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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 79%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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A charming and welcoming hotel that enjoys a prominent position

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At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible

The Tower Hotel is an impressive late 17th-century Italian-style building, with a wealth of ornamental ceiling cornices, beautiful architraves and an impressive balustrade. Bedrooms, many named after prominent people from Harwich's past, are spacious and furnished to a very high standard. Evening meals and breakfast are served in the decorative dining rooms, and Rigby's bar offers tempting meals and a wide range of refreshments.


  • En-suite rooms: 13
  • Family rooms: 2
  • Ground-floor rooms: 2
  • Wi-Fi available

Opening times

  • Closed: 25-26 Dec


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 30


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 30
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 30
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 30


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 70

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Follow main road into Harwich. Past BP garage on left

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Room prices from£68/night**Minimum price of a standard double room *Minimum price of a standard double room
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