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“Warm and Friendly on a Bitter night”

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The White Lion Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 4, 2012

We opted for the Winter warmer and enjoyed the Mulled Cider something we would have never tried but certainly will again;
The room was cosy and overall a warm and friendly welcome from reception right through to resturant and bar staff.
Dinner that was included and selected from the A la Carte and was excellent.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2012

Warm and friendly is what the White Lion is all about! Thank you so much for yoru comments. Best Wishes for 2013 and have a great Christmas.

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Hotel was highly recommended by a friend. The hotel was warm and inviting with beautiful festive directions to make it feel a special seasonal break.
The staff were friendly and helpful. Excellent food with a good choice.
The room 31 was lovely and comfortable and well away from any of the functions going on in the hotel so nice and quiet.
The only two quibbles I had was:-
The shower was not very powerful.
I had booked on line and had B&B with Evening meal, when I came to pay they had charged me again for Evening meals on both nights.
This was soon corrected by the reception staff who were very apologetic.

I would recommend the hotel and will definitely return.

Thank you.. Wendy

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank W12400
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2012

Thank you! I have shared your comments with the team. They were delighted to read your feedback. Have a great Christmas and best wishes for 2013. See you again soon

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Made to feel very welcome. Staff attentive and helpful. Rooms clean and bathroom well presented. Breakfast excellent, what a change to be served at the table instead of self-service. Would like to have tried the restaurant, we were ateending a Christmas Party so dinner was not A La Carte.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Robert C
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2012

Wow - thank you! Have a great Christmas and hope to see more of you in 2013. It was a real pleasure to have met you! Best Wishes

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Enjoyed a fanastic two night break at the White Lion. We were made to feel very welcome with very friendly staff with nothing being to much trouble for them, and always a smile. Excellent food with value for money. Would certainly recommend this hotel and will return in the future. Thank you ..

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Susan E
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2012

Thank you for your kind comments. I will of course share this with the team. Hope to see you back at the White Lion again very soon, Have a great Christmas, Best Wishes for 2013

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

This weekend was our fourth stay at this very comfortable Hotel taking advantage of their 'Winter Warmer' offer. Despite the hotel being fairly full and with a function on both Friday and Saturday night the quality of service and dining remained very high. Room 18 was perfect and we could not hear any of the party music down in the basement. Another great stay and can't wait to return. We even had sunshine on Sunday!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Toby S
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2012

Wow - I am so thrilled to read we met and exceeded your expectations once again. Thank you for your continued support. Hope to see more of you in 2013. Best Wishes

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

PROS

Great location, right on the beach in the centre of town, free parking right outside
Nice old building and public areas well maintained
Wide breakfast selection
Friendly and helpful staff

CONS

The room I was allocated was at the end of a corridor so god for noise protection but because of the it was a cold room. The heating was on full blast and it was still way too cold. Obviously this an ongoing issue as my room also came equipped with a fan heater, which I had to use. This is unacceptable. I suggest they simply replace the old radiator with a modern one of a larger size that would be adequate for the room?

In addition whilst the room was furnished very nicely, the bathroom was a totally different experience. Drab grey plastic panels on the walls, old worn out taps, a toilet flush button that was damaged making it hard to flush and generally in desperate need of modernisation, and it was even colder than the main room.

My friends in other rooms however had none of the above issues - there rooms having modern bathrooms and new radiators. Therefore I would stay here again but request that I have a fully updated room.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Adz99
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

This was our second visit to the hotel and once again it was well up to expectations.
We found our room om the small side and asked for a bigger one, which was given to us, and our bags carried up two flights of stairs.
Food in the restaurant was of good standard too.
An added bonus is being able to buy fresh fish from the fishing hut opposite the hotel home.

Room Tip: Go for a room on a lower floor if you are not good at climbing stairs
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank norman d
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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2012

Thank you for kind words. Happy Christmas and all the best for 2013. See you again very soon

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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 #3 of 4 Hotels in Aldeburgh
Price Range: $145 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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