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Sidegate Guest House
Ranked #7 of 35 Ipswich B&B and Inns
Rochester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“The Best Guest House in th UK”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

I stay in this guest house at least once a month with work and would never go anywhere else! Sally and Richard are the perfect hosts and make sure you are well looked after during your stay! Their English breakfast is a must!!! Locally/freshly sourced, or brought in from real suppliers the breakfast is a real highlight and memory! The rooms are always spotlessly clean and plenty of facilities available including Wifi, Freeview Tv, sockets everywhere, really nice bathrooms with a shower, comfortable beds.....the list is never ending! I you a coming to Ipswich or the surrounding areas, I cannot highly recommend anywhere else!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Due to a cancelation we were moved to the lodge before we had time to unpack.
Very warm welcome and show around the guest house. Very comfortable room and a great breakfast. Exceptional customer service as nothing seemed too much trouble e.g lighter tog quilt, iron, ironing board. We would recommend the gust house to anyone without hesitation

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Sidegate Guest House (Room 1) is a fantastic place to stay. I was in Ipswich for work and wanted somewhere to stay which was comfortable, welcoming and good for working in. This was perfect.

In terms of working the room is well-lit and has well-located sockets and free WiFi.

And the room itself is cosy and beautifully decorated with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. You even have a lovely snuggly bathrobe to use.

And then there's the breakfast. Definitely one of the best I have ever had. The fresh fruit salad was to die for and the full English breakfast all locally sourced.

Thank you Sally and Richard. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in Ipswich!

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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West Sussex, UK
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Reviewed 28 April 2013 via mobile

Sally and Richard obviously work really hard to maintain a high standard here.
Room 1 was well decorated and perfectly clean. The shower room was tiny but again perfectly clean.
Considering they own a labrador, you'd never know it as the hotel does not have that tell tale doggy smell.
The breakfast was to die for - possibly the best full cooked breakfast I've had.
The lounge and breakfast room are beautifully decorated.
Sally and Richard can offer informed critique of local restaurants too.
I can highly recommend you stay there.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

We were very lucky to have an overnight stay with Richard and Sally at this lovely guest house. Our room was comfortable clean and everything was to hand. Nothing is too much trouble and you are made to feel like a friend. The breakfast was first rate as well as all the usual cereal and yoghurts the cooked breakfast are fresh and wonderfully hot. Looking forward to many more visits thanks.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

Travelling extensively with my companion dog I sometimes find it difficult to find a dog friendly establishment that meets the standards of comfort and cleanliness that I require for us both.
Sidegate Guest House exceeds my criteria offering top class accommodation and breakfast.
Richard and Sally are totally guest focused and Eki, the house labrador is an excellent host fully prepared to share his secure garden with visiting canines. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Had a great weekend staying at Sidegate Guest House. The rooms we're very nice. They were clean, specious and had everything we needed. The bedding was also excellent which always makes a difference. Finally, breakfast was absolutely awesome! Definitely something that really make's a weekend away and it was one of the best I've ever had!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Sidegate Guest House
Address: 121 Sidegate Lane, Ipswich IP4 4JB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Ipswich
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Ipswich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Sidegate Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An exceptionally high standard of accommodation and comfort with high pressure en suite showers, flat screen televisions with Freeview and Fairtrade refreshments. Locally sourced breakfasts and free wireless broadband internet connection. ... more   less 
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