“This distinctive 1864 waterfront hotel was built to accommodate passengers for the Continent. Today people pile into the contemporary fisherman’s wharf-style bistro/bar for proper fish and chips and daily specials. You write your order on a notepad and hand it in at the bar. Bedrooms have deep, white-sheeted beds and tongue-and-groove panelling. And the view – a seascape of pier, tugs, ferries and boats beetling about on the water – never palls.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
It’s a unique hotel in a unique location – the harbour is opposite
What is there to do in the area or on site?
Walking, sea fishing, sailing (we can arrange the last two)
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Full English and continental
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Yes we offer lunch and dinner in two restaurants. Plus one of the restaurants is open all day with the full menu so turn up when you want – perfect when you arrive by sea as there’s no rush
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
All popular but I’d say the deluxe rooms with a sea view and of course, The Mayflower which has a huge bay window and a telescope – great for watching the people and boats going by!
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
The Pier at Harwich is a great hotel in a great location with two superb restaurants. The Harbourside on the first floor takes its influence from the sea and specialises in fabulous seafood – much of which is landed in the harbour opposite.”
"A Venetian palazzo meets traditional pub inn, this is certainly an intriguing place to stay."
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"Standards are particularly high throughout and that’s what keeps me coming back. You know you won’t be disappointed."
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