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“New Year 2015”
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Bungalow -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Colchester, Essex, England

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DevonUkPi...
Devon Uk
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“New Year 2015”
Reviewed 3 February 2016 for a stay in December 2015

What a great location. Walking distance and 2 minutes from the main high street. So much better than a hotel as we could chill out in the day and cook. We could shop, rest and shop. The house has everything and is warm. Youssef the owner is pleasant, welcoming and helped us one night when we messed up the heating thermostat. We would definitely stay here again when visiting family. Six of us stayed here and I believe we saved a fortune on food and taxis because of the central location and the kitchen allowing us to cook comfortably for a large family. My only recommendation would be a better shower. I just loved our stay so a better shower would make it easier for us girls to get ready and more time to shop :) resulting in this place being just perfect.

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Liked best: Location and comfortable
Liked least: The shower
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
4 Feb 2016
dear Gemma
thank you for the review. it was great hosting you. I will look into upgrading the shower
Cheers
Youseph
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Mummytj
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Very comfortable accommodation situated in a quiet street a few minutes walk from town.”
Reviewed 30 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

The property was clean and comfortable. I was pleased with the size and organisation of the kitchen as I was welcoming family for Xmas dinner etc. (a dishwasher would have been a bonus). We were left a nice selection of treats to enjoy over Xmas. There was no extra charge for electricity/heating which was a real bonus when staying during winter. It took us a while to work out how to get the shower to stay warm, but we sorted it after a couple of chilly surprises. The bathroom is very spacious and the owners were happy for me to bring my mothers disabled toilet aid as the property did not have one. The bathroom was big enough for mum to manoeuvre around independently with her walking frame, although it took her a while to adapt to the raised threshold. I could nip out to the town centre quickly to collect supplies as it was just 2-3 minutes walk away. There was plenty of room on the driveway for parking, we easily parked 3 cars on Boxing day. ( though families with bigger vehicles would probably park 2). Everybody slept well, the beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of storage space for luggage/clothes.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Patricia...
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Quiet, comfortable and private”
Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed for a family occasion and appreciated the location and layout of this bungalow. It was a quiet and private retreat where we could look after ourselves - there was a great kitchen, TV, hot water and comfortable beds. The tea, coffee, milk etc (and the bottle of wine!) were much appreciated.Thanks also to the owners for arranging an early check in time.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Joanna504...
Camberley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very near to the town to walk in”
Reviewed 22 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Very close to town so could walk in to restaurants in the evening leaving car parked at the bungalow. Very comfortable

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kelly T
Chateauroux, France
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Would stay again definitely”
Reviewed 2 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Great little place, great location. Wifi fab for the kids, kitchen easy to use. Owners very helpful, cheery and on hand if needed. Parking spot too which is great in a town centre. Thanks for our stay, made visits to family and friends so much easier.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cotswolds...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A super place to stay”
Reviewed 30 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

M husband and I stayed at Castellan for 3 days, whilst attending a family event, and then to use as a base for sightseeing around Suffolk. Making the arrangements with Youseph was extremely simple and efficient, and he was very easy to communicate with. The bungalow is set at the bottom of a very quiet cul-de-sac, whilst still being within a few minutes walk of Colchester High St, and all the sights. The property is perfectly laid out, and very well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need - including fizz glasses! - the beds are very comfortable, and the living room is pleasant to sit in, with a great flat screen TV and DVD player. All in all, it's a really super place to stay, and we would highly recommend it.

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Liked best: Perfect peace, but still close to everything, and very well equipped.
Liked least: The shower is rather weak...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Cpezet
Greenhithe, United Kingdom
1 review
“The accommodation was excellent and the owner very accommodating”
Reviewed 6 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The place was very clean, functional wifi, heating and hot water all top notch. I would definitely recomend

Travelling group: Friends
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