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The White Lion Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Aldeburgh
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great value and quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is the second time we have dined at this restaurant. We went for dinner and chose from the fixed price menu. The quality of the food was excellent and very well presented. In particular the Ham (yes ham) chop was really good, with great flavour. The service was professional and friendly - we will be back!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh, is not a secret - but it should be!! Very good sea view room with comfortable bed and on suite facilities. Excellent helpful friendly staff. As part of our deal (always worth asking for) we had dinner, breakfast and afternoon tea. The food in all respects was very good. Cooked to perfection from a varied interesting menu. Breakfast an absolute delight.
The Hotel is at the northern end of the town but a short walk to shops (if that's your thing AND it has a FatFace outlet which pleased my Wife!!).
Ideally located for visiting Snape Maltings, Minsmere Nature Reserve & Orfordness.
A great place to stay and will repeat the visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great location in lovely seaside town. Room comfortable with a sea view (although on a very balmy evening we could not turn off a very hot radiator in our bathroom). Reception staff very good. However, very dirty skirting boards in Dining room, and one of our main meals at Dinner was very very poor.quality. Back of dining room chair also came away in my hand,
Not good enough overall quality for the price charged.

Room Tip: Unlikely to stay here again.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A great Hotel that is very central for the Town. Very relaxed atmosphere and comfortable. I have stayed many times and will keep returning. Bar area very good and nice restaurant. Breakfast good and pleasant friendly staff.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Nick
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The White Lion, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards
Peter
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

As a wedding guest at the White Lion Hotel I would congratulate all involved in delivering a superb Wedding Reception. Excellent food was presented by an attentive and professional waiting staff. The following mornings breakfast was as tasty, served in a convivial setting.
All staff encountered were smiling and helpful.
Guest bedroom was of moderate proportions, as was the bathroom, and although the allocated room was not " sea facing" it met but did not exceed expectation, given the price charged, with King Sized bed, tea and coffee making facilities, 7 channel TVs, and reliable WiFi (throughout the property) but there was no in room safe.
On site car parking at the rear of the Hotel is extremely limited but there is an abundance of free street parking, if not always in the immediate vicinity.
The Hotel location immediately opposite Aldeburghs beach does of course provide its own value.

Room Tip: If staying more than one night and the bedrooms own facilities are of importance seek a sea facing r...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Jonroncol
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am pleased to read your visit was enjoyable and will pass your kind comments onto the team. We hope to welcome you back in the future
Kind regards
Peter
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York, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hi my sister and I celebrated our joint 50th birthday here on Sunday 25th May. There were 10 of us, the staff were attentive and helpful all evening. We had phoned earlier in the day to say three additional guests could not make it due to a family illness and they were very understanding. We mainly had the fixed price menu and although the portions looked a bit small it was perfectly presented and very filling. the salmon mousse with horseradish cream was so tasty and light.
The last time I had visited was 22years ago when we had our wedding reception here. Then it was a traditional hotel with bar and function room. Now an airy, chic and modern space with fab views of the sea and a genuine feel to it. We plan to come back with the family again particularly those who could not make it and it has a new special memory for us all.

Room Tip: We only ate here we were not overnight guests.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Kim
Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us, I am pleased you your sister and guests enjoyed every moment of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards
Peter
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The staff were uniformly excellent and I can't praise them highly enough. The hotel is ideally situated opposite the Moot Hall. The breakfasts were superb, as were most of the evening meals. Unfortunately, the room left something to be desired. The window could only be opened a couple of inches - there was a knob of some kind so that it couldn't be raised any higher - which resulted in totally inadequate ventilation. On a hot day, this would be unbearable. The shower was one of the feeblest I've ever used and the bed was hard and uncomfortable. For the price, one would expect better.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Ferrocene
Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback, I am pleased to read the team, and overall, experience was great. I am sorry that the room did not live up to your expectations. I would like the opportunity to discuss this further with you please email me with your details directly, on generalmanager@whitelion.co.uk
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Peter
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Additional Information about The White Lion Hotel

Address: Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ, England
Location: 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 #2 of 5 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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