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“Beautiful setting, clean and comfortable” 4 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
2 reviews
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“Beautiful setting, clean and comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not far from the beach, alongside the Meare surrounded by the golf course, a very pretty landscaped garden, this is a lovely place to stay. Fab walks from the hotel door and dog friendly.
My ultimate test of comfy beds, and cleanliness was more than satisfied.
Personally I wouldn't have my dinner here. The breakfast was substantial with lots of choice.
Criticisms - porridge too salty to eat and cardboard bread.
The hotel itself could probably be smartened up a little on the facade and inside. But I would definitely go again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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thorpeness1, Hotel Director at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Thanks for your feedback. I always appreciate our visitors telling us of their experience.
The Suffolk Heritage coast is full of long walks whether heathland or beaches and with the hotel sandwiched between the Meare, Golf Course and with the beach close by we think it’s a beautiful location.
I’m delighted you had such a good stay and that we passed your comfy bed test!
The outside of the hotel is on the list for a bit of TLC to make sure it remains fitting for such a great place
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We got Married at The Country Club on Saturday 21st June 2014. It was THE BEST day!! From meeting with Jazmine over a year ago to start the planning to finally tying the knot everything and everyone at The Golf Club & Country Club have been great. Communications were spot on...I never had to wait long for an email reply and there was always someone on the end of the phone if we needed to know something. We had a gorgeous day and will remember it forever! Thank you!! x

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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thorpeness1, Hotel Director at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
We are so pleased that your day was so memorable. Our role is to make your day as stress free as possible and of course memorable so that you can just enjoy. It sounds like that’s exactly what happened!
The team will be delighted to know you had such a great time.
Come back for your anniversary.
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a reunion staying at the house in the cloud round the corner from the golf club. My husband and friends played golf in the afternoon and 10 of us booked a table in the restaurant.we were just about on our own until a party of 30 gentlemen arrived for their dinner. Our starters were ok, our main courses (six fillet steaks) utterly rubbish. Two in our party wanted them rare, the hotel wouldn't do it unless they signed a form. They agreed to sign the form, neither of them were rare, one went back in the kitchen and he finally received a rare steak as we had finished. The second person are his overdone steak and then was asked to sign a form. The other 4 steaks were very well done instead of medium, rather the most disappointing fillet steak I have ever consumed with very few vegetables and a very strange topping. Desserts were ok. The whole meal was indeed most average, in particular as my husband and I made all the arrangements and booked the table. We will not be returning.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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thorpeness1, Hotel Director at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Sounds like we failed to provide what you were looking for and therefore want to discuss your experience with you. Please contact me at the hotel as the last thing I wish to have are unhappy customers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had looked forward to this break for a long time and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were made to feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for the very friendly staff. The food in the bar was very good value for money and tasty, and the breakfast served in the restaurant did not disappoint. We had a room with a balcony and lovely views out to the garden, the room was very clean and tidy indeed, although perhaps getting to the stage where a lick of paint would improve it even more.
All in all a memorable stay and we look forward to returning soon.

Room Tip: All rooms looked OK
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thorpeness1, Hotel Director at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
I’m so glad that having looked forward to visiting us in Thorpeness, we lived up to your expectations. Sounds like you had a really enjoyable time.
The staff are always delighted to receive such positive feedback.
As ever, in any business we are always carrying out a programme of refurbishment (new walk in showers in 8 of the 36 rooms completed earlier in the year)
We look forward to welcoming you back to Thorpeness for another memorable stay
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Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We spent an amazing day at Thorpeness Country Club on the 31st May.
The venue was just fantastic for an all in one location for our wedding. The setting so close to the beach was the reason we fell in love with this place and why we booked such a special day here. We really couldn't have asked for more.
The staff of the hotel were great, very very helpful in the run up to the day and even better on the day itself. So professional and very happy to assist with any problem that arose.
We also booked the apartments beside the club which were perfect and left us with no excuses to be late ;-) the apartments were so clean and had everything you could need for a stay with 4 Truman lodge having perfect views over the sea and handy for our photographer who took group photos from the balcony!
The food for our wedding breakfast was hot and very good. Portion size was perfect too. I would definitely recommend the evening buffet of sausages and burgers, perfect for all after the wedding breakfast and for our guests who joined us in the evening.
If you are looking for a wedding venue in Suffolk and by the sea, we would definitely say the country club would be worth a look, we had the time of our lives and again, the staff were fab.
Ladies, if you're looking to do afternoon tea the day before, I can also recommend bubbles for brides! The bar setting at the hotel was lovely and the food was really good along with a cheeky glass of champagne for all the hard work you've put into the planning!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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thorpeness1, Hotel Director at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Sounds like the perfect Wedding.
If I were writing a testimonial of what I would hope for from a guest, here it is. The Country Club is the only wedding venue in Suffolk by the sea and sets us apart. However, it still relies on delivering what our customers seek and it seems like we were spot on!
Thanks for taking the time to tell us of your experience and hope you have a long and happy marriage
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our team of 20 Senior Golfers from Essex thoroughly enjoyed an over4night stay with 2 rounds of golf.
Excellent service by all staff whose aim was definitely "to please".

The Course was very challenging & not for the faint hearted who couldn't "hit straight". Never seen so much gorse.

Menu could be a bit more enterprising but was fine. Rooms very roomy, tidy & more than adequate for a couple.

Certainly a venue we will be returning to.

Room Tip: Visitors would not be disappointed by any choice.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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thorpeness1, Hotel Director at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Delighted you and your group had such a enjoyable stay with us.
The James Braid designed golf course as you found, is a test but hopefully one that you will master next time you visit. Either that or the pro shop do a fine line in golf balls – just joking!
Our staff are the cornerstone of what we have at Thorpeness and am delighted you found them so good.
Next time you come talk to us beforehand about anything you would like to see on the menu. All of the products are locally sourced in Suffolk so it won’t be difficult to provide what you want.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had our wedding at Thorpeness hotel and golf club on the 30/05/2014. From our first visit to our big day the staff were brilliant. We had looked at several venues for our wedding but they were all to big for what we wanted. The wedding planner (Jazmine D,angelo ) Met us and showed us around the hotel explaining the different rooms and facilities we could use for our big day.There was 26 in our wedding party and when we saw the lakeside suite we were sold on it. The room was large enough for our wedding and the wedding breakfast.which over looked the golf course and gardens with a view of the lake. What ever we wanted the hotel staff went out of there ways to help. even supplying jugs of cold water for the guests during the service. The grounds made a wonderful back drop for our Photos and was easily accessible by most of the guests. Our wedding breakfast meal was served in the same room as the service around one large table. The food was hot and very tasty. The bride (my wife) is a coeliac and the staff made sure she was ok with the menu. All we can say is a massive Thank you to all of the staff for helping to make our wedding the success it was.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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thorpeness1, Hotel Director at The Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
We recognise that this is hopefully a one off experience and our job is to make sure it’s one of the most memorable days of your lives for all the right reasons. The team obviously succeeded which is fantastic news. We hope that your married life is going well and look forward to welcoming you back to Thorpeness for your first anniversary if not before?
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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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