Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 294
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Degs away Degs away
I have used this hotel for business stays for many years but not so frequent recently. It was good to return and to find the staff were still excellent, the rooms comfortable and the hotel facilities good.
I was like a visit to an old friend!
December 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tjalfie brilliant overall hotel experience
Excellent staff,helpful when wanting to find nearby town facilities, the room was comfortable
December 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Screeny Not the best
I have stayed a few Holiday Inns this year and this was my worse experience by far. With the exception of a good check in and a receptionist who added an extra night to my stay and cancelled my reservation elsewhere, it was all below average.
Very small room, with a poor TV signal and really poor WiFI. A miniscule bathroom, with lukewarm water the first day and cold the second.
Food and service at dinner was poor I sent the "Artisan Breads" back as I felt a warmed breakfast roll and two small bits of foccacia were not acceptable. The bowl of olives with 6 whole raw garlic cloves wasn't much better. However the Lamb was pretty decent. Second night there was only a curry buffet on offer in the restaurant and this was very average, disappointed a hotel like this did not have a fully operational restaurant every night, you could order from a bar menu, but I want to eat in a restaurant not a bar.
Breakfast was just as poor, soulless food, watery coffee, cold service.
On check out the receptionist didn't bother to ask how my stay was and when I told her about my disappointment and the cold water, she didn't seem to care too much.
Unlikely to return to this hotel.
December 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Martin22 Swimming Pool
Staff and hotel were good, but it was let down by the heating pump not working for the swimming pool. The staff were apologetic, but we chose the hotel because of the pool, so it was disappointing. .
December 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rumbles HOLIDAY INN IPSWICH
A VERY HIGH STANDARD IN EVERY RESPECT FROM THE MOMENT WE ARRIVED AT THE HOTEL.WE WERE MADE TO FEEL WELCOME WHICH ENABLED US TO HAVE A VERY RELAXING TWO NIGHTS BREAK.THE EXCELLENT LEISURE FACILITIES ALSO ADDED A GREAT DEAL TO OUR STAY.IF WE VISIT THE AREA IN THE FUTURE WE WILL HAVE NO HESITATION IN RETURNING TO THIS HOTEL AND WE HAVE ALREADY RECOMMENDEDIT TO OUR FRIENDS.
December 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Quiet, restful night.
Totally clean and tidy bedroom and bathroom. Large TV, complementary hot drink facilities, writing materials, soap, shampoo and tissues. Total blackout curtains and a quiet location meant I had an undisturbed night's sleep. Rather amused to see a trouser press provided, also an iron and ironing table but I don't think there was a hairdryer. The lighting is the bathroom was OK in general but not helpful when doing make-up, and the full length mirror was situated where you cannot stand any further away than half a metre from the front of it. Check out was slow because only one lady on desk. But overall, I really enjoyed my stay.
December 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ExpatSomchai HI Ipswich
Nice hotel with good facilities. SPA is nice with a warm pool and sauna/steam room. Bar is over priced but that is normal with HI in the UK. Would recommend if in need of a hotel in the area.
December 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Biggles39 Jimmy's Farm Visit
Ideally suited for a visit to Ipswich, Constable country or Jimmy's farm and their associated attractions.
Excellent and well maintained hotel with built in swimming pool and spa to enable rest and relaxation on any trip
With its warm and friendly atmosphere plus tasty dinning
options make the venue a great venue for any long or short break
December 2, 2014