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Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dedham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 11, 2013

I stopped here last night and to be honest for the price it was excellent.
Friendly staff, quiet location and spotless rooms.
The food was good for the price nearly half the price compared to the crowne plaza 5 lakes nearby.
Free wifi in the bar was an added bonus.
I work in Essex several days a month and will be stopping from now on.

A really good stay.

Downside is it's not really well signposted, but having spoken to the receptionist last night they will be getting it signposted soon.

Room Tip: I stopped in room 136, but they are all like that.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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AshleyColchester, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013

Dear Paul W,

Thank you so much for your review. You have given us some really fantastic compliments in your review and we couldn’t be prouder of our hotel. We really do pride ourselves on the points you have mentioned in your email and I will be passing this comment on to our staff to show them their hard work and effort really does pay off.

Paul, really do look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Yours sincerely,


Ashley Walker
General Manager

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for one night as we were attending a wedding nearby. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We booked 3 rooms and needed to arrive early to change for the wedding. We were able to book into our rooms by 12.00pm after an earlier phone call. We needed a bed for a child and after requesting linen for the bed,the staff quickly responded by making up the bed within 10 mins. The rooms were clean, modern with comfortable beds. Quiet location. Reasonable breakfast for the price, would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank livelyminded
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AshleyColchester, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Thank you so much for your 4/5 star rating. We really appreciate you taking the time to positively review our hotel on such a public forum.

We are always willing to help our guests and something as easy as an early check in can make all the difference to a guests experience with us. I’m really happy the staff responded to your request and the sofa bed was made up quickly for you.

The staff believe in making our guests happy and I will pass this review on so they know that their customer service is worthwhile.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

A perfect overnight stop, very clean, spacious rooms with a very nice bathroom.
Welcoming staff and a very good breakfast.
Within easy distance of Dedham, Constable country and Colchester.
What more could you ask for.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank BoltonMusicman
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AshleyColchester, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Thank you for your recent review on our Hotel. We are so happy you found your stay with us enjoyable and that you found us good value.

The biggest compliment you could give is that you would visit us again, and we hope to welcome you to the hotel again soon.

Yours sincerely,

Ashley Walker
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed at this hotel over the Easter period and thoroughly enjoyed our four days there. The bedroom and shower room were nice and clean and the beds comfortable. Breakfast was very good, with a choice of hot (sausages, beans & scrambled eggs) and cold (cereals, toast, croissants, yoghurts, fruit etc) together with a choice of different drinks; as breakfast was in with the price of the room, it was exceptionally good value. The staff were friendly and helpful, even though the hotel was close to the busy A12 (Colchester to Ipswich) it was quiet in the rooms and could not hear the traffic. Would defintely stay again, beautiful countryside only minutes away and close to Colchester town centre.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Tryna F
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AshleyColchester, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you found the time to rate us so highly on Trip Advisor.

As a Priority Club Member you are subject to a number of benefits within the hotel and im pleased to see you used these to your advantage as that is what the program is designed for.

Our staff value their customer services and I’m glad to hear you found them friendly and welcoming. Also in today’s climate I’m glad you felt you got good value for your money.

We really hope to welcome you again soon the hotel.

Yours sincerely,

Ashley Walker
General Manager

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Booked this as a stop over hotel on the way back from London as it was a reasonable price and was just on the side of the A12. Reception staff were very friendly at check in and they recognized straight away that I was a priority club member (definitely worth applying for, its free). This allowed us to check out late (2pm) for no extra charge and also gave us a few other privileges.

The room itself was very nice, very modern and extremely clean. Breakfast was also very good and was all included in the price we paid. Good variety of hot and cold food available.

Overall I would say the hotel was great value for money and very nice place to stay. At the end of the day you get what you pay for and you wouldn't go there expecting it to be a 5 star hotel! Cannot fault it and would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Request room away from Shell garage
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dan_Croft
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Just off of the A12 so very easy to find and very nice clean hotel. Very well priced especially as it includes breakfast - although that was an experience in itself! Lots of guests, few staff and was a bit of a free for all with items frequently running out. We also had dinner there, which I wouldn't recommend, it was very overpriced and not particularly good. Generally though we had a good nights sleep and a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank pookiefatcat
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AshleyColchester, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased to hear you found us clean and well priced. With breakfast being included in the room price it can get busy during certain periods throughout the morning and items can run out quite quickly. We do work to replenish these items as soon as possible.

We have recently hired a chef to come in and cook meals within the hotel, so in future we hope you can enjoy a freshly cooked meal from our in-house chef.

I’m glad overall you felt you had a good stay and hope we can welcome you again soon.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

The hit is the hotel itself - 18 months old only and the £55 per night and the miss is the location - do read the location instructions properly and the quality of the food. Stayed March 2013.

The hotel is very good VFM an much less expensive than Premier Inns in Colchester, rooms are to a higher standard BUT if you arrive late as i did and find yourself too tired to go out for dinner then bad news. The hotel is very isolated indeed and although there are highly rated restaurants under 2 miles away the costs of eating there are not in most business budgets! So you are left with the hotel menu and to be asked to pay nearly £10 for a £1 supermarket pizza is a poor joke and reflects badly on the hotel. The curry for the same price was just acceptable and had 4 pieces of lamb in it!

Breakfast was in the hotel price, which it is not in the Premier Inns and sausages were good.
So book to stay but not to eat in!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank PJFR
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Address: Birchwood Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Dedham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dedham
Price Range: $51 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Colchester 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Colchester has 101 air-conditioned bedrooms all with wireless internet access, invigorating power shower and tea & coffee making facilities. Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast sets you up for a day exploring Colchester sights. Children under 18 stay free when sharing parents’ family room. This newly opened Colchester hotel is located just off A12 north off the Colchester Town Centre, with excellent links to Ipswich and Chelmsford. ... more   less 
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