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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

A very nice hotel and staff very polite and helpful . The room was amazing large room to and shower room and evening meal was very good had pie and chips and partner had noodles . The morning breakfast was very good and was just what wanted after good night sleep . The only down side was only stopped one...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel situated on the a12 just outside of Colchester, friendly staff, free wifi and parking and a good onsite bar and restaurant. Looking forward to having a nice breakfast in the morning and returning again soon

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Selby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room good, as you would expect from Holiday Inn. Staff helpful and friendly. Food, possibly the worst hotel food I've had for years! There's cheap and there is just not good. Left most of it including breakfast, cheap dreadful sausages. If I stay again, I buy sandwiches!

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1Thank Yorkssquash
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

rooms are what i would call basic - but comfortable - has a bar with Larger on sale - no ales - missing a trick with that I think - staff are helpful and friendly - food is ok - but I eat out in the main town just very short drive to it - only down side to this...

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1Thank mel800
HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review and we appreciate your feedback. I am in the process of training the staff and night staff to be more vigilant with smokers hanging around the front entrance. We have a few new reception staff with us and they are currently still in training but I am also teaching them about better guest placement. I'm sorry...

Cambridge, England
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little hotel, really comfy rooms, great shower, friendly staff, the only thing that lets it down is the food in the restaurant, it's very over-priced for what you get! I had fish and chips, £12.00 and I didn't even get proper fish! There were curries too but they ran out of naan bread. Who would also...

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HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Thank-you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us but I apologise if you felt let down by the evening food. We do appreciate your feedback. We keep our menu under review and our prices are in competition with the local area. Our head chef has unfortunately been off for several weeks and the prep chefs...

Syston, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really liked this hotel. The reception staff were very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Room was great, bed not quite as good as Premier Inn, but still comfortable. Bathroom was excellent, and shower had plenty of room for 2! Loads of free parking spaces which was a bonus.

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HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Thank-you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We encourage our staff to learn as much as possible about the local area and we are always happy to search the internet or print directions for our guests. The rooms have a modern decor and are rigorously maintained to a high standard. We like to keep...

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't book a room in the plaza few mikes away as it was full, so we booked the holiday in instead. This is the first time that we have used the holiday inn express, we have found it to be pleasant enough for an overnight stay. Alex and the duty manager were very welcoming.

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HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Thank-you for your kind review, We aim to please at Holiday Inn Express- Colchester. All employees go through extensive training. This provides a high quality service for all of our guests. Our prices are very competitive. Even more so when you consider the quality customer service, included breakfast and very clean and modern rooms. Thanks again Wayne Garton Guest Service...

Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked adjoining rooms which were both a good size and well presented. Breakfast was basic but good. The staff were a bit tardy restocking items. Location is just north of Colchester but there is easy access (15mins) to the town centre via Ipswich Road.

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HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Thank-you for your kind review. Our house-keeping and maintenance teams do a fantastic job of looking after the hotel. Our breakfast options can change from time to time. We like to keep breakfast under review and add anything new that proves to be popular. Sometimes breakfast can be a little busy here at Holiday Inn Express but its included in...

Tenterden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How often does a hotel offer a lot more than you expect? Sure, the location is more business focused and the lobby area a bit soulless, but reception attentive, check in simple, room pretty new and spotless with facilities akin to a hotel for about £100. It wasn't just a continental breakfast and veggie sausages no problem. No comparison with...

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HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Thank-you for your kind review. We aim to please at Holiday Inn Express- Colchester. Our prices and service quality are unparallel within the local area. The hotel is about 6/7 years old now but our housekeeping and maintenance teams do amazing work. Our breakfast options are quite vast as you could tell but we keep everything under review. Thanks again,...

Keswick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel offers ridiculous value- under £50/ night for 2 with breakfast in a good modern room. The let down is an incredibly soft bed where you roll in to each other in the middle. So cheap deal, but sort the mattress!

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HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Thank-you for your kind review. Our prices are extremely competitive with the local area but we have the edge when it comes to customer service. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As for the mattress, it can always be a little tricky when it comes to getting the right type. There are a lot of different preferences but...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express Colchester has 101 air-conditioned bedrooms all with wireless internet access, invigorating power shower and tea & coffee making facilities. Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast sets you up for a day exploring Colchester sights. Children under 18 stay free when sharing parents’ family room. This newly opened Colchester hotel is located just off A12 north off the Colchester Town Centre, with excellent links to Ipswich and Chelmsford. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Address: Birchwood Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Dedham
Price Range: $73 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Colchester 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
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