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Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester

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"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
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair access
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel


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Grade: 66 out of 100
92Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
32Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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I had the mushroom and walnut burger and the chocolate tart (both Vegan) that were most delicious. Good choice for Vegans and Vegetarians. A very welcoming and cosy restaurant. I loved the open fire. Great service!
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Excellent hotel. Cleanliness excellent. Breakfast the next morning - good variety and full English good. Stayed over night after a party and the staff were excellent. Only two minors- water pressure in the shower was almost a dribble and the window wouldn't stay open without
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Lovely building and rooms are quite nice as well. We were in the exec suite on business and it met our needs with no problems. Evening meals were always to a good standard and breakfast was good as well. One evening however the shower was cold and would not heat up; Otherwise,
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We booked this hotel after reviewing on trip advisor, and we were not disappointed. It exceeded our expectations based on reviews and descriptions and pictures on Trip Advisor. From the greeting at reception through to the service in the bar, everything was superb. We had an
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Stay for a week in February whilst working in Colchester ,what a loverly place and the food is excellent and ample helpings and all reasonable priced ,but the only down side was the low ceiling great for a hobbit but bring over 6ft you have to remember to duck but worth it
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Response from RicardoSanta-Rita, General Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Robert, Thanks for posting a review, we'll make sure you have a room with a standard ceiling next time, but you do miss out on the character then. Hope to see you again soon. Best regards
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Guest Room
Do they have fridges in the family rooms?
Apologies but didn’t use a Family room so not sure!!!
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Do they do a Sunday roast
Yes we do.....just call on 01206866677 to book....!!!
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We have free parking. All bedrooms have a TV but we do not have any DVD Players
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How long does it take to walk from hotel to town centre. Thank you.
It takes about 10/15 min to walk the straight line up into town. If you would like a prettier walk, the cycle/footpath along the river which takes in Castle Park is beautiful and takes about 25 mins.
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"If you intend spending some time in your room, worth considering a superior room - and/or check that it has been refurbished."
"Some rooms have a bed which is to small for two persons."
"Four poster, if ok with stairs"
"Stay in the old building and go for a four poster room"
"Ask about headroom because of the low beams in certain areas if this could be a problem."
US$81 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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