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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
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A boutique waterfront hotel with a blend of quirky and traditional styles, set in the charming city of Ipswich

The Lowdown

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

The Salthouse Harbour Hotel
1 Neptune Quay
Ipswich, IP4 1AX United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 1601 Reviews
Amazing quirky fabulous hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was just amazing
Superb location
Stunning room
Really helpful staff and brilliant art work everywhere
The best hotel I’ve stayed in ever in the UK
A real birthday treat
Highly recommend It as an ideal place to stay
Loved the man who greeted us and sorted out parking the car and helped us to our room
Didn’t get his name

Just returned from a great stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel through Secret Escapes and are so glad we did. What a great hotel. Staff, location and breakfast first class. We were made to feel so welcome. Room was excellent. 10 out of 10. Car parking is tight,but they take your keys and sort out the parking according to departures and arrivals. Great location for shopping and eating out if you want to try the local restaurants. Just book it !!

A little too much style over substance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 2nd time staying here, and although it is lovely, quirky and different, it is a little too much style over substance. When we first stayed we were front facing and it was a really windy night, so it was very noisy from all the clanking of the boats in the harbour, obviously not the hotels fault, but it was blowing through gaps in the windows and put us off staying again for a while. This time we were on a side room which still had a good view over the harbour. Wasn't windy this time but oh my god so many noises that just kept me awake all night long. Air conditioning in the room was so noisy, but turned it off and room was way too hot. Various bangs and clanks throughout the night, worst one being form the lift out in the hall. The main decor of the hotel is quirky. Our room was showing signs of wear, stained curtains, torn shower seal etc. Plus shower just stayed luke warm, couldn't get any real heat to it at all. We usually have a few cocktails here on evenings out whether we are staying here or not, but was very busy the night we stayed and nowhere to have them. It is a nice enough hotel, in a fab location in Ipswich, staff are always friendly and helpful, although when we checked out we weren't even asked if everything had been ok, just asked us for room number and 'thanks for staying', that was it, but we just felt a little disappointed this time.

Restaurant of Salthouse Harbour Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel (separate review on hotel), dinner had good menu. Reservation was easy. Manager was attentive. We did ask to stay at the corner by the window but was told someone had reserved, but in the end no one sat there, the whole evening. I was disappointed about that.
Food wise, the steak was ok but I had better. Husband had vegetarian wild mushroom pasta (again he had better version elsewhere). Service however was good and waitress remember the mojito I liked which I had in the afternoon.
We had breakfast there too, which turned out to be much much better than dinner - that matched the whole “high standard” which Salthouse aims to project. I had the salmon poached egg version. The toast (nice and thickly cut from fresh bread, not supermarket sliced bread) arrived as soon as they were done. I hate cold toast , so this was a real nice surprise.

To conclude, lovely place to stay, have breakfast there, go somewhere else for dinner - there are several choices on the same road, or loads more in town (15 mins walk or taxi).

Weekend away ...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel ... amazing room ... delicious food .
We had lunch and dinner in the restaurant as the food was so nice . Probably the nicest hotel room I have stayed in .
We will definitely stay again .