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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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    3.5 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All the way at the end of High or East Hill Street you will find the Rose & Crown. We were attracted by the mix of old and new. Each room looks like most other hotels on the inside but the old world charm of the hallways, lobby, restaurant and exterior is unique. We stayed two nights here in late... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed a place to stay near Ipswich, for a Saturday night, as I was attending a party in the area. For some reason, hotels in the area were very heavily booked. I found the Rose and Crown through Expedia and only an Executive room was left. It was a little more than I had hoped to spend, but less... More

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London, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had initially booked The George but was so pleased I changed it a week before we stayed as went stopped off at The George for a drink on the Friday evening and it was in a very busy (read loud) part of the High Street. The Rose and Crown is about a ten to fifteen minute walk from the centre... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel in July 2014. Was making move from wheelchair to crutches having broken my leg. Was staying alone for business so very much dependent on help from staff. The hotel itself is lovely - quite old/listed with lovely interior. I stayed in a newer part which was also very nice - comfortable bed, excellent bathroom, on the... More

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Dagenham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely old and interesting hotel, Original features lovingly preserved make this hotel a perfect place to stay if you want to visit Colchester. Close to town with good parking. We left our car there and just walked into Colchester. We ate at the restaurant, which was very busy when we were there but we booked in the morning and they... More

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apparently the oldest in Colchester. This is a genuine period hotel, undulating floors, lack of headroom through the archways down the corridors - I'm quite tall. Staff excellent, good food, rooms comfortable, and the overall uniqueness of the hotel makes it definitely worth a visit. Right in town so good position for the locality. Secure car park, free wifi, everything... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I chose The Rose and Crown Hotel as our wedding venue,it was only the second venue we viewed,and we fell in love with it! as soon as we walked in,there was a pile of wood ready for the fire,it smelt divine,and confirmed our decision before even walking in! Upon walking into reception,we were greeted by a lovely,friendly... More

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Southend-on-Sea, England
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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 July 19, 2014

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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Address: East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
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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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