We had the pleasure of traveling to Ipswich for our daughter's performance in the "Taming of the Shrew" through Shakespeare School Festivals program. As an airline family, we have the option to travel last minute, and indeed, we decided at the last minute to travel. While searching and reading about where to stay, we settled on Melverley B&B. I was a bit confused about the room being a "twin", as in America, that means a single bed, but the description and photo showed it was for two, so we booked. I liked that we had a cancellation policy, as we travel standby and this is handy. We arrived thru Heathrow, via National Express Busline, and took a taxi to the B&B. The cab was less than 5 pounds, so well worth it.
Upon arrival, we were greeted and shown to our room. It was exactly as described, two twin beds, super clean, stocked with cookies, coffee, tea, nice robes, a hair dryer, private bath, and wonderful bedding. There is a small shop, like a Circle K, 5 mins up the road. We purchased beer, wine, and alcohol for very reasonable price. Kim and Graham provided us with the needed items, so we saved a lot of money by enjoying their residence in lieu of eating and drinking out for every meal. They have a great dining area, along with a microwave available 24/7.
The water is hot in the shower, they provide shampoo, soap, lotion, and all the towels you need. They will accommodate you with taxis, local information, and ideas. They are fun to be with, easy going, and ready to help. The location is amazing. Quiet, yet everything is accessible via foot. If you find that you aren't much of a walker, you can take a taxi round trip to Town Center for under $10 pounds. There is a pub 5 mins walk away that is a blast!
In summary, this is a place unlike any hotel experience. You will fall in love with this family. And, if Kim would give lessons on poaching eggs, I would take that class, because the breakfast is amazing. Oh, and us obnoxious Americans love their iPhones and the wifi is awesome.
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- Also Known As:
- Melverley Guest House Ipswich, Suffolk