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The Old Times Guest House

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Has just been refurbished and modernised with new en-suite bathrooms, large double showers. Was a pub now a tranquil Guest House offering the Home from Home experience. Has a bar and a traditional pub menu with some lovely comfort food, family run, warm and friendly. Nice Place, Nice People. Dog friendly £15 per stay.
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Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Southend Municipal Airport39 mi
Stansted Airport42 mi
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All reviews lovely guesthouse sister pub friendly establishment a lovely young lady great shower mins walk away lovely evening large shower clean rooms water pressure be booking again full english chain hotel would stay again evening meal nice room shower room
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For various reasons we changed rooms mid-stay. Both rooms we used were warm, faultlessly clean and in good decorative order. The bathrooms were excellent (with windows - I like bathrooms where you can open a window!) and although I agree with others that the water...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Staff all really friendly from moment I arrived, room immaculately clean, comfy bed, really nice ensuite with great shower (looked really new), excellent breakfast and great value for money. Thank you!

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Response from Kelly L, General Manager at The Old Times Guest HouseResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for spending time reviewing our business. We are delighted you left satisfied its always good to have happy guests. Hope to see you again. Happy travels.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was very spacious and of nice decor ..Very clean .The couple were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was a proper full English ..Will definitely book again next year when we come to see another band

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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Noisy private function with 80’s music on some kind of loop. Parking promised but not delivered. Tinned tomatoes at breakfast (circa 1970’s riff raff). Staff pleasant but I expect way better for the price.More

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Response from KellyLkL, General Manager at The Old Times Guest HouseResponded 29 September 2018

Hello thank you for your review, sorry you feel so dissapointed. Breakfast was included in the price you paid £140 for 4 people. I would term this as great value. The party you refer to was an 80th birthday party for a member of our...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

BOOK DIRECT USING THEIR OWN WEBSITE - as an incentive, your simple cereal, fruit and toast brekkie is free. Cooked breakfast if ordered in advance and early evening food is also available in the bar. Family run, rooms are well decorated, well kept and clean....More

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Response from KellyLkL, General Manager at The Old Times Guest HouseResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for spending time to review our business. We are working on the water pressure. Thanks for your honest review. Hope to see you again.

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I'm sorry I don't think you have to get childish/rude just because producers push you. It does not help your business, you need to put the opinions of your business first.
Room Tips
"Front bedrooms are on the main road. Traffic noise wasn't an issue for us, but if you don't want..."
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"Clean comfortable rooms with excellent showers."
24 Aug 2018
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"What - you think I'd tell you which room I like so it's booked when I want it? No chance! "
10 Jul 2018
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US$75 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaIpswich
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