We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent getaway”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent getaway”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The most comfortable bed .. ever !
Large room and great views over the Essex countryside. Staff were very welcoming and the hospitality was superb
An amazing property with spa treatments available, squash and tennis courts, pool and gym.. ideal for a 'getaway weekend' plenty to do but also lots of areas with seating to just relax, both indoors and out
Free wifi, all the newspapers, great food
Going back to try the new grill restaurant opening soon
A great place for a weekend break
Out in the country so a car needed to get there

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank SoniaTolly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
IanICullen, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
How kind of you to take the time to comment so positively following your recent visit to Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes and I am glad that your experience was so enjoyable. Thank you for the five stars you have awarded us. The hotel boasts many great facilities and I thank you for mentioning them.

Looking forward to welcoming you back at some time soon. Thank you again for your lovely feedback.

Kind regards.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,583 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    456
    461
    316
    187
    163
See reviews for
259
451
25
220
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (353)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I recently stayed at the hotel on a work visit/site inspection. The venue is stunning and the staff are very friendly and eager to help. Fantastic meeting space. large bedrooms with the most amazing beds. we also had dinner at the hotel which was very good and there was a large high quality, selection of hot and cold options for breakfast.
I would definitly recommend the venue for leisure and business it really is a must see venue!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank clare g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
IanICullen, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
I am delighted to received your five star review of your recent visit and proud that you found the hotel itself to be stunning and our staff professional and helpful towards you.

Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes is an exceptional venue for meetings and events and with our newly refurbished meeting rooms, this only enhances the corporate guest’s all round experience.

We do hope to see you one day very soon. Thank you again for such a Lovely review.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2014

What an amazing hotel! Stunning setting, exceptional facilities, and one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. The staff were very friendly and incredibly helpful, food was out of this world and the spa treatments fantastic.
Great hotel for a personal trip or business with fantastic meeting rooms and facilities.I highly recommend this hotel and am looking forward to my next stay very soon.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Claire P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
IanICullen, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you so much for your recent review and it is clear to me that we met and exceeded your expectations on this occasion.

Our team members’ ethos is always to ensure that our valued guests have the most enjoyable time and to assist them at every opportunities.

I note that you are look forward to your next visit and we are looking forward to welcoming you back.

With kind regards.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed here on a Friday night for a work event and was most impressed. the rooms were comfortable and had everyting that i needed. The bed was amazing, can roll over twice and still not fall of the end! We had a lovely meal in the main restaurant and the breakfast was also amazing with lots of choice. After our meal we went into the pulse nightclub, it wasnt very busy but the DJ was good and there was a good atmosphere. We also had a treatment in the spa - i went for a head massage and felt relaxed afterwoods. Overall a great night.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank natalie803
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
IanICullen, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Your comments are truly appreciated and it is always rewarding to receive such fantastic feedback. I am pleased that you found so many positive elements during your stay and note in particular that your dining experience was fantastic, your bed so comfortable, the spa treatment was relaxing and you danced the night away in our Pulse night club.

I do hope you take the opportunity to return and perhaps stay longer. when another warm welcome awaits you.

With kind regards.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I was lucky enough to enjoy a nights stay here in August . The rooms were spacious with great amenities and the bed was very comfortable . The hotel offers some great facilities including swimming pool , sauna and squash courts and is set in a quiet countryside location.I enjoyed a great breakfast and a pampering treatment in the spa the next morning . The hotel also offers some great meeting and event space with the biggest arena I have ever seen!! A great choice for business and leisure . Thank you to our host Jamie for making our stay so enjoyable !!!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank alicia n
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
IanICullen, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
The team and I are absolutely thrilled to receive your comments and I am pleased that all aspects of your visit to Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes met and exceeded your expectations.

Thank you for mentioning our Arena, which as you say is a gigantic space. Indeed, we can cater for up to 4,000 delegates and the Arena is ideal for exhibitions, product launches, dinner dances, weddings and team building days. It is also worth noting that many of our meeting rooms have been refurbished and the spec is of a very high, modern standard and ideal for corporate meetings etc.

Hopefully, we can look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the not too distant future and thank you again for your most positive review. .

With kind regards.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed on 3rd August. Had a spa package booked. All was really good. Room was fantastic as we had a exec suite. My partner proposed to me on the night we stayed & hotel went out if their way to make the evening special for us. Can't thank them enough. Will deff be going back again :)

Stayed August 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Carol W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
IanICullen, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your recent engagement and I wish both you and your partner all the very best for the future.

I was so happy to read that my staff were also involved in ensuring that this most special of evenings was memorable for you both.

I do hope you will return soon and we look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the not too distant future.

With kind regards.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Good nights sleep, very nice food, helpful professional friendly staff. Lovely pool with Jacuzzi, Steam room and Sauna. Quite countryside location very relaxing and quiet, treatments were wonderful a very enjoyable spa weekend, very good value on a Lazy Sunday.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Maria209
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
IanICullen, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Your five star review is most appreciated and thank you for taking the time to share your opinion on Trip Advisor and thank you also for positively mentioning our helpful, friendly team members.

I am most pleased to read that all elements of your stay were enjoyable and that you had a lovely weekend. Thank you again for your review and hoping to see you soon.

With kind regards
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Tolleshunt Knights
7.4 mi away
Holiday Inn Colchester
Holiday Inn Colchester
#1 of 1 in Eight Ash Green
816 reviews
5.0 mi away
Prested Hall Hotel
Prested Hall Hotel
#1 of 3 in Feering
545 reviews
9.0 mi away
Wivenhoe House
Wivenhoe House
#1 of 1 in Wivenhoe
695 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.6 mi away
Best Western Marks Tey Hotel
12.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Colchester
8.7 mi away
Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes

Property: Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes
Address: Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights CM9 8HX, England
Phone Number:
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Tolleshunt Knights
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tolleshunt Knights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes 4*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five Lakes Hotel, Golf, Country Club and Spa is a 4 star hotel offering some of the finest and most extensive health, leisure and sports facilities in the area. Set in 320 acres the 194 en-suite bedrooms overlook the attractive countryside and each is spacious and comfortably furnished. There is a choice of restaurants and bars. Leisure facilities include a luxury spa, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and well-equipped gym. Golfers will enjoy the two 18-hole courses. Only an hour from London, and Stansted Airport, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure guests ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Superbreak UK, Booking.com, IHG, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, Ebookers and Cancelon so you can book your Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes Hotel Tolleshunt Knights
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester 5 Lakes
Five Lakes Hotel Country
Five Lakes Resort Country
Five Lakes Hotel Essex
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes Essex/Tolleshunt Knights

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing