We stayed in a twin "Aldeburgh" inland facing room for 1 night March 2012 and had a lovely time! I would thoroughly recommend it if you are looking to be 4* spoilt and don't mind the expense..
The wonderful points are: the room was large, the beds sumptuous and realxing and the bathroom also large with funky tiling (I think it was all renovated in 2010). Everything in tip top, spotless condition. Our view was the town rooftops and the River Alde which was fine - we didn't spend much time gazing out of the window!
We paid £20 extra for the dinner option which was 3 courses par excellence! Fabulous scallops, prawns, sea bass etc etc The poussin looked great as well. We weren't hurried and the service was friendly and informal, not pompous at all.
Breakfast was more fabulous sea food - smoked salmon for Mum and haddock and poached eggs for me. The hotel was so lovely we almost spent more time lolling around reading the papers than outside. The location is perfect - you can ignore the car for the whole weekend and just enjoy Aldeburgh and the sea (including the fanous sea shell) on your doorstep.
Bad points? Absolutely none. We were warned about noise from the lift in the twin room but it didn't trouble us. Very little car parking (about 8 cars) but you can park outside the front as well. A slight shame that the twin rooms are all R Alde facing - it would have been nice to have the option of a sea view had we wanted to pay more.
The only restaurent quibble was the wine prices (pretty extortioanate). I paid £24 for 50cl chablis which arrived in a glass carafe and could have been anything - I guess it might have been nice to see it decanted. Next time I'll order a bottle and take the spare back to the room!
And the afternoon cake and cream came without forks or napkins which we had to request. The most minor-est of shrtfalls.
We are definitely planning to go back again - in warmer weather and taking the family!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in an idyllic seaside setting, just a pebble's throw from Aldeburgh's shingle beach, the privately-owned Brudenell typifies all of the elements of a luxury four star seaside hotel. Following a complete refurbishment in 2010, it has been awarded 4 AA stars, a merit score of 85%, two rosettes and the coveted Visit Britain Gold Award. Our decadent bedrooms are distinctly decorated, incorporating vibrant colours so often associated with Aldeburgh and Suffolk. Enjoy soporific sea views, as well as beautiful views of the River Alde and the surrounding countryside. We are passionate about providing you with the very best service and a warm Suffolk welcome awaits you the minute you walk through the new doors of this fabulous hotel. So uniquely Aldeburgh. WiFi is available throughout the hotel for the convenience of our guests, the password for which can be obtained from reception. A stay at The Brudenell is perfect for those looking for a luxurious short break in Suffolk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brudenell Hotel Aldeburgh
- The Brudenell Hotel Aldeburgh, Suffolk