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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

After looking for something last minute, but not wanting to pay the premiums for the likes of the premier Inn and travel lodge, we came across The Old Times. The reviews looked good and they were right. The place is warm and welcoming and the rooms were exceptionally clean. Towels and shower gels provided as part of the booking along...

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the outskirts of Ipswich city centre,this guest house is, in fact a pub with rooms.Friendly welcome and good pub grub. My room was comfy with a new en suite and very quiet. Worth paying £7.50 for the full English, which also includes cereals,fruit and good filter coffee.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our twin room was spotlessly clean, very comfortable beds, excellent night's sleep. Breakfast was great with everything you could want on offer, cooked breakfast, cereals, toast, yoghurt, fruit etc. Bonus that the immaculate bar downstairs sold fish and chips so on arrival (on a cold and snowy evening) we could stay in the warm, have our dinner and order a...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In some 40 years of travelling around the UK on business this Guest House is the top of my list and I shall be returning frequently. I particularly appreciated the informal self service continental breakfast with all you could wish for. The room, "Pete's" ,was most comfortable with a superb bathroom, in fact it was so comfortable I went to...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has got everything good manners good service good food and home comforts,kelly and staff run a very well organised B & B ! we always have our birthday events here,the place has a bus stop which is ideal if you want to go to town,and lots of local shops in the area co-op, butchers, betting shops, barbers,and there...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Friendly staff, very hospitable. Downstairs pub was a nice addition, breakfast was very good. Great for hospital staff since it is a easy walk from there to the Garrett Anderson Centre. The room itself was clean and to a suitable standard. I would be happy for my family to stay here.

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KellyLkL, General Manager at The Old Times Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review my business. It is great to tick all the boxes, these positive words motivates my team and myself during this not so busy time of the year. I hope to see you again. Happy Travels hope to meet you again.

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had a lovely stay, landlady was very welcoming & friendly. Room was fantastic spacious & decor was really nice, lovely big en suite with double shower, highly recommend would stay again. Great location & parking.

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KellyLkL, General Manager at The Old Times Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review my business. So glad you enjoyed your stay.It is great to tick all the boxes, these positive words motivates my team and myself during this not so busy time of the year. I hope to see you again.

Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We needed to stay overnight in Ipswich for a funeral. Travelling from Dorset we had an horrendous journey of 6 hours with traffic on the M25 nightmare. On arrival Kelly made us very welcome and we were soon relaxed with a gin and tonic. Food menu was offered even though it was past serving time which was very much appreciated....

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KellyLkL, General Manager at The Old Times Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review my business. It is great to tick all the boxes, these positive words motivates my team and myself during this not so busy time of the year. I hope to see you again. Best wishes.

Essex
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is very Guest House is very overpriced. when shown our room the first thing we noticed was that the heating was not on. We had the evening meal in the bar which was also very cold - even the barmaid wore a heavy wrap around in order to keep warm. I ordered the home made curry and was really...

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KellyLkL, General Manager at The Old Times Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing my business. It is normally fair to point things out at the time if we had failed to deliver or not met your expectations. This is so we can investigate and rectified so we can avoid negative feed back. Being a small family run Guest House it is a bit unfair to be compaired to a...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I got details of this b&b from the web.We were really pleased with the whole experience of this establishment .Havingworked in hospitality for 30+years this ticked all the right boxes.The welcome was good and our stay here although brief was very enjoyable.The staff,food,and attention were very good as was the total experience. Five out of five.

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KellyLkL, General Manager at The Old Times Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review my business. It is great to tick all the boxes, these positive words motivates my team and myself during this busy time of the year. I hope to see you again. Happy Travels sending you seasonal wishes.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Times Guest House

Address: 213-215 Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich IP4 5AS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Ipswich
Price Range: $89 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Old Times Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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