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The White Lion Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Colchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Ruby Wedding”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The White Lion was every thing we had expected. Staff were very attentive. Rooms were clean and tidy (we would recommend a sea view). Food was excellent. The breakfast was far more than we had expected and table service so you did not have to fight your way to the buffet table. The staff had picked up on the fact that we were celebrating our Ruby Wedding and champagne was served at our table on the Saturday night compliments of the hotel. Our family joined us for dinner on the Saturday and could not praise the service and food enough. All in all, we would come back again and have no problem recommending the White Lion to friends and family. Well done to all concerned.

Room Tip: Go for the sea view rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alan W
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Firstly, thank you for sharing your special occasion with us, and I am pleased to read that we made your anniversary special. I hope to see you again very soon. Best Wishes.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2013

This was our second stay at The White Lion. On the first occasion the food and especially the breakfast were a highlight. On this occasion, possibly because it was a Sunday dinner and Monday breakfast the standard was not as good. Breakfast appeared to have come from a pre cooked hot plate and could have been a lot better. Porridge, yoghurt etc were not offered.
Having had this minor complaint the hotel itself is still very welcoming and in a great location and the experience has not put us off from returning

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank scottwallis
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Thank you for your email, I am sorry that you experienced some issues at breakfast. I would like the opportunity to talk to you about it, I am available on 01728 452720. should you wish to discuss this in more depth. Best Wishes
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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Very good hotel, service, breakfasts. I had the best two nights' sleep I've had in ages. The staff are very pleasant, efficient and do their best to be helpful (and succeed!). We had a good afternoon tea but unfortunately weren't able to have dinner there.

Room Tip: We had room 32 around the back of the hotel which was very quiet, spotless, looked to be recently re...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank David W
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
I am thrilled to read you enjoyed your afternoon tea with us during your recent stay. Hopefully next time you visit you will enjoy Dinner in our sea facing brassiere. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes
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Truro, Cornwall
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Aldeburgh is gorgeous and the White Lion is delightful. Charming receptionist offering good value upgrade to a lovely seaview bedroom. Wonderful to watch - and hear - the North Sea waves breaking on the beach from the comfort of ones room. Tasty breakfast with none of that 'help yourself to the buffet' nonsense. It was the first time I'd been back for more than 25 years. It won't be that long before I return again.

Room Tip: It has to be a seaview room!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed the area. Many of our guests like the idea of a table service breakfast so you don't have to scramble around at a buffet like at many other hotels. We look forward to seeing you again soon, but don't leave it another 25years...;-) See you again soon. Best Wishes
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We have spent a few overnight stays here recently. This hotel is very accommodating and comfortable, and has become our favourite destination.
It was a pleasant surprise to be welcomed back with goodies in our room.
Staff are helpful and pleasant.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ant L
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Thank you for your review. It was a real pleasure to welcome you back once again! I am pleased you enjoyed the goodies in your room for myself and the team as a show of our appreciation of your continued support and custom. I am thrilled to read you enjoyed your time once again, and that we have become your favourite destination. See you back very soon I am sure. Best Wishes
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Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We have just returned from a fabulous three days at the White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh Suffolk. The hotel was excellent, warm and cosy, delicious food and great staff helping to make our stay really, really enjoyable. Thank you.
The Manager Peter Osbourne went out of his way to ensure everyone was enjoying themselves and special mention must be made of Pille who was so welcoming, and made sure we had all that we wanted, nothing was too much trouble for her. Niki and the other receptionist were excellent too and looked after us extremely well. Mr Osbourne obviously runs a very happy ship.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 7 paying extra as it was a sea view room, very comfortable room with great views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ann E
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Blush....! Your words are very kind. We are a team at the White Lion, and without them I could not do it. What we do is offer good old fashioned hospitality. It is always nice to read that people had the full experience of the White Lion. I have already congratulated Niki from reception. She is overwhelmed by your special mention, and I am extremely proud too. Thank you. I hope to see you again very soon. Best Wishes
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Once again we have visited this excellent hotel on the east coast at Aldeburgh. As always the staff were very welcoming and polite. Booking in was very easy and efficient. We stayed for 2 nights full board.The menu was extensive and there was a good selection of drinks at the bar. Our room was comfortable with a view over the seafront. We will be visiting again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank JONATHAN S
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
It was a pleasure to welcome you back again! I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us recently. I will share you feedback with the team. See you back soon hopefully, Best Wishes
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The White Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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