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BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester

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East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ, England
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Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Colchester
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here for a birthday meal to celebrate my partners mothers birthday. The booking was made several days in advance for 16 people . On arrival all seemed well. Unfortunately things went down hill rapidly when we were seated. What seemed like a lifetime to take our orders. 45 minutes later the starters arrived another hour later the mains... 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 can only apologise that you did not enjoy your family celebration. I will investigate why things took so long as our function was only a finger buffet and should not have affected dinner service hardly at all. I will be in touch privately. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel for a Wedding this weekend, and had a great time. The wedding was wonderful. Our only issue with the stay was that we had booked and paid for a superior room at the hotel, and we found our room really disappointing. It was in the new section of the hotel, so no atmosphere, beams or... 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 the wedding. Our room types are quite diverse and even in the same room type they can be somewhat different eg we have recently bought a super king bed which can only fit in one superior room. I can only apologise that you did not feel you had... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easter Sunday lunch for the 5 of us at the Rose and Crown consisted of hot and kicking chicken wings followed by Roast beef washed down with a San Miguel. Sat in a lovely old characteristic former coaching inn, our family meal was tasty and served with a smile. The only reason It didn't get a 5 star rating is... More 

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

Thank you for your review - I thought I would say we are preparing our new menu (summer options) right now to start in May. Come and try some new dishes out. More 

Drumconrath, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As if sitting inside a wonderful black-and-white, lath-and-plaster mediaeval building were not enough pleasure, there was the huge log fire to warm up beside on a cold wet day. All the staff did as much as they possibly could to make us happy - and the dinner was great.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked last minute and a good choice of hotel. I stayed in the newer part of the hotel just across the car park. Nice modern room compliments the older building. Good food and cosy with nice big open fire just what you want on a cold night. Staff were friendly and a lot of locals use the bar within eating... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Rose and Crown while visiting Constable Country. The hotel itself is a fine old timber framed building with lots of character. While our room was in a newer annex, it was still in many senses a fitting place to keep with our Constable themed getaway. The room (134) was on the small side, and was... More 

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

Following your review we have since purchased some spare clips so the zip & link beds do not slide apart. We have also just finished decorating all the public areas in the executive block and will start on the bedrooms soon. I thank you for your comments and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant stay, friendly staff and just a very pleasant atmosphere in this old half timbered pub. Nice beer, nice rooms and a good breakfast to boot. This is the hotel I choose to stay in when I need to stay in Colchester.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

In Colchester for a family event. Having driven past the building many times, thought we'd give the Rose and Crown a try. Booked online after very helpful advice over the 'phone from reception staff. Stayed room only, one double in the old hotel and a twin in the annex. Both rooms clean, comfortable and well-equipped (just watch your heads on... More 

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a three night stay here. Check in - efficient and friendly (Cassie). Room - clean, spacious, well equipped and warm. Breakfast - well cooked, efficient, friendly. Good buffet selection. restaurant - we ate 'in' one evening only, good food, fair price, great bar staff. criticisms - 1. soap, shampoo, shower gel all provided BUT no conditioner and none... More 

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Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Stayed here for two nights for stepdaughters wedding, had the family room as my wife and I had the grandchildren stay with us. Reception was great ate in the bar on first night it was very good value and nice food. Room was great as a family room, breakfast was good. Hotel made a great job of the wedding and... More 

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