We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,327: English reviews
Egham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for one night on business. Room was in The Village section, an outside part of the complex. Room was a good size, but tired looking and feeling. Mattress was foam and felt like it had been well used. No air con. Paint peeling off walls in bathroom. Shower was either boiling or freezing and was accesed through a door... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jonathan C
County Cork
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived just before 1pm, asked could I check in early, promptly refused. Explained I had flown into country at 0630 for a medical appointment and was very tired, told hotel was busy with corporate booking! Third time lucky? Asked was it possible at all as I was exhausted & unwell. receptionist breathed a heavy sigh, looked away and said something... More 

Helpful?
Thank TaraofCork
Level Contributor
40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I used to genuinely like this hotel, it has a great cocktail bar and fair facilities. Last night I was working locally and saw an opportunity to stay there on the company account so a no brainier... My god what a gross and disgusting mistake! Filthy carpets and furniture, no AC, hair all over the bathroom, a disgusting smell, mouldy... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Talldavem

Travelers are raving about these Tolleshunt Knights hotels

Canvey Island, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to spa several times before and have always been happy however on this occasion I was very disappointed . The treatments are very rushed I had pedicure and nail varnish had come off next day will not be returning to this spa again hotel is lovely and food is excellent

Helpful?
Thank ritamgn
Cottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On the whole a lovely hotel. The only niggles we had were unfortunately to our surprise, the double room bed was two three quarters pushed together with separate bedding. It's been many years since I've slipped through the middle of two mattresses!. Considering the cost of these hotel rooms is not really acceptable in today's times. The second niggle was... More 

Helpful?
Thank AdeleWL
Roma, Italia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is quite good as the area is generally lacking good structured hotel. That said the room falls a bit under the usual CP standard. The hotel is big but the room tend to be a bit smaller than the classic CP. disappointed by the suite especially by the bathroom. The bathroom shower is quite small and is very... More 

Helpful?
Thank Frengo85
IanICullen, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on your recent visit to Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes and we appreciate you choosing our hotel for your visit. We appreciate your review of your accommodation as detailed and we are sorry that we did not exactly meet your expectations on this occasion. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts on this medium.... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted a short break at Luxury Hotel..looked good on Internet...pics of large lake in front of hotel..imagined bars overlooking lake.....clever camera work.!!!!!! Small lake on golf course not visible from hotel...food very average....our local pub does better menu..poor selection of gluten free food. Nice environment..quiet location..great if you play golf...swim pool small..jets not working in spa....management handled our dissatisfaction well.

Helpful?
1 Thank Avril C
IanICullen, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, responded to this review

We appreciate you for taking the opportunity to review your recent visit to Crowne Plaza Resort - Colchester. I am sorry if your perception led you to believe that the hotel's lakes were overlooked by bars, rather than as integral features on the golf courses themselves. Meanwhile, your comments regarding your dining experience have been passed to both my Executive... More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent hotel with 5 star facilities and gym area. Staff excellent and very attentive to the needs of our visit.Parking good with access to the golf club ASWELL.Rooms excellent as you would expect with a modern higher class hotel

Helpful?
Thank Mark G
IanICullen, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing your visit to Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes. Myself and all my team are delighted that your found the hotel's facilities, accommodation and staff meeting your expectations. I do very much hope that we can look forward to welcoming you all back to Five Lakes in the future. Thank you again for... More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
249 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The start of the process was floored, I booked a suite on line and am an IHG member staying in Crowne Plaza as my preferred hotel group, I booked the suite and had a reservation confirmation, next day I was phoned late afternoon to say this room was not available due to a internet issue and should not have been... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank EAN44
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here fore two nights after staying at the Crowne plaza Muscat for 8 nights . Having have a decent experience in most Crowne plaza's i suppose i set my standards too high maybe . The "resort" is tired , and seems ti be a golf club that has a hotel as opposed to a hotel with facilities .... More 

Helpful?
Thank Malek L
IanICullen, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Five Lakes and it is disappointing to read your particular viewpoint As the name suggests, Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes is a Resort and a very popular destination for guests and members alike who enjoy the many facilities that are available, which are and in addition to the golf. I... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

410 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (306)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (38)
Viewed
Room/Suite (68)
Viewed
Bathroom (21)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Other (152)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (104)
Viewed
Room/Suite (41)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (8)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (28)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Tolleshunt Knights
5.0 mi away
Prested Hall Hotel
Prested Hall Hotel
#1 of 3 in Feering
4.5 of 5 stars 467 reviews
13.8 mi away
Pontlands Park
Pontlands Park
#1 of 1 in Great Baddow
4.5 of 5 stars 344 reviews
6.6 mi away
BEST WESTERN Marks Tey Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.0 mi away
Wivenhoe House
Wivenhoe House
#1 of 1 in Wivenhoe
4.5 of 5 stars 537 reviews
17.4 mi away
Greenwoods Estate Spa and Retreat
6.0 mi away
Le Bouchon Hotel
Le Bouchon Hotel
#1 of 1 in Heybridge
4.5 of 5 stars 184 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Five Lakes Hotel, Golf, Country Club and Spa is a 4 star hotel offering some of the finest and most extensive health, leisure and sports facilities in the area. Set in 320 acres the 194 en-suite bedrooms overlook the attractive countryside and each is spacious and comfortably furnished. There is a choice of restaurants and bars. Leisure facilities include a luxury spa, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and well-equipped gym. Golfers will enjoy the two 18-hole courses. Only an hour from London, and Stansted Airport, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure guests ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes

Address: Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights CM9 8HX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Tolleshunt Knights
Price Range: $103 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes 4*
Number of rooms: 194
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Agoda, Travelocity, Booking.com, IHG and Hotwire so you can book your Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester 5 Lakes
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes Hotel Tolleshunt Knights
Five Lakes Hotel Country
Five Lakes Resort Country
Five Lakes Hotel Essex
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay