I stayed at The North Hill Hotel for two nights at the end of June on a business trip. I always like to avoid the big hotel chains whenever possible, so I was delighted to find this place, which coupled a pretty reasonable price with what appeared to be a fantastic restaurant.
On arrival, first impressions were pretty positive. I was welcomed warmly & given directions to the local NCP car park, which was available at a discounted rate for hotel guests. My room proved to be similarly welcoming, with an extremely comfortable bed & a nice shower room. The one extremely minor irritation with the room was that the bathroom fan seemed to make a slightly more annoying buzzing sound than was strictly necessary!
Sleep-wise, I always find it difficult to sleep in a town centre hotel and, true to form, I struggled somewhat here. My room was at the front of the hotel & there was reasonable amount of traffic noise during the night, but that's the price you pay for being conveniently located. Rather more annoying was the bloke drunkenly singing outside my window at 4 in the morning on the second night. Again though, there's nothing The North Hill Hotel could be realistically expected to do about that kind of thing.
More than compensating for the restless night was the food. It was fantastic. Special mentions go to the service, which was fantastic, and also to the bacon at breakfast time! It was the tastiest bacon I've ever eaten. By all accounts, it's from a rare breed, a fact which can be largely explained by the fact it tastes amazing!
A 4 o'clock drunken serenade aside, I had a great stay & will look forward to returning next time I'm in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here at The North Hill Hotel we strive to provide a convenient and friendly place to stay in the heart of the old Roman Capital city which is full of character, but softened behind a modern clean exterior. We are commited to giving a consistant friendly service to all our guests in a way which will surpass any previous expectations of value in the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- North Hill Colchester
- The North Hill Hotel Colchester, Essex