I agree with the previous post, perfect but a little faded around the edges. First impressions, the welcome, staff and food bump up my marking on the Blyth - we too stayed in the Southwold room and felt it wasn't quite up to the standard we were expecting, but maybe that’s me being picky.
When we first arrived the welcome we received was very warm and we were made to feel very much at home. Décor is lovely and bright and there was always someone about to take your drinks order or help with any questions. The food is top notch - try the pigeon starter and belly of pork for main - amazing! The cheese board is pretty good as well! Breakfast is a really good selection of both continental and cooked breakfasts. My one gripe with the restaurant, particularly in the evening, was the background music - Michael Buble is obviously a favourite at the moment!
Our room was lovely on first impressions but after the first night a couple of things stood out - all the radiators in the bedroom and bathroom were cranked on up to the max and opening windows proved to be a bit of a struggle but we got there eventually, turning the bedroom radiators down wasn't too much of a problem but the bathroom was a bit difficult. Although instructions were given on how to use the shower the temperature tap was quite difficult to turn and you either had freezing cold or scalding hot water, so be careful! And the curtains were coming off the rail on the main windows. The positives of the room - very light and airy, lovely comfy mattress and pillows, large storage with lots of hanging space and hangers, tea and coffee facilities, freeview TV. As I said above, maybe I'm just picky but the negative things I've mentioned certainly didn't make me enjoy my stay any less.
Southwold itself is beautiful and I would certainly return here and stay at the Blyth. I've stayed in lots of hotels where you are faced with miserable looking staff but not the case here and you are made to feel truly welcomed. In my opinion they do make this hotel. Well done!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Simple, yet stylish. The Blyth offers comfortable, well decorated bedrooms, all en-suite with a popular bar and AA Rosette awarded restaurant. A perfect, family friendly base for your stay in the beautiful town of Southwold. Contemporary seaside hospitality at its best - personal service from a friendly and experienced team of staff. ... more less
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- Blyth Hotel Southwold, Suffolk