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Sidegate Guest House
Ranked #7 of 35 Ipswich B&B and Inns
Essex
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Room A - the perfect choice for those of us who are smokers!! a door to to the patio area from the room thank you!!
Lovely room - great breakfast all freshly cooked-tv with freeview - all good
No complaints - if you are looking for a place to stay - highly recommended

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

I stayed at this bed and breakfast for the third time within a year, once more driving down from Perth to visit family in Ipswich. Yet again, a great welcome greeted me from Richard and Sally, and I find this place to be such a peaceful oasis away from the hurly burly of modern day life. The breakfast is superb. You take it in the breakfast room, with patio doors, overlooking the attractive, sheltered garden. There is a lovely smell from the orange tree by the breakfast tables, and I just love that freshly prepared top quality fresh fruit salad with yoghurt followed by smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Such a lovely ambience in this top class bed and breakfast establishment.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Rochester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Thank Diane K
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Additional Information about Sidegate Guest House

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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Sidegate Guest House Ipswich, Suffolk

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