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Riverside Hotel

2 North Station Rd, Colchester CO1 1RB, England
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Wellingborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're expecting the perfection of a chain hotel, think again. Right on the river bank a few minutes from City Centre. It's a lovely place to stay. Staff are great, especially Sandra on breakfasts. No food in the evenings, but there's any number of bars and restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk or they're happy for you to bring... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the hotel itself is adequate but unfortunately my whole family got food poisoning from the breakfast. This meal was the only meal my whole family had the same so it must of been the breakfast in the hotel, we have been ill now for 3 days vomiting and diarrhea. Disappointing end to a holiday, would not recommend this hotel.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

1st room wasn't clean at all had blood stains on mattress and pubic hair all over the bathroom floor 2nd room we was given had to leave bathroom window open all the time as smelt of raw sewage if shut all day and room wasn't clean very grubby 1st two mornings lady serving breakfast was very rude no coustomer service... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've stayed here a couple of times before and I wasn't let down at all! I often travel from London to colchester for university, exhibitions etc and have always needed somewhere close and easy to get to to stay. This place was cosy with clean rooms and friendly staff. Cost was cheap enough with breakfast included however unfortunately I haven't... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Good location with free parking. Reasonable value for money at £30 a head with breakfast however the breakfast was kiddy portion size. It's an old building but everything is grubby including the cutlery, crockery, bathrooms etc. could do with a good clean to transform it from shabby hostel to quaint olde inn.

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Southend, essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Nice location next to the river, 16th Century Tudor building, has character but in need of some TLC. Rooms were clean, bar was ok but not fully stocked. Staff were pleasant & the breakfast was freshly cooked to order & satisfactory. £69 for a triple room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Booked a single room with en suite. Room was very compact but sufficient for my one night stay. TV in room and tea and coffee making facilities. Good level of cleanliness. Friendly staff. Very handy for the Mercury theatre and Colchester Art's centre. Only downside was my inability to get hot water out of the shower until the morning.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

It is fair to say that I did not expect more than a clean room and this hotel is clean but we won't be back even though we will need to go back to Colchester in the near future. We checked in and were told Sunday breakfast was from 7.30 to 9.30. However, the next morning found the dining room... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

For £55 a night B&B in a tudor building I was expecting old and creaky but not from the mattress! The springs could be felt through the sheets and every slight move made the bed groan. Mat black tiles in a tiny en suit with no window just made it ferl like showering in a cupboard. When arriving I thought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Having read a number of the reviews and having stayed there on 6 September I cannot understand why people are complaining. The hotel is exactly what you expect for the money and abit more. The no reception thing with a phone instead was weird but we were accommodated early for a wedding and had two rooms clean and waiting. We... More 

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