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St Elmo with its spacious paved parking area
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28 reviews
St Elmo with its spacious paved parking area
Comfortable living room with new leather furniture, flat screen TV, DVD etc.
Living room
Dining room with access to totally enlosed rear garden
Spacious bright and airy kitchen
Kitchen
Master bedroom with ensuite shower and flat screen tv
Twin bedded room with flat screen TV
Single bedroom
Family bathroom
Stairs
Rear enclosed, secure garden
Rear garden
Nearby sandy beach
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Mersea Island, Colchester, Essex, England

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Whatadaft...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Another good stay.”
Reviewed January 12, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

This was our second time staying at St. Elmo and was as good as the first. Everything is provided that one needs for cooking, the sofas and beds are comfy and the sea is only a short walk away. The house is very clean and plenty of towels are provided. Safe, enclosed garden for our dogs and the two gates have bolts on the inside which make it secure. Dog bowl and towel are provided. We were met by Christine who is very helpful and friendly.

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Management Response
Jan 26, 2018
Thanks Susie for taking the time to write a review. It's nice to know that you enjoyed your stay and that everything was to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Windy001
England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Superb accommodation!!”
Reviewed August 19, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Had a lovely weeks stay at Saint Elmo. Everything we needed and more. The dog was also sad to leave! Many thanks. Xxx

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Management Response
Aug 21, 2017
Many thanks for your review. It is nice to know you all enjoyed your stay on the Island, including the dog! Hopefully we will see you back again sometime in the future.
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Deirdre G
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Excellent dog friendly accomodation.”
Reviewed August 11, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Very well equipped house, quiet location, wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for dog friendly accomodation. Only drawback was poor TV reception but this was not an issue for us as we used Sky Go/BBC I-player apps on our I-pads - free Wi-Fi broadband was very reliable during our stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 26, 2017
It is nice to know that you enjoyed your stay in St Elmo. As we encourage guests with dogs, we have tried to make everything as dog-friendly as we can. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 12, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to send a review. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your stay despite the bad weather and hope to see you back in the future.
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Nanny J
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect, pet friendly holiday home”
Reviewed June 20, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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person found this review helpful

St.Elmo's on Mersea Island is an excellent place to stay, everything you could possibly need to make your stay enjoyable and easy has been thought of. The attention to detail is great. A really nice touch is personal welcome from Christina, and also appreciated the bowls towels and doggy bags for our dog. The Island is friendly, welcoming and relaxing, the cafes and local restaurants have some very good food on offer. Five mins from the beach, ideal for walkers, dog lovers or families.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 8, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in St Elmo. We are so glad everything was to your liking and that the Island has so much to offer for those taking a quiet break. We look forward to welcoming you both back in the future with Milo.
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Reviewed May 2, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 19, 2017
Thank you for your kind review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay on Mersea Island and it is always nice when guests leave the house as clean and tidy as you did. It would be lovely to have you back some time in the future.
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Sam T
Watford, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another Perfect Weekend”
Reviewed April 18, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This is our 3rd or 4th stay at St Elmo and it seems to get better each time.
The booking process with Kathy is faultless, we are now sent emails that feel like communicating with an old friend rather than a business transaction.
When we arrive and are greeted by Christina, again it feels like old friends and nothing is too much trouble. Even making a return visit to get the BBQ out of the shed as the weather was quite good this weekend!
The house is immaculate and the little touches like milk, coffee, tea is really welcome.
The bathrooms all have miniature toiletries in them, which is fantastic as I know I don't have to worry when we are there just for a long weekend.
Poo Bags are by the back door, and there is a bowl and towel for our four legged baby. So everyone in the party is looked after.
Christina is obviously a dog lover herself as she is never put off by our over zealous terrier and even makes time to give him a stroke.
Since our last visit there is now new couches in the lounge and the bathrooms have been decorated, it's these constant upgrades that make St Elmo stand out from the rest.
We come back year after year and will continue to do so (until we've outstayed out welcome or bought our own place) as each time we come a little piece of my heart gets left behind in West Mersea,
Highly recommend the accommodation to anyone, with or without a dog as it is a home from home with the beach on your doorstep.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 20, 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. It is always encouraging for us when guests notice the accommodation upgrades we make. We feel privileged to have such appreciative guests and especially those that leave the house as perfect as you do. We truly do encourage guests with dogs and you know that you will always be welcome at St Elmo.
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