In the summer we wrote about the many great places there are to stay in Suffolk which are also handy for us here at the Spa Pavilion. Therefore if you want to come and see one of our shows you could perhaps stop over for the night and turn your night out into a mini break. Well with that in mind as those dark nights start to draw in and we wait for our Christmas parties to arrive here's three more places which might tempt you to try a winter break here in Suffolk.
Here at the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe also have not just one but two licensed cafe bars offering pipping hot, home-cooked foods and deliciously warming mugs of freshly brewed teas and coffees plus hot chocolate too. Both have amazing views of the sea which is opposite both restaurants. We are an excellent base to set off from to roam along prom or scale the Spa Gardens or perhaps to head into Felixstowe town just above us for a bargain or two. All are within a few minutes walk and don't forget you can come back to us to warm up again after your exploring.
Winter stop-over suggestions
The Station Hotel is in Ipswich and as the name suggests is literally opposite Ipswich Station. It backs onto the Gipping river and it's 14 bedrooms are equipped with wi-fi. The bar offers a range of beverages including a selection of the finest malt whiskeys, imported wines and various guest ales. You can walk to the Football ground home of ITFC from there and also into Ipswich Town Centre.
Travel out of Ipswich towards the West of the County along the A14 and you'll come across both Needham Market and Stowmarket. The Limes Hotel is in Needham Market along the High Street. With its own car park at the back, this hotel is also only a short walk from the train station, with good road links to the A12/A14. Their rooms have been modernised for comfort in mind whilst retaining original features of the beautiful, 16th century hotel. These include beams from ships, open fire places, and watch out for the quirky floors.
Finally continue along the A14 and you'll see the turning for Stowmarket and follow the signs to the Cedars Hotel just on the outskirts of this market town. With 25 ensuite rooms this hotel was originally built as a farmhouse, the independent hotel has, in recent years been refurbished and extended to offer the comfort and facilities of a modern hotel whilst retaining its charm, character and warmth. Click on the image below to see more pictures from all three of these great places to stay.