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Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the 2012 Paralympic Games are fast approaching, and are sure to be incredibly popular events attracting visitors from the world over, so make your travel and accommodation plans as soon as possible! Suffolk is very well positioned for access to Stratford, the Olympic base, as we have a direct train line running from Lowestoft, through Halesworth, Saxmundham, Woodbridge and Ipswich into Stratford and then London Liverpool Street. So you can probably get to your seat quicker from Suffolk than from Kensington next year!

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will take place from 27th July to 12th August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29th August to 9th September in Stratford, East London.

The Crown & Castle, Orford - Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

As well as concerns of availability, staying at a hotel in London can be costly. Suffolk is just a short drive or train journey away from Strateford, East London, and makes for a superb solution when searching for hotel and accommodation options outside the capital.

There is plenty to see and do in Suffolk when you are taking a break from viewing, training for, or participating in the Olympic Games. For more information please see Suffolk UK Olympics 2012 - your guide to visiting Suffolk during the Summer Olympics.

Here is a guide to the huge variety of hotel and accommodation options available to you when visiting Suffolk. Please click on each hotel’s link for full information including contact details and availability.

Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics - Hotels in Ipswich

Ipswich is a wonderful metropolis that has not forgotten its roots, and is just over an hour away on direct trains from Stratford.

Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Ipswich - Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

If you want to truly pamper yourself by indulging in the height of luxury then the Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Ipswich is the ideal choice for you. This Grade 1 Listed Elizabethan Manor House is located within 175 acres of rolling Suffolk countryside, and has a number of leisure facilities for guests to choose from. Here you will discover 33 bedrooms and suites of varying shapes, sizes and styles, casual dining available all day, Health & Beauty and other specialist treatments and a fully equipped gym complete with swimming pool. Guests can also spend a day out enjoying a round or two of golf on the adjacent championship size PGA golf course.

Belstead Brook Hotel, Ipswich - Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

One hotel definitely worth a visit to experience its unique character and charm is the Belstead Brook Hotel, Ipswich. This converted Jacobean Hunting Lodge has 88 lovely en-suite bedrooms plus the oak-panelled Manor Restaurant, and a fantastic Leisure Club featuring a swimming pool, a whirlpool, a steam room, a sauna, a solarium, weight training, cardio-vascular equipment and the 'Body, Mind & Soul Therapeutic Spa' - this is sure to be a much used facility amongst all you sports fans!

Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich - Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

If you fancy a quiet and relaxing break in the country, staying at Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich will not be a disappointment. With its picturesque and child-friendly grounds, buzzing bistro restaurant, outside terrace for a spot of al fresco dining, private indoor dining facilities and stylish bedrooms, your stay here is sure to be peaceful and memorable.

Best Western Claydon Country House Hotel, Ipswich - Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Finally, there are two wonderful hotel options provided by the Best Western hotel chain - the Best Western Gatehouse, Ipswich, an elegant retreat in the form of a Georgian house situated within over 3 acres of mature grounds, and the Best Western Claydon Country House Hotel, Ipswich, a spacious modern country house Hotel which offers excellence as standard and is conveniently situated only minutes away from the A12 to London.

For full details of this great chain of hotels, please see Best Western Hotels in Suffolk

For more information on staying in Ipswich during the 2012 Summer Games, please read our article on Ipswich Hotels.

Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics - Pub and Inn Accommodation in Suffolk

Suffolk Inns make for convenient, cost-effective and traditional stays, and also offer delicious home-cooked, locally sourced meals throughout the day plus a great selection of wines and ales.

The Bildeston Crow

The Bildeston Crown is located in the heart of Suffolk's picturesque countryside and yet just 15 miles from Manningtree Station with frequent trains to London Liverpool Street and Stratford (for the Olympic Stadium) and journey times of just one hour. They've also got some fantastic offers on for the olympics. Click here - The Bildeston Crown for full details.

The Angel Hotel, Halesworth

The Angel Hotel, Halesworth is a popular Hotel and Italian Restaurant featuring a range of carefully prepared great value, authentic dishes. There are seven individual, twin and double, first floor bedrooms, which are comfortably appointed and provide all modern conveniences. The Angel is ideally situated in the heart of the attractive market town of Halesworth, which is linked directly to London Liverpool Street and Stratford by rail.

