Top Hotels in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond

The Bury St Edmunds area is blessed with some wonderfully luxurious hotels surrounded by stunning Suffolk countryside.

Check out our guide to some the Top Hotels in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond.

Hotels in Bury St Edmunds 

The Angel Hotel

Situated on Bury St Edmunds historic Angel Hill, The Angel Hotel has had many a famous face frequent it's rooms including Angelia Jolie whilst filming the Tomb Raider films and Pierce Brosnan when filming 'Tomorrow Never Dies'. And it doesn't get any more romantic than staying in the room where Charles Dickens often stayed. 

The contemporary hotel has a range of rooms and suites boasting free-standing copper baths, ornate french-style beds and views of St Edmundsbury Cathedral opposite. 

After a day of shopping, head back to the hotel and sit by a roaring fire with your loved one as you sip on a G&T or whisky, before enjoying a meal in the hotel's Eaterie.

The Best Western Priory Hotel 

The elegant Best Western Priory Hotel has an historic past; originally home to Franciscan Friars, known as the Babwell Friars, who were assigned to St Saviours Hospital until 1538. Now, the site houses the recently refurbished Hotel, which provides guests with a truly relaxing environment to enjoy nature and wind-down.  

The delightful garden rooms have direct access to the large lawned area and secret gardens and are kitted out with all the amenities you could need during your stay such as complimentary tea and coffee, television, wifi and fluffy towels.

The Northgate

The Northgate is a stylish, boutique hotel located just a few minutes walk from Bury St Edmund's historic centre. There are 9 individually styled rooms, each with an opulent French-style and original features. Your room will also feature a bathroom with free-standing, oversized bath, ornate bed with padded headboard, fine linen and marble tiles. 

The hotel is also home to a range of gastronomic delights including the Chef's Table; here you and 11 other guests will have the chance to witness first-hand a busy kitchen team in action and the opportunity to choose from a specially prepared tasting menu; or the a'la carte restaurant; boasting a seasonal menu, along with afternoon tea and breakfast.

Pay a visit to the bar to start your night in style or for a night cap at the end of the day. Serving a full range of the world’s leading spirits, wines, ales and organic soft drinks throughout the day and an exciting and original cocktail menu in the evenings.

Hotels Near to Bury St Edmunds

All Saints Hotel, Fornham All Saints

Step away from the outside world and enjoy some ‘me time’ at the All Saints Hotel, one of a handful of hotels in the area with a spa.

Located on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, the hotel boasts 41 recently refurbished rooms, many of which have a panoramic view of the 18-hole golf course.  

The View bar and restaurant encompasses cutting edge design and an open kitchen so that diners can watch the head chef weave culinary magic from locally sourced ingredients.

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Newmarket

Originally a Georgian hunting lodge, nowadays Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa combines the charm and character of a country house with the very best in modern luxury and comfort. 

Set in three acres of secluded rose gardens and near to many famous paddocks and stables in the racing town of Newmarket; visitors are well placed to soak up the heritage and culture of this distinguished market town. 

The rooms are warm and friendly with stylish features that create a ‘home from home’ for all who stay. For family get-togethers why not stay in ‘The Mews’, which can accommodate six guests, with their own private dining area and dedicated parking, all with an exclusive view of the neighboring famous trainer’s yard. All bedrooms in The Mews have been fitted with a range of deluxe features such as Bose speakers, Hotel Chocolat chocolates and Nespresso coffee machines.

Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham

Set within 7 acres of secluded and tranquil Suffolk countryside just outside Bury St Edmunds, Ravenwood Hall Hotel is one of Suffolk’s best kept secrets. With its origins dating back to the reign of Henry VIII; Ravenwood Hall is crammed full of character and architectural features such as ornate carved oak structure, inglenook fireplaces and rare 15th century wall paintings.

From family celebrations to a quiet weekend away, Ravenwood Hall Hotel have rooms to suit all occasions.  

The main hall has seven individually designed rooms, all reflecting the historic nature of the building. With antique furniture and gorgeous bathrooms, they offer a delightful place to stay and unwind.Many of the rooms have four poster beds adding an air of romance and making an ideal wedding venue or honeymoon location.

The Hotel also has a further seven rooms in the Mews. Converted from the original stable block, these rooms are adjacent to the main hall. These rooms offer contemporary elegance. Each of the five rooms on the ground floor also have their own little terraces and are perfect for ease of access or for guests with dogs.

The Black Lion Hotel, Long Melford

The Black Lion is situated in Long Melford, close to the river Stour and in what was once a prominent Suffolk Wool town; an area synonymous with weavers in the 15th Century. 

Today the hotel seeks to provide authentic experiences for guests who wish to enjoy the beauty of the country and the coast. Choose to stay in one of ten individually styled bedrooms, which are furnished with king-sized beds, Egyptian cotton linen and traditional bathrooms where you can soak your stresses away. 

Enjoy impeccable attention to detail and everything you need for a comfortable stay in a snug, luxury or family room. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining; with breakfast, A la Carte and set lunch menus, as well as the famous Sunday lunch. You can even treat yourself to afternoon tea with a carefully curated menu of savory and sweet delicacies- this is a must-try.

The Great House Hotel & Restaurant, Lavenham

Situated in the heart of historic village of Lavenham, The Great House Hotel & Restaurant is one of Britain’s finest boutique hotel with a 2 AA rosettes deep in the atmospheric Suffolk countryside. 

The contemporary chic whilst retaining the warmth and spirit of the house befits the beautiful medieval building. All beds are dressed in fine Egyptian linen, a luxurious eiderdown and plump comfy continental pillows.

Experience award-winning French cuisine in an English country house at The Great House Restaurant. One of the best restaurants in the East of England, The Great House offers an exquisite dining experience, deep in the atmospheric Suffolk countryside. Their team will ensure that all guests fully enjoy their experience.

The Ickworth Hotel, Horringer

Set among 1,800 acres of majestic Suffolk parkland,The Ickworth Hotel is part of an estate dating back to 1702 and now owned by the National Trust. This exceptional hotel has been lovingly and sensitively restored to provide a truly unique experience for guests. 

Traverse the huge site by bicycle; great fun for all the family, exploring the grounds and uncovering secret gardens, a croquet lawn, spa, and extraordinary views. 

Guests can also enjoy a gourmet picnic, with sandwiches, salads, breads, Eton mess and drinks - perfect for a family day out. Great care has been taken to ensure that families with young children can still enjoy a bespoke luxury experience, with the den running a range of activities for parents and children.

The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

Not only is The Swan at Lavenham one of Suffolk's most iconic buildings, but it's also home to an award-winning spa; so it's the perfect place to spend a special occasion or to treat your loved one. 

Each of the sumptuous rooms is packed with character features including oak beams, fireplaces and four-poster beds. Each room also comes with a beautifully comfy king-size or double bed, bathrobes and luxury Temple Spa toiletries. 

During your stay, be sure to check in to Weavers House Spa where you can make use of the sauna, relaxation suites and hydrotherapy pool and vitality pool and indulge with a massage, body scrub, aromatherapy treatment, detox, facial or wrap. 

Before heading back to your room, book a table in the Brasserie or Gallery Restaurant and finish the day with a nightcap in the Airmen's Bar.

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