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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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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent hotel, good pub grub in the bar and a very good good breakfast cooked to order. Room was ok, wifi good, toiletries very average. Quite close to the railway line but not too noisy. Would stay again.

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

I thank you for your review and look forward to the opportunity to improve your rating on the next visit. Many thanks More 

colcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 nd time my wife and I have enjoyed a break at this hotel room and service very good and only a 10 min walk from town centre so saved a lot on parking charges ideal if you want to visit the castle or other historic sites and museums

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

Many congratulations on your 35th Wedding Anniversary and I am very pleased you choose to celebrate it with us. Maybe have a big party on your Ruby Anniversary. I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards More 

essex
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the hotel for a family wedding, which was held at another venue - they do weddings at this hotel also. Rooms were very comfortable and serviced very quickly following use to get ready for the wedding. The hotel is within walking distance of the town and surprisingly quiet considering it is close to a busy road. Staff were... 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 very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We are currently in discussion about a re-vamp of our breakfast buffet selections and it should be much improved on your next visit. Best regards More 

london
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not normally a reviewer of chain hotels, but the Rose & Crown was a pleasant surprise. The hotel is a tudor building with lots of wood, uneven floors etc.. and has bags of character. I was upgraded from a double to an executive double and have to say the room was large and very clean. Large en suite bathroom with... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Best Western hotels are all privately owned and independently operated with the slogan "Hotels with Personality" we all have our own uniqueness. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Bermuda
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location, parking and a fine pub and restaurant. Attentive staff with an old section of accommodation (300+ years) and a thoroughly new, modern section. Nice historical touch is a gaol under the main building.

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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 very pleased you like our olde worlde charm, we have done our best to keep the character but with all the mod cons. Parts of the hotel date over 500 years which is nothing in comparison to Colchester the town being almost 2000 years old. Look forward to welcoming you back. More 

colchester
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Ms Dry white wine (I love your name), Thank you for the perfect score, our new menu has been a great hit with regulars and new comers alike. I hope to see you both very soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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 

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