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

‘Peaceful and comfortable, a good place to unwind.’ This small hotel/restaurant stands near the castle in a Suffolk village. Ruth and David Watson are its owners with Tim Sunderland the


Hotels in Suffolk

  • The Wentworth, ALDEBURGH, Suffolk

    Overlooking the fishing boats on the shingle beach, this ‘welcoming’ hotel has been run by three generations of the same family since 1920; Michael Pritt, the current owner, has been at the helm for

  • The Great House, LAVENHAM, Suffolk

    At the heart of a ‘beautiful’ medieval town, chef/proprietor Régis Crépy has run this restaurant-with-rooms with his wife, Martine, for 30 years. The 14th-century house (with Georgian additions) on

  • The Swan, SOUTHWOLD, Suffolk

    Adnams Brewery and the 350-year-old Swan are as prominent a feature of Southwold as the Victorian lighthouse of which the hotel annexe rooms have a view. In early 2015 the Swan was closed for a

  • The Swan, Lavenham, Suffolk

    Formed from three timber-framed 15th-century buildings in this medieval village, this refurbished hotel has oak-beamed rooms, open fires and an impressive period dining room with a minstrels’

  • The Crown, WOODBRIDGE, Suffolk

    In a thriving market town near the Deben estuary, this white-painted 16th-century coaching inn is smartly decorated with Nantucket overtones; a wooden sailing skiff hangs from the ceiling in the chic,

  • The Ship at Dunwich, DUNWICH, Suffolk

    ‘Unspoilt and unpretentious’, this old inn is in an ‘atmospheric’ village that was the main town in East Anglia until the sea destroyed the medieval port. It is close to the beach and the RSPB reserve

  • Bays Farm, STOWMARKET, Suffolk

    ‘Tastefully modernised’, Stephanie and Richard Challinor’s welcoming B&B is a 17th-century farmhouse surrounded by lovely countryside, on the outskirts of a peaceful village. The extensive,

  • Tuddenham Mill, TUDDENHAM, Suffolk

    ‘Very stylish,’ say visitors this year, who enjoyed their stay at this 18th-century mill (Grade II listed), which has been given a modern make-over with bedrooms added in two wood-clad buildings. It

  • Dunan House, ALDEBURGH, Suffolk

    Simon Farr, an artist, and Ann Lee, a potter, have enlivened their Victorian home with vibrant colours and their own eye-catching artwork. On a wooded private road, the B&B is close to the beach and

  • The Packhorse Inn, MOULTON, Suffolk

    Beside a medieval packhorse bridge in a village near Newmarket, this flint-and-brick inn has been ‘revitalised’ by Philip Turner’s small Chestnut Inns group. It is run by the chef, Chris Lee, and his