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“A great seaside retreat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant

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Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 19 Southwold B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level Contributor
7 reviews
“A great seaside retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

A great hotel with history and bags of character. Great restaurant and a lovely garden. 5 minutes to the beach. A real change to big city hotels. Staff very friendly and helpful. A very comfortable stay at reasonable price.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and were lucky enough to make use of our garden, we look forward to seeing you on your return, but can't guarantee the weather will so kind next time
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Our recent one night stay at Sutherland House was a Special treat for my husband and I who love old buildings and good food. We had the Duke of York room with the magnificent pargetted plasterwork ceiling. The staff were all so warm and welcoming we felt like old friends.
The evening was spent in the elegant and cosy dining room enjoying superb food and excellent wine in a relaxing atmosphere.
We look forward to returning.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julie B
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Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Thank you for your kind review, as always I have passed your lovely comments onto the staff . See you both soon
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Godalming, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Just one night stayed here - absolutely not enough! Stunning room, quirky bathroom. With both of us nearly 6' neither was going to fit the bath but that didn't matter - shower was good! All creature comforts provided.

My mini whinge about not having a tray for the teapot (I didn't want to ruin any furniture) was met with someone being despatched to the shops almost immediately! Now that's service! Everyone is mentioning fluffy white towels - totally true!

Our meal in the restaurant was excellent - I even found room for pud. Already recommending the hotel and restaurant to friends!

Room Tip: If you want history and a tale to tell - it has to be the Duke of York!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sue S
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Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the creature comforts, hope to see you again soon
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Having never eaten in southwold I chose this restaurant based on reviews and I was glad I did!

We had a perfect table by the window and enjoyed a two course meal. I'm still thinking about the fish cakes two days on they were so good! My partner and I enjoyed fish and chips which was superb.

We were very impressed by the overall experience . Thank you

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rachel M
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Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Rachel, thank you so much for taking the time to post us a review, hope to see you here again soon
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

This was our first visit to Sutherland House and it will not be our last.
Upon arrival we were greeted by Andy and his delightful wife and shown to our room.
Now because we booked late we had the bijou room which was absolutely fine,the room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the towels were thick and fluffy which was really appreciated by my wife especially after a long soak in the bath and icing on the cake was in the fridge, a jug of fresh milk for your coffee in the morning - a brilliant idea well done Sutherland House!
We had a very enjoyable dinner on the Saturday evening, the menu was well balanced and the quality and delivery of the food could not be faulted, Andy was only too pleased to assist with the perfect selection of wines.
Breakfast served at a very civilised time of 9:00 unless you prefere earlier but why? and I thouroughly recommend the full English with the Blythburgh sausage and Sutherland House homemade black pudding, otherwise plenty of choice.
Thank you Sutherland House for making it a wonderfull weekend and a big thank you to all the staff who conduct themselves in a friendly and professional manor. We look forward to returning!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Doug F
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Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear Guest, I was so pleased to read you had such a lovely time here, I know from your comments upon leaving that we will be seeing you again. thank you for your kind words, I will pass on your comments on to all of the staff. x
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We stayed on the off-chance as a one night last minute get-away and were so surprised to find such a lovely hotel. We had a fantastic room with the most enormous bath and lovely supper with excellent service. The next morning we were greeted by a lovely breakfast. Small and boutique its a great find in Southwold if you like quiet and intimate.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Nicola B
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Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post us a review, hope to see you here again soon x
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We ate only in the restaurant on Sunday 18th May. We are tempted to book to stay in the hotel in Sept for a birthday treat because the atmosphere, service and location are great. We stay every few months in this area: however have never stayed in a Southwold.Gal, the waiter and the waitress gave us excellent service for the evening with a personal service. Had a lovely evening. The restaurant obviously has a very good chef as every dish we had was excellently cooked and presented. Staff are well informed and knowledgeable re: local produce. Good background music as well. Thank you for a lovely evening.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank sarahhugh
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Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
I am please to read that you found the atmosphere, service and location to be great and delighted to see you will be visiting us again in Sept.
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Additional Information about Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant

Property: Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant
Address: 56 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Southwold
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Southwold
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sutherland House Hotel & Restaurant 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A boutique hotel set in a medieval building in the beautiful seaside town of Southwold. Included in THE TIMES; 30 coolest hotels on the coast. April 2016 ... more   less 
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