Hotels in Eastern England - Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire

Hotels, B&Bs, country houses, inns, restaurants with rooms

East Anglia is one of England's most historic and beautiful areas. Famed for the Norfolk Broads, a stunning network of more than 300km of waterways, now a national park, it is a haven for migrating birds, rare plans and wildlife such as otters. The region boasts four areas of outstanding natural beauty including the Chiltern Hills, the Dedham Vale and the wild Norfolk and Suffolk coasts. Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast is the location of an internationally renowned annual music festival, inspired by the composer, Benjamin Britten.

The directory below presents some of the Guide's selected Hotels in East Anglia. You can use Advanced Search or click on the map to see other hotels.

Good Hotels in East Anglia - Norfolk, Norwich, Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds, Essex, Cambridgeshire

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Featured hotels in East Anglia

The Crown and Castle, ORFORD, Suffolk

'We were beautifully looked after; two days here felt like a week's rest.' Continuing praise this year for this 'blissfully comfortable' hotel in a peaceful Suffolk village. It is owned by Ruth


The Old Rectory, NORWICH, Norfolk

In a leafy conservation area close to the city centre, Chris and Sally Entwistle run their Grade II listed, creeper-clad Georgian rectory as a small hotel. 'It remains consistent - near enough to


Congham Hall, KING'S LYNN, Norfolk

'We have nothing but praise for this lovely country hotel.' On a peaceful 30-acre estate, this fine Georgian house -- now remodelled, and with a new spa -- is back in the hands of Nicholas Dickinson,


The Old Bridge, HUNTINGDON, Cambridgeshire

Guests can enjoy tea and home-made scones on arrival at this ivy-covered 18th-century town house hotel on the banks of the River Ouse. Its owner, John Hoskins, a Master of Wine, runs an award-winning


The Hoste, BURNHAM MARKET, Norfolk

In the centre of the village, this 'well-run' hotel, in a 17th-century manor house, has 'helpful' staff and 'very good' food. It is owned by Brendan and Bee Hopkins, who have undertaken much


Hotels in East Anglia

  • The Blakeney Hotel, BLAKENEY, Norfolk

    'The setting, combined with the tranquillity, comfort and excellent service, always draws me back.' Praise this year from a regular visitor to the Stannard family's 'relaxing' quayside hotel, with

  • The White Horse, BRANCASTER STAITHE, Norfolk

    Above the tidal sea marshes on the north Norfolk coast, the Nye family's small hotel is liked for its 'relaxing ambience, delicious food, cheerful staff and good management'. A former 1930s pub, the

  • The George, BUCKDEN, Cambridgeshire

    On the main street of the village, this refurbished 19th-century coaching inn is owned by Anne and Richard Furbank. The 'smart, stylish' public areas have parquet floors, wood and leather furnishings;

  • Ounce House, BURY ST EDMUNDS, Suffolk

    Within walking distance of the town centre, this traditional B&B, in a spacious Victorian merchant's house, is owned by Jenny and Simon Pott. It is decorated with ornaments, photographs and period

  • The Wentworth, ALDEBURGH, Suffolk

    Opposite the shingle beach in this small coastal town, Michael Pritt's 'well-situated', 'traditional and friendly' hotel attracts many return visitors. They like the 'personal attention of the owner

  • The Pier at Harwich, HARWICH, Essex

    Two historic buildings on the quayside of this maritime town form Paul Milsom's smart hotel/restaurant. One was built in palazzo style in the 19th century as a waiting room for European ferry

  • Byfords, HOLT, Norfolk

    Believed to be the town's oldest building, this Grade II listed property is run by the owners, Iain and Clair Wilson, as a store selling bread and speciality foods, a café/restaurant, and a 'posh'

  • The Great House, LAVENHAM, Suffolk

    An 'atmosphere of bonhomie' was appreciated by a Guide inspector at Régis and Martine Crépy's restaurant-with-rooms, a 'magnificent' Georgian house on the market square of a pretty medieval wool town.

