Historic Hotels in East Anglia

Browse through our selection of historic hotels in the East of England and East Anglia. Relax in a country house hotel in Suffolk, enjoy a round of golf at a country club in Cambridgeshire or pamper yourself with an luxury spa hotel break. From the imposing Washingborough Hall Hotel to the equally luxurious Swan Hotel at Lavenham, we’ve handpicked the best historic hotels in Norfolk, the Norfolk Broads, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

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Hintlesham Hall Hotel

Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Hintlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3NS.

Nestled in 175 acres of rolling Suffolk countryside, Hintlesham Hall is an imposing grade one listed, Elizabethan manor house. Today the hotel offers 32 individually, decorated bedrooms, a pool, award winning wine cellar, fine dining restaurant and a gym.

  • 15th Century

Champneys Henlow

Champneys Henlow, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6DB.

Set in a historic country house in rural Bedfordshire, this adults-only resort features the famous Champneys Spa, with a grand swimming pool and sauna. Nestling in 150 acres of parkland, this exclusive spa hotel offers bespoke therapies and treatments.

  • 18th Century

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The Gonville Hotel

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. CB1 1LY.

Originally built by Gonville & Caius college for one of its’ Senior Fellows, the 4-star Gonville Hotel enjoys views over the famous Parker’s Piece, the birthplace of the rules of Association Football. The hotel offers spacious bedrooms, a friendly restaurant and free bike hire.

  • 19th Century

Leaside Hotel

Leaside Hotel, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 1BT.

Located in the heart of Luton, this stylish hotel offers 23 boutique bedrooms, some feature a sunken bath, four-poster bed or spa bath. The Brasserie restaurant serves a varied menu of home-cooked food, or enjoy gourmet snacks on the Victorian terrace.

  • 19th Century

The Dales Country House Hotel

Dales Country House Hotel, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TJ.

This grade II listed building is full of original features and offers well appointed rooms. One of the deluxe rooms boasts a whirlpool bath and a private balcony. The ‘Upchers Restaurant’ serves a high quality of cuisine.

  • 19th Century

The Crown

The Crown, Stoke-by-Nayland, nr. Colchester, Suffolk, CO6 4SE.

This traditional vintage inn and privately owned boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodation in 11 well appointed, en suite rooms, three of which boast their very own terrace. The award winning restaurant serves great food all freshly cooked.

  • 18th Century

The Barns Hotel

The Barns Hotel, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3SA.

The four star Barns Hotel is situated in a beautiful riverside location within 3 acres of landscape gardens. The hotel restaurant’s menu is overseen by a Michelin starred chef. As a side note, Samuel Whitbread (of brewing fame) was born here in 1720!

  • 13th Century

The Bull Hotel

The Bull Hotel, Long Melford, near Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9JG.

Situated on Long Melford’s High Street, this fine timbered building has a history dating back over 500 years and has been an inn since 1580. With its moulded oak beams, open fires and period furniture, it was originally built for a wealthy wool merchant.

  • 15th Century

The Swan Hotel & Spa

The Swan, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QA.

The Swan Hotel is one of East Anglia’s best known hotels, dating back to the 14th century and incorporates several notable buildings, including an Elizabethan house and Lavenham’s former Wool Hall. The hotel has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for fine food.

  • 15th Century

Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1RW.

The four star rated Bedford Swan Hotel is situated in the centre of Bedford overlooking the river. Full of history and character, the stunning bedrooms feature air conditioning and flatscreen TVs. There is also a swimming pool and jacuzzi.

  • 18th Century

Hotel du Vin Cambridge

Hotel du Vin, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1QA.

Hotel du Vin is ideally located in the centre of Cambridge and boasts 41 bedrooms and suites. Facilities include a French-style cellar bar & bistro, eclectic furnishings, Egyptian linen, monsoon-like showers and handsprung mattresses.

  • 19th Century

The Pheasant Hotel

The Pheasant Hotel, Kelling, nr. Sheringham, Norfolk, NR25 7EG.

Set in picturesque countryside on the North Norfolk Coast, the award winning Pheasant Hotel and Restaurant is just a short stroll from the nearest beach. This pretty Georgian country house hotel offers 32 luxuriously decorated, en suite rooms.

  • 18th Century