The Twenty Best Hotels in East Anglia

our editors' choice of hotels and other accommodation throughout East Anglia


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charming house with a modern country house feel; relax with a game of tennis, a dip in the heated outdoor pool or a pampering spa treatment

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a sophisticated hotel, in an old mill beside a stream, with impressive rooms, some in the mill, some loft suites and even meadow nooks

The Swan

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dating back to the 14th century, this collection of restored buildings now forms a stylish and most comfortable hotel with a fine-dining restaurant

Grey Friars

Colchester

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superbly appointed rooms and suites feature at this elegant hotel, there are stylish public areas too and a terrace for al fresco dining

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this stylish boutique hotel, overlooking Neptune Marina, is housed in a converted warehouse and blends original features with modern design

Roslin Beach Hotel

Southend-on-Sea

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on the quieter end of the Esplanade, a seaside retreat overlooking the beach and sea offering stylish rooms and award-winning cuisine

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boutique rooms styled by renowned London designers, a lavish cocktail bar and award-winning cuisine lie behind a 17th century façade

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run by members of the same family since 1920, stylish guest rooms, comfortable public areas and personal service are the order of the day

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one of Royston's most iconic buildings, a Grade II listed Georgian house, has luxurious boutique bedrooms and a popular restaurant on site

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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set amidst 1000 acres of Capability Brown designed parkland and landscaped gardens and offers a host of relaxing leisure facilities

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adjacent to a Norman castle in a pretty coastal village, there are elegant rooms, some in a garden wing, and an award-winning bistro

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a tranquil atmosphere pervades at this elegant Georgian manor, there is an intimate dining room, relaxing public areas and a pampering spa

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offers stylish guest rooms - king-size or four-poster beds - deluxe suites and studios, award-winning dining and pampering treatments in the spa

Bank House

Kings Lynn

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a magnificent 18th century Grade II listed townhouse offers elegant B&B accommodation on the quayside in King’s Lynn’s historical quarter

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ideal for a peaceful getaway, an intimate hotel - there are just 19 elegant bedrooms - with acres of gardens and award-winning dining

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magnificent Georgian house set in 12 acres of landscaped gardens, once the country home of Lord Mountbatten, now a relaxing retreat

Down Hall Hotel

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imposing stately home, set in 110 acres of tranquil grounds, offering an array of leisure facilities, tennis court, gym and pampering spa

The Bell Inn Hotel

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600 year-old, timber-framed, former coaching inn; elegant bedrooms and suites are in the pub or a Georgian property a few doors up the street

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elegant hotel set overlooking the green of Parker's Piece, spacious rooms have hi-tech gadgetory and there is a wellness spa in the grounds

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