Suffolk: Two Night Stay For Two With Breakfast Plus Bubbly on Arrival for £145 at The Bell Hotel, Saxmundham (Up to £324 Value)
- Full English breakfast
- Bottle of prosecco on arrival
- Newly decorated boutique hotel
- Suffolk Heritage Coast area
- Medieval villages and thriving nature reserves close by
- Flat screen TVs and iPod docks
- Free bottle of house wine if dining in restaurant
Valid 1 October 2011 to 31 Jan 2012. Groupon valid for 2 people, may buy multiple as gifts. Booking required by phone or email: email@example.com. 7 day cancellation policy. Not valid 24-26 and 31 Dec 2011, 9-15 Jan 2012. Check-in from 3pm, check-out at 11am. Valid for standard room. Extra person can be added for £20 per night, pets for £10 per night in selected rooms. Free bottle of house wine with restaurant meal valid only if reserved on booking. Original value based on hotel rack rates.
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A county of sweeping flatlands and beautiful timber-framed villages, Suffolk’s Sunrise Coast boasts a sleepy medieval façade and a bustling history in the wool trade. The increasingly sea-nibbled coast has retained a clutch of seaside towns with deep histories reaching back to the Angles of the 5th century and flourishing resorts favoured by those looking to escape from the city.
Looming out of the marshy mists rolling in from the North Sea, the Suffolk Heritage Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an agricultural patchwork interspersed with thriving nature reserves. The rare birdlife is some of the best in the country, from an avocet wading spindly-legged through still rippling pools to the thrill of a nightingale singing in the dusk.
Stay in Saxmundham with today's Groupon: £145 for a two night stay for two, with a bottle of Prosecco on arrival and breakfast daily at The Bell Hotel.
On the site of an inn for centuries, The Bell Hotel has ten individually decorated rooms complete with antique furnishings and Georgian windows, through which guests can look out over the pretty town and countryside beyond. Each room is equipped with flat screen TV and iPod dock, free wi-fi internet access, and fine cotton linens.
Downstairs, the Butterflies restaurant serves locally sourced and seasonal produce in a softly lit and elegant dining room, and for a more casual atmosphere, guests can stretch out in the parlour or the Suffolk Punch Bar for quick bite to eat. The Bell also arranges a series of wine and local food tastings throughout the year, celebrating the rich offerings of a thriving agricultural economy.
Exploring the delights of the Stour Valley and the Suffolk Heritage Coast can lead through villages that appear almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, with timber framed houses leaning over winding streets and clustered around pretty parish churches. The coastal town of Southwold is close by, with beach-hut lined sands, curiosity-filled Victorian pier, and the famed Adnam’s brewery making it a chic yet quintessentially English resort town.
Framlington, a few miles inland from Saxmundham, boasts a medieval castle on the site of a much earlier motte and bailey structure, as well as a host of local shops and pubs. The blond grasses and marshes of Minsmere Nature Reserve are a short drive away, stretching for miles and brought alive with the calls of rare birds, from the booming of bitterns to the pings of bearded tits. Guests who book for October might also get to see the red deer rut in the golden breath-misted light of an autumn sunset.
Saxmundham has plenty of little shops, pubs and restaurants, and being at the heart of the Suffolk Heritage coastal region makes it a popular base for visitors planning wider explorations.
Weather and Climate
Trains: The hotel is 200 yards from Saxmundham Railway Station, with hourly trains from London Liverpool Street. The average journey time is approximately two hours.
Car hire: A number of operators are available in Ipswich, or further afield in London.
Groupon Top Tip
Take a pair of sturdy walking boots for marshy wanderings.
Users on TripAdvisor awarded The Bell Hotel a king-sized 4.5/5 stars, while reviews on Booking.com were also positive. Former guests praised the charming atmosphere and welcoming staff, finding it ideal for a country getaway.
This hotel makes a great base for visiting the Suffolk coast - Southwold and Dunwich Heath are short drive away. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. The rooms have been recently decorated and were very homely and full of character. The restaurant is excellent, the bar is well stocked with local beers such as Adnams. There is a comfortable lounge, with books, games, etc. if you want a quiet read. Highly recommended.
– Stuart P, TripAdvisor, August 2011
This hotel is an example others should follow. Everything seems effortless, and everything worked perfectly. The staff were first class and the rooms were lovely.
– Mike, Booking.com, August 2011