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BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ, England
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Ranked #9 of 17 hotels in Colchester
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Southend-on-Sea, England
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pulling up to The Rose and Crown in the cab it was visually clear straight away how much character this place had. I'd personally never visited Colchester before and was there to graduate at the main university campus. The hotel was seemingly near to everything in the town. An old tudor house on one half of the building and a... More

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

I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and congratulations to the newly graduated student. We supply fans in all our rooms and when you stayed we had 5 rooms without, we bought 10 new ones last weekend so ALL rooms now have them and we have relpaced some older ones. So if you or your family return... More

Hastings, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is quite striknig tudor building, which is situated in a small village but unfortunately has quite a busy main road running through it, but once inside it is entirely olde worlde and quite welcoming. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean and smart. The breakfast are very nice and filling, ranging from a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for two nights while participating in a croquet tournament. The building (partly original Tudor, carefully refurbished) was tremendous, and the room was spacious, spotless and pleasantly furnished. Friendly and helpful staff. I didn't sample the food as I was being "fed" elsewhere, but the menu looked good. Be careful if approaching the hotel from the west, as it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for almost two weeks while working away. I had two rooms during this time as I had a couple days break my first room was lovely very big, beautiful bathroom just the ceiling was a little bit low and I could hear all the noise from the street. Little sleep first couple of days. Second room was... More

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

Dear Guest, I thank you for your review but I am very concerned about some of your comments, particularly about PAT testing your electricals and some customer service issues. We do our PAT testing annually last in Feb of this year - if an electrical item was plugged in when the eletrician is testing he will test ALL appliances. Please... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was put in room 201. Room lovely but right above the bar and the squeekiest/loudest sign outside I've ever heard. Needed to be up for 1:45 am for a night shift so went to bed at 8pm. Sleep was actually impossible because of the bar noise, even through ear plugs. Eventually everyone was kicked out about 12pm. I needed to... More

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

Dear Guest, I am sorry to hear that you did not get any sleep on your recent stay. The hotel was full and we did not know in advance that you were leaving the hotel in the early hours and once you arrived we were unable to offer an alternative room. I will check with the agent as to why... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two wonderful nights at this hotel having driven all the way from Germany to a warm welcome. The room was very big with a four poster bed, we really need a big room as we do not travel light and weren't disapointed. The price was very reasonable, althought the breakfast cost, £12, was excessive so we passed. The... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel for a friends wedding, overall it was suitable for what we needed and a good price but we would probably try a different hotel if we go to Colchester again (there is another Best Western about 20 minutes away that has a swimming pool - it's a similar price too). Our room was better than I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel last night. It was our first night away from the kids ever (4.5years) so we were desperate to stay somewhere nice and get a full nights sleep since having our twins (15.5 months ago). Upon arrival we were greeted by Sue who was very friendly. We were given an upgrade which made us feel very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall the staff are friendly, welcoming and efficient but too few in the restaurant. We stayed in the modern part of the hotel, with a room which was well presented but fortunately the weather was not too warm as the air-condition did not work. Upon enquiring at reception the response, no it does not work, "waiting for a part or... More

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Address: East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester 3*
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"The oldest hotel in the oldest recorded town in England." You are assured a warm welcome at The Rose and Crown hotel, which dates back to the 14th century. It is a beautiful oak timber framed building situated in the bustling, historic town of Colchester. Originally a 14th Century coaching inn lovingly restored over the years, the hotel is an ideal base for both the discerning business and leisure traveller. You can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire in our Tudor bar or go for a lazy walk in the panoramic Constable Country. Located close to Colchester town centre and the A12. It is less than an hour drive from Stansted Airport and 40 minutes from the Port of Harwich. Central London is 45 minutes by train and the idyllic city of Cambridge is an hour drive away. Located 0.6 miles from Firstsite. Free car parking available at the hotel. The Best Western Rose & Crown have won the ‘Best Small Hotel Category’ in the Essex Tourism Awards 2011. ... more   less 
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