Please see our full list of Pub and Inn Hotels in Suffolk, and our article on Suffolk Inns - Pubs with Accommodation for more information.

Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics - Coastal Hotels in Suffolk

Life doesn't get much better than a spending a summer break in Sunny Suffolk - one of the driest counties in the UK!

The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh - Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Suffolk offers a fantastic selection of Coastal Hotels, including:


Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Spa who have got this great offer on:
Get out of London for the Olympics.
We are sure that you will be supporting our athletes, but you may not want to be in London whilst they take place. Wind down to the Thorpeness pace of life.
On arrival enjoy a glass of chilled white wine and smoked salmon sandwiches with our compliments. Stay for a couple of days or longer on our special bed, breakfast and dinner package.
From £169 per couple. Available from 17th July until 30th August.
For full details see: Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club

The Crown & Castle, Orford - featuring exceptional views of Orford Castle from its pretty terrace, plus 18 light, stylish and modern bedrooms

The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh - with 42 light and airy bedrooms, most of which have glorious views of the sea or the River Alde and its surrounding marshland in the traditional seaside town of Aldeburgh

The Ship Inn, Dunwich - Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

The Ship, Dunwich - offering delicious home-cooked meals and 10 comfortable rooms (six at the inn itself and four in converted barns), some with marsh and sea views

The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh - Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh - overlooking Aldeburgh's shingle beach, with cosy 38 bedrooms, some with sea views as far as the eye can see

Please click here to read our article on Coastal Hotels in Suffolk and also see the full list of Coastal Hotels in Suffolk.

Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics - Country Hotels in Suffolk

The Suffolk countryside is a glorious sight to behold, and makes an idyllic location for you to spend your summer in.

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

On the Suffolk/Essex border and situated only 55 minutes from the Olympic Village; The Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf And Spa provides a convenient yet tranquil place for you to stay during the 2012 Games. In fact, with such amazing facilities on offer, this welcoming family-owned hotel is a destination in itself.

The Westleton Crown, Westleton - Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Set on the Suffolk Heritage Coast between Southwold and Aldeburgh, The Westleton Crown, Westleton, is a converted coaching inn from the 12th Century. The inn retains its rustic character but with the added sophistication and comforts of contemporary living. Within you can treat yourselves to something from the indulgent menu, fine wine list and selection of Real Ales whilst relaxing beside the quietly cracking log fires before retiring to one of the 25 stylish bedrooms.

The Swan at Lavenham, Suffolk - Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

The Swan at Lavenham is an award-winning quintessential English country hotel and restaurant. The Swan’s 45 en suite bedrooms are historical in style, some with oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and original Medieval wall paintings, and the elegant Gallery Restaurant, with its warm, intimate atmosphere, serves the very best of modern English cuisine.

Please click here for a full list of Country Hotels in Suffolk, and also check out our article, Country Hotels in Suffolk.

Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics - Budget Hotels in Suffolk

London is notorious for its high prices and costly accommodation. For some hotel options that won't break the bank, here are some of the more cost-effective accommodation choices in Suffolk:

Days Inn, Haverhill - this modern hotel offers a wide choice rooms and suites - all with the same quality design and at excellent rates

Please see our full list of Budget Hotels in Suffolk and our articles on Budget Hotels in Suffolk, Cheap Hotels in Suffolk and Budget Weekend Breaks in Suffolk for more information.

Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics - Family-Friendly Hotels in Suffolk

You will be pleased to know that the vast majority of Hotels in Suffolk are family friendly, offering family suites, cot hire, children's menus, large gardens plus everything you need to ensure your family break in Suffolk is as stress-free as possible.

Ipswich North Premier Inn, Suffolk - Hotel Accommodation for the 2012 Summer Olympics

For more information please check out the following articles -

Family Friendly Breaks in Suffolk

Family Friendly Hotels in Suffolk

Please also see our full list of Family-Friendly Hotels in Suffolk for more information, and to try to decide between them all!

We hope you enjoy your break during the 2012 Summer Olympics, and that you will visit us in Sunny Suffolk soon!