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The Old Rectory, Kettlebaston
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
13.19 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Quiet countryside haven

"We had a wonderful 4 night stay with Maggie and Paddy, plus, of course, Winston. Our hosts were very attentive and helpful with fantastic meals served, using local produce whenever possible. We felt very safe considering the current covid situation. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

The Old Rectory, Kettlebaston
Toothbrush Apartments Ipswich Waterfront
4 out of 5
68-69 St Edmund House, Rope Walk, Ipswich, England
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0.49 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Good studio

"Very comfortable studio, clean and well furnished for self-catering and within walking distance of the town center. The weather being what it is right now made it very hot and stuffy, but a little electric fan is provided and it helped a little bit. Will surely recommend for short-medium visits."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2018

Toothbrush Apartments Ipswich Waterfront
Bentley Tower Hotel
3 out of 5
172 Norwich Road, Ipswich, England
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0.72 mi from city centre
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

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The Station Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
0.53 mi from city centre
2.4/5 (190 reviews)

"I rented a suite key didnt work properly, squeaking floor, the carpet was dirty, bathroom ceiling paint was peeling of, bath tub broken, toilet basin water tap was slow, tv pixels was poor, food was horrible my steak was cold. The only thing good was the bar service and convenient right outside the ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb 2020

The Station Hotel
Bridge Guest House
2 out of 5
4-6 Ancaster Road, Ipswich, England
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The price is £44 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
0.65 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (438 reviews)

"Got upgraded for free. very friendly. Rooms are basic but clean and tidy"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2021

Bridge Guest House
The Marquis
4 out of 5
The price is £159 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb
8.13 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)

"Our stay at The Marquis was superb! Really friendly and kind staff, the room was lovely and clean. And the views from the garden were unmatched!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

The Marquis
Cosy Camping Suffolk
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6.04 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Lovely peaceful pods, lovely staff, will stay here again"…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2019

Cosy Camping Suffolk
The Railway
3 out of 5
The price is £70 per night from 10 Feb to 11 Feb
1.78 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)

"Comfortable room, well appointed and thoughtfully equipped, staff were attentive and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

The Railway
Best Western Claydon Hotel
The price is £47 per night from 19 Feb to 20 Feb
3.78 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (116 reviews)
Great comfort

"A great place to stay in a lovely location. This was our third visit in 2 months and each one a joyful experience."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Best Western Claydon Hotel
The Shipwreck Loft
3.5 out of 5
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8.63 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)

"Just the small fridge in the room which was making quite a noise - everything else was spot on - great views from the balcony."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2020

The Shipwreck Loft
The Bungalow
3.5 out of 5
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3.83 mi from city centre
The Bungalow
Hillbrow Farm B&B
The price is £80 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
3.59 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)

"Wonderful welcoming, warm and friendly place to stay. Such a peaceful, comfortable home. Loved it!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2020

Hillbrow Farm B&B
Best Western Ipswich Hotel
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £41 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
3.67 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (440 reviews)
solo trip

"Choice of food for dinner was limited but breakfast was good"…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2020

Best Western Ipswich Hotel
Carlton Hotel
2 out of 5
41-43 Berners Street, Ipswich, England
The price is £60 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
0.33 mi from city centre
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

Carlton Hotel
Hintlesham Hall Hotel
The price is £115 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
4.85 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (127 reviews)
October Getaway

"Slightly disappointed with the menu and it would have been nice to have had a vegetarian option. This was not offered. Staff were very friendly and safety measures in place as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic were excellent and gave us confidence. Thank you"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Hintlesham Hall Hotel
Limes Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £89 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
8.03 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (66 reviews)

"Excellent.Under the current circumstances Neil done a fantastic job...A1"…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Limes Hotel
Beaumont Guest House
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1 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (54 reviews)
Avoid if you can

"Only if there is no option any where else."…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2020

Beaumont Guest House
Star Apartment
3 out of 5
8 Angel Lane, Ipswich, England
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0.39 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)
Hard to find but overall apartment is peaceful and clean

"Could done with exter fan as place does get hot though night"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Star Apartment
Salthouse Harbour Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich, England
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0.48 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (449 reviews)

"Highly recommend booking the marina view room with a copper bath!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2020

Salthouse Harbour Hotel
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3 out of 5
3-5 Northgate Street, Ipswich, England
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The price is £20 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
0.17 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (339 reviews)

"good customer service and nice rooms, really enjoyed our stay there. Good value for money as well."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

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Visiting Ipswich

History buffs will enjoy exploring Ipswich, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants. Cultural and welcoming, this city will delight tourists with its theatres, entertainment and sporting events. Top sights in the city include Ipswich Waterfront and Chantry Park.

  • There are 83 hotels and other accommodation options in Ipswich
  • The closest major airport is in London (STN-Stansted), 39.6 mi (63.8 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Cambridge (CBG), 42.7 mi (68.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Ipswich

Well known for its theatres, the city's cultural venues include Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich Museum and Ipswich Regent Theatre. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Custom House, Ipswich Film Theatre, and Cornhill. The city's natural beauty is on display at Chantry Park, Trinity Park Conference and Events Centre and Alexandra Park.

One of the top places to see in the surrounding area is Colchester Zoo, located 19 mi (30.6 km) from the city centre.

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.

Dressing for Ipswich

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 11°C during the day and 1°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 20°C, whilst the average at night is 3°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 22°C with night-time averages of 9°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 16°C and night-time averages of 2°C
  • About 21 millimetres of rain falls on Ipswich each year
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 21°C, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 1°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Ipswich?
The Railway is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star inn offers a restaurant and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend The Shipwreck Loft and Hillbrow Farm B&B as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ipswich, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Ipswich.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Ipswich?
Based on reviews, Bridge Guest House is a popular 2-star guest house for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel and Carlton Hotel.
What's the best place to stay 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 good options for your child-friendly holiday include Salthouse Harbour Hotel and Best Western Ipswich Hotel. Also, attractions such as Jimmy’s Farm and Suffolk Leisure Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Ipswich?
Hintlesham Hall Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a garden-view restaurant. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Retreat East and Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Ipswich?
Novotel Ipswich is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include The Old Times Guest House and Hintlesham Hall Hotel.
What's the best high-end hotel in Ipswich?
Retreat East is a 4.5-star country house with a restaurant and spa services, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Hintlesham Hall Hotel and Salthouse Harbour Hotel are two other upscale options for your holiday.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Ipswich?
Hintlesham Hall Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 32 guestrooms, a restaurant and a bar. If you’re searching for a boutique hotel, also consider Salthouse Harbour Hotel.
What's the best golf hotel in Ipswich?
Hintlesham Hall Hotel is a top 4-star hotel that has a golf driving range and features free WiFi. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Lattice Lodge Guest House and The Station Hotel. Visit Rushmere Golf Club, Fynn Valley Golf Club or Bramford Golf Centre to perfect your golf swing.
Where's the best place to stay in Ipswich that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Novotel Ipswich is a top 4-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other choices near historic sites include Hintlesham Hall Hotel and Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich Museum and Custom House.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Ipswich?
Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a children’s pool and a full-service spa. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include Holiday Inn Ipswich and Cranmoor House - B&B.

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