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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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Launceston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful olde world, period hotel with really friendly, helpful staff. No lift but someone was quickly found to carry cases upstairs for me. Room was very clean, nice separate area for making tea & coffee with plenty of space for clothes storage. Bed very comfortable, great bathroom. English breakfast excellent and freshly cooked per order. Wifi very good in room... More 

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

Thank you for your review with a perfect score, as you mentioned we are full of character and history with nooks and crannies at every turn. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks More 

Woodford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building is stunning and has a lovely charm about it. The bedroom is pretty small but very cosy and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was pretty large and the shower was decent. Very clean room, imagine its difficult to keep such an old building dust free. It wasnt a problem for us as we are deep sleepers... More 

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

Thank you for your informed review and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Regarding the breakfast we have very recently upgraded our breakfast offerings and display, so you can have so much more for the same price, I do understand that hotel price for breakfast seems a lot more when compared to cafes and chain restaurants. Cooked breakfast is... More 

Karlsruhe, Deutschland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great little hotel, room was clean and well equipped (eg.: iron and ironing board), nice and attentive staff ! The shower however might be hard to access for an elderly person. Booking on their website was very easy.

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

Thank you for your 5/5 review, I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Shifnal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks olde world from the outside, but very up to date inside. Very comfortable room, very clean and everything I needed. Very helpful and friendly staff. Breakfast was brilliant, lovely coffee which is what I need. Also good quality ingredients in cooked breakfast - loved the sausages.

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

Thank you for your perfect review, especially about breakfast as we have changed our style recently in line with guests comments. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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

If you want a chic boutique style accommodation for a short stay only, then ask for an Executive Suite - they really are lovely. But if size matters and you want somewhere to store your clothes and not trip over your suitcase, ensure you check the room size of the room you are having. Don't assume executive means bigger. Also,... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Our executive block is modern and close to reception but the rooms are not bigger, most of our superior rooms have more space, hopefully on your next visit we can upgrade you to one of these. We have just changed our breakfast service and display offering a lot more items and it is taking a... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very unusual venue for a wedding or wedding reception. It is a very old building that looks as if it has grown organically. In its centuries of life it has taken on an absolutely chaotic shape, and the interior is a maze. It has character in bucket-loads, low beams, uneven floors, there is nothing boringly standard about... More 

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

What a proud Dad and what a great review, I am sure we will see you and the happy couple many more times. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. See you all again very soon. More 

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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel, good location within Colchester. Excellent bar facilities and good breakfast. The wifi did not work amazingly in the room in the newer executive building. The staff were very helpful and polite, both when checking in and at the bar and during breakfast.

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

Thank you for your review, we are very proud of our staff team. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was extremely hot inside and only had a fan to cool us down, but apart from that the room was ok and clean. The bathroom was small and we asked if we could have a shower cap as none are provided in the bathroom. Which reception kindly gave us. The breakfast was good as there was a good... 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 made use of the complimentary fan in your room and that our new breakfast set up was appreciated. I am sorry you did not find anything outside the hotel to do, the town centre with all its amenities is a 10/15 walk away and we have 2 bars and 2... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is an olde worlde coach house with squeaky floorboards, all of which add to its character. I loved it! Large, clean and very comfortable rooms. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Breakfast was fresh and delicious. Evening meals in the bar were well presented and delicious too! I would highly recommend The Rose and Crown -... More 

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

Thank for a perfect review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay, we have just last week overhauled our breakfast service/lay out so that is great news. I look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best regards More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well placed hotel near the city centre with good parking where I stayed one night on business. Comfortable bar with good range of beers, and comfortable rooms. Bathroom was clean and well kept. Full tea making facilities were available. Would be happy to return on future trips.

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

Thank you for a great score, we are always pleased to get a corporate review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards. More 

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