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Northcliffe Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 19 Southwold B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 6, 2013

From meeting Nigel and Karen we knew we were in good hands. Their warm welcome and professional service was second to none. We stayed in the Sunrise room which enjoys a fantastic view of the sea and pier. After a good nights sleep we were offered the breakfast of our choice. The bacon and sausages were of the highest quality and all cooked to perfection They provide everything you could want in a B&B and then more. They are happy to chill drinks and provide glasses and ice if required - not a service we have come across before.The bedroom and en suite bathroom were spotlessly clean. We would have no qualms in recommending Northcliffe to anyone visiting Southwold or the area and we are hoping to go back in the near future.

Room Tip: Room on the front have a sea view.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen Nigel B, Owner at Northcliffe Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2013

Thank you David & Kathleen for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay & had a good nights sleep, the sea air always helps. We look forward to welcoming you back to Northcliffe.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Friendly, professional and top quality B&B right on the seafront. What do you look for in a great B&B? For me it's the personal touch. A B&B can never be a hotel as you are staying in somebody's house. So it's important to feel welcome. And right off the bat Karen and Nigel made me feel right at home. They always called me by my first name from the moment I arrived. I was only staying 2 nights over a wet and windy weekend in October but the whole stay I felt looked after without being smothered. They even accomodated my request to store some bottles in their fridge. Northcliffe is a large 3 floor Victorian terraced house facing the sea. It is comfortable, well decorated and maintained. I was in The Gun Hill on the top floor (a fair climb). This is the cheapest room but it was a large double, clean and tastefully decorated. The ensuite bathroom was a reasonable size with a good shower/bath. Everything was spotlessly clean throughout. Nice attention to detail with the choice of teas and coffees (and biscuit) and local printed guides in the room. This was a cold Autumn weekend but although not double glazed the large windows kept the wind out and I was warm both nights in the very roomy and comfortable double bed (crisp sheets). The room was rear facing so no sea view to be had, but this was no loss as the weather was gross. Breakfast was an excellent and filling full English for me (with local ingredients) but there were cereals, breads, jams and yoghurts to supplement. In all I don't see how this could be improved on as example of a top quality UK B&B. Book now.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Karen Nigel B, Owner at Northcliffe Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you Tim for your comprehensive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay & we hope to see you again at Northcliffe in the future.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in the Sole Bay room as friends were getting married in Southwold. When we arrived Karen and Nigel got us checked in early as the weather was dreadful. The room was great, a good size, although the sink is a little small. The bed was very comfortable and there was ample room for all our luggage.

The breakfast was well cooked and was good sized portions.

Would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Good view of the pier and the sea.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen Nigel B, Owner at Northcliffe Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you Brian & Jill for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay & we hope to welcome you back to Northcliffe in the future.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed in the Sunrise Room - unfortunately we chose a stormy weekend so didn't see the sun rise but the view was still stunning with the waves crashing on the shore. We also had a lovely view of the Pier.

Very warm and welcoming service from Karen and Nigel who also gave us restaurant recommendations and tips for getting discounts.

Lovely comfortable bed, bathroom was compact but well equipped.

Breakfast was lovely - very easy to go overboard with your order as I did on the first morning!

Would definitely recommend this B&B

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen Nigel B, Owner at Northcliffe Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2013

Thank you for your review Karen. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Northcliffe & hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We have just come back from 2 nights at Northcliffe and had a lovely time! The b&b is very cosy and welcoming, and Karen and Nigel are fantastic hosts. The breakfasts were extremely nice and really set you up for the day. Our room was called sole bay and faced out onto the sea. It was so lovely being able to hear the sea. Southwold is a lovely town with lots of places to eat and drink. Would love to go back.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen Nigel B, Owner at Northcliffe Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you Emma for your review. We are pleased you had a relaxing break & we hope to welcome you back to Northcliffe soon.

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Friendly welcoming hosts and very clean and comfortable accommodation. Southwold is a wonderful place to visit and the Northcliff is ideally situated being close to the sea front and pier and within easy walking of the town. Other pluses are that it’s quiet at night. Has a large comfy lounge and provides very generous breakfasts.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen Nigel B, Owner at Northcliffe Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2013

We are pleased you had a relaxing stay Chris & enjoyed the breakfast.We hope to welcome you again next year.

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

The location is perfect, with the beach on the doorstep and town centre a very short walk away. We enjoyed a pleasant and relaxing stay with lovely views over the sea from our room. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Karen Nigel B, Owner at Northcliffe Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Thank you for your review, we hope that we can welcome you back to Northcliffe in 2014

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Address: 20 North Parade, Southwold IP18 6LT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Southwold
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Ranked #4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Southwold
Number of rooms: 6
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