The Suffolk Family Hotels Guide

hotels and other accommodation for families travelling with children


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The Northgate

Bury St. Edmunds

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enjoy being near the cathedral, savour an all day menu of seasonal dishes, and sleep in gorgeous themed rooms with period elegance

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small, relaxing hotel in a quiet village near Southwold and ideally located as a very comfortable base to explore the Suffolk Heritage Coast

The Brudenell

Aldeburgh

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luxury hotel where guests can enjoy a prime seafront setting, stylish guest rooms and award-winning cuisine, especially fresh seafood

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modern hotel ideally placed with good access to the A12 and A14 as well as central Ipswich featuring spacious rooms and a health club

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17th-century, former coaching inn, on the A140 between Ipswich and Norwich, with a cosy bar and restaurant and rooms in a modern annexe

The Bell

Saxmundham

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rejuvenated coaching inn retaining period features and offering comfy, light and airy rooms; a modern British menu is served in the restaurant

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a charming Victorian hotel where welcoming, traditional hospitality is offered and many of the comfortable rooms have sweeping sea views

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at the heart of this traditional hotel is a 16th century former hunting lodge, it sits in peaceful grounds and offers relaxing leisure facilities

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quietly placed just outside Ipswich, offers traditionally furnished guest rooms, a relaxing walled-garden and a restaurant serving British cuisine

The Swan Motel

Gillingham

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popular pub, located on the Suffolk/Norfolk border near Beccles, with comfortable rooms, 2 restaurants, a modern bar area and large garden

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family owned and run hotel set in gardens on the banks of the Little Ouse River; guest rooms are well-equipped and well-presented

The Coach House Manor

Carlton Colville

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offers comfortable, well-appointed rooms, an attractive garden and a handy location on Lowestoft's fringes for accessing the Broads and coast

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a family inn serving a renowned carvery and pub classics, has smart contemporary guest rooms next door with super comfy king size beds

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an elegant mansion and lodge set in 1,800 acres of beautiful parkland, an extensive array of leisure and children's facilities are offered

All Saints Hotel

Fornham St Genevieve

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treat yourself to spacious,refurbished rooms and an impressive array of leisure and dining facilities, in this golfing hotel near Bury St. Edmunds

Crown Hotel

Southwold

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enjoys a prominent spot on Southwold's High Street, a short walk from the beach and offers a high standard of accommodation in stylish rooms

The Hog Hotel

Pakefield

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former farmhouse now a stylish, family-run hotel, bar and restaurant located a 5-minute walk from Pakefield's beach and colourful beach huts

easyHotel

Ipswich

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this friendly budget hotel in a convenient location for the centre has smart functional rooms with breakfast boxes available at reception

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modern, chic hotel with well-appointed, contemporary rooms and open-plan public areas that are styled in an interesting and eclectic manner

Wherry Hotel

Oulton Broad

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comfortable, waterside hotel featuring well-appointed rooms, many with Broad views, a choice of dining menus, 2 bars and a relaxing terrace

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