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Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester

East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ England
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#11 of 21 hotels in Colchester
"The oldest hotel in the oldest recorded town in England." You are assured a warm welcome at The Rose and Crown hotel, which dates back to the 14th century. It is a beautiful oak timber framed building situated in the bustling, historic town of Colchester. Originally a 14th Century coaching inn lovingly restored over the years, the hotel is an ideal base for both the discerning business and leisure traveller. You can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire in our Tudor bar or go for a lazy walk in the panoramic Constable Country. Located close to Colchester town centre and the A12. It is less than an hour drive from Stansted Airport and 40 minutes from the Port of Harwich. Central London is 45 minutes by train and the idyllic city of Cambridge is an hour drive away. Located 0.6 miles from Firstsite. Free car parking available at the hotel. The Best Western Rose & Crown have won the ‘Best Small Hotel Category’ in the Essex Tourism Awards 2011.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Room service
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Croatian, Hungarian and 4 more
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Jojo wrote a review Yesterday
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Just got back from 2 night stay at this wonderful hotel, What can I say,check in service from reception so welcoming and outstanding, room was outstanding clean and stunning, the bar is wonderful and the food well what can I say incredibly, look amazing, tasted amazing the same for breakfast service as well, You should be very proud of the team of staff at Rose and Crown, sue, Cathy,becky,jade, Tony that works the bar, not forgetting the lovely lady that was on reception duty 31st July and 1st August, she went out her way to get us taxi, when ours didn't turn up, so helpful. Outstanding incredibly service overall and would reccommed family and friends to stay. We will be bk again!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Wattsy72 wrote a review Yesterday
Norwich1 contribution
On the positive side lady on reception was lovely, very friendly and helpful, car park right outside and a short walk to town centre. It’s a lovely historic building and was clean and tidy. However our room 229 was directly on the road and we got very little sleep all night due to the constant traffic noise, another big disappointment was the food in the bar, on the plus side staff were friendly and helpful, but the chicken burgers we had were a real disappointment, for the price paid chicken was rubbery and chips deep fried and all stuck together, my wife being a hotel chef was not impressed. I wish we’d of gone with our initial cheaper choice of premier inn.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: On a busy main road. Good location.
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alli681 wrote a review Jul 2021
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This was a quick booking in that it was last minute. I selected the standard room as it was for business. Lovely, quaint room, fabulously comfortable bed (I was room 202). Although the room was compact, it was absolutely perfect for 1 person. The en-suite was functional. Had all the shampoo and soap in there. The shower, although only a cubicle was like Victoria Falls and that's all you want, after all. Very clean, well kept and cozy. I loved it and will return.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
ppmmgg234 wrote a review Jul 2021
Huddersfield, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful building within walking distance of the town centre. The rooms were clean and comfortable although there were a few dated aspects. The biggest positive for the hotel is the fantastic staff, all great but especially Rowena, who sorted out a big issue when Booking.com messed up. Wifi is great, free online parking was very useful and breakfast was top quality.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Martin wrote a review Jul 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom39 contributions28 helpful votes
I would liken staying in Room 202 to booking a berth on an overnight ferry crossing, only to discover that your cabin is right next to the engine room: constant noise all night from what I assume is the cold store/refrigeration unit underneath, joined intermittently by the noisy air conditioning unit parked outside and just below the room. In a previous review my wife has highlighted issues we had with a lack of toiletries and hair dryer, as well as the chaotic breakfast we endured on our second morning here. Frankly, the breakfast staff on our first morning, and - more importantly - the receptionist who greeted us when we first arrived, are the only two reasons I have given any stars.
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Date of stay: May 2021
US$76 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester?
Nearby attractions include Doomsday Escape Games (0.1 km), Escape Colchester (1.1 km), and Castle Park (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester?
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 The Rose And Crown Colchester?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miseria & Nobilta', Dr Chippy's, and The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie.
Does Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Croatian, Romanian, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Roman Circus Visitor Centre (1.6 km), Dutch Quarter (1.3 km), and The Claudius Gateway (0.8 km).
Is Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.