One of the best parts about a weekend away or short break has got to be the accommodation. For some, it is all about luxurious surroundings, fine furnishings, and indulgent bathrooms but for others it is all about functionality and location.
Whether it is high end, budget end or somewhere in the middle we want to welcome you back to Newmarket and re-introduce you to our accommodation providers.
Newmarket’s Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa has long been a must stay place for many visitors to town. Located on the impressive Bury Road, home to many of Newmarket’s top trainers, this expansive hotel with its formal, yet relaxing ambience and immaculate lawns is worthy of a visit whatever time of year. Unfortunately, it is going to be a few more weeks before you can indulge yourselves with a stay as it is not due to re-open until September. However, they are taking reservations, so why not book ahead and pop something in the diary and begin to dream.
One of Newmarket’s best kept secrets is that you can actually stay at the Jockey Club Rooms! Despite being a private members club, their 18 bedrooms (or chambers as they like them to be called) are luxuriously decorated and available to book most of the year. A stay here is seriously special, and the breakfast experience is as memorable as the room.
For sheer elegance, then travel a few miles down the road to the historic city of Ely where the fabulous Poets House awaits. Their free standing, copper baths are legendary, set against the striking mix of greys, blacks, and crystal interiors. This hotel sparkles from top to bottom and the attention to detail is what you would expect of a classic boutique hotel.
If you are looking for a more moderately priced room then you won’t go far wrong with the Heath Court Hotel which is conveniently situated close to town. One of Best Western Hotel’s portfolio, you can be assured of a friendly welcome and a comfortable stay. Whilst of course all businesses have had to adapt during these COVID-19 times, we simply love how the Heath Court have partitioned their spacious lounge to create inviting, secluded booths. If that wasn’t enough, they have also installed a marquee, providing further space and comfort for your dining convenience.
If you prefer a more intimate stay, then we have a variety of B&Bs to offer. From the rusticness of the recently converted potting sheds at Chippenham Hall to the delightful rooms at Rosalie Farm, Cowlinge, where you can be assured of a homely welcome. Or maybe venture further into Cambridgeshire and visit Meadow House in Burwell, who know all there is to know about looking after their visitors having been in the business for many a year.
Then of course there are the contemporary rooms at The Packhorse Inn, Moulton and The Three Blackbirds, Wooditton, which form part of the same Chestnut Group. Both have adopted a classic interior style design with splashes of colour standing out of the muted tones. With state-of-the-art bathrooms make sure you do not linger too long in the rooms and miss your dinner reservation!
For those looking for a little less structure to their stay but demanding just as much exuberance, Egerton Stud and Albert House are two superb large houses providing self-catering facilities with oodles of character and period features. For large family or friend gatherings, you really can spread out and take over these houses. Not forgetting the newly opened and tastefully furnished apartment with antiques and original features at the Red Lion Soham. Just perfect for short stays for two couples or a family.
Even if you are not considering a break this month, we hope that our accommodation review has inspired you to think about booking soon and re-discovering our internationally renowned town or maybe even discovering it for the first time.
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