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The Orwell Hotel

Hamilton Road, Felixstowe IP11 7DX England
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#3 of 4 hotels in Felixstowe
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Alwyne J wrote a review 16 Oct
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We celebrated our son's belated 30th birthday with our family of 8 plus new-born baby and couldn't have chosen better. Daniel was exceptionally helpful and efficient with our booking. Both our breakfasts were excellent for all, varied and sustaining. We also all enjoyed the range of choices on the a la carte menu for dinner. Our rooms were sufficiently large and well-equipped. The staff were very pleasant and helpful without exception.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: The road in front of the railway station was a little noisy
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Pauline P wrote a review 6 Oct
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This is a grand old English seaside hotel. We had the upgraded twin room which was big as was our bathroom and all very comfortable. There was a big car park and lovely grounds outside. We ate in both nights of our stay as we so enjoyed the roast on the first evening. The food was first class they must have a very good chef. The breakfasts were also really good. On top of all those positives were the lovely staff - each and every one of them so kind and helpful and nothing too much trouble. Turn out of the hotel to your left and through the main shops / restaurants and cafes you will find yourself at the pier with plenty of lovely walks available. I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Ian B wrote a review 4 Oct
Mansfield Woodhouse, United Kingdom225 contributions90 helpful votes
We have been staying here for many years and always look forward to a visit. You have to remember this is a very old Hotel and is gradually being updated. The staff are lovely- you can get a superior room and they are worth the extra money. The dining room is lovely with chandeliers-loads of parking and nice gardens. Breakfast served in the dining room is very nice-,there are covid restrictions same as every where.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Clare S wrote a review Sep 2021
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The bathroom fittings were nice, but the hot water just off boiling and the cold tap produced only a trickle so it too far to long to run a bath one could safely step into. I woke with a left hip benumbed by the rock hard mattress. We woke through the night either sweating (the room was overheated & there was no way to reduce the temperature) or frozen (the duvet was some 2-3 feet too long for the bed and constantly dragged itself off). We were required to book a time for breakfast (!) - the excuse was covid, but while our table was two metres from the next, once we and our neighbours sat down, we were well within eachother's 2M safe space. Breafkast: there was no alternative to high sugar cereals, no non-dairy alternative to cows milk or butter - indeed no full fat/semi/skimmed option for milk - just full fat. And my scrambled eggs and tomatoes arrived with just a single small half tomato. But worst of all was being told off by the receptionist for not being smiley enough when we arrived. We'd had a really tough day visiting an elderly relative in hospital: we were polite though and being criticised for not grinning was pretty horrid.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dave Manning wrote a review Sep 2021
Dagenham, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
We have stayed at the orwell a few times in the past we where told it had been taken over we will never be going back breakfast was horrible coffee was so watery I could not drink it my wife went in the toilet the toilet roll had brown finger marks round it she was nearly sick the rooms are not cleaned daily a total waste of money such a shame
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$52 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Orwell Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Orwell Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Felixstowe Sea Front Gardens (0.9 km), Port of Felixstowe (0.2 km), and The Spa Pavilion (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Orwell Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Orwell Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Orwell Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Orwell Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anatolia Restaurant, Blue Naan, and The Little Ice Cream Company.
Is The Orwell Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Felixstowe.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Orwell Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Orwell Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Orwell Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sutton Hoo (6.7 km), Beacon Hill Fort (5.4 km), and Felixstowe Pier (1.1 km).
Is The Orwell Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.