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Waveney House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Beccles
Certificate of Excellence
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Will they ever get it right”
Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

This place should be a gem, but instead struggles to cope with any volume of customers. On this occasion they 'kindly' opened the restaurant but it was freezing. Food was better than on previous visits but not outstanding.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Buckinghamshire, UK
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

My sister and I stayed in this charming hotel for one night while attending a wedding locally. The staff could not do enough for us and were very attentive. We had a large clean room with a huge bathroom. It is decorated nicely, but obviously a very old building with the beams; and you go downhill as you walk across the bathroom, which all adds to the charm. We did not eat in the restaurant so cannot comment on the food. But breakfast was lovely in the morning and we sat in the conservatory overlooking the river with the sun shining which was really nice. I left my phone charger in the room and they kindly sent it on for me. Would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. The hotel room was modern and spacious yet you knew it was in an old building as the floor wasn't true and felt like it was moving when you walked on it. All of that just added to the charm of the building. Breakfast was excellent and the service was good (polite and professional). It's in a very picturesque location by the river. Pack the wellies for a morning walk along the public footpath by the river. Would stay again.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

I visited this hotel with 5 other members of my family and had a very enjoyable time.

We found the hotel charming, with an excellent location on the river.It is very close to the Town- about two minutes walk, but is tucked away. The rooms were very attractive and clean and the food and service was very good. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant /bar was located in the conservatory directly overlooking the river and it had a patio.

Car parking was very easy. I could heartily recommend the hotel to others as a very comfortable and welcoming place to stay with a nice atmosphere.

It was also a good base for us to visit Southwold and other Suffolk towns.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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hay56, General Manager at Waveney House Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments and hopefully we shall see you all again soon
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed at this hotel as a couple having previously stayed at a pub with rooms when in this area. The hotel was a little more expensive but was worth the £20 per night difference.

Our room was pleasant, clean and a reasonable size with original wooden beams throughout. The property has been tastefully restored in recent years and has history going back some 450 years. Bed was comfortable and the room had tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom again was modern but had the odd quirk of the shower having a notice that it should not be used syanding up! Need to use the bath then.

From a practical perspective, the hotel has planty of parking and is within a couple of minutes walk of the town centre without 'town centre noise' and is next to the river. When we stayed a wedding was using the function room and we did notice noise from the corridor when people were leaving the hotel in the morning. We had room 4.

The restaurant was good to eat in and reasonably priced but don't expect 'haute cuisine'. From their notices, they seem to have several 'special' nights through the week with meals priced and themed accordingly, but this may just be a winter thing. Breakfast was superb with choices through full english to haddock or smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. Being daylight then, we were able to enjoy the hotel's riverside location.

Already mentioned one quirk but there are others. The manager likes talking to his guests through signs in the room and on doors through the hotel. Even as a non smoker I found the tone of the 'no smoking in rooms' notices a little heavy handed in their wording. Also, check the bill, we didn't until we got home and found small anomolies such as having had 2 bottles of the same wine over the evening and finding thst they were charged at different prices and whilst most things were put on the bill, we had paid cash for a couple of items which still ended on the bill. Not serious enough to try and take up as we had left the hotel or to sour the experience but worth noting.

In summary, we need to visit Beccles from time to time and this hotel will be used by us again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Novaya Bukhara, Bukhoro, Uzbekistan
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Stayed over in hotel sat night,exspensive room,nice bed.toilet seat will not stay up as a guy its a pain,showering not good as you stand in bath and its low if your over 5 10you have to duck down,bar food ok but limited breakfast menu staff did not seem to care when i asked for a vegaterian breakfast

Room Tip: if they have a function on your room may be above so maybe noisy
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norfolk
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166 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Clean and tidy but expensive for food. Bar service slow and staff seem unable to register order of waiting customers arrived first at bar. Food quality okay. Not particularly scenic but nice to look out at river. A bit over-rated and over-priced perhaps trying to portray itself as something that it is not, i.e., a high-class hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Waveney House Hotel
Address: Puddingmoor, Beccles NR34 9PL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Beccles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Beccles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Waveney House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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