This hotel has all the hallmarks of having been a grand hotel in its day but is now sadly in decline.
The service was quite poor and the rooms large but lacking in facilities that a business traveller needs i.e. a chair with a back at the desk rather than a small circular stool. The single glazed windows allowed a lot of noise in from outside which is not really what you need for a good rest.
My colleague also had trouble getting the WiFi to work. The bathroom was probably wonderful in the early 1970's.
Perhaps this is the best you can expect in the Felixstowe area?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For short breaks or longer holidays, the Orwell Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, excellent cuisine, fine wine, great service and a friendly atmosphere all provided by our highly trained staff. Felixstowe, a family seaside resort, with a Victorian atmosphere. Bathing huts, seafront gardens and red shingle beach with pier. Close to Felixstowe's town centre is the Orwell Hotel, a Victorian house dating back to 1898. The spacious public areas are traditionally decorated and have a wealth of charm and elegance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elizabeth Orwell Hotel
- The Orwell Hotel Felixstowe, Suffolk