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“Good food, good service, and a good night's sleep in a handsome Georgian house with a stunning new spa. Bustling bar and brassiere, lovely sunny terrace & family-friendly relaxed atmosphere. Dog-friendly.”

“Good food, good service, and a good night's sleep in a handsome Georgian house with a stunning new spa. Bustling bar and brassiere, lovely sunny terrace & family-friendly relaxed atmosphere. Dog-friendly.”

Hotel Review

Less than a minute up the drive through woodlands and Kesgrave Hall comes into view. One of East Anglia's best places to stay Kesgrave Hall is perfectly positioned just outside Ipswich and is popular with both Londoners and locals. The 23 rooms are stylish and contemporary with some refurbishments underway at the time of our visit (February 2022). The largest rooms are One and Two which feature roll top baths, large showers and garden views. No time wasting looking for plugs here, there are plenty to go round! The beds are huge, pillows fluffly and bed linen white and crisp, just the way we like it. Dogs are welcome in the courtyard rooms. As you would expect as part of the Milsoms Hotel Group the food is fresh and full of flavour with daily specials. It's worth noting that bookings aren't taken in the bar or restaurant; orders are written down on a pad which the staff then come and take from the table, a method which is a little bit like marmite. Weekends are busy and the restaurant is open all day, lunch on the terrace on a sunny summer's day is the perfect way to while away the day and if accompanied by children they can play on the expanse of lawn.

Once a private school and previously an American Air force base during the Second World War, Kesgrave Hall features a large furnished hanger, complete with dance floor, seating area and lighting, the perfect spot for a wedding, party or celebration.

New for 2022 is the Kesgrave Spa, already Suffolk's best destinaton spa. Camouflaged within the woodlands as you enter the estate the Elemis Spa is a stunning modern building made from wood and glass. Cleverly designed to incorporate inside and outside living it has an interior space with woodburner during the winter months which unzips to become an outdoor terrace in the summer months. The large open-air hot tub is open all year round and the spacious sauna has windows across the lawn to the main house. If you're not staying the night make the most of the spa and book in a half day spa day which includes facial or massage, use of the sauna and hot tub and lunch in the hotel restaurant. Need a short break that packs a punch but doesn't cost the earth? Look no further than Kesgrave Hall.

 

Written by Lulu Townsend

Recommended For

  • Great walks
  • Business meetings
  • Groups
  • Spa breaks
  • Sights nearby
  • Weddings
  • Conference facilities
  • Two state of the art conference rooms in partnership with Cisco systems.
  • Pet friendly
  • Guests with dogs can stay in the courtyard rooms with up to 2 dogs
  • Spa
  • Stunning new destination spa
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • RSPB at Minsmere and Dunwich
  • Family Suites
  • Wedding license
  • Restaurant
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Beach nearby
  • Chic
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Contemporary
  • Free wifi

Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Two state of the art conference rooms in partnership with Cisco systems.
  • Pet friendly
  • Guests with dogs can stay in the courtyard rooms with up to 2 dogs
  • Spa
  • Stunning new destination spa
  • Meeting Room
  • Towelling robes
  • Parking
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Wedding license
  • In room DVD
  • Outdoor dining
  • Internet
  • Private dining room
  • Restaurant
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Disabled access
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • In room music system
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Sights nearby

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Why do people love staying in your hotel? Great food, accommodation and staff. Relaxed and friendly service with ever changing ‘specials’ on the board in the brasserie style restaurant. Delicious afternoon teas every day – perfect when you get back from ‘discovering’ Suffolk.


What is there to do in the area? Where do we start? Sailing on the river Orwell on a yacht, walking, bird watching at Minsmere/Dunwich, Suffolk Heritage Coast, Newmarket (the home of horse racing)


What kind of breakfast do you offer? Full English breakfast showcasing local produce and continental


Do you offer other meals? Yes we’re open all day from breakfast time. Our full menu is available from 12 noon which means that you can turn up when you’re ready and no rush …


Which are your most popular room types, and why? ‘Top Grade’ definitely have the WOW factor. Superb rooms with bathtub in the room, huge walk in showers as well as the comfy beds, crisp white linen and fluffy towels that come as standard in all our rooms at Kesgrave Hall


What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? Come and stay with us soon, Suffolk is great for a short break any time of year!

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