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The Oakland Hotel Ltd
Ranked #11 of 19 Chelmsford B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 15 November 2009

  • Stayed: November 2009
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Reviewed 11 June 2009

Well what can i say after spending a week in this hotel, i found that it was unkept, outdated, un hygenic, dangerous showers as the water will scold you, the manager was rude, the breakfast was not worth having, colleagues were bitten, the beds were either too low down or hard

There are no locks on the inside of the doors, the "nightclub" was on until 2am guests are freely walking about upstairs, there is no secure part to this hotel.

Prisoners get treated better than you do in this hotel

They are a 2* AA hotel which should be a 0 * hotel.

the only good thing about staying here is that Asda is only a 2minute walk plus you have the chinese, indian,chippy,chinese,indian,chippy around you as well as the police station and fire station.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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5  Thank smurnoff
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oaklandhotel, owner at The Oakland Hotel Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2009

The person who wrote this response stayed here whilst working in the area. The vast proportion of guests here at that time were his colleagues, so anyone upstairs would have most likely been as part of his company's booking.
I strongly object to some of his comments.
Our breakfasts consist of ; fruit juice, toast and cereal, followed by a full English breakfast which consists of egg, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, tomato and beans.
Tea or coffee is also provided with the breakfast. There was one particular lad who wanted something different every day - be it scrambled eggs instead of fried, or chips because hes a fussy eater.We were cooking 50 breakfasts that week, and to get them out quickly, which is important in the mornings, we did tell them that we could only do the "normal" breakfasts, and to just leave anything he did not eat. Our "normal" breakfasts do not include chips, but then I dont think many hotels do.
He stated that workmen were bitten. They were actually working near field, and would suggest that is where they were bitten. Whilst chatting to our barmaid in the evening, one of the workers actually told her that they were bitten because they were working near fields.Rooms I admit are dated, but they are spotlessly clean - we are regularly commended for this. We have several repeat customers who come to stay with us on a regular basis.
There are no locks on the inside of the doors, but once the door is shut, access is not possible from the outside, as it is self locking.
You can come here any time, and see for yourselves that the hotel is not unkept, but clean and tidy. We are only a two star hotel, and I think that we provide good value for money. The late bar is well advertised, and we always let people know that it can be noisy at weekends. However there are several rooms which are quiet.

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Reviewed 17 September 2007

The rooms are quite reasonably sized, and clean. The decor is okay, and there are no signs of torn wallpaper or damaged paintwork. Breakfast is interesting, whatever you asked for cooked, results in a full breakfast being served. Options or requests are ignored.

Thursday Karaoke only lasts until 1am, but is louder than Friday's disco that lasts until 2am. Get a room on the second floor and at the back to minimise sound effects. There were quite a few bleary eyed travellers on Friday morning.

Town centre location makes it handy for Asda and those toiletries you forgot, but liable to the sounds of shop-keepers opening up early.

One stay is enough for me.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled solo
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2  Thank Phil-Somerset
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Reviewed 27 August 2007

Stayed for one night, would never consider staying again ! mainly because the rooms are old, shabby, smelly and dirty. All you can smell in the bathroom is piss even over the disinfectant, the shower was useless, the sink was about to fall off the wall, the dark, old, dirty decor was disgusting.
The noise from downstairs bar/nightclub and various fights outside is sure to keep you awake most of the night if the smell of the room doesn't.
Breakfast !!!! well starvation is a better option. Burnt sausages, cold baked beans, and grey egg that was obviously scraped off another plate.
The staff if they could speak English were unhelpful, unfriendly and obiously didn't want to be there either.
I doubt anyone who has to stay there (only hotel in the area) will ever return.
Advice to others, sleep in your car and get breakfast at Asda.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled with friends
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3  Thank BasilCBub
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Reviewed 25 July 2007

Had heard good reviews about the hotel from various websites but when
we stayed at the Oaklands hotel it was a great disappointment. The rooms were not up to scratch (not cleaned properly and dated) and the
hotel appears to be full of what can only be described as 'workmen' fillling up the dark and un appealing bar/resturant. Noise levels in the hotel were also not acceptable in the nighttime from other rowdy guests. Music was also a problem from the attached 'nightclub' full of rowdy youngsters that appear to be allowed to wander around the hotel. I do not usually like to criticise hotels where I stay but I feel that other travellers should be warned as this hotel is not great at all. Tried to take up some of these issues with the management, but they appeared most un-interested and somewhat
'intimidating'.

  • Stayed: July 2007
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4  Thank OxfordSmith
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Reviewed 9 May 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled on business
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Address: 2-6 Reeves Way | South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3 5XF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Chelmsford
Price Range: £60 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Oakland Hotel Ltd 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family owned hotel with 36 ensuite bedrooms including a Bridal Suite with 4 poster bed & spa bath. ... more   less 
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