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The County Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1 2PZ, England
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Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very quiet for its location. Very easy to park and helpful reception staff, Food was under cooked waiting staff sloppy and not very good at there job. Could do with more training about what they serve. Some of the waiting staff had piercings in there face. The restaurant was laid out well but not very clean. Would not return

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GJMcG, General Manager at The County Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I always appreciate feedback good or bad as it helps us improve our product and service. I would like to say though the piercing referred to is a single, small diamond stud in the nose, it is unobtrusive and quite stylish. The Restauant is cleaned after every service, the natural wooden floor is marked but... More

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Location is very good, central to the town, plenty of parking space. But don't expect great vistas from the windows! Overall this is a nice hotel, its not worth the money they charge for a superior room, but its reasonable. The attention to detail is not quite there. Generally speaking the majority of the staff are courteous and professional, although... More

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GJMcG, General Manager at The County Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, good, bad or just how it is I do apprecaite it. Fresh milk is always available in our rooms, it just needs to be asked for and our staff will always deliver it as quickly as possible. There seems to have been an issue with the fresh coffee bags in the room, these will be... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks for work and each week was totally different. The first week was absolutely fine, the room was clean and I found the service very good. One small issue was that we were awoken by a fire alarm early hours one morning, I understand this could happen anywhere but I did find it... More

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GJMcG, General Manager at The County Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back, as you I am disappointed that it was so different between your two weeks, some of the points that yo made have been immediately addressed, the staff smoking area has been moved. We have checked every single soap dish in the Hotel andnot found one that is loose, all or Housekeeping team have had... More

Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the look of it, I thought it would be one of those slightly depressed town hotels that last got refurbished in 1985 - but far from it. The rooms are very nicely done up and it's something of a relief to stay in a room with a bit of colour rather than the standard taupe and charcoal that all... More

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9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this Hotel with my wife for a conference and decided to stay overnight. My first impression was how easy it was to park in their large car park, given how close it is to the town centre. Reception staff were polite, helpful and friendly making check in a positive experience. The room we had was very comfortable and... More

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

stayed for 3 nights for work. Had a normal sized room, negatives - slightly dated decor in the bathroom, bit of a noisy location with traffic and sirens frequently, a glass of wine was £6.50. Positives, lovely strong shower which was easily controllable, good quality bed linen and towels, nice and clean, staff very polite and professional. The breakfast was... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
56 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good traditional hotel which makes you very welcome. Ok, some of the rooms need refurbishment but they know and are working to upgrade slowly. What stands out is the food, great chef and fresh ingredients, well presented. Breakfast food equally as good. I would stay again without hesitation although the WiFi in rooms is weak in places. Staff are... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first time I have stayed here and chose the location because it was near to my business meetings. Check in was fine. The room was clean, bed comfortable and show hot. My dinner choice was excellent. I was rudely awoken by the fire alarm at 6:15. By the time I realised what it was and had found... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for business and was a bit of a last minute booking as I didn't know I would be in the area, so I chose the most central hotel I could. The hotel had clearly been recently refurbished it was clean and tidy. The room was a lot smaller than I had expected however I was traveling alone... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stayed here in February for work. The hotel is an old building which has been extended and improved over many years. Compared to a modern purpose built place some appearances are a bit dated and the stairs and corridors aren't laid out simply. I chose to stay here as it's very close to the train station. The check in... More

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Also Known As:
County Hotel Chelmsford
The County Hotel Chelmsford, Essex
Address: Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1 2PZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Chelmsford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The County Hotel 3*
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