Weekend Wander: The Salthouse Harbour Hotel – Ipswich

A year ago I visited The Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Ipswich. I’ve written about this hotel for a magazine and did a brief post on my previous blog but I thought I’d share it with you too. It’s quite picture heavy – you have been warned!

The one thing that struck me about The Salthouse Harbour Hotel was the superb customer service. I’ve been to some beautiful hotels in my time but this one really had the highest level of customer service I’ve ever seen. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left staff were attentive, pleasant and helpful. When you’re going for a weekend away the staff can really make or break the stay.

The Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Ipswich, Suffolk is a rejuvenated warehouse that has been converted into a striking contemporary space containing interesting art, stylish furniture and quirky curios. It brings an eclectic blend of urban and country, vintage chic and cutting edge design to the Ipswich quayside.

{a lovely touch – a welcome note from the salthouse harbour hotel team}

We were upgraded to a penthouse room with beautiful views across the harbour. Even in the rain the views were amazing. The layout of the room was fantastic, with two chairs and a table situated right by the balcony which was perfect for relaxing with a bottle of wine at the end of a busy day.

The bed was easily one of the comfiest beds I’ve ever slept in. Pillows were plumped to perfection and there was enough room to spread out and get in a good nights sleep!

The bathroom was probably what impressed me the most. Extremely high spec, it had a frosted glass panel in the wall between the bathroom and the bedroom and a bath that was so deep it could’ve easily been mistaken for a swimming pool!!

The hotel has a close relationship with Flawless Image beauty which means that you get some gorgeous luxury toiletries in your room. My favorite being the aromatherapy vials…

Due to the rain we decided not to venture to far from the hotel the first night. We went out for a spot of dinner and then headed back for a bottle of wine (or two as it ended up) in the hotel.

The next morning we sampled a cooked breakfast in our room…

As a meat eater mine was absolutely gorgeous but Chris is a vegetarian and his breakfast was a bit of a disappointment. The Veggie option was the same as the meat version but (no surprises) without the meat – would’ve been nice to have had a proper option that was as filling as mine.

All in all an amazing experience was had by all. We cannot wait to go back to the Salthouse and we’ll be checking out the sister hotel The Angel when we’re in that part of the country again.

Room prices start from £150 for a double room.


Some other snaps from our weekend in Suffolk…

I was SO excited when we stopped briefly in Felixstowe. It was like being transported back to when my grandparents would take me to Weston Super Mare for the day and we’d spend it eating fish and chips, playing on the penny bandits and being blown around on the pier.

Christchurch Mansion…
We visited Christchurch Mansion in the centre of Ipswich on Saturday.

The Grade I listed building mansion houses a collection of pottery and glass, a contemporary art gallery and a collection of paintings by artists including John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. There are rooms preserved as past inhabitants would have known them, complete with original items of fine clothing.[1] The house sits within a 70 acres (280,000 m2) public park which features many beautiful trees, rolling lawns and ponds.

– WikiPedia

I totally fell in love with Woodbridge. Despite being a City girl I loved the quiet windy streets and the small town brimming full of small independent shops.

Author: Rachael

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11 thoughts on “Weekend Wander: The Salthouse Harbour Hotel – Ipswich”

  1. oh this looks and sounds fab! I will keep it in mind if we ever visit the area and need a place to stay.

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