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BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester

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East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed in the hotel many times but they have by far exceeded themselves with the new menu. Service was excellent but the quality of the food was fantastic. The breaded Brie was plentiful and by husbands Smoked Salmon Terrine looked tasty. Mains were rack of pork ribs and the saddle of lamb - and even though we were totally stuffed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely clean place to stay . Good decor friendly staff very satisfying place to go for couples who wish to have a weekend away would definitely recommend as I would definitely be booking to stay here again.

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Ricardo S, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next weekend away. More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
9 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here to visit Beth Chatto Gardens. Bit of a trek on a busy road into town centre but good clean executive room, good food in the bar (but the black pudding with the rack of lamb, has no place on the plate!) and friendly welcoming, smiling staff. Enjoyed our stay.

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Ricardo S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we get lots of guests staying to visit Beth Chatto Gardens - it is one of a kind. We can provide bus times into town we are serviced by about 4 buses or the river walk is much nicer but takes about 20/25 mins as it meanders up into town instead of the direct route... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here last night with some friends for a bite to eat in the Bar. The food here is ALWAYS great, and it appears they have just changed the menu. IT IS AWESOME. There are so many choices, and a great selection for Vegetarians (me being one fo them!) GREAT to see Sweet Potato Fries on the Menu, and that... More 

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Ricardo S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, chef had taken advice on his veggie dishes to make sure they are just right. Hopefully see you more often now we have a better selection for you. Many thanks More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the new menu, my partner and I are both vegetarians and enjoyed the choices. Good choice for non vegetarians too of course. Great attention to detail, lovely flavours, beautifully presented. We will definitely be returning and would recommend this to anyone looking for a lovely dinner in a quaint environment. Friendly and helpful staff. (Family and friends stay at... More 

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Ricardo S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Tracy M, Thank you for your review and I am pleased you enjoyed the varied veggie options on our new menu. We added a more varied menu following earlier reviews. I look forward to welcoming you back soon and your family when they next visit. Many thanks More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us stayed here before a business meeting. We were made very welcome by the staff and the menu offer was great. Food arrived quickly and was lovely. Service caterer bar was slightly slow as the pub was so popular, but the buzz was great. Having a four poster bed was an a amazing experience!

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Ricardo S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am pleased you enjoyed the vibe in our bar it is popular with hotel guests and local alike. Look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose this hotel largely for its price and convenience of the University campus (a short bus ride away). I was really pleased with my room, which was a good size, with a particularly nice bathroom (or rather shower-room). The one small downside was that the floorboards in the corridor outside my room creaked whenever someone walked passed, but given... More 

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Ricardo S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

I thank you for your review and am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Our floorboards are hundreds of years old and you are right about the creaking. Once the weather improves the university campass is a lovely walk along the river about 30 mins. I look forward to welcoming you back. More 

essex
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My dad and step mum got married here on 3rd May. Me and my husband went there the day before for drinks and saw the food our group had ordered which looked really nice and as we only live around the corner we'd come back to try the food another day. On the wedding day it was a lovely day... More 

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Ricardo S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am pleased you enjoyed Dad's wedding and the dinner in our Tudor Bar Brassiere the night prior. I apologise that you felt the breakfast was overpriced and did not meet your expectations in comparison with eg the Harvester chain all hotel breakfast's would be expensive. As you are local I would like to... More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A two night B&B stay was excellent in almost every respect. Restaurant food very good plentiful portions service excellent Bar staff helpful and friendly. First breakfast outstanding. Second one cold and not so good Bed comfortable if a bit of a trek around the place, room bland but functional.. But a space age bathroom saved it. All in all a... More 

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Ricardo S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our breakfasts are generally of a high standard and I can only apologise that your second breakfast was not as good as your first. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and i had our wedding there yesterday and it was magnificent. the staff were spectacular and could not have done more to help. The food was out of this world and Lisa the wedding co-ordinator was brilliant. Several people said it was the best wedding they had ever been to and we would have no doubt in recommending... More 

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Ricardo S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review and I would like to add my congratulations to that of my team. I hope you enjoy a relaxing honeymoon and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards. More 

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