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Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh

Located on the Suffolk Coast, The Brudenell Hotel is one of Aldeburgh's finest hotels and serves as an excellent base for a seaside holiday. The hotel is a part of the TA Hotel Collection, a group of award-winning, luxury hotels located across the resplendent Suffolk. The Brudenell is not only perfect for a few nights away but also caters to conferences and events.

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh


First Impressions


It was a two-hour drive from Enfield to Aldeburgh and we arrived a little late in the afternoon. The hotel has a small car park at the back and there is free parking along some of the roads to the back of the hotel. Luckily when we arrived, there was space in the hotel's car park. Our check-in was very quick, we were warmly welcomed and within minutes we were personally shown to our room.

The Room


We stayed in one of the deluxe sea view rooms - a generously sized and luxurious room with a large bay window that offered excellent panoramic views of the sea. There was also a small personal sitting area. The room had a king-sized bed furnished with duck feather pillows and thick mattress toppers. The room was tastefully furnished with some nautical elements added to complement the location. A flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and a hospitality tray were provided. A nice, welcoming touch was the personally written note and a small box of chocolates that was waiting for us in our room.

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh


The bathroom was a good size and included a bath and a walk-in shower. Bathrobes, slippers and Rituals toiletries were provided.





The only minor grouse was a small damp patch near the window. It wasn't really an issue for us but it would have been nicer had it not been there.

Overall, we were pleased with the bedroom - it was spacious, nicely furnished and the bed was comfortable which meant we had a good night's sleep. But the best part was the view from the room. The seating area near the bay window overlooking the sea was my favourite spot in the room. It was so relaxing to watch the waves crashing on the beach. When we visited Aldeburgh, the weather was lovely and we spent a lot of our time outdoors. But if it is raining or too windy, you can stay in your cosy room and still enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea.



The Food


The Seafood and Grill restaurant in the hotel offers a relaxed and informal setting to enjoy your meal. The restaurant has a vibrant d├ęcor and ambience and you can enjoy panoramic views of the sea along with the food. Pre-dinner drinks are served at the bar and the restaurant's menu features fresh local seafood among other things. Both myself and my husband being vegetarians, so I conveyed our dietary preferences to the hotel in advance. We dined at the restaurant in the evening and were quite pleased with the choice for vegetarians. The food tasted as good as it looked. The presentation was thoughtful, the food flavourful and the whole meal experience enjoyable.

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh
Heritage tomato panzanella salad

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh
Crisp hens egg, asparagus, samphire

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh
Grilled aubergine, pine nuts, pearl cous cous, apricot, saffron preserve

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh
Local asparagus and wild garlic risotto

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh

A Short and Lovely Stay at The Brudenell in Aldeburgh


A part of the outside terrace is used for al fresco dining while the other part with contemporary lounge type furniture is reserved for guests to relax and enjoy their drinks.

Image Credit: The Brudenell

Image Credit: The Brudenell

Out and About


Aldeburgh is a small town. You can walk from one end of the town to the other in under an hour. There are many sights to see - Moot Hall, Martello Tower, The Scallop, Fort Green Mill and the RNLI station. And you have the long stretch of shingle beach. The area around Martello tower is good to explore and there are many other walks in the area as well. The team at Brudenell are happy to provide maps and information about the local attractions.






Final Thoughts


The accommodation was lovely and the food was marvellous but the best part about the hotel is its location (so close to the sea that you can hear the waves crashing on the shingle beach) and the fantastic service by the staff. All of the staff we encountered during our stay were friendly, professional and their service impeccable. And it was not just us; we spoke to another family who were holidaying there and they also commented on the remarkable service from the staff.


Image Credit: The Brudenell


Book a Room


Prices start from £155.00 per room (Double Aldeburgh) per night including breakfast. Prices for the Deluxe Sea View room start from £275.00 (including breakfast) and £339.00 (includes breakfast and dinner). You can avail of special offers and added value deals if you book directly with the hotel. To make a reservation call The Brudenell on 01728 452071. For more details you can visit www.brudenellhotel.co.uk. Dogs are welcome at Brudenell.

The Brudenell Hotel | The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BU
Phone: 01728 452071
Check in: 2.30pm | Check out: 11.00am

Disclosure: Our stay was arranged by The Brudenell. All views expressed are however our own.

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38 comments :

  1. Looks a great place to stay and great places to visit nearby too!

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  2. Oooh this place looks really nice. I'm looking for somewhere to spend a quite night with places near by to explore and this looks perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. What a gorgeous room you had & what a sea view! The food looks delicious too :)

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  4. The food looks fabulous and the rooms too

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  5. Wow that hotel room looks amazing x

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  6. i love your photos - i never seem to manage to get good pics of hotel rooms x

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  7. This hotel looks fabulous ... will definitely have to consider it if I ever find myself in Aldeburgh!

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  8. Lovely review - so glad you enjoyed yourselves and to echo everybody else, the food does look divine! X

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  9. Looks like a lovely place to stay!

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  10. Oh wow it looks lovely and the food looks delicious! :)

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  11. Looks like a perfect place to stay and in a beautiful area

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  12. It has been a good few years since I have visited Aldeburgh, it was such a lovely place to visit. The hotel looks wonderful, would make for a fabulous few days away.

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  13. Love the decor and the food looks amazing!

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  14. That food is to die for!!!

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  15. What a lovely room and food looks amazing!

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  16. Lovely room.

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  17. the rooms look so lovely, so relaxing there!

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  18. Looks wonderful. Lovely view and location right by the sea

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  19. What beautiful decor and what a gorgeous place, I love the UK seaside :)

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  20. Looks very stylish - would be a real treat to stay there.

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  21. Wow looks amazing. Lovely location xxx

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  22. Wow fab. Looks like a lovely place to stay.

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  23. Wow, this looks fab, the rooms are lovely and the food looks delish

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  24. Looks absolutely lovely, I've never spent time in the south, this is inspiring me to do so

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  25. Corinne Wright30 June 2016 at 07:21

    Looks lovely. I'd really love a break away.

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  26. It looks beautiful I'd love to stay there.

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  27. Wow it would be such a treat to stay here

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  28. sarah chappell30 June 2016 at 14:14

    Great blog full of useful info and pics :)

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  29. Looks Fantastic! Lovely views and good food! : )

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  30. Oh i would love to take my kids here it looks great

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