I had an early start (had to leave by 05.45) followed by a long day so wanted to get a good night’s sleep, should have slept in the car!!!
First challenge was how to get into the car park, I stay in a lot of hotels and work in the security industry in the end had to dump the car and go and ask the staff.
Check in was OK for me but the lady before me had a young child (about 7) and a large case and when informed she was on the first floor and there was no lift!! She was left to struggle up the stairs with a large case and a tired child.
Room was OK for what I paid (hence 2 out of 5) from about 9 PM it started, drunken idiots banging ion doors, doors slamming, shouting and it didn’t stop (not the same people) all night.
My guess is that the hotel attracts this type of client, when I expressed my disappointment to the receptionist he said he had spoken to them (obviously didn’t do much good) and blamed some boxing match in London!!! He [the receptionist] also stunk of booze.
I also had to turn of some sort of aircon/heater in the room which was massively noisy.
I should qualify that I am not a light sleeper or sensitive to “normal” noise but this is without doubt the noisiest hotel I have ever stayed in.
I had room service which was OK although the lentil soup left something to be desired.
I would have expected more of a Best Western
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Check in to Chelmsford! The Atlantic Hotel is a modern, stylish place to stay. Comfortable accommodation comes as standard here, with spacious, attractive rooms offering full en-suite facilities just minutes from the town centre. Easily accessible by train and car, the Atlantic Hotel is also close to the Cathedral and University, while London can be reached with the minimum of fuss. You'll enjoy privacy as well as convenience here, and our staff will do everything in their power to make you comfortable. Speaking of comfort, our three feature New York' apartment suites offer something a little different for those who choose to stay in one. Pop Art in our corridors completes the contemporary look and feel in this relaxing hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Chelmsford
- Chelmsford Best Western
- Best Western Atlantic Hotel Chelmsford, Essex