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BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester

East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ, England
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here last weekend in Jan 2016 for one night, having been to the Rose and Crown twice before for different weddings. The venue had been great and love the oldie worldie feel of the hotel so was excited to stay overnight. Booked an executive room £80 but although the room was clean and efficient, was far too modern for... More 

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Thank lauraJpantry
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 stay and had an excellent breakfast. Our executive block (just outside) is a new build approx. 10 years old and is as you described modern, we have rooms in the main Tudor building that are Olde Worlde with tons of character - recently these rooms have had a... More 

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48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A last minute getaway for my 2 girls and I.... Got to say loved the style of the place, Old building but nicely set out. The Rooms were very nice all you could ask for. Bathroom very nice, albeit slow water pressure. Just had breakfast, again super food lots of options and good service. Not sure about the Christmas CD... More 

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Thank tickers24
Ricardo S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. I am pleased that you liked the room, bathroom & breakfast and I will make sure we have more pastries for your next visit. I can only apologise about the distress your daughter and family had when another guest tried your door - from... More 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A reasonable stay at this small hotel. Very welcoming bar area with real fire, though food menu quite limited. The bedroom allocated was small though the decoration was good and the lighting and access to sockets for drying hair was poor. The bathroom was freezing. Despite frosted glass the window had only a faulty Venetian blind and given this was... More 

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Thank Basketweaver888
Ricardo S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have fixed the venetian blind and the heating in the bathroom is pull cord which unfortunately is easy to turn off so I can only apologise about the coldness in the bathroom. We just have 2 rooms like this in the historical part of the hotel, most other rooms... More 

Leicestershire
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite handy to get into the centre of Colchester. Afforded a nice room across the drive from reception. Atmosphere was good. The open fire was welcome. Slightly limited menu, not sure if the season is anything to do with that. I will stay again though, so overall it was a very good 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 your stay. The menu is slightly minimised at the moment following Christmas, Chef has drawn up his menu and we are awaiting proof approval - so something to look forward to on your next visit. Best regards More 

Aldershot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were very excited to be staying in this beautiful looking hotel. We arrived, and were greeted by a lovely Christmas tree and a beautiful looking reception. We were then put into the annex rooms as they didn't want us to be disturbed by the Christmas party they had going on - which again was great. Check in was at... 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 sorry we did not exceed your expectations. I am glad you enjoyed the upgrade to the executive block to avoid disturbances. The bar is closed to the public between 2:30 and 5pm on weekdays and reception can serve residents if they are able to leave the desk unattended. I am sorry that... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Nice quaint hotel located well. Good car park which was free. Stayed in the annex which may have been more modern. Didn't eat in restaurant the pub downstairs was nice but considering the history of the building could have been amazing if hey stuck to the original featured but brightly lit and too many chairs and tables so we ate... More 

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

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed our executive rooms which are more modern. I hope to welcome you back again soon. Happy New Year. More 

Angelsey
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45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here 10 years ago and the service we had then brought back this year, the service and staff are just as good now as then . Great place to explore the surrounding area. Try and stay in the older end of the hotel, great character rooms. Good free parking breakfasts are very good.

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Thank robahardman
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 same service as 10 years ago. Please come back again soon. Happy New Year. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Spent Boxing Day with my family here for dinner. 16 of us in total. The restuarant was packed with families. The atmosphere was good and the food hot and delicious. This was my second visit this month,previously having my work Xmas do here on the 17th,am very impressed with both the food and service. The waiters and waitresses extremely attentive!... 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 and I am pleased you enjoyed both your works xmas bash and the family festive dinner. May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and I hope to see you in 2016. best regards More 

scotland
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64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We had our family xmas meal here, which was a good experience overall. The food was of a very good standard, apart from the mince pies at the end which were not of a particularly good factory make, with more pastry than mincemeat filling. The turkey was in the form of a roll and meant that the meat was moist... 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 Christmas Dinner with us, I will pass on your comments about the xmas pud & mince pies to the chef. Our Christmas Day Lunch price has not changed for about 10 years and we promote it as family friendly, with Father Christmas bringing gifts for the children.... More 

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