21. 10 (all on ground floor) in garden, 2 (on ground floor) in terrace, 1 in courtyard, 1 suite in stable block.
all year except 4–8 Dec 2017 ‘for essential maintenance’.
lounge/bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), limited on-site parking, ¼-acre garden.
not under 8 in restaurant in evening or overnight in hotel; all ages welcomed at lunch.
allowed in 5 garden rooms, at ‘doggie table’ in restaurant, limited number in bar.
 per room B&B from £140, D,B&B from £200. À la carte £38. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The attention to detail, excellent service and quality of cooking at this brilliant restaurant-with-rooms have set the standard by which other hotels will be judged.’ Guide readers this year continue to endorse this ‘great’ enterprise, managed and run by Tim Sunderland, in a pretty town on the River Ore. ‘To find somewhere that gets it all right without a single false note is a joy.’ Some guests may be rattled by the house rules that accompany each booking (gadgets discouraged at dinner, etc), but others find them ‘clear, helpful and very welcome – a major delight’. In the much-praised restaurant, dine on ‘an interesting, Italian-influenced mix’ of ‘knock-out food’ – perhaps Orford-landed cod, sautéed salsify, girolles, potato gnocchi – accompanied by a ‘fun, eclectic’ wine list. (‘A request for gluten-free options was acknowledged with no fuss.’) Spend the night, afterwards, in one of the ‘tastefully styled’ bedrooms. ‘Our immaculate suite had a good-sized sitting area, a splendid modern bathroom, even a little balcony. Best of all: a big, really comfortable bed.’ (Gwyn Morgan, Iseult Beatty, Tony and Ginny Ayers, and others)
Seductive Suffolk July Special Offer
There’s no end to Suffolk’s charms, particularly Orford and its environs. Explore the remarkable Ness, take a boat trip around Havergate Island on Regardless, admire the views from the top of the 12th-century Castle, learn about the Anglo-Saxon royal burial mounds at Sutton Hoo or visit the bustling seaside town of Aldeburgh where you can enjoy a legitimate poke around Benjamin Britten’s former home The Red House. As part of this Seductive Suffolk package you are offered free entrance to one of the above attractions as well as two nights’ comfortable accommodation, a 2-course a la carte dinner both evenings, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and, on an afternoon of your choice, a complimentary jug of chilled Pimm’s. The Seductive Suffolk package starts on Friday, 29th June and finishes on Thursday, 2nd August. It includes weekends but please note any stay including a Saturday must start on the Friday. The rates for the 2-night package, per room occupied by two people, are: Good House £440. Better House, Garden and Courtyard £520. Best House and Terrace £620. Suite £770. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.