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“Excellent in every way”
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The Northgate
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

What a gorgeous guest house. Just a few rooms but a wonderful welcome asked nothing was too much, even early breakfast on Sunday. A beautiful room full of antiques but excellent comfort and a great bathroom with bath and nice powerful shower. Cooked breakfast was delicious. Parking is also available and free. Stay there!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oxford
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171 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were staying in Bury St Edmunds as we were singing at the cathedral over the weekend. Mrs. Pott made us extremely welcome, and was happy to serve an excellent breakfast early so we could get over to the cathedral on time. Really enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Fantastic place to stay. Very friendly, comfortable, clean and homely. Honesty bar available. Ideally located close to all amenities. Lovely owner and breakfast was delicious. We normally like to stay at hotels and have stayed at the Angel previously but will DEFINITELY be returning here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Visiting Bury for the first time this was the perfect place to stay. Free parking, great room, comfy bed, close to the town centre, beautiful breakfast (including a birthday candle in my tomato) and a very welcoming host in the owner Mrs Potts. A truly great nights sleep in total peace and quiet at the back of the house. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Ounce house is just lovely, from a warm welcome as soon as you step through the door to the moment you leave.
The owner is a wonderful lady and nothing is too much to ask. Although I didn't have breakfast, it looked delicious and the other patrons looked like they were thoroughly enjoying it.
Smarties on my pillow was a lovely touch after finishing a hard day of work in Bury!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We arrived a lot later than planned (nearly 11pm) due to traffic on the way down, however Mrs Potts greeted us warmly and showed us to our room. It was a large, comfortable room and very quiet even though it was close to Northgate Street. We had everything we needed and had a good night. Sleep was a little disrupted as mattresses were perhaps not as comfortable as our bed at home. The cooked breakfasts were excellent although I wish we had known that smoked salmon was available! Not sure I like being sat at the same large table as the other guests as would have preferred a table to ourselves. Mrs Potts and her daughter made us feel very welcome and we would certainly stay there again on our next visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is a very nice family run hotel, very english! Rooms and bathrooms were starting to show there age, but at last a renovation is underway. Breakfast has always been a good experience, not as good as it was and it does feel a little like been at school.
Overall very handy for centre of bury but there are now better hotels.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Property: The Northgate
Address: Northgate St, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1HP, England (Formerly Ounce House)
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Bury St. Edmunds
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Bury St. Edmunds
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Northgate is redefining the boutique experience. The historic house, located just a few moments’ walk from Bury’s iconic ancient Abbey, has undergone extensive renovation resulting in the creation of one of the country’s finest boutique houses. ​ Ten uniquely styled rooms are complemented with both relaxed and refined dining experiences, alongside a contemporary cocktail bar. Locals and residents can also enjoy the heated terrace throughout the year, while the Chef’s Table in the heart of the kitchen offers a unique experience for special occasions. We look forward to sharing The Northgate experience with you. ... more   less 
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