Christmas and New Year are all about celebrating, unwinding and putting your feet up. Whether you’re after a romantic break, spending time with the family or celebrating with friends, what better way to end the year than with a relaxing getaway.
Here are some of the best places in Suffolk that are offering special Christmas and New Year breaks. Remember to secure your booking early!
The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa
The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa is one of the finest luxury hotels in Suffolk. Located in the picturesque Tudor village of Lavenham, the hotel is set within a medieval timber-framed building. With oak beamed interiors, roaring log fires, cosy nooks and delicious food, it’s the perfect place to spend Christmas and New Year.
Enjoy a three night Christmas package from Christmas Eve to the 27th December. Choose from a range of bedrooms decked out with all the little luxuries and indulge in many multi-course dinners and festive treats.
For New Year, there are two packages you can choose from. Stay from the 30th December to New Year’s day. Alternatively, stay from New Year’s Eve until the 2nd January. Both include a four course black tie gala dinner, cream tea and multiple-course dinners.
Hintlesham Hall is set in a 16th century, Grade I listed manor house within 175 acres of countryside. Relax in the individually decorated plush bedrooms and enjoy mouthwatering food in the 2 AA Rosette awarded restaurant.
Enjoy a three night stay at Hintlesham Hall, starting from Christmas Eve to the 27th December. The break includes multiple-course meals, live music and festive quizzes. Perhaps you fancy a round of golf or a beauty treatment too?
For New Year, the one night break package includes a New Year’s Eve champagne reception, black tie gala dinner and a fireworks display.
Salthouse Harbour Hotel
Salthouse Harbour Hotel is a boutique hotel set near the beautiful waterfront of Ipswich marina. Casual, contemporary rooms are decked out with quirky finishings and artwork, as well as all the modern amenities you need. Enjoy a relaxing lunch, afternoon tea or an intimate dinner at the restaurant with views across the harbour.
This Christmas, stay from Christmas Eve until the 27th December. This three night stay package includes a full Suffolk breakfast, Christmas Eve three course dinner, Christmas Day lunch and Boxing Day three course dinner.
Although the hotel isn’t offering any overnight New Year packages, it is offering a very special luxury afternoon tea with bottomless fizz, as well as a New Year’s Eve three course dinner.
The Black Lion
Set in the picturesque village of Long Melford, this 15th century inn has been converted into a chic hotel. Set in a quiet location overlooking the village green, it’s a sanctuary for rest and relaxation. Combining modern with traditional creates a wonderful setting to enjoy the hotel’s luxury individually styled bedrooms, delicious food, local ales and extensive wine list.
Throughout December, the hotel is offering festive one night stay packages which include a three course menu, Christmas stocking and breakfast.
You can also choose to stay over Christmas, with a wonderful two or three night’s stay package arriving on the 23rd or Christmas Eve. This includes a Christmas gift, Christmas Eve supper, Christmas stocking, Christmas morning breakfast, Christmas lunch, festive hamper and a Boxing Day breakfast.
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
If you’re looking for a luxurious break away from it all, Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is the place to be. Set within 300 acres of countryside on the edge of the Dedham Vale AONB, and right on the Essex-Suffolk border, the hotel offers a spa and health centre, two 18 hole championship golf courses, a driving range and excellent dining facilities.
Choose from a two night or three night Christmas break, arriving on Christmas Eve. The packages include a Contemporary Club Room, festive entertainment, dinner each night including a buffet on Christmas Day, breakfast each morning, Christmas lunch and complimentary use of the poolside facilities at Peake Spa.
You can also choose to stay over New Year’s, whether it’s a one night or two night stay. For the one night stay, arrive on the 31st and enjoy a three course dinner, full English breakfast and complimentary use of the poolside facilities. You’ll enjoy the same for the two night stay package, and arrive either on the 30th or 31st.
The Mill Hotel
Set in a scenic spot on the banks of the River Stour in the quintessential Suffolk town of Sudbury, lies The Mill Hotel. This beautifully converted water mill offers contemporary interiors to complement the mill’s original features. The hotel is home to an AA Rosette award winning restaurant serving up seasonal dishes using the finest ingredients from Suffolk’s farmers and suppliers.
This Christmas, enjoy an exclusive three night Christmas package from Christmas Eve to the 27th. Enjoy multiple course meals each day, including a five course Christmas Day lunch, buffets and entertainment.
Tuddenham Mill is the ideal spot for an indulgent break. Set within a former water mill, this boutique hotel is located within 12 acres of countryside. Relax in the chic, contemporary rooms and enjoy fine dining in the three AA Rosette award winning restaurant.
Enjoy a Christmas retreat package from the 24th to the 26th. The package includes breakfasts, three course Christmas Eve dinner, pre-lunch Buck’s Fizz, three course Christmas Day lunch and a Christmas evening charcuterie.
Spend time here over New Year’s as well, with a two night’s stay from the 31st to the 2nd. Enjoy a breakfasts each day, three course New Year’s Eve dinner, live music, three course New Year’s Day lunch and New Year’s Day charcuterie.