The AA identifies the highest performing hotel in Britain and Ireland as the AA Inspectors' Choice, denoted by Red Stars. This is the AA's supreme accolade, used to recognise hotels that stand out as the very best, regardless of style or size.

"We are delighted, for the third year running, for the Salthouse Harbour Hotel to have retained 4 AA Red Stars in the AA Inspectors' Choice Red Star Awards for 2013/14. Receiving such a prestigious award is a fantastic reflection on the team. It means even more to us as we know how well received this accolade is by our many supporters in Ipswich and Suffolk. Being just one of 4 hotels in Suffolk, to have this award is an honour for us as a family run business and for every member of the team who work for us to ensure we meet the criteria of consistent excellence in all areas of the hotel's operation and service."

Robert Gough Managing Director Gough Hotels