Travel Blogs from Hintlesham
... a few weeks. SG manages her first test in
navigation – reaching the ferry terminal. Not difficult since the Premier Inn
is practically within the terminal area.
hugely significant to SG who suffers badly from seasickness
* So at last we are on the road. It is a strange feeling after months and months of preparations. But all is good and we are looking forward to our long journey * Lovely send off by Laura & Hannah for their 'gap year' parents! *. 1st night @ Premier Inn, Harwich. What style but hopefully a good night's sleep before crossing to Hook of Holland ...
... road to the English countryside. We spent 2 nights in a tiny town called Badwell Ash. All that is there is a village shop and a pub with a few houses. We stayed in a loft over someone's garage! We were greeted with a delicious homemade brownie each. Yum! We visited some great places while we were there. Check out the photos for more ...
First stop was Diss a lovely town, with a good size lake, just on the edge of the town with ducks, of course. Quite a few Charity shops which was good we both needed to stock up our library and we did. I have read 'Call the Midwife' by Jennifer Worth but there are another three books in the series, ...
... be home!! Then we went to get boys from school and I hid in the boot of the car and once I knew they was hothead in I jumped up and they both screamed then jumped on me!! After we was going to pick Emily up as she was spose to come to the airport so I hid in the boot again and once she had got in I jumped up again and she was surprised to see me too! Haha it was crazy!! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hintlesham Hall
Just staid one night and already want to go back, the hotel location is a heaven of peace within a beautiful park.
I have today enjoyed another lunch at Hintlesham Hall Hotel. I am fortunate to be able to visit Hintlesham Hall regularly and to my mind the service, standard of cuisine and value for money are without equal in Mid Suffolk. Indeed, I have recently had dinner at Claridges which was pleasant but very expensive. I much prefer and enjoy my times at Hintlesham Hall Hotel.
I had the pleasure of staying at this hotel in May this year. My aim was for a week of rest and relaxation and the hotel and its staff certainly provided me with both. The room was wonderful, clean and kept to a very high standard. Room service provided me with regular drinks and afternoon tea, all of which arrived promptly and beautifully presented. The grounds of the hotel are wonderful and provided me with relaxing walks and superb areas in which to sit. The staff provided one of the highest services that I have received at any hotel, from the moment you were greeted at the front door to the moment they loaded by luggage into my car on the day I left. The main section of the hotel has been maintained to a high standard and this makes dining the most wonderful experience. There was a choice of menu at each meal, from a full English or continental breakfast, to one of the most stunning evening menus I have seen for some time. At each meal I felt well cared for and doted upon, while dining on beautifully prepared and presented cuisine. I would have no problem recommending this hotel to others.
My wife & I visited this hotel for a wedding reception. We found faded, dirty furniture, torn curtains & an overall feeling of maintainance long over-due. The gent's toilet was smelly & not regularly tidied & cleaned. The hotel appears not to have a coherent policy on smoking. As non-smokers, there was no escape indoors. We would NEVER return as residents.
From the start of my visit all my needs were anticipated and I was able to leave all my arrangements in the capable hands of the Hall's staff.
I was greeted at the front door of this beautiful hotel by name and invited to leave my car keys which was parked for me. I was shown with my husband to the reception desk and my bags transported to my room - a nice change to the usual struggle that one experiences at most hotels at check in.
Terrible value for money
Hintlesham Hall advertises itself as one of the best small luxury hotels in the world. The reality is very different! At an overall cost of £300 for one night I would not have expected, taps that fall off, luke warm breakfast, my wife and I being offered seats at seperate tables at breakfast! and a bar that is essentialy a trestle table covered in a blanket. The mini bar offers corked wines but no bottle opener and a bottle of wine that was brought to our room on Friday night had still not been removed when we left on Sunday. The levels of service are in general very poor and come nowhere near the price you are expected to pay.
Don't Even Think About It!
What a disappointment for our Mothers Day weekend. It all begins with not being able to open the front door as the place is so poorly maintained it makes one weep. It was once very grand I'm sure. We had the Queen Anne Suite which was a whooping 295 pounds per night! For that we had a mattress that leaned considerably, thread bare furniture in the lounge, dusty public areas, walls and doors that hadn't seen a coat of paint and to top it off, were charged for the newspaper that we were asked if we wanted!!!
Beautiful country hotel
Excellent hotel set in beautiful grounds. Within 15 miles of Constable country & under 10 miles from Ipswich. Good sized double four poster bedroom in the main hall. Room was upgraded without request. Very good value is the lunch which seems poular with non hotel residents & is priced around £27.50 inc drink + glass of wine + coffee.
No hesitation in returning to this hotel where the staff are very friendly & helpful.
Look no further!
Ideal for a special occasion or just a few nights away. The food is excellent, the staff are brilliant and the hotel is just wonderful.