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Boston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dreadful grubby place! We stayed here one night and thought we had walked into Bates Motel! The place stank, the carpets were filthy and sticky, the whole place needed a good overhaul and clean. There are no staff on the premises overnight and the security is woefully lacking. The only redeeming feature was that breakfast was ok. I honestly have... More 

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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a night, the room was absolutely boiling. When the door got opened I thought I was getting off a plane in Dubai, went into the bathroom, no shower just a plastic tub to wash your hair and there was still water in the bath with the plug in I'm guessing from the previous people in the room.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my family last night, myself and my mum in one room, my brother and step dad in another. Fair enough, we booked knowing it was not a five star hotel however, we were rather surprised how dirty it was (sticky carpet, mouldy bathroom ceiling, smelly corridors to mention a few). Despite this, we tried to make... More 

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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Do not stay, one of the most depressing places I've stayed since backpacking in India. The room was cramped, could not sit on the loo properly as the sink was in the way. No soap to wash with in the shower. Very noisy, walls made off paper and desperately in need of an upgrade.

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South West Scotland
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

This place is a scruffy disgrace, and in many parts plain dangerous. The publicity photo is taken from across the river looking at the rear of the property, in reality it is right beside a busy road and bridge. On entering the bar/breakfast room/reception room straight off the street the general look of the place didn’t bode well. Knowing the... More 

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1 Thank Englischer
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

From the outside and some of the photos you might think that this could be a quirky little place. From the layout it certainly has that as an opportunity but the rooms need investment and a good clean (dust and cobwebs in the ceilings / fans and corners). The breakfast was fine and the staff were very nice / helpful.... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 30, 2016

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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325 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: 2 North Station Road, Colchester CO1 1RB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range: $71 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Don't bother!”
 of 5 bubbles Englischer, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“The hotel sits on the corner of a busy road which is noisy from about 7.00am if you have a window open you might find it disturbing.”
 of 5 bubbles Dave_Peddie, Jul 30, 2016 | Read review
“Riverside rooms”
 of 5 bubbles B6497YVjanp, Jul 30, 2016 | Read review
“Need to read the honest comments!”
 of 5 bubbles Alph, Jun 27, 2016 | Read review
“No lift and awkward staircase”
 of 5 bubbles 261anthonym, Jun 15, 2016 | Read review
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