Arrived at 5.30pm yesterday, didn't realise that to get into the car park you have to drive up to the barrier and it opens. Instead initially parked in one of the 4 spaces just outside of it but no issue, just went and moved it after talking to the receptionist.
The staff are generally friendly, no problems there. The room reminded me of a Premier Inn room in a lot of ways. The bathroom wasn't massive but it was adequate and did the job. If you like a deep bath you'll love the bath in these rooms. No soap dispenser here though, just a small bottle of body wash - if there's 2 of you and you didn't bring any soap/shower gel you'll struggle to make that work for both! Bed was comfy, pillows were fluffy, towels were soft.
Next morning my girlfriend was starving, I said we should get breakfast outside of the hotel but she insisted she couldn't wait. So into the restaurant. I know hotel breakfasts are always overpriced but they seemed crazy here. £11.95 for a cooked breakfast?! I always think £5 at a roadside cafe is taking the piss for a couple of sausages/bacon/egg/toast. If you just want toast, a fruit salad, yoghurt, croissant etc it's JUST £8.95, W@W! Good food, but prices a little steep.
Thankfully the server in there only charged us for 1 continental breakfast as we didn't have much between us... I think asking us to pay £18 for a yoghurt/fruit salad bowl/2 pieces of toast/1 glass of concentrated orange juice would have bumped this review down to 2/5.
Room prices on reception state £125. Book it online whatever you do, we got the room for £63.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Check in to Chelmsford! The Atlantic Hotel is a modern, stylish place to stay. Comfortable accommodation comes as standard here, with spacious, attractive rooms offering full en-suite facilities just minutes from the town centre. Easily accessible by train and car, the Atlantic Hotel is also close to the Cathedral and University, while London can be reached with the minimum of fuss. You'll enjoy privacy as well as convenience here, and our staff will do everything in their power to make you comfortable. Speaking of comfort, our three feature New York' apartment suites offer something a little different for those who choose to stay in one. Pop Art in our corridors completes the contemporary look and feel in this relaxing hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Chelmsford
- Chelmsford Best Western
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