The Blyth Hotel

, Southwold, United Kingdom
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The Blyth Hotel

, Southwold
2 star

Rooms: 12

Station Road - Southwold - England - IP18 6AY - United Kingdom Hotel Website | 44 01502722632
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Blythe Hotel, Southwold

from GeorgeShrub
Spent a lovely weekend at The Blythe Hotel in Southwold. Although the room was pricey (but then all hotels in the area are!) and a little small it was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The only downside was the shower which was luke warm at the best of times. We ate both breakfast and dinner at the hotel. The food was excellent. Very tasty with generous portions. I was very impressed with the price of dinner - 3 courses including two side dishes and coffee for £22.50. We also had lunch at The Kings Head in Southwold which was also excellent. Southwold is a great place. The town is small and beautiful with a great selection of individual shops. No nasty high street chain stores. The beach and sand dunes are wonderful and the pier is charming with no tacky amusement arcades. We definitley want to go back in the Summer with the kids. We also went to Walberswick next door and did a great coastal walk followed by lunch in the village tea room's garden. Also to be recommended.

Food OK Shame About the Room

from quadcam
We have been visiting Southwold for 20 years and have now stayed in all the town's hotels, including pubs with rooms. The Blyth was the last on our list. We loved the decor in both the hotel and our room. However the room (No.4) was clearly a single masquerading as a double. The wardrobe door could not be opened fully because the bed was in the way. The room also served as the first floor fire escape and all I can say is, heaven forbid if there was a fire. All the first foor guests would have to climb over a chest of drawers before atempting to open the widow - not very clever or safe. Nice food though and friendly service. Overall a disappointing experience.

Excellent service

from phillintheuk
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at this super hotel, the staff were friendly and helpful, the service was top notch and the rooms were nice and clean, overall first rate, look forward to using again soon.

A Fabulous family weekend

from BrotherGregorio
An extremely friendly and welcoming team, excellently led by the owners.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms were first class. Food was brilliant as was the bar! There were 8 of us plus 2 babies and they were treated superbly.....we will be back

Poor Service- Very SLOW

from DFTown
Very poor service, terribly slow - teenage waitress very inexperienced and 'lost' order. Had to ask where the food was after an hours wait.

Given the excuse that they were one man down in the kitchen but as everyone else was served before us this did not ring true.

When the food arrived, (avarage quality), 1st course was cold (probably left waiting downstairs)and in the case of the pudding inedible. (Creme brulee, seperated consistancy of scrambled egg!)

Female older member of staff on desk not that interested in our complaint, felt she had heard it before from several other customers, teenage waitress argumentative. (Should have just gone and got another pudding).

Fantastic Suite

from Tickhillblade
A very friendly small hotel, we stayed in the Southwold suite which was very clean had excellent decor and was well appointed.

Unfortunately as our stay was for one night only, we chose to eat in the Restaurant. The food was excellent and the service friendly. The bar and Restaurant areas were modern and vibrant.

Welcoming and comfortable

from A TripAdvisor Member
On our arrival at the hotel, we were made to feel very welcome by the proprietors, Rick and Charlie. The superior room and the public areas are brightly and tastefully decorated. The staff were pleasant and helpful. We had dinner, bed and breakfast for two nights and I can only describe the food as amongst the best we have had in a hotel of this class.

Almost Perfect!

from ShaunRoche
Having read all the reviews for this hotel prior to my wife and I's recent stay and then again today, I have the following thoughts to offer.

I am extremely fussy and often find that the smallest of problems or glitches can completely ruin a stay in what can purportedly be a good hotel.

Well, no such problems here!

We were greeted in a warm and friendly manner and though we were pretty early, early enough for our room not to be ready (our fault), our luggage was taken from us and put in our rooms, which was very helpful and allowed us to have a good walk round to stretch our legs before returning to the Hotel.

We were in a superior double which was very tastefully decorated, airy and warm. The Bathroom was clean and tidy with an excellent deep bath, though the position of the toilet left a bit of head scratching and slightly caressed knees!

The quality of the full English Breakfast was excellent, with no waiting, though a portion of Baked beans would have gone down a treat, that being my only gripe, things are looking good so far.

The decor and layout of the bar is excellent and the beer etc. of a good quality and whilst we have heard extremely good reports about the evening dining there, we did not avail ourselves of as we didn't want to retire on a full stomach, preferring to walk into town and go to the Crown, though there was a definite feeling that we may have missed out on something and have promised ourselves that next time we stay there we will be trying out the menu.

On the ground floor, there is also a guest lounge which is homely, welcoming and comfortable. Despite the fact that the decor of the hotel looks new, which we know it relatively is, this does not make anything feel clinical, but rather fresh and welcoming.

Overall, I would not hesitate to highly recommend this hotel to anyone as we had a first class experience there. The Owners, Rick and Charlie and staff appear helpful and enthusiastic in the extreme without being overbearing whilst nothing we requested was outwardly regarded as being too much trouble. From what I can see and being an experienced traveller on both business and pleasure, I can say that they are along way to getting it right.

The only way the hotel can be improved is if it is moved brick by brick to the sea front as that really for me was the only down side to it, though in its defence the walk into town and back is a pleasant one.

Basically, it was a home from home experience and whilst it can be regarded as a cliche, both my wife and I felt that as we arrived as fee paying customers, we left as friends and there is a lot to be said for that.


from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the blyth hotel for a weekend break with my husband. the rooms were nicely decorated, although could have been ALOT cleaner! Particulary the bathroom. We stayed in room 2, advertised as a double, clearly a single (!), described by owner when confronted about the problem as a 'standard double'!! If this was the case fair enough, however room was only equipped with 1 cup and saucer, 1 bath towel and 1 water glass.....! Food was ok, not very exciting, staff lacked charisma, again, not very exciting!! As far as Southwold goes the Blyth is ok for a basic stay (travelodge standard but more expensive!), but for more class would go elsewhere!!


from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed at the Blyth last weekend and were very impressed. The last time we stayed at the Crown and when we visited the Crown for dinner could not believe how it had changed - for the worse - the only good thing was the food itself - everything else was awful. Anyway, the Blyth we thought was delightfully decorated. The only thing is we had a superior room and I was expecting it to be a little larger. It was very clean. We drank in the bar on both Friday and Saturday and liked the atmosphere there. The breakfasts were very good - the only thing we found you had to wait a while - sometimes just for the order to be taken. When we next visit Southwold we will definitely visit the Blyth again.

Top Local Tips for Southwold

Attractions Visit Snape with its disused brewery converted into tourist attraction - shops, cafe, art gallery, concert hall etc.

Eating out Beyond the hotel, local prices are very expensive in town to eat out e.g. £19 for a plaice dish, £6 for a jacket potato, £14 for raviolli etc...

Dog Tip This is a great village if you have a dog - very accommodating pubs and everyone seems to put our fresh water! There are numerous greens in between the lovely cottages and a great common for dog walking.Just be careful what time of year - dogs aren't allowed on the beach from 01/05 through to 30/09


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  • Address: Station Road - Southwold - England - IP18 6AY - United Kingdom
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