A Cosy Coastal Break in Suffolk

Plan your trip to the Suffolk coast with our guide to the best hotels and cottages in Southwold and Aldeburgh. 

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Need to hit reset? A winter break in Southwold or Aldeburgh may be exactly what you need. Nothing beats a mid-winter getaway away in one of these beautiful coastal towns. Inhale a deep breath of fresh salty air and take a breezy stroll along the Suffolk coast this winter.

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Brudenell Hotel

Hotels in Aldeburgh

Brudenell Hotel

The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BU


The Brudenell is perfect for a calm and comfortable seaside escape. You will experience peaceful sounds of seagulls and the waves right from your cosy bed. This luxury hotel is located overlooking the sea, near to the Martello Tower and is just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful pebble beach. It’s an easy stroll from the High Street. It combines a nautical but neutral style with sea views and stylish coastal vibes. There’s a Seafood and Grill Restaurant onsite with plenty of fresh seafood for you to enjoy. www.brudenellhotel.co.uk

Wentworth Hotel

Wentworth Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BD

The Wentworth Hotel is traditional and located on the town’s seafront overlooking the shingle beach and fishing boats. The hotel has delicious cuisine, with fish and local seafood, being the main focus in the restaurant. The comfortable spacious surroundings with open-planned sitting areas and an open warm fire are perfect for winter, all whilst only being a five minutes’ walk away from the town centre and Aldeburgh Museum. www.wentworth-aldeburgh.com

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White Lion Hotel

White Lion Hotel

Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BJ

The White Lion is a contemporary coastal town hotel with stunning sea views, two fantastic restaurants to choose from and bursting with tons of character. The hotel is also the sister to The Brudenell. The Brasserie offers a comfortable dining experience located in the hotel with lots of delicious seasonal and timeless dishes, while Sea Spice is a vibrant Indian restaurant with a varied and delicious menu. www.whitelion.co.uk

Suffolk Secrets

152 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AQ

If staying in a hotel isn’t quite for you, then you may prefer to go self-catering. Suffolk Secrets is one of the county’s leading holiday cottage letting agencies with lots of fine properties to choose from — offices in both Aldeburgh and Southwold. All holiday cottages are modern, comfortable and some are dog friendly! www.suffolk-secrets.co.uk

Places to stay in Southwold, Suffolk

Sutherland House

56 High Street, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6DN

Sutherland House is a fascinating building, rich in history with a welcoming relaxed atmosphere. The house has beautiful medieval features with beam ceilings, wood burning stoves and comfortable historic rooms. There’s a modern seafood restaurant featuring locally sourced and prepared food for you to enjoy and it’s just a minute’s walk from The Southwold Museum. www.sutherlandhouse.co.uk

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The Swan

Market Place, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6EG

The Swan is run by Adnams and is situated in the heart of the town, overlooking the Market Place and just a few steps away from the sea. The hotel has spacious and peaceful rooms with bright, contemporary and colourful quirky interiors. The Swan is equipped with two fantastic restaurants, the Tap Room and Still Room, which both offer exceptional choices of food and award-winning Adnams drinks. www.theswansouthwold.co.uk

The Crown Hotel

90 High Street, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6DP

The Crown is in the heart of the town and just minutes away from the beach. The hotel offers stylish coastal style rooms that are full of character, delicious contemporary and traditional food and award-winning Adnams drinks. It ticks all the boxes for a memorable stay. www.thecrownsouthwold.co.uk

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