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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not enough space here to give a full and honest review. This place should be shut down. DO NOT STAY UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED. Freezing cold. Only 11 degrees C in my room all night. Mattress springs were horribly visible and did not allow sleep. Shower cool and weak. NO 24 hour reception (although advertised as having...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The welcome I received was very warm and the staff really were lovely. I was upgraded to a family room, which meant I had a bath and shower and a large bed. The breakfast was freshly cooked for me and was rather tasty. Unfortunately, the electricity cut out and the owner kindly invited the guests to sleep in another place....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This place is not as absolutely abhorrent as others may make it seem. It's far from good but you won't die after staying for one night! I stayed here merely out of convenience as it was 50 metres from a course venue early on a Friday morning! Unless it is for this reason I would not recommend staying here, the...

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Nuneaton
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I always read reviews with a tinge of scepticism and feel that places can't be all that bad. (I've been to places where people have rated hotels poorly yet I thought they were great) In this case it's all true. The hotel is depressing, dusty, outdated, drab and dowdy. I feel that the whole place needs to be closed and...

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Boston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Dreadful grubby place! We stayed here one night and thought we had walked into Bates Motel! The place stank, the carpets were filthy and sticky, the whole place needed a good overhaul and clean. There are no staff on the premises overnight and the security is woefully lacking. The only redeeming feature was that breakfast was ok. I honestly have...

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for a night, the room was absolutely boiling. When the door got opened I thought I was getting off a plane in Dubai, went into the bathroom, no shower just a plastic tub to wash your hair and there was still water in the bath with the plug in I'm guessing from the previous people in the room....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my family last night, myself and my mum in one room, my brother and step dad in another. Fair enough, we booked knowing it was not a five star hotel however, we were rather surprised how dirty it was (sticky carpet, mouldy bathroom ceiling, smelly corridors to mention a few). Despite this, we tried to make...

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Do not stay, one of the most depressing places I've stayed since backpacking in India. The room was cramped, could not sit on the loo properly as the sink was in the way. No soap to wash with in the shower. Very noisy, walls made off paper and desperately in need of an upgrade.

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South West Scotland
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is a scruffy disgrace, and in many parts plain dangerous. The publicity photo is taken from across the river looking at the rear of the property, in reality it is right beside a busy road and bridge. On entering the bar/breakfast room/reception room straight off the street the general look of the place didn’t bode well. Knowing the...

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

From the outside and some of the photos you might think that this could be a quirky little place. From the layout it certainly has that as an opportunity but the rooms need investment and a good clean (dust and cobwebs in the ceilings / fans and corners). The breakfast was fine and the staff were very nice / helpful....

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: 2 North Station Road, Colchester CO1 1RB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range: £58 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riverside Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“There are none”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother!”
 of 5 bubbles Englischer, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The hotel sits on the corner of a busy road which is noisy from about 7.00am if you have a window open you might find it disturbing.”
 of 5 bubbles Dave_Peddie, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Riverside rooms”
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“Need to read the honest comments!”
 of 5 bubbles Alph, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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