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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Enjoyed a two course lunch in the restaurant over looking the sea and fishing boats and enjoyed a family evening meal there in December. Both times food and service excellent, very friendly and good atmosphere. Saturday lunch was excellent value. Perfect location for shops and walk to Thorpness. Relatives enjoyed their stay in December.

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Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Right on the sea with views of the fish huts. The hotel is warm and cosy having been recently refurbished . Staff are fantastic - helpful, friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Breakfast is splendid with a great choice of freshly cooked food. We ate in the brasserie twice and very much enjoyed both meals especially the smoked fish...

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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pauline, it was great to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you managed to sample both the Brasserie and Sea spices food offerings - which is a new addition to the Hotel The team at the White Lion thrive on providing a warm and friendly environment where guests can relax and feel at ease...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This lovely hotel is situated in a wonderful position overlooking the sea and fishermens huts who sell fresh fish caught on a daily basis. We stayed in a standard double for one night on a Sunday and stayed for evening meal. The staff were very friendly and the quality of the food was very good. The hotel is ideally situated...

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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Martin, we are very lucky to work in an amazing part of the Country where you can just walk for miles taking in some of the most exquisite scenery I was pleased to hear that you will returning and that the team took really good care of you See you soon Peter

oxford
Reviewed 1 week ago

this hotel had the most lovely Christmas decorations throughout - it was a pleasure to sit in the lounge area. We wanted a nice place for coffee and a chat to exchange Christmas presents. The very sensible waitress directed us to a cosy corner with sofas where we ordered hot chocolate, coffees and soft drinks. With two small grandchildren in...

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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, thank you for your kind words, I believe I was there that day when you were sitting in the lounge with your family. It always makes me feel warm to see family's just enjoying each others company with the added bonus of table service ;-) The White lion loves to welcome families with children of all ages as...

Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic staff and setting but crap food .... food is so average it hurts my soul.£8 for breaded goats cheese straight from the freezer is a joke, but not as unfunny as them charging £15 for the blandest , most pathetic chicken burger I have eaten,Served with the stingiest, tasteless potatoes I've eaten in a long time. My partner had...

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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thank you for taking the time to review the Brasserie. I was sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the food and that you felt it wasn't value for money. I personally had the chicken fillet burger when it was introduced onto the menu and found it rather delightful and it has been one of the most popular...

Colchester Essex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel just before Christmas with my partner. Waited until after 2.30pm for the room as per the conditions, received an email saying we could book in earlier if we paid extra. Originally the room was £165 but then re booked as a few days later it was £125. I had heard great things about the hotel so...

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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, my apologies that your stay didn't live up the your expectations and that the team weren't too sympathetic about the situation with the electric. I myself was there that morning trying to solve the problem with the electrical malfunction for which I had to call a company in to the solve the problem, which I appreciate happened at...

Sleaford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice room at the front of the hotel, large bathroom with bath and separate shower, extractor apparently not working. Very comfortable and generous bed. Booking package including dinner allowance not so good as we found it difficult to spend the full amount-no drink included. Menu a little unadventurous especially by the third evening so we tried the Sea Spice in...

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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Hotel, I was pleased to hear that the management team took particularly good care of you and were helpful I will look into the extractor fan issue, thank you for making us aware Hopefully see you again and please remember we also have Bed and Breakfast rates, which will give you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for New Year and as ever the food and service was excellent. The hotel on the face of it doesn't have the best rooms in terms of bathrooms and facilities. But that can be ignored by the comfortable beds and location. The staff make the experience memorable along with the excellent food this is a great hotel.

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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Yvonne, I will be sure to pass your comments on to the team that worked really hard to produce an amazing evening The team here are an asset to the Hotel and without them it would make my job more difficult, however it is always nice that others recognise theie commitment to produce good quality food and amzing...

Clacton on sea, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent New Year's Eve here in a party of 10 people. We had a brilliant time at the 7 course banquet and disco, everything to make the evening a success had been thought of from canapés and champagne on arrival to a piper playing the bagpipes before sitting down to eat and again at midnight. The food was excellent, the...

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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Kathryn it was lovely to hear you had an enjoyable stay. Please book very soon as we are filling up fast for New year celebrations 2017 The team look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel Kind regards Peter

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights over the New year for the Gala dinner dance 7course meal excellent and well served. First class from booking in to the end staff well presented excellent manners well trained and very friendly. The room was also excellent warm, clean and well maintained. Plenty of sofas and chairs to relax in after dinner. Busy periods...

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WLAldeburgh, Manager at The White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, I was pleased the team made your evening enjoyable and that you enjoyed the entertainment and food Apologies for the double glazing I will get the maintenance team on it straight away All the best for 2017 and hope to see you very soon Kind regards Peter

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Food & drink at the hotel
Brasserie Bleue
Brasserie Bleue
Cuisines: British, European
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about The White Lion Hotel

Address: Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Aldeburgh
Price Range: €109 - €187 (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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“Sunday have the best deals”
 of 5 bubbles martinw328, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“upgrade to sea facing”
 of 5 bubbles carolineb760, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Front of the hotel as the view over the beach is great, however these are pricier.”
 of 5 bubbles marekk833, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a seaview room which was excellant ,thought it might be noisy but was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles fosterhorticulture, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Sea view room at the top is lovely, en suite with perfect view and they are happy to put a childs bed in there.”
 of 5 bubbles amandap441, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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