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13 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 26

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“Amazing, historic and comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Old Neptune House

Houses that offer a dozen comfortable bedrooms for our family holiday are not easy to find, particularly ones a splendid as this. I think everyone gasped fountain, Tudor beams and white walls when they entered the courtyard. The buildings have been lovingly restored, with fine wood- and plaster-work, and the insertion of a modern kitchen and bathrooms and electricity. The bedrooms are differently decorated and the beds very comfortable.
It is well situated, just back from the quay, and with shops and restaurants within walking distance. The limited parking did not prove a serious problem. The courtyard was much used: a wonderful and peaceful place to sit, talk, read, eat, drink and enjoy a barbecue. Some reception rooms are spacious, others are cosy. We wondered how we would seat fifteen in the dining room, but found we could all get round a table placed on the diagonal. There are books to read, games to play and so on.
The only snag we found was light in the main sitting room; it was difficult to find a place to read, but that may be because we did no find all the switches.
We stayed a week, which gave us time to explore the area. This was a wonderful base for a holiday for all ages. Kasbah is suitable for wheelchair users, but help is needed for various thresholds around the house. The bed was king-size - all right but smaller than our guests enjoyed.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dec 6, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time with your review. Just in case of any confusion regarding the dining room, we would like to highlight that it comfortably seats 24 and can easily seat 28 on 2 long tables.
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New York City, New York
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“Tudor Splenour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The Old Neptune – what an great find! We had a university re-union here and arranging it from New York i was a bit skeptical about whether you'd find a great place in IPSWICH but we were a large group and this was the place that could accommodate us all. That all meleted away when we stepped ino the courtyard and back in time to an old Tudor inn that had a really nice maritime feel.

As people started to arrive we served a big chilli out in the courtyard and everyone really enjoyed the food in the fading light of the day, and then inside for some hanging out and playing records on the turntables that are nestled in the cupboard. That kitchen is a great space to cook in and really well equipped!

We planned very few things to do which was lucky, as we spent most time hanging out in the house and at the pub round the corner, and I really wish we'd had time to spend another night there!

I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to have a weekend of eating, drinking and catching up, and the owners are super helpful and respectful.

Great weekend – thanks Neptune! xxxx

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Liked best: The courtyard!
Liked least: The low beams! OUCH!
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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Christine...
Margate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Another fabulous Hen Weekend at The Old Neptune”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We came back to The Old Neptune for my second daughter's Hen Weekend and it lived up to all our expectations yet again. This time the weather wasn't so great, so we took full advantage of the log fire and indoor facilities. It's a great venue for large gatherings and we were 24 females, ages from 23 to 81 years and everyone agreed we had a marvellous weekend! It's well placed for the bars and nightclubs, several good restaurants nearby and plenty of shops in the centre of Ipswich. The house is well cared for and the well stocked kitchen makes catering for large groups very easy. Great party house!.

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Liked best: Atmosphere of the house
Liked least: Having to come home at the end of our stay
Traveling group: Large Group
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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“What an excellent Finale to my 50th Birthday Celebrations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Arrived last Friday evening - March 15th 2013 - for three nights at the Old Neptune House. It is a beautiful house and very well equiped to accommodate large parties. The kitchen comes with two dishwashers - lots of glasses, plates, bowls and cutlery - there was nothing that we needed that we could not find! The lounge was fab - lots of comfy sofas and a great open fire which we used every evening. The dining room was in the centre of the house and was easy access from both the kitchen and the lounge area. The bedrooms were beautiful and once you got used to the lay out of the house - you could be in any room within seconds! The house is situated in the Ipswich Marina and this is the winning factor - all the shops, wine bars, bars and restaurants are there on your very door stop. There were 24 older ladies who keep ourselves nice and all of my guests thought the house was a great find and I have no doubt we will be returning. One of the ladies has already asked for contact details for a work colleague. Go and stay and enjoy - we certainly did. Would recommend the Salthouse and the Waterfront for there set menu lunch option a real bargain at £18 per head and service and quality of food were excellent.

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Liked best: Location to all the amenities in the Marina
Liked least: Finding it for the first time - a little confusing
Traveling group: Friends
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Margate, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous venue for a party weekend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Spent a weekend at The Old Neptune for my daughters Hen Weekend. 23 females with ages ranging from 22-75 years and we all had a fabulous time. Beautiful house - very clean, well equipped and loads of atmosphere. The owners are very helpful, providing lots of useful information and loads of suggestions for things to do during your stay. Tucked just behind the Marina in Ipswich with plenty of bars and delightful eateries in the vicinity. Held a Murder Mystery evening in the house, which was co-ordinated by Mark Mower and was absolutely brilliant and would definitely recommend if you are looking for something different to do. Altogether a brilliant weekend which appealed to all ages!

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Liked best: Central location
Liked least: Loved it all, can't think of a negative comment
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
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Tracey G
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“A magical venue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

A fantastic venue for a large group. Great location, easy to access all surroundng facilities, bars and shops etc. The house is very well equipped in the kitchen areas and the bedrooms are all decorated tastefully with their own individual theme. The courtyard is beautiful, lovely to sit out for a BBQ. A great place for a party with family and friends! Would definitley consider going again.

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Liked best: The character of the house
Liked least: coming home!
Traveling group: Large Group/Tour
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london
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“Excellent House - Would highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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We stayed at The Old Neptune in Ipswich for the weekend of 23rd March 2012 for my sister's Hen weekend, there were 22 ladies and we were all overwhelmed by the house and the facilities it had to offer. The house is a little gem, hidden away in the hustle and bustle of Ipswich's Marina. With 12 bedrooms, all with double or super king sized beds there was plenty of room for everyone, all the bedrooms were decorated to a high standard and the bathrooms were exceptionally clean. There was the added bonus of a new sauna fitted, but we didn't know so none of us came prepared to use it. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. We had caterers in on the Saturday evening in order to take advantage of the excellent dining room. The lounge was comfortable too. Basically the whole house was beyond what we expected, the house is seeped in history and a real find. The courtyard was exceptional too. A thoroughly great weekend spent by all.

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Liked best: Everything - the house was a real treat for all.
Liked least: There was nothing that disappointed - everything was fantastic.
Traveling group: With Friends
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