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25 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE England
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#1 of 7 hotels in Harwich
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Guests at the Alma are provided with superbly comfortable double beds, luxury cotton linen, flat screen TVs, Nespresso machines, stunningly equipped power showers, fluffy towels, lovely Liberty & Green toiletries, free Wi-Fi and a certain amount of ‘Je ne sais quoi’. All situated above the finest pub in the Eastern Angles.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Darts
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
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Bottled water
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Flatscreen TV
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Charming
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English, French, Dutch, German and 1 more
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Vic Gerrard wrote a review Aug 2021
Fakenham, United Kingdom4 contributions
Be aware room three is very small, if you don’t mind crawling over your partner in the middle of the night it’s acceptable as an emergency. Nice wet room though which has a lot more floor space than the bedroom. Food and staff good.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Helen Egner, Guest Services / Front Office at Alma Inn
Responded 1 Sep 2021
Thank you for your comments Vic, Yes Kingsfords Cabin is small and compact but a lot of people love the room for that precice reason. We hope that you will come back another time and enjoy our food and hospitality in one of our larger rooms. Our website has accurate photos and a clear description "Kingsford’s Cabin Henry John Kingsford was a carpenter who fitted out the bar in 1887. We know this because he left a bit of wood with his name and date on it in a void behind some panelling. It is written on the same wood in which the cabin is panelled, in a beautiful copperplate hand. Kingsford is small, it’s compact and bijou. If you like that sort of thing it’s perfect. However if you’re oversize and like swinging cats please chose another room. No sea view without a periscope. This room may not be suitable if you have mobility issues."
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EssexBoaters wrote a review Aug 2021
Colchester, United Kingdom17 contributions2 helpful votes
Three couples stayed last week, in rooms that make the most of a well kept but slightly ramshackle building. Some sloping floors added to the feel and not a place for the unsteady of foot (apart from after some of their excellent cask beer). Excellent staff giving great service. Didn't eat there on this stay but will do next time, the food looked fantastic.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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clifford16thomas wrote a review Jul 2021
Huntingdon, United Kingdom29 contributions52 helpful votes
Visited Harwich on the off-chance and decided to try the Alma Inn. Not too imposing from the outside but we had a super welcome and were offered the chance to sit as a family outside in the courtyard. We chose the seafood buffet which included a large lobster, oysters, prawns, herring - rhingrave we hoped for. The buffet ws more tah enough for 3 people and was excellent.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Lbp58 wrote a review May 2021
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom39 contributions16 helpful votes
Top of our list for places to visit once we were allowed to stay away from home, we couldn’t wait to get back to the Alma. We’ve stayed quite a few times now & we got the most wonderful welcome. They’re sticking to all the rules but they’ve managed to keep the special atmosphere & buzz very much alive. It was so nice to see the place packed on Friday night and even with every seat in the house taken the service was excellent. My other half had the best oysters he’s ever had followed by Dover Sole with jersey Royals and asparagus & I had Skate wing served with remoulade, kimchi & really good chips. All delicious but sadly no room for pudding. Make sure you bring your appetite with you - portions are large - but not at the expense of quality. If you’re staying you can expect spotless, and genuinely different rooms & bathrooms. We had a super comfy bed, crisp white bedding & fluffy white towels. Also a damn fine full English breakfast & if you’re lucky enough to stay when there are supplies of Helen’s homemade marmalade as we were, it feels like you won the breakfast lottery! The family (who introduced us to the Alma) joined us for lunch and loved the food, the welcome & the service plus I got to have pudding - the almond tart - which was yummy. The Alma offers all round quality & value for money all wrapped up in a bit of a unique package, delivered by a team of very special people. We can’t recommend it highly enough. After a tough year for the hospitality business it was sooo good to see people rushing back to enjoy the delights of this very special place. We can’t wait for our next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mel S wrote a review Nov 2020
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom16 contributions27 helpful votes
Love this place - sneaked away for a cheeky lunch before lockdown, food amazing and cosy inside or out, with a huge warm welcome, in very odd times. Thanks for some normal guys - keep going and we will see you soon 😋 thank you !
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Date of stay: November 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$132 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEssexHarwich
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alma Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Alma Inn?
Nearby attractions include Halfpenny Pier (0.07 km), Electric Palace (0.2 km), and Lightvessel LV18 (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alma Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Alma Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Alma Inn?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alma Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Up At The Quay, The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, and Pieseas Chippy.
Are pets allowed at Alma Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alma Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Alma Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Beacon Hill Fort (0.9 km), Felixstowe Pier (4.2 km), and Radar Tower (0.9 km).