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The Pier Hotel at Harwich

The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 7 hotels in Harwich
Travellers' Choice
The Pier is situated in the heart of Harwich old town over looking the harbour and the confluence of the Stour and Orwell estuaries. The hotel has 14 bedrooms, several looking out over the coast (a stay in the Mayflower suite is a must). Dine in the restaurant on the first floor with great views, enjoy fresh local seafood landed in the harbour opposite; in the summer (or if its warm enough) there are tables on the balcony which enables you to really savour your surroundings. Worth mentioning are the fabulous sunsets along the river Stour. The restaurant is open from 12 noon with the full menu available until the evening, there's also no need to book but call if you'd prefer to reserve a table. On the ground floor, you'll find the NAVYÄRD bar and terrace, famous for its gin library of 140 gins. The bar is open all day and serves breakfast and light lunch and in the evening is a popular meeting place.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Room types
Ocean view
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funsize1062 wrote a review 23 Jan
The Science City of Munoz, Philippines9 contributions2 helpful votes
Visited with a friend for lunch. Had to change the time as we were running late. Staff were attentive and helpful. The food was gorgeous and the view across the water is amazing. This is not a 'cheap and cheerful' place. The quality of both the food and wine is excellent. I felt like a new woman when we left, full of good food and wine.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Katrina W wrote a review 16 Jan
Colchester, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
The afternoon tea was absolutely delicious. Very attentive, cheerful and polite staff. We would all highly recommend, all 10 of us. We had a lovely afternoon and would certainly be happy to come back.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Goalhanger wrote a review 15 Jan
Goldhanger, United Kingdom13 contributions22 helpful votes
What a fabulous visit we had to The Pier. We could not fault any aspect of the experience – the bar, the restaurant, the sumptuous food, the room – but most of all the exemplary staff who were without exception utterly professional, polite, engaging, friendly and helpful. To go above and beyond accepted standards of service speaks highly of what is required to be a success in the hospitality business. It takes more than a top class product to be successful, it takes a special human touch to make the customer want to return. Which we certainly will do.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a sea view
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Richard P wrote a review 9 Jan
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We only booked last weekend for a group of 11 to celebrate my wife's birthday. The fantastic communication and customer service from the first email enquiry to checking out was exceptional. The endless emails I sent asking questions and asking for various requests never seemed too much trouble even though I was incredibly demanding! Chelsea and Jessica on reception could not have been more helpful supplying toothpaste and safety pins at short notice. Gillian and Amy’s prompt replies to emails sent was incredibly efficient. The restaurant and bar staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. At no point where we rushed even though we arrived late for our table. The very high standards of cleanliness and condition of the hotel was excellent. The care and attention shown to our party would not be out of place in a 5* London hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Terese B wrote a review 4 Jan
19 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed at the pier Hotel for one night in The Mayflower suite , very nice room although it was very cold in the room when we first arrived this was immediately dealt with by the very welcoming and efficient staff and the room was quickly very cosy , spotless room , lovely food in the restaurant, overall a nice stay and would recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$176 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pier Hotel at Harwich
Which popular attractions are close to The Pier Hotel at Harwich?
Nearby attractions include Halfpenny Pier (0.01 km), Electric Palace (0.2 km), and Lightvessel LV18 (0.03 km).
What food & drink options are available at The Pier Hotel at Harwich?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Pier Hotel at Harwich?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Up At The Quay, The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, and The Hanover Inn.
Are there any historical sites close to The Pier Hotel at Harwich?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Beacon Hill Fort (1.0 km), Felixstowe Pier (4.2 km), and Radar Tower (0.9 km).
Does The Pier Hotel at Harwich have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.