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“Great guest house” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Amber House
Ranked #7 of 19 Southwold B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Essex
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great guest house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

Amber house sits right on the seafront. You wake to the sea and pier view if you book the large room - it is well appointed, spacious and comfortable having being recently redecorated. Di is the owner and we were well looked after; especially so at breakfast which is good. Basically we could have no complaints and so would strongly recommend Amber House.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • 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
    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

We stayed here whilst walking the coastal path and were really well looked after. Located on the seafront so a wonderful view, and only a couple of minutes walk from the pier and great pubs and restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Crete
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281 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Every time I visit Amber House we are made to feel so welcome it is like being a member of the family. The house is beautifully appointed and the rooms very clean & comfortable. The excellent host, Di Spring is justifiably famous for her breakfasts. Amber House is very conveniently close to centre of town and all of Southwold's many attractions. We very much look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Stayed here on the night of the pre-Christmas storms, I've never seen weather like it in Southwold, the sea was terrifying! After another terrific dinner at the Crown, we settled in at Amber House and all was well. Calm, luxurious surroundings made us feel safe and well. We were lucky enough to have 'that' room at the front, which is huge, and the views are amazing. The howling wind and raging seas kept me awake a bit, but all I did was admire the room and vow to have one like it for myself one day :-)

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 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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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night and room was clean with all needed. View was fantastic. Breakfast was fantastic! Di was friendly and a good host. Definitely would recommend this to couples and families with older children.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We have just spent another 3 nights at Amber House meeting up with family , and felt at home as soon as we walked in the door to a very warm welcome back . Di is a fantastic host with help from Lou her daughter. Big breakfasts and lovely clean rooms some. with sea views. Just a short walk into town or to the pier We will certainly visit again next year

Room Tip: Try to book the big room at the front with sea rooms
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

My wife and I have been to Southwold once before this last weekender away and both times we've stayed at Amber House and both times we have not been disappointed.

We arrived early on the Saturday and, out of courtesy, we stuck our heads in to let them know we were in town and would be back to sort out our room. Not a chance, we were led straight in and given a choice of rooms and chose a sea-view one, given the keys and told to come back whenever we wanted.

For those who've never used Amber House I can tell you it is an experience.
The family are friendly, full of information, chatty and the house (spread over 3 floors) is a treasure trove of interesting items and pictures.

Breakfast consists of coffee/tea, orange juice, cereal and/or a Full English and lots of toast (white, brown or a mixture).

Can't say when we'll be back in Southwold but when we do return then Amber House will be the 'go-to' choice for a B&B.

Room Tip: If you can try to get the big room on the 2nd floor at the front. However Room 3, on the top floor...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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 19 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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Amber House Southwold, Suffolk

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