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The County Hotel
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Chelmsford
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Booked in to The County Hotel and was a bit apprehensive as had seen some reviews complaining about the hot room etc. From the outside the hotel looks a bit dated and makes you a bit nervous. However I was pleasantly surprised with my room which was a premium room. It was a very warm night bit the a/c worked well and wasn't at all noisy. The room was very comfortable and had all the amenities needed. Wifi was provided and worked as needed.

Breakfast was included and the food and service were excellent. Would be happy to stay again.

Room Tip: upgrade to a premium room for a/c and wifi
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This hotel was booked for me on the premise that it would be better than the local Premier Inn and was not much more expensive.

Good points:
Excellent room design - small room that did not feel cramped and had all the usually expected features
Lovely restaurant food and attentive staff
Room windows left open for arrival - made room cool on a hot day
Bad points:
Room dusty (not from the open window)
Clock not set (not much use as an alarm if so and no instruction left to help!)
Safe locked so not usable - should be opened and reset after every guest
Shower drain partially blocked - with hair *retch*
Bathroom toilet had not been flushed by last user - should have been checked

Overall a good standard hotel let down severely by lackadaisical housekeeping.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank maiday
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We recently stayed at this hotel on one of the hottest weekends ever!!

We were both very impressed by the welcome we received and the bedroom (with small balcony) was very spacious and airy. We kept the balcony doors open all night as it was so sultry - although a fan was provided for our room the air was too humid for it to do any good. Comfy bed, clean and sparkling bathroom, superb breakfast (with loads of choice - particularly liked the fresh fruit) and professional yet friendly staff. All in all a really great stay here - we will definitely be back!

Thanks to everyone who made our stay so enjoyable - we did not eat an evening meal here so we cannot comment on that. Short walk into Chelmsford High Street + a lovely walk to a nearby park with river and lake. Superb.

Room Tip: Room overlooking the car park would be quieter + you may get a small balcony too.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Caz365
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed overnight before a family wedding. This is a lovely hotel,spotlessly clean and check in was swift and efficient. We had dinner in the dining room,which was delicious, and drinks at the bar,which were very reasonably priced and a good selection of wines.
Our room was large and comfortable with an enormous bathroom that had a bath and walk in shower.
Only two tiny things that really only affected me 1, the bath had no mixer taps so I had to get out and use the shower and 2 the haidrier was wired into the wall opposite the dressing table albeit with a long mirror, so as I say tiny things really.
Well worth a stay if you are in Chelmsford.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carmel J
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

The County Hotel became my family's refuge whilst my husband was a patient at Broomfield Hospital - just up the road from the hotel. I don't know what we would have done without such a nice place to stay - and we stayed there many times over a period of 6 weeks. The hotel is modern, comfy with a very nice dining room and relaxed bar downstairs. The staff were friendly and welcoming - and the hotel has a relaxed atmosphere generally. The rooms are a good size, comfy and clean - and kitted out with everything you need. There's a huge car park and the hotel is walking distance from the station and town centre. Food was always delicious.They also welcomed my three boisterous children with kindness and smiles. I can't recommend the place enough. Perfect for guests travelling on business or pleasure.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank 511Fitz
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

My mother and I visited here for my best friends baby shower . We had sandwiches and a lovely tier of cakes including mini scones , cupcakes and another assortment of cakes . They were all delicious especially the scones . I liked the idea of having a separate pot of jam,butter and cream. I don't have cream or butter so it was bonus for me . Tea and coffee was plentiful too. So was happy with what we had and the service was good . My best friend was happy too .

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Rubies456
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Lovely friendly staff - food brilliant - we had breakfast and dinner. The room was pretty warm so could of done with a fan as air con machine was not very good but other than that fantastic hotel clean throughout

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Additional Information about The County Hotel

Address: 29 Rainsford Road | Essex, Chelmsford CM1 2PZ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Chelmsford
Price Range: £71 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The County Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The County Hotel is conveniently located near the heart of Chelmsford City centre with a 2 minute walk from Chelmsford train station and just 35 minutes train journey to London Liverpool Street. This warm, friendly hotel is an ideal location from which to explore Chelmsford city, The Essex countryside or even a quick trip into London. We have 50 luxury rooms and all are stylish with contemporary features, consisting of standard, premium and suites. When you visit Chelmsford for business or leisure, we can offer you a perfect stay and pride ourselves on making your visit a memorable experience, whether it is for one night or more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
County Hotel Chelmsford
The County Hotel Chelmsford, Essex

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