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The Fountain House and Dedham Hall

Brook Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AD, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Stoke by Nayland, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at this restuarant by walking through the door with no greeting, even though we had booked our table a week in advance. We had to call out for the attention of someone, to which we were placed in a small lounge and asked what drinks we wanted without even seeing a drinks menu! We then sat in this... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I stopped over at Dedham for a day and we found Dedham Hall by chance. We had a great time in and around the village and surrounding area, even taking a boat ride down the river and walking through beautiful fields. Abby and her family running the place were friendly and easy going. We arrived in the... More 

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Harwich, England, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken here by our friends for a get together meal the first time we had visited this restaraunt. Very attentive staff very good choices on the menu and the food served up was very good it did feel like feel like being in a large family home more than a restaraunt which was nice and would recommend to... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and lovely garden setting in inspiring painting location. Country house atmosphere with very helpful owners. Bedrooms serviced well and all their staff work hard to please. Dedham itself is a delightful village within easy walking distance of the river stour.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this meal as a surprise for my father's 80th birthday. We having been coming to the fountain house for many years and I'm pleased to report the standards of restaurant are still first class. The food is excellent with a variety of choice to cater for most people.The restaurant staff are all very friendly and looked after us... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this so we could celebrate my 60th birthday with our family. Welcome was pleasant with offer of tea served in the residents lounge. It was accompanied by delicious brownies. Dinner was excellent and served in a very nice dining room. Staff were busy with guests booked on the art courses who ate in the room used at breakfast... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My partner and I stayed here on Saturday 27th June. In email communication booking the accommodation, Wendy said it was ok for us to arrive early and it would be ok to drop our bags. We did arrive early, Wendy literally showed us our room, opened the door for us then left us. No conversation or information was given. Felt... More 

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nr Winchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great food, great course, great instruction and demo's and very friendly group of painters. If you paint Dedham is a must for a holiday, I am sure you will learn a lot and make good progress. Facilities are excellent. Some great places to visit and paint.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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norfolk
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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 

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