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“Lovely weekend - avoid Christmas party nights though”

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The White Lion Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
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Suffolk
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“Lovely weekend - avoid Christmas party nights though”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We had a lovely weekend at The White Lion. The rooms were very clean,and the bathroom was gorgeous. The staff were very attentive and helpful, and we really enjoyed having a drink the lounge and bar areas, and met with friends for drinks there before going out. It was before Christmas and the Hotel was decorated beautifully. The only down side for us is that there were Christmas parties on there, and whilst we could ignore the loud music, (trying to keep with the Christmas spirit) our room vibrated to the beat of the disco. I got up and stuffed tissue paper into the cupboard doors to try and stop the vibrations. This didn't really spoil our stay - we would just avoid the Christmas party season another time, and would recommend staying there any other time.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Christmas party season is busy, but that is why we tell our guests in advance so they can make a decision to join us or not. We do try where possible to allocate rooms away from the function room, however this is not always possible. I do hope to see you again very soon, please get in touch when you visit us again so I can personally welcome. Best Wishes
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Spent a night here in early Jan 2014. Modern comfortable room. Fantastic sea view (not all rooms have this though). Helpful, friendly staff. They also did a decent full English breakfast in the morning, with plenty of other choices by the looks of things. The Wifi was also free but didn't work the evening I was there. However the problem appeared to be hotel wide so may have been a broadband supplier issue and not the hotel's fault. It was working fine the next day.

The hotel is a great location for walks along the coast or exploring the local countryside.
Aldeburgh also a great little town with some good pubs, cafes and shops - along with some fantastic fish and chips.

Although I thought the room was quite expensive, it is certainly in keeping with other hotels in the area. The town is clearly very popular all year round and prices are at a premium accordingly. That being said, it represented great value in relation to what else was available and the amenities it offered. I would definitely recommend and hope to return later in the year.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you for your comments and feedback. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed the experience with us. We all look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best Wishes
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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We came with a friend for an evening meal on Sat 4th Jan 14, the meal was great but it was all the more memorable because as we arrived the electricity was off ... the restaurant looked lovely with all the candles and the staff did everything they could to make it all still feel like "business as usual", extra candles were brought to our table, and though we had to make choices of cold starters the waiter, Alastair, was very helpful and kept light hearted, and he looked after us very well throughout the evening. Eventually the electricity came one, we had a lovely hot main meal, and still the staff apologised for the "dark" start, not their fault of course!
Having a good meal like we had is praise for the kitchen staff, but to enjoy the whole evening is down to the happy, polite and helpful staff serving everyone, and we wanted to say thank you Alastair for making it a lovely evening for us all!
Sandie & Wayne (Aldeburgh)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you for your comments, It was great to meet you during the "power cut" - the team worked as if it was a normal night, which to be honest was a fantastic evening and atmosphere in darkness with only candle light! Very romantic...
Stay in touch and come back to see us again soon, maybe in the summer when you can dine whilst looking out to the sea which is only a stones throw away from us. Nothing could be more perfect than that. Happy New Year & Best Wishes
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

A great stay as always! The staff were so welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. Room was clean and comfortable with a great sea view. Food was excellent especially the New Years Eve banquet. The pipers were a lovely touch and it was great hearing them as the fireworks went off. We will be back very soon. Thank you to everyone there who made it a special time.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you very much for your kind words. The team work hard to ensure all of our guests, all the time, have a great stay with us. New Year Eve was no exception and the kitchen produced an amazing 8 course banquet and the front of house team excelled once again. I will share your thoughts with the team. Best Wishes
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Wonderful location, perfect for exploring the surrounding countryside. Faultless service from every member of staff. Welcoming, comfortable and clean. Food variable. Would return for another stay in this fabulous town

Room Tip: Sea front really are sea front!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you for your feedback, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please do stay in touch and we look forward to welcoming you again very soon so that you can explore our wonderful coastline once again. Best Wishes
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

A quick thank you to the staff at The White Lion. We have just returned from a very pleasant 2 nights, 2.5 days stay and would definitely return. The location is fabulous with views to die for. From our sea view room, 24, we took some breathtaking pictures of the sunrise as we were blessed with lovely weather for our stay.

The building itself is very nice and not overbearing in any way, perfect for a seaside break. The food is of a good quality, with breakfast in particular of a high standard. We travelled with our little one so also experienced room service which was excellent. Hot and prompt! The young lady, I'm sorry I missed her name, who brought the food to us at 3 seperate times for starter, main course and dessert was so pleasant and helpful I felt I must give her a generous tip to try and show just a little appreciation!

This is where The White Lion really excels....

The staff here are a real credit, remembering it was my partners birthday during our stay, ensuring we had everything we needed, making a fuss of our 9 month old daughter and everything is done done with a smile. Staff can literally make or break a hotel and in this case, they really do make an incredible contribution. Thank you. Because of you, we had a lovely weekend.

Really enjoyed our time at The White Lion and will return for another seaside weekend.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
First of all, thank you for your kind words. I am pleased you enjoyed your celebration with us ad that we helped to make it special. I will share your comments to the team in our weekly meeting, they will be thrilled! We hope to see more of you in 2014, Happy New Year and Best Wishes.
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Spent three nights over christmas period and congratulations to manager and staff who made our stay memorable. We had a room overlooking sea and were able to watch the small trawlers being launched not to mention the 100's of swimmers who took to the sea on christmas day. Room was modern and comfortable although bathroom was a little dated. To sum up we will return next year if we are able to shift some weight after the tons of food we consumed???

Room Tip: We stayed in sea view room 36 which i think is the smallest. I will pay a little extra next year to...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for your extremely positive feedback. We all work hard to ensure Christmas is perfect for our guests, We look at it as if you are coming to house to be entertained. It was a real pleasure to meet you during your stay. Happy New Year and we all hope to see you again soon. 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
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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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