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“Wonderful place for a romantic anniversary”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maison Talbooth

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Maison Talbooth
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dedham
Certificate of Excellence
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173 reviews
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“Wonderful place for a romantic anniversary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

My husband booked this hotel as a surprise for our anniversary, and our friends, who all seem to have visited the place already, have been raving about it. The place surely lived up to expectations, being a short drive into the beautiful village of Dedham with spectacular views over Dedham vale.
Staff were very welcoming, the weather was warm, even for July, and we were able to make good use of the warm swimming pool and even warmer jacuzzi! We had booked the Betjeman room right at the top of the hotel under the eaves, and the bed was placed central to the room in line with the eaves window, so we awoke to wonderful views of Constable country and Dedham church. Our bed was comfortable, the room clean and well appointed, the towels fluffy, and the shower was powerful with plenty of hot water. We were given lifts to and from Le Talbooth restaurant, and the breakfast was beautifully cooked and served. There were a couple of quirks: There was no safe in the room for valuables, the house is old, so the floor tiles in the bathroom had cracked owing to old house movement, and this being a country house hotel, there was no lift. However, we are still agile, our stay was wonderful, and I am left wondering how I can wangle a swift return!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Suffolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We can not fault our stay. within 30 minutes we felt calm and relaxed. The staff could not be better and they even arranged a baby sitter. The food was super. A swim in the heated pool set us up for our night out. We will be back. This place is a treat.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

A wonderful place to stay - luxurious, comfortable and with impeccable friendly service. We were only staying one night so didn't have time to sample the pool and pool house - but I was so tempted.

The breakfast was excellent, the views wonderful.

We were upgraded from a sister hotel and my only adverse criticism was whether I would have felt full price was worth it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Esher, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed at the Maison after being upgraded from it sister hotel down the road following a double booking (which by the way was handled impeccably and without question). A beautiful boutique hotel with a heated, enclosed private pool with bar facilities etc. The rooms are first class and certainly up to five star hotel ratings with all the extras one would expect - our room has a double bath as well as a decent sized shower. The breakfast was excellent and the service from the moment we arrived to departing was impeccable and very friendly. The courtesy car service to Le Talbooth restaurant or Milsoms was always available and there whenever the guests required the short trip. If I wanted to be picky the rooms were hot but it was mid-summer and we did have aircon available so not much of a pick really.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Great Totham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

A one night stay at this true luxury hotel.
How nice to stay at a top hotel that is a true top hotel. Fantastic rooms, fantastic outdoor pool but the best staff you could wish for. After only being there for one night I felt like I had know the staff for years. They just could not do enough. They served us a lovely breakfast by the pool drove us down to le talbooth restaurant and picked up up. Seriously if you want to stay in a pure class hotel in lovely surroundings then this is the one. See you again very soon

Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Proper service by smart I.e intelligent staff that are well informed and versed in how to provide good service.

Great afternoon tea. Lovely rooms and the newish Spa is great too.

You should really try it.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

My mother and I had a 'special offer of the month' spa treatment and thoroughly enjoyed the experience; it was so relaxing and the staff very pleasant. Afterwards we had a sandwich in the lounge area and Stephanie couldn't do enough to make us welcome. I text my friends whilst there and we will be coming for a spa session/afternoon tea soon. A big thank you to Maison Talbooth staff, you provide an excellent service!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Maison Talbooth
Address: Maison Talbooth 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):
When Maison Talbooth opened 40 years ago, it did so with a huge amount of publicity andit certainly had the WOW factor. At that time, there were very few quality hotels in the country, hardly any en–suite bathrooms and certainly no televisions in the rooms. We have since added 3 fabulous new bedrooms, the Garden Room restaurant, a swimming pool (open all year and heated to a sizzling 30 deg) with outside hot tub, pool house and tennis court.During your stay with us, be sure to book in for a relaxing massage, facial, manicure, or range of other treatments, in our Day Spa. A highlight of your stay will be lunch or dinner at Le Talbooth restaurant, a minute away by courtesy car. ... more   less 
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