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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I originally published this review a while ago, but see it has been deleted, so reposting it: I booked the hotel before reading any reviews, but panicked after seeing this site. However when I checked in, I was initially relieved by the decor. The room had been basically cleaned, but I was left itchy and with a rash after using... More

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here to travel to and from the 2014 V Festival, we booked because we wanted a family room as there were three adults and they offered a family room and the Chelmsford Travelodge was really expensive. First impressions were better than we expected however first impressions can be deceiving. There was a strange smell in the room which... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Terrible place, which is such a shame is it is a beautiful old building which deserves some love and attention. Don't think the decor (or the linen) has been touched since the 80's. Upon arrival you can get into the building via a door marked Reception, but you will not be able to get into Reception as it is permanently... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel on a business trip and luckily it was all paid for by my company (I would not have been impressed if I'd paid for it myself). The room was dirty with cobwebs behind the bed, the windows are single glazed so very noisy and to top that off the window didn't close fully. The service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went to hotel on Friday 13th June for pre birthday treat. It was perfect start to my birthday weekend. What a lovely young couple. Great clean room with everything we needed to have pleasant stay. Very helpfull couple and very friendly. Breakfast was lovely and they made our night away so enjoyable.Will deffinatley use this lovely quaint hotel again and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

do not go to this hotel it is bad-we booked an overnight stay after a wedding nearby. The room stank of drains, the cold tap swung on its axis, mould in the shower and then every pillow was stained both sides with bright yellow and blood splatters on one. We called for replacements that didnt come ,upon calling again (phone... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Five of us stayed here for a girls weekend away and we were very impressed! Debs checked us in and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. I assume she is the person other reviews are referring to but our experience with her couldn't be further from those! I can see that she wouldn't take any rubbish but,... More

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Address: 2 North Station Rd, Colchester CO1 1RB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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