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Station Road, Southwold IP18 6AY England
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#4 of 4 hotels in Southwold
Simple, yet stylish. The Blyth offers comfortable, well decorated bedrooms, all en-suite with a popular bar and AA Rosette awarded restaurant. A perfect, family friendly base for your stay in the beautiful town of Southwold. Contemporary seaside hospitality at its best - personal service from a friendly and experienced team of staff.
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dj423 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Chelmsford, United Kingdom39 contributions64 helpful votes
We’ve been visiting Southwold for over 20 years and I remember how nice the Blyth use to be, but, not any more. The rooms look tired and poor. We didn’t have any toilet paper in our room so had to ask. We were woken up both mornings by the staff singing loudly to music in the kitchen playing at full blast. The staff were pleasant and nice but I wouldn’t say the customers were put first and there definitely seemed to be a lack of management. The tables at breakfast are painted in something strange which makes you stick to it every time you lean against it which isn’t nice. Also a very random point but a full English breakfast without baked beans? Never seen that before. Wouldn’t return and I can only hope the blyth gets back to what it once was.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lenny1105 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Bedford5 contributions5 helpful votes
We asked on 3 occasions prior to our arrival for a menu to be emailed but it never did. Then during our stay we heard a female member of staff deleting phone messages without fully listening to them. We were unable to get a sandwich at 2pm as we were told the kitchen was shut, but the menus in reception did not state it was only open at certain times of the day. They need to look at room tariffs as our room was much smaller than our friends who had a bigger suite for the same money. We also only had 1 chair to sit on in the room. Our bathroom was in a poor state with some mould, a loose tap that turned direction and the tiles needed regrouting and bath adhesive needed are applying. The bar shuts at 9pm and a gate is put up, so you can’t even sit in the area where your table is, that you have been allocated during your stay. So nowhere to socialize. Some staff were very helpful and the breakfast was really good. I don’t think we will stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Tony W wrote a review Aug. 2020
Essex, United Kingdom29 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed for one night at the Blyth....The hotel from the outside could do with a few repairs and a lick of paint........check in was friendly and very virus aware.... Room was large and clean sheets etc....the hotel is a little run down but it is what it is....breakfast was outstanding with good service.....Its a lovely building but it needs money spent on it....staff friendly...its on a busy junction so bring ear plugs if your at the front.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Front corner room
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Georfc wrote a review Aug. 2020
Lincoln, United Kingdom17 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at the Blyth (Faulty Towers) hotel 27-29 Aug, 2 couples. On arrival at the hotel it looks tired, adequate parking and good location. We were checked in and offered the 'Balcony room' (6). Check in was fine with Covid checks in place. We got to our rooms and experienced a few problems. Room 10 had no toilet paper and the toilet would not flush. Room 6 was filthy, the balcony was quite simply disgusting. When I put some clothes in the drawers under the bed I was instantly aware of a layer of dust. I informed the manager who said she would discount the room (6.67%) and clean it. We returned to the hotel one evening for a drink. On arrival there were no staff members available. In our hunt for staff my friend went into the kitchen, laid out on the counter was 3 uncovered trays with raw sausage, tomatoes and mushrooms. This was around 9pm and presumably these were for breakfast. He finally got a member of staff who served us some drinks. I went to the bar to get a second round of drinks, the 2 staff members were sat outside smoking. When they eventually saw me waiting they came straight in and poured our drinks. The girl did not wash her hands, luckily we had wipes and cleaned the glasses. During current times hygiene should be especially high, this is clearly not the case in food or drink preparation. The manager was 'unavailable' at check out and a young member of staff had to face our complaints. I also wrote to the hotel manager who has not responded. Southwold is lovely but not worth risking a stay at the Faulty Blyth.......
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Elsewhere would be best
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Neil O wrote a review Jul. 2020
Wood Green, United Kingdom2 contributions
The number 8 bedroom was attractive with a good bed but the sink had a plug switch which did not work. Everything is a bid dated. The lounge and dining room had simple furnishings. The food was disappointing with little style or thrill. The menu features old style meals. Southwold is posh and attracts classy people. This hotel does not cater for them, even though this hotel is fully booked for the summer season.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Room 8 on the 3rd floor is good if you can climb the stairs. No lift.
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US$80 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkSouthwold
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blyth Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Blyth Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Under the Pier Show (0.4 km), Adnams Southwold Store (0.4 km), and Southwold Museum and Historical Society (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blyth 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 Blyth Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blyth Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blyth Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sutherland House Restaurant, Enzo's Pizzeria, and No. Fifty One Cafe.
Is Blyth Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Southwold.
Are pets allowed at Blyth Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Blyth Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Edmund's Church (0.4 km).