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The White Lion Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
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Eastbourne
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52 reviews
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“Good food, nice place”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

White lion is very close to the beach and although the building does not look that inviting don't be fooled. Interior restaurant is modern and has a nice feel to it. Food is good and at a fair price. The service when we went was 'naive' but friendly, my soup was delicious but a tad on the cold side, I'd recommend you do refer items back to the chef as the staff in the whole do want to offer good service and they appear to be in learning mode. Despite the issues mentioned I do recommend the place

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Went for the Soul by the Sea event and booked a table for dinner. The place was busy but it still retained an air of tranquility. Food and service were excellent. The staff were friendly and efficient. Menu was varied and prices were very reasonable. I cannot praise this restaurant enough!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Just back from a 3 day stay at our favourite hotel in East Anglia. We ate in the restaurant on 2 nights and the quality of the food and cooking is still excellent, if not better than on our last visit. Congratulations to the new chef. All the restaurant staff were as attentive as ever and help create the relaxing and informal atmosphere.
Will return next year by which time I hope the hotel has had a little spruce up outside.....my only grumble.

Room Tip: A sea view is obviously a must
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Brian
Many thanks for your kind comments and great praise! I am pleased to read you enjoyed our new Head Chef, Ben Hegarty’s delicious menu. We are hoping to have the outside re-done soon but as you can imagine such a large building takes time.

We look forward to welcoming you back next year
Kind regards
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Hotel on beach opposite fishing huts . Couldn't be closer to the beach so location great. We stayed for three days with our diabetic dog and the restaurant staff looked after the dogs insulin during our stay. The staff were all very helpful attentive and helped us with all our needs, especially Jamie who helped us in the middle of the night when the dog needed to go out. We wish to thank all the staff that helped during our stay. The breakfast s are very good with a good choice on the menu and able to have as much or whatever you want.
The White Lion is an old building and although there is a lift you do need to go up and down some steps to access some rooms ,also the shower is located over the bath so this could be difficult if you have any difficulties in walking. All these things were explained on a courtesy call as well as the routine for looking after the dogs insulin.
Many thanks to all those who looked after us. We will be back.

Room Tip: Room 18 some noise for air conditioning occasionally. Step into bathroom. Window does not open wide...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Lynn
Many thanks for your kind comments and taking the time to share you feedback with us all. I am pleased you enjoy our unique location overlooking the fish huts on the beach and I will pass my thanks onto Jamie and the team for looking after your dog so well.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon and do not hesitate to ask us more questions about the room options.
Kind regards
Peter
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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Went for dinner last night. Warm welcome, nice table with view of the sea. Young waitress did forget to order my starter but the restaurant manager apologised immediately and he noticed this error before I had to say anything which was impressive. They soon had it sorted and offered us more bread and oil whilst we waited.The waitress also apologised so what more could they have done. Starter was delicious! Garlic mushrooms and soup for my partner. He had the duck for mains and i had the chicken kiev, both equally tasty. Great service all round. Left with a very full tummy and would highly recommend The White Lion to all. Am looking forward to going back!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Pippin
I am pleased to read you enjoyed our lovely new menu by Head Chef Ben Hegarty and you felt well look after.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon

Kind regards
Peter
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Saxmundham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Our Club held their Charter Night dinner at the hotel on 26 June. The whole experience was excellent. In particular the service and the food. Well done to everyone who made our evening with you so good.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Staff and hotel was excellent. Expensive, however you get what you pay for as referred in title. Very impressive breakfast with the staff being very helpful and friendly. If I was the manager for this hotel I would give my staff a pat on the back for doing a great job. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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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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Best Western Aldeburgh
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