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“Unexpected stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Wentworth Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wentworth Road, Aldeburgh IP15 5BD, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Aldeburgh
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6 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Unexpected stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We visited Aldeburgh for the first time and we were not disappointed we liked the place so much we thought we would stay for the night, the festival was on so we had real trouble getting anywhere to stay so on the verge of giving up we called in to the Wentworth hotel for a drink before heading home, we asked at reception did they have any rooms and much to our surprise they did !! ( we had rung the hotel earlier ) The room we given was on the small side but, we had a lovely sea view and a balcony which was a nice surprise and it was a real sun trap. We booked a table for dinner which was included in the price and all the food was enjoyable and no faults could be found, the dining room had a lovely pleasant atmosphere and the staff were very attentive. We had a really nice evening after dinner sitting in the lounge reading and talking to other guests. The breakfast next morning was ok but a little over cooked just a very minor moan. We intend to go back soon ( especially if we could have the same room !!! ) and visit the hotel, I must say that the gentleman who booked us in ( and gave us a glass of wine each for dinner ) also helped make the stay a bit special, overall a very enjoyable stay and we would certainly recommend it.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
I am so pleased we had a room left to welcome you to the hotel for an overnight stay. Room 10 is a standard sized bedroom but the balcony is a big bonus.

It is good to read that you enjoyed your dinner and I apologise for the breakfast being slightly overcooked.

That said I do hope you choose the Wentworth when you visit the area again

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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

To stay at the Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh is to take a trip back in time to an era when life was leisurely and not measured in emails. The hotel is a road's width from the stony beach which is dotted with tarred fisherman's huts which provide daily supplies to the hotel's varied menu. If you are up before 5am you see vessels chugging out to sea for the day's catch. The hotel boasts 2 rosettes(why only 2?) and the menu daily reflects the hotel's seaside location. Dinner bookings are elastic to cope with poor time keepers. Meat eaters are well catered for - ribeye steaks are a speciality. Service is professional and courteous leavened with Suffolk humour. The public rooms are numerous and spacious providing a sense of freedom. Altogether, an experience to be repeated.

Room Tip: First floor with seaview.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Your review is greatly appreciated and your comments will be passed on to the staff. Our dining times for residents are open when booked on our dinner, bed and breakfast rate so I'm glad you liked the flexibility of this.

Thank you again for your comments

We hope to welcome you back very soon
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We made our first ever visit to the Wentworth back in May, for a 4-night stay.
The rooms were lovely, as were the staff, the food and the public areas.
Couldn't fault it!
Aldeburgh itself is a perfect base from which to explore the local area.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your review. It is pleasing to know that the hard work of the staff is rewarded by guests having a good break

It is particularly good as it was your first visit to the hotel. We hope this is the first visit of many!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

just had a one night stay at the wentworth dinner bed and breakfast well can only describe this as a bit of fantastic of good old fashioned english hospitality spectacular position right on the beach room spotless and as described dinner good selection and very enjoyable breakfast full english served to us our anniversary so wanted looking after and they hit the bullseye cant wait to go back very soon me thinks thanks to all at the wentworth

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you for leaving such a complimentary review. It is nice to read that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Congratulations on your anniversary. I do hope you choose to stay at the Wentworth again when visiting Aldeburgh

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend for a relaxing break. Lovely location. We had a second floor suite with sea view which was very quiet with great views. Room was very nicely appointed and spacious. Restaurant very nice with good view and good value. Breakfast very good.
Welcome was very nice and friendly and service generally was excellent.
The only gripe was we felt the B and B costs are too high. We did not benefit from a special rate which made it very expensive compared to other hotels we have stayed in of similar standard.

Room Tip: Sea View is a must - not worth the extra for a suite unless you are going to spend a lot of time in...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you for leaving a review and I hope you enjoyed the lovely sea views from your bedroom

I'm sorry you found the bed and breakfast rate to be high. It is well worth taking advantage of our dinner, bed and breakfast rate which is only £15.00 more per person and allows you each to take a three course meal in the restaurant each evening. Also please do add yourself to our mailing list on our website for news of special deals and breaks

Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you soon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We love visiting the Wentworth. It has an old fashioned 'cosy' feel about it that suits Aldeburgh so well. The staff are always cheerful and efficient. The food is good, the rooms clean and well furnished with excellent bathrooms and the lounges are varied in character but all very pleasant and comfortable. We'll be going again soon!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you for leaving a review. I'm pleased you found the staff to be good and the food likewise

Our lounges all have different features and furnishings and the bedrooms similarly

It is good to read you will be back with us soon and we look forward to welcoming you again
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Not a cheap stay but you get what you pay for, which is great, characterful public areas (lots of them), fantastic seaview rooms (though these are pricier), great food (especially the evening meals) and good service. A romantic, independent hotel but also good for a family stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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james_wentworth, General Manager at Wentworth Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you for your review.

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Our spacious lounges certainly contribute to the overall feel of the hotel and create the home from home atmosphere we aim for. We have been owned by the same family now for 94 years so truly an independent hotel.

Your comments about the cuisine are pleasing and I do hope we can welcome you back in the near future so you can enjoy the hotel again
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Address: Wentworth Road, Aldeburgh IP15 5BD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Aldeburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection 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 5 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Wentworth Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wentworth is a country house style hotel right on the seafront in the coastal town of Aldeburgh. It has many seafacing bedrooms and provides the ideal getaway for the discerning couple. Gardens in the summer and cosy fires in the winter provide comfortable places to enjoy the atmosphere of this charming hotel. Couples, families and the business traveller are all welcome at this family owned hotel, now in its 3rd generation of ownership ... more   less 
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