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The Westleton Crown
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Westleton
Certificate of Excellence
Sussex
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Very enjoyable 2-day break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2009

We have just spent a couple of nights at The Westleton Crown and had a lovely time. We took advantage of the Times offer of Wine, Dine and Stay free offer which came out at the end of 2008. This meant that our accommodation was free but we had to spend £75 per night in the restaurant. This was no hardship as we easily spent this on a 3-course meal for 2 people and a bottle of wine. It didn't include breakfast which we didn't have as we thought £12.50 per person was on the expensive side. The meals were imaginative, tasty and well presented. The service was good and I thought the staff were most attentive and appeared to care about people's enjoyment.
The room we had was very comfortable with duckdown pillows and duvet, it was very clean and the complimentaries well stocked.
The inn itself is between Southwold and Aldeburgh so is in a good location. We loved Southwold and even though it was wintertime, it had a nice feel about it, being quiet and genteel - perhaps this is different in the summer?
All in all, I would thoroughly recommend the hotel and restaurant for a short break.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2009

Chic room (walk-in shower and roll-top bath!) at an honest price.

The staff are proud of where they work, very friendly and most are local, so they were interested to know where our winter rambling had taken us (Jake especially).

The bar enjoys a central village location and boasts a big fire; breakfast and the fish and chips on the first night were a delight.

Room for improvement? A digital radio in the room and less gravy on the steak perhaps, but I am very difficult to please.

There are a number of social areas for residents to escape to if the weather resigns some to stay indoors, but we were blessed with blue skies and lapwings .... A treat.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2008

Stayed at the Westelton for 2 nights after xmas. We were staying with a baby and normally want a big enough bathroom to put the cot in so we dont disturb him. Food was excellent at lunchtimes and evenings although didnt rate the breakfast apart from the home made bread. We did find though that at 3 different meals, our order was messed up and we didnt get what we asked for. The staff however were apologetic and did take the meals back. The room was comfortable although i also felt it should be rated a high standard B & B as for a hotel we felt the bed was too small (a standard double) and the fixtures/fittings were quite basic. The rooms do not seem to be that sound proof. We stayed in Robin and could hear everytime someone was walking on the gravel outside and cars were noisy cominin and out of hte car park. The staff were extrememly accomodating and helpful which makes a very pleasant change. Overall, we had a lovely stay and breakfast was the only down fall. We guessed the chef is different to the evening chef !!!!

  • Liked — good shower
  • Disliked — noisy and small beds
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Essex, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2008

It was a last minute decision to visit the Westleton Crown for a one night stay. The hotel itself was delightful, restful and cosy.

We were shown to our room and on first viewing were very happy with the standard of cleanliness and facilities. The bathroom was freezing cold and the radiator was not on. My husband tried to put the radiator on but there was air in it and it would not warm up. In turn this affected the other radiator that was creaky and noisy. When we spoke to reception about this they offered to move us in to an identical room across the hall. They were most apologetic about the heating difficulties. We put it down to being an old building!

The dinner was superb as was the breakfast in the conservatory. the meal for both meals was outstanding and beautifully presented. The homemade bread was amazing. Unfortunately the roaring fire shown on the hotel's website was a small flame that went out within half an hour! The absence of the fire did affect the atmosphere of the dining room during the evening.

All in all, it was a delightful hotel and I would be happy to recommend it to my family and friends.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Comfort
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2008

It was our silver wedding anniversary and I booked a weekend at the Crown. The accommodation was clean and the the bar is warm with a lovely real fire. The staff are friendly and helpful. We ate in the restaurant both nights and had breakfast. The evening meals were very good, although we felt that the vegetables were very slightly undercooked.

The breakfast is nice with homemade bread, delicious mushrooms, and the bacon has great flavour, although I would not recommend the scrambled egg which is very rich.

The village itself is quiet and very pleasant, and Westleton is only approximately 15 minutes from Southwold and 10 minutes from Dunwich.

  • Liked — Warm and clean room, comfortable bed and a nice view of the village.
  • Disliked — A few, very minor things - one broken window catch and toilet roll holder.
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed this past Sunday at the Westleton Crown. We had booked to stay for the just 1 night as a little getaway, somewhere cosy and romantic but not too far away from where we live and the Suffolk coast seemed ideal. The Westleton proved to be a great choice. We happened to get a discounted room price due to the time of year and for what we paid we found we got a great deal. The room we stayed in - The Swan - was one of the 'Best' rooms and was spacious, clean, very comfortable and homely. The roll top bath in the bedroom was a quirky touch and great for watching TV whilst in the bath! The bath was the biggest i've ever been in! We dined in the restaurant and the portions were a good size and very tasty, as was breakfast. We had asked for a late check out and was told this would be no problem at no extra charge...I have to say the staff couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating and we really enjoyed our short stay! Hope to return again....

  • Liked — The homemade biscuits were a lovely touch and v tasty!
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Westleton Crown
Address: The Street | Westleton, Westleton IP17 3AD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Westleton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Westleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Westleton Crown 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westleton Crown is a traditional Coaching Inn with origins extending back as far as the 12th Century. It retains the character and rustic charm of its heritage whilst offering guests the sophistication and comforts of contemporary living. With its quietly cracking log fires and real ales through to the 34 newly refurbished, stylish, comfortable bedrooms and imaginative menus we are sure that you will enjoy every part of your experience at The Westleton Crown. ... more   less 
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