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“First Rate and Wonderful location”
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Wentworth Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Worcestershire
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“First Rate and Wonderful location”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend for a relaxing break. Lovely location. We had a second floor suite with sea view which was very quiet with great views. Room was very nicely appointed and spacious. Restaurant very nice with good view and good value. Breakfast very good.
Welcome was very nice and friendly and service generally was excellent.
The only gripe was we felt the B and B costs are too high. We did not benefit from a special rate which made it very expensive compared to other hotels we have stayed in of similar standard.

Room Tip: Sea View is a must - not worth the extra for a suite unless you are going to spend a lot of time in...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Thank you for leaving a review and I hope you enjoyed the lovely sea views from your bedroom

I'm sorry you found the bed and breakfast rate to be high. It is well worth taking advantage of our dinner, bed and breakfast rate which is only £15.00 more per person and allows you each to take a three course meal in the restaurant each evening. Also please do add yourself to our mailing list on our website for news of special deals and breaks

Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you soon
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We love visiting the Wentworth. It has an old fashioned 'cosy' feel about it that suits Aldeburgh so well. The staff are always cheerful and efficient. The food is good, the rooms clean and well furnished with excellent bathrooms and the lounges are varied in character but all very pleasant and comfortable. We'll be going again soon!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Thank you for leaving a review. I'm pleased you found the staff to be good and the food likewise

Our lounges all have different features and furnishings and the bedrooms similarly

It is good to read you will be back with us soon and we look forward to welcoming you again
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Not a cheap stay but you get what you pay for, which is great, characterful public areas (lots of them), fantastic seaview rooms (though these are pricier), great food (especially the evening meals) and good service. A romantic, independent hotel but also good for a family stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Thank you for your review.

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Our spacious lounges certainly contribute to the overall feel of the hotel and create the home from home atmosphere we aim for. We have been owned by the same family now for 94 years so truly an independent hotel.

Your comments about the cuisine are pleasing and I do hope we can welcome you back in the near future so you can enjoy the hotel again
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Recently re- furbished this is a very nice sea- side hotel with old fashioned service.
Food was very good and service excellent - a popular restaurant locally for non residents.
Car park can be tight for spaces if you arrive late.
Only minor complaint was the water flow to the bath - it took an age to fill!! ( but the shower was good)

Room Tip: The large sea front rooms are very good, particularly room 24 with a bay window
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Thank you for leaving a review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. The restaurant is popular with both residents and non-residents and I'm glad the service was also appreciated.

I apologise for the bath taking a long time to fill. Perhaps you might contact me direct with your room number and our maintenance department can inspect this - james.wentworth@hotmail.com

Thank you again for your comments
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Newbold on Avon, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We had a long weekend at the Wentworth Hotel, it was our first visit to Aldeburgh and we enjoyed every minute of it. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food is good and the room was clean and comfortable, what more could we ask. The hotel is also dog friendly and we took our small and well behaved Border Terrier with us. We were pleased to find that he was as welcome as we were at the hotel and he was able to go into all the rooms except the dining room. We find that some hotels claim to be dog friendly but dogs are confined to the bedrooms. It was not the case at the Wentworth so full marks to them for that. We had breakfast and evening meals in the hotel and could not fault the food or the service. There are two nice outdoor patio areas where you can have a drink at lunchtime or in the evening, one is sunny during the day and the other gets the evening sun. Overall, we would highly recommend the Wentworth Hotel, full marks!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paul B
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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Thank you for your review. It is pleasing that you chose the Wentworth to stay at for your first trip to Aldeburgh. I am delighted that the hotel matched your expectations and we were able to provide you with a comfortable stay.

Well behaved dogs are always welcome and we appreciate it is important for some people to be able to bring their dogs as members of the family.

Our outside seating areas are becoming more and more popular at this time of year and I am pleased you had a chance to relax in the sun.

I do hope we can welcome you back to the hotel if you choose to visit Aldeburgh again
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We have stayed at the Wentworth several times over the past few years and are always very happy to return; it is such a great hotel. There is an old-fashioned feeling of understated comfort and the welcome is always warm and friendly. We stayed in April in Darfield house. This was the first time we had stayed in that part of the hotel, over the road from the main building. We were delighted with the quality of the double room we occupied; it was very spacious and the facilities were excellent. The quality of the menus on offer at the Wentworth is one of the reasons we always enjoy our visits there; there is a wide range of excellent dishes available, with the seafood particularly good, as you might expect from a hotel situated in Aldeburgh. The service is exemplary and the staff are unfailingly cheerful and helpful. The atmosphere of the hotel is perhaps its most attractive feature; it is comfortable and relaxed and all of the guests you meet seem very pleased to be there. The rates are very competitive; we think, for what is on offer it is very good value.We have booked another stay for a few days in July and are very much looking forward to staying at the Wentworth again.

Anthony S

Room Tip: The rooms in Darfield house are excellent; it is also nice and quiet in that part of the hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you continue to visit us over the years and that you have another stay planned already.

Darfield House was refurbished last year as part of our ongoing renovation in the hotel. We aim to completely refurbish an area of the hotel each year to ensure we modernise whilst maintaining our traditional standards.

I am pleased the food is a primary reason for visiting us and we will continue to offer a good selection of dishes each evening.

A country house (by the sea) atmosphere is what we aim to create and this hopefully emanates throughout the hotel

Your comments are gratefully appreciated and we look forward to seeing you in July
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I stayed here last night, checked in late as I was working locally. I stayed on the ground floor in a large double bedroom, the bathroom was lovely, gret bug bath tub and excellent shower. Totally modern with nice lighting and toiletries.
Breaksfast was high standard and the rooms and hotel were clean (I am fussy too!!).
The only negative thing was checking in and out, because the company I was working with were paying, I found the staff to be a little on their guard, backs up straight away, as if I'd stay and run away without paying!!
But when they spoke to the people I was working for (again in the morning after explaining and dealing with the issue the night before) everything was fine.
I would stay here again, next time I would bring my family too :)

Room Tip: Ground floor spacious room in building opposite
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for your review. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the bedroom and bathroom

I apologise for the confusion regarding checkout. I think we were not 100% sure if the company was paying and just wanted to double check with you.

We hope to welcome you back very soon and hopefully you will get a chance to bring your family

Thank you again for your comments
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Property: Wentworth Hotel
Address: Wentworth Road, Aldeburgh IP15 5BD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Aldeburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Wentworth Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wentworth is a country house style hotel right on the seafront in the coastal town of Aldeburgh. It has many seafacing bedrooms and provides the ideal getaway for the discerning couple. Gardens in the summer and cosy fires in the winter provide comfortable places to enjoy the atmosphere of this charming hotel. Couples, families and the business traveller are all welcome at this family owned hotel, now in its 3rd generation of ownership ... more   less 
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