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Sidegate Guest House
Ranked #6 of 35 Ipswich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hertfordshire
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189 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Friendly and comfortable and excellent value”
Reviewed 31 May 2010

Very impressed at the hospitality and comfort at this b & b. We normally only stay in 4 or 5 star hotels and are hard to please, but we were very happy with our one night stay at Sidegate Guest House and would recommend it to our friends. Everything you could possibly need at a very good price.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lagos, Nigeria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2010

Wonderful place to stay. Don't even think about any of the overpriced, impersonal brand hotels Ipswich offers. It is a bit pricey for B&B at 50/60 pounds per night for a single, but it is great value for money in comparison. I opted for a larger room for 60 pounds and it was beautiful, as good as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in. Free Wi Fi, wonderfully plush and comfortable bed, excellent breakfast and one of the most helpful and informative in room information folders I've ever seen. Bathroom was very small, but functional, even for a rather portly me, and there is an ongoing renovation programme to improve them. Sally and Richard are lovely hosts and most attentive and helpful. Was only going to stay one day, but booked another instead of going to an airport hotel the day before flying. .

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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Oxfordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2010

An exemplary B@B. Immaculate rooms and a splendid breakfast. Ipswich, admittedly, is nothing special. But this is a great base for the delights of South Suffolk and the neighbouring Essex borders. So Constable Country (East Bergholt), Felixstowe, Framlingham Castle, Orford, Southwold, Aldeburgh and Colchester are all within easy reach.

Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2010

My Mother and I enjoyed our 2 night stay in Room 1 - a very bright and nicely decorated room. Breakfasts were excellent and Sally & Richard remembered I had had crossants for breakfast when I stayed with them 3 years ago! Very good hosts, they look after you very well. No worries as regards parking, just drive right up to the front door.

  • Stayed April 2010
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Teddington
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Reviewed 18 April 2010

We chose this guesthouse, as a change from the normal hotel choice, and we are glad that we did. The rooms are comfortable, the breakfast is excellent and the service is faultless. It is refreshing to find a business where the customer is well and truly put first.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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lancashire, uk
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2010

I stayed at Sidegate when visiting Ipswich with a friend for an engagement party. Although we arrived later than planned, we were welcomed by the owners Sally and Richard and were instantly made to feel at home. The room itself was lovely - very light and spacious with its own dressing area and en-suite. They provided extras such as a hairdryer, dressing gowns and towels as well as tea/coffee. The rooms also have wi-fi which was great for us to listen to some music while we were getting ready to go out. The breakfast in the morning was great - fresh fruit and yoghurt followed by a full english breakfast all freshly made to order. All in all we had a fantastic stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Ipswich.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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Burnley
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2010

Me and my friend stayed here for a weekend, visiting friends. Sally and Richard (the owners) were very welcoming and catered to our every need. The bedrooms were lovely with a dressing area and en-suite; as was the breakfast which was served every morning - and if you were up a little later than the allocated time (like we were after the nights out!) they would rustle you something up!
All in all, a pleasant guest house with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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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 #6 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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