The Pier at Harwich Suffolk and Essex (Essex)

“A charming waterfront hotel overlooking the quayside at old Harwich. Contemporary rooms also capture the views over the harbour. The fish restaurant in a converted pub in the harbour is lively and popular with the locals. A great stay on the Essex coast. ”

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“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

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They say

“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.”

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Address

The Pier at Harwich
The Quay
Essex
Harwich
UK
CO12 3HH
United Kingdom
01255 241212
www.milsomhotels.com

What's Nearby

Facilities

Meeting Room
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Car not required
Bar
Parking
Free parking.
Towelling robes
Good wine list
Sit-out Terrace
Safe
Child friendly
Children of all ages welcome.
Pet friendly
Restaurant
Two restaurants.
Sitting Room
Free wifi
Wifi
Satellite / Cable TV
Suites
Room service

Activities

Museums
History buffs won't be able to resist the nearby Mayflower Museum.
Local markets
The harbour is a vibrant and lively place to explore.
Other Activities
Spend a long evening on the balcony of the elegant Harbourside restaurant, sipping on cocktails and watching the ships roll by.
Sights nearby
Just around the corner is the Electric Palace Cinema, the second oldest cinema in England- well worth a visit.

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14 rooms from $166 per night

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Recommended for

Foodies
Wonderful fresh seafood meets a creative chef, simply divine! Not to mention the a gin library and Prosseco cocktails!
Total relaxation
Sit in the suite's bay window, or indeed the restaurants balcony, and watch the sunset on the sea- heaven!

Activities

Museums
History buffs won't be able to resist the nearby Mayflower Museum.
Local markets
The harbour is a vibrant and lively place to explore.
Other Activities
Spend a long evening on the balcony of the elegant Harbourside restaurant, sipping on cocktails and watching the ships roll by.
Sights nearby
Just around the corner is the Electric Palace Cinema, the second oldest cinema in England- well worth a visit.

Other highlights

Rooms with balcony/terrace
Less £
Lively
Owner managed
Organic food
House party feel
Good wine list
Full of character
Sit-out Terrace
Gourmet
Views
Great views over the busy harbour and the Stour and Orwell estuaries.
Child friendly
Children of all ages welcome.
Quirky
Pet friendly
Inn
Historic
Boutique
Seaviews
Restaurant
Two restaurants.
Townhouse
Free wifi
Romantic
Intimate
Charming
Traditional
Beach nearby

Hotel size

14 rooms
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