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Review of Salthouse Harbour Hotel

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Salthouse Harbour Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Catch the atmosphere of a lost commercial world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Situated on the marina edge, approached by a somewhat confusing one-way-street system, this gem is very worthwhile seeking out - it has a car park which can be locked behind gates at night. A former quayside warehouse, it has been converted into an hotel and subsequently further enlarged to provide more accommodation - therefore the rooms are quite variable in character (ancient & modern you might say) but all are roomy and furnished, decorated and maintained to a superb standard. If you wish to pay a small supplement for a marina view you can sit and watch the world and his wife go about their maritime business and leisure. Complemented by very agreable staff, at all levels, you will be well catered for: the breakfasts and evening meals are of a high quality, nicely presented.
If there was one small criticism on the evening on my stay, it was that the thumping music was not what one would expect eminating from the canned sound system, to an audience of middle to later age groups.

Room Tip: choose room 306 for the best views
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank anything1
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear Guest

Many thanks for leaving your feedback on The Salthouse Harbour Hotel Trip Advisor page. I am extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay and your comment has been noted. I hope we can welcome you back to The Salthouse Harbour Hotel in the near future.

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Lovely hotel pretty- well every thing is perfect. I would say this is the nicest hotel we have stayed at for a long time.Our room was very large and expensively and stylishly fitted out, all around the hotel there are un- usual pieces of art and décor. Breakfast is served by attentive smiling staff and is vary good. A great place to stay, right on the quay with free parking.

Room Tip: you need a view of the harbour,side views are still good
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your wonderful comments about The Salthouse Harbour Hotel. I hope we can look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

With Kind Regards
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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Booked this hotel based on previous Trip Advisor reviews. As others have said this is a lovely hotel situated on the revamped quayside. Our room was large, well furnished, spotlessly clean and situated on the side of the hotel so very quiet. The hotel has some very funky art work around and is finished to a high standard. All staff we came into were pleasant and happy to help. We enjoyed dinner in the restaurant on one evening and breakfast each morning. There are plenty of other eating options nearby. We were able to park beside the hotel. This hotel a surprise we thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Libby040
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for you kind comments about The Salthouse Harbour Hotel and taking the time to write a review. I am glad that your time spent with us was enjoyable and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

With Kind Regards
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed one night here as we were attending a concert in Ipswich and fell in love with this hotel.
Everything seemed well run and we had a lovely meal in the restaurant before our concert.
The room was perfect with a lovely freestanding bath and rainfall shower and extremely clean as was the whole hotel.
Bed a dream to sleep in and a lovely breakfast the next morning with plenty of choice, we will ne visiting again without a doubt.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank melissa82Cambridge
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear Melissa

I was so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at The Salthouse Harbour Hotel and thank you for the lovely review. I hope we can look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

With Kind Regards
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West Mersea, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Such a beautiful hotel, finished to a high standard. Staff were really friendly, accommodating and happy to help. It's such a shame we couldn't eat in the restaurant but we know to book for next time. Breakfast in bed was lovely and to be honest we didn't want to go home.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Becky P
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear Becky

I appreciate you taking the time to write a review about The Salthouse Harbour Hotel and I am glad overall that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry that you did not have the chance to dine with us but I hope you may if you stay with us again.

With Kind Regards
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

The Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Ipswich is a lovely hotel. I had a room on the quay side and could, had I chosen to do so, have just sat and watched the world go by all day long. There is nothing 'olde worlde' about this place - if that's what you are looking for, look elsewhere. The Salthouse Harbour Hotel is edgy without being stilted. If you are looking for beautiful, large rooms that define comfort, look here! I can add that the service is impeccable, the food is excellent and the views from the quay side, at least, are to die for.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the marina!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank barnlady
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your wonderful comments about The Salthouse Harbour Hotel. I am happy that your time with us was enjoyable and I hope that we may see you again in the near future.

With Kind Regards
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

I popped into the Salthouse Harbour for a meal while on business, it's a lovely building, overlooking the marina in Ipswich. Unfortunately the food did not live up to the reputation. I ordered a locally sourced rib eye steak, that came with chips and beer battered onion rings. Price around £23 with extra for some veg. While the service is friendly and attentive, the food was mediocre and the steak tough, with lots of fat and gristle. To their credit the staff reduced the price of the meal by half, but considering the reviews on here, I was disappointed with the presentation and quality of the food.

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
Helpful?
Thank HappyBear67
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LynnCowan, Manager at Salthouse Harbour Hotel, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear Guest

I appreciate you taking the time to write a review on The Salthouse Harbour Hotel Trip Advisor page. I am sorry on this occasion you were displeased with the restaurant food, I hope we can welcome you back in the near future.

With Kind Regards
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Property: Salthouse Harbour Hotel
Address: 1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
Phone Number:
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Ipswich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Ipswich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Salthouse Harbour Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This artfully designed boutique Hotel and Restaurant in Suffolk reflects luxury and dazzles in the waterfront of Ipswich's vibrant Harbour quayside at night. The Salthouse Harbour Hotel goes beyond what you expect and exudes its 4 star status in every curious corner, eccentric sofa and unstuffy cushion. The sea-salted brickwork exterior has been restored & rejuvenated into a ship shape contemporary warehouse of rich modern interiors and rooms adorned with vintage furniture, sculptures and eclectic art. Within its comfy chic decor, although the mood is friendly and relaxed, the staff are professionally attentive to your every need. The cuisine is exciting and the popularity of the Salthouse Eaterie fills this delightful waterfront restaurant as soon as the tables are laid. ... more   less 
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