A selection of the best luxury hotels in Suffolk, UK. A selection by Laura Becker
Opening its doors in February 2022, The Peacock Inn, located in Chelsworth, offers guests express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi throughout the property and a bar. Boasting 4-star accommodation, each room has garden views and access to a sun terrace. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a kettle and, in some rooms, a patio with river views. Bed linen and towels are provided and a à la carte or Full English/Irish breakfast is served. The on-site restaurant offers British cuisine with vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options. Hedingham Castle is 26 km away, while Freeport Braintree is 40 km and Flatford is 21 km away. The Apex is 27 km and Ickworth House is 30 km from the hotel. The nearest airport is RAF Mildenhall Airport, 50 km away.
Rooms: 8 Stars: 4
Escape to the Ickworth Hotel and Apartments for a luxury family holiday. Located close to Bury St Edmunds and the A14, this 1800 acre National Trust parkland retreat offers a range of activities to keep you entertained. Guests can choose to stay in either the grand hotel or the nearby Lodge apartments. Enjoy a range of activities, from cycling and swimming to tennis and walks, or relax in the conservatory or an adults-only dinner in Fredericks Restaurant. With so much to offer, the Ickworth Hotel and Apartments is the perfect destination for your next family getaway.
Rooms: 38 Stars: 4
For a luxurious stay in the Suffolk countryside, between Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury, The Swan Hotel & Spa is the perfect choice. This 15th-century building has been carefully restored and beautifully renovated, boasting original oak beams, large open fireplaces and a minstrel gallery. The en suite rooms are decorated with warm, relaxing colours and feature modern amenities, including flat-screen plasma TVs and tea and coffee facilities. The hotel also has an onsite Weavers’ House Spa with 6 treatment rooms, 2 relaxation suites, a sauna, steam room, spa boutique and an outdoor vitality pool and terrace. Enjoy a meal at the Gallery Restaurant, an informal Brasserie or the historic Old Bar, or dine al fresco in the garden. With 2 AA Rosettes for its fine food, The Swan Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for a luxury getaway.
Rooms: 45 Stars: 4
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall is an exquisite boutique hotel in the Suffolk countryside, just outside Ipswich. Guests can enjoy elegant rooms with modern décor and complimentary amenities like Wi-Fi, minibar, TV and coffee maker. The restaurant with an open-plan theatre kitchen serves delicious British cuisine using seasonal Suffolk produce. The terrace offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Within 30 minutes, you can explore the Suffolk Heritage Coastline or take a short 20-minute drive to Ipswich. Felixstowe is only 11 miles away.
Rooms: 23 Stars: 4
The Abbey Hotel & Own Access Apartments provide a safe and independent stay with private entrances and parking. Each room has free Wi-Fi, en suite bathroom, king-size bed, TV, and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can enjoy a full English breakfast cooked to order, with lighter options also available, and laundry facilities are available too. Located 10 minutes’ walk from St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the Theatre Royal, and a 5-minute drive from the Apex Venue which hosts live music, the town centre is home to several restaurants and shops.
Rooms: 15 Stars: 4
Nestled in 17 acres of picturesque grounds on the Norfolk-Suffolk border near Diss, The Oaksmere is one of Suffolk’s top luxury hotels. Enjoy your stay in one of the boutique rooms, complete with Hypnos beds, Nespresso coffee machines, Sky HD TVs and en suite bathrooms with Elemis toiletries and towels. The on-site restaurant serves a selection of freshly cooked meals, while the terrace offers pre-dinner drinks with stunning views of the grounds. Norwich and the Norfolk Broads are both within an hour’s drive and offer plenty of activities. Free parking is available.
