If any of you have had a read of my blog post on the Salthouse Harbour Hotel around this time last year, you'll have spotted the same copper bath in both posts. Both hotels are by the same brand, and share similar design, menus and service.
I studied at college in Bury St Edmunds years ago, so I'm more than familiar with the town itself. I always like to go back for a visit to the Christmas market and for a chill out in the Abbey Gardens around spring/summer time.
Back to the hotel. We stayed in their top of the range fancy pants contemporary suite, which is blessed with the biggest bathroom I've ever wandered into, with an oversized bath and shower to match. The bed is fit for a giant, and has the squishiest pillows, duvet and mattress ever made. Perfect to jump back into after overindulging on afternoon tea.
The breakfast is of top quality but lacking in the option of a vegetarian sausage or some form of meat substitute. I no longer eat dairy or eggs so after passing mine over to my other half felt rather underwhelmed with what I had left. The croissants also arrived cold, which in a luxury hotel isn't what I'd hope for.
If you're looking for a new town in a different county to explore, I'd definitely recommend giving The Angel a thought. There's an underground cocktail bar that serves a long list of drinks and makes for a fun evening, be it midweek or weekend. They also offer a wonderful afternoon tea if you're a fan of cake and loose leaf tea, I'd highly recommend opting for the vanilla green tea which I'm still craving as I write this.