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“Lovely one nighter”
Review of Channels Lodge

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Channels Lodge
Ranked #1 of 21 Chelmsford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely one nighter”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed a single night at Channels Lodge after attending a wedding on their premises, with our very lively 3 year old daughter. The room we had was well laid out, neat and modern, a bit on the small side but had everything we needed. The bathroom was spacious. The bed was big and comfy. The grounds are beautiful and spacious, children are not allowed on them for obvious reasons, but still enough space for her to run around in. Very quiet. Found the staff extremely friendly and helpful at all time. All in all we had a lovely stay and would recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
The Channels team were delighted to read this appreciative review and to know that our guests had a very pleasant visit. We hope that, following their recommendation, we may soon have the pleasure of welcoming other members of the family and friends and that they too will enjoy their stay. Simon Larner
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Channels Lodge is absolutely breathtaking. The staff are incredibly friendly and happy to help make your stay amazing. Our room, The Pine, was extremely spacious, updated, and well maintained. The grounds add to the beauty of the lodge!! We will definitely stay here again!!

Stayed June 2014
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
It was nice to read such a complimentary review and even nicer to know that a return visit is on the cards. Simon Larner
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Channels Lodge has a few rooms of different sizes, all beautifully decorated in very high quality materials, but the honeymoon suite is quite simply one of the best hotel rooms in England. The Lodge is an old building, full of character, but the modernisation has been done faultlessly. It was a relaxing and wonderfully sensual experience. Fabulous.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jan8purple
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
There is nothing I can add to this review other than to say a sincere thank you. Simon Larner
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The room was fine. Modern bathroom facilities. The bed was extremely comfortable.Just two slight annoying negatives. No phone in room to call reception and no plug for hair dryer near the mirror. Food served at the adjacent golf club house average at best although the staff were very friendly. Would seek another restaurant if you want food. Would stay in the lodge again if we return to the area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank annie792
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
At Channels Lodge we regard convenience as a serious matter and so the points that are raised here are being actively considered. The question of food, however, is always subjective as evidenced by the high praise received by our restaurant in many other reviews. If, as intimated, our guests pay us a return visit I hope very much that they will give our restaurant another try. Simon Larner
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I liked it very much; it was a nice and quiet location, the room looked extremely new and lovely with a prefect size and a great shower!

The close-by restaurant had a good selection of food and it was just delicious.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Monika K
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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
I am grateful to this reviewer on two counts. First for saying those nice things about Channels Lodge and second for getting the week off to such a good start. Simon Larner
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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