  • The Mistley Thorn, MISTLEY, Essex

    In the centre of an 'interesting' coastal village on the River Stour, this informal restaurant-with-rooms is run by chef/proprietor Sherri Singleton. The former 18th-century coaching inn has a

  • Morston Hall, MORSTON, Norfolk

    In a stirring landscape of sandbanks and salt marshes on the north Norfolk coast, Tracy and Galton (the chef) Blackiston's acclaimed restaurant-with-rooms is a Jacobean flint-and-brick mansion. There

  • Beechwood Hotel, NORTH WALSHAM, Norfolk

    'A welcoming establishment that runs like clockwork and is excellent value for money.' Lindsay Spalding and Don Birch are 'exemplary hosts' at their small hotel, a creeper-clad Georgian house in a

  • The Rose & Crown, SNETTISHAM, Norfolk

    Opposite a cricket pitch in the village centre, Jeannette and Anthony Goodrich's quintessential English inn is in a whitewashed 14th-century building with low beams, leaning walls, twisting passages

  • Strattons, SWAFFHAM, Norfolk

    In neatly planted gardens off the town square, Les and Vanessa Scott's restored Grade II listed Palladian villa 'has a pleasant feel'. It is run on sustainable lines by the Scotts' daughter, Hannah,

  • Titchwell Manor, TITCHWELL, Norfolk

    Originally a Victorian farmhouse, Ian and Margaret Snaith's hotel/restaurant on the coastal road near the RSPB Titchwell Nature Reserve is popular with walkers and birdwatchers. Their son, Eric, is

  • Dedham Hall & Fountain House Restaurant, DEDHAM, Essex

    In the landscape that inspired Constable's paintings, this 15th-century manor house has long been run as a 'quirky' guest house by Jim and Wendy Sarton. It stands in 'informal English gardens' with a

  • The Swan, SOUTHWOLD, Suffolk

    Overlooking the market square, this 'surprisingly vibrant town centre hotel' is managed by Martin Edwards for Adnams Brewery. 'Some of the decor could do with a refresh,' says a regular Guide

  • Norfolk Mead, NORWICH, Norfolk

    Standing in pretty gardens stretching down to the River Bure, this Georgian merchant's house is in a 'near-perfect' position. It is owned by James Holliday and Anna Duttson. The smart, modern bedrooms

  • Hotel Felix, CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire

    In a peaceful setting in extensive landscaped gardens five minutes' drive from the centre of Cambridge, this four star boutique hotel has a sleek interior enlivened with striking contemporary

  • The Sun Inn, DEDHAM, Essex

    Opposite the church in the village associated with John Constable, this 'friendly inn', a 15th-century building restored by the owner, Piers Baker, is much liked by Guide readers. 'Highly recommended'

  • Earsham Park Farm, BUNGAY, Suffolk

    Part of a 600-acre working arable farm with regularly visiting rabbits, house martins and woodpeckers, this quirky, 'good-value' B&B is run by friendly hosts Bobbie and Simon Watchorn. Country-style

  • The Neptune, OLD HUNSTANTON, Norfolk

    A short stroll from the sea, this former 18th-century inn has a cosy atmosphere, with low doors and many steps along narrow corridors. It is run as a restaurant-with-rooms by Michelin-starred

  • The Saracen's Head, WOLTERTON, Norfolk

    'Lost in lanes' amid fields in rural Norfolk ('the loudest noise is the rookery opposite'), Tim and Janie Elwes's country inn is liked for the 'honest-to-goodness food and accommodation'. The owners,

  • The Swan, Lavenham, Suffolk

    In the centre of a medieval village, this revitalised hotel (part of the small Suffolk-based TA Hotel Collection) is formed from three timber-framed 15th-century buildings. It has a bright, modern

  • 38 St Giles, NORWICH, Norfolk

    'A fine house, stylishly furnished', this restored Grade II listed Georgian building is reached via a discreet entrance on a street of independent shops. It is owned by Jan and William Cheeseman, who

  • The Bildeston Crown, BILDESTON, Suffolk

    On the main street of a Suffolk village, this 'handsomely restored' old coaching inn has 'attractive' beamed walls and ceilings throughout. It is owned by Suffolk farmer James Buckle, and run by Chris

