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The North Hill Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   51 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, England
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Ranked #6 of 17 hotels in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Androgenic Havering, London
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Havering, London
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst taking a day trip to Colchester, we chanced upon this hotel and decided to take a meal there. The staff were very welcoming from the outset and the lunch offered might well be described as gourmet food. The selection was not extensive but the food was beautifully presented and cooked par excellence. The waitress was chatty and very amiable... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Really lovely little hotel, I stayed 3 nights whilst doing some training in Colchester. The staff were delightful, they remembered what I had a breakfast and were always welcoming in the evenings when I returned. Breakfast was really yummy, they used local fresh produce. The room I stayed in was a single, small but suited my needs exactly and very... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
107 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A business stay in June was made tougher the moment I arrived being sent lugging a case up a narrow flight of stairs (there's no lift) only to find the room was not made up. Retrace steps to be allocated another room then back up again. By the time my case and I were in the room there was hardly... More

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GreenRoom01, Owner at The North Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Really sorry to hear of your experience, as you can see it is a rare thing for us to get any negative feedback. We made a big mistake sending you to an unmade room and there is no excuse for that we've found out why and have sorted that out not to happen again. I think you were here when... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Had an overnight stay whilst visiting Colchester on business. The hotel has a very friendly feel, and was very welcoming. My room was superb, extremely comfortable. No problems regarding noise as mentioned by other reviewers. I had an evening meal at the hotel, which was very good. Breakfast was lovely, though when I ordered the greek yoghurt with fruit compote,... More

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London, UK
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101 reviews 101 reviews
30 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I recently stayed at the North Hill Hotel whilst on business in Colchester and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The hotel is well located and the staff are really friendly. My room was rather small and front facing so was a bit cramped and noisy but the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom well equipped and as I was on... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed three nights at the North Hill Hotel and very much enjoyed my time there. I asked for a quiet room as the hotel is on a main road, and was allocated a very nice room at the back away from the traffic noise. The room was scrupulously clean and well-appointed, with a lovely comfortable bed. Bathroom immaculate. Breakfast... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here several times earlier this year. The hotel is well located in the centre of Colchester. I've stayed in various rooms- some are fantastical and some quite small. Traffic noise can be a problem. However, that is more than compensated for by the personal touches- friendly staff and great restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed overnight here on the night of our Wedding back on 31/3/12. Our Wedding Reception was held nearby in the town centre, so this hotel was very convenient. The staff were helpful and informative when I booked our room several months before the Big Day! They showed me the available rooms and explained to me that... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Five of of had lunch in The Green Room at The North Hill Hotel. They had been asked if they would do some vegan options. We had a choice of two vegan starters and two mains. It was a great meal. They also had bottled beer made especially for them which was also vegan. It was a great experience. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel to attend a job interview and it was a good experience. The hotel itself is average in every sense but the owner made every effort to welcome me there. This included posting my mobile phone, which I have forgotten in my room :) thanks!

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Address: 51 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The North Hill Hotel 3*
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North Hill Colchester
The North Hill Hotel Colchester, Essex

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Here at The North Hill Hotel we strive to provide a convenient and friendly place to stay in the heart of the old Roman Capital city which is full of character, but softened behind a modern clean exterior. We are commited to giving a consistant friendly service to all our guests in a way which will surpass any previous expectations of value in the area. ... more   less 
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