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“another great visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Premier Inn Colchester - A12

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Premier Inn Colchester - A12
Ipswich Road, Colchester CO4 9WP, England   |  
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Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Colchester
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“another great visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Havent stayed at this particular Premier Inn before but up to the usual high standard of this budget chain hotel, managed to get a £29 room and two for one meal really cant fault it, just love Premier Inns !!!!

Room Tip: Cant really comment but we had a room on the front which was fine
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Kent, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The location was great for our visit to the great Colchester zoo. The room were clean & comfortable. The only down side was the restaurant we did not get great service, was overcharged and had to debate twice about the bill. Breakfast would have been better at the zoo. No Costa as advertised, tepid water to make teas, toaster not working properly and rubber eggs. No smiles that morning, maybe a bad day! So skip food and head to a local restaurant & just get a comfy nights sleep!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My Wife & I stayed here during the Christmas / new year break. The hotel and our room was clean and to a good standard.Check in and Check out was painless and there's plenty room to park the car.
The hotel is closing situated by the A12 and not to far (10 mins by car) from Colchester town.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

First stay at premier in here while visiting family,rooms are spacious and very quiet at the rear,the price for a saturday night is a little high but the cleanliness and friendliness was very good.Food in restaurant very good but also a little high but good.

Room Tip: rooms at rear much quieter
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Stayed at this premier inn recently and this has got to be one the better ones. We stay at a premier inn regularly purely for the convenience of a monthly trip away, and this will definitely be visited again. The room was warm and welcoming after a long day out with the kids, the water was hot (not always the case at some premier inn's) and it was very clean. It's literally a stone's throw away from the exit for Colchester and was really quiet considering how close to the A12 the hotel is.
The cost was reasonable considering the lateness of the booking and I will most certainly consider booking this one again. Saying that though, the parking outside the hotel is limited (considering its size) and you may need to park nearer the attached restaurant (table table) which isn't ideal, plus a pass is needed to be put in the car to allow parking for free. There's a couple of retail parks nearby although didn't get much of a chance to explore them but a car is a must if visiting this particular hotel. The bathroom however was also a bit cold and in order to warm it up you need to run the shower on hot but in doing this it creates lots of steam and in turn makes the surfaces wet. Otherwise recommended if look for a cheap(ish) hotel for a convenient stay.

We did eat in the attached restaurant in which the staff were relatively attentive and the food was rather decent and not too expensive. Having stayed at the premier inn they offer a breakfast buffet at which 'kids eat free' which can be a brilliant bargain and the choices are varied.

The receptionist that checked us in was brilliant! The staff were knowledgeable about the local amenities and were really helpful when the wifi code didn't work. Could have been better had the housekeepers not stood outside our room the following morning shouting and gossiping about a recent night out.

Room Tip: We stayed on the ground floor and it was perfect although the floor boards creek like crazy!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

Stayed on 15th Dec 12 and was up to usual premier inn standard. Welcoming was friendly and polite, free parking, very clean rooms and very quiet good night's sleep. Breakfast was great although the restaurant was inside the hotel had to go to the table table pub 30 secs walk next door. Highly recommended especially on the £29 night room deal.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We regularly visit our daughter and family in Colchester and find the A12 Premier Inn a perfect location. It is just off the A12 and so quick and easy to find and no need to drive through the busy town centre. We find Premier Inns very convenient and excellent price and we find all we need there. If you arrive in time for a meal at the TABLE TABLE Restaurant adjacent to the Inn you won't be disappointed - the menu is superb and the atmosphere very good.

Room Tip: All rooms are well sound-proofed
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ipswich Road, Colchester CO4 9WP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
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Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 62
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