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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed here for 1 night. The obvious thing we noticed was the lack of cleanliness. Thick dust on the floor around the edges, an attractive iron burn on the carpet, marks all over the walls and an unpleasant smell. The bedding did not smell clean and there was hair in the bed, gross. The real highlight... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily the worst hotel ,if you can call it that, I have stayed at in the UK if not the world. The room was filthy with the carpet taht needed changing 20 years ago. Only one of four lights worked and the sink did not have a plug. The door was covered in stains and graffiti and I really thought... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting hotel with a good location. Unfortunately my window looked out onto the street so sounds at night (except storm) were not too appealing. I waited a little long for service but otherwise it was nice and friendly. The bathroom a bit small and cramped. The hotel smells of history.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we didn't check Tripadvisor before we booked in! The young man on reception was extremely welcoming and helpful and hid the fact very well that we were more lambs to the slaughter. How this can be called a hotel is beyond me and it is simply the worst accommodation I have ever stayed in. It could possibly pass as... More 

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Maesteg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

First of all this is a listed building and therefore there are limitations as to what they can do. If you want 5 star accommodation at a budget price this place will not live up to your expectations. The Twin room that we had was comfortable and clean and was refreshed everyday whilst we were there. The Breakfast is nice... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My husband and I were taking a cruise out of Harwich and decided that Colchester was perhaps a good stop off point and stay over for one night. I think I must have failed to read the reviews before booking otherwise I would have thought twice. Sadly I have to agree with a lot of the comments others have put.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Although very central with free parking and great riverside walk through the park to the Castle and Town Centre it's a very sad building inside! We had a very comfortable bed and good sized room but it was very very basic (but then it has budget pricing!). No toiletries in the bathroom apart from soap dispenser and no biscuits with... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

OK. The man on our arrival was very friendly and showed us to our room. The room was old and needs renovation. We went to breakfast. 7.30 am-9.00 am on a Saturday! A little later would have been better having not to check out until 11am and having got in at 3am. The lady who served breakfast seemed inconvenienced that... More 

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Craiova,Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

They write that the cancellation is free, but IT IS NOT. They will charge you 100% if you cancel your booking in less than 10 days before the booked date. I experienced this:in the week before the 16th of March 2015,I booked a twin room for 3 days from the 16th of March until the 19th of March (177GBP). In... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Good location for station and for Colchester centre. Staff were very helpful. Room clean and comfortable. Shower was a mixer type above the bath and was not easy to get right temperature. Overall Hotel is a bit basic but good price so good value for money

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