The Ickworth Hotel
(Bury St Edmunds)
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Surrounded by 1,800 acres of National Trust parkland, the luxurious and historical Ickworth House Hotel is the perfect destination for a short break in Suffolk.
Famous for its stunning coastline and delightful countryside, the area surrounding the hotel is perfect for hiking, bike rides, country walks and family picnics. And given that the hotel is also just 2 hours from London, all of the capital’s world-famous sights are all well within your grasp. The hotel is easily accessible via the A14 and the Bury St Edmunds train station is just a 15-minute drive away.
All of the rooms at Ickworth House Hotel are designed with the comfort of your short break in mind. Each of the hotel’s unique rooms come equipped with an en-suite bathroom, comfortable bedding, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi internet access.
For a wide range of delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options, the hotel has various dining options for you to enjoy. The Conservatory and Frederick’s Restaurant both offer delicious food for all the family, while the Chinese Room is an ideal option for private dining parties of up to 10 people. The hotel also features excellent leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and relaxation treatment rooms. The Ickworth House Hotel is a family friendly hotel ideal for a short break away with the kids; it provides a whole host of services tailored to make your stay perfect.
Stay for 4 nights or more and receive a complimentary afternoon tea for 2 on 1 day of your stay.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Lift to all Floors
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Indoor Pool Free: Yes
- Treatment Rooms
- Tennis Free: No
- Name: BURY ST EDMUNDS
- Distance: 6 kilometres
- Name: STANSTED
- Distance: 60 kilometres
- Cots/Cribs Free: No
- Interconnecting Rooms
- Baby Listening
- Baby Sitting
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 07:30
- Monday to Friday: 07:30
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:00
- Monday to Friday: 10:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Pets Allowed Cost: £7.00 per stay
- Nearest Rail Name: Bury St Edmunds Distance: 6 kilometres
- Nearest Airport Name: Stansted Distance: 60 kilometres
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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 1.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 3.0 out of 5
- Breakfast: SuperBreak Breakfast Rating: 1.0 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 3.0 out of 5
- Location: SuperBreak Location Rating: 5.0 out of 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 681 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Not a Good Start
Stay Date: 16/02/2013, a customer aged 45-64 from HALSTEAD who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
Arrived at the hotel to be told room was not available because of problem with shower. We were told we could upgrade to another room but was fifteen minute walk to a separate block which was old, tired and in need of a lot of tlc, so we opted to take… See more
Arrived at the hotel to be told room was not available because of problem with shower. We were told we could upgrade to another room but was fifteen minute walk to a separate block which was old, tired and in need of a lot of tlc, so we opted to take the room with the broken shower. Room was comfortable, had a nice bed with good quality bedding but was not told when booking about renovations at hotel which were ongoing. Evening meal was good and staff were pleasant and knowledgeable. Breakfast was very poor, disorganised and lacking in leadership. Was not told it was buffet style, which ordinarily would not have been a problem but food was supposed to have been available from 07.30 and was more like 08.00 with lots of families with young children waiting for the rest of the hot food to be put out. Was not asked if we wanted toast or bread and they only just managed to ask if we wanted tea or coffee! We booked and paid in advance and on check out I was expecting some sort of recompense for being without a shower but was offered nothing, indeed, we were asked to pay in full. I explained we had already paid but it took a while for the receptionist to work it out even though I had our booking paperwork with us! would not recommend this hotel to any one ever and reading the TripAdvisor comments would not have booked it save for a recommendation from a work colleague. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 1 out of 5
- Destination: 5 out of 5
- Sleep: 3 out of 5
- Breakfast: 1 out of 5
- Staff: 3 out of 5
Stay Date: 09/2017, shirley186342 wrote this review.
Being a National Trust member there was deal to be had so we seized the opportunity .We had been before for a Birthday treat and liked it .The return visit was worth it We stayed in The Lodge this time and it was very comfortable the bed was so comfo… See more
Being a National Trust member there was deal to be had so we seized the opportunity .We had been before for a Birthday treat and liked it .The return visit was worth it We stayed in The Lodge this time and it was very comfortable the bed was so comfortable and crisp white sheets were devine .It is dog friendly so it is ideal plenty of wide open spaces. The food was delicious in Frederick's the onsite Restaurant and Bruno and Emily were very friendly and accommodating. Definitely will return to this lovely place . Collapse
Nice to see the old girl!
Stay Date: 09/2017, martin e wrote this review.
Worked here sometime ago, back in the area to meet some colleagues and decided Ickworth to be the venue. Ask if we could get a private room and the staff duly obliged, thank you! Coffee lacked a little punch, but other than that we had a good meeting… See more
Worked here sometime ago, back in the area to meet some colleagues and decided Ickworth to be the venue. Ask if we could get a private room and the staff duly obliged, thank you! Coffee lacked a little punch, but other than that we had a good meeting in an amazing setting. Will always return when in the area. Collapse
Very child friendly hotel
Stay Date: 09/2017, Barbara H wrote this review.
