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Luxury Hotels in Suffolk

Luxury Suffolk Hotels

Here you will experience the very best of Suffolk, great natural beauty, tradition, romance, authenticity and hospitality combined with incomparable food and first class service. Our Luxury Hotels in Suffolk have it all from the very best spa facilities to the finest food available. Our definition of 'Luxury' isn't restricted to top ratings only - the Hotels that provide outstanding service and Fine Dining are what really counts, as you'll discover for yourself below!

Hintlesham Hall

(above and top) is one of the finest Luxury Hotels in Suffolk, offering a 21st Century haven of comfort and friendly professionalism within a Grade 1 Listed Elizabethan Manor House. Hintlesham Hall is to be found nestling in 175 acres of rolling Suffolk countryside and you can enjoy excellent cuisine in our 3AA Rosette restaurant and fine wines from our award winning cellar.
For the energetic there are country walks or high quality golf at our associated PGA Golf Course, or pamper yourself with a range of beauty treatments. The excellent gym at the Health Club is available at no charge.
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The Great House in Lavenham

(above) is a 5 star 15th Century hotel and restaurant in the heart of lovely Lavenham. Recently awarded 2009 Britain & Ireland 'Best Restaurant with Rooms' of the year from The Good Hotel Guide, and ‘East of England Restaurant of the year 2009’, Which? Good Food Guide it is one of the seven best Restaurants with Rooms in Britain, according to Olive Magazine. The Great House is an authentic boutique Hotel and is one of the highlights of the food scene in Suffolk for over 20 years, so expect seriously good French cuisine. There are four poster beds to choose from, but make sure you book early as there are only 7 rooms at The Great House!
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Also in Lavenham is the famous and historic luxury hotel,

The Swan at Lavenham

The Swan dates back to the 15th Century when it played a key role in Lavenham's wool trade. Today it is a quintessential English country hotel and restaurant, proud of its achievement of an AA four star 81% rating and two AA Rosettes. Ancient oak beams and inglenook fireplaces blend beautifully with rich furnishings and fabrics to create the perfect ambiance for rest and relaxation.

The historic Old Bar boasts a wonderful collection of memorabilia, including a wall signed by British and American airmen stationed at Lavenham Airfield during World War II. Many of The Swan’s 45 bedrooms are original in style, some with oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and original Medieval wall paintings. All are en-suite and have WiFi, a plasma screen TV, DVD/CD player, tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can choose from a variety of different rooms from Standard Doubles to Feature Bedrooms, Four Poster Bedrooms and Suites. See The Swan at Lavenham for more details of this first class Hotel.

For more information on Lavenham, which is one of the best preserved Medieval Villages in Britain and well worth visiting, please see our article on Lavenham in the Suffolk Tourist Guide

Grand Touring Club
Why not make your visit to Suffolk that little bit more special by hiring one of our classic cars for your visit - ideal for the country lanes and the only real way to experience Suffolks' amzing skies.

Enjoy driving our beautiful British and European classic cars for special occasions, birthdays, an anniversary surprise, your honeymoon or just try a classic car you have always dreamed about!

For indulgent living and superb leisure facilities in a beautiful location The Ickworth Hotel above is a dream come true. Designed by an 18th century Italian who never visted the site, Ickworth was the dream of the much travelled Earl Bishop of Bristol. Today, the East Wing offers a warm and welcoming place for families to enjoy, and is surrounded by 1800 acres of glorious English Parkland.
Ickworth is a successful blend of contemporary style with the traditions of a great country house to benefit all the family.
The lavish décor does not hark back to days long gone, but has been given a contemporary feel to the ground floor and some bedrooms which maintain respect for traditions of this great country house. For more information see The Ickworth Hotel

Bury St Edmunds is a true Suffolk gem at any time of the year. The town offers everything from Anglo Saxon ruins to the most modern shopping facilities - see Bury St Edmunds

