Attending a firework weekend at Notley Golf club, a large number of us stayed here which was close to the venue.
Plenty car parking- looks like a nice toby resturant being built next door- Reception staff were excellent, polite and friendly, with quick check in.
Reception area was clean, modern, and served as a bar area too.
Room (twin)- more than acceptable for the price- clean, well decorated, very spacious compared to Premier Inns and Travel lodges we have stayed in recently.
Bathroom/shower- Clean and plenty fresh towels (i dont go inspecting under toilet rims like!)- complimentary hand/shower gel etc, and shower was hot and powerfull.
Twin beds were comfy with 2 x harder pillows (labled) and 2 x soft ones- No telephone but didnt need one as we had mobiles if we needed them- most places not using telephones in the room now i suppose? makes sence.
Television very adequate with plenty free view, easy to get to know and manage, though we were not in the room much to be honest!
Temperature was a bit cool at night- but easy to up the temp at the control on the wall- i did it too much one night and woke at 3am sweating and had to turn it down!- at least it works lol!
Bar- we enjoyed drinks in the bar on the evening when we returned from the event- poor bar staff!- it suddenly became very busy for them about 10pm until the early hours of the morning (and after 10pm drinks are charged to your room by the way)- Must say special thanks to the bar staff- very friendly, worked hard and dealt with a big group, and the one guy who had too much to drink, who was sent to bed by a few others- couldnt fault the staff who worked, a round of applause for them, did the hotel proud!
Next morning- checkout again, fast and efficient after a very nice breakfast (complimentary)- plenty of choice, and plenty top ups of coffee for some!
Would deffinatley recomend others to stay here if in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary comfort meets historic beauty, welcome to the Hampton by Hilton Braintree. From its designer shops and traditional pubs, to its breathtaking gardens and rolling countryside, the area surrounding the Hampton by Hilton Braintree hotel is just waiting to be discovered. Our hotel is an ideal base for London Stansted Airport and exploring Essex and the surrounding cities, such as Chelmsford, Colchester, Cambridge and Newmarket. ... more less
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