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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here on business. It was a pleasant surprise from the usual soulless hotels I stay in; it had charm, and was so old and quirky in parts. The room was lovely and cosy, breakfast was filling and the staff were really friendly (Hi Megan!) Will def stay again next time I'm in Colchester.

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Hi Jon H, Thank you for posting a review, especially as a corporate visitor. I will pass on your comments to Megan and hope to see you again soon. Lisa

Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband spent a couple of days in this hotel. It's good to know it's the oldest hotel in Colchester and....you may see that :) A great Tudor style of interior, romantic pub, a great room service - you will need nothing with them :)

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

I am pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. I hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here overnight for a work meeting in Colchester and have to say what a lovely hotel - which you would expect under the Best Western franchise. The hotel is a short walk out of the main town centre and located in the old part of town. This hotel is so old with thick walls and uneven floors and exposed...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review, we especially appreciate corporate visitor reviews as they rarely get posted. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, maybe next time you can extend into the weekend and get to know Colchester better. Many thanks, I look forward to welcoming you back. best regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the rose and crown for two nights after we checked out of another hotel late at night as it was really awful. We were welcomed at around midnight by a delightful and friendly receptionist and checked into a fabulous room, clean and modern, really good quality. The bar is warm and has a great atmosphere. Breakfast was...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

I am very pleased that we managed to turn your weekend around. Thank you for posting such a great review and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards

South Ockendon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a very old place, this is a well kept hotel, with friendly staff, a good and well priced food menu, and nice rooms. The bed in our Executive room was actually too big, far bigger than a king size, making the room feel smaller than it is. Problems with remote control and TV, which seem to have been in...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Keith B, Thank you for posting such a glowing review we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel for work, staff were so friendly and helpful. The room was clean, but a good walk from reception, up and then back down several stair cases. It didn't bother me but to be aware if you have some issues walking. I know my parents would have found it difficult and they are generally fit and healthy...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review and I apologise about the maintenance issues, all simple that we could have fixed easily. I agree about the heating but we had some overseas guests staying for a while and we were asked to increase the heating which we did, I am sorry it was too hot for you. About half of ours...

Canadian in Wales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an ancient hotel - mostly in the right ways: a tudor building, full of charm. However, many of the rooms are very 'tired' - you DEFINITELY need to pay the extra to get the 'superior' room at this place. This will land you in a decent room, what you might expect at a very good hotel as a...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, Thank you for your review and I am very pleased you enjoyed the great breakfast on offer. We have a continued programme of refurbishment/decoration and Superior rooms were the latest phase, with a soft refurb in most of our historical rooms. The next phase starts soon. Looking forward to welcoming you back very soon. Many thanks

Acqui Terme, Italy
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Stayed there with an old mate from Leicestershire. They say people make a place and The Rose and Crown is a cracking hotel with wonderful staff. From Liz on reception right through to the bar staff (we kept them busy), this has to be one of the friendliest, most pleasant hotels I have stayed in. Smashing position, ample parking, lovely...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you Ronnie C, we are very proud of our team here and I will pass on your comments. I look forward to your next visit. Best regards

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

i can honestly say the rose and crown did the best sunday dinner ive ever had out. the gravy was amazing . and value for money . at £9.95 for two courses its price is so competitive. i will definitely be returning. the chef should be praised as so many places get it all wrong with a roast. well done...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Well said, don't mess with a roast. See you next Sunday? Best regards

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Reception staff very helpful and pleasant. Deluxe room very small for extra price paid. The lights tripped a couple of times. Nice atmosphere in bar. Good location, Car park very busy. restaurant meal ok but a bit pricey

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank for taking the time to post a review, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"The oldest hotel in the oldest recorded town in England." You are assured a warm welcome at The Rose and Crown hotel, which dates back to the 14th century. It is a beautiful oak timber framed building situated in the bustling, historic town of Colchester. Originally a 14th Century coaching inn lovingly restored over the years, the hotel is an ideal base for both the discerning business and leisure traveller. You can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire in our Tudor bar or go for a lazy walk in the panoramic Constable Country. Located close to Colchester town centre and the A12. It is less than an hour drive from Stansted Airport and 40 minutes from the Port of Harwich. Central London is 45 minutes by train and the idyllic city of Cambridge is an hour drive away. Located 0.6 miles from Firstsite. Free car parking available at the hotel. The Best Western Rose & Crown have won the ‘Best Small Hotel Category’ in the Essex Tourism Awards 2011. ... more   less 

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Address: East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range: $102 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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“I was in 221 which was a 'superior room' = regular Holiday Inn Room.”
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“In annexe insist on first floor untill........see above...double glazing more than adaquate”
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“try to avoid the front facing rooms as there is a main road”
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“Ask for a room not facing the car park. Pub smokers congregate out there and it's noisy”
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