“Fabulous Stay!! Best Service I Have Ever Received!!”
Tripadvisor Date of review: 8 Mar 2011
Wow! What can I say about this place..
As a business woman I stay at many hotels but this one has got to be the best one for me personaly.
This time I was not on business, I purely fancied a two night get away.
I got there and my bags were taken from me straight away and taken straight to my room.
The staff on reception were second to none and the check in system was very quick and easy. No faffing around.
The facilities were great too, a wonderful snooker table which I didnt play on but it was often being played on, a wonderful golf course which I had a stroll around. The hotel is without a swimming pool but for me personaly that really wasn't a problem.
The bedroom I stayed in was beautiful. Probably the cleanest hotel that I had every stayed in. The bed was extremley comfy which is such a bonus!
I came in late one night and the night porter was such a laugh! He offered to make me some sandwhiches and served me some drinks. I got talking to some other customers too and we had a great time. The night porter would often join in the conversations and we ended up having a fantastic night!
I had breakfast at the hotel and the food was out of this world! I cant rate it high enough.
I am not normaly a breakfast person but I ate so much!!
The drinks were reasonably priced too which for a country hotel surprised me.
The hotel is in a stunning location looking over the mere..
If you are after a romantic break, a business trip or even after a short break with the family The Thorpeness Hotel And Golf Club will certainly go out of their way to meet your needs and requierments.
" All excellent"
No complaints what so ever. All are welcoming and friendly-see you all soon. Mr L from Northants who stayed on a golfing break 14/02/2011
“Relaxing, good value, great service, and you dont have to be a golfer!”
On arrival the welcome was warm and we were taken to our room, a superior double which was very spacious and clean. Decoration is a high standard and the bathroom was spotless. One small comment though, the non slip mat was just not in keeping with the rest of the room, if you are going to have one please put a nice one in (or even a new one). I know, Im being overly picky!
Dinner was very nice and reasonably priced with a wine list that wouldnt bankrupt you. Breakfast also cooked to order, service at both was attentive without being overbearing.
A very relaxing atmosphere, good nights sleep, great staff and a nice bar area made it a very enjoyable stay.
Tripadvisor 7th Feb 2011
"We have never seen the Yorkshire puds so big!"
We were here for Sunday lunch and it was absolutely first class. The food and service was excellent. Many thanks to the chef and staff! Looking forward to coming back again.
January the 30th, 2011
"A post from Twitter"
Peterlowery Peter Lowery
@ @thorpenesscouk g8 course lovely place one u must play. Pete the pro
" A good score"
Group of friends from Enfield, United Kingdom
September 26, 2010 Staff were excellent, food was lovely, hotel was clean and comfortable with beautiful views.
" A wonderful location with very helpful staff, good accommodation and food"
I travelled with my mother and brother, we all had separate rooms which varied slightly.My room was in a new block and was very comfortable clean and modern, the other two rooms were not quite so modern but of a very good standard, all with pleasant views of the golf course.We made use of the hotel's complimentary rowing boat on the lake which gives a beautiful English country setting.The food was excellent in the dining room with particular praise for the breakfasts.
Tripadvisor Aug 2009
" Super unpretentious hotel with golf"
Golf hotel, but equally suited to non-golfers.
Roomy bedroom/sitting room with twin beds/dressing table/case stand at one end – at the other end a large modern TV, comfy 3 seat settee and matching armchair and with wide window (not a French door) to large lawned area with tall trees beyond.
Golf course looks in good condition – Pro pleasant and helpful. Handicap certs needed. Course marshal on duty on busy days to ensure 4 hour rounds and high standards of behaviour.
We’ll be going again soon – this time with golf clubs.
Tripadvisor Aug 2009
" A well run hotel on the golf course"
8 of us ( 4 couples ) have just had a really succsessful few days playing golf on their excellent testing 18 holes that is constantly being up-graded and to be able to walk in just a few minutes from your room to the tee makes for a relaxed game. The management have over the years really tried hard to make the hotel and the golf a package that would be difficult to beat anywhere in this country..
There are various room options, and now 5 brand new ones. The restaurant is often full and the service and choice of food and changing menu is perfect. There is a big bar for large groups and a comfortable lounge for the smaller groups. Even when full there is room for all.
If you wish to play at Aldeburgh ( with handicap certificates ) the hotel can arrange a very reduced green fee.
It is not suprising that so many golfers return so often because the hotel is run by people who care.
Tripadvisor 19 Nov 2009
" A wonderful weekend"
Excellent room, food and setting. A wonderful weekend. We booked a superior room because that was the only one available, but worth it. Large room,huge bed,comfortable lounge area with settee and french doors onto patio area.Hotel in beautiful setting beside a lake and lovely gardens.Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Food excellent.
Information Britain/Activehotels. September 2009
"Reminiscent of the inland glories of Sunningdale and Woodhall Spa"
The Sunday Telegraph Golfing Guide has been moved to decribe the classic terrain as "reminiscent of the inland glories of Sunningdale and Woodhall Spa"- and that is high praise indeed.
"Quick draining and firm"
"Quick draining and firm ..it was ideal for the time of year..fro a combination of great golf, a warm welcome, good beer and food, Thorpeness has all the right answers "
National Club Golfer January 2007
" Try the golf break"
"Lovely heathland course close to the beach.Worth a look,try the golf break 2 rounds,dinner bed & breakfast,great food"
The Internet Golf Club July 2009
" We were made to feel most welcome"
Have just returned from my second 3 day, 2night visit. I would highly recommend Thorpness. Having played many of the UK's "greatest' courses, Thorpness is right there with the best of them. I'm a single figure handicap and this represented one of the harder challenges, playing 4 or 5 shots over your handicap is about par, particlarly when the wind blows. The condition of both fairways and greens was remarkable for early January.
Accommodation is more than adequate, the restaurant is also of excellent quality. We were made to feel most welcome and look forward to returning soon.
UK-Golf Guide 2006
" The course is set tight and narrow amongst gorse and tree "
This wonderful golf course is set amongst some of the best of the Suffolk heritage coast surrounded by goarse and heathland.
It was part of the designed holiday village called Thorpeness Village a dream that was made real by Mr Ogilvie around 1910.
The club House was made 1932 and inside it has plenty of character and endless lists of captains and club champions.
The course is set tight and narrow amongst gorse,trees and gives you a feeling of being far away from stresses and noise.
Look at the windmill and the house in the clouds on the 18th before sitting in the Colonels seat in the club house and think of the great day you just had.
Neil Dowie. Golf Today Course Guide
Some great holes - can be a bit tight in places! Take a few extra balls as there is plently of goarse arould and if the ball goes in it won't come out!
Course was in excellent condition and very enjoyable. Look for hotel & golf deals - great value.
Todays Golfer 2009
" I am already planning to book next year"
I liked it so much that I am already planning to book another break next year..
Booking.com September 2009