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“Clean, cosy and comfortable” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sidegate Guest House

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Sidegate Guest House
Ranked #5 of 36 Ipswich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Clean, cosy and comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2010

I had the pleasure of staying at the Sidegate house this weekend and had a fantastic stay.

As stated on their website, it really did have everything: powerful hot showers, comfy beds (with 3 large pillows on my single bed), full length mirror, TV with cable, clock radio with alarm, complimentary chocolates, toiletries, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits as well as a huge fluffy towel!

The breakfast was freshly cooked and filling with a vegetarian option available (which I very much enjoyed) as well as fruit juice, cereal, fruit salad and yoghurt and as much tea, coffee and toast as you could manage.

There was nothing I would change about my stay, except if I was being very picky - the hot tap in the bathroom was VERY hot and I did burn my hand, it might be useful to have a little sticker to warn stupid people like me!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Chester
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2010

Stayed for a weekend whilst visiting family in Ipswich. Breakfasts were excellent and the room spotless. We had a very comfortable stay and would recommend this as an ideal place to stay whilst visiting the area.

Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Wells, Somerset
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2010

The couple that run this B&B take their job as your host and hostess very seriously. We cannot fault them or the Sidegate in any way whatsoever.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Thank katiekins1104
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Kent, UK
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2010

We have always stayed at Holiday Inn when visiting family in Ipswich - but now they have put up their prices to a level that we can't consider any more. Then we found Sidegate Guest House - and oh, how I wish we'd found it before! The standard is so much higher than anywhere else we've ever stayed, whether it be hotel or guest house. Spotlessly clean, wonderful breakfast (with the best fruit salad I've ever had in my life!) and every comfort considered. All our requests were met with charm and efficiency - and we'll definitely go back again soon!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank whitemay
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Hertfordshire
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190 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Callycam
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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank MuscatBasil
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Oxfordshire
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51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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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 #5 of 36 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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