The Pier at Harwich was delighted to host a visit from The Globe Trotter recently.  This was the second visit to a Milsom Hotel (the previous review was for Milsoms Kesgrave Hall) so we couldn’t wait to see hear their views on our Harwich hotel. Unfortunately, Essex didn’t exactly show herself off with blue skies and sunshine but nevertheless an excellent review!

The review opened with “The Pier Hotel in Harwich is a charming seaside hotel. The small hotel (it has just 14 bedrooms) is informal but has tasteful decor with impressive attention to detail. We arrived at The Pier on a Friday afternoon having faced some delays on the motorway and we were ready for some downtime in our room. The check-in was quick. We received a warm welcome and were shown to our room. The room was compact but lovely and with a wonderful view of the estuary. With a cup of tea in hand (I liked the selection of Novus tea that was provided) we spent some relaxing time looking at ships go by”.

The review carries on with an in-depth report of the visit as well as some great images both inside and out – read the full review here


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Maison Talbooth

01206 322367

A luxury boutique hotel in Essex, looking out across Constable’s Countryside and Dedham Vale.

  • 12 uniquely designed bedrooms
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • The Treatment Rooms day spa

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Le Talbooth

01206 323150

Great food and great service at this stunning restaurant beside the River Stour.

  • Riverside terrace and lawn
  • Outdoor marquee perfect for weddings
  • Private dining options available

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The Pier

01255 241212

Visit our hotel and restaurants by the coast for something a little different.

  • 14 individual bedrooms
  • All-day dining in the bar brasserie
  • Fresh sea food caught daily

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Escape from the bustle and relax at this charming hotel with bar, restaurant, lounge and terrace.

  • 15 quiet and relaxing bedrooms
  • Bar and restaurant with all-day dining
  • Two great spaces for meetings or private dining

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Kesgrave Hall

01473 333741

Charming hotel and restaurant set in beautiful grounds in the heart of Suffolk.

  • 23 en-suite bedrooms
  • Relaxed brasserie – open all day
  • Premier event venue The Hangar

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