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“Great food accom and golf” 5 of 5 stars
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The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lakeside Avenue | Thorpeness, Aldeburgh IP16 4NH, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Aldeburgh
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13 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great food accom and golf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

£rd visit here in 3 years, Stayed above the restaurant in small but pleasant double room, lovely view of the course from the window.

We paid £90 a head for dinner bed, breafast and evening meal and 2 rounds of golf.

Great value, lovely food, pleasant bar, Staff so friendly and helpful. The Golf was terrible, but thats because I dont get the time to practice!!!!!!!!

Well worth a trip with "the house in the clouds" next door.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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, General Manager at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for your kind words following your most recent visit to Thorpeness. We are blessed with guests such as yourself who come time and time again to enjoy our facilities and hospitality. We certainly aim to provide good value breaks without compromising our standards and I am so glad you feel we have the right balance. If you need a little help with your golf, our golf professionals would be more than happy to arrange a couple of lessons when you next visit. Sometimes it might be just what you needed to get back on track and away from the bunkers!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Staines, United Kingdom
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328 reviews 328 reviews
71 hotel reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I organise a group to Thorpeness each year and it gets better and better!
The course is brilliant and offers a challenge for good and average golfers. Always in an excellent condition and well prepared.
The hotel is always immaculate and the bar has real character.
The restaurant is brilliant, the good unbelievable value for money. When serving 32 people on a golfing weekend it must be tough but the service is brilliant!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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, General Manager at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review about Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club. In many ways, It is those guests, such as yourselves, who come back year after year, who help make this such a special destination. We hope to make our guests feel this is their (or one of their favourite) “Holiday Golf Club” where they should feel as welcome as they do at their Home Clubs. I am delighted to hear that we made you and your fellow golfers comfortable again this year and we all look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A regular destination for great hospitality, great golf, great food. Massive improvements have been made over the last few years to the course, and a new chef has meant that the food is even better. The staff are always so welcoming and friendly, and rooms always clean and fresh. Nothing is too much trouble.

Room Tip: Room 21 but all rooms good
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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, General Manager at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your great endorsement of Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club. I am delighted to read that you enjoy visiting us regularly and that you approve of the improvements we have made over the years. The course is going to benefit from further investment this winter and we shall continue to aim to ensure our facilities are maintained to a high standard. We shall look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Our group of 12 enjoyed agreat value trip to Thorpeness Hotel yet again. All staff very helpful and polite and the golf course in good condition. Superb value at £73.50 per person for dinner, B&B and 2 rounds of golf. We have already booked for next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thorpness, General Manager at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
"It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club once again. The best compliment we can hope for is when guests book to come and stay with us again as you already have. I am very grateful for your feedback and we all look forward to welcoming you back in 2013."
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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I recently (October 2012) a weekend of golf and tennis at the Thorpeness Hotel and it was enjoyed by all 18 of us (gentlemen not in the first flush of youth!) The accommodation was great as were the meals included as part of the package. The bar snacks were excellent and reasonably priced. We all found the hotel to be relaxing and in such a nice area with so much to see. The golf course was tough enough yet good fun to play. The tennis courts were also very good.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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, General Manager at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you so much for posting a review and your kind feedback following your golfing and tennis group’s recent stay with us at Thorpeness. I am naturally delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your time with us and I will share your kind words with my team with pleasure. I also hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you all back soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I took my wife along with my son and his girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary. The golf course is really good and the two ladies enjoyed driving the golf buggies. The food was excellent with a good hearty English breakfast and enough choice for dinner.

The atmosphere was very relaxed in the clubhouse bar with plenty of tables sofas and armchairs

Thorpeness itself is a purpose built fantasy village and is well wort a visit

Room Tip: ASk to overlook the golf course
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thorpness, General Manager at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank you for your feedback following your stay with us at Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club. I am naturally delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit in our quirky village and I will share your kind words with my team with pleasure. I hope you may choose to visit us again in the not too distant future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

We love Thorpeness and this hotel. We visit at least four times a year with friends. We always feel so welcome, the food is great and the staff really caring. Some lovely views of the golf course from our bedroom window. We met other guests in the bar enjoying themselves as much as we did. A true gem, we will be back soon.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thorpness, General Manager at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for your review and your kind words following your most recent stay with us at Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club. I shall share your feedback with my team with great pleasure and we shall all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Address: Lakeside Avenue | Thorpeness, Aldeburgh IP16 4NH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Aldeburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Home to one of the East of England's finest golf courses the Thorpeness Golf Resort features a 36 bedroom hotel that sits in between the golf course and the Meare, a man made lake and one of the most iconic views in the area with the house in the clouds a pitching wedge away. The clubhouse is steeped in history with all the competition winners listed over the many years the club has been in existence. However, the hotel isn't just for golfers with the Suffolk Heritage coast boasting many fantastic places to visit ... more   less 
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