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“Truly Brilliant”
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Black Lion Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Long Melford
Trimley St Mary
1 review
“Truly Brilliant”
Reviewed October 29, 2011

The Black Lion is a truly wonderful place to go. Firstly, the staff are friendly, helpful and enthusiastic (Thank you Michael, Nikki and Sarah...and Chef!). The food is superb and out guns most if not all hotels and restaurants in a wide radius, inventive and executed with skill and passion it was only improved by the excellent service, choice of accompanying beverages (the tipples list will excite any port, brandy or whiskey lover and the wine list is excellent too), if served in london the food would be twice the price! The room was comfortable, clean and a good size, the bed comfortable (best nights sleep i've had in a while) and the view over the green to melford house more than just pleasent on drawing the curtains in the morning. Breakfast was a work of art for a full english and the best i've had in a long long while. We'll be going back soon and we'll be taking friends...and you can't say fairer than that!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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west palm beach fl
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

We took a chance based on reviews on tripadvisor and stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel really is charming and comfortable. All the people there were very friendly and helpful. And the Food! The restaurant is fantastic and as good as any we had been to in London. Really worth it. One warning: If you are staying here and can't do stairs, you should inquire because there are no lifts.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2011

Charming hotel in the heart of Suffolks antique town. This really is a great hotel packed full of features and charm. The rooms are a good size, if not faking the age of the furniture! The food is so good it's untrue, which is serviced up with truly excellent service. However, the one thing I would say, is that it is probably £30-£40 over priced, but that is it - otherwise faultless!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

Pleasant and welcoming small hotel in a charming village. Good food, very helpful staff and very sweet resident dog. Fantastic medieval church around the corner, Will be returning.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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SCOTLAND
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Myself, husband and two children spent seven hours travelling to this hotel from Scotland therefore expectations were high. I would be the first to admit that when it comes to hotels I am very difficult to please however this hotel exceeded my expectations easily. Cleanliness,atmosphere, service, staff, room, food and overall standard in which this hotel operates is wonderful. Michael and his team made our stay delightful and for this reason we will without doubt return to this hotel.
Angela . (Scotland)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Witham, Essex, England.
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

A very friendly welcome awaits you at the Black Lion Hotel. All the staff were smart and very polite and helpful. We stayed in a very large room with a four poster bed with views over the Green.
The food is great as is the service.
Would recommend this hotel for cosy weekends away!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2011

Had one night stay here as a birthday treat from my wife. Lovely luxurious room with dual aspect windows overlooking the picturesque village green. Superb meal, beautifully presented and served by attentive and charming staff. Public rooms a little dated but perfectly clean. Will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Black Lion Hotel

Property: Black Lion Hotel
Address: The Green, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9DN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Long Melford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Long Melford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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