The Ickworth Hotel
(Bury St Edmunds) 4 4 Star:
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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.
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: 3.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 3.8 out of 5
- Breakfast: SuperBreak Breakfast Rating: 3.5 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 4.3 out of 5
- Location: SuperBreak Location Rating: 4.8 out of 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 740 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
Not perfect but a good break
Stay Date: 02/2018, cfesir wrote this review.
We went for a much needed break as a family of four (two young children) and booked a room in the Lodge (Hornbeam). This was a generously sized two bedroom suite, at the top of the house, so we could not hear any other families and it was very quiet… See more
We went for a much needed break as a family of four (two young children) and booked a room in the Lodge (Hornbeam). This was a generously sized two bedroom suite, at the top of the house, so we could not hear any other families and it was very quiet (although I suspect others below us could hear our elephant-footed children). It has, without doubt, the biggest double bed I have ever seen (it was about the width of two normal double beds). The kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave and mini dishwasher made lunches easy. As it was half term, breakfast was in the downstairs room in the Lodge, which was minimal hassle and quiet and calm generally. We had dinner in the conservatory on the first night, but were not overwhelmed by the food if I am honest. The childrens food was very expensive. The other thing we did not anticipate was the automatic gratuity that the hotel add on for any food bill, so we inadvertently added a second one, which only became obvious when checking the bill on checking out of the hotel. The other caveat is that they do not always get you to sign for your food and drinks in the drawing room / other open bits of the hotel, which explains why several other meals / drinks were on our final hotel bill! So some people must have enjoyed their meals for which they were never charged, whereas others of us had to be vigilant to avoid overpaying at the end. We were however disappointed to discover that all the normal childcare slots (advertised as two hours per child per night of stay, but subject to availability) including the Sunday breakfast club had been booked up way before we had checked in. Having booked via Expedia, we did not receive a welcome email that those who book directly receive, which I am told includes information about booking the childcare in advance of arrival. They did offer us a one hour lunchtime slot, but we were disappointed that we had had no idea that this was not something that was arranged on arrival. We voiced this to the manager, Faye, who somehow managed to magic up staff and slots and fitted our children in one afternoon and in the breakfast club they were desperate to go to. We had a welcome break as a result and the children loved their time there. We were very impressed at her response, because we did understand there is always a limit on capacity particularly at half term. The grounds of the Ickworth were beautiful - we took scooters for the children to use to get from Lodge to hotel (but driving also not difficult) and they loved exploring the grounds so we did not venture as far from the hotel as we had anticipated! The swimming pool was adult temperature, with no shallow end, but lots of toys around. The changing rooms had a pretty poor shower, which may not have been relevant if you stay in the hotel and make the short dash outside from swimming pool door to hotel entrance in your dressing gown or towel, but for those in the Lodge that was not really an option! Bury St Edmunds was a 10 minute drive away so we had some nice meals out there (Cote brasserie, Pizza express) and the large Sainsburys proved invaluable for some emergency shopping. Overall, I think we would return, but would make sure we booked everything in advance, like childcare and spa treatments. Collapse
Outstanding venue, excellent stay with friendly staff and a wonderful facial!
Stay Date: 02/2018, Gary T wrote this review.
I loved the Ickworth, with its beautiful setting, stunning property, faultless food and extremely helpful staff, you’d be hard pressed to find better in the area! The rooms were very clean, with all the facilities you require and with views of unspoi… See more
I loved the Ickworth, with its beautiful setting, stunning property, faultless food and extremely helpful staff, you’d be hard pressed to find better in the area! The rooms were very clean, with all the facilities you require and with views of unspoilt countryside. I was also very impressed with the spa. I immediately felt relaxed and welcomed and was well looked after (I can definitely recommend the men’s facial!) One of the best country hotels I’ve stayed in and will definitely be visiting again in the future. Collapse
National Trust offer stay
Stay Date: 02/2018, whilm4 wrote this review.
We have been to Icksworth house several times and always said it would be lovely to stay at the hotel. We were lucky enough to stay through the National Trust offer. It was a most enjoyable one night stay. Our room was very nice with views of the rot… See more
We have been to Icksworth house several times and always said it would be lovely to stay at the hotel. We were lucky enough to stay through the National Trust offer. It was a most enjoyable one night stay. Our room was very nice with views of the rotunda. All staff were very helpful and interested in what they do. With all our meals being delicious. Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2018, UsoLee74 wrote this review.
Had a great stay recently with family. Accomodation clean and tidy. The staff and service were all amazing and friendly. The food was also excellent. Set in beautiful grounds, an ideal weekend retreat.
Had a great stay recently with family. Accomodation clean and tidy. The staff and service were all amazing and friendly. The food was also excellent. Set in beautiful grounds, an ideal weekend retreat. Collapse
Stay Date: 01/2018, FitforaKing365 wrote this review.
Booked a suite for a special occasion. Various things disappointing. Lack of working telephone in the room. Due to my companion being sick, I was running up and down the stairs to make requests at reception. This was not what I had signed up for… See more
Booked a suite for a special occasion. Various things disappointing. Lack of working telephone in the room. Due to my companion being sick, I was running up and down the stairs to make requests at reception. This was not what I had signed up for. Restaurant/Breakfast/. Ran out of special bread at breakfast, we shared the last piece. We had not been told we had to book for Sunday lunch, although it should have been a given as we were staying for 2 nights and 3 days. I believe this was a problem for a few other residents. Breakfast on the second morning, we were told there were no lemon slices for hot water, but strangely enough my 'kipper' arrived with slices of lemon. Staff very pleasant, polite and efficient We stay in a lot of 'upmarket hotels' and this might not be one we choose to re-visit. Collapse
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