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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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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we traveling by bus, to hosptial. a bit hard to find main door, very sruffy railings and steep steps good job it was day time, those steps not lighted, would be not good. entrance hall dull had to phone to say u arrived, as booked ahead, arrived early by 20mins room not ready, they gave us anorther one very bascic,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited family for the weekend spent the night at this hotel. Hotel staff polite enough. It's in a great location close to castle park and Colchester town centre merely a 10-15 minute walk. The hotel it self is very out-dated & dusty. The rooms are basic and need re decorating and deep cleaning. The bathroom was clean enough but very... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely shocking hotel!! I would highly recommend not staying here!! The room was horrible and shower was tiny. Breakfast leaves alot to be desired! The only good thing about this place is leaving!!!!!

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essex uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner stayed here over night it was not even cheap we paid £65. As soon as I stepped foot into the place it was filthy and stunk of dead people. I am sure there must of been a corpse in one of the rooms, the stench was horrific. The room was extremely dated the whole interior looked... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed and the best thing they could do with it is shut up shop ! The list is endless however these are a few issues - the general smell of the place is intolerable you feel filthy just by sitting down for breakfast which may I add was awful -... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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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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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