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Elmcroft Guest House

High Road, Thornwood, Epping, CM16, Epping CM16 6LX, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Aalborg, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay as a base for visits to Epping Forest. Very nice room with a comfortable bed and a shiny new bathroom. Lovely green view to fields with horses. Although the road is nearby, there was no noise problems. Excellent welcome and advice on daytrips from the host, Des. We would definitely consider a revisit.

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stayed here overnight to attend a party nearby and were very pleased indeed. A very warm welcome, a substantial continental breakfast and very clean rooms with modern bathrooms! We would be returning late but code to get into the house and all so easy. Just a mile off the motorway making it very easy access indeed! Half the price... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The guest house is a little tired decorwise but this is more than made up for by the warm welcome you receive from the owner Des. Nothing is too much trouble for him. You are left to your own devices for the continental breakfast but everything you needq was there and perhaps it wouldn't suit some people we had no... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Where do I begin? This place was perfection from start to finish. I have read the 4 terrible reviews that were posted by the same person with a personal vendetta against the owner and felt that after a fantastic stay, I had to counter the unfair posts that should not even be on this website. The house and the surrounding... More 

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Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was a very last minute booking, On arrival seeing that the decrepit sign was hanging off and hidden by an overgrown elderberry bush at the entrance and noticing that one of the drive lights was broken and taped over with a plastic bag wasn't expecting much. Des was friendly enough although doesn't come across as the Consummate Host. The... More 

3 Thank Wendy B
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Myself, Doggy and partner have just walked through the door after a lovely weekend at Elmcroft Guest House. It was such a great place that I just had to write a review while it's all still fresh in my mind. Des and his daughter Katie made sure our stay was as easy as possible. We took our six month old... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This B&B was nice enough with clean and comfortable rooms. It is located a couple of miles from Epping, so keep that in mind if you want an evening meal. The continental breakfast was self-serve; a cooked breakfast was not included. The price (78 pounds) was too high for a basic B&B without a full breakfast. Nice owners.

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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Des was very accomodating and especially keen to advise us to book taxis for a wedding we were going to in the local area. However, the whole place is tired, dated, slightly grubby and in need of a renovation. It's like a homage to the 1980s. Felt quite aggrieved at paying £7 for a fry up when it should really... More 

1 Thank qwertyyuuu
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What a terrific place to stay . Lovely bedroom and ensuite and the owner couldn't have been more helpful . He was a wonderful host . Thank you very much for your hospitality . Perfect place to stay for a relaxing and restful break with glorious views .

Thank Bridget W
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stayed here this weekend, lovely rooms & extremely comfortable beds, beautiful views. Des could not have been more friendly & helpful, thanks so much especially the Cava,would highly recommend this place and stay here again without a doubt.

Thank Sharon B
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