  • Cley Windmill, CLEY-NEXT-THE-SEA, Norfolk

    Beside a bird sanctuary on the north Norfolk coast, this characterful small B&B is in an ingeniously converted 18th-century grinding mill. Owners Julian and Carolyn Godlee have recently refurbished it

  • Oak Farm Barn, BURY ST EDMUNDS, Suffolk

    Guests praise the 'warm welcome' and attention to detail at Rachel and Ray Balmer's 'magnificent' restored timber-framed barn down a quiet country lane. There are 'homely', 'well-appointed' bedrooms

  • The Crown, WOODBRIDGE, Suffolk

    Near the Deben estuary, this white-painted 16th-century coaching inn (decorated with Nantucket overtones) is in the centre of a thriving market town. It is run by chef/patron Stephen David for the

  • The Varsity Hotel & Spa, CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire

    In a 'very central' location, overlooking the river near Magdalene Bridge, this modern hotel has 'wonderful' views from its rooftop terrace. Individually designed bedrooms (some small) have

  • Netherstowe House, LICHFIELD, Staffordshire

    The welcome is 'friendly, almost over-powering', says a visitor this year to Ben Heathcote's small hotel in an interesting cathedral city. Earlier guests were greeted 'as if we were visiting

  • The Ship at Dunwich, DUNWICH, Suffolk

    Close to the beach, this characterful old inn, part of the small Agellus Hotels group, is surrounded by a nature reserve. It is in a peaceful village that was once the capital of East Anglia, before

  • The Three Horseshoes, LEEK, Staffordshire

    Beneath the gritstone outcrops of the Roaches, on the edge of the Peak District national park, this old stone inn has low beamed ceilings and candlelit dark oak furnishings. Owned by Mark and Stephen

  • Bays Farm, STOWMARKET, Suffolk

    Deep in the countryside, on the outskirts of a peaceful village, this 'attractive, tastefully modernised' 17th-century farmhouse is run as a B&B by Stephanie and Richard Challinor. The beautiful

  • The Gunton Arms, THORPE MARKET, Norfolk

    'A very relaxed place', this old, red-gabled inn on the edge of a deer park is run as a characterful pub-with-rooms by art dealer Ivor Braka and his artist wife, Sarah Graham. The 'vibrant' interior

  • Tuddenham Mill, TUDDENHAM, Suffolk

    The millrace, wheel mechanism and grinding stones have been retained in the restoration of this Grade II listed 18th-century mill, which is owned by Agellus Hotels (a small East Anglian group). The

  • The Black Swan at Oldstead, OLDSTEAD, North Yorkshire

    'It is a delight to stay at a place where a family puts its life and soul into hospitality.' Praise in 2014 for this restaurant-with-rooms which is owned and run by the 'friendly and welcoming' Banks

  • The Horse Guards Inn, TILLINGTON, Sussex

    'If only all village pubs were like this,' said Guide inspectors who found much to like at Sam Beard and Michaela Hofirkova's 'unpretentious, warm and welcoming' inn. In a conservation village on a

  • The Grasmere Hotel, GRASMERE, Cumbria

    'High standards of friendliness and helpfulness' are shown by the hosts and their staff at Rob van der Palen and Anton Renac's small hotel in the Lake District. The River Rothay borders the small

  • The Lion Inn, WINCHCOMBE, Gloucestershire

    Restored in Scandinavian style with subdued colours, and given a mix of retro and vintage furnishings by the owner, Annie Fox-Hamilton, this 15th-century Cotswold inn is a popular local gathering

  • Inglewood, Isle of Man

    'The extra touches made all the difference.' At this modern guest house on the seafront, obliging hosts Pip and Andy Cross help plan days out, provide picnic lunches, and will book restaurants and

  • A Room with a View, BRIGHTON, Sussex

    With wonderful views over the seafront and the Brighton Wheel, this stylish new Kemp Town guest house is in a Grade II listed building close to all of Brighton's attractions. It is owned by Stephen