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Maison Talbooth
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dedham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Went here to have a rest from our newborn - and it worked! Perfect place to recharge our batteries- stunning, plush room, nice breakfast, great service and fab pool area. Loved, loved, loved dinner at le talbooth, which the hotel kindly drove us to (and picked us up!). Rack rate of the room is pretty steep but we booked late and got a decent deal. Would definitely go again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

I have to agree with Jrich174... we arrived on Friday afternoon and were greeted by the very pleasant slightly older woman, who was a pleasure to be met by, she showed us our rooms, told us everything we needed and seemed very genuine and eager to please, she was consistent throughout our stay, and staff like this make the entire experience so very special. We were taken by car to the Le Talbooth in the evening for the 60th Anniversary dinner, which was superb, and the staff were again warm, engaging and eager to please. In particular our wine waiter, who made our evening with his knowledge and humour. The only downside to our stay was the oppressive heat overnight in the bedrooms, we stayed in Shakespeare and our Son was in Masefield, we turned down some of the radiators but it was still roasting, and spoiled what should have been a good nights sleep, the beds, pillows etc were very comfortable. In the morning we had breakfast in the conservatory room and again all was lovely, however we were served in part by the miserable waitress, and despite trying to engage with her we could not get her to break into a smile either. She made the breakfast experience quite miserable.... who on earth employed this young woman, and why hasn't someone there realised the issue of her attitude to their guests and dealt with her? I don't think due to the bad sleeping experience that I'd stay again, but we'll be back to Le Talbooth.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Milsom talboth is fabulous
The staff are exceptional and so attemtive
We had a perfect stay. The bedrooms are all gorgeous in there decor and comforts.
Everything so clean.
The spa is wonderful and the beautians are professional and extremely good.
This was my second stay and I would 100% go back again.
We went for our engagement in 2011 we had the shakespeare room it was wonderful.
This visit we had new bolt for a birthday celebration. Again it was perfect.
The pool area is clean and very nice.
You must go stay here you won't be disapointed

Room Tip: They are all stunning. Shakespere especially
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

A place that never fails to deliver.
Having stayed previously we ventured back as a party of five to take advantage of the 60th anniversary offer.
Even though we got the rooms cheaper than normal the whole day was perfect from start to end.
The three rooms we had, Brooke, Newbolt and Browning were all exceptional.
The spa treatments out of this world and the place itself perfection.
Staff in Milsoms are all wonderful, always on hand to tend to any needs but never intrusive. A sign of a great place is that most of the staff were the same as our previous stay who ensured our day was one to remember.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
Thank Phil C
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great location for walking and sightseeing all within 10 mile radius. The Talbooth has another hotel 1 mile away which is more Bistro and buzzy at night but also have great rooms this is a much more modern hotel, great for brunch with outside courtyard to sip your coffee. The third hotel is also less than a mile away, this is chocolate box restaurant/hotel nestled by The River with superb menus and wines of the three this is the fine dining one. So i recommend you stay for three nights and try each restuarant. They will chauffeur you to and from the restauarants. London by car is only 90 minutes away, quicker if traffic light.

Room Tip: All rooms have similar outlook into the rolling countryside at Tailbooth
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

My husband took me here for a lazy Sunday package and it didnt let us down. We got there early so we could have a peak at most of the bedrooms and they are all lovely and have amazing en suite bathrooms. They are all very individual and I would make particular mention of the family suite... which is probably one of the best I have ever seen. We had a number of treatments as well in the spa which were all equally good and the girls they have working there are so friendly.
We had lunch and dinner in our room which was actually sent up from Le Talbooth. It was the best in service food I have ever had and it wasnt cold..... they even kept back the pudding until we were ready.

Overrall fab stay, will definately be back......

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Stayed overnight with 3 friends for my birthday and ate at Le Talbooth on the 60 year menu. What a fantastic experience again as this is my second visit. Would live here if I could. Staff and service faultless.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Dedham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dedham
Price Range: $171 - $502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Maison Talbooth 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its breath-taking position overlooking the Dedham Vale, this superb Victorian country house hotel offers a unique getaway. Maison Talbooth, part of the Milsom Hotels and Restaurants is the perfect to step back, relax and indulge at any time of year. The hotel as twelve bedrooms which are carefully furnished with many individual touches, super comfy king size beds and complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar. Many rooms have far reaching views over the Vale. The pool house with outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and log burning fire under a covered stoop offers pure relaxation all year round. Heated to a delicious 85˚all year round enabling guests to enjoy swimming even in the depths of winter! To complete the picture a tennis court is set on high ground with amazing views over the valley. Guests can pamper themselves in the Treatment Rooms; the hotel’s day spa offers a variety of treatments for mind, body and soul. Dining at Le Talbooth, a minute away be courtesy car is the highlight of a stay in Dedham. In an enviable situation beside the river Stour, the restaurant offers great food, wine and service with the added bonus of dining outside on the terrace during the summer under a huge architectural sail. ... more   less 
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