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Riverside Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 3 Roydon B&B and Inns
Surrey, UK
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41 reviews
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“A special place and great value!”
Reviewed 11 April 2013

I stayed at Riverside whilst attending a conference in Harlow and it was a great place to come home to at the end of a long day. It is only a ten minute drive from the town and yet one feels as if you are right out in the country. It is located very close to Roydon station, so access by public transport is also an option. The owner, Ann, is very attentive and keeps the place spotlessly clean, providing a good selection of things for breakfast (cereal, fresh fruit, juice, yoghurt, breads etc) which are enjoyed in your room and I am sure she would readily accommodate any specific requirements one might have. Other highlights included a brilliantly powerful, hot shower, a good sized fridge and bottled water provided every day - something I certainly did not expect for such a reasonable price.

Not to detract from this being a very positive review, there are one or two small things that prevent me giving Riverside a 5 star rating, although I am light sleeper so they might not be a concern for most people! I have already mentioned the proximity of the trains which do run from fairly early in the morning and the double bed was somewhat firmer than I am used to. There is also a sensor alarm on the front door which I tended to hear as my room was over the hallway, but Ann very kindly turned it off when we knew that another guest was leaving early in the morning. Also, parking is fairly tight and required a degree of cooperation between guests.

But these are all minor considerations and would certainly not stop me from choosing Riverside when next staying in the area. So much nicer than staying in an impersonal chain hotel, it is a lovely little place at an excellent price!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Riverside is lovely guesthouse in the pretty village of Roydon on the Essex / Hertfordshire border. The village is particularly well catered for with a good selection of pubs & restaurants and perfectly placed for getting into London with a regular train service to both Liverpool Street Station and also to Stratford and the Westfield Shopping complex. The Guesthouse itself is absolutely first class with comfortable en-suite rooms and fresh fruit provided each day and there is always a warm and friendly welcome from the owner Ann and her family who simply can't do enough for you. I came here in June 2007 for a short stay and due to work commitments in the area ended up staying until November 2011!! I have since returned for occasional visits and couldn't recommend this B&B highly enough, Excellent value for money and wonderful hosts.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Riverside Guesthouse

Property: Riverside Guesthouse
Address: 218 High Street, Roydon, Harlow CM19 5EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Harlow > Roydon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Roydon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverside guesthouse is 4-Star graded. Set in the beautiful Essex village of Roydon. Within easy reach of Harlow, the M11/M25, Stansted Airport and 2 mins from the station with main line connection to London Liverpool St (35mins)/Cambridge (45mins). Clean, comfortable, en-suite accommodation serviced daily. Free wifi, off road parking and a warm friendly service guaranteed. Ideal friendly relaxing village location. ... more   less 
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Riverside Guesthouse Roydon

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