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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not pleased with the allocated room as the shower curtain had fallen down and the room window couldn't be secured as the window lock didn't work. However, the reception were able to give us a different room that was more than adequate. The rooms (we had two as we had to move for the final night) were spacious... More 

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Thank redbloodcorpuscle
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review and I am pleased we could find you a suitable room. I am glad you did the river walk up to the Castle, it really is worth the extra few mins, did you see the swans? I look forward to welcoming you back again. Best regards More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with so many hotels under the Best Western umbrella, the Rose and Crown is full of character. Parts ot hotel date from Tudor times. The bedrooms are comfortable enough and reasonably spacious. Breakfast was prepared to order and was good. We did not eat there in the evening. Staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is a little way... More 

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Thank Roger H
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. For information there is also a Colchester Town Station which is 10 min walk (you do still go to main station and thru). I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards More 

newcastle
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent two nights here, mix of business with pleasure. Hotel was quaint and in a good location to walk into town, as well as to access the train to London. What let this visit down was the failure of the hotel to deal with an ongoing, protracted and extremely loud and distressing altercation that occurred overnight for hours in one... More 

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Thank sandra b
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that the enjoyment of your stay was disrupted by other guests, the night staff spoke with them and tried to deal with the situation but I can only apologise about this. As for breakfast service this is within our control and we have extra staff on Sundays to cope, so I will investigate the situation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very helpful & friendly especially the receptionist & evening bar staff. Bed was comfortable & room had everything we needed. Breakfast was very good & we also had lunch in the bar on the day we arrived which was also good & good value

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Thank Gail B
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Gail, Thank you for posting a perfect review I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I had a business meal in the pub area. What a great atmosphere in the place. A lovely oldie place with so much character. We ordered our meals. When they arrived there was plenty of food on the platter. The food was really tasty and served very hot. I had the homemade burger with pulled beef it... More 

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Thank Karl S
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Karl, Thank you for posting a review and I am very pleased you enjoyed the pub. We have a lot of regulars that enjoy the atmosphere, maybe you will become a regular now. See you again soon. Best regards More 

Selby, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

At arrival we were greeted by a friendly and efficientyoung lady. Our room was clean and comfortable and more than adequate. The evening dinner in the bar was of good quality, well presented and reasonably priced. Breakfast was one of the best we have had in hotels in recent years and we travel a lot. A couple of minor problems... More 

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Thank Christopher C
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Hi Christopher, Thank you for posting such a great review I am very pleased you enjoyed your visit and the old world charm of the R&C. See you again soon. Best regards More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Dinner Dance was held for over 60 guests, food and service was excellent, dealt with by Lisa who guided us through the process so very well, great feedback from guests, have already booked for next year

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Thank patrickmartin2016
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Hi Patrick, Thank you for your lovely review your guests were a pleasure to serve and we look forward to seeing you again next year. best regards More 

Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The hotel is an old, historic building with lots of character, low beams, a very ad hoc layout which is quite charming. Check in was very easy, the receptionist was really welcoming and helpful. Our room was very disappointing. We had booked a "Superior" room and were left wondering what an "inferior" room might look like. The room was really... More 

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Thank GerryR847
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Gerry, I thank you for posting a review and I am pleased the staff provided excellent service for you during your stay. I can only apologise about the disappointment with your room - our superior rooms were completely refurbished in 2013 with state of the art bathrooms I will investigate the room you stayed in. I hope to be... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

On the good side the lady on reception was very welcoming and gave us all the information we needed to know about the hotel. Full English breakfast the next morning was very nice and the staff pleasant. This is where the good comments end. The room we booked was Superior - Double Room, this suggests a nice room, however, this... More 

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Thank Sadie R
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Sadie R, I thank you for posting a review and I am pleased you had great service from our team here. I can only apologise about the disappointment with your room, I tried to find out what room you stayed but without a surname or date I could not. I will check all our superior rooms later and get... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"The oldest hotel in the oldest recorded town in England." You are assured a warm welcome at The Rose and Crown hotel, which dates back to the 14th century. It is a beautiful oak timber framed building situated in the bustling, historic town of Colchester. Originally a 14th Century coaching inn lovingly restored over the years, the hotel is an ideal base for both the discerning business and leisure traveller. You can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire in our Tudor bar or go for a lazy walk in the panoramic Constable Country. Located close to Colchester town centre and the A12. It is less than an hour drive from Stansted Airport and 40 minutes from the Port of Harwich. Central London is 45 minutes by train and the idyllic city of Cambridge is an hour drive away. Located 0.6 miles from Firstsite. Free car parking available at the hotel. The Best Western Rose & Crown have won the ‘Best Small Hotel Category’ in the Essex Tourism Awards 2011. ... more   less 

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Address: East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range: $80 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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