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Satis House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Road, Yoxford, Saxmundham IP17 3EX, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Yoxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
kent
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Superb Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

Have just returned home after a 3 night stay at this great hotel. The room was lovely and the food was excellent. Staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble, we were very impressed and will definitely return

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kent, England
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010

Our expectations were more than met. As we had our Chow Chow with us we stayed in the Garden Room. It was quiet, comfortable and well equipped. We could have asked for no more. The gardens are large and our dog had lots of space to be taken for walks.
We ate in on all 3 evenings. The food and wine were first class on each occasion. The
owners and all of the staff were extremely helpful and the standard of service was excellent. Without doubt, the Satis House exceeded our expectations and we will definitely stay there again the next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

Having read numerous reviews we had high expectations and we weren't disappointed. The service was excellent and all the staff were really friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. The two owners also add a personal touch and we'll definitely stay here again. We also ate in the restaurant and the food was excellent and the atmosphere great.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Somerset
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

I visited for Easter after my husband had been staying here for 2 weeks on business and told me I 'had to come to Suffolk to stay at this fabulous hotel'. He loved it so much he extended his stay at our own cost so I could experience it too!
The staff and owners of Satis House went to great lengths to make us both feel welcome and comfortable. The food is fabulous. The public areas and the bedrooms have decor that is luxurious yet so comfortable. The staff are, without exception, friendly, professional and courteous. The pride they all have in the establishment shines through; and no matter how busy they are, nothing is too much trouble. It is worth every penny to stay and eat somewhere so fabulous! The location is in a small village, great if you like country walks but does not have much else within walking distance apart from an antique shop and art gallery. It is a short drive to the beautiful Suffolk coast and the towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold.
Best point: has to be the food - exquisite! Worst point: you have to leave sometime!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheshire, UK
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

We have just come back from a short break over Easter which should have been for two night, but we luckily managed to add and extra night as we had such an enjoyable trip. We had a very friendly greeting and short, simply check in which is always good.

We stayed in the 'Orangery' which had it's own entrance on the front of the hotel, giving it a nice feeling of privacy. The room is a good size, beautifully decorated will everything you could need, comfy bed, nice big bathroom, mini-bar with complementary mineral water (nice touch) and quality tea and coffee facilities. We slept very well indeed.

The hotel itself has a wonderful grand feel, very tastefully decorated with a nice lounge area which we would wind down in at the end of the night (for wind down, read getting slowly sozzled!)

The owners Kevin & David couldn't have been more welcoming and we're very attentive and make you feel that no request is an inconvenience.

We had breakfast each morning and it was great, the perfect start to the day. Nice quality and generous portions.

We had dinner twice and we're blown away both times, a great imaginative menu without feeling over fussy, Steve loved the Gin & Tonic jelly, wonderful.

The only thing I missed was Wi-fi in the room, but I believe that is being installed this week.

We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2010

My husband and I stayed here for one night in the Framlingham ('best' room).

Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted, given a short orientation of the hotel, and settled in to our room. The Framlingham room is lovely - quite spacious, with a four poster and two comfy armchairs, as well as a fridge/mini-bar. The room was beautifully decorated and furnished and well equipped (tea/coffee making facilities, DVD/TV, toiletries, etc.)- my only slight surprise was that there were no bathrobes in this room, which would have made it perfect.
The bathroom is nice too (bear in mind there is no shower cubicle in this room though, just a lovely bath). The bedroom has private access to the large balcony overlooking the gardens at the front of the property (and the A12 - although it is only a narrow part of the A12 with restricted speed limit, so traffic noise wasn't too much of a problem - especially in February as our windows were closed!).

We had dinner and breakfast in the main restaurant - excellent food and wine - and the service was fantastic. We were well looked after by Kevin, one of the owners, who also assisted us with choosing a film from his collection of around 1000 DVD's. He was a great host, with an excellent sense of humour, which made our stay even more pleasant.

I would recommend this place - we are thinking of returning in the future for a family celebration as this seems like an ideal venue based on the size of the hotel (9 rooms), the quality of the food in the restaurant, and the extremely good service.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

It takes a lot for me to sit down and write a review on a hotel but my wife and I were so impressed with Satis House that I had to!

The rooms, service and general atmosphere were excellent. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome and whilst the service was not over imposing you knew that if you needed anything staff were very happy to help.

The food is first class but it was the finer details and little touches/attention to detail that really made this place. The lounge area can be used to relax prior to meals, fresh milk and real fresh coffee in the rooms and an extensive complimentary DVD list are a few examples.

In summary the hotel is of such quality that it could easily have become pretentious and snobby but somehow the owners have been able to marry first class service and attention to detail with a very down to earth genuine warmth. Needless to say we were extremely impressed!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Main Road, Yoxford, Saxmundham IP17 3EX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Saxmundham > Yoxford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Yoxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Satis House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Garde II listed Georgian House sits in 3 acres of woodlands. Recently awarded a Gold award, 2 Rosettes and Best Breakfast accolade from the British tourist board and AA, Satis House offers the perfect setting for relaxing or visiting local tourist hot spots like Southwold and Aldeburgh.The Restaurant offers locally sourced Modern British cuisine and has just been voted top tree restaurant in Suffolk 2009. ... more   less 
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