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The Fountain House and Dedham Hall

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Brook Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AD, England
The Fountain House and Dedham Hall
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Essex, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Threee on us stayed for one night over the EAster Break- aged 59 - 78 - one with mobility problems. Very helpful and friendly staff. We had 2 rooms in the annex part around the art studio. Lovely warm, clean and nicely decorated rooms. Lovely location just down the lane from Dedham High Street and only a few miles from... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked two rooms about six weeks ago. Arrived on Friday the 27th only to be told only one room available. The somewhat miserable owner blamed her husband for not putting it in the book. Had scrawled my details down and forgot!!. Fortunately the sun inn had a couple of rooms and as we had stayed there before it was... More 

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WendyandJim, Owner at The Fountain House and Dedham Hall, responded to this review

We are so sorry that when you arrived at Dedham Hall we only had one room available when clearly you had reserved two. This is something that has never happened before and hopefully will never happen again. We were very happy that the Sun was able to accommodate you and you enjoyed your stay there. We were unable to contact... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Dedham Hall for one night whilst visiting family in the area. The house is extremely cosy and has lots of character. Our double room had everything we needed, including tea making facilities, a television, large comfortable bed with high quality linen, ensuite bathroom with a fantastic walk in shower, no shortage of hot water, big fluffy towels and... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ambience of the Fountain House is excellent, staff very helpful, a really very pleasant evening meal for 2 couples, pretty good value and thoroughly enjoyable experience. A discrete place for couples to dine, and off the beaten track being off the main street in old Dedham village.

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Witham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were booked into Le Talbooth for dinner and wanted somewhere to stay overnight - the prices for the hotel linked to the restaurant were ridiculous so we found the Fountain House. Very glad we found it! Beautiful house,very quiet location and very hospitable hosts. We were greeted with complimentary tea and cake, our room was gorgeous - roomy, spotless... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

An individual interesting and well run Country House with restaurant, or Guest House/Restaurant with rooms, perfect for an informal but special get together, great food, wine and service, gorgeous house with attentive owners, and the added interest of all the art courses, with lots of examples of work around the house. Great value for money in every way, can't wait... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Any history and art lover will love Dedham Hall. The building itself has a huge amount of old world character and every wall displays beautiful artworks. On the whole the guest house offered a very homely atmosphere and the welcome afternoon tea was delicious and greatly appreciated. Meals in the restaurant were of a high quality but also quite expensive.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stayed here when visiting friends in Essex. It's down a small country lane in a picturesque village. The hotel incorporates an art class/school so it was busy when we stayed, but very quiet. Great country cooking is all part of the deal.

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essex, england
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Looking for a new destination to celebrate another birthday/anniversary/our good fortune.This restaurant was suggested , and I had to admit that I didn't know it actually existed although it is only a short drive from home. We were warmly welcomed into a very old farmhouse/countryhouse by a quite relaxed young casually dressed man.You are in someone's country home which is... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This review is on behalf of my mother and her friend. They enjoyed their stay immensely - excellent service, food and atmosphere. Comfortable, clean rooms with lovely linen. They would highly recommend staying there except for people allergic to cats.

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