One of East Anglia’s top seaside hotels is celebrating a successful year since a three-month closure for a major refurbishment. The Brudenell Hotel on Aldeburgh’s seafront, 2 hours from London, is the epitome of coastal chic and has raised the bar for 21st century resort hotels, helping to reaffirm this most quintessentially English town as one of the most fashionable destinations on the East Coast.
With its fabulous location right next to the town’s historic promenade, it’s easy to see why the Brudenell is such a favourite with both vacationers and locals. The covered terrace, panoramic restaurant and front rooms have stunning views of the heritage beach, while rooms at the back look across the traditional townscape to the beautiful River Alde marshlands and the famous Aldeburgh Yacht Club. Even before the facelift, the hotel was UK runner-up in the ‘Best Shoreline B&B/Hotel’ category of the 2010 Coast Awards.
As part of the refurbishment the Brudenell was tastefully reworked to create 44 luxurious bedrooms, sumptuously furnished and stylishly decorated in vibrant colors often associated with Aldeburgh and Suffolk. The extensive redevelopment also incorporated a new rear entrance and staircase, as well as improved disabled access. Other facilities include elegant public areas, charming, comfortable sitting rooms and the Avocet, a new private dining/meeting suite, equipped with state-of-the-art AV equipment, including a 55″ LCD flat screen Blu-Ray DVD player and surround-sound theatre system. Free Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.
Dining at the Brudenell has become an even more attractive proposition with the recent appointment of Head Chef, Francis Moore, who has worked in some of London’s leading restaurants, including Nichol Fahri, the Bleeding Hart, Pont de La Tour and Zinc Bar & Grill. An exciting new menu offers everything from a light snack or tapas to a hearty dinner, with dishes changing seasonally. Brasserie-style classics make the most of the abundance of wonderful fresh fish and produce available locally, and there are lighter options for those counting the calories. The restaurant is styled with the coast in mind and there is a wonderful alfresco dining area right on the seafront.