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25 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE England
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#1 of 7 hotels in Harwich
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Guests at the Alma are provided with superbly comfortable double beds, luxury cotton linen, flat screen TVs, Nespresso machines, stunningly equipped power showers, fluffy towels, lovely Liberty & Green toiletries, free Wi-Fi and a certain amount of ‘Je ne sais quoi’. All situated above the finest pub in the Eastern Angles.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, German and 1 more
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Tripster wrote a review 4 Dec
Worldwide12 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely little pub, really welcoming staff, great sense of humour, couldn't do enough for you. Breakfast superb. Stayed in a tiny room which was unapologetically petite and bijoux but 4eall cosy, comfortable and clean. Thanks to all at the Alma
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rustic and authentic, not for someone who wants their 16th century windows to close, but it's...
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Tom wrote a review Nov 2021
3 contributions
I've been drinking and eating at the Alma regularly over the years, but this was my first stay. When I thought the best pub in the world could not possibly get any better... ...a fantastic night of food, beer, eclectic characters, music, beautiful bedroom and an excellent full English. Brilliant.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Vic Gerrard wrote a review Aug 2021
Fakenham, United Kingdom4 contributions
Be aware room three is very small, if you don’t mind crawling over your partner in the middle of the night it’s acceptable as an emergency. Nice wet room though which has a lot more floor space than the bedroom. Food and staff good.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Helen Egner, Guest Services / Front Office at Alma Inn
Responded 1 Sep 2021
Thank you for your comments Vic, Yes Kingsfords Cabin is small and compact but a lot of people love the room for that precice reason. We hope that you will come back another time and enjoy our food and hospitality in one of our larger rooms. Our website has accurate photos and a clear description "Kingsford’s Cabin Henry John Kingsford was a carpenter who fitted out the bar in 1887. We know this because he left a bit of wood with his name and date on it in a void behind some panelling. It is written on the same wood in which the cabin is panelled, in a beautiful copperplate hand. Kingsford is small, it’s compact and bijou. If you like that sort of thing it’s perfect. However if you’re oversize and like swinging cats please chose another room. No sea view without a periscope. This room may not be suitable if you have mobility issues."
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EssexBoaters wrote a review Aug 2021
Colchester, United Kingdom17 contributions2 helpful votes
Three couples stayed last week, in rooms that make the most of a well kept but slightly ramshackle building. Some sloping floors added to the feel and not a place for the unsteady of foot (apart from after some of their excellent cask beer). Excellent staff giving great service. Didn't eat there on this stay but will do next time, the food looked fantastic.
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Date of stay: August 2021
clifford16thomas wrote a review Jul 2021
Huntingdon, United Kingdom29 contributions52 helpful votes
Visited Harwich on the off-chance and decided to try the Alma Inn. Not too imposing from the outside but we had a super welcome and were offered the chance to sit as a family outside in the courtyard. We chose the seafood buffet which included a large lobster, oysters, prawns, herring - rhingrave we hoped for. The buffet ws more tah enough for 3 people and was excellent.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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US$132 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alma Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Alma Inn?
Nearby attractions include Halfpenny Pier (0.07 km), Electric Palace (0.2 km), and Lightvessel LV18 (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alma Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Alma Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Alma Inn?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alma Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Up At The Quay, The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, and The Hanover Inn.
Are pets allowed at Alma Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alma Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Alma Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Beacon Hill Fort (0.9 km), Felixstowe Pier (4.2 km), and Radar Tower (0.9 km).