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Colchester Boutique Hotel

4-6 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ England
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#1 of 21 hotels in Colchester
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We are a boutique hotel so all of our rooms are unique in furnishing, decor, size and layout - no two are the same. Most of our rooms are on the first floor, with 3 being on the ground floor (single, twin & double). If you require a ground floor room, please contact us to ensure you have booked the correct room for your needs. Our standard and luxury guest rooms at The Colchester Boutique Hotel have private ensuite bathrooms, towels are provided, complimentary shower products, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, TV and wifi. Bottled still and sparkling water is provided in the rooms. Our luxury rooms have air conditioning - if you require air-conditioning please enquire which rooms are fitted. Restaurant: Our restaurant is not currently open. We are providing a complimentary continental breakfast to our guests served with tea, coffee or juices. We are taking afternoon tea reservations for Wednesday to Saturday 12-5pm by prior reservation with a minimum of 24hrs notice. Bar: drinks are available to our guests every day until 10pm, even if the bar is not open. Please ask at reception. Accessibility: Our hotel has 3 steps at the front entrance with handrails but has disabled access at the rear. Parking: We have a limited amount of onsite parking on a first come first served basis.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
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Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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cac wrote a review 21 Feb
Martlesham Heath, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
I visited with a friend for Afternoon Tea including fizz. We arrived a little early but this wasn’t an issue and we were shown to our table by the window. The room was warm and very cosy. We began with a glass of Prosecco followed by our Afternoon Tea which comprised of 4 sandwiches each, a fruit scone with strawberry jam and clotted cream and 4 small cakes. Our host was attentive and very friendly, he left us to eat, drink and chat but kept popping back to check we were okay. A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on a wet Wednesday in February, I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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James P wrote a review 20 Feb
4 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I visited for our wedding anniversary. The service was unbeatable. Roland couldn’t do enough for us. My wife is vegan and she was catered to with oat milk for tea and vegan cheese and ham for breakfast. The room and hotel were beautiful
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and feedback which is very much appreciated and we thank you for supporting a small independent business. We're pleased you enjoyed celebrating your anniversary with a stay here and we hope you'll book again with us in the future. Kind regards from all the team Colchester Boutique Hotel
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Sue wrote a review 14 Feb
Basildon, United Kingdom2 contributions
Wonderful afternoon tea. The host was fabulous and very friendly. Lovely setting and gorgeous food. Loved it. Food was well presented and very tasty. Right next to the high street so very convenient to walk into town for shopping. Host made the best espresso coffee.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and feedback which is very much appreciated and we thank you for supporting a small independent business. We're pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea here and your espresso! We hope you'll book again with us. Kind regards from all the team Colchester Boutique Hotel
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stephen d c wrote a review 6 Feb
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Excellent service and after noon tea first time here will definitely be going back again this was given to us as a birthday present gift we were also shown around the hotel. It was very tastefully decorated and furnished would definitely recommend this hotel for after noon tea or a stay here very central to the city.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and feedback which is very much appreciated and we thank you for supporting a small independent business. We're pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea here and the tour of the hotel and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards from all the team Colchester Boutique Hotel
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Claire W wrote a review Jan 2024
Colchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
My family and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea at Colchester Boutique Hotel today, delicious good quality food in a lovely tea room, our whole experience was made even more special by the manager Danny who was really welcoming and friendly, highly recommended👍
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and feedback which is very much appreciated and we thank you for supporting a small independent business. We're pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience here at Colchester Boutique Hotel and hope you'll book again with us in the future. Kind regards from all the team Colchester Boutique Hotel
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Jet24850535037 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We booked afternoon tea to celebrate my birthday. When Danny greeted us he wished me a happy birthday which was thoughtful. When the tea arrived, which was delicious, there was a candle in one of the cakes and he proceeded to sing to me. The tea was taken in a small dining room set out as a library, very cosy. We later learned that the hotel had previously been a Solicitors for nearly 140 years when the owner took it on about 7 years ago.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is a little restricted in the road but there is parking to the rear accessed by an...
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and feedback which is very much appreciated and we thank you for supporting a small independent business. We're pleased you enjoyed your birthday celebrations with afternoon tea here at Colchester Boutique Hotel and hope you'll book again with us in the future. Kind regards from all the team Colchester Boutique Hotel
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liz wrote a review Dec 2023
Crete, Greece3 contributions
The afternoon tea was delicious. The bread used for the sandwiches was really fresh and we had a nice selection of fillings. We both loved the scones and thought the selection of cakes were delightful. The staff were very friendly and attentive without going over the top.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JoCo wrote a review Dec 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent stay! Lovely decor and spotlessly clean. Daniel gave me a very warm welcome and the staff were friendly and helpful. I was at the back of the hotel so it was so quiet and l had a very comfortable sleep. I would highly recommend The Colchester Boutique Hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 11 Dec 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and feedback which is very much appreciated and we thank you for supporting a small independent business. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Colchester Boutique Hotel and hope you'll book again with us in the future. Kind regards from all the team Colchester Boutique Hotel
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SophieClaire wrote a review Nov 2023
6 contributions2 helpful votes
We attended Saturday 25th of November for an afternoon tea deal we booked through Red Letter Days. The hotel itself it decorated beautifully and really quirky. Danny really looked after us and very polite and friendly. Food was gorgeous and present well. Will be returning and recommending!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 27 Nov 2023
Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your review and feedback which means a lot to us. We're pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience here at Colchester Boutique Hotel and do hope you'll book with us again. Thank you for supporting a small, local, independent business. Kind regards from all the team Colchester Boutique Hotel
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Neil M wrote a review Nov 2023
Hook, United Kingdom2 contributions
This is a charming hotel near the centre of Colchester. The room was very nicely decorated, lovely en-suite, complementary parking and breakfast. Staff were also attentive and courteous. The fact that the building is a few hundred years old is even more special.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Narrow entrance if you are arriving by car, you just need to be really careful as you drive...
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Responded 13 Nov 2023
Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your review and feedback which means a lot to us. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Colchester Boutique Hotel and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for supporting a small, local, independent business. Kind regards from all the team Colchester Boutique Hotel
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PRICE RANGE
£100 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Blue Ivy Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEssexColchester
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colchester Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Colchester Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Colchester (0.3 miles), Headgate Theatre (0.2 miles), and Mercury Theatre (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Colchester Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Colchester Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Colchester Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colchester Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Timbers, Cafe Med, and Turtle Bay Colchester.
Is Colchester Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Colchester.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Colchester Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Colchester Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Roman Circus Visitor Centre (0.5 miles), Dutch Quarter (0.1 miles), and The Claudius Gateway the Holy Bagel (0.3 miles).