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Wivenhoe House
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wivenhoe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed here at the end of June while attending a friends wedding. We were quite early but they were happy to change our room so we could check in early (important as we had wedding clothes to change into)! The room was spacious with great views across the grounds within the university. My husband loved the fact there was an iMac in the room and a good coffee machine.
The staff were very accommodating helping to get even non residents from the wedding party taxi's etc. in the small wee hours when the bar had closed. Breakfast was delicious and we walked it off in the grounds of the hotel before checking out and heading home. Would certainly recommend!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Damir T, General Manager at Wivenhoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Thank you very much for sparing some time and sharing your lovely feedback with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the wedding in June with us. The team puts every effort in making these special occasions for all individuals involved memorable ones, which judging by your great feedback we may have achieved. We very much look forward to seeing you and your husband again at some point in the future. Regards, Damir Terzic.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This place is a gem.

I was on business at the University of Essex, and arrived at the hotel the night before my visit to the Uni, after a very long and tiring day of meetings in London.

When I arrived I was greeted by very professional, courteous and helpful staff. I was allocated a room that didn't have a bath, and when I was being shown around my room, I asked if a room with a bath would be available. They helpful young man very quickly changed my room to the Wyvern. Excellent room, good size, excellent bathroom, good views of the garden and the uni campus, massive and incredibly comfortable bed.

A nice bath and a great nights sleep followed by poached eggs on toast and tea on the terrace before heading off to me meeting.

Wonderful standards of quality and service; I can't wait for my return.

Thank you for a great stay.

Room Tip: Ask for the Wyvern, its ace!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Damir T, General Manager at Wivenhoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear John,

thank you very much for taking the time and posting an online review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we could make your business trip to Essex hopefully a very successful one. Your comments will be passed on to the team and we very much look forward to seeing you back. Regards, Damir Terzic.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Stayed in one of the rooms in the new wing. Maybe not as individual as some of the others, but spacious, comfortable, clean and had everything I needed.

Great restaurant, and extensive grounds to wander round in.

I was on business at the University of Essex, so location couldn't have been any better,

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank Jerry N
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Damir T, General Manager at Wivenhoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Dear Jerry,

thank you very much for taking the time and posting an online review. I am extremely pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. Your comments will be shared amongst all staff and students and I hope business will bring you back to Wivenhoe in the near future. Regards, Damir Terzic

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed in a king balcony room and it was clean, had all the latest gadgets and had a beautiful view. All the staff were so lovely and helpful. Looking forward to staying again soon.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank LeIgh631
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Damir T, General Manager at Wivenhoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Thank you very much for your positive review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments will certainly be passed on to the entire team and we very much look forward to seeing you back. Regards, Damir Terzic.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

I had a need to stay in Colchester on 13/12/13 . Felt like "spoiling" so did and found the place to do it ...
I have now moved to Colchester BUT will stay again if the mood required it !
Loved the view from the balcony ...
Breakfast was "to die for "

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank KenBessent
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Damir T, General Manager at Wivenhoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Dear Ken,

thank you very much for posting a review online. I am delighted to read that you had enjoyed your stay with us back in December and that we have hopefully established a lasting relationship with yourselves as your second home in Colchester. Many thanks for your comments which will be shared with the entire team and we look forward to seeing you back in the near future. Regards, Damir Terzic.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

My husband and I booked this hotel as it was the wedding venue for our youngest son. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds and is stunning. The rooms were comfortable but also beautifully decorated with up to the minute technology. The food was excellent and the staff were the best I have ever met in the course of my world travels. I know this is a training hotel but there was not one weak link in the chain.My congratulations to all involved in the running of this very special hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Damir T, General Manager at Wivenhoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Thank you very much for sharing your lovely comments with us and the rest of the tripadvisor community. I am delighted to read that we managed to meet all your expectations for your son's wedding. Educating our students to become the future leaders and hoteliers of this country makes us tremendously proud and feedback such as yours is so valuable and encouraging for the professional team at Wivenhoe House. Thank you again for taking the time and writing your feedback and we very much look forward to seeing you back in the near future. Regards, Damir Terzic.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Have just stayed here for one night with my husband for our wedding anniversary, and I could not fault our stay. We stayed in one of the suites in the main house and we were very impressed. The room was very spacious, the bed very comfortable and the room very clean. In the en-suite there was a beautiful deep bath and also a shower. After a very good peaceful nights sleep we had breakfast in the brassiere downstairs and the food was gorgeous, served nice and hot and cooked perfectly. We could not fault the staff, they were very polite and nothing was too much problem for them, very attentive. We would like to thank the management for a wonderful stay at the hotel and praise to the staff. We would definitely recommend the hotel and would stay again.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Maria J
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Damir T, General Manager at Wivenhoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Dear Maria,

thank you very much for sparing your personal time and posting a very positive review online. I am absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with. Your comments will be shared with our professional and student team and it will certainly boost their morale before a very busy summer period. We look forward to seeing you back at the House for many more anniversaries. Regards, Damir Terzic.

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Additional Information about Wivenhoe House

Address: Wivenhoe Park | Colchester, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO4 3SQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Wivenhoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wivenhoe
Price Range: £83 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wivenhoe House 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Re-opened in June 2012 after a £10 Million refurbishment, Wivenhoe House Hotel is a 17th Century country house, which is also home to the Edge Hotel School. Students at the school work alongside professionals, as they study for their degree in Hotel Management. There are 40 rooms, 16 in the main house and 24 in the more modern garden wing. The brasserie offers breakfast lunch and dinner daily, and afternoon tea is served in the drawing room daily. The panoramic views over the wooded parkland tot he University of Essex, are stunning. ... more   less 
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