The Ickworth Hotel
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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 984 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: 05/2019, NiallH817 wrote this review.
We stayed for one night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Whilst the property and grounds around it are beautiful the experience had been less so (writing this before we actually check out!). My wife had booked me a massage only to be called befo… See more
We stayed for one night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Whilst the property and grounds around it are beautiful the experience had been less so (writing this before we actually check out!). My wife had booked me a massage only to be called before our trip and told that it had to be cancelled or moved to the evening of our arrival. It was duly rebooked for 5pm on our arrival date but at 4pm on the day she received another telephone call to be told that it had to be cancelled due to a leak. That was a tad disappointing. We did however spend a great early evening walking the grounds and playing in the pool with our toddler. Our toddler was looking forward to watching The Incredibles 2 in the cinema room at 6pm. At 6:20pm the cinema room was empty with no Incredibles playing. It appears they were expendable cue disappointed toddler. In fairness someone did offer to put it on for us but we retired to our bedroom with a Disney dvd instead. Our evening meal was in a gorgeous setting however its probably advisable the waiter doesn’t pour a warm bisque, which tasted like Mr Heinz himself had made it, directly over the tempura squid. Also my main of belly pork, whilst lovely, was way over salted which literally left a bad taste in my mouth about our whole experience. Our bedroom was great and overlooked the grounds at the front of the property. I would return to visit the NT property but definitely not stay in the hotel Collapse
Tired place with rubbish service
Stay Date: 05/2019, willow3006 wrote this review.
This is part of the luxury family hotels group but there is NO luxury here. As an extensive traveller (50 plus hotels a year) we thought it would be good to find somewhere luxurious and set up for kids. I have no idea why people say it’s set up for… See more
This is part of the luxury family hotels group but there is NO luxury here. As an extensive traveller (50 plus hotels a year) we thought it would be good to find somewhere luxurious and set up for kids. I have no idea why people say it’s set up for kids. It has a kids club for a couple of hours and a tired looking dirty playground bit that’s about it. After checking in, they told us the room wasn’t ready and said they’d contact us when it was. They didn’t bother and instead we had to go at 3pm and check in. I sort of knew she wouldn’t contact us as she wasn’t keen to take my number and said she would ‘find us’. Every single time we ordered a drink in the lounge (there is no bar) they forgot and had to be reminded. The bill was wrong pretty much every time. I had told them I’m very allergic to feathers. On entering the room I could see a huge throw with feathers all over the bed! I called them and they said ‘well you said you were allergic to feather bedding. This is a throw’. I nearly laughed, it was so ridiculous! At breakfast we asked for eggs but waited 40 minutes with constant reminders we had ordered them. All of the buffet items were constantly ran out or cold. I heard people complaining every few minutes. No apologies ever given. There is one menu across all restaurants/room service with 8 mains on. Every night. 1 is steak and 2 are burgers. So 5 choices forever. No specials. That’s it. The chef can literally cook only 8 items. On checking out this morning they asked how the trip had gone. I told them that it hadn’t gone well and about the service issues. “Oh right” she said and have me my bill. No apology. No questions asked. Not worth the nearly £500 a night we paid with a food and drink bill of £970 for 2 nights (a glass of average wine sets you back £15). I won’t be returning. There are some amazing hotels that are luxury and kid friendly that are the same price such as The Grove, Sands Hotel, etc. Collapse
Stay Date: 05/2019, Pourubat wrote this review.
Excellent roast beef dinner. Everything was great about the meal - meat / potatoes / vegetables / cauliflower cheese. Clean & tidy. Waitress was very good. Gunners Daughter Ale, from Bury St Edmunds was excellent.
Excellent roast beef dinner. Everything was great about the meal - meat / potatoes / vegetables / cauliflower cheese. Clean & tidy. Waitress was very good. Gunners Daughter Ale, from Bury St Edmunds was excellent. Collapse
A lovely 3 night stay
Stay Date: 04/2019, Century_Child wrote this review.
My husband, our 3 year old boy and I stayed at The Ickworth for 3 nights in April 2019 and had a wonderful time there. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived, and throughout our stay. Our 2 bedroom suite at the Lodge was enormous and I pa… See more
My husband, our 3 year old boy and I stayed at The Ickworth for 3 nights in April 2019 and had a wonderful time there. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived, and throughout our stay. Our 2 bedroom suite at the Lodge was enormous and I particularly liked the “old school” feel to it. There was plenty for us all to do: we hired bikes and explored the extensive grounds, we walked in the Italian Gardens, we swam in the heated pool, our son enjoyed the excellent crèche while I visited the Elemis spa for a massage, and we enjoyed relaxing with coffee in the library watching our son having fun with a train set. The relaxed atmosphere meant that we could fully “switch off”, and we even booked a babysitter to come to the Lodge so that my husband and I could enjoy a grown up meal or two in the adult only restaurant (where I particularly enjoyed the summer pea soup and crab linguine). Breakfast was generous and varied with something for everyone, and my son enjoyed sampling the kids’ dinner menu in the light and airy family dining room. All in all, a very pleasant experience and we will definitely be returning, hopefully soon! Two small suggestions for improvement I would have are: 1. the lights in our bathroom (Rowan suite) were very bright and there was no dimmer or small light over the mirror - this would have been useful in the nights when our son needed the loo!); and 2. storage in our room was a bit limited given the room’s size: there was a lovely ornate wardrobe but no chest of drawers, and there was definitely space for one! But that’s it - everything else very positive! Collapse
Worst hotel experience ever
Stay Date: 04/2019, alessandropb wrote this review.
The estate is indeed a beautiful place. However, I strongly recommend avoiding to stay at the Lodge. The Lodge is located far away from the main building, and the path to the Lodge is in a complete darkness. It is a scary walk post dinner. On top of … See more
The estate is indeed a beautiful place. However, I strongly recommend avoiding to stay at the Lodge. The Lodge is located far away from the main building, and the path to the Lodge is in a complete darkness. It is a scary walk post dinner. On top of that, the Lodge is not integrated to the complex (it is situated after a parking lot open for external visitors). Every single activity is nearby the main building, which means very distant from the Lodge. The website does not provide clear information about this distance. And the worst part is that the front desk staff is terrible, not at all flexible or friendly. I paid a 4-day package, and after 24 hours I decided to simply leave, even losing all the money spent. Collapse
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