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The Carlton Hotel

41-43 Berners Street, Ipswich IP1 3LN England
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#15 of 18 hotels in Ipswich
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Urdu
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Coffee / tea maker
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
129Reviews0Q+A32Room tips
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eli_lnd86 wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom37 contributions4 helpful votes
Fantastic location - free parking is a great bonus. We were upgraded from a double room to a superior twin room (we weren't too bothered with the twin beds, we just put them together). They offered us the option to not have the housekeeper come in to clean the room (because of COVID-19) which we believe was quite thoughtful. We were a bit surprised by the small size of the room, but it worked fine for a two nights stay. The housekeeper forgot to leave the towels and toiletries, but a quick trip to the reception and they were brought to our room. Unfortunately no toiletries were provided, but that could be because of COVID-19 security measures - luckily we had brought our own. Overall good quality for the price and excellent location.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Imogen Handy wrote a review Aug 2019
Rugby, United Kingdom60 contributions
Positives: Breakfast, Bed, Room Layout (was very spacious), friendly family feel like being at home, warm, cozy, value for money, location, size of hotel (prefer them small and famimy run). Best part of my stay having a cheeky visit from Raj the owners gorgeous silver tabby cat who likes to sneak out the owners attached home and explore the hotel.  Negatives:Narrow staircase up to my top floor room. Electric Heater kept clicking which was a little noisy when trying to sleep. Hairdryer not in room(borrowed one from the owner though) . Shower pressure low and not as hot as I normally like.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
Shanice D wrote a review Jul 2019
Ipswich, United Kingdom37 contributions32 helpful votes
I literally don’t know where to start! Me and my boyfriend stayed here last year. The place is disgusting! I would definitely call this a hostel and not a hotel. Man on desk helpful but apart from that nothing else good about this place! Sheets were moist pillows were flat and tv didn’t work. I could go on and on! The sink was in the room and was dirty I’ve never experienced anything like it. I 1000% would NEVER book this place again. Even if your a builder or something and want a cheap place to stay I still would avoid! Awful place!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John Appleton wrote a review Jun 2019
Sunderland, United Kingdom70 contributions15 helpful votes
Had a two-night stay in Ipswich and this hotel fit the bill for that. Easy to get to, with comfortable and clean rooms. A number of options for breakfast; the full English is very good and has turkey rasher bacon, to me that's preferable to bacon with too much chewy fat. Just be careful of the entrance to the car park - even in a small Yaris it was only just wide enough.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Hetty D wrote a review Jun 2019
6 contributions6 helpful votes
Friendly and helpful staff.Clean but bedrooms on top floor very shabby and in dire need of updating.Road outside noisy so rooms at front not recommended unless you are a heavy sleeper ! Good breakfast though fresh fruit when in season would be better than the tinned fruit served.I would recommend you to get a room at the back which has been done up(as I gather some have) otherwise don't go !
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Date of stay: May 2019
US$73 - US$78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkIpswich
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Carlton Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Carlton Hotel?
Nearby attractions include New Wolsey Theatre (0.3 km), Christchurch Park (0.4 km), and Ipswich Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Carlton Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Carlton Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Carlton Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Carlton Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Greyhound, Maharani, and Ararat Restaurant.
Is The Carlton Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Ipswich.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Carlton Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Urdu.
Are there any historical sites close to The Carlton Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Peter's by the Waterfront (1.0 km), Pykenham's Gatehouse (0.6 km), and Jean Ingelow House and Archway (0.5 km).