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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Leavenheath
Certificate of Excellence
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Relaxing time”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Always have a relaxing time here, beds great spa and pool and food all excellent too, staff polite and friendly and the scenery is beautiful. They also sell amazing apple and rhubarb juice in the bar and little shop which we always have and stock up to take home .

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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SBNHotel, Marketing Executive at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
We are very pleased to hear that you are regulars; even better that you always have such a wonderful stay. The apple and rhubarb juice sounds intriguing, I will be sure to try this soon! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Went over the bank holiday weekend for a spa break. Lovely venue and spa staff were lovely but the staff in the hotel and restaurant were rude, slow and unhelpful. Has put me off revisiting in the future, I would rather go a lot further a field.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

My wife and I, along with our daughter and son, stayed for two nights on a weekend break at Stoke by Nayland in May 2014. The main reason was to celebrate two significant birthdays - my wife's and my daughter's. Every year, my wife and daughter go for a spa day locally (in Hertfordshire) to celebrate their two birthdays but this year, because they both had special birthdays to celebrate, they decided to go for a weekend spa break instead. As my son and I play golf, we settled on Stoke by Nayland because they had the facilities to satisfy us all.

From the moment we were welcomed by Reception it was clear that here is an establishment that aims to please. They gave us rooms fairly near to each other - the ladies in one room and the men in another - and we were all impressed by the standard. Dinner, which was included in each of our packages, was excellent. None of the 'pile it high and never mind the quality' food that we have occasionally been served with. This was good quality food of the highest order. The service was in line with the food - attentive and timely - and we couldn't fault it. Breakfast was equally good and there was a lot of choice available. It was a good start to Saturday, the day of the ladies' spa break and the men's golf break.
My wife and daughter really enjoyed their day in the spa and the treatments that they had booked. My son and I used the well-equipped gym before we joined the ladies for lunch in the spa. While we went off for our round of golf, which we enjoyed very much, the ladies enjoyed their treatments in the spa.
The staff were always very friendly and helpful. On one occasion, I accidentally locked my valuables in the room safe and couldn't unlock it. A quick visit to reception resulted in someone coming to our room within five minutes and sorting it out. Very impressive!
Our weekend at Stoke by Nayland was very expensive but the weekend was everything we had hoped it would be. For a special occasion or celebration, it was absolutely ideal. We will go back there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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SBNHotel, Marketing Executive at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
What a lovely review, thank you. The details of your weekend break are very pleasing to hear. We are glad that you had a wonderful stay, and we very much look forward to welcoming your family and yourself back again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

A short break, service and food were excellent, although the evening menu was a bit limited , good wine list And all day bar menu was very good indeed. Main dining room was noisy. found the rooms and bathrooms a little tired. Good value though.

  • Stayed March 2014
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SBNHotel, Marketing Executive at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Overall it seems that you had a fantastic time! With regards to your bedroom comments, we have taken these onboard and there are plans to refurbish all rooms which were not done during the first phase. We hope to see you back for another break in the future.
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We had a lovely weekend at this hotel . Our room was of a good size ,with very comfortable beds , and beautiful views across the Golf course. A bottle of prosecco was included in the package we booked , and this was waiting for us in an ice bucket - so often I have had to chase these things up, as hotels have ' conveniently ' forgotten to offer what they have promised !
Our deal also included dinner and breakfast , the food was very good , however , our one complaint , was that the restaurant at dinner was incredibly noisy , as there were several very large parties also booked in , the noise was so loud towards the end of our stay, that I couldn't even hear what my husband was saying . We mentioned the noise level to reception , and they were very apologetic - we understood that it wasn't their fault .

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Miffy-1962
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SBNHotel, Marketing Executive at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Many thanks for your wonderful comments with regards to your recent stay. It’s great to hear that you had such a lovely stay. Further to your comments in regards to the noise in the restaurant, as you already understand it is very difficult for the restaurant team to manage the sound levels of other guest in the hotel. We do of course appreciate your feedback and will keep them in mind for future occasions when there are large groups staying with us.
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Love this hotel, the staff are very friendly and made such a fuss of the kids. The swimming pool is a good size but could be a few degrees warmer. Had a massage which was lovely, the spa isn't ridiculously priced like some I've been to. The lakes restaurant is very pleasant, the staff are knowledgable of the menu & the food was great I had the pork terrine followed by chicken with mustard mash both were delicious! The room was nice a bit more attention to the tea/coffee making facilities would have given the hotel a 5 from me, 1 cup hadn't come out of dishwasher clean and the coffee and sugars had been used (to be fair they had been placed in such a way that you didn't know till you picked them up so can forgive the cleaners for not realising)
Breakfast was very nice, would prefer it if they brought toast to the table I hate the slow do it yourself toasters.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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SBNHotel, Marketing Executive at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Great to welcome you back to Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa again! Lovely to hear that you had such a nice time in the spa area, and that you felt very welcome with the children. Thank you for your comments in regards to the toaster in the restaurant, we will of course take these onboard. Fantastic news that you had such an amazing meal in the restaurant, pork is actually one of our Chef’s many specialities. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We stayed here over a weekend and it was fabulous. The spa was lovely, plenty of sunbeds, facilities all clean and in working order. I had a treatment which I thought was wonderful . The Cafe next to the spa provides lovely snacks at great prices. Rooms were spacious clean, bright and airy. Breakfast was great, plenty of choice for a cold or hot breakfast in lovely restraunt. We visited the bar in the evening , reasonable prices, excellent service. Reception helpful at all times. Grounds were lovely, very well kept. Excellent stay, I would 100% recommend.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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SBNHotel, Marketing Executive at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you for your fabulous comments, we have relayed these back to the whole team. It sounds like you made great use of the Spa and some of the other hotel facilities whilst here with us. We will look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa in the future.
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Property: Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
Address: Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Babergh District CO6 4PZ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Leavenheath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Leavenheath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star award-winning Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is situated in 300 acres of rolling countryside, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The hotel is ideally positioned in the middle of the Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester triangle and is only 45 minutes from the M25 and Stansted Airport. The hotel offers 80 contemporary hotel bedrooms and a wide range of facilities including, the 2 AA Rosette Lakes Restaurant, two 18-hole Championship golf courses and driving range, nine function rooms offering superb views over Constable Country ideal for weddings, celebrations and conferences and a hi-tech fitness centre. There is also a luxurious spa within the hotel, where you'll find a heated indoor swimming pool with spa temple, sauna, steam room, exotic Rasul and Hammam treatment rooms, a bistro and a whole range of health and beauty therapies on offer. There is extensive free parking, free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel and the Pippin Shop onsite provides all the essentials you may require plus an array of handmade gifts. Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa also offer a number of self-catering luxury lodges on site, which enjoy all the facilities of the hotel but with a private area to escape to. ... more   less 
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Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf And Spa
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