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Harlow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this just by chance, didn't research it, just because it was central. We looked at the reviews whilst sipping a cold beer in one of the many watering holes within easy reach of the hotel. We immediately thought what have we done having not yet checked in. The hotel itself was clean, tidy and as stated fairly central.... More 

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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built in 1605, Riverside has real character which we enjoyed and the river was thick with Water Lilies, like a Monet painting. It is well placed. Just a 10 minute walk up North Hill brings you to 'High Street', lots of shops and Colchester Castle. The breakfast: tea, coffee, fruit juice, cereals, and full English or scrambled egg on toast... More 

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Thank Dave_Peddie
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Convenient location with free hotel parking at rear, set on the side of the River, near shops and places to eat. Built in 1604, you do stay in a place of history with old beams, creaky floors and narrow corridors and stairs. The downside to the place is that there is no lift, the stairs are very steep and it... More 

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Dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Warm welcome. Sadly, the place got flooded the next morning. Agree with Anthony M (Mixed feelings as the people were lovely there".) Needs a lot of TLC. The morning of the flood, the 2 women were fantastic and so helpful. They couldn't do enough for us and kept apologising. We ate breakfast in the Happy Diner down the road -... More 

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Thank Alph
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Not great, but not bad. Very dated and is in need of some major refurbishment. The staff were friendly and pleasant. We had a problem with our electronic room key, which was fixed promptly👍 the room was dated but it was clean and could do with some secondary glazing to keep the heat in and the noise out. Breakfast was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Riverside is way past its sell by date! It needs a lot of attention, tlc and a major refurbishment. Not an expensive place but not cheap either. It is not dirty but it is really run down yet rooms were spacious with a bidday even and a lovely view of the river! Once upon a time this place was surely... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Booked this hotel before seeing the reviews which made us very apprehensive. Yes the hotel is old but that is part of the beauty of it. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was nice and clean overlooking the river. Breakfast was very nice and we enjoyed our stay here.

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Thank L0rraineandPhil
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We were beyond disappointed with this hotel. We stayed with our 6 year old and it is not for a family at all...or suitable for anyone! It was tiny,dirty,hot and stuffy and just awful. We had an awful nights sleep and couldn't wait to leave in the morning. Would even dream of attempting to eat at this place. Wish we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

I have just returned from a business rip whereby I left it to a colleague to arrange our accomodation....bad move, they obviously didn't check trip advisor first!! This place is dismal, on our approach I thought 'hell this is a hostel not a hotel'!! There were badly fitting and ragged net curtains at the windows. There was litter and cans... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel,then read the reviews!! Which made me worried. We arrived at the hotel Friday evening, and stayed 2 nights, £138 for 2 nights including breakfast for all 3 of us. The hotel is very old, the room was a little run down yes there's a couple of stains on the old carpet but the room was clean,... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: 2 North Station Road, Colchester CO1 1RB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range: $75 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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