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Boswell House Hotel

118-120 Springfield Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LF England
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#5 of 10 hotels in Chelmsford
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The Boswell House Hotel is a 19th Century town house in Chelmsford converted in 1980. Awarded a rating of THREE STARS by Visit England the hotel offers high standards of accommodation and service in pleasant and informal surroundings. All 12 bedrooms have bath and/or shower en suite, complimentary wi-fi, television, radio and a well stocked hospitality tray. Ground floor and 2 large family rooms are available. All rooms are for non smokers. Facilities include a comfortable well- stocked lounge bar and restaurant offering traditional home cooking sourcing local ingredients. Visit England Breakfast Award. Visit England Service Excellence Award The Hotel is within easy walking distance of the Railway station, Essex Records Office and the new John Lewis Store in Bond Street. Chelmsford is England’s newest city and is home to Cathedral, Essex County Cricket and excellent shopping facilities. The city is a good base to explore London and Stansted Airport is just 30 minutes away by car.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Car hire
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ben W wrote a review Aug 2023
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Lovely little place to stay and very welcoming beds let us have a lovely sleep and the place is so peaceful and quiet which is what you need to be able to get a good sleep the breakfast was lovely perfect portion to feel your breakfast need
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 20 Aug 2023
Hello BenwS5534CK... Thank you for taking the time to write a review for your stay at The Boswell House Hotel. I am pleased that you were comfortable and enjoyed a good night's sleep. I'm also pleased that you enjoyed your Full Breakfast and it set you up for the day. We look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Chelmsford.
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Jason Eyre wrote a review Jun 2023
Sheffield, United Kingdom3 contributions
Nice hotel in an excellent location. Perfect for a recent visit with the family for a friend's 50th Birthday party. Clean and comfortable. The owners were lovely and the breakfast superb, and at a good price too. Thank you, we'll definitely come back next time we visit Chelmsford.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Steve Boorman, Owner at Boswell House Hotel
Responded 30 Jun 2023
Thank you for the review following your recent visit to The Boswell House Hotel. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our large Family Room. We look forward to welcoming you again when you next visit Chelmsford
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DayTrip598822 wrote a review Jan 2023
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We stayed in a large Family Room which was well equipped. The property has a good car park which is free. The owners were very helpful and made a lovely breakfast. Its very close to Chelmsford Town Centre which was very handy. Would definitely stay there again if in area.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Andrew H wrote a review Dec 2022
We received a really friendly welcome and had a lovely large family room. Breakfast was great. The hotel is in an excellent location, with free parking and a very short stroll to Chelmsford town centre. Everyone in the family are looking forwards to returning.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 8 Dec 2022
Hello AndrewH, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at The Boswell House Hotel and we are pleased that you enjoyed the large family room and breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Chelmsford.
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Carly J wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had a wonderful time staying here. We were in Chelmsford for a party which was just down the road. We arrived a little early and we were going to park and walk into town, luckily when we arrived our room was ready so it was nice to be able to unpack straight away and get showered and ready for our evening, the showers were brilliant. Tea, coffee and biscuits in the room on arrival. Comfortable beds and lots of space in the bedrooms. The couple running the place could not do enough for us! They were delightful and tended to our every need. Full English breakfast the next day was well needed and it was delicious. Would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Apr 2022
Hello Carly .. Thank you for the review of your recent stay at the Boswell House Hotel. We are very pleased that you were comfortable and enjoyed a relaxing night away. We look forward to welcoming you again when you return to Chelmsford.
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Craig M wrote a review Apr 2022
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What a lovely quaint hotel the Bosworth House is. We were down in Chelmsford for a party and the hotel was just a couple of minutes away from the venue. Just what we needed for an overnight stay. The bed was comfortable, the room was warm and the shower was great. Also as a bonus, parking and breakfast come with the fee, there were no hidden extra charges. My partner is celiac vegetarian and that didn't seem to phase them. They made special arrangements so her full English breakfast come gluten and meat free. The breakfast was delicious with continuous refills of coffee. It was a lovely stay and I would highly recommend it if you're ever staying in Chelmsford.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Apr 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review of the BOSWELL HOUSE HOTEL following your recent stay. I am pleased that we were able to provide breakfast for your partner to suit her dietary requirements. Thank you for your comments and that you are happy to recommend the hotel. We look forward to seeing you again next time you visit Chelmsford.
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Andrew wrote a review Dec 2021
Coventry, United Kingdom134 contributions38 helpful votes
The house was having the heating system replaced in December so this was a two night break escaping the cold for warmth and so our five year old was away from tools. We therefore enjoyed the comfort of the family room for two nights. Room was clean, comfortable and nicely warm! Traditional breakfast and everything that we needed for our two nights as a family away. The owners kindly ensured toys were in the room to help make our son feel welcome. A classic fun family night of no television and just relaxing playing connect four was the result. It is not often when local that you stay in a nearby hotel but pleased to have picked a family business rather than one of the chains. Delighted to recommend to anyone seeking the traditional bed and breakfast experience.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 Jan 2022
Hello Andrew, Thank you for the review of your recent stay at the Boswell House Hotel and we are glad that you enjoyed your short break away from the builders. I hope that the work is nearing completion. We are also pleased that you were able to relax in a family friendly hotel. Thank you for your recommendation.
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ThelmaBournemouth wrote a review Oct 2021
Bournemouth, United Kingdom147 contributions61 helpful votes
We were looking for a convenient place to stay in the town centre, and yet again Trip Advisor did not let us down, as we chose Boswell House based on previous reviews. Our double room was a really good size, with en suite bathroom, and in quiet position as requested. Always a number one priority for us - everything was spotlessly clean, and the bed ensured a comfortable sleep. We stayed for 4 nights and so enjoyed a few breakfasts, prepared just as requested. Another important factor was parking. Finally, Stephen and Andrea are very professional yet friendly hosts. We would be very happy to stay again when next visiting family in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 14 Oct 2021
Hello ThelmaBournemouth, Thank you very much for the review of your recent stay at The Boswell House Hotel and your kind words. We are glad that you had a comfortable stay and look forward to seeing you again when you next visit your family in Chelmsford.
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Veggierunner wrote a review Aug 2021
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Visiting friends and family in the area and we wanted somewhere that was handy for the station and also somewhere to park my car. This hotel fitted was spot on for us. Such welcoming owners and helpful owners. The room was so clean, breakfast great too and catered for allergies and it didn't seem like anything was too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in staying her again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 16 Sept 2021
Dear Janie466 Thank you for the review of your recent stay at The Boswell House Hotel. We are pleased that the hotel suited your needs and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Chelmsford.
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John R wrote a review Aug 2021
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An excellent family run hotel. Warm and welcoming and can't wait to repeat the experience. I honestly can't think of any faults. Clean tidy and everything and more one would expect from a two star hotel. In fact not sure why not three star.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Steve Boorman, Owner at Boswell House Hotel
Responded 20 Aug 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay at The Boswell House Hotel. It has been very difficult time for a small independent hotel and I am pleased that we were able to offer you a warm and welcoming experience in a Covid safe environment. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on your next visit to Chelmsford.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boswell House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Boswell House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Everyman Cinema (0.2 miles), Bond Street (0.2 miles), and Professor Delgados Escape Rooms (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Boswell House 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 Boswell House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Boswell House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boswell House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Las Iguanas Chelmsford, Bill's Chelmsford, and Fridays - Chelmsford.
Is Boswell House Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Chelmsford.
Are there any historical sites close to Boswell House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hylands Estate (2.5 miles).
Is Boswell House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.