Located close to the centre of Ipswich and Ipswich railway station, the 100 room Novotel provides basic and somewhat spartan (no wardrobe, just a shelf and a rail?) accommodation. The good size rooms have the feel of upmarket French student dorms - minimalist without much style. Each room has a comfortable sofa, and feels reasonably spacious, if a little cold. In-room entertainment includes 4 radio stations, Sky Sports as well as 2 movies (the same two all week) and Playstation games. Food is unexciting from a fairly limited menu- unless you're in a hurry, you're better off heading into Ipswich centre (only a few minutes walk, to vastly superior restaurants such as Venezia). Car parking is very limited, so expect to have to hand your keys in at reception to allow them to juggle visitors' cars. Overall there's nothing out-and-out wrong with the hotel, but pretty much everything is lacklustre, with a lack of attention to detail and customer care shown by the staff. For the money, in this area, you can do better, so unless the proximity to the station or Ipswich centre is an overriding concern, try to find somewhere else.