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Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel

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Writtle Road, Margaretting CM4 0EH England
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Welcome to Ivy Hill Hotel Whether you are searching for the idyllic backdrop to your heavenly wedding, a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, a midweek night out with friends or a flexible venue for your corporate event, you are in the right place. At Ivy Hill Hotel, you will find everything you are looking for, no matter the occasion, all within five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and inside the lovingly converted Victorian country house. Along with 31 bedrooms providing a luxurious home from home, Ivy Hill Hotel also boasts a Lounge and Bar, plus Bartellas, an independently operated restaurant connected to the hotel which is also popular with non-residents. Pop in for a coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea with friends or simply relax in our welcoming lounge. While the venue may date back to 1891 and our traditional family values may lay at our core, we are in touch with the latest trends and can bring your most unique and stylish event to reality. Indeed, we can literally move walls to ensure our rooms suit you, with the Margaretting Suite, Ingatestone Room and Ivy Suite all able to be connected or separated depending on guest numbers and event requirements. Not only are we completely flexible to your needs, but Ivy Hill Hotel is ideally located just off of the A12 in Margaretting, between Chelmsford and Brentwood, with easy access to the M25 and Stansted Airport. If you are visiting us via train, the nearest train stations are Ingatestone, Shenfield and Chelmsford. Get in touch with one of our event specialists today to start planning your visit to Ivy Hill Hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
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Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
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Iron
Private bathrooms
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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MCaldon wrote a review 21 Sep
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
Myself and my Dad arranged a surprise meal for my Mum for their 40th wedding anniversary. Due to having 3 babies in our family we wanted somewhere with a private room. We came across the Ivy Hill Hotel and went to have a look at their function rooms. We were shown around by Charlotte who was most helpful. From booking, they couldn’t have been more accommodating. We were able to make some amendments to the menu to offer different food choices which was much appreciated. On the day, the wrong room had been set up but the staff quickly resolved this and moved the tables etc to the correct room. The food was of great quality and the staff very helpful and prompt. We weren’t rushed at all and were left to enjoy ourselves in the room and also the patio area directly outside our room using then patio doors. We had a wonderful meal and would highly recommend the hotel and restaurant.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you for your review and for rewarding us with 5 stars. We are delighted you all had a wonderful time celebrating your parents anniversary with us. It is brilliant to hear all of your guests found the food and service to be great, which I shall gladly pass your comments onto the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director
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Jackie M wrote a review 21 Sep
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Every thing was good about our stay,good location in a lovely building,friendly staff good food, nice rooms, will stay again if in the area. Set in lovely grounds but with easy access to A12 but not noisy.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Thank you for your review and for rewarding us with 5 stars. It's wonderful you had a fantastic overnight stay and enjoyed the grounds and facilities of our hotel. It's great to see that when you are next in the area, you stay with us again. Jason Bartella Managing Director
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Jazz987654 wrote a review 20 Sep
Chelmsford, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
Having had our work conference at the Ivy Hill Hotel now for several years I am confident that the staff never disappoint. Had our annual event last week and I can honestly say I do not need to worry about any of the arrangements at the hotel as the team just deliver and arrange everything for me. Nothing is an issue or a problem. Thank you to all for your help again - see you next year!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Jason Bartella, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your review following your recent conference at Ivy Hill. We are delighted your annual event went well and it is fantastic to see you return year on year. Thank you for your kind comments, which I shall gladly pass on to the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director
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Karla M wrote a review 19 Sep
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We chose the Ivy Hill to celebrate my daughter’s sweet 16 murder mystery dinner and disco. The venue was absolutely perfect. The decor was elegant and the staff were very polite and helpful. We had a room for dinner with an adjoining room for a disco with a dance floor. The teenagers felt very special and had lots of fun. I am very grateful to the staff for the attention to detail and for helping everything go absolutely smoothly.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your review and for rewarding us with 5 stars. I am delighted to hear everyone had a great time at your daughter's Sweet 16 Murder Mystery Dinner & Disco. I thank you for your kind comments, which I shall gladly pass on to the team. We hope to welcome you all back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director
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Ann P wrote a review 14 Sep
Wickford, United Kingdom35 contributions21 helpful votes
The Ivy Hill Hotel is an ideal venue to host a party/function. Last weekend we hosted an 80th birthday lunch for my dad for 42 guests (this was rescheduled from the previous year due to Covid). We had pre receptions drinks on the private terrace followed by a three-course meal with tea and coffee in the Ivy Suite. It was fantastic from start to finish. Corresponding with Libby and Charlotte was effortless, nothing was too much trouble and their attention to detail was perfect. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Special mention must go to Libby (Hotel Manager) who co-ordinated the function on the day, making my dad feel like a VIP and Jordan who took the time and trouble to escort our less mobile guests to their tables. Thank you also to Emily, Lewis, Abby and Olivia who made sure guests had everything they needed. We have been to this hotel on several occasions for meals and functions and have never been disappointed. We are always welcomed back with open arms and can’t wait to return again soon. Thank you everyone x
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review and for rewarding us with 5 stars. I am delighted you all had a wonderful time celebrating your Father's 80th birthday, and we thank you for choosing Ivy Hill as the venue to host this celebration. It is always a pleasure to read glowing reviews of how our food and service from the staff was great, which I shall gladly pass on your comments to all of the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director
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PRICE RANGE
US$121 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western chelmsford, chelmsford best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ivy Hill Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEssexBorough of BrentwoodMargaretting
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Chelmsford Escape Rooms (6.2 km), Escape Live Chelmsford (6.1 km), and Be At One Chelmsford (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taste of Italy Pizza Bar, Pastasciutta, and Moto Pizza.
Is Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Margaretting.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ingatestone Hall (3.8 km) and Hylands Estate (2.6 km).
Is Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.