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Samuel Pepys Hotel
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Harwich
uk
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64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“thought it couldn't get worse but it has!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Visited this wine bar/restaurant several times since my last review but have decided enough is enough! The food has gradually gone down hill and on my last two visits I have had a 'Thai' curry that tasted like it came from a jar - less than tasty and last week I had a chicken Kiev that was soggy & tasteless , how can you go wrong with that!!
I'm afraid that we've given this place too many chances to cook a half decent meal so we won't be going back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Lamarina26
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We had family visit from London (7 of us), a friend recommended Samuel Pepys, what a lovely place this is, the food was excellent, the staff very attentive (especially Kat), also nice to have local beers to choose from, great atmosphere, will certainly dine here more often.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Lin L
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I needed to stay in Harwich before sailing on the Stena Britannica to Hoek van Holland. A friend had recommended the Samuel Pepys and UI was not disappointed. Booking over the phone was easy and the staff vere all very pleasant anh helpful when I arrived. The room far exceeded my expectations, warm, comfortable and extremely well appointed. Heartily recommend this hotel if you need a place to stay in Harwich.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Guy T
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

after trying to find somewhere nice and different to celebrate mspecial birthday we came across samuel pepys in harwich he looked like just what i wanted but i have to say although the meal was good and the sevice was very good staff were extremely polite ifeel the evening was spoilt by the live music that was on doring the meal which we were not informed of when we booked its not that the band werent good because they were but it was too loud in such a confirned space and it was certainly too loud for older members of my family we wanted to be able to talk to each other but thhis was almost im possible so i do feel it slightly spoilt my evening i would return but not if it was going to be live loud music in the right surroudings the music wouldhave been great but not here

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank christine g
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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2013

I Came here for a meal to celebrate my sisters birthday last week. The staff were very friendly, food was lovely, a really nice place to go. Would definitely recommend people to come here and will definitely go back.

  • Stayed December 2013
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1 Thank RachelLee7
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Lawford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Visited Samuel Pepys with our daughter and our two granddaughters aged 3 and 5. Food for the children ordered at the bar immediately we arrived asking that the children be served ahead of us to enable the food to cool a little for the hungry little ones. Didn't happen unfortunately, the food all arrived together, after at least 30 minutes delay - a long time for hungry little ones to wait, no books, crayons, paper etc provided for the children. Poor choice of food for children and portions much to large, heaps of chips! Delays between courses far too long. Desserts awful All excacerbated by having to share our space, bearing in mind the restaurant was empty save for us,with a very noisy, inconsiderate elderly party who unfortunately sat directly adjacent to us; this was after they had pushed past the children to exit to the outside space via the fire door rather than the clearly marked rear door exit!! Staff quite pleasant though. Very unlikely that we would return or recommend,

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank JanuaryGirl1950
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed at the Samuel Pepys October 2013 with wife and two friends. We all liked it a lot. This is a really well run place with friendly and capable staff. Clean and quiet. Excellent and very popular restaurant. Highly recommended. David Spiller

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank gaynor b
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Additional Information about Samuel Pepys Hotel

Property: Samuel Pepys Hotel
Address: 31 Church Street, Harwich CO12 3EA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Harwich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Harwich
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Samuel Pepys Hotel Harwich, Essex

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