The White Lion

Market Cross PlaceIP15 5BJAldeburghUnited Kingdom
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About The White Lion

The White Lion is a traditional seafront hotel in the coastal town of Aldeburgh in Suffolk, noted for its blue flag shingle beach.

There are 38 rooms, divided into 'explorer' and 'sea view' categories. All have en suite bathrooms and are equipped with ironing facilities, tea/coffee makers, bath robes, hair dryer, BaroQue toiletries, fan (in wardrobe), free Wi-Fi and TV. Room service is offered.

The hotel is pet-friendly, with non-smoking rooms and free parking. Amenities include dry cleaning, banqueting room and meeting rooms.

Breakfast is included with overnight stay. The restaurant, known as the Brasserie Bleue, serves local seafood and several European cuisines. There is a bar and lounge as well.

Local attractions to The White Lion include the Red House Museum, a memorial to the late composer Benjamin Britten, Aldeburgh Summer Theatre and Aldeburgh Museum, as well as various local restaurants and cafes.


Market Cross Place, IP15 5BJ, Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1728)452720 | Fax: +44(1728)452986 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Positive Reviews

Good location.

If there is one attribute of this hotel about which the guests here simply rave, it is the location which is excellent, at the centre of the town and close to the beach, a must for a seaside holiday.

Comfortable and clean rooms, good service.

Many guests find that the rooms are clean and comfortable, if a bit lacking in space at times. It was also mentioned that the staff of the hotel in general is friendly, professional and courteous.

Great breakfast.

Most of the guests absolutely loved the breakfast served in the hotel restaurant, which was reportedly excellent. A few guests, however, mentioned that a self-service option for breakfast would be good, to save time in the morning, as the cooked breakfast

Negative Reviews

Tired rooms and bathrooms, weak showers.

Some guests say that while the hotel is comfortable, the rooms look tired. It is also mentioned that the bathrooms need fixing, particularly the showers, which have very low pressure. Disappointing, considering that the high tariffs of the rooms. Another

Slow service.

Guests say that the restaurant is good and the food is tasty. However, service here is very slow. Some guests said that it put them off coming to the restaurant for dinner because a lot of time was wasted waiting for the meal.

Small reception.

Some of the guests mentioned that the reception area of the hotel is rather small, so that it is only possible to Check-in or Check-out one guest at a time, making the procedure prolonged and delayed.

Rating Overview

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8.8 out of 10 based on 521 reviews