Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester
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The oldest Hotel in Englands oldest recorded town. The BEST WESTERN Rose and Crown Hotel, originally a 14th century posting house, lovingly restored to a modern day hotel. Nine executive rooms featuring flat screen LCD televisions, air-conditioning, laptop charging safes and premium quality fixtures and furnishings. Alternatively, choose from the historic oak beamed rooms in the original house, or the more contemporary rooms in the main building. All rooms have an entertainment system and either Wi-Fi or Internet data port. The Oak room restaurant has been recently refurbished and offers a contemporary setting and great casual dining, a favorite with the locals and guests alike. Have a pre-dinner drink in either the hotel lounge or enjoy the Tudor Bar/Brasserie with its more traditional foods and ales. The hotel is within walking distance of Colchester Town centre (15 minutes) and accessible to all the historic sights of East Anglia. The BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown in Colchester was awarded Best Small Hotel in Essex.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Multilingual Staff
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: Colchester Train Station
- Distance: 2.1 miles
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Rail Name: Colchester Train Station Distance: 2.1 miles
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 532 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 04/2018, Tracy S wrote this review.
Stayed for sons wedding for 2 nights. Lovely old building and stayed in a room with four poster bed which was spacious and lovely. Had breakfast both morning which was really nice and staff were extremely friendly and helpful wedding was held at ros… See more
Stayed for sons wedding for 2 nights. Lovely old building and stayed in a room with four poster bed which was spacious and lovely. Had breakfast both morning which was really nice and staff were extremely friendly and helpful wedding was held at rose and crown and the day was beautiful. Again staff were very efficient and helpful and the wedding breakfast was great Collapse
Nice hotel, pleasant room, but ...
Stay Date: 04/2018, Judy S wrote this review.
We stayed in the new building at the Rose & Crown for a wedding. It is a beautiful, ancient, and well-preserved building, so if you like half-timbered hotels with low beams, sympathetic decor and rabbit-warren floor plans you'll love it! The staff … See more
We stayed in the new building at the Rose & Crown for a wedding. It is a beautiful, ancient, and well-preserved building, so if you like half-timbered hotels with low beams, sympathetic decor and rabbit-warren floor plans you'll love it! The staff are all great: courteous, helpful and attentive. The waiters were all charming, and made sure that those of us with allergies and intolerances were fed appropriately, even if they had to invent a solution which wasn't on the menu. The food is great and beautifully presented. The windows open, which is a definite plus! The staff will fix all the problems they can possibly fix, but sadly, some just can't be solved quite that easily. The two main problems were: The mattresses are not supportive. They are too soft. Some appear to be in desperate need of replacement (I was shown various rooms to see if any would be better for me). Neither my husband nor I slept well, and we both woke - predictably - with backaches. The room we were in (in the new part) appeared to have been created by someone with no clue how to design a hotel room. The bath was quite high and a bit difficult to get into easily, and the shower was powerful enough to hit the opposite wall, if turned on incautiously, and that wall had a non-waterproof shelf which had degraded badly through constant wetting. I'm short-sighted, and had to squeeze sideways between the loo and the handbasin to get close enough to the mirror in the bathroom to do my make-up. The switch for the electric towel rail was actually outside the room, next to what looked like an air conditioning unit (which didn't seem to work), so in an effort to turn the air-con on, we ended up heating the whole room even more. And the hairdryer is hidden in a lift up flap of the desk. The problem with that is a) you don't know it's there until you've laid out all your stuff on the desk and start searching for it, and b) it's captive, and the mirror you're suppose to use is on the underside of the lid, which cannot open more than halfway because it hits the wall-mounted TV. We asked for help, and when the lady pulled out the desk, it was clear that the room hadn't been cleaned thoroughly for a while, because there was a dusty old cigarette packet down in the corner. This assumption was borne out by the fact that when I turned on the portable fan later to try to cool the room, it blew a cloud of dust towards our beds - a bit of a disaster for me since I'm asthmatic, and spent that night wheezing and coughing. The fan cage, on closer inspection, was caked with hanging clumps of dust. Sadly, since I'm extremely short-sighted and also have cataracts forming, so this was not apparent before I switched it on - I just assumed it would be clean! Most of these are small inconveniences and won't worry most people, but the dust and the mattresses were big deals for us, sadly. Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2018, sunny_australia2018 wrote this review.
We arrived mid afternoon from London to be welcomed by very friendly staff. We were shown to our room that was accessible from the ground level. The room was what we required in a room for people with limited mobility. We eat Dinners and lunches at t… See more
We arrived mid afternoon from London to be welcomed by very friendly staff. We were shown to our room that was accessible from the ground level. The room was what we required in a room for people with limited mobility. We eat Dinners and lunches at the Hotel which were all very good but the Breakfast was just the best, lots to choose from both continental and full English. When we return to Colchester our accommodations will be the Rose and Crown. Collapse
Lovely old world hotel
Stay Date: 04/2018, carolynbray24 wrote this review.
We used this hotel as a stopover on a longer journey. We enjoyed a good meal in the bar the evening we arrived. Beautiful old building but the room was clean and comfortable. A slight confusion working the shower was the only glitch. We would be happ… See more
We used this hotel as a stopover on a longer journey. We enjoyed a good meal in the bar the evening we arrived. Beautiful old building but the room was clean and comfortable. A slight confusion working the shower was the only glitch. We would be happy to stay again. Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2018, LaurenW1964 wrote this review.
Only stayed for 1 night. Arrived earlier than check in time but was welcomed by reception. Creaky stairs & corridor floors but only to be expected in such a lovely old building. Double room was clean & comfortable, though the bathroom was missing a … See more
Only stayed for 1 night. Arrived earlier than check in time but was welcomed by reception. Creaky stairs & corridor floors but only to be expected in such a lovely old building. Double room was clean & comfortable, though the bathroom was missing a toilet roll holder.... it had to balance on the towel rail! Wi fi in the room was hit & miss. We had drinks & a light snack in the bar, efficient service. We found the hotel handy to walk to town to meet friends in the evening (went to Colchester Arts Centre) didn't have breakfast Sunday morning but found a very good local cafe! Collapse
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