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Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Had just one night at this hotel whilst attending my company Christmas party.
First impressions are not bad, apart from the rain coming through the ceiling in the entrance lobby, with a black bin bag on the sofa below to prevent it getting too wet.
The room was very tired, and long overdue for a re-fit. The mastic seal around the bath is about an inch wide, and looks as though it was applied by a child.
The furniture is in need of replacement, and the room needs a lick of paint.
I wouldn't stay here again out of choice, and certainly not worth the reduced corporate rate of £74 per night. There are much better appointed hotels for less money.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

The hotel was difficult to find (not their fault), and had limited parking. My colleague had to park on a residential street about 5 minuteswalk away then move it later when space became available. Not ideal.

One guy behind the bar (Toni) was very helpful and attentive, however, the other waitresses were rude and appeared to be annoyed at having to serve you.

The food was very average.

The ceiling height on the rooms is far too low to ensure a comfortable stay - and I'm not tall!

I will not stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Smith742
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Good breakfast, and several examples of first-class service. Handy to be right over the pub for a nightcap.
Room was pretty tight for a family, but we were a late booking, and they moved us as soon
as they could.
We were here 3 nights, so got a pretty good idea of the establishment.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

The hotel has some great character and history, first impressions were good. Stayed in room 202, mind your head going in, the ceiling was about 5 ft high by the door, which I thought was great even though I am 6 ft+. The room was small but adequate in size and the bed a standard double was comfortable. The toilet and shower looked immaculate...however the water pressure is totally inadequate making the shower a mere dribble, a real let down.
The bar was pleasant and all of the staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank andyg9053
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

My husband and I stayed here with our two children, 8 and 1, the room was plenty big enough, and had some great facilities. The food was absoutely delicious, and probably some of the best we have ever eaten. The only downside to the hotel was that our room was near to the main road and it was very very noisy, however as we were only there one night , it wasnt really a problem.

Room Tip: dont choose 126 by the road !
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank BedfordKate
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