Best Western Gatehouse Hotel - Ipswich

ex. Best Western Gatehouse Hotel - Ipswich

799 Old Norwich Road, Ipswich, United Kingdom, IP8 3JDshow map
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GoodBased on  20 reviews
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Overview

Best Western Ipswich Hotel is set in a ski area of Ipswich next to Ipswich Museum, The Ipswich Hospital and Portman Road. Renovated in 2007, the hotel combines regency architecture with ultimate comfort.

The hotel offers beautiful location within easy access to slopes in Ipswich. The distance between Ipswich city center and the property is 4 km.

Quick access to restaurants and bars is provided.

Best Western Ipswich Hotel is within a 65-minute drive to London Southend airport.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   13.

Rooms

Best Western Ipswich Hotel offers 16 guestrooms appointed with satellite TV, Wi-Fi, ironing facilities, a writing desk and high-speed internet with all the sights of Ipswich within easy access. The modern rooms feature the garden view. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and dressing gowns.

Dining options

At the restaurant local dishes are served. Restaurant And Adjoining bar is available on site.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 9.95 per person per night.

A full breakfast is served at the price of GBP 9.95 per person per night. 

Additional features

Guests can use 24-hour reception, laundry and ironing service as well as free private parking, an elevator and a baggage storage.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry
Elevator

Lift

Sports activities

Golf course

Guest Parking

  • Private parking is possible on site for free.

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Sink

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1.  Maximum capacity of cots in a room is 2. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Lakenheath RAF (LKZ)32.8 mi
Mildenhall Arpt (MHZ)33.6 mi
Train
Ipswich Station2.7 mi
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  20  reviews
  • 6.6
    Good

    Excellent service and wonderful dining-room. Beds are okay and the rooms are clean and proper. Great atmosphere in and outside the building.

    Hot rooms (no airco) and extremely small bathroom. The "garden" was just some grass with a couple of trees. Probably nice for kids to play in but not for a romantic walk.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    I enjoyed its personal touches, the staff were extremely friendly and all needs catered for. The room was spacious and very comfortable. The only criticism would be that the bathroom was small and would be better fitted with more powerful ventilation.

    As above - ie the bathroom.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Confortable, lovely grounds, good food and lovely service.

  • 6.4
    Good

    Window dident open no bathroom extracter fan .

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    We was greeted very rudely by the receptionist at the Gatehouse, we had to ring the bell about 8 times before we tried to find her. When she did appear she shoved a piece of paper in front of us told us to fill it in, then she said that she would be back later on to show us our room. Which was about 10 minutes later. We did explain to her that on that same Sunday we had upgraded our room to a higher level and that we would be paying the extra money on arrival, she would not have none of this. The room had a nasty smell also the noise outside our room was bad. When we told my niece (who has been to the Gatehouse) what room we had and where it was based, she informed us that was the room which if anyone had a meal at the hotel with a baby, they could changed the baby nappy in this room, Also I had to go and ask for more soap because the soap machines in the room was either empty or not working

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Quiet position

    Breakfast was very expensive,why we were asked for an order I don't know, as every dish was wrong, half of the party were on room and breakfast,and were charged £12 extra for scrambled egg.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    staff were really friendly

    it was very warm in the room - but it would be churlish to blame the hotel for this as the weather was very hot, and as it is a listed building air conditioning can't be fitted. no complaints

  • 6.0
    Good

    Good size room bright and airy, lady on reception very friendly and helpful(,english lady) beautful old hotel with lovely grounds,

    There was no hot water in the room there for had to boil kettle to wash, hotel staff did not seem to worry or apoligize for inconvenience caused and no discount offered due to this problem so rather disapointing in that respect.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The grounds the car park

    Very close to road, en suite tiny,

  • 6.2
    Good

    This hotel was close to the highway, which allowed us to find the hotel easily, but not right on the highway and noisy. The room was very clean.

    The bathroom was very small with a very low toilet and tiny shower. The water in the sink was "not suitable for drinking". A staff member told us that was because of a water softener but I was wary. The bed duvet on the double bed was too short and not wide enough to cover two people in the bed. The staff gave us another blanket when we asked for a bigger duvet, but we were still left with no sheet the size of the bed and didn't sleep well.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The character

    Creaky floorboards, no lift, steps right behind doors and no warning.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The breakfast full cooked was excellent

    Suggest butter should be on tables.Waiter did not bother to fetch it for us when asked.would be good if you could have musuc or a radio on at breakfast. You could not chat without all other guests listening in;

  • 6.6
    Good

    Very friendly staff. Good breakfast. Convenient but quiet location. Very nice but simple green open space grounds at the back.

    Water pressure in our shower in our bedroom upstairs was very poor.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    het eten was prima klantvriendelijkheid parkeren de inrichting slaapkamer ligt centraal vlak bij autoweg minimaal geluidsoverlast groot park

    er weinig gasten, ligt afgelegen daardoor akelig ziet er vanbuiten vervallen uit niet sfeervol in eetzaal door verkeerde verlichting, in kroonluchters zaten dikke spaarlampen

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Bed sliep goed Ventilator aanwezig

    Douchecabine: maakte herrie en was klein Kamer was erg warm met de warme temperatuur buiten Bed was te kort voor mijn vriend (1.85m lang)

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  20 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1.  Maximum capacity of cots in a room is 2. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Lakenheath RAF (LKZ)32.8 mi
Mildenhall Arpt (MHZ)33.6 mi
Train
Ipswich Station2.7 mi
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