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The Pier Hotel (Harwich, United Kingdom)

The Pier Hotel (Harwich, United Kingdom)

About The Pier Hotel

Hotel The Pier is nautical-themed hotel located opposite Harwich harbour. Its set across two buildings, one dating from the 1850s and one from the 1700s. The hotel has 14 modest rooms. The rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and minibars. All the rooms also have tea and coffeemakers and en suite bathrooms. Some rooms have sea views, while suites have sitting areas with telescopes. Hotel The Pier is a smoke free property. It has an indoor pool, meeting spaces and a health club. There’s free parking at a nearby place and a 24-hour front desk. The hotel has a fine dining restaurant specializing in sea food as well as International cuisine, and a casual bistro. There’s also a bar and complimentary English breakfast is served. Room service is available. Lifeboat Museum is a four-minute walk from the hotel while Harwich Town train station is a nine-minute walk.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

  • LocationExcellent  (8.5 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.4 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.9 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.1 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Nice, welcoming ambience

The hotel is built in the style of a Venetian palazzo in the 18th-century and its blue and white facade is still remarkable. It has a pleasant, welcoming ambience. Guests said that the greetings they received on arrival from the staff and the hosts were so friendly, it gave them a homely feeling. They also liked the nautical themed ambience throughout the hotel. Staff in the hotel is helpful and cordial.


Clean boutique style rooms

Rooms in the hotel are immaculately clean. The rooms are nicely decorated, some predominantly red and some beige. Beds in the rooms are comfortable and the rooms are equipped with all the facilities. There's Wi-Fi and TVs. Plus, some rooms have splendid views over the harbour.


Good location

The hotel is located exactly opposite the Harwich harbour, thus there are great views of the ships entering the Port as well as confluence of the rivers and yachts bustling above the water. Additionally, the hotel is a short walk from the main street shops or taxi, and even ship terminal or trains to London.

Negative Reviews


Overpriced venue

Accommodations as well as the food at the hotel as overpriced as compared to other hotels of the same category. Some guests even mentioned that for the price paid its better to stay in London and travel to Harwich by train.



Since the hotel is built in the late 18th-century, its decor in the rooms has become a tad dated. Some guests said the paints in some parts was peeling off. Even the dining room needs some refurbishment, and the menu also needs to be changed to the trending, current demands.



Few guests complained about the noise from the adjacent container yard and said the noise over a period of time was a big botheration.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Café
  2. Arcade/Video games
  3. Entrance hall/lobby
  4. Lift
  5. Parking
  6. Terrace
  7. Porter service
  8. Pets allowed
  9. Hotel bar
  10. Conference rooms
  11. Non-smoking rooms
  12. Restaurant
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Ironing board
  4. Openable windows
  5. Television
  6. Hairdryer
  7. Central heating
  8. Electric kettle
  9. Radio
  10. Satellite TV
  11. Desk
  12. Telephone
Sports facilities
  1. Golf course
  1. Accessible parking
Theme / Type
  1. Boutique hotel
For children
  1. Organised activities for kids
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


The Quay,  CO12 3HH,  Harwich,  United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1255)241212 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Pier Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at The Pier Hotel?

    No, The Pier Hotel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Pier Hotel?

    Yes, The Pier Hotel has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at The Pier Hotel?

    Yes, The Pier Hotel provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Pier Hotel?

    Check-in at The Pier Hotel is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Pier Hotel located?

    The Pier Hotel is located in The Quay, CO12 3HH, Harwich, United Kingdom.