Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • This family-run 4-star hotel is set in 300 acres of countryside on the edge of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • You can explore Constable Country and walk in the footsteps of a great artist
  • The 2-AA-Rosette Lakes Restaurant looks out on to the hotel's two 18-hole golf courses
  • The hotel has a heated indoor pool, a sanarium, a steam room and a Jacuzzi

Enjoyed This
(28 Member Ratings)
"Spa / swimming pool"
Aug 18, 2018
Bedford, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is just off both the B1068 and the A134, and Bures railway station is a 15-minute drive away. Colchester railway station is a 25-minute drive from the hotel, and services are more frequent here than at Bures. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is set in 300 acres of rolling countryside on the border of Essex and Suffolk. The hotel grounds were developed from a 120-acre apple farm within the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an area made famous by the paintings of one of 19th-century England's foremost landscape artists, John Constable. 

This family-run hotel is a member of the Classic British Hotels collection. It has a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant that serves modern British cuisine and has scenic views over the lakes and golf courses. The AA Hotel Guide 2018 praises the "superb" spa, which has facilities including a heated indoor pool, a sanarium, a steam room and a Jacuzzi (use of the spa and pool facilities is included from 2pm on the day of arrival until 11am on the day of departure). There are also two 18-hole golf courses, and the on-site Pippin Shop is a treasure trove of handmade gifts, food and wine.

You will find plenty to do in the local area. Historic Colchester is 25 minutes' drive, and Ipswich is 35 minutes' drive away. Gainsborough's House -- a museum and gallery in Sudbury paying homage to English painter Thomas Gainsborough -- is less than 20 minutes' drive away, as is the medieval village of Lavenham. Colchester Zoo is a 30-minute drive away.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • 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
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £15 per night per child aged 2 and under. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib are available on request and must be requested upon booking. There is no extra bed available for older children and adults. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

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: Use of the spa and pool facilities is included from 2pm on the day of arrival until 11am on the day of departure.

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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
(28 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Stoke by Nayland - Classic British Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The bedrooms were really nice with comfortable bed and the fridge was a bonus
Other Comments
The breakfast was buffet service, with everything under heat lamps, but everything was only luke warm and not what you would expect from a 4 star hotel. It is really a hotel for golfers and is geared up as such
bernard Sep 28, 2018 Colchester, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Great venue, great golf courses , the whole experience was great , thank you Soke by Nayland
Philip Aug 23, 2018 Benfleet, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Spa / swimming pool
Other Comments
Very friendly staff a good experience all round!
Karen Aug 18, 2018 Bedford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were brilliant. Lovely place
Anne Aug 04, 2018 Lightwater, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All of it was perfect
Anne Aug 04, 2018 Lightwater, United Kingdom
Other Comments
A lovely friendly hotel
Sarah Aug 01, 2018 Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Ease at driving to Constable country
Other Comments
The main issue and we conveyed it to reception was the music loop throughout the reception and dining areas. It drove us mad! Also I am surprised that the images on the wall don’t reflect the wonderful Constable countryside but are of pictures of hotter Mediterranean views. We found that very strange, not using the landscape on your doorstep is a missed opportunity.
Dawn Aug 01, 2018 london, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely location. Cream tea lovely freebie. Spa great except jacuzzi shut.
madhu Jul 29, 2018 london, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Large rooms. Nice spa facilities and gym.
Karen Jul 26, 2018 Banstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
Restaurant wasn’t great, wish we’d ordered room service instead. Breakfast wasn’t very nice either. Regardless, the staff were lovely.
Danielle Jul 25, 2018 London, United Kingdom

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