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“Excellent little B&B” 5 of 5 stars
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Britten House
21 Kirkley Cliff Road, Lowestoft NR33 0DB, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 26 Lowestoft B&B and Inns
Milan, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent little B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is a great little B&B right on the sea front at Lowestoft. All the rooms are named after famous composers and the house itself was where Benjamin Britten was born. My room had a great sea view and the breakfast was delicious. In addition, there's free wifi in the rooms. The only slight downside is that there aren't that many restaurants which are open in the evening within walking distance.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Warrington
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I stayed here because it was rated Number 1 on trip advisor, and everything on here is correct. I had a great welcome when I arrived, offered advise as to where to eat that evening. I stayed in the deluxe single ensuite room, which has a 4ft bed. Very comfy room, as good as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in. Lovely breakfast with fresh fruit and full cooked breakfast if desired. Would stay again. Thank you

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is the 5th time we have stayed at Britten House and each time Colin and Ann have made us feel most welcome. The room is equipped with a large comfy bed, large screen TV, Tea and Coffee facilities and plenty of storage. The shower is supplied with soffened water and is generously sized. The breakfast is freshly cooked and there is a large choice of serials, fruit juice, yoghurts, preserves and fresh fruit, if you time it right you can sit by the window and watch the sun rise over the sea.

Room Tip: The 'Bach Suite' on the ground floor is really large with generous en-suite shower room. It...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The most Easterly town in the UK boasts the star of B&Bs. The childhood home of Benjamin Britten, this beautifully restored and appointed house is owned and managed by a couple, Ann and Colin, whose hospitality and attention to detail is second to none. This was our second stay at Britten House, this time with friends and gives the lie to the old adage "Never go Back!" This stay was, if possible, even more notable than the last. This time we were in the Mozart room. Not only a Four-Poster bed and a sofa looking over the sea, but a wonderful steam shower/bath in which I could have spent an entire afternoon - and probably will on a future visit. Despite arriving in the snow (in April!) and a strong North-Easterly blowing from Siberia with waves big enough for brave surfers, we had a wonderful two-day chill-out. Leaving, refreshed and full of the most "English" of breakfasts, we felt as if we'd been on holiday for a week. As Arnie said "I'll be back...."

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the house look over the sea. "Mozart" has a wonderful stem shower/ba...
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Typical British weather (Snow in spring) but it was only when snugly tucked up that night in an very comfortable bed that I realised how nice and warm the room had been on arrival. Very clean bathroom with fluffy towels. All extra touches one would expect from a top class place plus home made jam in the morning to accompany a well cooked full English. Colin couldn't have been more helpful in helping us get on track to find a property to live in - even gave us his local paper to compliment the online searches! Would recommend to my mother - need I say more!

Room Tip: Had the schubert suite, very spacious, which had a view of the sea also one bedroom downstairs where...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Leeds
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The Britten House was beautiful, we were welcomed with a smile and given some knowledge of the local area, for example where to eat. We had beautiful sea views and a great little en suit. The room was cleaned and restocked when we went out, which was a nice surprise. It was a great stay and I would recommend it, especially as the price is great value for money. The breakfast in the morning was lovely, I had the fish option which was poached eggs and smocked haddock, both cooked to perfection.
The only problem is Lowestoft, it isn't a very nice seaside town, it's tired and old looking. We were visiting Southwold so this wasn't a problem.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Have just spent the windiest coldest and snowiest March weekend in the wonderful Britten House in Lowestoft the most easterly town in the UK!
Once the home of the famous British composer Benjamin Britten it offers a lovely welcome by the co owner Ann and a comfortable room with a wonderful view of the sea and on this occasion the approaching snow and rain. The room and house generally, is very well appointed tastefully decorated with a fantastically comfortable bed and luxurious shower. Even with the gale moaning outside all weekend you felt snug warm and safe...ideal!
The breakfast cheerfully served and beautifully cooked by co owner Colin whose chatty and informative nature starts the day well. The breakfast is perfectly cooked and there is a lot of it and is supervised by a bust of Benjamin Britten....a nice touch is that the butter that arrives with the toast is not brick hard straight out of the freezer so it easily spreads to accept the glorious home made marmalade!
One of the nicest and friendliest b and bs we have been to.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Address: 21 Kirkley Cliff Road, Lowestoft NR33 0DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Lowestoft
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Lowestoft
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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