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“Charming and comfortable, with lovely sea views and an amazing history”
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Britten House
Ranked #4 of 28 Lowestoft B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 May 2013

We stayed here for an autumn long weekend. Lowestoft is a great location from which to see different places in Suffolk and Britten House offered a combination of character, friendly owners and good value.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

This is a great little B&B right on the sea front at Lowestoft. All the rooms are named after famous composers and the house itself was where Benjamin Britten was born. My room had a great sea view and the breakfast was delicious. In addition, there's free wifi in the rooms. The only slight downside is that there aren't that many restaurants which are open in the evening within walking distance.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

I stayed here because it was rated Number 1 on trip advisor, and everything on here is correct. I had a great welcome when I arrived, offered advise as to where to eat that evening. I stayed in the deluxe single ensuite room, which has a 4ft bed. Very comfy room, as good as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in. Lovely breakfast with fresh fruit and full cooked breakfast if desired. Would stay again. Thank you

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is the 5th time we have stayed at Britten House and each time Colin and Ann have made us feel most welcome. The room is equipped with a large comfy bed, large screen TV, Tea and Coffee facilities and plenty of storage. The shower is supplied with soffened water and is generously sized. The breakfast is freshly cooked and there is a large choice of serials, fruit juice, yoghurts, preserves and fresh fruit, if you time it right you can sit by the window and watch the sun rise over the sea.

Room Tip: The 'Bach Suite' on the ground floor is really large with generous en-suite shower room. It...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

The most Easterly town in the UK boasts the star of B&Bs. The childhood home of Benjamin Britten, this beautifully restored and appointed house is owned and managed by a couple, Ann and Colin, whose hospitality and attention to detail is second to none. This was our second stay at Britten House, this time with friends and gives the lie to the old adage "Never go Back!" This stay was, if possible, even more notable than the last. This time we were in the Mozart room. Not only a Four-Poster bed and a sofa looking over the sea, but a wonderful steam shower/bath in which I could have spent an entire afternoon - and probably will on a future visit. Despite arriving in the snow (in April!) and a strong North-Easterly blowing from Siberia with waves big enough for brave surfers, we had a wonderful two-day chill-out. Leaving, refreshed and full of the most "English" of breakfasts, we felt as if we'd been on holiday for a week. As Arnie said "I'll be back...."

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the house look over the sea. "Mozart" has a wonderful stem shower/ba...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Typical British weather (Snow in spring) but it was only when snugly tucked up that night in an very comfortable bed that I realised how nice and warm the room had been on arrival. Very clean bathroom with fluffy towels. All extra touches one would expect from a top class place plus home made jam in the morning to accompany a well cooked full English. Colin couldn't have been more helpful in helping us get on track to find a property to live in - even gave us his local paper to compliment the online searches! Would recommend to my mother - need I say more!

Room Tip: Had the schubert suite, very spacious, which had a view of the sea also one bedroom downstairs where...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

The Britten House was beautiful, we were welcomed with a smile and given some knowledge of the local area, for example where to eat. We had beautiful sea views and a great little en suit. The room was cleaned and restocked when we went out, which was a nice surprise. It was a great stay and I would recommend it, especially as the price is great value for money. The breakfast in the morning was lovely, I had the fish option which was poached eggs and smocked haddock, both cooked to perfection.
The only problem is Lowestoft, it isn't a very nice seaside town, it's tired and old looking. We were visiting Southwold so this wasn't a problem.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Britten House

Address: 21 Kirkley Cliff Road, Lowestoft NR33 0DB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Lowestoft
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Lowestoft
Price Range: £71 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Britten House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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