Planning a visit to Suffolk? You’ve made a good choice as Suffolk is where centuries of rich history meet a buzzing, modern metropolis.
Suffolk is a unique part of England, with a traditional theme running throughout. It’s a region of bucket-and-spade holidays, seaside entertainment, fish and chips on the beach, candyfloss, lazy days in the country – it’s a nod to a bygone age.
You can take a step back in time to explore its fascinating history, get right back up to date by visiting the modern, bustling city of Ipswich, wander superb beaches, enjoy varied and top-notch cuisine, indulge yourself with the county’s modern shopping offer, or simply kick back and enjoy the unique Suffolk experience.
We all know that a place to freshen up, relax or rest your head after a long day of city wandering is absolutely essential on any break. And your budget will determine your hotel choices, with top-end luxury on offer as well as fairly-priced options.
Before searching for a hotel, make a quick list of the things that you need to have a good night’s stay. Is it a free breakfast? Is there parking? Do you feel happier in a boutique property or a grand hotel offering the epitome of luxury?
Do you like old-fashioned décor or over-the-top interior design? And are you looking for a relaxing treatment or a state-of the-art gym.
Suffolk has hundreds of places to stay and across the city, well-known hotel brands like Hilton and Premier Inn sit alongside independent hotels including the Belle Grove and Bentford Lodge Hotel & Spa.
The Belle Grove
The Belle Grove is a five-star boutique self-catering retreat located on the Suffolk coast. The picturesque market town of Halesworth is only two miles away and has all you need including coffee shops, galleries and antique stores. There is a choice of five different luxury barn conversions on offer, each beautifully designed with upcycled furniture and materials shipped from Bali and India.
The Bentford Lodge Hotel & Spa
The Bentford Lodge Hotel & Spa is the perfect juxtaposition of old and new, with luxurious and modern rooms in a beautiful country setting. Set in three acres of peaceful gardens adjacent to some of the most famous training stables in the world, it’s the perfect place for a special break. Enjoy a meal in the on-site award-winning restaurant or make use of the hotels luxury gym facilities before retiring to your chic and stylish guest room.
Whether you stay right in the very heart of the city or outside of the centre, there are lots of accommodation options to choose from. There’s a great choice of facilities too, from WiFi and on-site parking to swimming pools and pet-friendly accommodation.
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