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Hotels in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond


The Bury St Edmunds area is blessed with some wonderfully independent and national chain hotels surrounded by stunning Suffolk countryside.

The Angel Hotel

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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.

Visit The Angel Hotel website.

The Northgate

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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.

Visit The Northgate website.

Premier Inn Bury St Edmunds Town Centre

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Centrally located and a short walk away from the beautiful historic St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the Abbey Gardens is one of two Premier Inn's in Bury St Edmunds.

Premier Inn Bury St Edmunds Town Centre in Raingate Street is also very close to The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, St Mary's Church and the Greene King Brewery as well as many other visitor attractions.

The rooms feature air conditioning, Smart TV and free wi-fi. There is also Free on-site car parking behind the hotel (register with reception)and Thyme restaurant.

Premier Inn Premier Plus rooms have a double bed alongside sofa chair with smart-TV, office table lamp, desk and office chair.

The Best Western Priory Hotel

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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.

Visit the The Priory Hotel website.

The Dragonfly Hotel

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Conveniently located Just outside of town, off the A14 and A134 and within easy reach of Cambridge, Ely and Newmarket, The Dragonfly Hotel provides the perfect special occasions destination, business venue or base from which to explore the charms of East Anglia.

With the historic town centre just a few minutes stroll away, you’ve got easy access to top Bury St Edmunds shopping, award-winning restaurants, stunning parks and annual festivals.

Inside are stylish and modern rooms. You’ll find the full range of amenities available to make your stay very comfortable, including free WiFi, Flat Screen TVs, freshly cooked food, draft beer on tap and King Size Hypnos beds.

The hotel also provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion from weddings to birthday parties to business meetings and more. Enjoy a bite to eat on their outdoor terrace or relax in the remodelled Barley & Graze restaurant and bar with a cocktail before retiring to your spacious room.

Premier Inn Bury St Edmunds North

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Located just a short walk away from Bury St Edmunds train station, Premier Inn Bury St Edmunds North (A14) is located next to the A14.

After days out in Suffolk, you can look forward to family meals back at our in-house Thyme restaurant before enjoying a great night’s sleep on a luxurious bed.

Free on-site parking is available at this hotel.

Hotels Near to Bury St Edmunds

All Saints Hotel, Fornham All Saints

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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.

Visit the All Saints Hotel website.

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Newmarket

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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.

Visit the Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa website.

Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham

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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.

Visit the Ravenwood Hall Hotel website.

The Ickworth hotel, Horringer

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There are few hotels that truly cater for the entire family (including your tail wagger), but at the child-friendly, dog-friendly Ickworth you don’t need to get back in the car until it’s time to go home. Everything is right on the doorstep, from outdoors adventures to relaxing beauty treatments and culinary delights, all set in and around the iconic stately home.

As well as the swimming pool, you’ll find a toy box and lots of games to borrow at Reception, a games room, plenty of DVDs to borrow and the fabulous Four Bears Den. For every night stayed, kids get 90 minutes free in the crèche, leaving you some valuable ‘me’ time. Why not book a beauty treatment or relax in the Drawing Room with a book and a cup of coffee or a glass of Prosecco?

Children love High Tea at 5pm, followed by a film to wind down after a busy day. Or enjoy family dining in the Conservatory from 6pm. Beforehand, try some of our mocktails and cocktails – children relish this grown-up experience.

Alternatively, when they’re tucked up in bed, switch on the baby-listening in your bedroom (not available in The Lodge) or ask them to arrange a babysitter, and enjoy a truly adult evening just like it used to be, with drinks in the Drawing Room followed by a three-course candle-lit dinner in Frederick’s restaurant.

Delicious food is at the heart of what they do. Their head chef, who has AA Two Rosettes, has great enthusiasm for sourcing local ingredients to ensure his dishes are bursting with flavour.

Visit The Ickworth Hotel website.

The Black Lion Hotel, Long Melford

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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.

Visit The Black Lion Hotel website.

The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

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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.

Visit The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa website.

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