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Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel

3-star hotel in Leiston with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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Lakeside Ave, Thorpeness, Leiston, IP16 4NH, England, United Kingdom
  • Very pleased and better than a 3 star rating

    Dec 12, 2020

  • We really enjoyed our stay, the room was very spacious, warm, clean and comfortable. The…

    Dec 5, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We're Good To Go (UK) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 36 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Thorpeness Windmill - 6 min walk
  • Thorpeness Golf Club - 8 min walk
  • Suffolk Coast and Heaths - 41 min walk
  • Moot Hall - 42 min walk
  • Aldeburgh Golf Club - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Long Shop Museum - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Double or Twin Room, Golf View
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds (Ground Floor)
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Patio
  • Classic Double or Twin Room


Lakeside Ave, Thorpeness, Leiston, IP16 4NH, England, United Kingdom
  • Thorpeness Windmill - 6 min walk
  • Thorpeness Golf Club - 8 min walk
  • Suffolk Coast and Heaths - 41 min walk

What’s around


  • Thorpeness Windmill - 6 min walk
  • Thorpeness Golf Club - 8 min walk
  • Suffolk Coast and Heaths - 41 min walk
  • Moot Hall - 42 min walk
  • Aldeburgh Golf Club - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Long Shop Museum - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Leiston Abbey - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • Dunwich Heath and Beach - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Saxmundham Museum - 7 mi / 11.2 km
  • Snape Maltings - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km

Getting around

  • Saxmundham Station - 17 min drive
  • Wickham Market Station - 19 min drive
  • Darsham Station - 21 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 36 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Ogilvie's - Onsite steakhouse. Reservations are required.

Braid's Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Thorpeness Golf Hotel Leiston
  • Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel Hotel
  • Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel Leiston
  • Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel Hotel Leiston

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Ogilvie's. Nearby restaurants include Thorpeness (8-min walk), Thorpeness Village Stores (9-min walk), and Brasserie Bleue (2.1 mi).
  • Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel has a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    The staff were very helpful, the food excellent although as we couldn’t get into the restaurant for our evening meal on one night we went in the bar which was also crowded and not much social distancing with the golfers in there but the food and service was good. We had trouble with the shower which was soon sorted out.

    Maureen, 2 night romance trip, Oct 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Would go again

    Really enjoyed the food, service roominess and location. Pragmatic decoration in some places.

    2 night family trip, Oct 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A hotel that stays the course!!

    Lovely setting, great customer service, very nice upgraded room and generally a very Enjoyable stay.

    julian, 1 night trip, Oct 24, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly staff. Food good. Bed comfortable. A little attention needed on paintwork and Varnish on bedroom units. Overall a pleasant stay.

    David, 2 night trip, Oct 21, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Short stay

    When we arrived we were a little disappointed to hear that we could not check in until 3.00pm, as stated from 2.00pm. The staff were all friendly & welcoming, especially in the bar and Ogilvie's restaurant. The food and drink was reasonably priced and service was very efficient. The bedroom was very clean and spacious, however there were a few minor points to mention about the bathroom; there was a cobwebb behind the sink, the ceiling had a small patch of mould and the shower tray was slightly cracked. The exterior of the hotel could do with some attention but overall it was a pleasant stay. There is plenty to do in Thorpness, Aldeburgh and it's a lovely location.

    2 night trip, Oct 18, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Ont do it.

    The whole place is dated and tired. Staff are OK and the place is clean. In the room the bathroom is poor. Shower is unable to be adjusted and randomly runs hot and cold, slow snd fast. Sink taps need condeming as do bath fixings. Mould is not a good look either. When we stayed a group of 17 men were on golf weekend. They took over. Loud in restaurant. After bar closed at 10pm they all went back to room and partied till 1am. Music, laughter and singing. No rule of 6.

    Mark, 1 night trip, Oct 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Restaurant manager wasn’t very helpful. Rest of the staff were good.

    1 night romance trip, Sep 14, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good place to stay with your dog

    Very pleasant spacious room with doors opening to the practice putting pitch. Good for the dog although not very private when people walked past. Newish bathroom. Comfortable bed. Quiet location. Plenty of parking. Some of the staff were very helpful and friendly. We ate in the bar area or outside so we could be with our dog. Good breakfast, evening meals less exciting as menu somewhat limited.

    Susan, 3 night trip, Aug 19, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Location is perfect base for visiting the surrounding areas. Plenty of parking. Ground floor room was good for us access wise however the full length doors didn't have blinds and were the only form of ventilation. Golfers using the putting green outside our room were able to see straight in! Also couldn't leave the doors open for air during the night. The lighting in the room was not very good and a lack of electric sockets made it difficult to use the hairdryer and a mirror at the same time. The rooms are a bit tired, atoms on the carpet and a cobweb on the bedside lamp; the heated towel rail leaked water slightly. Staff in the restaurant and bar were excellent and service was food. They hadn't got a record of our restaurant booking for 10 people on one of the two nights we stayed, however they apologised and made space for us with two complimentary bottles of wine.

    Angela, 2 night trip with friends, Aug 14, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Good food/service at a very tired hotel

    The position of the hotel is excellent. Easy walk to the village and on to Aldeburgh. Thorpeness itself was a very pleasant surprise. Will visit again. The hotel Exterior needs work. Our room was in Baird Lodge and was dog friendly- felt like it hadn’t been cleaned in months except to put clean bed linen. Such a shame for a nicely positioned hotel. Breakfast was very good: Ogilvie restaurant was more modern and tasteful. The golf club bar was grubby and less welcoming.

    Jane, 2 night family trip, Aug 13, 2020

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