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BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel

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Writtle Road | Margaretting, Chelmsford CM4 0EH, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rochdale
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two night stay in a deluxe double room, which is very reasonably priced compared to other in the area. Wasn't originally booked in here, but had a last minute need to change and I'm glad I did, it is an easy hotel to use, which may sound daft, but it was efficient yet relaxing, high quality without being pretentious and... More 

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MELBOURNE
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88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfectly situated just off the A12 in picturesque -Margaretting- The Ivy Hill hotel shares a history and oozes class - From the minute we arrived we were treated like Special Guests- but as the week wore on we were also treated like friends . The executive room we stayed in was spacious and comfortable - well appointed - and quiet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had my son's wedding here what a fantastic day .your staff are excellent nothing was to much. I don't live in that area but I would have a celebration there myself. Thank you so much. Only one thing was that the bedrooms were to hot . we all had a great time as we did have lots of rooms... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us for your son's wedding. I am pleased that you all enjoyed the event and your stay, sorry that the rooms were warm, each room does have a fan in the wardrobe, I hope that you found these to make it more comfortable. We do hope you will visit again... More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancee Sandra and I had our wedding and celebration here on May 16th 2015. The planning of it and the service on the day was impeccable. The manager or I suppose you could almost call her a wedding planner, was the height of efficiency and, we noticed, also got stuck in wherever she was needed. The good weather helped... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing to hold your special day here at Ivy Hill. I am pleased that you and all of your guests had a fantastic day and that you were well looked after by the team, I will make sure that they see your lovely comments We look forward to welcoming you back again soon,... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the Ivy Hill for afternoon tea after reading reviews for my mother in laws birthday. On arrival there was a ruby wedding anniversary party taking place with lots of small children running around in the bar area. Although they were not a problem they were excitable and a little loud. The staff closed off the area where they... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit for Afternoon Tea. You were among the first to enjoy your tea served in The Lounge and Bar, an elegant new area within the hotel which looks out over the gardens and is the perfect setting for a relaxing get together with friends for coffee, drinks, snacks or as you did... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Me and my boyfriend stayed here 2 weeks ago (May 16th) after I booked the room (well in advance) at the beginning of August 2014. I reserved the room for the rate of £125 without breakfast back in August, assuming this would be the best rate considering how in advance I had booked. However a day or two before we... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. Like all hotels we operate a rate management system and change our rates depending on availability and will sometimes reduce prices nearer the time to fill remaining rooms. We offer flexible rates which do not need to be paid in advance and advance purchase rates, which are always more... More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I stayed at this hotel on business it found it to be very pleasant with a full range of amenities. There is a very goose restaurant located within the hotel serving a good variety of food at a reasonable cost. The bar area is comfortable & the hotel throughout is very clean & tidy.

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HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and the facilities on offer, this week we have opened The Lounge and Bar, a new area within the hotel for relaxing with a drink or coffee, enjoying afternoon tea or a light snack. We look forward to seeing you again when... More 

London
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed here for a family wedding. It's a really pleasant little hotel. The rooms are relatively basic but clean and nice. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was good. Only gripe - we are a family with small children (which we explained upon booking). For some reason we were given rooms very close to a function room... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to the hotel. I am pleased you liked your room although a little surprised that you considered it to be basic, we are a top end three star hotel and our rooms are well equipped and we offer free wifi. Apologies that your room was located near to the function room,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We booked the oversize room for a 2 night stay in late April and we were pleasantly surprised. The room was spacious and whilst it had a view of the back of the kitchen, it wasn't noisy at all. What was noisy was our next door neighbour who decided at 3.00am in the morning that he was too drunk to... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. I am pleased you liked the room you were allocated and were well looked after by the team. I can only apologise for the disturbance from other guests in the early hours. This is not a problem we usually experience and our guests are usually tucked up in bed... More 

Durham
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stayed here for a family wedding. Our room was a little too warm for us, even with the radiator switched off, other than that it was a lovely room with everything needed for a short stay. The hotel itself is well presented but the entrance/exit from the road could be better. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. I am pleased that you enjoyed the wedding you attended and the rest of your stay, with the exception of the warm room, it is hard at the moment to balance the temperature with it keep changing and dropping, especially at night. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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