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“A great spot on the seafront”

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The White Lion Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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“A great spot on the seafront”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

The White Lion has a great location on the seafront in Aldeburgh. The hotel has been completely refurbished since our last visit and is much better for the refresh. We particularly liked the new bar and restaurant area, where we had drinks and dinner, as well as both breakfasts. On a Saturday evening, advance booking was necessary for the restaurant (we hadn't, so we had fish and chips by the sea instead!). The restaurant is light and spacious and we had an enjoyable meal (Sunday evening). Breakfast is also worthy of mention for being so nice. You can have as much, or as little, as you want, with lots of fresh orange juice and coffee.

The rooms were clean and comfortable and I can't pick fault at all. We opted for an inland room as we were unlikely to spend time looking out the window - much better just to get down onto the beach. Free wifi and Sky sports made my husband happy!

We will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Thought the hotel was pretty pricey but I think this is just Aldeburgh as a whole as it is a pretty upmarket place. Anyway, room was comfortable, location was good (bang in the middle of Aldeburgh) and thought breakfast was excellent. Didn't eat dinner or lunch here. Room also had a good selection of Sports Channels which was good as one important match I wanted to catch. Free Wi-Fi (hate hotels that charge you for this).

On a negative - One of the girls in the front desk had no idea how to get to local RSPB reserve Minsmere which is one of the main local attractions: I think hotel staff (wherever you go in the world) should always be able to opine on local tourist hot spots, and at least how to get there!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

I really enjoyed a recent visit to the White Lion. The staff were helpful and kind and the room comfortable. I booked the restaurant in advance. It was a lovely small break following a stressful week. I would strongly recommend the hotel and will definitely return some day. Anne

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Lovely seafront location. The room was well equipped and beautifully clean, with free wi-fi and exceptionally comfortable beds. The food quality was first class and would recommend booking your evening meals in advance of your stay as it can get busy. Very friendly staff who were very attentive and efficient. Looking forward to a return visit one day.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Spent two nights here on our first visit to Suffolk.Very easy check in and friendly staff.Room was well appointed and very comfortable.Dinner in the Brasserie was excellent with a extensive menu and plenty seafood on the menu.Breakfast was substantial with many choices and especially freshly squeezed orange juice.I would stay here again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Lovely hotel on the sea front. Our stay was perfect with friendly staff, excellent accommodation with very comfortable beds. Vast choice for breakfast. Delicious, well presented evening meal. Hopefully one day will be able to stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We were a party of 22 staying for the weekend and we all enjoyed our stay here enormously. Our booking was complicated and we had to make several changes to it but the staff were unfailingly professional, extremely courteous and friendly, whether by email, phone or in person, and nothing was too much trouble. The beds were comfortable (and I am fussy) and the rooms clean and pleasant. Lovely open plan bar area and restaurant and the bar is open 24/7 which is very civilized! Great setting with the beach just across the road and there is a very chilled-out feel about the hotel and its surroundings. Great experience all round and would definitely return.

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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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Also Known As:
Best Western Aldeburgh
Aldeburgh Best Western
The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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