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“Good value hotel, spacious and clean” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Colchester
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Birchwood Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HX, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dedham
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good value hotel, spacious and clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in July during an unusually hot spell so grateful for air conditioning in the public areas and in the room. Rooms have limited furniture and don't feel cramped due to innovative use of space. Excellent quality bed and fittings, huge shower cubicle. Breakfast is included in "Express" hotels and its quite reasonable for the price but don't expect 4 star quality. Staff are very helpful and quick to respond to requests. Nice reception/bar/public area. Friends stayed at nearby Holiday Inn which was much bigger with a pool, but consequently also much busier. Would certainly use this hotel again.

Room Tip: First floor rooms are quieter than those on ground floor.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 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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Havant, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I stayed here in July and really was quite disappointed with this hotel. The room was clean and I did sleep well which was on the plus side. The down side, the restaurant has a very limited menu and the food quite plain. Breakfast also was very limited for hot food unless you like beans and sausage of which there was alot. The hotel does not provide a free Wi-Fi service which is poor when you consider three star hotels in Kenya can. Would I stop here again,not through choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear gary547,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our property. We strive to provide the best possible experience and it is great to read from our guests on how we are doing. We are sorry for falling short of your expectations. I am truly sorry that you were not satisfied with the breakfast program that is provided by our hotel. We are working hard to ensure that our breakfast service meets our guests expectations and value your feedback.

Thank you for staying with us and we hope to have an opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Connie D
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great stay, hotel spotless and the staff were so helpful and polite
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Breakfast were plentiful and the evening meals were very good and good value for money.

Down fall was the smoking area ! having to pass people smoking isn't pleasant and one night a crowd was outside for over 1 hour laughing,smoking and joking between 1am to 2pm, Where was the night porter ?

Our local hospital has a portacabin at the rear of the garden for smokers I think hotels should copy that idea, I have also suggested this to Mecure, Travelodge and Premier Inns as we have had the same problem there.

To approach a hotel and see guests smoking directly outside is off putting.

Enjoyed the area and will visit again.

Room Tip: Not near the front porch, guests can be smoking at all hours.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Booking in was a breeze. The room was clean and comfortable, with a huge shower cubicle Good nights sleep. The only down side was that we were next to the main entrance and every time some one went out for a smoke we felt that they were looking into our room. If I had sussed it earlier I would have asked to be moved.
Breakfast was buffet style and although limited was tasty.

Room Tip: Room No 6 is next to the main entrance...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in a family room, upstairs, facing the rear open fields. Quiet room and clean. Usual HIE style but the shower room was much bigger than a lot of HIE we stayed.
It was also pleasant to be greeted with Priority club benefits without mentioning that I am a member. Gladly extended checkout time.
The double bed was OK but the sofa bed could be improved as the metal springs are felt when sleeping. Some kind of mattress protector should do the job.
Breakfast same as most HIE and was adequate and replenished quickly.
Close to Dedham village, which is very nice and be visited and nearby footpaths lead to open landscape.
All the staff was friendly and helpful.
One of the best HIE we stayed.

Room Tip: Upper floor facing the rear.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

A bright and fresh modern hotel just set back from the main A12 Colchester to London road. Like a lot of modern run budget hotels this is also a franchise but alas in administration,can't understand why because for a Monday night it was nearly full with the large car park showing very few places.
The rooms are clean,tidy and large with a comfortable bed along with tea and coffee facilities.
If you are stopping for more than a few nights you will properly say there is little space for your clothes but that is just a small obstacle. The staff are all well trained and very courteous and the small bar near reception tends to all your needs even if a little slow when at busy times. There are no restaurants near bye so if you want to drink and a meal you will have to choose from the very limited menu battered haddock,chicken supreme,vegetable curry,beef madras,lasagne all severed with a side dish of fries.
Breakfast is your normal continental...........it's an holiday inn express you know what to expect

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We booked 2 rooms for a wedding weekend.
Room rate was exceptionally good, so we had no expectations of it being any more than purely functional. But on arrival, the staff were really friendly; we had arrived very early to chabge for the wedding, but they ensured cleaners were told and the rooms were given to us 10 mins later. They were immaculate, and fresh. Nice decor, modern, top rate flat screen TV.

All round perfect.
Bathroom was also lovely.
Breakfast included: not the widest choice but, hey, it was included in the price.
Would defintiely use this chain again.
I have stayed in hundreds of hotels of all ratings. This was defintiely one of the best in terms of value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Birchwood Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Dedham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dedham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Colchester 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Colchester has 101 air-conditioned bedrooms all with wireless internet access, invigorating power shower and tea & coffee making facilities. Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast sets you up for a day exploring Colchester sights. Children under 18 stay free when sharing parents’ family room. This newly opened Colchester hotel is located just off A12 north off the Colchester Town Centre, with excellent links to Ipswich and Chelmsford. ... more   less 
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