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The White Lion Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This hotel has an idyllic setting, within earshot of the breakers on Aldeburgh beach. My room had a sea view and was all you'd expect from an up-market, boutique hotel. The sea bream evening meal was exceptional, as was the traditional Suffolk breakfast in the morning and the smoked Suffolk ham sandwich the previous lunchtime. An altogether enjoyable experience, with personal service all the way, highly recommended.

Room Tip: Room 7 was excellent, with a sea view.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2012

Thank you for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Stay in touch, Best Wishes

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed a mini break here, the weather wasn't brilliant but the hotel was so good it made up for it! The sea views were amazing and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good quality, local produce, though a buffet style would have given a bit more flexibility. The room was well equipped and soundproofed. Definitely worth paying a bit extra for room with a sea view if you can afford it/ for a special occasion.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

We stayed at the White Lion for four nights. All of the staff were freindly, helpful and efficient. our room was kept spotless, meal service was spot on and delivered by cheerful waitresses and the barman was chatty and amusing.

Our room was a good size as is the en suite and both were decorated to a good standard in a modern low key style. The sea view is great and well worth paying a little extra for, the road outside is quiet at night so we slept well.

Breakfasts are a good quality and the menu comprehesive enough to cater for almost everyone. The "Lion's share" fry up should satisfy even the most committed trencherman. My personal favorite were the local kippers. The only slight let down was the evening meal, it was perfectly cooked and locally sourced and reasonably priced but the presentation lacked finese. Also the decor of the dining room doesn't really have an evening atmosphere. These are, however, minor quibbles for what is overall a great place.

Room Tip: Chose a room with a sea view
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2012

Wow, thank you! You are very kind indeed. The team always like to recieve great feedback as it shows what we are doing here is right. Do come back and see us again soon. Best Wishes

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Reviewed 4 November 2012 via mobile

The White Lion has undergone a superb refurbishment . The Brasserie & Bar have lovely sea views matched by the coastal themed interior ,The food and service is excellent .The lounge area's and bedrooms are cosy and comfortable. Well done !!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2012

Thank you for your recent review. The refurbishment has made such a difference here at the hotel and since April 2011 we have gone from strength to strength. I am pleased you enjoyed the experience here and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Wishes

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Reviewed 3 November 2012

Thankyou to all the wonderful staff , this is a wonderful gem of a hotel ...... Great Barman , great service in restaurant . A great place to stay .. And above all great food ! .It was my Girlfriends birthday , we both had a superb time .

Room Tip: We had inland room , not a problem as it was poor weather .. but if you prefer sea view ! wonderful...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and hope your partner had a wonderful birthday. See you again soon.

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Sean Morrison
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

Two night stay for my wife's birthday .Lucky to have dry and warm weather for the time of year which made the stay more enjoyable. The room had a superb seaview and was well appointed and comfortable. Staff were helpful and pleasant. The only negative was the food. Breakfasts were adequate but the only time we had an evening meal the chef simply could not get the steak cooked as I liked it , medium to well. It was served twice to me undercooked and the third time it was VERY well done!
We will return but not necessarily have dinner at the hotel as there are better restaurants in the town.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2012

Thank you taking the time to post a review. I am please that you found you room comfortable but disappointed that you did not enjoy dinner. If you should want to discuss the issues you had at dinner please contact either myself or Peter our general manager.

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Reviewed 1 November 2012

Very friendly and pleasant staff. A very nice meal was had in the restaurant, breakfast very good too, excellent service. Nice room, good size, sea view as booked. We were not disappointed and look forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you were not disappointed and we look forward to welcoming you back. See you soon

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Sean Morrison
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Additional Information about The White Lion Hotel

Address: Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Aldeburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Price Range: £106 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The White Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Best Western Aldeburgh
Aldeburgh Best Western
The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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