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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've stayed here several times with friends. It's convenient as it's in the town centre so easy access to lots of restaurants in Chelmsford. Each time we stay we laugh like hyenas as the saying 'you get what you pay for' really does cover it. The description shabby cover the whole hotel which is such a shame as the building...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Not many in for Sunday lunch. No wonder, the food looked very bland and was tasteless. I had the beef. It was hot, not much on the plate and overpriced. Either do it properly and fill the place or don't bother, Not good for Sunday lunch. 😞

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Ive seen some awful reviews on the hotel but i can not judge that, me and some friends come for lunch quite regularly. The specials change every week! They are cooked with such care the chef is amazing every single plate is served with love. The staff are so friendly, we normally visit on a weekend and its always the...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I remembered seeing the Saracens Head on one of those horrid "Hotel Nightmares" kind of programs a few years ago, it was a dismal horrific hovel that need burning down rather than saving but saved it was....... unfortunately. I was intrigued to see the transformation so popped into the bar to have a nice drink before we went on to...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Generally, not very nice. Visited with friends only to be refused entry without full explanation despite the fact that populous inside were fairly insidious also. Poor female doorstaff. Avoid. I will not visit here again

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I know they say you get what you pay for but this takes it to a whole other level !!! It can still be basic but it should be clean 😡😡😡😡Curtains hanging off the wall nets have a huge hole in them. Roller bling black with Mould, carpets filthy, general cleanliness is awful. General dirty smell about the place. If...

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1Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Downstairs bar area looks nice although wasn't serving food on a Tuesday night. Rooms are very dated and sparsely furnished. No double glazing so lots of street noise. Very dubious damp patch on the carpet near the window in room 2, I unwittingly stood in it. I dread to think what it is. PARKING-what a nightmare. I stay in many...

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1Thank Jonyw87
Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch with my partner & step daughter, ordered our food & when it was brought to our table my partners food was wrong, he ordered a steak sandwich & was given a steak, which was twice the price !! when he said to Darren the waiter it was wrong, he just shrugged his shoulders & said you ordered...

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1Thank sweetsarah17
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Front of house staff very attentive and welcoming, totally let down by the kitchen staff's lack of time keeping! Certainly not front of house staff's fault! Be prepared for a long wait! Food when arrived was good as per menu stated, nothing exceptional.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

From their website you would think this was a reasonable hotel at a good price in a good location. It isn't. Please read all the bad reviews. They are true. I hardly ever give bad reviews but this place deserves one. I stayed for one night. The room was dirty and furniture chipped. The fan was full of dust and...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Public Wifi

Additional Information about Saracens Head Hotel

Address: 3 High Street, Chelmsford CM1 1BE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Price Range: $69 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Saracens Head Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“They all have their quirkiness and not in a good way.”
  • one of many cobwebs
  • Loo roll holder
  • vacant towelholder
  • Broken toilet seat
  • soap dispenser
 of 5 bubbles Ellewoman, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We didn't stay in a room - we were only there for lunch.”
 of 5 bubbles GrahamL767, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“None of the rooms are quiet. The only thing good is it is central in the middle of town.”
 of 5 bubbles chrissie95, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Book the travel lodge down the road!!”
 of 5 bubbles Miss_Clementine, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for an inside room. There is no view of outside, but at least you won't here the music at 1/2am.”
 of 5 bubbles Camillabetty, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
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