The Pier at Harwich

In a ‘great position’ on the quayside of this pretty, historic port town, Paul Milsom’s ‘excellent’ hotel comprises two handsome buildings. More

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The Pier at Harwich
The Quay
Harwich
Essex
CO12 3HH
England
01255 241212
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

14. 7 in annexe, 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, bar, lounge (in annexe), restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, BT, Freeview), civil wedding licence, balcony (alfresco meals), small front terrace.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, bar.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £125, D,B&B from £110 per person. À la carte £35.

Other Credits

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a ‘great position’ on the quayside of this pretty, historic port town, Paul Milsom’s ‘excellent’ hotel comprises two handsome buildings – a 19th-century palazzo-style former waiting room for ferry passengers, and a 17th-century pub. It underwent considerable redevelopment in 2016. A slick brasserie on the first floor now serves food all day, with alfresco meals on the extended balcony; snacks and light bites can be taken in the ground-floor bar. Access has been improved, too: a small lift now whizzes guests to bedrooms on the top floor. ‘Our good-sized, double-aspect corner bedroom had a settee and (hooray!) Anglepoise bedside lights.’ Sea-lovers, ask for a room at the front for panoramic views of Old Harwich’s heritage Ha’Penny Pier. (The sound-sensitive might want to discuss room choices before booking: some guests this year had ‘a good night’s sleep’, while others were bothered by noise from the ‘busy’ harbour.) The Mayflower Museum is nearby. ‘Great breakfasts.’ (Richard Bright, John and Fay Waters)

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Special offers

Lobster Lovers Sunday

Extend the weekend with this extra special Sunday night offer. The Pier is lucky to have the best local lobsters which are delivered almost daily from the harbour opposite, hence the reason for the Lobster Lovers Sunday! Included: Overnight accommodation in the best available room with full breakfast; Medium Lobster, fries and salad; bottle of Petit Chablis; for just £85 per person. This offer is based in double occupancy and subject to availability on Sunday nights in May, June, July and August. When booking, please mention the Good Hotel Guide.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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The Pier at Harwich
The Quay
Harwich
Essex
CO12 3HH

Guest comments

'A well deserved entry, and even though there was a wedding reception going on in the dining room on the first floor, we had an excellent meal in the bar area, followed my a good night's sleep in the former Angel pub, and a great breakfast. Great position overlooking Felixstowe Harbour and all those huge container ships. ' - Richard Bright - June, 2015

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