Leavenheath, United Kingdom

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • This 4-star hotel in Suffolk is set in 300 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • You can explore Constable Country & walk in the footsteps of a great artist
  • Dine in the 2-AA-Rosette Lakes Restaurant, which serves modern British cuisine
  • There are two 18-hole golf courses & a spa on site

91% (103 Member Ratings)

"The location, the staff and the facilities were all perfect! "
Aug 10, 2016
Eastbourne, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is just off the B1068 and the A134. Bures Railway Station is a 15-minute taxi ride away. If you are travelling from London, begin your journey at London Liverpool Street and change at Marks Tey -- the journey will take 1 hour 30 minutes. Alternatively, Colchester Station is a 25-minute taxi ride away. There are direct trains from London Liverpool Street to Colchester and the journey takes up to 1 hour.

Rooms & Rates

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Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa is a 4-star property set in 300 acres on the border of Essex and Suffolk in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The AA Hotel Guide 2015 praises the hotel's "attractively decorated" rooms, "superb" spa and 300 acres of "undulating countryside with lakes and two golf courses".

The hotel is a member of the Classic British Hotels collection, and is 10 miles from historic Colchester and 18 miles from the county town of Suffolk, Ipswich. The grounds of the hotel were developed from a 120-acre apple farm in the Dedham Vale; this area was made famous by the paintings of one of 19th-century England’s foremost landscape artists, John Constable.

You can dine in the 2-AA-Rosette Lakes Restaurant, which serves modern British dishes and has panoramic views over the lakes and two golf courses. Executive Head Chef Alan Paton and his team won the national award for Young Restaurant Team of the Year 2014. We like the sound of the green pea soup with lemon curd goat's cheese, toasted almonds and pea shoots; the belly of pork with jerk beans, banana bacon jam and green cabbage, and the sticky toffee bacon doughnut served with maple walnut ice cream.

For hearty food dine in the Clubhouse, or the Lounge Bar and Peake Bistro serves sandwiches and smoothies, ideal for a post-workout pick-me-up.

There are 80 bedrooms over three floors, and some rooms have views of the rolling countryside and the lakes.

The hotel features two 18-hole championship golf courses, a spa, an indoor pool, a sanarium, a steam room, a Jacuzzi and a gym. There's also the on-site Pippin Shop, which is a treasure trove of handmade gifts, food and wine.

There's plenty to do in the area; Gainsborough’s House, a museum and gallery paying homage to English painter Thomas Gainsborough, is a 17-minute drive away in Sudbury. Colchester Zoo is a 30-minute drive away and the medieval village of Lavenham is 18 minutes away by car.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • 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

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests: There are no extra beds available.

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.

Additional details: Please note that the spa is only accessible to guests when they have checked in, and before they have checked out.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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103 Member Reviews
(91% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The location, the staff and the facilities were all perfect!
Hazel Aug 10, 2016 Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: food
Other Comments: Hotel well appointed. Restaurant food superb
Phil Sep 02, 2015 Witham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Really lovely compact complex. Very friendly helpful staff.
Other Comments: Swimming pool very well managed.
Angela Sep 02, 2015 Stafford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: My husband and I spent 2 days midweek. The room was a good size with two kingsize beds. Tea, coffee and biscuits also a bottle of red wine in the room. Dined one night in the main Dining room... menu quite adventurous. The second evening we ate in the bar area. Food very good and more ordinary. Reception staff friendly. Although the hotel was busy with visitors and golfers It was very quiet in the room and slept well. We did not use the spa or pool as tried to make an appointment but fully booked.
Other Comments: Book spa treatments when you book hotel as seem very booked.
Kay Aug 30, 2015 Spalding, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: It's a modern spacious hotel providing most sporting activities but also very a good location for the Suffolk countryside.
Other Comments: The restaurant and bar food was excellent and all the staff were very good.
Richard Aug 30, 2015 Dunmow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Location good and room itself was spacious and the bed comfortable.
Other Comments: Staff in general were not as good as when I visited the hotel 2 yrs. ago. Little details like only enough milk and teabags on hospitality tray for one serving, we were charged £12.50 for having our gift bottle of wine at the table, a bit excessive, I thought! Waiter had to be asked to clear our table in the bar 3 times before it was done. Only small things, I know, but they all add up.
Stephanie Aug 28, 2015 Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: friendly staff
Jacqueline Aug 28, 2015 Chichester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: I liked the facilities,spa,pool, treatments very good value. The staff were very Friendly and helpful. the bedrooms were very clean with large comfortable beds. The food also was excellent.
Diana Aug 28, 2015 Bletchley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Great room, great food and great facilities
Other Comments: Deluxe golf twin rooms are huge two king size beds
Jackie Aug 28, 2015 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: A very nice relaxing stay
Other Comments: The food in the restaurant was excellent, thoroughly enjoyed it until we had our final bill, which was set out in a very complicated manner and it appeared they had charged us twice for our meal one night .Advise either pay as you go along, or check your bill thoroughly, very nice complimentary bottle of wine in room pity no glasses supplied.
Pamela Aug 28, 2015 Suffolk, United Kingdom

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