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BEST WESTERN Gatehouse Hotel.

Ideally located in Ipswich.

The BEST WESTERN Gatehouse Hotel is a charming and secluded country house retreat on the outskirts of Ipswich. A real hidden gem, built in the Regency style, the hotel offers peace and tranquillity in over three acres of beautiful, mature gardens.

A small yet perfectly formed hotel, our home away from home is perfectly placed to offer a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The surrounding conservation area certainly adds to the air of relaxation! On the edge of town, the BEST WESTERN Gatehouse Hotel is ideal for a weekend getaway in the heart of Suffolk.

The small, friendly nature of the hotel, with its extensive gardens, also offers the perfect venue for those guests wanting to stage intimate weddings or private celebrations!

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799 Old Norwich Road


Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Chef Frankie Manners


Gatehouse Restaurant

Come in, make yourself at home. The relaxed and sociable atmosphere in our restaurant inspires our Chef to create dishes full of flair and imagination - not to mention award-winning flavour!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary


This beautiful hideaway hotel is set in 4 acres of gardens and is perfect for the smaller wedding.


Wedding service and reception venue

However you want to celebrate your big day, we'll help you arrange the entertainment. You can even provide your own if you prefer!


We'll cater for up to 50 guests, with fine dining and a number of buffet options on the menu!


Registry office:

For any enquiries please call Heather Billing on 01473 741897

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type IP1 6LH

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Nearest motorway: A14, J53, 2.00 miles
Nearest train station: Ipswich, 4.00 miles
Nearest airport: London Stansted, 40.00 miles
Free parking on site (20 spaces)
On site disabled parking (1 spaces)

799 Old Norwich Road

What's nearby?


  • Ipswich Football Club (2 miles)

  • Ipswich Speedway stadium (3 miles)

  • Norwich Football club (30 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Christchurch park and mansion (2 miles)

  • Ipswich waterfront development (3 miles)

  • Ipswich museum (2 miles)

  • Suffolk ski slope (4 miles)

  • Aldeburgh Suffolk coastal town (28 miles)


  • Ipswich Shopping Centre (3 miles)

  • Bury St Edmunds (25 miles)

  • Norwich (30 miles)

Our meeting room is situated in the grounds of the hotel. It's suitable for small boardroom style meetings, so you and your colleagues are more than welcome to join us here in Ipswich.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • Trip Advisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 104 traveller reviews
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Quiet, shabby and souless

12/04/2015 Susan L, Brighton, United Kingdom

We arrived having booked a double delux room with bath. We were shown to room 6! It was small, hot and had a tiny bathroom with shower only. We felt this was totally unacceptable but on complaining... more


Excellent hotel

03/04/2015 Paul F, London, United Kingdom

This is an excellent hotel and very good value which to be honest we had not expected. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable and the food in the restaurant was... more


A pleasant stay.

03/04/2015 Sm0key2010, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

I stayed here while working near Ipswich, the hotel communal areas are clean tidy and have a good character and atmosphere, I was surprised by the size of my room which was well furnished, very clean... more


Mid-week business trip

02/04/2015 Duncan A, Benjamin

Very surprised at the quality and size of the room. The photo's on the Best Western website don't do the hotel any favours! The hotel is an eclectic mix of a probably Georgian house, with original... more


The Sutton Hoo Visit

29/03/2015 TimAntheaBarton, Sherborne, United Kingdom

If like us you want to visit The Sutton Hoo Treasure and other places of interest near Ipswich. I commend this as a place to stay, friendly excellent food nice and quite but close to shops .If that... more