We took the 'Luxury Package' with the Brudenell Hotel as a birthday celebration.
We had room 307 which was quite large and spacious with a wonderful view out over the beach and North Sea.
The bed was very comfy, as was the sofa to watch TV, plus there was a small table & 2 tub chairs placed in front of the window for gazing out.
Top marks for providing a hairdryer that could be used in front of a mirror! (a personal rant of mine - you'd be amazed at the number of 'quality' hotels that place hairdryers or sockets that are nowhere near the mirror. what's a girl to do?)
In contrast to the bedroom, the bathroom was quite compact but nevertheless fresh & clean so served its purpose!
We arrived to find a bottle of Prosecco chilling next to a fruit basket and a small box of choccies. A birthday card from the staff was also a nice touch :-)
The Afternoon Tea was generous, with the scones & clotted cream being the star of the show. Some of the carpeting & upholstery in the Lounge area looked a little grubby, but then after dropping bits of my sandwiches & cake everywhere I could see why!
The restaurant environment felt more hard & functional rather than welcoming & intimate, but the staff were cheerful, and the food was tasty with a seasonal menu.
Aldeburgh is a lovely & interesting small town to visit, and I wouldn’t hesitate to stay at the Brudenell again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in an idyllic seaside setting, just a pebble's throw from Aldeburgh's shingle beach, the privately-owned Brudenell typifies all of the elements of a luxury four star seaside hotel. Following a complete refurbishment in 2010, it has been awarded 4 AA stars, a merit score of 85%, two rosettes and the coveted Visit Britain Gold Award. Our decadent bedrooms are distinctly decorated, incorporating vibrant colours so often associated with Aldeburgh and Suffolk. Enjoy soporific sea views, as well as beautiful views of the River Alde and the surrounding countryside. We are passionate about providing you with the very best service and a warm Suffolk welcome awaits you the minute you walk through the new doors of this fabulous hotel. So uniquely Aldeburgh. WiFi is available throughout the hotel for the convenience of our guests, the password for which can be obtained from reception. A stay at The Brudenell is perfect for those looking for a luxurious short break in Suffolk. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brudenell Hotel Aldeburgh
- The Brudenell Hotel Aldeburgh, Suffolk