Pros: The staff were very helpful and personable, the location is perfect, and the restaurant in the hotel was terrific.
Cons: There are no elevators. Because I was traveling with my 90 year old mother, this was a bit of a challenge. The rooms are not handicap accessible.
Sitauted in old Harwich, The Pier offers historic, quay side hotel accommodation. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout. The Pier Hotel is set across 2 refurbished buildings, one dating from the 1850s and one from the 1700s. All rooms have their own bathroom and many have views over the estuary and sofa beds for children. Each room has a TV with satellite channels, a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. Taking advantage of its waterside location, The Pier Hotel has an on-site seafood restaurant and bar. Further bars and restaurants are within a 5-minute walk, and the ferry to Felixstowe and Shotley leaves from next door to the property. Harwich Town railway station is 0.4 miles away. The Electric Palace Cinema is a 3-minute walk from The Pier Hotel.
Pros: The hotel has a lot of old world charm, WiFi upstairs and downstairs, attentive staff, excellent food (the dining room is beautiful), beautiful gardens. Perfect place to stay the night before a cruise.
Built in 1885, in the Italian style, as a private residence, the main feature of this imposing building is the attractive tower at its northeast corner. It has a wealth of ornamental ceilings, cornices, beautiful architraves and is crowned by an impressive balustrade. It is not surprising to find this is a classified Grade Two-Listed Building. Set in its own pleasant leafy grounds, it retains an air of bygone elegance. However, in line with its admirable adaptation to its new life as a hotel, it has wide, easy access to the main road at either end of its sweeping drive.
The Captain Fryatt Guest House is perfectly situated at the Parkeston estate which is a quarter mile away from the ferry port in Harwich. p Easy accessable and good road connections to Colchester, East Anglia and London. The Captain Fryatt is a free house with rooms and has an Indian Street Cafe dining concept. The accommodation consists of 2 private cottages which sleep up to 4, a single bedroom, doubles with shared bathrooms and fully en-suite double bedrooms. p All rooms have been refurbished and have a fresh and contemporary feel. All bathrooms have large walk-in showers. p Limited private off road parking available.
A great choice for a stay in Harwich, Hotel Continental features a free airport shuttle. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Rooms offer room service and free WiFi.