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The Old Times Guest House

213-215 Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich IP4 5AS England
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Updated 29/05/20


#1 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Ipswich
This traditional looking building was infact The Lion's Head. Eight years ago it was refurbished and modernised making 8 rooms all with en-suite bathrooms, large double showers. The rooms have WIFI, Tea & Coffee facilities, USB charger points and TV's with freeview viewing. Our Guest House offers a clean, safe, warm, friendly place to stay. Nice Place, Nice People. Dog friendly £10 per stay per dog. Due to the COVID19 Pandemic outbreak to assist in reducing guests gathering we will not be able to provide our Self service breakfast offer, until social distancing rules are relaxed. Normally we offer a self service breakfast from the breakfast room which is the only communial room in the Guest House for an additional £6.00 per person Fresh Bread, Fresh fruit, yogurts, milk, cereals, pastries, jams, honey, & butter. The Breakfast Room also has a microwave and a fridge for our guests to use but currently not available. Your room is cleaned to a very high standard at the beginning before you arrive and again at the end of your stay. Check in has become more flexible with self check in before 4pm and after 7pm (payment would have been taken care of in advance for this arrangement to be available. Hosted check in is available 4pm - 7pm. We look forward to meeting you new and returning guests. Stay Safe !!! Be Kind !!!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Clothes rack
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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steve4468 wrote a review Sep 2020
Goxhill, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had a very pleasant stay at the Old Times Guest House. The manager (Kelly) was very friendly and helpful. The room was well equipped with the usual tea and coffee kettle and hair driers, large TV , extra bedding if we required it. We would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
LadyT666 wrote a review Aug 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom35 contributions25 helpful votes
Booked my brother-in-law and nephew in at the beginning of this year whilst they were visiting from the USA. They were very well looked after by Kelly and her crew. We were able to join them for the fantastic breakfasts!! Yummy! Thank you.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Nick R wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
It has just cost me £50 NOT to stay here and from the attitude of the manager it was money well spent . If I had had the decency to phone up earlier or done it through some 3rd party web site ... Christ it's a room .. we would have had meals and drinks. Hadn't realised would have also needed a room for a traveling barrister and web master ..
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from kellylE1478HW, General Manager at The Old Times Guest House
Responded 7 May 2020
Very sorry you feel that it is unreasonable for me to ask a Guest to cancel there booking through the method that they booked it. I have refunded and waived cancellation fees for many bookings, everyone but yourself followed simple procedures which allowed for the admin to be done correctly which in turn enabled me to see rooms cancelled and not cost me a penny of commision with the third party they booked with. It is nearly always best to book direct, please remember special deals with Bookings.com and the like always come with a non refundable policy when no shows or cancellations occur. Again please accept my apologies.
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ihewit209764 wrote a review Feb 2020
Lichfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely place to stay. Room was very clean and comfortable.Lovely en-suite and bathroom. The staff were very kind and helpful.They have their own chef and therefore everything was home cooked and tasty.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
Response from kellylE1478HW, General Manager at The Old Times Guest House
Responded 7 May 2020
Hi Thanks for your vey kind review i will pass on to the staff when we eventually re open however I fear it will not be the same. God Bless Stay Safe
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Steve C wrote a review Jan 2020
Alpharetta, Georgia43 contributions36 helpful votes
Stayed a few nights with Kelly, the welcoming host of the Guest House. Comfortable bed, nice bathroom and an English breakfast you’ll want to photograph. Don’t forget a visit to the Old Times Pub conveniently down the road. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from kellylE1478HW, General Manager at The Old Times Guest House
Responded 7 May 2020
Thank you Steve for your review very kind of you during these troubling times hope to see you again, Stay safe.
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US$58 - US$78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkIpswich
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Times Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Times Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Partyman World of Play (1.0 km), The Fat Cat (0.3 km), and The Suffolk Show (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Times Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Times Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Times Guest House?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Times Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ottoman, The California Grill, and Bella Napoli 2.
Are pets allowed at The Old Times Guest House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Times Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Peter's by the Waterfront (2.0 km), Pykenham's Gatehouse (1.8 km), and Jean Ingelow House and Archway (2.2 km).