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55-61 Wherstead Road, Ipswich, IP2 8JJ, United Kingdom – Show map
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The Shipwrights Arms Hotel's staff speak: Latvian, Lithuanian, English
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BBQ facilities, Garden
Golf course (within 3 km), Fishing, Hiking, Cycling, Fitness centre
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Packed lunches, Airport shuttle (surcharge), 24-hour front desk, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Ironing service, Meeting/banquet facilities, Business centre, Fax/photocopying
Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, Heating
Latvian, Lithuanian, English
12:00 - 23:00 hours
08:00 - 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 16 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 155 reviews
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Score from 351 reviews Good
In the bustling centre of Ipswich, Novotel Ipswich offers spacious rooms with large work desks and luxury rain showers.
Score from 398 reviews Very good
Worst accommodation we have ever stayed in. Cannot check in till 16.00 not 12.00. Bed was like it was purchased in a jumble sale. Electric shower just dribbled with water. Kept awake in night due to family from hell downstairs. To top it all owner took £40 cash for balance and the I was charged again via debit card. Only stayed one out of two nights booked. Do not stay at this place!!!
No heating or hot water
Took double payment from my card, and flat refused to refund it. Had to get police and bank fraud department on the case to try and get my money back. BEWARE!
Couple of nights B&B, at a reasonable price and was met when I arrived. Room was massive and in keeping with the style of the building, which I liked very much. General idea when I go away is to spend more time visiting stuff in the area, so am never too concerned about domestics.....I wasn't hassled, pleased myself when I came and went and generally found anyone I met helpful and pleasant. I would stay again.
I guess my only worry was that it was a bit dark using the entrance at the back of the building.......but that's all.
Friendly helpful staff
Never been to Ipswich previously we were unsure as to what to expect. The hotel made us most welcome even though refurbishment was underway; that said we were not inconvenienced at any time in out stay. We would go again.
Nothing. Will be even better once refurbishment is complete.
the staff were pleasant and the location to the city centre was good
the room smelled damp it was musty ,needed a vacuum,bath towels miss matched ,no bedside lamps , the view from the back widow was untidy and overgrown .. I was glad to leave
Everything mentioned in the tag-line. Including off road parking, although the street is a dead end so the is no though traffic, or road racers to wake you up in the early hours...It is an old fashioned pub located next to a housing estate (sic). I was warmly greeted by a couple of locals drinking at the bar as I came through the door, I did open it first... I would make the Shipwright Arms my first choice when I return to Ipswich, Thank you.
The only issue was more a maintainence one. The shower in my room (3) did not work properly. It looked like there is a fault with the shower head and the shower itself was blocked so the water would not drain away, apart from that a very comfortable, clean room!!
receptionist very welcoming and helpful
no food available due to decorating had to walk into town for evening meal and for breakfast took 10mins had to change rooms no heating next room not able to sleep well due to broken bed
Good heating system
Cleanliness very poor with cobwebs, dirty kitchen/utensils/crockery (if any) a bathroom that had a long term leak and wouldnt dream of using shower with giant plunger inside. The beds were horrible. One was a rollaway with thick mattress, the other had no wheels, and upstairs one was completely broken. Pillows were scrappy. In fact, most of the furnishings were broken one way or another. The outside metal staircase was rickety with one step slanted and no lighting at all.Dismal. Breakfast was in a cold room and no lighting was put on as well as no choice on breakfast. Did stipulate at time of booking we wanted a veggie breakfast. At this time, I had almost lost the will to live here. However, could be
Size of room. Nothing else!
We arrived at 12 midday. Doors locked. No one answered the phone for 2 hrs! Whenbthry eventuslly did was told ownrrs are away and we could not book in until 4pm! Breakfast room bring decorated so no hreakfadt on premises! Directed to a cafe on the corner which did not open until 10 am for breakfast. Fortunately we had a relative nearby to house from the rain until we could book in. Had iron but no ironboard. Shower had hardly any power in it. Very basic. If there was a notice on the door about booking in times we eould have felt a little better. We had travelled for nearly 5 hours and was left to knock on nearby doors where other guests tried to locate the proprietors.
Quiet pub/hotel in a good location for the town centre, waterfront & the home of ITFC - Portman Road. Comfy bed,good sleep had. Decent en-suite bathroom.
Could have been cleaner in the room & bathroom but not too bad. Pub didn't open until 12pm,so no chance of breakfast during stay. Nice, cheap cafe just yards away though. Poor free wi-fi in room & tv reception was poor. Had to request more bog roll from reception in pub.
Only a 10 minute walk in to town staff was friendly room was clean and tidy went down there for football match and would definitely stay there again we found it real value for money
off road car park
small bath towels- Mattress sunk in the middle + bed too small .Dull lighting .
Was near shopping facilities .
Condensation on the windows on arrival, the bed was uncomfortable and slopped in the middle. Felt damp in the room.
very old building.nightmare to use stairs with luggage. first impression about personal is pleasant but if you have any request in plus like a hair dryer they will reply that is not a 5* hotel....not happy to stay there.
no telephone 2 use no offer offer of assistance with heaters no offer of food or offer of any sort ,was rushed and very cold reception
The only thing I can honestly say about this place is that it was convinient to book arriving at a late time.
The room was in a rather poor state, with only one light bedside light did not work, the bed was so old it should have been dumped long ago. the shower was scaled up and did not work correctly. There was no breakfast facilities, only a cafe on the corner of the road, which I'm not sure of what the opening hours were. When I booked this hotel on line I was under the impression that it was an old coaching Inn with 18th century features, the only thing that age was the bed. I do believe that we were put in a old house next door to the hotel which was not very welcoming.
The room was clean and comfortable and the young lady who finally attended to us was very pleasant.
There was no one there to greet us at 3.45pm when we arrived. A man working there even tried to call someone who didn't arrive. We were told breakfast would be in the dining room. After waiting until 8.15 am and no one turning up, nor was there an answer when I rang the number listed, we decided to have breakfast elsewhere as we needed to be moving on. When we returned after breakfast, there was still no one there so we packed and left, leaving the key in the unlocked room. We could not leave it anywhere else because the doors were locked.
Cheap, good location
Said it has wifi, but wasn't. Booked a double room but got 3 separate beds. Reception says its open 24hrs a day but it wasn't. Floor need hoovering. Staff not that helpful.
Friendly reception on arrival and when we needed more milk and teabags they were readily supplied. Overall it was good value
No bath mat and floor was slippery. Mould in places around the bath. teabags etc not replenished automatically. No one to accept the key on check-out. No breakfast available but we were directed to a nearby cafe which would have been fine but it was closed (on Mondays).
Bathroom was mouldy Restuarant was closed Access after hours was difficult
Comfortable bed. Clean bathroom.
No breakfast. Situation.
the very steep narrow stairs up to the bedroom, especially for my 80+ huband.
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