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“Another Perfect Weekend”
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St Elmo with its spacious paved parking area
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St Elmo with its spacious paved parking area
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25 reviews
St Elmo with its spacious paved parking area
Comfortable living room with new leather furniture, flat screen TV, DVD etc.
Living room
Dining room with access to totally enlosed rear garden
Spacious bright and airy kitchen
Kitchen
Master bedroom with ensuite shower and flat screen tv
Twin bedded room with flat screen TV
Single bedroom
Family bathroom
Stairs
Rear enclosed, secure garden
Rear garden
Nearby sandy beach
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Mersea Island, Colchester, Essex, England

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Excellent - based on 25 reviews
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Sam T
Watford, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another Perfect Weekend”
Reviewed 18 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This is our 3rd or 4th stay at St Elmo and it seems to get better each time.
The booking process with Kathy is faultless, we are now sent emails that feel like communicating with an old friend rather than a business transaction.
When we arrive and are greeted by Christina, again it feels like old friends and nothing is too much trouble. Even making a return visit to get the BBQ out of the shed as the weather was quite good this weekend!
The house is immaculate and the little touches like milk, coffee, tea is really welcome.
The bathrooms all have miniature toiletries in them, which is fantastic as I know I don't have to worry when we are there just for a long weekend.
Poo Bags are by the back door, and there is a bowl and towel for our four legged baby. So everyone in the party is looked after.
Christina is obviously a dog lover herself as she is never put off by our over zealous terrier and even makes time to give him a stroke.
Since our last visit there is now new couches in the lounge and the bathrooms have been decorated, it's these constant upgrades that make St Elmo stand out from the rest.
We come back year after year and will continue to do so (until we've outstayed out welcome or bought our own place) as each time we come a little piece of my heart gets left behind in West Mersea,
Highly recommend the accommodation to anyone, with or without a dog as it is a home from home with the beach on your doorstep.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Apr 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. It is always encouraging for us when guests notice the accommodation upgrades we make. We feel privileged to have such appreciative guests and especially those that leave the house as perfect as you do. We truly do encourage guests with dogs and you know that you will always be welcome at St Elmo.
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Pamela M
1 review
“St Elmo -west mersea”
Reviewed 10 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Very spacious chalet bungalow -comfortable with everything you need -dog friendly with safe enclosed back garden -large driveway at front with room for 4 cars /near to all amenities -beaches within walking distance -nearby park to walk dog and Cudmore Country park short drive away -dog friendly pubs nearby -just had a very nice relaxing break there

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Management Response
12 Feb 2017
We are so glad you enjoyed your break at St Elmo. Fortunately the weather was kind for the time of the year. Mersea Island does have plenty of good amenities and lots of dog-friendly places to walk.
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Soest, Germany
Reviewed 11 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jan 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write the review, it is much appreciated.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in St Elmo and hope you will visit us again in the future.
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Robert Ed...
1 review
“A master-Class in the presentation of a holiday-let!”
Reviewed 23 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Everything perfect and no stone unturned to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of visitors. Location A1 for shops and dog-walks, all of which are excellent. Just the best possible place to switch off for a while with none of life's worries. Fully recommended and we will return !

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Dec 2016
Thank you so much for your comments and pleased that the location was ideal for you. It is nice to know that you intend to return for another holiday.
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elliesedd...
Thurrock, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I would love to go back with my dogs again”
Reviewed 22 December 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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person found this review helpful

In October my husband and I stayed at St Elmo with our 3 dogs, we absolutely loved it, very dog friendly and house spotlessly clean and tidy. lovely large accommodation with fully equipped kitchen, enclosed and fully safe clean back garden for the dogs and would suit young children.Owner provided dog water bowl, towels and poo bags, very much appreciated. House walking distance to local park, beach and all shops and cafes, we didn't not go in the car for the week except to Cudmore country park. The local beach is fantastic and very dog friendly, also all the local people are polite, very friendly and love dogs. I have never been to Mersea Island previously and I live in Essex, I can not recommend the Island or this accommodation enough.

I did look to book for another week in 2017 but unfortunately the dates we would like are all fully booked. Maybe 2018.

the Jacobs family and 3 terriers

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Dec 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write the review, we do appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed Mersea Island as it is a "paradise for dogs". Sorry that the dates you looked for in 2017 were not available and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Anne T
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant accommodation”
Reviewed 2 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This was excellent accommodation immaculate, very good tourist information provided.
Easy access to town centre and beaches. Lots of parking. Could be made to sleep six. Would certainly stay again. Nothing as too much trouble lovely touch for the dogs

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Liked best: Cleanliness space lovely garden good position
Liked least: There wasn't anything bad about this property
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Nov 2016
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in St Elmo. Thank you for the kind comments. We do appreciate all the views as it does help us to keep improving everything. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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542Debora...
Hertford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely, big house!”
Reviewed 5 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

I stayed here with my mother for a week. Spacious and clean, very comfortable house.
Very convenient location in West Mersea, near shops and the Coast Road.
I used to walk there in the evenings watch the sun set against the boats. Beautiful.
Definitely recommend staying in St. Elmo.

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Sep 2016
Thank you for your kind comments. We like to make St Elmo as welcoming as possible and endeavour to keep it to a high standard of cleanliness. We look forward to seeing you and your mother at some future date.
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