The Salthouse Harbour Hotel
What We Love
- A boutique hotel in southeast England, overlooking a lovely marina – includes breakfast The hotel's quirky designer décor, creating a glamorous boutique vibe
- Making use of thoughtful in-room additions, such as a cafetière with posh coffee
- Exploring the Suffolk coastline and nearby towns
- Calming views out over the harbour from the hotel
What To Know
- Located on Ipswich's waterfront at Neptune Marina
- Some rooms have harbor views
- Free onsite parking is available
The four-star Salthouse Harbour Hotel is a swanky designer retreat with an award-winning restaurant and a playful attitude. Located in a historic building on the banks of Neptune Quay in Ipswich, this red-brick gem has been given a serious revamp with Vivienne Westwood rugs, Damien Hirst posters and suits of armour wearing strings of pearls. Bedrooms are just as stylish, with unique features and thoughtful comforts.
The Eaterie Restaurant has become something of a foodie draw, thanks to a fabulous menu of local delicacies, impressive wine list, cosy atmosphere and waterside setting. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available as well as a delectable Sunday lunch and afternoon tea. Add the easy walking distance to the town centre, proximity to the Suffolk coast and the views across a harbour filled with luxury yachts and the Salthouse Harbour Hotel makes for the perfect setting for a decadent weekend away.
How to Get There
A combination of poor sat nav instructions (it forecast I would get to Ipswich in just over 3 hours, it took over 4) miserable weather and the horrendous one way system meant that it was over half an hour from seeing the "Welcome to Ipswich" sign until finally arriving at the hotel. The receptionist, who was excellent, said that the sat nav problem was due to new roads and building work at the university. I would advise any visitors to get specific travel directions from the hotel itself.
From then on everything was excellent. It was such a pleasant change to have our bags carried to the room. The concierge was also very helpful carrying our bags out again at the end of our stay.
Our room, towards the back of the hotel did not overlook the marina. I had asked for this as I had read other visitor`s comments who said that being close to the university
meant that it could be noisy at night. The room was large and well appointed, very modern.
Breakfast was table service, meaning it was freshly cooked and we were not subjected to warmed up eggs which had been sitting on a buffet for hours.
This is a quality establishment and I would have no hesitation in staying there again. (At least I know how to find it now).
Started to stay regularly for work and it’s spot on. Friendly staff, beds are incredibly comfy and the breakfast is worth the trip alone! Makes the drive down from up north that much more bearable! Great location too and the parking is great, they’ll always find a way to fit you in!
Great hotel, really comfy hug rooms, some overlooking the harbour with a balcony. The bar was friendly and not pretensous, great location on the harbour front with nice local restaurants and a sports bar. Breakfast was brilliant and cooked to order... perfect!
Enjoyed an excellent cream tea with the family and walk around the harbour. The room was very spacious and clean with great views from the balcony across the river and the town. The bottle of prosecco in the room included in the price went down a treat. Breakfast as expected could not be faulted.
Have stayed here numerous times, definitely one of our favourites. Love the rooms, staff always friendly. Restaurant is great, always an interesting menu, this time oysters and skate washed down with fizz.