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loved the atmosphere!
We throughly enjoyed our stay. The room was a good size, the decor was light and fresh yet warm and welcoming... perfect! The standard of cleanliness was excellent.
Generally the whole hotel is clearly under good management. It certainly shows. The staff were lovely and provided fabulous service with beaming smiles, even first thing in the morning!
The food was outstanding and good value. This was our first visit to southwold and didn't know our way around, the staff were extremely helpful when answering any queries.
Overall, we HIGHLY recommend you visit this hotel as we'll certainly be back!
A Curates egg;good in parts
The good: welcoming staff, excellent breakfast, nice bar and Bitburger beer, an excellent chioce of wine by the glass
The OK; the dinner from the D,Bed and B Seems popular with locals so maybe it was an off night.- a very averge meal ,after the first night stuck to safe options like steak. The room OK clean and pleasant ,not what I'd call a superior double but had been recently and pleasantly refurbed. The location on the main road into town and if you had taken little ones a good walk to the beach, a very brisk 5 minutes as described in the brochure.
The bad: the bathroom, brand new, looks compact but smart, but the glass shower partition fitted a neat 1/4 inch above the bath so the water soaks the floor and has a non directional shower head.
the loo difficult to flush, the wash basin plug did'nt work, the towel rail so hot that it would burn a child. It's run by the good local brewery but the lack of owner quality control means the little details are missing. To be fair the winter rate of 100 DB&B is good value, less so for the full price we paid over half term.
Lovely hotel with great food
We booked via laterooms.com and were unexpectedly upgraded to the Aldebrugh suite which was a very good size room at the front of the hotel. When we checked in we were asked if we wanted to reserve a table for dinner and were glad we did so as all tables were taken.
Only slight downside was that the shower was not easy to fathom out - after a while we realised it wasn't that it didn't work properly just that the water wasn't very hot.
Would recommend though.
luxurious 2 star hotel
Hotel spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. Wide choice of menu and all food well cooked, presented and served. All staff friendly and helpful. Not for the disabled as no lift/ground floor rooms. Excellent bathroom, (lovely shower) comfortable bedroom furniture, sky TV with 100+channels. Very enjoyable and good value on winter special offer. 5 minute walk to pier /beach and shops.
Another great stay..
We love Southwold and the charm it has to offer. At last there is a hotel realisticly priced and just lovely. I simply cannot fault a thing - it feels like being home from home. We were welcomed by the owner who always makes a real effort with people staying - they are always floating about chatting to the guests and locals. You just get the impression that they really do care and this comes across through the incredible attention to detail.
Food as usual was excellent and the restaurant has such a buzzing atmosphere - book they were really busy. Great service with such friendly staff.
They have a really good wine selection which is reasonably priced.
Bedroom (room 9) was great with big tv and clean and modern en-suite bathroom. Very impressive.
Book the Blyth - I am sure you won't be disappointed.
What a great little hotel this is. The staff were extremely friendly and efficient. Our room was very small but perfectly formed (room 4) - the bathroom certainly made up for the size of the bedroom. Although it only had a shower - what a shower !! We had arranged to have dinner in the hotel in the evening. Such a pretty dining room with lovely big windows and simple and stylish tables and tableware. The food was great too - although we were too full to have desserts. The separate bar area was a lovely place to relax with an after dinner drink (or two!)
The hotel also has a lovely lounge area and I should imagine is perfect in the summer months with an outside patio area.
The beach at Southwold is a dream - huge and very sandy. Also there are many pubs, of which we frequented most of them - only to quench our thirsts from our long walks along the coast!! My husband and I will definitely be returning in the summer.
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights on one of the hotel's special deals; dinner + B&B for £100 a night per couple.
Our room was very comfortable (very good bed) lthough pretty small and we found keeping the temperature manageable quite difficult as windows were painted shut....we left the bathroom window open instead but then had a freezing bathroom in the morning!
Dinner was good; reasonably priced wine list, really deliciously cooked fish. Breakfast was not quite so good - there were several gaps on the buffet table where yoghurt, fruit and juice had not been refilled. When I asked if they had Darjeeling tea the reply was "pass".
On our second night there was a mix-up between waiting staff and kitchen which meant our starters were cooked while we were still in the bar, a full half hour before our table booking time. The food was put under lights which spoilt it somewhat. Manager was apologetic but we were disappointed with the attitude of the head waitress. The restaurant was not particularly busy that evening, so not sure what the rush was about.
Hotel is clean, with attractive colours, furniture etc. Apart from the slight meal problems, I would recommend this place and would probably stay again.
A Great Hotel
We loved The Blyth. Despite being out of season, the attention to detail and the quality of our stay was excellent. The hotel has a lovely bar and dining area - the decor is very relaxing, with pale blue decor, wooden floors and big comfy sofas and chairs in the guest lounge area. Our bedroom was very tastefully decorated and had everything you would need, e.g. hairdryer, tv, tea and coffee making facilities. We took advantage of the special offer with bed, breakfast and evening meal. The quality of the meals were outstanding and we found the staff very professional and courteous. Southwold is a lovely place to base yourself with easy access to other interesting coastal towns and villages. There are some great little pubs all serving the local Adnams ale which is no bad thing!
A very nice stay
My partner and I stayed at the Blyth for one night to celebrate our mutual birthdays. It's the first time we'd been to Southwold and this hotel and we had a very nice stay indeed.
The hotel has a very calm and welcoming atmosphere about it. The staff are great, managing to balance being both friendly and efficient. After a warm welcome, we were shown our room which was a suite because of the occassion, and we were very happy with the comfort and the facilities it offered. The spa bath was great, but the shower didn't appear to be working properly as it would go extremely hot on it's own accord. Certainly there was no shortage of hot water!
We opted to eat in the restaurant and we did witness other guests placing orders for starters in the bar meaning that their starters arrived as soon as they sat down. We don't like to rush dinner and opted to wait until we were seated, which the staff were more than happy to do. It's quite a small restaurant, with perhaps a dozen tables, and it's comfortable and clean just like the rest of the hotel. Noting some of the other comments regarding service, we can't fault it other than it being very efficient. If you're in no rush, say so!
All in all we had a lovely nights stay at the Blyth and look forward to returning again in the near future.
Pleasant welcoming stay
We really enjoyed The Blyth.
We went over the Easter break and thoroughly enjoyed Southwold with the hotel acting as a great base.
The attention to detail ensured that our stay was excellent. We are dog owners which can make a stay stressfull at the wrong place, however we found the staff very professional and courteous - making us (and the dog) feel completely at home. They even gave us a key to access the front door outside of hours should the dog need to go out.
The hotel has a lovely bar and dining area - the decor is very relaxing, with pale blue decor, wooden floors and big comfy sofas and chairs in the guest lounge area. The quality of breakfasts is excellent and the staff were kind enough to set us up for breakfast in the bar area so we could have the dog with us.
Our bedroom was very tastefully decorated with a large bathroom and had everything you would need - hairdryer, tv, tea and coffee making facilities.
The hotel is not right on the sea, but within easy walking distance and almost opposite a common - great to exercise the dog.
Southwold is a lovely place with easy access to other interesting coastal towns and villages. It is home to Adnams (the brewery) so there are some great little pubs all serving the local ale.
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