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pentahotel Ipswich
pentahotel Ipswich

Ranelagh Road, Ipswich IP2 0AD

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3.8 out of 5 (483 reviews)

Situated in Ipswich, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Avenue Theatre and Ipswich Skatepark. Cardinal Park and …

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Bridge Guest House
Bridge Guest House

4-6 Ancaster Road, Ipswich IP2 9AA

2.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (170 reviews)

Situated in Ipswich, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of The Avenue Theatre and Ipswich Skatepark. Cardinal Park an …

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Carlton Hotel
Carlton Hotel

41-43 Berners Street, Ipswich IP1 3LT

2.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (41 reviews)

Located in the heart of Ipswich, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Museum, and Cornhill. S …

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Holiday Inn Ipswich
Holiday Inn Ipswich

London Road, Ipswich IP2 0UA

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (306 reviews)

Situated in Ipswich, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Chantry Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of The Avenue Theatre and Sir Joh …

£53
Innocence Rooms West
Innocence Rooms West

538 Norwich Road, Ipswich IP1 6JR

2.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (31 reviews)

Located in the heart of Ipswich, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Namco Funscape, Sir John Mills Theatre, and New …

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Best Western Gatehouse Hotel
Best Western Gatehouse Hotel

799 Old Norwich Road, Ipswich IP1 6LH

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Located in the heart of Ipswich, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Namco Funscape, Sir John Mills Theatre, and New Wolsey …

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The Limes Hotel
The Limes Hotel

99 High Street, Ipswich IP6 8DQ

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Located in Needham Market, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Wattisham Station Heritage Airfield Museum, Bramford Golf …

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The Goodlife Guesthouse
The Goodlife Guesthouse

162 High Street, Harwich CO12 3AT

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Situated in Harwich, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Beacon Hill Fort and Old Harwich Lighthouse. Felixstowe …

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Milsoms Hotel
Milsoms Hotel

Stratford Road 1, Colchester CO76HW

4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

£100
The Old Rectory, Kettlebaston
The Old Rectory, Kettlebaston

Kettlebaston, Ipswich IP7 7QD

3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Ipswich, this bed & breakfast is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Lavenham Falconry and within 6 mi (10 km) of Little Hall …

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Pocket Guide: Ipswich Custom House Hotels

The Old Customs house is a Grade II listed building located on Ipswich Waterfront in the county of Suffolk. Constructed in 1844, this magnificent structure serves as a reminder of the town's long maritime heritage, and while the Waterfront may have been modernised considerably in recent years, the Old Customs House maintains an important link to the past. This historic landmark is well worth a visit if you're staying in any nearby Suffolk hotels or hotels near Ipswich Waterfront, not least to admire its striking classical architecture.

Discover a Magnificent Historic Landmark from Hotels in Suffolk

Located on the River Orwell, Ipswich has long been a town with sizeable maritime significance, and for much of its history it has grown rich from the trade of cloth with the continent. Today, Ipswich is a vibrant, cosmopolitan locale, and its waterfront as recently been transformed into a lively area of trendy restaurants and quality hotels, such as the four-star Salthouse Harbour Hotel. Although much of the town's maritime heritage is consigned to Ipswich Museum, look around and you'll find plenty of buildings that grew up around maritime industries, notably the Old Customs House. Today, the Old Customs House is the home of the Ipswich Port Authority.

Explore Ipswich History and Heritage from Suffolk Hotels

The Old Customs House is a perhaps a bit of a misnomer, and it stands on the site of a much older Customs House that was probably in operation for over 500 years. The new Old Customs House (confusing, right?) was built in 1844, designed by architect J. M. Clark. The Old Customs House (the second one!) has recently been restored to its former glory, and is well worth stopping by if you're enjoying a day of heritage and culture, perhaps visiting Ipswich Museum and the Cornhill area.

Wherever you're staying in Suffolk Hotels, a trip to Ipswich is definitely worth your while. Suffolk's county town, Ipswich boats a vast number of culture and historic landmarks not just magnificent Victorian structures like Old Customs House, but also fantastic theatres such as the Regent and amazing museums such as Ipswich Transport Museum.

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