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Salthouse Harbour Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence
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“Unexpected Surprise”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I had no idea what to expect when I was assigned to work a week in Ipswich. This hotel surpassed all my expectations. Beautifully decorated and very spaceous rooms await. The location on the waterfront couldn't be better. Friendly staff and a delicious restaurant. This hotel beats even my London favorites!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Leek, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I have just returned from a fantastic dbb stay at this hotel! A perfect night away!

The hotel is beautifully designed and furnished with wonderful eclectic pieces everywhere! Our bedroom overlooking the marina was tastefully decorated, clean and had ample mod cons! The most impressive part being the copper bath in the bedroom. However do not underestimate how incredible the walk in shower is !! We arrived to a brilliant champagne afternoon tea, which we had prior arranged, followed by a great meal restaurant in the evening! The service was faultless. Staff were polite, friendly and unobtrusive.

My only downside to the stay was I felt that the marina was lacking some atmosphere, nonetheless the bar next door was very nice! Would definitely recommend The Salthouse Harbour Hotel if you fancy a luxurious night away to relax!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Have stayed here twice, once for my 40th and the other time New Years Eve. Both times had a great experience. We had one of the rooms with the copper bath in overlooking the harbour which was lovely. The staff were helpful and friendly and unobtrusive. As for the food, well, divine!! Highly recommend staying here but be prepaired for it to hurt your bank balance!!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

The room was luxurious with a comfortable bed, lovely armchairs and a fantastic powerful walk in shower. The hotel is very nicely decorated with lots of art pieces dotted about. Breakfast was very good, quality bacon and sausage. The staff were attentive and polite. I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Had a lovely stay, however I would not use the restaurant again, found the food pricey and bland and boring. Better surrounding eateries. Also breakfast portions are very small. You pay a good price and would expect more for your money. Still rate 4/5 as the hotel itself is clean and modern. Maybe with bigger portions I would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Our large room overlooked the tranquil Harbour and was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. An excellent location to explore the local area, it is ideally situated to the town. Service was very good, staff attentive and polite. During our two night stay we dined in just the once and the food was excellent. Enjoyed our stay and we will be coming back.

Room Tip: A room with a harbour view is essential. I initially researched through one of the many hotel sites...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Superb in every way. Fabulous room, overlooking the marina and in old part of hotel so felt like a loft conversion with plenty of space and character. Two huge chairs so you can rwad or watch TV without lying on the bed, great features all round. Food very good, we had the "grape escape" option which was great value (but if staying more than 2 nights can be a bit repetitive - they may change that) But beautifully prepared and presented. Staff - to a person in whatever department) so helpful and pleasant whilst being just casual enough to make it friendly whilst respectful.
Used it as a base to explore Suffolk and that worked very well Some good restaurants (chains and independent) within a short walk so very easy to vary the options.
Couldn't ask for more in a hotel!.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Salthouse Harbour Hotel
Address: 1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
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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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