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Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133) Hotel
Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Spent three nights and had a very pleasant stay. Really friendly and smiling staff, quiet place and good food. Due to a graduation at the uni, all hotels were fully booked, but I got the last room which was a room designet for disableds. Plenty of space and comfy bed. Nice touch that the full breakfast was ordered from the waiter and made everything I ordered really fresh. Had dinner at the restaurant once which was pretty good - plenty of food, but perhaps a little bit bland. Not much to complain about, though. Would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel the night of my birthday. The room was lovely and spacious, very clean. We booked dinner at the Albert next door. Ive never had any problems with this restaurant but this particular night was dreadful! Wrong drink orders and when i spoke to the head waiter he sniffed my drink to see if i was lying! Two female waiters cleaning tables next to us talking about how they are aiming to get smashed and laid that night. They had ran out of simple ingredients so i was limited to what i could order and when the chefs where cleaning up they decided to stick on some heavy techno/drum and base music whilst doing so! Making the night a complete mock up. Went back to the hotel and the female receptionist was very helpful and listened to everything we said. She gave us complaint cards to fill in. I thought we may get an apology email but to my surprise the manager, head waiter and receptionist came to our door to deeply apologise and gave us a free bottle of rosè, red or white. I was happy with the quick response so i did not let it get to me. Other than that it was a lovely stay. Im from the town so i know where everything is. 5 minute walk to Bowling, leisure centre, aqua springs and mc donalds. Local shops again around 5 minute walk including, dominoes, one stop, local take aways. There is a Asda superstore behind the hotel at around a 10 minute walk or the opposite direction you have about a 15-20 minute walk up a hill into town. Nearby north train station.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Jessica_rose143
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

the premier inn chain is a nice, budget motel but they should indicate on their website and advertising that the rooms do not have telephones. i consider this a safety and health issue. if one is traveling alone and has a medical problem, there is no way to contact the front desk other than crawling down a long hall and down 2 flights of stairs. not everyone travels with a mobile phone, especially those visiting from abroad.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Had a great time here, went to elton john concert, close to town center and park, well worth a visit, staff helpfull ordered taxi for us and they where helpfull and cheap, restaurant was good. close to main road but as hotel had air con it didnt matter. lovely room with large wall tv, sheet if needed. bed pillows great loads of tea coffee sugar.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

The most friendly and efficient welcome and help i've experienced in a long time. Nothing was too much trouble and the reception went out of their way to help with directions and assistance over and above our expectations.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank JennyHHH2014
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

our first stay and found it faultless Tracy the receptionist was a warm and welcoming young lady as with the other staff we met. the room was very clean and comfortable we had an excellent breakfast next morning to put the finishing touches to our stay.hopefully we will be back. many thanks to you all. Mr/Mrs R.Francis Leicestershire.

Room Tip: The room we stayed in was a back room away from busy main road
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank roy f
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Conveniently placed on the edge of town centre with ample free parking. Usual Premier Inn package: friendly welcome, clean comfortable rooms (especially the bed) with all the basics, good wifi which doesn't leave you slitting your wrists after you've tried to log on and an excellent breakfast in the pub next door. The pub is a Beefeater steakhouse with a menu to match, but quality, quantity and service OK and there are plenty of other places in Colchester a short walk or drive away.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sian J
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Additional Information about 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: £51 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Premier Inn Colchester Central Hotel Colchester
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