14. 7 in annexe, 1 on ground floor.
lift, bar, lounge (in annexe), restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, balcony (alfresco meals), small front terrace.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, bar.
all major cards.
 per room B&B from £130. À la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A beacon of urbanity and flair on the quay’, Paul Milsom’s hotel is praised for its ‘obliging, well-intentioned’ staff. Refurbishment has resulted in a slick ground-floor bar with ‘a serious gin and cocktail “library”’, and a chic first-floor restaurant and estuary-view terrace, Guide inspectors discovered in 2017. Bedrooms are ‘generously stocked with good-quality drinks and biscuits’ (‘chilled glasses in the fridge, too – nice’). ‘Our room overlooked the navy yard and estuary – a pleasure at dusk, when the ships and cargo cranes on the water light up. The room lacked pizzazz, but was clean and comfortable. We slept well.’ By day, lunch on ‘satisfying bowls of chowder’ in the bar; at night, join the ‘encouraging mix of locals and visitors’ in the split-level restaurant. (‘Critiques about uneven meals were handled with grace.’)At breakfast, ‘a gleaming copper table holds a neat buffet (shame about the packaged cereals)’. ‘We were served by a lovely, good-humoured woman – exactly who you want to see in the morning.’ Among the ‘interesting variety’ of cooked dishes, ‘I loved the perfectly ripe avocado and expertly fried egg served on a thick slice of rye bread’.
“Ginspired” Special Offer
What could be better than escaping to the coast? Delicious seafood, fabulous sunsets and great hospitality – The Pier at Harwich has it all, not forgetting the Gin Library in the NAVYÄRD Bar with over 100 gins for you to try! Situated overlooking the harbour in historic Harwich, The Pier offers a host of interesting things to do, see and explore from walking on the Blue Flag beach to taking a trip on the Harwich Foot Ferry and seeing a film at the Electric Palace Cinema. This overnight break offers: Three course dinner in the restaurant (free choice from the full menu). Overnight accommodation and full breakfast. ‘Captain’ Gin flight – your choice of four gins across the shelves. £115.00 per person. Subject to availability and based on double occupancy. When booking, please mention the Good Hotel Guide.
10% discount voucher
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 room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.