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“Excellent B & B” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2 Ringsfield Road, Beccles NR34 9PQ, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Beccles B&B and Inns
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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“Excellent B & B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I had room two which has a freestanding roll top bath in the middle of the room - what a lovely touch for a B and B. They have made the best of the space available with a small ensuite shower in addition to the bath and the sink in the bedroom.

As it was a lovely day we spent an hour on the swinging hammock in the garden in the afternoon. There is also a guest lounge with DVDs and a comfy looking sofa which we didn't use as the weather was so lovely.

We walked into Beccles (10 minutes) for dinner - what a charming little town.

Breakfast was lovely and fresh - I had scrambled egg and smoked salmon.

All in all if I am ever in the area again I will definitely use Catherine House again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nîmes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

If you want a sophisticated luxury BnB in Beccles than Catherine house ticks this box. The rooms are of quality with comfortable thick bedding, and has an upper class english taste. Inside the rooms you will feel spoilt especially if you get the room with the deep bathtub (one person only) However, with posh style can come the nose.

Our initial stays were pleasant and welcoming enough, breakfast was good, rooms immaculately presented. We have tried two rooms and the lodge out back, all so utterly perfect in presentation but unfortunately Catherine house lacks a warming feel or charming service.

We found our future stays (total stay: 2 months) to be rather stiff and quiet negative especially with concerns to cancelling any bookings (even with a weeks notice or future bookings/business!). I received guilt of all things, being told I cost them money!! (one moment, are we not providing an equal investment?!?) I was disappointed that this treatment occurred especially as BnB's rely on positive service for reputations and continued business, so we felt quiet offended.

All in all, I hope no one else receives such words. If you do manage a stay, minus the service, Catherine does provide a very stylish and fancy accommodation in Beccles. Location; be mindful it is up a little hill if you are walking there (I didn't mind the exercise) and it's near opposite a primary school. Just 10 minutes walking distance up the road is a Gym Centre for any fitness lovers.

Room Tip: For couples, ask for the room with the bath, it can be very romanic but a little hot in summer, ask...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Brampton, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

On arriving at Catherine House we were pleased to see it looked very clean on the outside, on introduction to the owner, we were shown to our room. WOW!!!!!!. what a surprise. The room was immaculate, the decor was beautiful everything in the room had been thought out and all fittings were high end, i`m sorry to admit to this but i actually found myself looking for faults.......NONE. The ladies who ran the house were extremely pleasant and very helpful and presented us with a breakfast fit for a king, (all in the price) and locally sourced. All in all, it was the most enjoyable stay and experience i have had in a long time, it will be VERY hard to beat.
Terry and Sharon

Room Tip: Any room will be pleasant.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed at Catherine House for two nights as we were attending a family reunion in Beccles and It is, without doubt, the best bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in. Large, spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished rooms where a great deal of thought and effort has been put into the decor, extremely comfortable beds, and a friendly host who couldn't do enough to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The breakfast was better than some 5 star hotels we have stayed in and we cannot recommend it highly enough. Very conveniently located with plenty of off street parking in a lovely quiet street. If you are staying in Beccles you will not find better value for money. Thank you Karen for making our stay memorable. We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

A lovely venue. Good food. Organiser Alison made sure all went smoothly. Definitely recommended for weddings or similar occasions. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly efficient staff. Although guests at a friend's wedding I presume that the cost was value for money as our host was certainly very happy!

Room Tip: Didn't stay the night but those that did were impressed!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Good size, well decorated and furnished room, comfortable beds. Good choice for breakfast including smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, all well presented and well cooked. Close to centre of Beccles which is a charming market town with lots of pubs and places to eat. Brilliant value for Money, we have been charged a lot more for a lot less.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kent, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Booked here to stay for 2 nights to attend a wedding of friends living nearby. It is exactly as they say. Lovely clean rooms, very friendly and helpful staff. A lounge and garden to enjoy if you wish. We stayed in the converted large attic room which is going to have a balcony with more spectacular views in November. One of the best breakfasts I have had, fab fresh fruit, local eggs, bacon and sausages, all delicious. Nice coffee, don't know why somebody complained, I thought it really nice and as Karen said, if the man had mentioned it she would have given him alternative! It's a great location to Beccles, just a 5 minute walk to the outdoor lido (summertime), church, shops etc. We would definitely stay there again and it well deserves the 4 star rating.

Room Tip: The attic room is very spacious, light and airy.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Catherine House

Address: 2 Ringsfield Road, Beccles NR34 9PQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Beccles
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Beccles
Hotel Class:4 star — Catherine House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Catherine House Beccles, Suffolk

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