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The Crown

High St, Southwold IP18 6DP, England
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Southwold
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here twice. The staff could not have been better - they were outstanding The food.... wasn't hugely impressed, maybe I should have chosen more wisely. A lovely atmosphere in a fantastic place... enough positives to recommend/ return.

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Southwold, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was ok to good. But the menu seemed more limited. No single person served the table. We had a 20 minute wait for drinks and pudding menus (despite 4 empty glasses) - not acceptable. Lots of staff on but manger hadn't assigned anyone an area to look after or specific tables. This is very poor given the cost of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my family stayed here for one night. The rooms were very comfortable and a good size for myself and my two sisters. My Mum and Dad had another really nice, large room. The stereo in our room had great sound. The wi-fi was very reliable and well used. The food was outstanding. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had room 11 which was very well decorated with a very comfortable bed and super bathroom which included a bath and shower plus two sinks! Two comfortable chairs for sitting in and all additional extras you could wish for including tea and coffee and waffle robes. Breakfast was excellent with as much or as little you needed from a very... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at The Crown and was surprised to have to find a member of the bar staff to check us in. He then didn't know where our room was !!! After doing a little exploration we found our room tucked away along corridors and stair cases. Looked like it was a fairly recently refurbished room and we were very happy... More

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leamington spa
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a two night break in Southwold recently and chose the Crown Hotel for our stay. It is situated right in the centre of the town. We had a lovely room with plenty of space. Comfortable bed and pillows. It was furnished tastefully and the exposed beams and rafters gave the room character. It was at the top of... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were looking forward to our stay and when we checked in were impressed by the room which had been recently refurbished. Large bedroom and large bathroom both done in a modern yet comfortable style. At dinner both my wife and I went for the cross-cut aged rump steak - both cooked medium. Could not chew mine and my wife's... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
9 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Reading the reviews, I found them difficult to reconcile with our experience. Some mention character, beams & large rooms, others cleanliness & noise. We fall in the middle - the room was small, cleanliness fine, character? Not really; we were in the front, which I feared might be noisy, but in Southwold on a Sunday night this was not problem.... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed in other Adnams owned establishments but this was the first time at The Crown Hotel. First impressions were good, the staff helpful and friendly (this should be a given but so many times it's not) and the atmosphere nice and relaxed. The room we had was characterful with beams and a cosy feel. The slight downside was... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

1 night B&B was £135 for 1 person. Tried to check in at around 17:30 but nobody about... waited around for at least 30 mins before someone appeared, and even then they didn't apologise for the wait. Room is good, nicely decorated, but small, plus only a 3/4 double bed. Good finishing touches - dressing gown etc. Bottle of water... More

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Address: High St, Southwold IP18 6DP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Southwold
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Crown Southwold
Crown Hotel Southwold
The Crown Southwold, Suffolk

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An exciting and intimate combination of small hotel, wine bar, pub and restaurant, Adnams Crown Hotel is always buzzing with a lively informality. The food is famously good and the wine list wonderful. You don't have to take our word for it - The Crown is an award winning hotel and was named Suffolk Dining Pub of the Year by the Good Pub Guide in 2013 and 2014. Situated on Southwold's High Street in Suffolk, The Crown is at the heart of activities, and just a few moments away from the seaside. Relax before lunch or dinner in our snug 'Back Bar' with a pint of Adnams famous beer. ... more   less 
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