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The White Lion Hotel

Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ England
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#2 of 4 hotels in Aldeburgh
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The White Lion Hotel is situated close to the beachfront in Aldeburgh, a stunning Suffolk seaside town renowned for its close association with culture, the Arts and a growing number of festivals. The relaxed setting of this much loved Suffolk hotel offers peace and relaxation in stylish and cosseting surrounding, ideal for a short break in Suffolk. Our hotel accommodation is cosy and relaxing, with some rooms offering sea views across the fish huts on the shingle beach. The vibrant setting of our brasserie lends itself perfectly to morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and all day Sunday lunches or for the more adventurous, why not dine in Sea Spice choosing from an authentic Indian menu. Both our Head Chefs are passionate about their imaginative menus using the abundance of fresh, local seasonal produce so readily available around Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Car park
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, Estonian and 3 more
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Dodger Runcombe wrote a review Dec. 2020
St Albans, United Kingdom13 contributions9 helpful votes
Really nice hotel right on the beach - great location. The staff were excellent and we couldn't fault the room and service provided. The Hotel has been extensively renovated and is quite stylish - much more so than we expected in this location. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and will be returning at some point in the future. Buy some fresh or smoked fish from the beach opposite and visit the nearby Fishers gin distillery - both excellent.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Sea view rooms are a must!
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Hayley wrote a review Dec. 2020
England, United Kingdom38 contributions50 helpful votes
I love this hotel, mainly because the staff are just so nice. They’ve had to make a few changes due to Covid; their main restaurant is shut in the evening for a start (breakfast is still served). As a result It’s lost a little bit of its charm. A small price to pay if everyone is kept safe. The hotel will continue to be my go to Suffolk place for both business and pleasure.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jane W wrote a review Oct. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you want a beachfront well located hotel, which serves great food and employs lovely staff this place is for you. Just don't stay in room 2. The added features of a fire exit, extractor/aircon units outside your window, tatty carpets, a tiny shower room with mould and filthy grouting, peeling paint and the tiniest sink I've ever seen outside of an under stairs loo. Shame I can't upload photos. Pictures speak louder than words.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
don o wrote a review Oct. 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Please please be aware that the hotel rooms are shocking stayed in Room 2 with a fire escape for the all rooms on that floor bathroom with a corner sink on hand if your lucky shower only was dirty and paint on windows doors in a shabby condition Stayed 2 nights , bed with a vinyl headboard , yes wipe clean , very basic room offered a discount after I complaining shown 2 other dreadful rooms . Staff were friendly and understood the hotel needed a good redecorating carpets worn and stained , my partner was not impressed with the standard in such a lovely seaside address . Avoid at all costs ,, shame the breakfast was lovely. Even there best rooms needed a good lock of paint and lots of redecorating the carpets were very grubby , so think twice before booking into the lion , such a shame fabulous location . A two star hotel at best ,,
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Don’t go that’s simple , disappointed to say the least With two external fans on all night Room 2...
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Steve D wrote a review Oct. 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom687 contributions497 helpful votes
Very on it with all the Covid stuff - felt very safe. Lovely big room No14 . Very comfortable bed - great view of course .Would have loved to eat in their restaurant/grill but only Sea Spice open - which we knew as it is very clear on the web site. Next time :) Not at all impressed by their sister restaurant at The Brudenall
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Date of stay: October 2020
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US$133 - US$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The White Lion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The White Lion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aldeburgh Beach (0.3 km), Aldeburgh Cinema (0.1 km), and Aldeburgh Museum (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The White Lion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The White Lion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The White Lion Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The White Lion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lighthouse, Ash Smoked Fishes, and Cragg Sisters Tearoom.
Is The White Lion Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Aldeburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at The White Lion Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The White Lion Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The White Lion Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Slovak, and Estonian.
Are there any historical sites close to The White Lion Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Red House (1.4 km) and The Church of St Peter and St Paul (0.3 km).
Does The White Lion Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.