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“Excellent choice”
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Channels Lodge
Ranked #1 of 21 Chelmsford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Excellent choice”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We have stayed at Channels Lodge as a large family group twice now. Lovely rooms, each one different and very comfortable. Good food, great attention to detail, and very friendly and helpful. Hope to find another excuse to stay again!

Room Tip: Go for the honeymoon room - with roll top bath
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank MM482014
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
In saying thank you for this very kind review I should mention that guests at Channels Lodge are always welcome whether they have an excuse or not. Simon Larner
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

The whole set up at Channels Lodge is wonderful with a professional friendly approach.
It will remain my first point of call - head and shoulders above anything available in the area.
Comfort, convenience and a relaxed place to stay.

Room Tip: Don't worry - they are all terrific
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
This fulsome review is very much appreciated by all the members of the Channels team since it leads us to hope that we may be welcoming this guest on many future occasions. Simon Larner
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Shared our Anniversary with son, daughter and sister and their families, the "children" ranging in age from 8 to 25. The rooms all were wonderful and you couldn't help but say WOW when you entered each room. The service at all times was above and beyond helpful. The golf course and acres of fields, woods, ponds, fountains, must rank amongst the most beautiful of settings for weddings or any other special occasion.
The food was also absolutely excellent.
Everyone without exception had a wonderful weekend.

Room Tip: All rooms were of equal excellent positioning, décor and comfort.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
It is a source of great satisfaction to the team that this very generous review should appear following such an important anniversary. For although Channels has long been a chosen venue for weddings this is the first time that we have had the pleasure of welcoming guests for a golden wedding celebration. We very much hope that in ten years time we may have the privilege of receiving the same party for another landmark occasion, a diamond wedding. Simon Larner
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Durham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed at Channels for business. Lovely room in the old Lodge, very clean and comfortable. Great value for money and very good breakfast. Will definitely stay there again when on business in Chelmsford.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Although this very kind review cites business as a reason to stay at Channels Lodge I venture to suggest that pleasure should be no less of an incentive. Simon Larner
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

A very pleasant stay, nice and comfortable rooms, very friendly staff and a good meal and service received in the restaurant. I am a regular guest here as it is in a great location with easy access and a gem of a find.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Kevin M
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
We have always endeavoured to maintain a high standard at Channels Lodge so it is all the more encouraging when this is recognised by a regular visitor who has taken the trouble to write such a generous review. Simon Larner
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We had our son's wedding at Channels 24th May 2014 and booked 6 rooms at the Lodge and Courtyard. Every room was excellent, comfortable beds, well equiped with all you need and very peaceful. A great nights sleep after an excellent day. The staff were very attentive, nothing was too much trouble. Really good breakfast and again very attentive staff. The whole Channels experience was an excellent one. We would definately stay again and happily recommend it to family and friends.

Room Tip: All rooms very spacious with great bathrooms and great views. Lodge rooms are traditional with beams...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Describing a recent stay at the Lodge as the 'Channels experience' it was
gratifying to read that it was one which the reviewer wished to repeat and indeed
to recommend to both family and friends. These kind remarks are very much
appreciate
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2014

My first stay at Channels Lodge and it was very welcoming and friendly. A lovely old building with character rooms The restaurant at the next door golf club was excellent. I would happily recommend staying here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
I was very pleased to read that you had enjoyed your first stay with us and your kind recommendation leads me to hope that we may soon have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Channels Lodge. Simon Larner
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Property: Channels Lodge
Address: Belsteads Farm Lane | Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3PT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Chelmsford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Channels Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Channels Lodge is one of the finest Hotels in Chelmsford, surrounded by the golf course, this beautifully converted 15th Century Tudor house is an ideal place for a business traveller to stay or wedding hotel near Chelmsford city centre. The hotel has 17 spacious guest rooms which have been individually designed and equipped to the highest standards combining the finest of the old with the finest of the new. Each room is decorated stylishly, some in mind for business man and business women and others designed in consideration for romantic breaks. There are two restaurants within the grounds of Channels both are renowned for their excellent food and friendly service. Bar snacks can also be purchased from the Club House. The hotel is situated close to the A12 between Chelmsford (2 miles) and Colchester (25 miles) and with Stansted Airport only 20 minutes away, makes Channels Lodge in the heart of the Essex countryside, a perfect location for both business and pleasure. Free parking when traveling to and from Stansted. ... more   less 
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Channels Lodge Chelmsford, Essex

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