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Channels Lodge

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Belsteads Farm Lane | Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3PT, England
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Ranked #1 of 22 Chelmsford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting family and stayed here. The rooms are very nice (the bed is enormousness) and spotlessly clean. Only downside was that our bedroom did not have a bath (pine room) and it did not have hoar conditioner included in the toiletries. We ate in the restaurant and the staff were friendly and accommodating.

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

I am grateful to our guests for posting this very positive review. Simon Larner More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got married on the 26th July 2014 and spent our wedding night in the Aspen Suite above the clubhouse. I couldn't fault the service we received! Before the wedding the staff at Channels Lodge let myself and my now wife view the suite to make sure it met with our approval, and then arranged for myself and my best... More

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

It was nice to read in this very kind review that the happy memories of a newly married couple would include their stay at Channels Lodge. We look forward very much to welcoming them again whenever they wish to return. Simon Larner More

London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a single night at Channels Lodge after attending a wedding on their premises, with our very lively 3 year old daughter. The room we had was well laid out, neat and modern, a bit on the small side but had everything we needed. The bathroom was spacious. The bed was big and comfy. The grounds are beautiful and... More

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

The Channels team were delighted to read this appreciative review and to know that our guests had a very pleasant visit. We hope that, following their recommendation, we may soon have the pleasure of welcoming other members of the family and friends and that they too will enjoy their stay. Simon Larner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Channels Lodge is absolutely breathtaking. The staff are incredibly friendly and happy to help make your stay amazing. Our room, The Pine, was extremely spacious, updated, and well maintained. The grounds add to the beauty of the lodge!! We will definitely stay here again!!

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

It was nice to read such a complimentary review and even nicer to know that a return visit is on the cards. Simon Larner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Channels Lodge has a few rooms of different sizes, all beautifully decorated in very high quality materials, but the honeymoon suite is quite simply one of the best hotel rooms in England. The Lodge is an old building, full of character, but the modernisation has been done faultlessly. It was a relaxing and wonderfully sensual experience. Fabulous.

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

There is nothing I can add to this review other than to say a sincere thank you. Simon Larner More

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
8 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was fine. Modern bathroom facilities. The bed was extremely comfortable.Just two slight annoying negatives. No phone in room to call reception and no plug for hair dryer near the mirror. Food served at the adjacent golf club house average at best although the staff were very friendly. Would seek another restaurant if you want food. Would stay in... More

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

At Channels Lodge we regard convenience as a serious matter and so the points that are raised here are being actively considered. The question of food, however, is always subjective as evidenced by the high praise received by our restaurant in many other reviews. If, as intimated, our guests pay us a return visit I hope very much that they... More

Lucerne, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I liked it very much; it was a nice and quiet location, the room looked extremely new and lovely with a prefect size and a great shower! The close-by restaurant had a good selection of food and it was just delicious.

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

I am grateful to this reviewer on two counts. First for saying those nice things about Channels Lodge and second for getting the week off to such a good start. Simon Larner More

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We have stayed at Channels Lodge as a large family group twice now. Lovely rooms, each one different and very comfortable. Good food, great attention to detail, and very friendly and helpful. Hope to find another excuse to stay again!

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

In saying thank you for this very kind review I should mention that guests at Channels Lodge are always welcome whether they have an excuse or not. Simon Larner More

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The whole set up at Channels Lodge is wonderful with a professional friendly approach. It will remain my first point of call - head and shoulders above anything available in the area. Comfort, convenience and a relaxed place to stay.

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

This fulsome review is very much appreciated by all the members of the Channels team since it leads us to hope that we may be welcoming this guest on many future occasions. Simon Larner More

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Shared our Anniversary with son, daughter and sister and their families, the "children" ranging in age from 8 to 25. The rooms all were wonderful and you couldn't help but say WOW when you entered each room. The service at all times was above and beyond helpful. The golf course and acres of fields, woods, ponds, fountains, must rank amongst... More

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

It is a source of great satisfaction to the team that this very generous review should appear following such an important anniversary. For although Channels has long been a chosen venue for weddings this is the first time that we have had the pleasure of welcoming guests for a golden wedding celebration. We very much hope that in ten years... More

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Address: Belsteads Farm Lane | Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3PT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Channels Lodge 4*
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Channels Lodge Chelmsford, Essex

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Channels Lodge is one of the finest Hotels in Chelmsford, surrounded by the golf course, this beautifully converted 15th Century Tudor house is an ideal place for a business traveller to stay or wedding hotel near Chelmsford city centre. The hotel has 14 spacious guest rooms which have been individually designed and equipped to the highest standards combining the finest of the old with the finest of the new. Each room is decorated stylishly, some in mind for business man and business women and others designed in consideration for romantic breaks.There are two restaurants within the grounds of Channels both are renowned for their excellent food and friendly service. Bar snacks can also be purchased from the Club House. The hotel is situated close to the A12 between Chelmsford (2 miles) and Colchester (25 miles) and with Stansted Airport only 20 minutes away, makes Channels Lodge in the heart of the Essex countryside, a perfect location for both business and pleasure. Free parking when traveling to and from Stansted. ... more   less 
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