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Holiday Inn Colchester

3.0 of 5 Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester CO6 3QL, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stay here every time we visit my relatives, so perfectly happy with it normally. However, this time I thought the swimming pool was needing some attention, the tiles are dirty and stained under the water line, and the hot tub was out of action - made the whole experience.... well.... a non experience really - so we just got... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We used to love this Holiday Inn, however since the new owners took over this summer costs have been cut everywhere. The food is now very bad, we hold training workshops and most delegates comment on the awful food. The rooms are also going into decline. Most of the nice staff have left (there are one or two left). I... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent Saturday night at the Holiday Inn with three friends after a local function. We had two twin rooms and were impressed with size of the accommodation; there was plenty of room between the beds (unlike some rival hotels). The rooms were warm and spotlessly clean and plenty of complimentary beverages and bathroom toiletries were provided. I have stayed at... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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160 reviews 160 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you stay at a Holiday Inn Express, you should expect what you pay for. We had this recommended when we went to a nearby wedding and we don't normally stay in this sort of place. It was very clean, internet worked well, free breakfast the next day was cafeteria style but no complaints. All in all, it was fine... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a member of the Spirit Gym (part of the Colchester Holiday Inn Hotel) for over 20 years, in fact, I've just renewed my annual membership. Unfortunately I did this before listening to the changing room chat about the new management company (Kew Green Hotels - www.kewgreen.co.uk) that has recently taken over running the hotel - presumably subject to... More 

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Sven L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Colchester, responded to this review

Dear John S, I would like to thank you for taking the time to complete a TripAdvisor review of our Spirit Leisure Club and appreciate your feedback as a valued member of our Health Club for the last 20 years Yes the Jacuzzi has not been working for last 2 months, but this is not due to a cost cutting... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a relatively small Holiday Inn but it is always reliably good in every way. The rooms are spotlessly clear and comfortable and the staff are helpful and always have time to answer your questions. In fact they go out of their way to make your stay pleasant and relaxing. On my most recent stay I asked for a... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met here on a Sunday as half-way between London and Lowestoft (Suffolk) so that three elderly sisters could meet up. Arriving at 1130, we had coffee in the reception area. Coffees (Starbucks) were good, but tea was poor being just a teabag in a mug of water. What has happened to a pot of tea with a cup and... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Colchester, responded to this review

Dear David_B-Billericay, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment regarding customer service. However, we’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding the tea being served. We will look into this concern. I assure you that the feedback of our hotel will... More 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

2nd time we've stayed at this hotel in the past 12 months. Having spent a few nights away in these budget type hotels Ive come to learn that the air con/heating systems are not the best and it can get quite stuffy at night. With this in mind, before we went out for the evening visiting friends, my husband and... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Colchester, responded to this review

Dear turkey03, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. We are pleased to know you liked the friendliness of our staff. We would like to apologize for the challenges you had with your Air-conditioning unit and any inconvenience you may have experienced that fell below your expectations. Your feedback is very important to us... More 

Herts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We travelled here for my sisters Wedding in October 2014. The hotel wasn't really what we expected and exceeded our expectations. It looked very welcoming on the outside and every member of staff was very friendly and there to help when needed. The rooms were Standard and in line with what was paid (discounted rate for a wedding). Comfortable and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Arrived around 10.30….couldn’t check in yet, was allowed check in at 12.30. Although I specifically asked for a double room on booking.com…I got a 2 twin beds put together and an interconnecting door. Too busy to ask for a change of rooms, I went off to a meeting. Came back in the evening, had room service, which was tasty….and then... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Foreigner_in_UK, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for writing a review about your experience. It is regrettable that we were not able to execute an exemplary hotel stay experience due to the room accommodation, amenities. We are committed to providing our guests with the highest quality services and facilities. I am sorry that our hotel fell... More 

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Address: Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester CO6 3QL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Eight Ash Green
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Colchester 3*
Number of rooms: 110
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