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Rivenhall Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rivenhall End, Witham CM8 3BH, England (Formerly Jarvis Rivenhall)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is more of a motel due to its layout, as it's only two stories high and spread out over a large area with loads of car parking space. The bar and eating areas are clean and tidy, good food, and the staff are great, but what lets this place down are the rooms. If you want space in... More

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rivenhall, General Manager at Rivenhall Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your commetns which have been duly noted. Please be aware that we are in the process of upgrading some of our rooms now, and there will be on going refurbishment over many months thanks to the new owners of the hotel. We do hope you will come and stay with us again soon as be able to... More

London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for 1 night thankfully. Communal area of the bar not too bad and the food was good once we finally manage to get someone to order from. Not sure where all the staff were but they didn't seem to want to be in the bar area. Now, the room. Small, pain peeling, really dated decor, excruciatingly bad plumbing for... More

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rivenhall, General Manager at Rivenhall Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments which have been passed on to the staff. The hotel has been under new management and owners for less than one year and we are in the process of upgrading the hotel which as you can imagine is a mammoth task. However we do hope you will visit again and be able to see the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bad reviews are not something I am in the habit of writing but for the Rivenhall Hotel I shall make an exception. At £100/night this hotel represents dreadful value for money. It appears to have decorated in the 1980s and left to fester ever since. Our room was a tiny box with filthy curtains and a toilet that leaked. The... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked our stay at The Rivenhall Hotel through Laterooms.com back in April for Two Nights, as we would be attending a family wedding in Kelvedon & Braxted Park very near by in August. Access to the Hotel is a little bit difficult especially from the Northbound A12 side if you miss Junction 23 just pass THE FOX PH just... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Husband and I stayed for 1 night with friends of ours. Rooms small, hot and stuffy. The rooms are very dated and ours seemed to have only 1 plug socket. The windows didn't open properly at the back and the window at the front opened on to a corridor that was glass fronted and was hot like a greenhouse. Had... More

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Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night as a friend had a wedding in a local venue called Crabbs barn. Room wasnt bad, but was very warm and stuffy (the heating was on) We requested this to be turned off. The windows were locked shut so was unable to get any air in the room. Only window that opened was the bathroom one.... More

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rivenhall, General Manager at Rivenhall Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments which are duly noted and feed back has been given to the relevant departments to make improvement. The hotel is under new management and is under going refurbishment but unfortunately as you are aware it is a major project and therefore will be ongoing for many months. Regarding the bar service, any drinks/alcohol served after... More

Southend on Sea
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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room awful like out of cross roads days. Dust and cob webs with"help " spiders. Couldn't open windows so no air. Only spent 7 hrs in room as went to great wedding so just crashed for night. Didn't try spa as hotel put me off with standards. Must point out the reception staff are very good and helpful. Hotel problem... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful, the breakfast excellent and we enjoyed an evening meal in the restaurant. Our room in the main building was very comfortable, spacious and relatively quiet. A good location for visiting the whole of Essex, neighbouring Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Great spa treatments.

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Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and your Spa Treatments so we do hope you will be back to visit us again soon More

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18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was booked a spa day as a present, terrible food, ancient place, tiny pool, dirty, smelled BAD, just nothing appealing but I felt sorry for the staff because they did their very best in a place that clearly needs a massive amount of money spent as clearly none has been spent on it since the 80's. Do not touch with... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had our Wedding Reception at this hotel and also stayed the night along with many of our family. The whole event was fabulous from start to finish. The staff are some of the best we've come across and the food and service excellent. The morning after our wedding the hotel had set up a beautiful room for us... More

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rivenhall, General Manager at Rivenhall Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments as all the staff do work hard to ensure our guests have a pleasant stay with us. We are glad your special day went well and we look forward to seeing you again soon More

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Address: Rivenhall End, Witham CM8 3BH, England (Formerly Jarvis Rivenhall)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Witham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rivenhall Hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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