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“Professional and very welcoming, very good food.” 5 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 #6 of 17 hotels in Colchester
Ramsey, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Professional and very welcoming, very good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Spent 3 nights at the North Hill recently and really well looked after. Staff very friendly yet professional, they went the extra mile - the management are clearly good at appointing top staff. The food was also of high quality, not huge portions and very well presented, good quality, and well prepared. Only let down were he puddings, bu hen I am very picky when it comes to those! I would like to find a reason to go back, maybe to a slightly bigger room with a chair or small sofa to sit in and read?

Room Tip: Try to avoid room 5 which is unfortunately right next to the exhaust from the cookers in the kitchen...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The room was a reasonable size, very comfortable and well maintained. The shower was fab and the breakfast very good (nicely cooked, presented and not too much!). The staff were very friendly and very helpful. Parking is made very simple too in a town where parking is a premium.

I would highly recommend it as a place to stay in Colchester - opening onto North Hill and a short step from shops, cinema and many restaurants. I have heard that the restaurant in the hotel is good (but didn't try it).

There is some residual noise from the traffic - but the double-glazing certainly helped.

All in all - very good value for money and very comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A very large double - clearly recently redecorated with an well fitted shower room for £99 B and B and £20 off in dining ( see Green Room - which I recommend).
Good heating , shower hot and just enough pressure, SImple soap and shampoo - but at that price one can not expect fancy stuff, . CAn be noisy as windows not very sound-proof but OK at the back
Well- cooked breakfast.
Parking across road in Public pay car park . Short walk to town centre

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

A top notch hotel with excellent facilities and very competent staff. Rooms are immaculate and well appointed+ very comfortable bed, nice chill out bar downstairs, free wi-fi.

Parking outside is possible at certain times an added bonus. Night porter for those returning late.

One of the best hotels in Colchester + very close to all the action.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

If you are to stay in Colchester this hotel is central and give value for money. A typical small town hotel with its charm. The rooms are not too small and have all you need. My room had also a nice standard bathroom. Free WiFi.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We decided to stay at the North Hill after reading all the positive reviews.

From the moment we arrived it all became clear. Friendly genuine welcome, lovely clean modern room, obliging staff, great location. This hotel has it all.

After dinner in the lovely restaurant our 2 year old son went straight to bed, with us longing for some desert. We didn't elect room service as to not wake him, and instead asked for takeaway from the restaurant. The staff were super happy to help, offering me a beer while the desert was carefully prepared, and even giving me a special tray to make it easy to carry to our room. Amazing service.

I also overheard the staff while the desert was coming out, and could tell by their positive comments between each other that this is a great place to work - with them genuinely taking pride in what they do.

Fantastic!

Room Tip: We stayed at the rear if the hotel which was whisper quiet
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Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had a family reunion here Saturday lunchtime/afternoon to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. The main attraction initially was the private function room, as my father cannot hear well if there is background noise and we also wanted to be able to move places between courses; it turned out to be absolutely ideal - a wonderful facility. Multiple tables were arranged as a single large one, allowing all 14 of us to sit around it together; that evening we saw the room rearranged to accommodate about twice the number for another birthday party. Staff members were, without exception, a delight; endlessly helpful, patient and calm, with a sense of humour and clear appreciation that it was a special event for us. We were there for 3 1/2 hours; we chose from the a la carte menu, and the food was delicious. Seven of us stayed at the hotel overnight, a couple in each of the mini-suites, which were lovely characterful rooms (note that they are up a winding staircase and have multiple floor levels within the suite, which could be a significant problem for those with limited mobility), two in a twin room and one in a double; all were spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was freshly cooked to order, and options included my particular favourite - smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with muffins. The one thing that marred our visit was no fault of the hotel; unfortunately neighbours in the room next to the first floor mini-suite returned to their room very noisily at 3 am, howling(!), banging on the walls and generally crashing about, which woke all the rest of us in that wing - hence the mark down for sleep quality.

Room Tip: Beware varying floor levels in Room 34 (minisuite); it is an absolutely lovely room - airy, with a v...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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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
#3 Business Hotel in Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The North Hill Hotel 3*
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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