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Boswell House Hotel

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Room & Suite (11)
Dining (3)


GreenLeaders Bronze level
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)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know


Full view
88Good for walkers
Grade: 88 out of 100
42Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
10Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
6Room tips
Traveller rating
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Popular mentions
Stayed here as working locally, where can I start! Hotel owners are as mentioned in previous reviews must be the most friendliest and helpful people you can ever meet, nothing is a problem. The rooms are very comfortable and being near a main road surprisingly quiet. Premier Inn
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Response from stevebos, Owner at Boswell House Hotel
Responded 21 Dec 2018
Hello Kevin W Thank you for your fantastic review. I am glad that you were happy with your stay and found that a small independent hotel can offer the levels of comfort and service that you might expect from the larger chain hotels. It is important to us that our guests leave the hotel having had a good experience and want to return. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year.
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Very happy with hotel as we could leave car and walk to the city centre. Very comfortable bed and quiet despite being on the main road. We were made very welcome and the breakfasts were very pleasant. We’ve stayed at many places in the UK and are happy to say that we would be
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Response from stevebos, Owner at Boswell House Hotel
Responded 11 Sep 2018
Hello Peter D … Thank you very much for the review of your recent stay at The Boswell House Hotel. We are very pleased that you were comfortable and enjoyed your visit back to Chelmsford. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip.
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5 of us stayed 2 nights. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners. Rooms were clean and the beds comfy. Great breakfasts, both the standard Full English and the vegetarian version. Own parking was a big bonus and very convenient location only 5-10 minutes walk into town
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Response from stevebos, Owner at Boswell House Hotel
Responded 6 Sep 2018
Thank you very much for the review of your recent stay at The Boswell House Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that we have made a lasting impression. We look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Chelmsford.
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I stayed here for work in December. I can’t express how kind the couple are that run the hotel. The bed was comfortable, room very clean and breakfast was amazing. It’s a lovey traditional hotel. I can’t recommend this hotel enough!
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Response from stevebos, Owner at Boswell House Hotel
Responded 21 Feb 2018
Hello James G...Thank you for your review following your stay at The Boswell House Hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Chelmsford
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I've returned here 3 times now as it is a great little find. The owners are lovely, friendly and helpful . The breakfast choice is good and large English breakfast (if u want or just poached eggs) the hotel may not be 5* to some as there are avocado bathroom suites, the decor
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Response from stevebos, Owner at Boswell House Hotel
Responded 15 Feb 2018
Dear Jill O Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and for your kind and positive comments. As a small independent hotel we aim to be different to the large impersonal chain hotels and offer value for money for our guests. Our location is close to the City Centre and our large free car park has proved to be a great asset for you during your stay. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Chelmsford.
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Ensuite bathroom (Room 3)
Basic room, basic bed (room 3). Interesting clock/radio/tea kettle combo.
Photo provided by managementBoswell House Hotel
"All seemed good"
"All the rooms are good"
"Single room is on ground floor, fairly quiet. Other rooms upstairs."
"I have slept in several of the rooms as l stay at this hotel once a week only difference is do you prefer a shower or bath."
"Second floor towards the back of the hotel seems to be the quieter.Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, but that might have been because there were not many people staying."
United KingdomEnglandChelmsford
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