We have just returned from visiting The George and all I can say is that the management need to get rid of their breakfast serving staff ! They are appalling !
We have visited twice before and the staff were good, this time the only person we knew was the waiter who also did the carvery, and as usual he was lovely but the others were bad. We stayed for 3 nights so that meant 3 breakfasts, not once did we get a hot tea or coffee, each day they were cold and horrible, spoons, milk, cups and saucers missing off of the table, staff not caring and definitely not smiling . We asked for poached eggs on toast each morning, morning one - not very hot, morning two - only one egg on a piece of DRY toast, third morning - three eggs but NO toast , waitress said " you do your own toast over there " charming ! Same waitress brought our tea out, cold of course and no milk on the table, I asked for milk and she said " take your cups over there and use the milk from the table , will bring out the jugs in a while". Such service don't you think !! Same waitress talking to another guest who was having to use his fork to stir his cold coffee - " sir
, I see you are using a fork to stir your coffee, would you like a spoon ? " the man replied " no! I am getting used to making do ( said sarcastically ) " the waitress said " ok then " and she stayed standing by the desk and did nothing ! You just can't believe it can you , but this is all true.
Our room was lovely and clean so not complaints there but will we ever stay here again ??? We complained to the receptionist so am awaiting a response from the manager , that is , if she ever did anything about it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The George Hotel the most iconic and oldest hotel set in the heart of Colchester, England's oldest city, right on the high street and approximately 100 yards from Colchester Castle. History resonates throughout the 500 year old coaching inn which is home to the stylish Courtyard Brasserie, serving excellent English a la carte dishes and daily specials, and the trendy coffee shop Cafe George. In the Heart of Historic Colchester The extensive medieval cellars, preserved behind glass, have remnants of Roman roads that once ran through the town and even the ashes left by the fires of Queen Boudicca's rampage in AD60 when she burned Colchester to the ground. Situated on Colchester High Street, among an array of shops, bars and restaurants, the hotel is ideal for exploring and visiting the many tourist attractions and cultural sites in the area and the rich heritage of East Anglia's beautiful countryside and coast. The Perfect Venue The charming high street hotel and its historic surroundings offer a great location for weddings, corporate events, overnight business travel, romantic getaways, golf weekends and memorable special events of all occasions. It features 47 spacious, individually decorated bedrooms equipped to a high standard, free WiFi throughout the facility and on-site parking free of charge. The George Hotel is ideally situated for both business and leisure guests, close to the A12 and A120, with excellent links to Stansted Airport and the Port of Harwich, as well as London's city centre (65km away) and Cambridge (63km). Outstanding Service Relaxation and quality services are guaranteed at the hotel which operates a 24-hour front desk offering a range of facilities including tour/ticket assistance and room service. We look forward to welcoming you for an enjoyable and memorable stay at one of Essex's most historic hotels. There is on site parking available. Car Parking charges apply. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colchester George Hotel
- George Hotel Colchester
- George Colchester
- George Hotel Of Colchester Essex