Our family of five stayed here for three nights. It was as historic as it looks, with floors and walls at odd angles. I constantly had to stoop to not hit my head on the beams in our room, but that's what you expect in such a building. The car park was small, but we always just managed to squeeze in. There was an overflow car park around the corner.
Staff were friendly and the breakfast was good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "The oldest hotel in the oldest recorded town in England." You are assured a warm welcome at The Rose and Crown hotel, which dates back to the 14th century. It is a beautiful oak timber framed building situated in the bustling, historic town of Colchester. Originally a 14th Century coaching inn lovingly restored over the years, the hotel is an ideal base for both the discerning business and leisure traveller. You can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire in our Tudor bar or go for a lazy walk in the panoramic Constable Country. Located close to Colchester town centre and the A12. It is less than an hour drive from Stansted Airport and 40 minutes from the Port of Harwich. Central London is 45 minutes by train and the idyllic city of Cambridge is an hour drive away. Located 0.6 miles from Firstsite. Free car parking available at the hotel. The Best Western Rose & Crown have won the ‘Best Small Hotel Category’ in the Essex Tourism Awards 2011. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Rose And Crown Colchester
- Best Western Rose & Crown Colchester Hotel Colchester
- Best Western Hotel Colchester
- Best Western Colchester
- Colchester Best Western
- Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester Essex