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Cpt. Christopher Jones Room

The bedrooms are spacious, some of which are named after prominent people in the history of Harwich and Dovercourt.

All rooms are centrally heated for your comfort. Each room has private en-suite facilities with hairdryer, telephone, colour television and a free WiFi Broadband internet connection.

There is also provision for guests to enjoy tea or coffee as early or late as they wish. Several of the rooms can comfortably accommodate family groups. Room service will happily provide an early morning call and newspapers should you so wish.

Standard rooms available from £55.00
Executive rooms available from £75.00 (as pictured below)

Samuel Pepys Room


Famous writer and local MP of the 17th century. His diaries have become valuable in studying life in that era. He lived in Church Street, Harwich and the property is now a wine bar bearing his name.


Lord Nelson Room


Visited Harwich with his ship on many occassions. While here he stayed at the Three Cups public house that still stands in Church Street today, now a private residence.


Mr J R Pattrick Room


Built the Tower as a private residence. Pattrick was a manufacturer of Roman Cement and his factory was located down Pattricks Lane next to this building.

Mr Pattrick’s company supplied the concrete for the foundations and structure to Tower Bridge over the River Thames. Hence the name of this building.


Sir Thomas Lipton Room


Lipton was a tea baron of India and also had retail outlets around the country. There was one of his shops in old Harwich. He also had a passion for sailing his J Class Yacht against King George V in the Felixtowe Regatta.

Pictures of the J Boats can be seen in the stairway reception of the Tower Hotel.


Cpt. Christopher Jones Room


The captain of 'The Mayflower', the ship that undertook the voyage to New England carrying the Pilgrim Fathers. The house that he lived in still stands in Kings Head Street, Harwich and has been fully restored.


Mr Bagshaw Room


Was one of the most wealthy land owners in this area. He owned a large amount of the seafront area and had a house built in what is now the Dovercourt Cliff Park. An architects drawing of the house and surrounding buildings can be seen behind reception.


Cpt. Fryatt Room


Captain of one the cross-channel ferries that ran to the Hook of Holland during the First World War. During one of these passages he rammed a German U-Boat that was trying to attack his vessel. He was later captured by the Germans who executed him.