Where to Stay in Harwich

If you decide to extend your visit to Harwich and Dovercourt Bay and include an overnight or longer stay in these historic towns, there are a great variety of hotels, pubs, bed and breakfasts or caravan parks to choose from.

There are any number of unique independent hotels such as The Pier, or Tower Hotel. National chains include Premier Inn and Wetherspoon.

Other places to stay include: Samuel Pepys, The Stingray,  The Goodlife, Dovercourt and Greenacres Caravan Parks.

The Pier

The Pier Hotel and Restaurant is ideally located overlooking the harbour and is a true destination for exceptional food and drink in Harwich.

The Hotel’s 14 bedrooms have private bathrooms, luxury products, Sky TV and king-size beds, and are the ideal spot for watching a coastal sunset.

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The Alma Inn

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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The Bottle Kiln (Wetherspoons)

This two-story building’s Art Deco-style façade has been a feature of Kingsway since the 1930s. The adjacent plot of uneven land was part of a brickfield. Brick-making in Dovercourt dates from Roman times. During the 19th century, brick- and cement-manufacturing were leading local trades. The nearby mill, owned by John Patrick, one-time Mayor of Harwich, had 12 cement kilns and drying flues, as well as 14 bottle kilns, in 1881.

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Tower Hotel

Set in an 1855 mansion, this stately, Italian-style hotel features ornate period ceilings and is 1.2 miles from Harwich Harbour and 1.4 miles from the Harwich and Dovercourt Golf Club.

The elegant rooms have en suite bathrooms, TVs and free WiFi, as well as tea and coffeemaking equipment.

Amenities include a traditional bar and a restaurant serving contemporary British cuisine.

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Premier Inn Harwich

This modern budget hotel is a 10-minute walk from Harwich & Dovercourt Golf Club, 0.9 miles from Harwich International train station and ferry landing and 13.6 miles from Hamford Water Nature Reserve.

Rooms feature free WiFi and en suite bathrooms with showers, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities, TVs with digital channels and desks, and range from singles to family rooms with 2 pull-out beds, where kids aged 15 and under eat and stay free with paying adults.

There’s free parking and an on-site Brewers’ Fayre pub/restaurant. Breakfast (an extra cost) includes all-you-can-eat and light choices.

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Fryatt Hotel & Bar

Captain Fryatt is a Traditional Guest House and Pub which is located in Parkeston only a few minutes walk from ferry terminal. The Captain Fryatt is a Free House which offers a great selection of draught beers, ales, wines and spirits. The bar has a pool table and Sky T.V. There is separate newly opened air conditioned restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisine at great prices.

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Driftwood Cottage

Settled besides the seafront in the town of Harwich, in Essex rests this charming, Grade II fishermen’s cottage, Driftwood Cottage.

Enjoying characterful features throughout, with fish and ropes to reflect the seaside theme and a peaceful location set along a no through road, this one-bedroom cottage is ideal for a couple seeking a hideaway.

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Dovercourt Caravan Park

Dovercourt Caravan Park has excellent facilities for your seaside holiday, including an outdoor swimming pool. The park is situated in a perfect location next to the Blue Flag beaches on the Essex Sunshine Coast.

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The Swan Inn B&B

The Swan has six en suite rooms and the 15th century history comes as part of the experience. WiFi and continental breakfast included

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