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
- Baby Listening
- Baby Sitting
- Interconnecting Rooms
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 642 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: 06/2017, Rosie1055 wrote this review.
Beautiful location, excellent waiting on staff but extremely overpriced!! Stayed for 2 nights on a special reduced rate of nearly £200 per night b & b. On arrival we were told you're on the mezzanine go through those doors take the stairs then firs… See more
Beautiful location, excellent waiting on staff but extremely overpriced!! Stayed for 2 nights on a special reduced rate of nearly £200 per night b & b. On arrival we were told you're on the mezzanine go through those doors take the stairs then first left etc., basically we were left to carry our own baggage not what I would expect for this sort of money. Both public areas and bedroom are overdue for a bit of TLC. Furniture broken, curtains stained, shower very poor, bath damaged, beds uncomfortable, bedrooms very hot with only a noisy fan to try to control the heat, all in all it felt like we were in the servants quarters. On checking out no one asked if everything was ok, bill included gratuities- who gave them the right to add these without any forewarning to the guest. Needless to say we will not be staying here again which is a pity as the grounds and location are beautiful. Collapse
If only all hotels did it like this !
Stay Date: 06/2017, Peter K wrote this review.
Stayed for one night to celebrate my wife's birthday and just have to say what a great choice of hotel I made. The location is beautiful , the room was fabulous , the food was tremendous and the staff are 1st class its so nice to stay somewhere that … See more
Stayed for one night to celebrate my wife's birthday and just have to say what a great choice of hotel I made. The location is beautiful , the room was fabulous , the food was tremendous and the staff are 1st class its so nice to stay somewhere that you are made to feel welcome . Our only disappointment was that we only stayed the one night !! We have no hesitation in recommending The Ixworth Hotel and will most defiantly be returning . Collapse
Very good BUT bear in mind that it IS a family oriented hotel
Stay Date: 06/2017, Pauline L wrote this review.
We stayed here for 4 nights mid June to celebrate a wedding anniversary & are very pleased we did. The receptionist who greeted us, Isabelle was so very helpful carrying our luggage to the room & letting us know the "lie of the land" as to where thin… See more
We stayed here for 4 nights mid June to celebrate a wedding anniversary & are very pleased we did. The receptionist who greeted us, Isabelle was so very helpful carrying our luggage to the room & letting us know the "lie of the land" as to where things were, times of meals etc.. The grounds & surrounding countryside are simply gorgeous. Unfortunately our bedroom named Belle Isle was not suitable despite what other reviewers have said. The mattress is VERY soft & as we are both back sufferers that was a non-starter for us. The room itself is quite small & darkish with one very small wardrobe. By comparison the bathroom is very large....too large in fact. Probably the type of room that American s would adore!! Anyway the ever helpful & delightful Isabelle managed to move us to the Chudleigh room. Oh my gosh what a difference. Much larger room, an 8ft wide bed with a much better mattress & a huge clothes closet with plenty of storage shelf space. Plus a small fridge for our meds. Perfect :). The restaurant staff were all again very cheerful & very helpful. There is a choice for dinner of eating en masse with all the families or the adult only restaurant, Frederick's where the food is excellent. However, breakfast is ONLY currently available in the "en masse" family oriented Conservatory. Frankly we don't want to eat breakfast in a room with a lot of children, doing what all children do naturally....making quite a racket. We are not moaning old folk with no experience of children, we have 3 grandchildren, but we don't go away with a desire to eat meals in a noisy environment.Not the best way for "child free" couples to start their day. Felt sorry for a couple that were staying for just 1 night whilst there parents looked after their children. They had come to get away from exactly that sort of things.....maybe a birthday or anniversary. My husband mentioned this to one of the restaurant manager's Roxy who very kindly had a table set up for us in the Frederick's restaurant to sit in peace & quiet for this meal.....bliss. As mentioned before I knew that this hotel advertises itself as a "Family Friendly" Hotel & that was accepted at the start.....however, it is not designated as a family ONLY hotel & to our mind there needs to be a little more realisation of this. Points of observation for senior management.....try sleeping in the rooms to see what's missing or could be better. In the rooms we saw the bathroom mirror is far too far away (deep/wide hand basins) to be able to do make-up in for those of us who are short sighted. A "pull out" type shaving mirror would be soooooo useful. No plug sockets near any of the mirrors in the Chudleigh room for plugging in the hairdryer. Plug sockets all very low down & in largely inaccessible places...bad backs unfortunately don't allow twisting & turning. Shower curtains have been hung so that they meet (well not quite) in the middle of the front of the bath...EXACTLY where the shower head has been positioned to blast out the water straight thru the gap if you're not careful. Introduce an adults only venue for breakfast Please understand that these are observations rather than criticisms as we had a really super stay & will return. Special thanks to Isabelle, Roxy, Georgia, Beth & an excellent "bearded" waiter whose name I unfortunately cannot remember (sorry :(). They all made our stay something to remember Collapse
Friends recommended the hotel, and so do I!
Stay Date: 06/2017, revdmike wrote this review.
We booked a two night stay with dinner on the recommendation of a friend. So glad we took their advice. It was superb. The package of dinner, bed and breakfast was well worth the cost as we had a magnificent stay. Right from the off the staff were we… See more
We booked a two night stay with dinner on the recommendation of a friend. So glad we took their advice. It was superb. The package of dinner, bed and breakfast was well worth the cost as we had a magnificent stay. Right from the off the staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Our room was large and the 'lounge' area was quite comfortable away from the bed and bathroom. Being at the front I expected it be be a little noisy, but that was never a problem. The guest sitting rooms were large and with plenty of seating - albeit the seats were a little low for a big bloke. The amenities are good and available to all guests. Kids and dogs were also made welcome with play areas and walks for both... The restaurant in the conservatory was fine for breakfast, but with young children the adult only restaurant was better for evening meals. The cooked/hot breakfast was excellent - excellent quality bacon, sausage and eggs. The chef is extremely talented without a shadow of doubt - we could not fault the cooking. Dinner on both evenings was superb; thoroughly enjoyed the food, having starter and main the first night and main and dessert the second night. Well done! Throughout our stay the staff, whether in reception or restaurant were pleasant and helpful. Now... The hotel is in the grounds (and was once part of) Ickworth House and you get access to the house and grounds with your stay. This was brilliant and more later as I will review that separately. In summary; I have stayed at very good hotels and visited very good attractions, but never in the same place. The package of hotel and attraction was first class. I recommend this place wholeheartedly. Collapse
Stay Date: 06/2017, norfolk621 wrote this review.
Stayed here for a night. It's an amazing place from the minute you turn into the long drive down to the Hall. With the sheep grazing on the grass to the open space to the Hall. Alana the receptionist was lovely and couldn't be faltered in anyway. Alw… See more
Stayed here for a night. It's an amazing place from the minute you turn into the long drive down to the Hall. With the sheep grazing on the grass to the open space to the Hall. Alana the receptionist was lovely and couldn't be faltered in anyway. Always make sure we were ok and did we need any help. The room was lovely with a lovely window seat over looking on to the Italian Garden. The place was spotless with a very large walk in shower and a bath. We were not disappointed with the evening meal. The waitress Beth is lovely and very helpful. The evening meal was as lovely as we expected it to be. Eating breakfast in the orangery with the sun shining through was lovely. It was to see Beth on again for breakfast she is lovely. The swimming pool is a nice size even though the sitting is strange:) The place is amazing we highly recommend it to everyone. We will be going back. Thank you to you all. Collapse
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