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“Great location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Amber House

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Amber House
Ranked #7 of 20 Southwold B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2008

For those of you looking for a get away to the quintessential English seaside resort you will struggle to beat this. There's a distinct lack of the amusement arcades, McDonalds etc that now blight most English sea side towns. The house is superbly placed ON the sea front with views of the pier and beach. Ask for Room 1 if it is available as it is the largest room and has a lot of space. The landlady (Di) is extremely friendly and helpful. I paid 90.00 per night for two nights last week. The breakfasts are plentiful with the usual choices if a 'full English' is not required. There are some lovely local walks including one to Walberswick where you can enjoy a very hearty lunch at the Bell Inn. A trip to Minsmere RSPB Reserve is also recommended. Evening meals at the Nelson's Head will not disappoint, nor will the Adnams Broadside to wash it down!

Only minus observation re Amber House is the lack of 'stand up' shower fittings in the bath.

  • Liked — A home from home.
  • Disliked — Nothing in particular
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2008

After a hectic few months, what a joy it was to get away from it all at Amber House. We were made most welcome by Di Spring, the room was very comfotable and had a fantastic view of the sea and shoreline, and, being on the third floor of the house, we did not feel as if we were intruding on the family life of Di and Dick. Equally, we were able to come and go as we pleased as in an hotel.
The breakfasts were excellent, and Di's intimate knowledge of Southwold was a great boon. All her recommendations were followed - and all lived up to, or went beyond, expectations.
Amber House, and Southwold, are to be thoroughly recommended, even in February, although warm clothing is essential if one is considering a walk on the beach or a stroll on the pier. The house is within easy walking distance of the town centre, the lighthouse, and the pier - even for someone who only walks ten feet from home to office every day!!
We will definitely return!!

  • Liked — Sea views and friendly atmosphere
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2007

Although I have mentioned this B & B in my previous review on Southwold. After reading other hotel reviews I feel I should elaborate on the Guesthouse a little bit more.

Amber House is on the sea front not far from the pubs and shops. It is a lovely home filled with oldy worldy furniture and interesting curios. The furnishings are what you would expect - elegant. The house exudes character and is very welcoming just like the owners, Di and Dick Smith.

The dining-room and lounge are also attractive and very comfortable. Breakfast is plentiful. I even had freshly caught kippers one morning!! All rooms have en-suite and I paid 85 pounds a night for the deluxe room at the front overlooking the sea which consists of a double and single bed. The other rooms are a little bit cheaper.

Amber House and Southwold are a perfect marriage.The guesthouse compliments the quaintness of Southwold. You will not be disappointed.

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Additional Information about Amber House

Property: Amber House
Address: 24 North Parade, Southwold IP18 6LT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Southwold
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Southwold
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have set out to make Amber House the home-from-home that will turn every one of your visits into a happy memory. This spacious Victorian family house on the seafront has been completely refurbished, retaining the period style of the spacious, well-proportioned interior while placing the emphasis on up-to-date comforts. We have personally designed and furnished our guest rooms, giving each its own distinctive style. All are en-suite with central heating, colour television and tea-making facilities. Three have magnificent sea views including our superb, well appointed triple room whose generous bay window affords a breathtaking panorama across the whole of Sole Bay. Amber House is our home. We want you to make it yours too, whenever you're in Southwold. We guarantee a warm welcome! Full English or Continental Breakfast, Double and Twin Rooms, Spacious Deluxe Room with double bed and a single, lots of room, sofa, armchair and superb views of the beach, pier and sea. Large Comfortable Sitting Room and Dining Room, Full Fire Certificate, Wireless Hairdryers provided, Prices for Double or Twin: £85 - £100, Triple Room: £110 for 2 sharing or £130 for 3 sharing (10% discount for 7 nights or more). ... more   less 
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