a brown Lino floor and modern furniture which really did not go with the surroundings and as well as a cold feel it also was cold which did not help matters. When we reviewed the menu there was nothing any of us really fancied eating . All of the dishes serve with odd combinations. I settled on the roasted monkfish which was under done ,small and very little evidence that it had been roasted it came with spring onions and a curry sauce which just did not go.My husband had a quiche with boiled potatoes as he did not fancy anything else on the menu it was more like a pub meal. There was no sea food or white meat on offer. None of us had a starter as we could not see anything that we liked . The deserts also did not quite hit the mark . We had the baked strawberry cheesecake but the consistency wasn't quite right and as my daughter said it was not nearly as nice as the one served by Prezzos and there were less strawberries too.
We had coffee in the lounge which has been completely ruined the champagne bar was deserted and resembled something you would expect to find in a night club not in an Elizabethan manor house. There were three different age ranges in our party that evening and none us found any of the changes appealing.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This used to be a charming family run hotel. Now the bar looks like a faux scottish/Virgin Atlantic lounge with real Singer sewing machine tables to sit at - really uncomfy and I have the bruises to prove this. The beautiful old lounge has some strange modern bar in it and possible the worse carpet I have ever seen and the 'library' has book patterned wallpaper but not a book in sight.
Food was good and the serving staff friendly and efficient in the restaurant. Bar staff served me a warm Campari and soda, there was no dry Martini and then vodka and tonic with no lemon.
I booked head and the confirmation email told me that I had been deducted £50 from my credit card. When we went to leave I was informed that this was a mistake and that the staff must be told in future not to send out these emails - it was left up to me to check my bank account.
I think the hotel is mainly interested in its wedding guests. Expensive for the level of room and service.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014

My word what have they done to dear old Seckford Hall? Having arranged to meet up again with friends for a drink we were confronted with what can only be described as a bar more suited to the tv series “The only way is Essex” they appear to have glazed the wood panelling installed a log burner, I ask you a log burner in a property as old as Seckford Hall.
As for the carpet well it certainly belongs in a bedroom rather than a so called “Champagne Bar”. I had heard the owners had spent a fortune on the refurbishments, well get a proper designer in who knows about historic buildings and how to use the basic asset first and foremost. We were going to eat but having heard from other guests about the food we certainly were not going to waste our money………..how you miss the old owners, he might have been a character but the place had some style unlike the hotel now.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We hadn`t stayed at Seckford Hall for four years , what a surprise we had , an excellent refurb had been carried out without destroying the charm and character of the place.
We took advantage of an overnight package deal which included a cream tea , dinner bed and breakfast , use of the pool , jacuzzi and gym.
The staff were friendly and and very helpful and had good local knowledge, which was very useful.
There was a comprehensive menue and the food quality, presentation and service was excellent.
Our room was light and airy, spotlessly clean and overlooked the beautiful rear gardens which were a pleasure to walk around.
We will certainly return.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Suffolk, UK
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We went to the Seckford Hall Hotel for an evening meal. The menu choice was wide and the service friendly but low key. All three courses were spot on. We chose to have our coffee in the lounge and this was the only weak spot. The coffee was lukewarm, although the mints were rather good. A thoroughly enjoyable experience and we look forward to going again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Seckford Hall

Property: Seckford Hall
Address: Seckford Hall Cottage 12 Seckford Hall Road | Great Bealings, Woodbridge IP13 6NU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Woodbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Woodbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Seckford Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful four-star luxury hotel and spa offering an ideal base to explore the county of Suffolk - from the local Suffolk coast featuring popular destinations such as Southwold and Aldeburgh to Constable country visiting villages such as Flatford and Dedham. Steeped in history, the magnificent red brick Tudor building is over 500 years old and is complemented by the modern facilities of the newly refurbished Seckford Spa, adjacent to the main hotel building. Perfect for business or pleasure, the hotel is also a wonderful Suffolk wedding venue with acres of beautiful grounds and a lake. ... more   less 
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