The owners of a hotel have been left delighted after being named as one of the best affordable breaks in the country. 

National newspaper The Times compiled a list of the top places to stay for a short trip without having to break the bank. 

The list included 12 hotels from across the UK, including The Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh describing it as an "elegant old sea-view hotel that's modernised by becoming dog friendly and adding a swish restaurant".

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David Scott, CEO of The Hotel Folk who owns the hotel, said: "We were thrilled to be mentioned in The Times best affordable short breaks in the UK.

"Recommendations like this go a long way, whether it is the impact on increased bookings received now or in the future, or guests past and present congratulating us on such a credible mention.

"It is a delightful reminder to all the team that our fantastic service and dedication to make each guest's experience the best it can be is not only noticed, but commended."

East Anglian Daily Times: The hotel has views of the seaThe hotel has views of the sea (Image: Matt Finch)

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The Brudenell Hotel has also shared its plans for a free stay throughout July for children and dogs. 

The hotel has waived its £10 B&B charge for children up to 16 years old and the £15 per dog night fee when sharing a room with one or two full-paying adults. 

The deals can also be added to other available packages at the hotel and year-round there is no charge for children aged four and under.

Dogs staying at the hotel will receive a welcome card, a bowl to use during their stay and treats to enjoy in their room with the doggy bar packed with free treats and fresh water. 

The Brudenell is also located next to the end of the dog restriction so four-legged guests will still be allowed on the beach.