Best luxury and boutique hotels in Suffolk

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

Get refreshed with a visit to Suffolk – a county full of style and captivating history. A hotel break could see you taking a trip to quaint Flatford, captured by the painted John Constable, or Framlingham Castle, where Mary Tudor waited to see if she would be queen. Ickworth and Helmingham have beautiful gardens – or if you fancy a flutter then Newmarket is home to two race courses and 5,000 race horses.

Former coaching houses and converted mills are included in GHG’s 18 luxury and boutique hotels in Suffolk, all offering excellent accommodation. During your stay, wander around quaint Southwold and its pier and visit the seaside town of Aldeburgh, which prides itself on having the best fish and chip shop in the country. Aldeburgh also hosts a classical musical festival, founded by the composed Benjamin Britten, which sees innovative performances – even on the beach!

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Featured hotels in Suffolk

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

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Hotels in Suffolk

  • 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 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 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dunan House, ALDEBURGH, Suffolk

    Simon Farr (an artist) and Ann Lee (a potter) have filled their attractive Victorian home with much colour and many interesting artworks. B&B guests have a spacious bedroom with garden or river

  • The Packhorse Inn, MOULTON, Suffolk

    There are country walks from the door of this stylishly revitalised former pub, in a rural location close to Newmarket. It is managed by Hayley Lee and her husband, Chris, the chef, for Philip