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 787 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: 05/2018, SuffolkSally wrote this review.
Dissapointing stay , We checked out after one night .The lounge is very unwelcoming no bar we had to find somebody to serve drinks.The evening meal was cold ,returned after complaining still not any better.Breakfast was terrible dirty seats grubby ch… See more
Dissapointing stay , We checked out after one night .The lounge is very unwelcoming no bar we had to find somebody to serve drinks.The evening meal was cold ,returned after complaining still not any better.Breakfast was terrible dirty seats grubby chairs and service terrible.We ordered cooked breakfast this after waiting for 30 minutes we asked where our food was and told it was on its way, still waited asked again ??? then told that we had to take breakfast from the buffet in the hall the food was worse than a motorway stop.The eggs had been sitting and so runny yoke curled at the sides the scrambled egg looked like pieces of cardboard the bacon clumped together.On the menu it says freshly cooked this was not the case, we were very unhappy,We spoke to the front desk who was very appologetic and did reduce our bill,but we did not want to repeat the same again.We stayed for afternoon tea as this was pre paid. it was fairly good but no savouries as suggested on the Menu.Not 4 star service in any way the grounds are beautiful and if you have children good facillities,I would not reccomend this hotel very shabby poor food. Collapse
Great peaceful location
Stay Date: 05/2018, Phil L wrote this review.
The hotel has history, vast grounds including many walks . Excellent friendly staff Tennis courts Indoor pool Treatment rooms Bikes to tour the grounds and a stately house. Just tens minutes from Bury st Edmonds.
The hotel has history, vast grounds including many walks . Excellent friendly staff Tennis courts Indoor pool Treatment rooms Bikes to tour the grounds and a stately house. Just tens minutes from Bury st Edmonds. Collapse
Tea for Two with Prosecco
Stay Date: 05/2018, Chris C wrote this review.
Bought as a gift for my wife’s birthday, and we both really enjoyed it. Have had a few teas where you don’t get enough sandwiches, but this was just right. Prosecco came at the same time as the tea, which meant the tea was sitting there. We then had … See more
Bought as a gift for my wife’s birthday, and we both really enjoyed it. Have had a few teas where you don’t get enough sandwiches, but this was just right. Prosecco came at the same time as the tea, which meant the tea was sitting there. We then had to wait for the food. Shame they didn’t bring the tea with the food! Lovely place, and good friendly service. Collapse
Living in history
Stay Date: 05/2018, elynor59 wrote this review.
We booked after seeing an offer in the National Trust newsletter.I found it very hard NOT to keep thinking about those who had been there before me. A sense of history is an asset. We were in the Lodge, a bit of a hike for dinner and breakfast but we… See more
We booked after seeing an offer in the National Trust newsletter.I found it very hard NOT to keep thinking about those who had been there before me. A sense of history is an asset. We were in the Lodge, a bit of a hike for dinner and breakfast but we had been warned. We were offered a move to the main hotel but we had already fallen in love with our room, Abele. We did wonder about the menu, how much change there was but what we had was well presented though I would not have ox cheek again the lamb was delicious. The highlight is the setting, we had a long walk followed by cream tea and then a bath in our beautiful bathroom with a fireplace! Unfortunately non working. You could be picky about the elderly furniture if you prefer plastic modern but it was in keeping with the place and added to the charm. Would definitely consider returning. Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2018, RAFHF wrote this review.
On a positive side this hotel is in a great location with lots of history attached and superb grounds . The bedrooms reflect the character of the house and the staff are helpful and polite. There is a splendid conservatory and having a cream tea in t… See more
On a positive side this hotel is in a great location with lots of history attached and superb grounds . The bedrooms reflect the character of the house and the staff are helpful and polite. There is a splendid conservatory and having a cream tea in there is a joy. HOWEVER the catering is a major let down and far from being country house 4 star is more overly rated and priced chain hotel 2 star. The Frederick restaurant is a tired bland room with uncomfortable dirty seats and service to match , most certainly not worth the prices charged on a very limited menu. Breakfast was served in the conservatory, the only saving grace , and consisted of an appalling buffet with food which I last saw in a motorway service area in 1980 , curled up fried eggs, scambled eggs which looked like a health hazard , bacon stuck together in layers , dried sausages, tinned mushrooms etc and on top of that do it yourself toast. I can only think we were in the servants area from a bygone age ! What a shame Ickworth , sort out your catering offer as a priority or significantly reduce your prices and advertise yourselves as 2 star chain hotel Collapse
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