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Wivenhoe House
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wivenhoe Park, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO4 3SQ, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wivenhoe
Brantham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“great new year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

we had a great stay .everything were perfect,our room were the best one in main hotel ,fit for a king ,staff were training but they all worked very hard to make everybody happy,no fireworks but it were chucking it down with rain ,so they gave us extra free drinks to make up for it at end of yhe night , food in the evening were good but im a yorkshire man and like a big plate full ,and you only get small ones ,breakfast the same .good but only small,but i will be going again
graham

Room Tip: £185 b/b for the night thats the room exe
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Baldock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

What a wonderful hotel. The décor is a wonder to behold. As other reviewers have stated, the staff are wonderful. Attentive and have a ‘can do’ attitude… nothing is too much trouble.
I arrived late, as I’d convinced my self that my Sat Nav must be wrong, but it IS right onn the Essex Uni campus. So I simply phoned the hotel , and was expertly guided in.
On arrival, the basserie was just shut but they made me the delightful soup and the fishfinger sandwich available on the planet Mmmm I could just eat another right now.

Unfortunately there is no Spa on site9 but you can use the Gym at the Uni. If it did have a Spa, then undoubtedly this would be the best hotel in the UK.

Room Tip: i stayed in the Traditional rooms, but the modern rooms are equally nice.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

This was a great evening at the Wivenhoe House. We had dinner in the Signature Restaurant and the food was exemplary. Service here is beyond criticism. The evening was complemented by a casino event and disco, both of which were well run. The only downside was that the fireworks were cancelled due to the weather and we were told that we would receive complementary drinks instead. Regrettably, these drinks did not appear.
The bedrooms are of a very high standard, equipped with Apple i-macs and Milton Brown toiletries in the bathroom. Very comfortable beds.
We would recommend this hotel and would return.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I have eaten here several times now and have had a great experience each time. The afternoon tea is well worth a try and makes a lovely gift. The brasserie restaurant is amazing,although the service can be a little slow at times so perhaps not suitable if you are in a hurry. The staff are friendly and very keen to help. I have looked at the rooms and they are of a superb quality and excellent value for money. I only wish I didn't live in Colchester and had an excuse to stay the night. will certainly be a regular at the restaurants.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Would we stay here again - I sure hope we can one day

We were visiting a friend nearby and honestly were thinking the area may not have a great selection and so we would probably find a nice regional hotel. We had no idea we would find an absolute stand out top quality property.

Our reservation had not been made correctly, however the front desk representative handled it well and fixed it promptly. We opted to stay in the original house and the room was beautiful. Very well appointed and really comfortable slumber.

We were looking for an easy meal so decided we would eat at the hotel. WOW! One of the most beautiful meals for a long time with many technical aspects in the meal executed very well.

Tip: drive out of your way and stay here.
Another Tip: ensure you eat in the restaurant (the one that is in the new building)

Room Tip: Stay in the original building and eat in the restaurant
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Yorkshire
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Make sure you have the directions and do not rely on post code for the university. Super quality rooms and good quality meals. The staff were excellent (most working as part of their degrees) Best value in Essex and would use again
It is a bit hard to find as it is on the university campus and sat nav directs you to the front entrance which is not open to traffic.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I was trying to decide where to stay and chose this based on the fact it's No 1 in Colchester and I can definitely see why! Room was just beautiful! Staff were young, but beyond helpful and professional. Dinner in the restaurant was just devine! Thanks :) Will definitely recommend it and/or stay again if the time arises!

Room Tip: We stayed in The Helena and it was lovely! Overlooked slightly the car park but was good as our car...
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  • Stayed December 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 Wivenhoe House

Address: Wivenhoe Park, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO4 3SQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Wivenhoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wivenhoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Wivenhoe House 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Re-opened in June 2012 after a £10 Million refurbishment, Wivenhoe House is a glorious country house hotel that's alive with intrigue. It's there in the contrast between the contemporary garden wing and the meticulously restored old house. It's in the signature dishes donated by celebrity chefs and in the spacious, airy rooms with panoramic views over wooded parkland and much, much more... ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Wivenhoe House Hotel Colchester
Wivenhoe Hotel Colchester
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