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Riverside Cottage
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4.6/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
welcoming countryside residence

"A very restful and welcoming place to stay that is close enough to Ipswich but also totally in the country, recommended if this is what you are looking for"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019

Riverside Cottage
Salthouse Harbour Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich, England
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The price is £124 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (419 reviews)

"Excellent position next to the Marina & staff very helpful and friendly. It’s great to see them re open after the closure due to Covid and they were reassuringly strict as to keeping to the imposed new measures."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Salthouse Harbour Hotel
The Old Times Guest House
3.5 out of 5
213 215 Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich, England
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4.5/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)

"Pleasant stay at The Old times guest house. Clean, warm and lovely place. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

The Old Times Guest House
Novotel Ipswich
4 out of 5
Greyfriars Road, Ipswich, England
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The price is £47 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (891 reviews)

"Single bed broke. Modern nice room. Needed more pillows. Noisy residents woke us up at 2am. Toilet long way from sink."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Novotel Ipswich
Holiday Inn Ipswich
Great for families
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £48 per night
4/5Very Good! (567 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cots, laundry
great stay

"Nice place, breakfast was good, overall happy with everuthing👍"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Ipswich
Bentley Tower Hotel
3 out of 5
172 Norwich Road, Ipswich, England
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4/5Very Good! (30 reviews)

"Nice private hotel, a must for "old movie buffs" as there's some great memorabilia around the place, and in the room. Breakfast good and cooked to order. Parking good and friendly owners."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2018

Bentley Tower Hotel
pentahotel Ipswich
Great for families
4 out of 5
Ranelagh Road, Ipswich, England
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The price is £52 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (890 reviews)
Families like: games room, extra beds/cots, laundry
Fantastic place to stay

"Had a brilliant overnight stay with breakfast and would highly recommend the hotel"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

pentahotel Ipswich
Holiday Inn Ipswich Orwell
Great for families
3 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £48 per night
3.8/5Good! (214 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"It’s hard to rate as nothing is open. It says it gives you access to the david Lloyd leisure but it’s closed but this is a great bonus when open. Large room. Hot shower. Few hiccups. Easily sorted."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Holiday Inn Ipswich Orwell
Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
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The price is £54 per night
3.8/5Good! (693 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, laundry
Perfect stay.

"Stayed here for one night the room was clean and looked newly decorated. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was to a very good standard."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel
Best Western Ipswich Hotel
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £27 per night
3.7/5Good! (408 reviews)

"My stay was just out of the lock down period so difficult to give opinion on the 'normal' for this hotel. Everything was clean but lack of public area facility and guests distancing gave it a lack of atmosphere. No bodies fault. Grateful to hotel staff for their efforts and I'd like to thank them ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

Best Western Ipswich Hotel
Bridge Guest House
2 out of 5
4-6 Ancaster Road, Ipswich, England
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The price is £44 per night
3.7/5Good! (429 reviews)

"The site is very near to the train station. Clean and easy car park"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Bridge Guest House
Carlton Hotel
2 out of 5
41-43 Berners Street, Ipswich, England
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The price is £60 per night
3.3/5 (83 reviews)
27/2/2020

"Upgraded to a refurbed room but a twin, the double was freezing so no choice really but it was free and a much nice room. The window had a gap and on a road so not the quietest or warmest, the shower was cold and they served turkey rashes instead of bacon for breakfast, beef sausages fine but come ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

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Where should we stay in Ipswich?

You may want to consider the historic destination of Ipswich if you've been thinking about a trip for the whole family. The entertainment, parks and sporting events are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Take to the air and fly into London (STN-Stansted), which is located 39.6 mi (63.8 km) from the city centre. Ipswich offers 15 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you'll have a variety of options when you're choosing where to stay.

Families on holiday have good things to say about these places to stay:

Holiday Inn Ipswich: Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 4-star hotel.

Novotel Ipswich – Features a restaurant, free WiFi and a playground. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 4-star hotel popular with guests.

When should we visit Ipswich?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the children and head to Ipswich.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, March and December, with an average temperature of 1°F
  • Driest months: September, March, February and January, with an average rainfall of 1.25 inches
  • Rainiest months: January, June, October and May, with an average rainfall of 2 inches

What should we see and do in Ipswich?

While you and your family are visiting Ipswich, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Ipswich Film Theatre and Cornhill. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as New Wolsey Theatre and Ipswich Museum.

Ipswich is also well-known for its:
  • Historical sites
  • Cultural attractions
  • Theatre
  • Entertainment
  • Sports
  • Parks

Getting around Ipswich

If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Ipswich Station, Derby Road Station or Westerfield Station. Ipswich might not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Frequently asked questions

What's Ipswich like for family-friendly holidays?
The historic destination of Ipswich is a good choice if you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children. The entertainment, sporting events and art scene are just a few things that make this an attractive place for families. Take to the air and fly into London (STN-Stansted), which is located 39.6 mi (63.8 km) from the city centre.
What's the best accommodation option for a family trip to Ipswich?
Novotel Ipswich is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other options for your family trip include Salthouse Harbour Hotel and Best Western Ipswich Hotel.
What's the seasonal weather in Ipswich?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual rainfall for Ipswich is 584 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Ipswich?
While you and your family are visiting Ipswich, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Ipswich Waterfront and Ipswich Museum. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Clacton Pier and Colchester Zoo.
What's the best way for us to get around Ipswich?
If you want to travel outside the area, hop on a train from Ipswich Station, Ipswich (IPW-Ipswich Train Station) or Derby Road Station. Ipswich may not have many public transport options to choose from, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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