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“Good, but” 4 of 5 stars
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The North Hill Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   51 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Buckingham
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good, but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Stayed for two nights, mid week. Had room in front of the hotel and was unable to sleep due to the noise. Hotel is right on a busy high street, the weather was good so we had to sleep with the windows open which probably didnt help. Woken very early 5.30 am by the traffic and road sweepers and dustbin men. So make sure you have a room at the back of the hotel. On the otherhand, the food was good and breakfast was good for the price of this hotel. Hotel is clean and the staff are friendly.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester
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48 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

If you want a good nights sleep ensure you aren't on the front of the Hotel, the noise of students out on the beer goes on until the early hours, then the street sweeper at 5.45am followed by buses revving is enough to drive you mad, however the staff and food are lovely so make sure you get a room on the back!

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed here as we were attending a function in the town hall and this was the best hotel in walking distance. We had a room at the back which was lovely and quiet. The bed was very comfy and the room spacious. It would have been nice to have more toiletries but I am sure that reception would happily provide those. Breakfast was delicious and served quickly. All in all a lovely stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel away from main road.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Loved our two day stay here. Loved the room especially the little cottage esq room at the rear, I think it was number 31. The food was delicious and the quality of the ingredients were of a high standard. The only thing I would say if you are to stay here is to ask for a room at the rear. The first night we stayed we slept in a room on the roadside. It was one of the worst night sleep I have had in many years. The traffic was so loud and as it is a listed building, they can not replace the windows to add double glazing (that's what I was told by a member of staff). The staff were friendly and happily upgraded us to another room for free.

I would definitely stay here again or even if I wasn't to stay, the food was that good, I would go just to eat!

Room Tip: Don't get a room facing the roadside
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed for one night in this lovely hotel which had recently been refurbished.
The room was freshly decorated in bright colours and very comfortable. The room was quite hot but we had 2 fans in the room which solved this minor problem.
All staff were polite, very helpful and efficient.
We had a wonderful meal with friends who were also staying in the hotel. The ambience was relaxed and friendly and the food was first class. The menu provided a good selection of fish and meat. Choosing a dessert was made impossible as they all looked so good.
There was no rush to finish and we stayed in the bar for drinks after.
I would definately come back to this hotel again.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the high street could be a little noisy. Book in advance for a mini suite.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We this hotel booked for a night in the mini suite, which was lovely, then decided to stay another night but the suite was already booked so had to move to another room (just below the suite) which again was excellent. The beds were really comfortable, the staff were great, friendly and very helpful. The weather was good and had breakfast in the court yard which again was great. All together an excellent experience and would definitely stay in this hotel again and would not hesitate to recommend to friends.

Room Tip: The mini suite (No 34) is a good size with a large shower room and is located in a separate building...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We have just got home from staying at this hotel and I have to say it's one of the best hotels we have stayed in. We called during the week to see if we could check in early as we were attending a wedding and that was fine. The welcome was warm and friendly. The room was compact but had everything we needed, great shower, clean soft towels and a comfy bed. We really felt like they wanted us to be there. Staff were all friendly and polite. Breakfast was lovely.

I cannot speak highly enough of it.

Room Tip: We were in room 2. It's out the front of the hotel so could be noisy for some. No issue for us a...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about The North Hill Hotel

Address: 51 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Colchester
#4 Business Hotel in Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The North Hill Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Here at The North Hill Hotel we strive to provide a convenient and friendly place to stay in the heart of the old Roman Capital city which is full of character, but softened behind a modern clean exterior. We are commited to giving a consistant friendly service to all our guests in a way which will surpass any previous expectations of value in the area. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
North Hill Colchester
The North Hill Hotel Colchester, Essex

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