Belstead Brook Muthu Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The property was once a 16th-century hunting lodge & is a 10-minute drive from Ipswich town centre
  • There’s an indoor pool, sauna & steam room, & spa treatments are available
  • The rooms are a good size, with free Wi-Fi, & some have garden views & balconies

Enjoyed This
"good food lovely spa"
Sep 17, 2018 - Colchester, United Kingdom
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The 3-star Belstead Brook Muthu Hotel was once a 16th-century hunting lodge and is set among extensive gardens. It’s a 10-minute drive to Ipswich town centre and 30 minutes to the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of Constable Country (named after the painter John Constable, who painted the scenery around the River Stour).

Gainsborough’s House (once home to artist Thomas Gainsborough) and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site of Sutton Hoo are also about half an hour’s drive away.

Back at the hotel, there’s a leisure club with an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room and a gym. Spa treatments are available on request and there’s also a baby pool. The oak-panelled Manor Restaurant serves British fare throughout the day, starting with a full English breakfast, plus kippers, porridge, yoghurt, fruit and pastries. The bar serves lighter meals in a more casual setting.

The rooms are spacious with a somewhat traditional décor, and have free Wi-Fi. There are tea- and coffee-making facilities and the upgraded rooms each have a small balcony. Ask for a garden view if possible.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request: £10 per cot, per night for children aged 4 and under. This includes breakfast.
Extra bed available on request: £25 per person per night, for children aged 12 and under. This includes breakfast.
Extra bed available on request for older children and adults in Family rooms only: £30 per person, per night. This does not include breakfast.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Bright Ventures Ltd t/a Belstead Brook Muthu Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.0 Location
3.0 Rooms
3.8 Quality of Service
3.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Yes the pool was very pleasant and the water temperature just right
Other Comments
There was a party at the hotel below our room that was very loud and went on till midnight. They used smoke which kept setting the hotel smoke alarms off. The stairs leading to our room was dirty and looked like it had not been vacuumed for days. The shower bowl did not clear out and you were left standing in water up to your ankles. The shelf over the basin was so intrusive it made it difficult to clean Your teeth and the towels were old and very thin This was supposed to be a superior double. At beakfast we were greeted with “ what is your room number “; no god morning The coffee was in an urn and stewd For all the poor quality we were offered no compensation What are travel zoo going to do about this very poor quality
David May 19, 2019 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was good.
Other Comments
Check in was supposed to be at 2 pm. We arrived at 1.45 and had to wait till 3 pm. It was my partners Birthday on 12 Oct and we were'nt offered even a complimentary drink. Just Happy Birthday written on a Hotel compliment slip......Wow. When shown room 109 the patio doors had " blown " and were all fogged up so you couldnt see through them. The bottom of the bed was all tatty and there were crisps etc under the bed along with dirty tissues.
Ian Oct 15, 2018 Kesgrave, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
good food lovely spa
Other Comments
many thanks to night porter for dealing with the load music played in room next to ours from midnight to 1.20 am
keith Sep 17, 2018 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
spa excellent good breakfast
keith Jun 29, 2018 Colchester, United Kingdom

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