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Maison Talbooth
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dedham
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Luxurious”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is a lovely luxurious small boutique hotel and our stay from beginning to end was perfect. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by extremely helpful and happy staff until we departed, nothing was too much trouble. We had lovely hot sunny weather and so were able to make full use of the swimming pool and pool house. Our room, Keats, (more of a suite really) was huge. It had the biggest and most comfortable bed I have ever slept in and the quality of the bedding was divine. The bathroom was amazing, a huge shower with lovely strong jets, and a sunken bath. It was total luxury. Our deal included a meal in Milsoms, just down the road, and we were taken there (and later collected) by a member of staff in the hotels Range Rover. Before retiring to bed we were asked if there was anything else they could do for us and then bid good night. Breakfast the next morning was top quality. Again we were greeted warmly. There is plenty of choice, from the cereals, fresh fruits and pastries to the many and varied options of a cooked breakfast. The quality of the produce was excellent and the bacon particularly tasty. It may be a little expensive but it is really worth it for a special occasion. I must again reiterate the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, they really do this lovely place justice.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Brief stay at this lovely hotel whilst working in Colchester.

Arriving late after a show there was someone to open the door, show the room and serve drinks and food. Even though it was late there was no sense that the staff were trying to close up.

The room was huge, big very comfy bed and a huge and well designed bathroom. Cannot fault the room in fact- the styling might not be to everybody's taste- but it had a great view overlooking the Dedham valley that I challenge anyone to fault.

Overslept for breakfast, but coffee and pastries were brought up. My only real criticism was that i was unable to enjoy the pool and spend the rest of the day at the hotel- there was a wedding in- and perhaps felt a little that they were keen to see the hotel empty, of course understandably for the new guests.

It is a small and boutique hotel with personal service- the prices are not cheap and even with a deal the hotel competes with top prices London hotels, yet there is much to recommend. The hotel has various sister hotels and a restaurant off site and has clearly developed a loyal following.

Anyone wanting a romantic weekend could do a lot worse.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We recently stayed here to celebrate my GF's 30th Birthday. I had booked up a few months beforehand as I knew the hotel was very popular and gets booked up very fast, especially on Saturday's which was the day we stayed.

The booking area team were very helpful and quick to respond to my enquiries. They recommended that the Shakespeare Suite was one of their premium rooms so I went with that choice.

Upon arrival we were politely welcomed and shown to our seating area for the afternoon tea I had additionally arranged. The food was fantastic and presented very well. Each plate on the tier was explained in detail and the staff were very attentive throughout the tea.

On to the room - very impressive! The suite had its own reception area, spacious bedroom and a huge on-suite bathroom. The room also had its very own hot-tub just outside on it's almost private patio area. The bed was very comfortable which I'll come back to in a minute.

I also booked my GF in for a full body massage that afternoon which she highly recommended. The only negative concern she had was the route in which she was escorted to the Spa treatment room by a member of staff. She had to walk through the main hotel lobby area and up the stairs in her bath robe before the treatment began. She thought it might be a little less intrusive if she was allowed to get changed in the treatment room instead or perhaps been taken to the room by an alternative route (a more discreet route).

That evening we had dinner reservations at Le Talbooth. The hotel provided courtesy transport to the restaurant for all guests with reservations. Due to a bit a queue in the lobby for the transportation we were late for the reservation (I imagine 8pm is a popular time to dine). This wasn't a problem though with the restaurant and made no difference in the end. Upon arriving at the restaurant we were asked if we would like to have a drink at the bar before our meal which we did. Whilst having a drink we were provided with a menu for the restaurant and then shortly after, a waiter was taking our food orders for dinner which I found a bit weird. Although, everybody else was being asked so I assume it was the way the restaurant normally operated. The food and service itself was outstanding, worth every penny! The Chateaubriand was great!

All in all a very nice stay. My only real upsets were a couple of things. The weather was pretty miserable so we couldn't fully use all swimming pool facility. Also - back to the bed situation - we had only been back in the UK for one day upon check-in (We had just flown back from Mexico). I think the lack of sleep the day before really hit us as we overslept and completely missed breakfast the following morning as a result. I did inform the reception area of this when we checked out however, I found it a bit disappointing that we wasn't offered a quick tea/coffee or something as a little consolation to missing breakfast. I completely accept it was our fault we missed it but I just felt a little bit more could have been done considering it cost me almost £800 that night. On to my last point - I was almost billed and charged for another guest's SPA treatment also but after querying this the receptionist was quick to rectify their mistake.

All in all - A very enjoyable stay, just a little bit disappointed with the ending.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Had a meal here in December 2013.
food was excellent as was the service, felt like we had a value for money, food was delicious and the wine menu was extensive, the whole experience felt special and we will certainly be returning.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Juan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

I can only say that the 'Shelley' room needed a good lick of paint and a new set of windows! There was a tremendous draft coming through every window which made the room cold even when heating was on full blast. The tap in the large bathroom was loose, and the jacuzzi bath shot a fountain of water across the room! Hence the wood around the sink surround was rotten. On the up side, a very comfy bed, friendly staff and really good food from the kitchens.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kent
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for our wedding anniversary and it was delightful, we were shown to our room, Shelley, which was beautiful, the hotel is like no other, the staff were friendly, always a smile on their faces and truly seemed to enjoy there work especially a very helpful lady called Tracy.
Keep up the good work guys!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joy K
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Booked a night away at very late notice and decided to go for the Shakespeare Suite as my wife and I had stayed in this room some years before and the room was exceptional. Got a great deal on the room as the night we stayed was midweek and pretty much had the hotel to ourselves! Room was fantastic as before and this time we went in our own private hot tub which comes with the room as the weather was good. The cleanliness of the hot tub was impeccable and the staff left additional towels which was a nice touch. Had a meal at Milsoms instead of Le Talbooth for a change and found it very relaxing and the food was very good, just an idyllic setting and only 5 mins from the hotel. The hotel will also drop you off and pick you up from the restaurant, and are only a phone call away. Staff were great especially Steffi, who let us have a look around the empty rooms after our breakfast the morning we left for future bookings and to get an idea of the rooms. The photo's on the website do not do the rooms justice, everyone of them is gorgeous and are all decked to to an exceptional high standard. Perfect stay, Incredibly attentive staff, you have a winning formula here for couples, business and families... Stay, you'll love it!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Greg C
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Property: Maison Talbooth
Address: Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Dedham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dedham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3 star — Maison Talbooth 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its breath-taking position overlooking the Dedham Vale, this superb Victorian country house hotel offers a unique getaway. Maison Talbooth, part of the Milsom Hotels and Restaurants is the perfect to step back, relax and indulge at any time of year. The hotel as twelve bedrooms which are carefully furnished with many individual touches, super comfy king size beds and complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar. Many rooms have far reaching views over the Vale. The pool house with outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and log burning fire under a covered stoop offers pure relaxation all year round. Heated to a delicious 85˚all year round enabling guests to enjoy swimming even in the depths of winter! To complete the picture a tennis court is set on high ground with amazing views over the valley. Guests can pamper themselves in the Treatment Rooms; the hotel’s day spa offers a variety of treatments for mind, body and soul. Dining at Le Talbooth, a minute away be courtesy car is the highlight of a stay in Dedham. In an enviable situation beside the river Stour, the restaurant offers great food, wine and service with the added bonus of dining outside on the terrace during the summer under a huge architectural sail. ... more   less 
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