So I have to say that I have always wanted to stay in this hotel. The opportunity came when I was away on business and I had a night out with a friend. The hotel itself is impressive in its appearance although, do not expect modern furnishings. It is designed as an old hotel. Lets not forget, Colchester is the oldest recorded town in England.
My room was in the old part of the hotel upstairs. The floors are wonky and the ceilings are that of something you would imagine being in Shakespeare's house! One word of warning. If you are planning on undressing in the room and not the bathroom, then ensure the curtains are drawn; because the busses go through the high street and the top deck of the busses can see right in! Just sayin!
There are still some original features of the hotel, like old walls and stable doors etc, which have been cleverly morphed into the decor itself.
The food here is fabulous and the bar is very comfortable to drink the night away in. I would stay here again, although only if I needed to be in Colchester town for something. You are right on the high street and you do hear the traffic in the morning. Plenty of restaurants and bars at hand too. All within a few minutes walk. Only about 10 mins from the train station by taxi too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The George Hotel the most iconic and oldest hotel set in the heart of Colchester, England's oldest city, right on the high street and approximately 100 yards from Colchester Castle. History resonates throughout the 500 year old coaching inn which is home to the stylish Courtyard Brasserie, serving excellent English a la carte dishes and daily specials, and the trendy coffee shop Cafe George. In the Heart of Historic Colchester The extensive medieval cellars, preserved behind glass, have remnants of Roman roads that once ran through the town and even the ashes left by the fires of Queen Boudicca's rampage in AD60 when she burned Colchester to the ground. Situated on Colchester High Street, among an array of shops, bars and restaurants, the hotel is ideal for exploring and visiting the many tourist attractions and cultural sites in the area and the rich heritage of East Anglia's beautiful countryside and coast. The Perfect Venue The charming high street hotel and its historic surroundings offer a great location for weddings, corporate events, overnight business travel, romantic getaways, golf weekends and memorable special events of all occasions. It features 47 spacious, individually decorated bedrooms equipped to a high standard, free WiFi throughout the facility and on-site parking free of charge. The George Hotel is ideally situated for both business and leisure guests, close to the A12 and A120, with excellent links to Stansted Airport and the Port of Harwich, as well as London's city centre (65km away) and Cambridge (63km). Outstanding Service Relaxation and quality services are guaranteed at the hotel which operates a 24-hour front desk offering a range of facilities including tour/ticket assistance and room service. We look forward to welcoming you for an enjoyable and memorable stay at one of Essex's most historic hotels. There is on site parking available. Car Parking charges apply. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colchester George Hotel
- George Hotel Colchester
- George Colchester
- George Hotel Of Colchester Essex