Sutherland House Hotel, Southwold

one of Suffolk’s most historically important buildings, has recently been restored to the highest standard and now provides a Luxury Hotel and Fine Dining for its guests in comfortable, contemporary surroundings. The restaurant has been awarded two rosettes by the AA, and the food is locally sourced, and only seasonal ingredients are used.
The warm environment at Sutherland House Hotel is complimented by wood burning stoves, rich fabrics, lovingly prepared food and a warm welcome.
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Southwold has enormous old world charm as an unspoilt Suffolk coastal town. It has lots of attractions including the award winning Southwold Pier and several first class restaurants, so it's a great choice for a holiday or short break. For more information on Southwold please see
Southwold Guide

Luxury Suffolk Hotels

Also on the coast is the atmospheric The Crown and Castle owned and run by Ruth Watson (the Hotel Inspector) and her husband David. The Crown and Castle dates back to the C16th but the interior is contemporary and the 18 light, stylish bedrooms all have modern en-suite bathrooms. Although extremely quietly positioned, it is not a country house hotel in the hackneyed, ruched-curtain, prohibitively expensive sense. Neither is it efficient but soulless, in the way modern, city-centre hotels can be.

The story goes that the original inn was built into the walls of Orford castle, of which only the handsome Norman keep now remains standing. Sitting on our terrace (where you can have a drink on a hot summer’s day), the Castle makes a wonderful sight, particularly when back-lit by the setting sun.
Ruth and David Watson have set out to create a new concept in hospitality, offering a genial atmosphere, good food and well-designed, simple bedrooms at modest cost. For more information on this top quality Hotel see The Crown and Castle, Orford

For more information on Orford and its many attractions please see Orford


- a new concept in hospitality...milsoms in Dedham is a Victorian country house built in 1850 which was transformed 20 years ago into an exciting and informal hotel that offers good value and professional service in a relaxed environment. The interior design was the work of Paul Milsom's wife, Geraldine, and offers a mix of natural flooring, surfaces and colours that enhance the original features of the building.
In addition to soaking up the luxurious, relaxed atmosphere, the food at milsoms is to be savoured. The style of cooking is best described as global with Head Chef Stas Anastasiades taking his influences from all around the world. Within three weeks of opening the restaurant was awarded an AA rosette for its cooking.
The fifteen stylish en-suite bedrooms all have crisp white linen, duvets and fluffy towels and are all equipped with mini bar, satellite television and tea making facilities.
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Also owned by the Milsoms Group is Kesgrave Hall (above). From the moment you turn into the driveway leading to this stunning property, you just know that you are going to relax and have a great time.

The bistro restaurant has everything you would expect, inventive food alongside classics such as the delightful fish and chips, a buzzing but relaxed atmosphere and wonderful service from a friendly and professional team.

Although you cannot book at Kesgrave it is open all day, so you can arrive when you choose. The ‘stay’ part of 'eat, drink, stay' (the milsoms mantra!) could not be any more enjoyable. The Principal suites, whilst lavish and grand, are competitively priced and all bedrooms are beautifully designed and fully equipped with the very latest TVs and MP3 players. The bathroom products are lovely too!

With its picturesque and ‘perfect for the kids to play in’ grounds, buzzing bistro restaurant, outside terrace (for al fresco dining), private dining facilities (the mess) and fabulous bedrooms, Kesgrave Hall, quite simply, offers you everything!

The Bildeston Crown
Located in the heart of Suffolk's picturesque countryside, close to the historic towns of Bury St. Edmunds and Ipswich, The Bildeston Crown is an original 15th century coaching Inn which has been imaginatively refurbished to restore the building without losing any of the character of its past 600 years. In October 2008 The Crown won Best Small Hotel in Suffolk in the Tourism in Suffolk Awards, and their Chef, Chris Lee, has won many awards including 3 AA Rosettes. The Hotel also has 3 AA Red Stars so why not try them out?
You are sure of a luxurious retreat!