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Review of Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133) Hotel

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Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133) Hotel
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wedding Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

My husband & I stayed here for two nights we were attending a family wedding. Very impressed with receptioin staff very friendlyand efficient.The room was lovely and clean plenty of hot water. We had our breakfast next door which was excellent plenty of food. Service was excellent

Room Tip: We had room No 1 which was excellent
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is still nice and new and shiny and clean: that's good. Room was a good size. After that it goes downhill ... The mattress was lumpy, and there was a lot of noise from the busy road outside. If you are a light sleeper, you should try and insist on a room at the back that might be better.

There is no service, which is standard for this sort of place, so ok ... but very expensive for what you get (i.e. nothing except a bed).

And what bozo thought it was a good idea to construct bathrooms with no shaver socket? (In case you were wondering, no it wasn't just well hidden - I did ask and there really isn't one)

The location is nothing special - walking distance from the station, but a bit of a hike into town.

I see some reviews are very positive about the restaurant: well, it's close by but, folks, it's only a Beefeater, pretty basic.

Surely there must be better options in Colchester than this?

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Loddonlily
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London
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We have stayed here twice now. Paid around £72 a night so not overly cheap but the rooms are spacious and clean. It's attached to a restaurant / pub which do lovely food and quite reasonable. Would recommend staying here if you need to be close to Colchester (it says cental but it is about 5-10 min car journey still to the center of Colchester).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank EllieLeeLondon
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Runcorn
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Well this was our 3rd stay in 3yrs. We have used this Premier for a base so we can go from here to attend our annual Regimental Reunion. We used to use another hotel which closed down and one which we were very fond of. We never thought we could find another like it but in fact we have been very lucky because the Premier Is by far much superior. Starting with check in the staff are superb. An example was on this visit my friends I travelled with had forgot to ask for a ground floor room as my friends had a mobility problem and had been allocated a room upstairs
I on the other hand had been allocated a ground floor room for myself alone. After consulting the check in staff they allowed us to swap and they rearranged the type of sleeping set up. The rooms were excellent and I like the upgrade of the TV since the year before. The restaurant and bar staff were their usual excellent selves for service, and done with a smile. I will finish by saying well done Premier Inn once again for another great visit.

Room Tip: If you have a disability be sure to book a ground floor room
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SteveRuncorn
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We travel quite a lot and I must say that this premiere inn was by far the nicest. complete with wet room. The staff were really helpful and the restaurant was very nice indeed. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, I also like the CCTV in the Car Park which meant that I could leave my golf clubs in the car and know they were safe.

Room Tip: There is no swimming pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Vanessa L
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Dorset
Level Contributor
47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed at this hotel for 2 nights with friends. The staff are all really good, efficient, helpful and friendly, especially Steph. I shared a twin room with a friend, but it was made up as one double bed and a sofa bed. I would normally expect twin beds. Most hotels these days have a double that can be split if twin beds are required. An additional sofa bed is great if a family room is required. Strangely, a single friend was allocated a "family" room and her's was identical to ours.
Breakfast next door at the Beefeater was good. The first morning we had to wait to be seated, curiously while one member of staff wandered around with a feather duster looking for cobwebs! That morning the restaurant was seriously understaffed. Both mornings we had to ask for various items on the buffet to be replenished. The second morning there were more staff and we opted for the cooked breakfast. It was excellent, full marks to the chef. Good value for money too.
All in all a pleasant stay and I would certainly stay again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
209 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Stayed here with a small group of friends when we decided to make a weekend of it at a friends daughters christening.

Everything was perfect, a friend had recommended the hotel because of its location. We recieved a text the day before to remind us of the booking and all got a call the morning of from reception, to make sure that everything was OK and we knew where we were going. We arrived mid morning, not expecting to be able to check in. Reception took our bags and promised they would put them in our rooms once they became available. We arrived back at 6ish to be pick up our room keys and freshen up. Bags were in the rooms as promised, and they even hung my coat up!

Room was clean and tidy. Bed comfy. Everything (and more) that you would expect from a Permier Inn.

Staff couldn't do more, and really made our stay enjoyable. They remembered that we were at a Christening and going to the Zoo the next day.

Its the small things that make a difference, and as a result would book a Premier Inn again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Samiantha
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Property: Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133) Hotel
Address: Cowdray Avenue, Colchester CO1 1UT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Colchester
#3 Family Hotel in Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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