I would not expect too much for 42 English pounds for a nights stay but this hotel has not changed from its Hampton Inn days, basically the same. I'll try to pass judgment based on 42 quid. The room was ok, a bit smelly, had a bed and a rather odd square thing that was a tv. Bathroom was ok, had everything you needed. Internet was free which is a surprise but it was fairly slow and could barely use BBC iplayer, not great.
Where the hotel is your fairly stuck, you cant walk to anywhere. Food wise there choice is very limited and I would not order anything thinking that the front desk person or the manager is likely to be making it but I could be wrong there could be a third person out the back somewhere.
Like most English hotels you are not really treated as a guest/customer but and inconvenience was how it all felt. Next visit to the area will stay again a the Premier Inn A120 its far better for a little more money and has the pub/cavery. The HIE though is more quieter from general/traffic noise being on the A120.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary comfort meets historic beauty, welcome to the Hampton by Hilton Braintree. From its designer shops and traditional pubs, to its breathtaking gardens and rolling countryside, the area surrounding the Hampton by Hilton Braintree hotel is just waiting to be discovered. Our hotel is an ideal base for London Stansted Airport and exploring Essex and the surrounding cities, such as Chelmsford, Colchester, Cambridge and Newmarket. ... more less
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