Ipswich

Belstead Brook Muthu Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • 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

88% (24 Member Ratings)

"The swimming pool "
Brian
Jan 12, 2017
Northampton, United Kingdom

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Map & Directions

Ipswich railway station is a 5-minute drive away (traffic depending); the journey will cost around £8 in a taxi. For those driving, come off the A14 at junction 55; parking at the hotel is free and reservations are not required.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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.

Amenities

General

  • 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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

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

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

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

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.

Policies

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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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 24 hours

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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88% Positive
(24 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Belstead Brook over the past 15 months.
3.5 Ambiance
4.0 Location
3.2 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The swimming pool
Other Comments
Rooms are extremely tired, and I had a superior double so I hate to think what a standard is like. It was clean and the bed comfortable.
Brian Jan 12, 2017 Northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Leisure club
Trevor Dec 11, 2016 Thetford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food, friendly staff.
Other Comments
Our en suite was looking very tired and dated, I understand there is a programme for refurbishment and it would have been good to have been told this in advance.
Linda Nov 14, 2016 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Swimming and sauna
Other Comments
Reception area very nice rest of hotel looking a bit tired
Michael Oct 31, 2016 Norfolk, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food, staff, pool
C Oct 31, 2016 Englefield Green , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Staff were very friendly, hotel had nice grounds. Massage was good
Other Comments
The hotel needs a lot of TLC to get it up to reasonable standards. The hotel was not very clean, a lot of dusty surfaces, dirty floors and chipped paint.
Kerry Oct 11, 2016 Ealing, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed our stay, staff and food were very good.
Other Comments
The room we stayed in 308, was comfortable but needs a good clean in the bathroom, mouldy on tiles and walls very grubby.
marian Sep 25, 2016 Norfolk, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was lovely, staff very good. Reception area beautifully styled.
Other Comments
Rooms a little tired. Bathroom badly in need of updating.
Tina Sep 20, 2016 Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel itself. Full of character. Lovely grounds. Friendly staff. Enjoyed all our meals.
Other Comments
Lovely room overlooking gardens. Very clean. Would imagine they will upgrade the bathroom soon. Everywhere else was well decorated.
Peter Sep 17, 2016 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good value for money through the Travel Zoo deal. Swimming pool is great.
Other Comments
As stated in other reviews the rooms are going to be refurbished so we were expecting old furniture/decoration etc so not a problem. However, the bathroom was grubby and light fittings dirty. There was no information pack in the room about the hotel which is unusual.
Joanne Sep 04, 2016 Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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