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The Brudenell Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Parade, Aldeburgh IP15 5BU, England
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Michelle L Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a lovely weekend here. The hotel was actually much better than we expected. The decor is pleasing, the staff pleasant and breakfast in particular is delightful. My one tip it is essential to book in advance if you wish to dine here as the restaurant is really popular and gets very busy in the summer. The location is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit the area every few weeks and always make a space in our visit to call in for afternoon tea at The Brudenell. The atmosphere is unstuffy and relaxing. We enjoy browsing through the newspapers and mags and gazing out at the beach. I sip cappuccino and enjoy the best scones I've ever tasted, together with jam and clotted... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked last minute and was very very lucky to get a prime sea view room. Hotel and restaurant service was very friendly and helpful, it's a beautiful hotel and the food was excellent, inventive fresh and from local waters. Would love to stay again. The only downside is the price but considering the quality of everything in a prime hotel... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a good job we are retired as we seemed to do a lot of waiting - waiting for coffee, waiting for napkins, waiting for mustard, waiting for service! The one thing we didn't have to wait for was the bill, that came out as quick as lightening! We had decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal that cost... More

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119 reviews 119 reviews
11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Brudenell is in a wonderful location - at the end of Aldenburgh, right on the seafront. The common areas of the hotel were lovely - there is a lounge to relax or have drinks or even snacks. A terrace overlooking the sea. However, the bedroom we had was disappointing. We had a rear facing room overlooking the alley at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently headed to the Brudenell for a seafood anniversary lunch. I booked online, it was really easy, I then chatted with management and the chef, on twitter, prior to our visit. My queries were responded to almost immediately and the response was always friendly. We were welcomed with glass of bubbles to help us celebrate. The food was delicious... More

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London, England
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did enjoy our stay at the Brudenell - which was a return visit for us. Our room was very comfortable, clean,with great furnishings,a great sea view , and the location is excellent.... BUT there were a couple of issues for me that I do feel the Brudenell need to address: The price - yes, it is high season and... More

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London, UK
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended for a relaxing break, this hotel is one of the last buildings along Aldeburgh beach, which makes for a very quiet location (except for the sound of the sea!), though still within easy walking range of all the town's attractions. It's modern in style, but not preciously so, and kept impeccably clean. Seaview rooms are highly recommended -... More

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BrudenellGManager, General Manager at The Brudenell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience at the hotel. I am pleased you had a peaceful and relaxing stay with us; we really do have an enviable location. I do hope we have the chance to welcome you back in the future and wow you with our fantastic two rosette award restaurant. Kind regards... More

Attleborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanting to get away from it all, we choose the Brudenell for our short break away and were absolutely delighted with the experience. The Hotel is lovely, right on the edge of the beach and waking up to the sounds of the sea gently lapping on the shingle was heaven! The staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble... More

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BrudenellGManager, General Manager at The Brudenell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susan Many thanks for taking the time to share your birthday treat experience with us and how lovely to hear you enjoyed every moment of your stay. I will share you kind comment with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Peter More

Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just come back from a 3 night stay at this lovely hotel! We couldn't fault a thing. The room was beautiful - room 106, sea view and a tiny balcony to go with it! Fixtures and fittings were a very high quality, and the decor is bright and fresh and an extension of the beautiful sea views. The staff were... More

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BrudenellGManager, General Manager at The Brudenell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Angela I do love the sea-view rooms with the balcony; they are perfect for a morning coffee watching the sunrise! I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us and you felt so well looked after. We look forward to welcoming you back to sample more of the seafood menu delights. Kind regards Peter More

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Address: The Parade, Aldeburgh IP15 5BU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Aldeburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Brudenell Hotel 4*
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The Brudenell Hotel Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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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 VisitBritain 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 
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