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“Comfortable, Warm and Calming”

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The White Lion Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable, Warm and Calming”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

This hotel is right on the seafront and there is street parking available. The first thing that struck us on entering was the lovely warmth and on a breezy April day, it was most welcoming. Throughout the hotel and our room had very good heating:).
We had Room 24, which had a lovely 'nook' area which overlooked the sea front. A comfortable settee and chair were in there so we were very comfortable reading the morning papers....heaven!
I asked if there were softer pillows available after our first night as ours were a little too firm for me and was offered feathered ones immediately, which were lovely and soft, making our quiet nights sleep perfect!
We ate in the restaurant on our first night. The service was a little slow, but the staff were friendly and apologetic for the delays in drinks arriving. Unfortunately the mussels and the Cheese Souffle were both unavailable which was a pity. The duck however was tasty, hot and perfectly cooked. A good wine list with plenty of choice was available.
Breakfast was enjoyable with plenty of choice. The service was good and the food hot and plentiful.
The overall ambience was calm, quiet and warm.
I would definately stay here again and would have to have Room 24 too!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us and that your requests were adhered to such as the exchange of pillows. I have passed your comments to the food and beverage team. Hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

very welcoming hotel experience, with excellent Brasserie and excellent service

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Short and Sweet, but just perfect! I am thrilled to read you enjoyed your time with us. Best Wishes
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Lovely hotel with excellent food and good position right down by the beach. I felt like a new person after spending 3 nights here.
Altogether perfect!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Wow...! Thank you for your comments. You are right, the White Lion and Aldeburgh are the perfect duo to recharge your batteries.Hope to see you back with us soon.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Excellent hotel, Good breakfast with quality produce, friendly helpful staff, sea view would have been nice, but for the price we paid the back room was excellent. Will be back next year!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Thank you for your comments. I have shared your feedback with the team. Hope to see you again very soon. Best WIshes.
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

This is a meal review at the White Lion's Brasserie restaurant. After a day's walking and sightseeing in and around Aldeburgh we wanted an early evening meal with some meat - as a change from the short, fish-oriented, menu at our hotel further up the coast where we were on a short break. We were not disappointed. There was a warm welcome and fast attentive service from a young staff clearly working well together as a team. The food arrived promtply and we were through 2 courses in under an hour. The starters (gammon terrine amd stilton beignets) were excellent and substantial, without overdoing their purpose. The mains (leg of duck and shank of lamb) provided not only the meat fix, but real flavour and tender textures. The style was "nouvelle cuisine" but did not skimp on quantity as can often be the case where a misunderstanding over the value of presentation allows it to take precedence over the all-round food experience. My wife was driving so stuck to grapefruit juice; I washed down the ample lamb shank with a an enjoyable pint of Adams bitter. A most enjoyable way to end a first visit to Aldeburgh.

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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
I was thrilled to read such positive feedback. I am glad you had a lovely experience with us. The staff work very hard here and it is nice when it is appreciated. See you back here soon, Best WIshes
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Additional Information about The White Lion Hotel

Property: The White Lion Hotel
Address: Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Aldeburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,003 - ₹ 15,683
Hotel Class:3 star — The White Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Best Western Aldeburgh
Aldeburgh Best Western
The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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