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The White Lion Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Our first visit to the White Lion since the refurb. What a difference. The place looks great. Better still is the warm and friendly reception from all the staff. Accommadation excellent even without the sea view!! Location couldn't be better - straight out the door and onto the beach. The village of Aldeburgh is amazing. If you've not been you're missing out.

Food was good but I've had better. Breakast was fabulous though.

Will be back in 2013.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2012

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the Aldeburgh experience! It really is the jewel of the Suffolk Coast. We look forward to seeing you in 2013. I would persoanlly like to welcome you, so please contact me directly once you have booked your next stay so I can be available on arrival. Have a great Christmas! Best Wishes

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Reviewed 9 December 2012

Our second stay at the White Lion was even better than the first. We had a gorgeaous sea view room with two windows looking in different directions, out to sea and along the coast to Thorpeness - magic in the winter sunshine. The room was very comfortable and the furnishings comfortable rather then flash. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We prefer the ambience here to both the Brudenell and Wentworth and will certainly return.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank curiousSuffolk
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2012

Thank you for your recent review. It was a real pleasure to meet you again on your return visit. I do hope we will see you again in 2013. Have a great Christmas! Best Wishes

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Reviewed 7 December 2012

Having only ever previously ventured into this hotel for afternoon tea, staying overnight was a bit of a gamble. However, from the warm welcome on arrival to the friendly chat on departure, everything was done very professionally. Our room was at the front on the first floor - secondary double glazing means that the look of the windows is preserved - but it will be expensive to maintain because the condensation between the original and seconadary panes will cause the wood to rot if they are not careful.

Lovely breakfast and a pleasant change not to have the usual self-service scrum. They catered for my very particular dietary needs very well and all the staff were excellent.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ricky A
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2012

Thank you for your feedback, I have asked our maintenace team to address the window. We do hope to see you again soon. Have a great Christmas. Best Wishes

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Reviewed 5 December 2012

Well run , very professional, We had the small private room for dinner which sat 12, (6 couples) the room is meant more for 8 or 10 persons but was our choice to squeeze in .. food and service was first class .. usually stay at the Wentworth but this is just as good if not better..we will be back for sure ..

Room Tip: request the top floor right hand corner room ( right as in when looking at the hotel from the road...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank kingfisher1959
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2012

Thank you for your kind comments. I am pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. The team do work hard to deliver excellence. Have a great Christmas! Best Wishes

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Reviewed 4 December 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the White Lion from the moment we arrived. The service is welcoming and attentive, rooms relaxing and beds comfortable. Food is important to us and we thoroughly appreciated the quality and variety on offer, with local produce featuring highly on the menus. Well done Peter and team. We wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year. See you again soon!

Room Tip: We like the seaview rooms on the 2nd floor
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank cheryl c
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2012

Thank you for your lovely feedback. Have a great christmas and a superb 2013. We hope to see you again very soon. Best Wishes.

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Reviewed 4 December 2012

We opted for the Winter warmer and enjoyed the Mulled Cider something we would have never tried but certainly will again;
The room was cosy and overall a warm and friendly welcome from reception right through to resturant and bar staff.
Dinner that was included and selected from the A la Carte and was excellent.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2012

Warm and friendly is what the White Lion is all about! Thank you so much for yoru comments. Best Wishes for 2013 and have a great Christmas.

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Reviewed 4 December 2012

The Hotel was highly recommended by a friend. The hotel was warm and inviting with beautiful festive directions to make it feel a special seasonal break.
The staff were friendly and helpful. Excellent food with a good choice.
The room 31 was lovely and comfortable and well away from any of the functions going on in the hotel so nice and quiet.
The only two quibbles I had was:-
The shower was not very powerful.
I had booked on line and had B&B with Evening meal, when I came to pay they had charged me again for Evening meals on both nights.
This was soon corrected by the reception staff who were very apologetic.

I would recommend the hotel and will definitely return.

Thank you.. Wendy

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank W12400
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2012

Thank you! I have shared your comments with the team. They were delighted to read your feedback. Have a great Christmas and best wishes for 2013. See you again soon

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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: £105 - £165 (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
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