An indulgent break in a luxury hotel room offers escapism, relaxation and a great reason to do nothing but luxuriate in some rare free time. Add a gorgeous bathroom, sumptuous bed linen and room service and you’ve no reason to venture outside of your new-found sanctuary.
We’ve selected some of the most decadent rooms in Suffolk’s most exclusive hotels for you to choose from, so pack your bags, grab a good book and unwind in a beautiful hotel room.
The Angel Hotel
Boasting an enviable position on Bury St Edmunds' historic Angel Hill, the iconic Angel Hotel is ideally situated for exploring all the town has to offer, as well as boasting incredible views of the Abbey Gardens.
The Contemporary Superior Bedrooms are a perfect space to indulge and relax, with a spectacular free standing copper bath, kingsize bed, flat screen TV, cafetiere coffee and luxury teas, wet room with rain head shower, fluffy bathrobes, seating area with desk and evening turn down service. Your stay also includes free car parking, 24 hour room service and luxury toiletries.
Book online at https://www.theangel.co.uk/
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa
Bedford Lodge Hotel is a luxury spa hotel in the idyllic Suffolk countryside near Bury St Edmunds. With the character and charm of a country house plus all the modern elements needed for your stay, Bedford Lodge and its indulgent spa offer total escapism.
Of the 80 luxury rooms, we were drawn to the decadent Yellow Suite with its freestanding bath with complimentary Molton Brown goody bag, sky TV, chocolates and fruit bowl. All rooms boast comfy king sized beds, egyptian cotton linen, fluffy towels and Tea and coffee making facilities offering you a chance to take a breath, take in your surroundings and take a break.
Book online at https://www.bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk/
The Ickworth Hotel
The Ickworth Hotel is a stately Italianate palace and set among 1,800-acres of National Trust parkland. There is plenty to explore on foot or by bike and events are held in the grounds throughout the year, including outdoor theatre and childrens’ trails.
The hotel itself is located in the main house and maintains the warmth and comfort of a cherished family home with period features and elegant design. The impressive ‘Grand Tour’ bedroom is named after the Earl Bishop’s tour around the continent and has a huge 8ft bed! This spacious suite has a separate sitting area and fabulous views over the Italianate garden. The room can sleep up to 5 including children and even dogs, making this a memorable trip away for the whole family.
Book online at https://www.ickworthhotel.co.uk/
The Northgate is a striking Victorian townhouse, reimagined as a contemporary boutique hotel in the heart of the historic town of Bury St Edmunds. With its vibrant restaurant and cocktail bar there really is all you need to enjoy the ultimate in escapism.
The Davers, a double king-sized room offers a cosy and homely atmosphere for anyone seeking to de-stress. Three large sash windows flood the room with natural light and the French washed furniture adds an element of ease and romanticism to this beautiful room. The large sofa in the bay window is perfect for reclining, and overlooks the leafy garden. The ensuite has everything you need for pampering and has wooden shutters on the large sash windows so you can close off the world and drift away.
Book online at https://www.thenorthgate.com/bedrooms
The Black Lion
The Black Lion in Long Melford was originally a 15th Century Inn and reverberates with a warm and welcoming history. It has been given a modern twist and today offers cosy luxury to its visitors. There is a popular restaurant on site, proud to offer a menu crafted from local ingredients and famed for its Sunday roasts.
Stay in a luxury suite, with king-sized bed and extra space to unwind. The Egyptian cotton sheets and comfortable bed guarantee a restful night’s sleep and the decor is calming and effortlessly elegant. All rooms have a traditional bathroom, fluffy towels and a heated towel rail as well as Bramley bath products, a flat screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
Book online at https://www.theblacklionlongmelford.com/bedrooms
The Swan at Lavenham
Located in the unique and beautiful Medieval village of Lavenham, The Swan at Lavenham is the ultimate in indulgence. With its spa, stylish restaurant and range of 45 perfectly appointed bedrooms and suites, you’ll be able to sink into a rural sanctuary of your very own.
If you are looking to treat the special person in your life with a luxurious romantic break we must draw your attention to one of The Swan’s most beautiful rooms. Dating back to the 15th Century, ‘The Churchyard Suite’ features original exposed beams and mullioned windows as well as a vaulted and beamed ceiling rising high above a comfy king size bed. It is visually stunning, mixing modern luxury with medieval style. The room also encompasses a separate lounge area and private bathroom. With room service and space to dine inside the suite there is almost no need to leave your room, unless of course you wish to explore the charming village with its many shops and curiosities or pay a visit to the spa.
Book online at https://theswanatlavenham.co.uk/
Ravenwood Hall Hotel
The grand Ravenwood Hall evokes the mystery and romance of the Tudor period, crammed full of character and original architectural features. Set in 7 acres of secluded Suffolk countryside the hotel offers a tranquil time away from the pressures of the everyday. The restaurant serves a menu of beautiful British cuisine with a modern twist as well as traditional afternoon tea and an expert wine list.
Amongst their 14 rooms, one of the most popular and most beautiful is the rich and opulent Oak Room. Its corner location gives it a light and bright aspect, offering the best views from the Hall overlooking lawns to the front and side. This very special room features original Tudor oak panelling, and the decor is sympathetically matched to the room’s fascinating past, with heavy drapes around the four-poster bed and a rich palette of colours reflected in the soft furnishings.
Book online at http://ravenwoodhall.co.uk/
The Great House Lavenham
Situated in the heart of the fascinating Medieval town of Lavenham, The Great House is one of Britain’s finest boutique hotels, boasting two AA rosettes and an award-winning restaurant. The building was built in the 14th century by the Caustons- a prominent weaving family in the area.
There are only 5 rooms, each impeccably designed for your comfort. Whilst retaining the warmth and spirit of the house, these rooms embrace contemporary chic in their decor and contain all your need for your stay plus lots of thoughtful little extras such as a decanter of sherry for your delectation.
Named after the palace in Paris, the Versailles Room is one of the most beautiful and romantic the hotel has to offer. The majestic four-post bed is the centrepiece of a room decorated in hues of opulent purple, teal and green. There is a separate lounge with comfy sofa, antique desk and gorgeous view of the bustling marketplace. In addition, a walk in shower, soft complimentary robes and a range of toiletries complete the sense of indulgence.
Book online at https://www.greathouse.co.uk/
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