The Best Hotels in Suffolk to Stay This Winter

With some of the most stunning British landscapes, including vast coastlines, wild beaches, heathland and woodland, wildlife, meandering rivers, and beautiful towns, it’s no wonder hotels in Suffolk are popular with visitors all year round. It’s the perfect county for a cosy winter escape, whether you want to relax or get out and explore. There is always a roaring fire, mulled wine or cider, or a hot meal on offer to ensure you are happy and content no matter how chilly the weather proves to be. To help plan your Suffolk stay, we’ve rounded up a few ideas to get you started.

Hintlesham Hall

With history all the way back to the 1400s, Hintlesham Hall is a four-red star hotel serving award-winning cuisine. Nestled in the tranquil Suffolk, the Hall offers fine dining, stately bedrooms, stunning views and a spa onsite. Hintlesham Hall makes it easy to explore delightful local wool merchant villages, pretty rivers and estuaries and ‘Constable Country. Visit Ipswich, Cambridge, Norwich, and Newmarket with ease. The local area offers a variety of walks and is a perfect retreat for those who wish to stay close to the hotel. Seasonal offers at the hotel include Winter Sparkle & Stay, a Lazy Sunday Package, and of course, Christmas breaks.

Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Ipswich

The Salthouse Harbour Hotel is a super-chic quayside venue in Ipswich that offers a stylish bolthole in a converted warehouse with views over boats docked in the marina. Some bedrooms even enjoy views across the harbour from the freestanding bathtub, so you can relax and enjoy the views at the same time. Current escape offers include winter breaks, a three-day Christmas package, Festive afternoon teas, and Christmas lunches, providing something for everyone.

The Swan at Lavenham, Lavenham

The Swan’s is known for its historic black and white timber-framed exterior in one of Britain’s best-preserved mediaeval villages. Take the opportunity to amble along the narrow lanes that all converge on the town’s impressive market square, which has a rich history all its own. The Swan offers friendly and professional services with the hotel bar, two restaurants, a garden and a comfy lounge offering space to relax and enjoy food and drinks. Plus, there’s a spa onsite for those who want some winter pampering. For those looking to celebrate this season, The Swan offers a 3-night Christmas break stay, a 2-night New Year package, private festive parties, Festive Afternoon Tea and Restaurant menus, and much more.

The Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds

This historic hotel was once a favourite of Charles Dickens, who regularly stayed during his lifetime. This and so much more make this reconstructed coach inn a local icon, with a buzzing bar and restaurant onsite adding modernity to the place. The decor is stunning – think deep freestanding copper baths, wallpapers and contemporary furniture with bold splashes of colour. There is a range of special winter offers for 2022, including recharge and dining breaks along with Christmas stays and so much more.

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