Sleep In Style

A king size bed, breakfast included, close to public transport links, modern facilities, old world charm, or a city/water view….just some of the reasons travellers choose their preferred hotel.  However, unless you have stayed at the venue previously, you are reliant on the hotel’s website or one of a plethora of review sites, to inform your choice.  In this month’s VFTS, we look at how the Hotel attempts to make the most of its location through its rooms.

salthouse harbour hotel, ipswich

The Salthouse has one of the best websites in the area in relation to the hospitality industry; a fact backed up by its independent review scores in last year’s Restaurant of the Year Awards.  The Hotel also has arguably the very best location in the region.  However, what choice can guests expect from the boutique hotel’s rooms? 

SALTHOUSE ROOM (the basic offering)

There is nothing ‘basic’ about this room.  Whilst a view of the marina isn’t a guarantee, the attention to detail is excellent and the room is large and welcoming, as is the bed!


A step up from a Salthouse room and a small, but noticeable, step up in facilities.  These rooms offer rain-head, walk-in showers and another large, convivial bed.  Luxurious touches, such as the toiletries, are stand out features.


Here we have a marina view guaranteed.  And what a view!  Rain or shine, the water sparkles and there’s something special about the ambience; which manifests itself with very high-quality furnishings and some rooms even feature a copper bath!


Who wouldn’t want to book the penthouse suite at any hotel?  Ok, so there’s the room rate to consider…. good point!  But, as with most hotel suites, you get what you pay for.  The Salthouse’s PS has floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views over the harbour.  Add to this the separate sitting room and you are in hotel utopia.