Good Hotel Guide Review
You can sit on the terrace at the Milsom family’s hotel overlooking harbour and estuary, and watch supper being landed. There is such a sea-going feel about Harwich, this year celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers’ Mayflower voyage, captained by local man Christopher Jones. Bedrooms, in the main Victorian building and the former Angel pub, range from smallish to the Mayflower Suite with seating area and telescope. They have a king-size bed, ‘quality tea and coffee’, fresh milk in a minibar, posh toiletries, but may feel slightly ‘corporate’. Soundproofing could be better. The young staff are ‘willing, open in manner’. A Gin Library and small plates are found in the NAVYÄRD bar, while in the first-floor brasserie with ‘industrial lamps, leather banquettes, an attractive exposed-brick wall’, the menu includes Colchester oysters, Harwich crab; feather blade of beef, Parmesan polenta, hispi cabbage, red wine jus, salsa verde. Breakfast, served by a ‘lovely, bustly woman, quick with jokes’, brought ‘expertly fried egg, avocado at peak ripeness’ for a Guide insider – for others, maybe, smoked haddock rarebit, or omelette with San Daniele ham, smoked Cheddar, rocket.
14. 7 in annexe, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.
bar, lounge (in annexe), restaurant, private dining room, small lift, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, BT, Freeview), civil wedding licence, balcony, small front terrace; restaurant, bar wheelchair accessible.
in the bar.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, bar, lounge.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £135–£300. À la carte £35.
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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.