I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel as our room only cost £50 for the night including breakfast so I wasn't expecting anything that great.
The location isn't beautiful but go one mile down the road and you are in the thick of beautiful Dedham. The staff were all very polite but I have to mention the Canadian woman on the reception desk who was really genuinely friendly and delivered fantastic customer service. My first impressions were really good and we were made to feel comfortable straight away.
Our room was clean, the bed was comfy and the hotel was quiet even on a Saturday night. The bar prices are quite expensive but then most hotel bars are. We didn't go to the restaurant but we did have breakfast. It wasn't anything special but it was definitely adequate although the choice was limited in terms of hot food. But considering it was free I thought it was of a good standard.
I would definitely recommend staying here, it was really great value for money and we had no complaints at all.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Colchester Hotel Dedham