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The Mermaid by Marston's Inns

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Yarmouth Road The Mermaid, Handforth Bridge, Ipswich IP1 2EN England
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#3 of 19 Speciality lodging in Ipswich
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Book your stay with us for the best rate, and enjoy all the mod cons of our 28 room lodge accommodation, en-suite bathroom, digital television & free WIFI. If you have friends in the area we would welcome them to join us for breakfast each morning. We boast a varied and extensive menu with a superb daily carvery right at the heart of what we do. The carvery is freshly prepared and offers a choice of three succulent meats carved by our friendly chefs, temptingly displayed alongside a wide range of seasonal vegetables and homemade Yorkshire puddings. At the bar you can choose from a superb selection of Cask Ales from Marston's five breweries, a great wine list featuring choices inc. a vegan wine, an impressive range of ciders, soft drinks and spirits. Our Nescafe Milano coffee range is the ideal accompaniment for one of the fabulous and irresistible giant desserts from our unmissable cake cabinet. Sleep Well Eat Well You'll have a good night sleep at The Mermaid by Marston's Inns
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Wifi
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Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
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Air conditioning
Desk
Seating area
Bottled water
Iron
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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RMFerguson wrote a review Aug 2021
Bath, United Kingdom109 contributions42 helpful votes
‘Good evening.’ The mask-less man sits at the reception desk, hunched over his phone and texting rapidly. ‘Good evening!’ He looks up, unsmiling, uninterested, ‘I’ve just gone off duty’. He shouts to someone down the counter, and moves away a little to continue his texts. She approaches, also unsmiling and mask-less. Without making eye contact, she looks at the computer and asks, ‘Name?’ The room is a motel room, brown décor, quiet, fully equipped, and with the promised river view. It’s not the motel’s fault the river is scummy here and only glimpsed through trees. The window is locked shut, which may be sensible on the ground floor. Instead, the room is fully air-conditioned – although the air conditioning unit translates 22 degrees to mean a chilly breeze. A laminated list of Covid precautions ends by reassuring us that the list itself will be put into quarantine for 72 hours after we leave. However, the list makes no reference to masks. Not even the blandest, most tentative reference to either staff or customers wearing them at any point. It’s an airborne disease with 35,847 new cases in the UK today. There’s no law compelling the staff to wear a mask. Or to wear a friendly face. Or to look customers in the eye. However, if you want customers you are charging £120 a day (yes, the rates go high in August) to feel safe and welcome, then it might be best to go a little beyond the legal minimum. I felt unsafe, I felt unwelcome, and I won’t be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 1 Oct 2021
thank you for your fed back sorry to hear your stay wasnt up to standard.
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gary c wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions6 helpful votes
JAN the night porter is very helpful and cant do enough to help, she rallied round to every requirement I had with a smile, being disabled its a great relief to know that people are still that care for others
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 Oct 2021
thank you for your kind review with us here.
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aroundtherim wrote a review Jul 2021
Essex, United Kingdom3 contributions
Stayed for just 1 night so didn’t have to travel home after a long day at Foxhall stadium. Easy arrival, fantastic room, large, air conditioned, exceptionally clean and wallpaper on one wall, makes a change from all magnolia painted! No noise at all. Only thing I would have liked was more light, window very small. Best nights sleep in a long time, so much so we pulled back the sheet to look at the make if the mattress. Will be back when the need next arises!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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thank you for kind review
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Youngladgetsaround wrote a review Jun 2021
Stamford, United Kingdom64 contributions20 helpful votes
I was pleasantly surprised when arriving the grounds are clean and tidy and check in at the pub was simple and quick! My room was very clean and of a nice standard with the amazing benefit of lovely lovely air con! ( it’s what made me pick this hotel ) Can’t fault it and within a nice gentle stroll of the town centre!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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thank you for your kind review
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June-Marie wrote a review May 2021
Suffolk, United Kingdom30 contributions10 helpful votes
Visited outside earlier in May for fathers birthday drinks. Was seated in a lovely wooden hut/pod which kept us nice and warm and had excellent service! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to have drinks outside! A few weeks earlier we did the same and also had some small meals to accompany our drinks which went down a treat.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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thank you for you kind review look foward to seeing you again.
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PRICE RANGE
US$64 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkIpswich
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mermaid by Marston's Inns
Which popular attractions are close to The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Nearby attractions include New Wolsey Theatre (0.9 km), Ipswich Museum (1.1 km), and Arcade Street Tavern (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maharani, Biryani Hut, and The Greyhound.
Is The Mermaid by Marston's Inns located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Ipswich.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mermaid by Marston's Inns?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Peter's by the Waterfront (1.4 km), Pykenham's Gatehouse (1.4 km), and Jean Ingelow House and Archway (1.1 km).
Is The Mermaid by Marston's Inns accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.