Rooms: 14 Stars: 4
Perched on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, All Saints Hotel is a 2 rosette hotel offering a wealth of facilities. Enjoy stunning woodland views from the comfort of your spacious room, complete with en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities and a work desk. Some rooms boast golf course views, and all have a TV. Free WiFi is provided throughout. Golfers can take advantage of the 18-hole course, featuring a lake and mature woodland, while spa-goers can relax in the pool, sauna, hot tub and gym. Beauty treatments are also available. Bury St Edmunds town centre and railway station are just a short drive away, while Thetford Forest and Theatre Royal can be reached in 30 minutes. Free parking is available on-site.
Rooms: 41 Stars: 4
Chantry Hotel is situated in Bury Saint Edmunds, only 1 km from The Apex. It offers 4-star accommodation including a business centre, free Wi-Fi, a bar, shared lounge and free private parking. All rooms have a wardrobe, desk, flat-screen TV and private bathroom with shower, toiletries and hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast. Nearby attractions include Ickworth House (5.5 km), Hedingham Castle (38 km) and University of Cambridge (48 km). RAF Mildenhall Airport is 26 km away. The hotel is non-smoking and provides the perfect base to explore this beautiful area.
Rooms: 14 Stars: 4
The hotel is set in beautiful rose gardens, offering a peaceful and restful stay. It boasts a range of luxurious modern facilities, including an award-winning restaurant and a 15-metre indoor pool. Just 20 minutes from Cambridge and with easy access to Central London, Bedford Lodge Hotel is the perfect destination for both business and leisure.
Rooms: 77 Stars: 4
Best areas to find hotels in Suffolk, UK
Suffolk is a beautiful county in the East of England, boasting an array of stunning countryside and coastline. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of the city, or a vibrant holiday with plenty of activities to enjoy, Suffolk has something for everyone.
The county is full of charming towns, villages and resorts which are ideal for a hotel stay. Here are some of the best areas to search for a hotel in Suffolk:
Ipswich is a vibrant town located in the heart of Suffolk. This bustling town is filled with plenty of attractions, including the Ipswich Waterfront, the Ipswich Museum and the iconic Christchurch Mansion. There is also a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars to explore. And if that wasn’t enough, Ipswich is home to some of Suffolk’s best hotels. These include the Copleston Hotel, the Ipswich Hotel and the Best Western Ipswich Hotel.
Lowestoft is a popular seaside resort located on the Suffolk coast. This charming town is home to a variety of attractions, including the award-winning Lowestoft Beach, the East Anglia Transport Museum and the historic Lowestoft Harbour. There are also a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars to explore. And when it comes to hotels, Lowestoft has plenty to offer. These include the Best Western Carlton Hotel, the Imperial Hotel and the Royal Court Hotel.
Aldeburgh is a beautiful coastal town located in the heart of Suffolk. This charming town is filled with plenty of attractions, including the iconic Aldeburgh Beach, the Moot Hall and the Aldeburgh Museum. There are also a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars to explore. And when it comes to hotels, Aldeburgh has plenty to offer. These include the Brudenell Hotel, the White Lion Hotel and the Aldeburgh Beach Hotel.
Woodbridge is a picturesque town located in the heart of Suffolk. This charming town is filled with plenty of attractions, including the iconic Woodbridge Tide Mill, the Woodbridge Museum and the Woodbridge Shire Hall. There are also a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars to explore. And when it comes to hotels, Woodbridge has plenty to offer. These include the Thorington Hall Hotel, the Ship Hotel and the Riverside Hotel.
Bury St Edmunds:
Bury St Edmunds is a vibrant town located in the heart of Suffolk. This bustling town is filled with plenty of attractions, including the iconic Bury St Edmunds Abbey, the Greene King Brewery and the Bury St Edmunds Cathedral. There are also a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars to explore. And when it comes to hotels, Bury St Edmunds has plenty to offer. These include the Angel Hotel, the Novotel Bury St Edmunds and the Best Western Priory Hotel.
Suffolk is a beautiful county and there are plenty of great areas to search for a hotel. Whether you’re looking for a vibrant city break or a relaxing countryside getaway, Suffolk has something for everyone. So why not explore the county and book a stay in one of Suffolk’s wonderful hotels?