Spent one night at Ickworth Hotel and had a lovely time. As a guest at the hotel got free entrance to Ickworth House a National Trust property. Our room was not large but very comfortable and bathroom was adequate. We booked a standard double. Had d… See more
Spent one night at Ickworth Hotel and had a lovely time. As a guest at the hotel got free entrance to Ickworth House a National Trust property. Our room was not large but very comfortable and bathroom was adequate. We booked a standard double. Had dinner I adult only restaurant called Fredericksburg and food was delicious and staff excellent. Breakfast was good but not relaxed as lots of families with young children. The hotel is very child friendly with toys and games in lots of different locations. Our only complaint was hotel allows pets and we did not know this as we would have made sure we requested a room that had not had pets in. When we went for dinner had a pre dinner drink in the drawing room and another guest had their dog on one of the sofas. Collapse
Really good family experience but really needs a work on the finer touches and the service at this price
Stay Date: 09/2017, Ian L wrote this review.
A four star review as we had a lovely weekend of good weather and fun.. it was looking like a potential shocker on Friday evening but after some words they came back and saved the day. I booked The Ickworth for 14 people including three children for… See more
A four star review as we had a lovely weekend of good weather and fun.. it was looking like a potential shocker on Friday evening but after some words they came back and saved the day. I booked The Ickworth for 14 people including three children for the weekend. It was my Dad's 70th and he has been unwell to the point where we didn't think he would make it to this birthday. As such I really pushed the boat out and we did something different. It was expensive but seemed like a great option - country house, activities, nice food and for him close to home. On the run in I was concerned as reviews were mixed at best.. particularly on the service front... but I am a worrier by nature and I know that some reviewers want Dorchester levels of service for Holiday Inn money! When I arrived I felt much more at ease.. I thought the whole feel was upscale and it was just the type of thing where he would feel special... I was excited. The rooms were spacious.. my Dad stayed in The Grand Tour and they had put a bottle of fizz and a card there for him which was nice touch. Also the room was bigger and better than the pics show and I could see he was made up as was I. We dined that night in the conservatory and here some really poor service that others had spoke of came to the fore. There were not enough people serving and those there were there were very junior and not on top of the situation. Plates were left out uncleared from surrounding tables, things asked for were not brought and I started, after spending a small fortune on the weekend, to get stressed. Following on from this the waitress at the end of the meal didn't know the times for breakfast. Adding to this the drink prices were criminal - £26 the starting point for an OK white wine.. mmm. The theme continued in the morning - breakfast was a little chaotic with no one in charge, Also although some of the options were good they were still a little wanting at this price point. During the day we had a great time. Tennis, bike rides (though the bikes were ill maintained and I did some running repairs) and swimming. It was a fabulous day. A trip to the pub in Horringer was also good .. and it reminded me of the importance of service.. As I ate my cheap sausage sandwich I was asked this simple question in a genuinely interested and angering manner; "is everything ok with the food .. can Get you anything else." No one at this point had asked such a question at the expensive hotel! My older sister took things in hand and had some conversations with the management and they worked .. we had booked the board room and the service from a different waitress, Beth, was exemplary as was our food. We played music, had a laugh and it was as I had hoped. It was just a shame that the first night and then breakfast service had got me worried when I should have been relaxed. I was super thankful to the staff for turning it round. So - great location, nice rooms, great concept, great activities, great for kids, great food.. but that poor standard service and a few things could make what you hope to be a 5 star trip into a 2 star trip and the hotel should sort it and pronto. I have wild camped, stayed in Holiday Inn's and paid £1000 a night in my time so I really know the levels you should expect and with this in mind here are a few observations: - Really needs someone properly running the show - Bulbs not working in three of our 5 rooms.. come on the basics! - Breakfast level needs a bit of a jump. - Silly silly drinks prices... having no bar is an error. That said we conducted some in room BYOD as the service was so light - Bikes not working as they should - essential to fix as this is highlighted as a key feature in the hotel video. - Instant coffee in rooms, some of which cost over £300 a night.. really! Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2017, Julie E wrote this review.
Really lovely hotel with lots do do for both families and couples. Really lovely room in the lodge and we had a really relaxing break. The facilities are great, swimming pool and bike hire and we toured the grounds and the house. Really friendly staf… See more
Really lovely hotel with lots do do for both families and couples. Really lovely room in the lodge and we had a really relaxing break. The facilities are great, swimming pool and bike hire and we toured the grounds and the house. Really friendly staff and nice food. Collapse
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