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Wivenhoe House

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Re-opened in June 2012 after a £10 Million refurbishment, Wivenhoe House Hotel is a 17th Century country house, which is also home to the Edge Hotel School. Students at the school work alongside professionals, as they study for their degree in Hotel Management. There are 40 rooms, 16 in the main house and 24 in the more modern garden wing. The brasserie offers breakfast lunch and dinner daily, and afternoon tea is served in the drawing room daily. The panoramic views over the wooded parkland to he University of Essex, are stunning.
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Southend Municipal Airport24 mi
Stansted Airport30 mi
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This is a lovely hotel set in beautiful grounds. It is unique in this country being the only university running a hotel with students training in the hospitality industry. The food was very good, well prepared and served well. The rooms vary from old style in the original buil
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We were made really welcome from the moment we arrived early! However, we were shown almost immediately to our room which had the most splendid view over the grounds.The house was painted by the 'local' artist John Constable centuries ago but little in the landcape has changed s
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Had a very nice one night stay here for work. Old style architecture, luxurious and comfortable decor, and great food at the brasserie. Would highly recommend for family or romantic stays, or for holding events as well.
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We booked six rooms to stay for the celebration, and the staff were amazing, and managed to place most of us together in one wing, so it felt like we had the place to ourselves ,my son and his partner stayed in the garden wing, but they loved their room as well, all. Our rooms we
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Stayed here for our anniversary.
From the time we arrived to the time we left we were made to feel very welcome.
Upon check in they show you to your room which is a nice touch, the rooms are spacious and very modern (iMac as tv etc)
The overnight stay was quite expensive for o
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I'm due to go here at end of May for the weekend and trying to decide whether to book afternoon tea or have lunch off the brasserie menu. Is afternoon tea good and worth the money?
Like the majority of hotels, eating here in my opinion is pricey. However, Wivenhoe has no real alternatives, so you’re probably looking at a drive into Colchester, so You’re probably better off giving the hotel a go!£
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Thinking of getting a room or suite in the main building. Is it a long walk to where breakfast is served?
Not really, down to the ground floor, along a short corridor and you’re there. Stayed in The Constable Suite which I can highly recommend Enjoy!!
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Where do you dine for breakfast and dinner - is it in the old building?
All the dining areas are directly linked to or in the main old building, there’s a lovely breakfast room and lounge, and then there’s the modern brasserie downstairs attached to the back
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Do all of the rooms have the fancy coffee machines?
The one I stayed in did. My wife has stayed there before and hers did so I anticipate that they all do. It was easy to use by the way.
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Are there clothes washing and drying facilities please - or available at what cost and how to arrange - as we are on a round world trip?
I think by arrangement if not your on the park of Uni of Essex campus (4 mins walk) and there’s a launderette there 😊
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"Rooms facing south are the sunniest of which 204 is possibly the nicest!"
"The lower priced rooms are in the modern extension, which are spacious and well furnished."
"Go for room in the old house"
"Larger rooms in the original hotel building"
"corner suite new building is very large and comfortable."
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PRICE RANGE
$97 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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wivenhoe house hotel colchesterwivenhoe hotel colchester
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandColchesterWivenhoe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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