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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the first welcome at Reception to the breakfast the next morning it was clear that the staff had one aim - to make one's stay there as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Thank you. An excellent comfortable and quiet room (very well equipped with everything from fridge to umbrella) with en suite bathroom. Great breakfast. When next in the...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

It is always gratifying when a guest says thank you and even more so when that appreciation is expressed in such a kind review. Simon Larner

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here overnight after celebrating our friend's 60th birthday. We stayed in the Pine bedroom which was very nice with an ensuite shower, mini-bar, iron & board. The food at the party (3 course meal) and breakfast in the morning were both really good. The staff were excellent! Overall, a great stay - would definitely recommend...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

It is a relatively small number of guests who, having enjoyed their stay, take the time and trouble to put their thoughts in writing. I should like, therefore, to return the compliment by recording my thanks to this reviewer for the kind things she has to say not only about Channels Lodge but the team who make it possible. Simon...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed here the one night for my partners birthday over the weekend to go to the races. The grounds are beautiful and the room was lovely. Reception staff were very friendly and breakfast was great. Could not have wished for a better stay away.

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and grateful that you should have taken the time and trouble to write and say so. I hope that we may welcome you back to Channels Lodge before too long. Simon Larner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night on a business trip and found from the initial welcome to the excellent accommodation that this was a place that valued quality and customer service. Large comfy bed and walk in wet room made this a comfortable and enjoyable stop over. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

Were I to write a mission statement for Channels Lodge I could do no better than to quote from this excellent review which refers to the standard of quality and customer service we seek to provide. Simon Larner

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Channels Lodge is dog friendly and is surrounded by beautiful grounds which is a bonus for our 2 King Charles spaniels. Lovely restaurant and bar.with a very good menu. The lodge is suitable for business and leisure and my husband and I have already stayed 3 times and returning again in April. Overall a very relaxing place to stay and...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

'Love me, love my dog' has long been our policy at Channels Lodge and, as evidenced by this very kind review, it has been well received by many of our guests who list it among those things they appreciated most about their stay. Simon Larner

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel a lot and extensively through the UK and I can honestly say that Channels is by far the best place I have ever stayed at. The rooms are wonderful. Comfortable beds, friendly reception, staff will do anything for you and not a gripe in sight. The food is very good, including breakfast, and the menu differs from week...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

This review which has kind things to say across all aspects of the service offered by Channels Lodge is more than usually welcome coming, as it does, from a guest with a wealth of experience nationwide. Simon Larner

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed here twice when working in the area - and have had a great stay both times. Rooms are modern and the beds are comfortable - well equipped rooms with sky tv and mini bar/coffee making faciities/hairdryer/ironing board etc. The rooms are a good size as are the well equipped modern bathrooms. Check in and check out were always...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

All at Channels Lodge would like to thank you for this ringing endorsement made all the better by your expressed intention to return. Simon Larner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel during a business trip, was really impressed with the spacious log cabin like room. It feels very personal and more like a getaway home rather than a hotel. The room has everything you would need plus more, Coffee, Tea, mini bar, Sky TV, WiFi, heated towel rack, desk space, sofa. Its in a location 10 -...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

Channels Lodge has always tried to make the transition from home to hotel as as imperceptibly as possible and so we are delighted when a guest writes to say that we have succeeded. Simon Larner

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to a birthday party hosted at Channels. The evening we came to was brilliantly run. In particular the staff were exceptionally courteous at all times, even when exceptionally busy - smiling and saying "thank you” very easily and always ready to help. I had a great chat with a guy behind the bar about Guinness, and there was...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

It was gratifying to read in this very complimentary review that while our facilities received an excellent rating it was the efficiency and friendliness of our team which had impressed our guests at the same time prompting their willingness to return. Simon Larner

Gravesend, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Me and my wife got married at the venue in March 2016. We ate in the restaurant and stayed in the lodge, as did a lot of our guests! We could not fault the channels lodge, the rooms are amazing and they provided such a personal touch! Including phoning us the next day to let us know we had left...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

In acknowledging this very kind review the team at Channels Lodge join me in wishing our guests a very long and happy life together. Simon Larner

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Channels Lodge is one of the finest Hotels in Chelmsford, surrounded by the golf course, this beautifully converted 15th Century Tudor house is an ideal place for a business traveller to stay or wedding hotel near Chelmsford city centre. The hotel has 14 spacious guest rooms which have been individually designed and equipped to the highest standards combining the finest of the old with the finest of the new. Each room is decorated stylishly, some in mind for business man and business women and others designed in consideration for romantic breaks.There are two restaurants within the grounds of Channels both are renowned for their excellent food and friendly service. Bar snacks can also be purchased from the Club House. The hotel is situated close to the A12 between Chelmsford (2 miles) and Colchester (25 miles) and with Stansted Airport only 20 minutes away, makes Channels Lodge in the heart of the Essex countryside, a perfect location for both business and pleasure. Free parking when traveling to and from Stansted. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Channels Lodge

Address: Belsteads Farm Lane | Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3PT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Price Range: $113 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Channels Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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Channels Lodge Chelmsford, Essex
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