Stayed here with my wife on our annual tour of places we haven't been to before. 944 miles in 2 weeks in the coldest April in living memory. Did we have fun?.....well not quite but it was a good break very interesting too.
I only found this Premier by accident because it wasn't showing on the trip advisor hotel site at the time. I prefer to stay as close as I can to town and this is definitely the place for that. As I type this review I notice that a spellcheck in now incorporated as well, so well done to TA or Microsoft whoever is responsible. The only trouble we had was that my satnav had us going around in circles near to the end of our journey. If we had followed the instructions from Premier we would have avoided that. The onsite car park is a boon, and free too (make sure you drive through the public one to the Premier barrier).
Once inside it's pure Premier, a delight to behold. There is a lift too, what a pleasure. Check in was easy and our room was fine. You can sometimes find that only one set of towels have been provided (as we did this time) but a quick tel. call to reception will soon put that right. Had we have been staying longer than our one night we would have tried dinner in the restaurant called The Kitchen (Italian themed) but we had a reservation at The Townhouse, just 5 minutes walk away (see TAs restaurant list). Get a street map from reception to see how easy it is. We did have a very good night's sleep, as expected, and the next morning I had the Premier full English breakfast and my wife had the continental (there are 2 different prices). Finally a quick thanks to; Katy, Chanel and Matt for looking after us so well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Watch the world drift by at the Premier Inn Hotel Ipswich Town Centre (Quayside). Just opposite the quayside, you'll be in a great spot for messing about on the river, wandering around town, or visiting the region's businesses. You could take a cruise along the River Orwell, or find buried treasure at the awe-inspiring Sutton Hoo. You could feed the animals at Jimmy's Farm, or step out and explore the city's vibrant bars and restaurants. Then, after a movie at Cardinal's Park, stroll back to our tasty restaurant and extra-comfy beds. Transport and local information: Orwell Lady River cruises 200 Metres Tower Ramparts 500 Metres Buttermarket 500 Metres Directions: Exit M25 J28, continue on the A12 to J33, take the 3rd exit at the roundabout, onto A14. Exit A14 J56, at roundabout take 2nd exit (Ipswich Central A137). Cont on A137 over 4 roundabouts following signs for town centre. Cont over the traffic lights, at next roundabout take 2nd exit, at double roundabout take 2nd exit following through traffic signs, Orwell Quay, Cliff Quay, turn right onto lower Orwell St, take right following signs to Manningtree, arrive at hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Ipswich Town Centre (Quayside) Hotel Suffolk