This is a small hotel in the main street a few minutes walk from the train station, the County Hall and the centre of town. It provides a warm welcome. I did not eat in the restaurant, but I was asked if I would like to eat as soon as I arrived, which was hospitable. I had a very heavy suitcase with me and was given a room on the second floor, but the lift only goes as far as the first floor. I had a single room, which was adequately sized, nicely decorated and clean, with a double bed. All the rooms are non-smoking and my room was quiet. The room and bed were comfortable. It had a clean, modern en-suite bathroom with a very powerful shower. I had a drink in the bar late at night. The service was very friendly and there was a good selection of interesting local ales.
The corridors leading to the rooms have many fire doors that need painting, as they look damaged and shabby. Some of the carpet on the corridors looked stained and they are worn on some of the stairs.
Breakfast was served in the restaurant, which is a bright modern, smart room. The continental breakfast was a standard affair, but very satisfactory, with friendly service. There is a full English breakfast available. This is a hotel that is suitable for a short stay for a business trip, or if touring the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The County Hotel is conveniently located near the heart of Chelmsford City centre with a 2 minute walk from Chelmsford train station and just 35 minutes train journey to London Liverpool Street. This warm, friendly hotel is an ideal location from which to explore Chelmsford city, The Essex countryside or even a quick trip into London. We have 50 luxury rooms and all are stylish with contemporary features, consisting of standard, premium and suites. When you visit Chelmsford for business or leisure, we can offer you a perfect stay and pride ourselves on making your visit a memorable experience, whether it is for one night or more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- County Hotel Chelmsford
- The County Hotel Chelmsford, Essex