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Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133) Hotel
Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great stay for a short break”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Lovely clean and comfortable room.Staff were helpful and pleasant. Would definitely go back. Only let down was one morning having to wait for nearly 40 mins for breakfast. But the service and food were good.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Friendly, helpful welcome. Clean and comfortable quiet room. Restaurant in the pub next door offered good basic food and more friendly service. Slept wonderfully well in a comfy bed. Next time I'm in Colchester - I will book in here again.

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Couldn't fault the service from the friendly staff. Booked an extra night at very short notice and the staff managed to organise it so that I kept the same room. My friend and I had a good steak meal in the restaurant next door.

  • Stayed October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Hotel just like others fantastic and up to date restaurant eve ? Didn't eat, breakfast need more staff food OK , reception staff were fantastic and the room was supper clean grounds were tidy and clean

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Mold, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

We came down to bring the Christmas presents to our son and his family. They only live 5 minutes walk away so the location is ideal. I booked on the Premier Inn website as usual without stating a room choice. However, Tracie, on reception, recognised our name and knew we preferred a ground floor room on health reasons, so this was made available. This young lady is a jewel!! Breakfasts are very good here, and Santa was a hit with our young grandchildren. Overall another great stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

I stayed at the hotel with 2 friends on Dec 7th while attending an evening event in the city centre. We were greeted on reception by the friendly and professional Sarah. She was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Our rooms were spotless, large and comfortable, on the ground floor around the corner from reception. The Sunday morning my roommate and I noticed a leak coming from underneath the bath and reported this to Sarah who said it would be taken care of ASAP but as we were then leaving it was too late for our stay.

We had a fabulous breakfast in the pub next door where the serving staff were equally as pleasant. After leaving the hotel my roommate realised she had lost a valuable ring and was really quite upset. We rang the hotel and Sarah walked down to the room while I was on the phone and spoke to someone who was presumably cleaning the room. They found the ring within 10 secs......we were so relieved and retuned to pick it up. We then decided to buy some coffees in the pub next door & were quite surprised that the containers were only half full only to be told that this was how the machine measured them. If we wanted full cups, 2 coffees would cost £10.00..........a very steep price!!

Apart from the leak and the coffees we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Friendly hotel reception staff on arrival and premier inn room as expected - nice size, comfy bed, sofa, desk , flat screen TV. Shower was good. Only rated average becasue room temperature (with the room controlled heating switched off!) was far too high - so hot it made it very hard to sleep the first night, the second night we did our best to cool the room down and had a slightly better sleep and toilet in the room did not flush properly. Both are things that should be right in a hotel so was a bit disappointed. Breakfast the first morning was terrible - inedible eggs and very slow seating and topping up of food and drinks. The second morning it was like a totally different place - there was a very on the ball young man who seemd to keep everyting going and topped everything up and was quick and friendly about it - he took our complaint about bad service and cooking the day before very nicely and even popped back to cheeck our cooked breakfasts were ok this time despite the fact he was very busy. Car park on site always seemed to have a few spaces available and hotel is a few minutes walk from a leisure centre complex with bowling etc and about 15 minute walk into the town. Taxi for 6 later in the evening into town was £8-9. Would not recommend and evening meal at the adjoining Beefeater.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133) Hotel

Property: Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133) Hotel
Address: Cowdray Avenue, Colchester CO1 1UT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Colchester
#3 Family Hotel in Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover Roman temples and landscapes beloved by John Constable right on your doorstep ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Premier Inn Colchester Central Hotel Colchester
Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133) Hotel Essex

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