With our trusty satnav we managed to find this place without too many hitches - we spotted the Swallow pub and made a b-line for the hotel next to it and next to one of many car garages in the area. We were greeted by a very friendly lady called Sue who said she was new but that didn't stop her making us feel immediately at home. We were given the key to room 10 which is the first room you come to on the upstairs floor. Have to admit when we entered, it was cold, there was lots of noise coming from the busy road behind (one of the vents on the window had broken) and the workmans area just to the left of the window and it didn't smell that fresh. Because Sue had been so nice we decided to see whether we could change rooms - as we had booked a two night stay. After a bit of too-ing and fro-ing she moved us to one at the other end of the corridor on the car park side of the building. This was a 100 times better and more of the feel and quality we have come to expect with Premier Inns. We were both relieved and very happy. From then on we really enjoyed our stay. All the staff were very friendly. The room was modern, clean and had all the facilities you need including a bath. Would recommend this as a good base for visiting Sutton Hoo and Minsmere and beyond! The Swallow pub next door serves the usual pub food, nothing special but filling and with good service. All in all another successful Premier Inn visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Take a stroll through the nearby Ravenswood Park down to the waterfront, or hop on a bus into town ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Ipswich South East Hotel Suffolk