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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 #6 of 14 hotels in Colchester
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great welcome and full information about the area from the receptionist. Lovely clean room. Really quirky hallways, loved it, so different. Bar was friendly and inviting. Bar meals were of a great standard. The rack of lamb I had was the best!! If there was a downfall it was the breakfast. The fruit was obviously tinned, the bread was standard... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks like a lovely hotel , really nice rooms although im 5ft7 and my husband is 6ft5 and we couldn't actually stand up in our room properly as beams so low so 1 night was enough ! That wasn't really the problem though, being kept awake by people talking in the bar VERY loudly until 5AM !! is what annoyed... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very excited to stay the night in what appeared on the website as beautiful and historic building. We payed for an executive room , and I'm not sure what about the room made this the case. The room was situated in a separate building which was just by the smoking area, which meant we couldn't have the window... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been staying at The R & C for over seven years, and have never been disappointed. I have noticed a gradual yet determined effort to improve and my stay last week was the best by far. I am a business traveller so experience both ends of the scale, and while it is not a 5* hotel the staff are... More

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Newark, England
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Business visit means lower rate room however newly fitted bathroom with a decent shaving light is always good, Been here in the past and food was good and was not disappointed tonight but think mc D style chips are a downside . Steak real tasty but not rare as ordered Seems you can only get a proper rare steak "sur... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Lovely bar and friendly team. Nice atmosphere and open fire in bar made it very welcoming and cosy. Room very modern compared to olde world style bar and Tudor building (!), but very nice. Breakfast was pretty good and would recommend a stay as it's good value. Staff friendly and breakfast was well cooked and informal.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This time I was given a room which was literally feet away from a main road. The traffic noise was constant and I couldn't sleep. Some of the fittings in the room and bathroom were broken and the lock to the room was also broken, meaning that I had to climb stairs within the hotel to reach a supposedly accessible... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I have stayed here many times over the years, the one thing that always stays in my mind is the service. They remember me and welcome me back like "home away from home", which is very important. It is located just right for me and the rooms and food are superb.

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Address: East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 14 hotels in Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"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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