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Sutherland House
Sutherland House
8.8 Excellent
56 High Street, Southwold, United Kingdom
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0.1 mi from city centre, Southwold 
ExcellentBased on 286 reviews
8.8

The hotel is situated in Southwold and is close to local landmarks, such as Southwold Pier. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

The Randolph Hotel
The Randolph Hotel
8.5 Excellent
41 Wangford Road, Southwold, United Kingdom
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0.9 mi from city centre, Southwold 
ExcellentBased on 420 reviews
8.5

The Randolph Hotel is located in Reydon and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides a ticket service, luggage storage and meeting rooms.

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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Southwold:$251/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$84/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$126 - $600
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$175 - $291
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Sutherland House
Sutherland House
8.8 Excellent
56 High Street, Southwold, United Kingdom
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0.1 mi from city centre, Southwold 

The hotel is situated in Southwold and is close to local landmarks, such as Southwold Pier. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

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Sutherland House
Sutherland House
8.8 Excellent
56 High Street, Southwold, United Kingdom
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

The hotel is situated in Southwold and is close to local landmarks, such as Southwold Pier. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

$124
Avg. per night
The Randolph Hotel
The Randolph Hotel
8.5 Excellent
41 Wangford Road, Southwold, United Kingdom
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0.9 mi from city centre,  

The Randolph Hotel is located in Reydon and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides a ticket service, luggage storage and meeting rooms.

$194
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Southwold

About Southwold

Southwold is a small coastal town on the English North Sea and River Blyth, home to sandy beaches, classic British buildings and a restored Victorian-era pier. The main shopping and dining strip in Southwold reveals charming cafes and locally-owned boutiques, while the surrounding region boasts nature reserves and tranquil waterways.

Things to do

Avid historians will enjoy seeing the various landmarks around Southwold, such as the Grade II-listed Southwold lighthouse and the 19th-century Old Water Tower. Don’t miss seeing the restored Southwold Pier, which was built in 1900 and features an assortment of souvenir shops, food stalls and amusement arcades along its length.

Immerse yourself in local life by walking down High Street, where you’ll find a selection of inviting cafes, restaurants and British pubs. Duck into The Crown for a pint or check out Fifty One for fresh coffee and light bites. There are also numerous shops along High Street, including the Fat Face clothing store and atmospheric Southwold Books bookshop.

If you’re interested in the local artists, head to The Serena Hall Gallery to admire and purchase a range of contemporary artwork. You can also explore a collection of maritime artefacts and photographs at The Southwold Sailors' Reading Room, which was originally built to house fishermen and mariners.

Are you looking to relax? Rejuvenate your body and mind with a yoga session on the beach or book a pampering treatment at The Sanctuary day spa. Nature lovers shouldn’t miss seeing Benacre National Nature Reserve, which is home to migratory birds, scenic coastal vistas and lagoons.

Getting around

Southwold is about one hours’ drive from Norwich International Airport and is connected by trains to nearby cities via the Kings Head station. You can easily explore Southwold on foot, but a private car is best for venturing further afield.

Southwold travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Southwold?

    Sutherland House (8.8/10 from 286 reviews), The Randolph Hotel (8.5/10 from 420 reviews), and The Sail Loft (8.7/10 from 448 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Southwold.

  • What is a good hotel near Southwold Beach?

    A good hotel close to Southwold Beach is Sutherland House (rated 8.8/10 from 286 reviews).