Novotel Ipswich Centre

Grey Friars RoadIpswichIP1 1UPUnited Kingdom
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About Novotel Ipswich Centre

The lovely four star Novotel Ipswich provides contemporary luxury aside convenient access to all attractions of the area.  From the relaxing waterfront to the bustle of shopping, University campus and nightlife, guests will find countless delights just a stroll from the doorstep.

Standard and superior rooms vary in size and amenity at the Novotel Ipswich, including LCD televisions, hair dryers, mini bars and tea/coffee making provisions.

Hotel features comprise free Wi-Fi, an indoor playground, multilingual staff, pet-friendly accommodations and private outdoor parking for a fee, a fitness centre, several fully-equipped and stunning venues for meetings or weddings.  Two children under age sixteen stay free with each family.

Dine in for full menu fare at the Elements Restaurant and Main Bar. Twenty-four hour room service is also available.

Less than a mile reaches Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich Museum, the Brewery Tap, Regent Theatre & Ipswich Train Station.


Grey Friars Road, Ipswich, IP1 1UP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1473)232400 | Fax: +44(1473)232414 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Steam room


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Stellar Staff

Most guests have complimented this staff profusely for their charm and friendly reception Efficient at checking in and notably polite with a follow-up call to the room, the reception staff receive high praise.

Basic, No Frills Hotel

A bit of an aging budget hotel with a few luxury amenities and above average mattresses Neat, tidy and clean overall with a modern feel and pleasant decor Well-supplied with toiletries and tea/coffee provisions. Most rooms, especially the superior size, are quite spacious & reasonably quiet Showers are hot with an invigorating stream Public areas appear to have been updated before the rooms, but all is cosy Lovely foyer with an adjacent bar for sitting Breakfast room is nice, but does get full at peak times Overall, a decent value.

Superb Location

Perfect for exploring the marina, theatre, shopping areas, university and nightlife Park in the recommended lot and leave your car.

Negative Reviews

Noisy Spots

Take care to ask if your room is near a function room during wedding season Some guests have been kept awake by late night music.

Inconvenient Parking

The parking is not free and some felt is wasn't easily accessed as you must cross a busy road to reach it Be ready to get up early to pay for the next day's fare.

Breakfast Blech

Mixed reviews on the breakfast, as some did like it a lot Others made it sound horrid, however, with soggy vegetables, hard meats, low quality features overall served cold Not much for a selection on the fruit or vegetarian options - but one nice surprise for vegetarians was the vegetarian sausage on the buffet.

Room Flaws

Some guests noted issues including stained carpeting, non-functioning hair dryers, phones and safes, broken handles and dirty walls & towels, limited television channel selection & poor lighting .

Rating Overview

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8.2 out of 10 based on 1869 reviews