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The Railway Sleeper

172 Bergholt Road, Colchester CO4 5AJ, England
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Ranked #12 of 40 Colchester B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to quite a few b&b's over the year's but this was a first. You don't actually get to interact with anyone its all done online and over the phone. The room was excellent ( I thought the fridge and the shared microwave was a nice touch ) albeit a little on the small side. That apart couldn't fault... More

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Kim D, General Manager at The Railway Sleeper, responded to this review

Thankyou for posting a review regarding your recent stay. We do listen to guest comments whether good or bad to see where we can improve. We are very pleased at the many positive comments you paid us and like so many other guests found our all round offering to their liking. As you state, we are primarily a self service... More

Catania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Wrote an amazing review for this hotel because it truly is a great value for money find...my review was declined because of my use of a non profane abreviation...shame cos the hotel was fantastic only Tripadvisor let me down...still recommend this place highly though..enjoy...

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Kim D, General Manager at The Railway Sleeper, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us. We are very appreciative of your comments and that you rated us as excellent value for money. We are sorry that your original review was not published by Trip Advisor and do hope if you are in the area again you will look to stay... More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Have stayed on a couple of occasions once with friends and then on my own and found facilities more than adequate and hosts agreeable hence second stay. Great location for the areas of Colchester I needed to get to so will stay again.

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Essex
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

really good stay.. great value. Owners were lovely and very helpful..wifi really fast!!...room very clean...I didn't really need to interact with anyone..but when i did it was excellent. Room was clean..great power shower

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in various places and this has to be the best ever close to town central location near to railway station buses and many local service Easy to Book and mr and mrs Payne are most help full Beds are firm and comfortable and the shower the most powerfull I've come across had to turn it down Also dog... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Nice sized rooms, lots of electrical sockets and appliances, first class breakfast and extremely clean. Very friendly staff. highly approve of self check in. Reasonably priced. A much better stay than other establishments.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

As a solo business traveller I needed a place to bed down for the night. I was in the "satellite building". text was received mid afternoon with room details and door keycode. Didn't see a soul but this was fine for me. It was a hundred yards from where I had meetings. I was lucky enough to blag the Family... More

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Jack63kids
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Excellent budget hotel with some thoughtful extras and good, no fuss booking and checking-in. We didn't meet any staff but did not expect to - everything was exactly as described. Door code worked, key where told, room clean, good parking at rear. I strongly advise people to read what they are getting before booking. It is basic. The room we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Staying in Colchester for three nights we chose The Railway Sleeper as our base. Easy check in, clean rooms and friendly owners plus good parking facilities made the stay very agreeable. Very OK if you are looking for a reasonable place to sleep. We were glad we had a car as travelling to the university area otherwise would have been... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Dominic and Kim are the most friendly and affable guest house owners you could ever wish to meet, you get a warm welcome and they have an understanding nature. I was left stranded and had no transport home until 2 hours after check out time, I explained this to the owners and asked if I could leave my luggage until... More

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Address: 172 Bergholt Road, Colchester CO4 5AJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This is a loge and is on a room only basis locatedsclose to the railway station Colchester North There is ample parking and free wifi unlimited. Not only are there plenty of excellent pubs, restaurants and take-aways walking distance from The Railway Sleeper, historic Colchester town offers much more. There are numerous sites such as Colchester Castle, the superb Castle Park as well as many other landmark buildings you would expect to find in Britain's oldest recorded town. ... more   less 
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