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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I are regulars at the Rose & Crown so already know about the excellent food and service you get in the bar, going back over 30 years. Living not far we have never stayed at the hotel. As we have done a few times before we decided to have a birthday bash there this weekend and loverly...

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

Hi Ian, What an amazing review, I am very pleased Julia had the best birthday. I am especially pleased that you enjoyed your Four Poster. See you very soon PS thanks for the cup cake - yummy.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room was moden and clean, really good nights sleep. Liked the built in wardrobes with ironing board, iron and safe. Heardryer in room as well. Good shower however door to shower would not close fully. For breakfast there was a good choice, again clean room. Staff where very helpfully and friendly.

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

Thank you Sharon J for posting a review, I am glad you enjoyed your visit and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival it's very obvious what an old place this is and so you would expect it to be quirky with strange rooms, doors and corridors etc - all nice if you like this kind of thing. The floors are very squeaky which means you may be woken whenever someone walks past your room. My room was small and a...

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

Dear Paul D, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for being thorough, 90% of our rooms have bath and shower - as you have mentioned mostly in the olde world area they might have just shower or just bath. I am disappointed that you felt the staff were "OK", we have a great team here...

Golborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the hotel just down the road they don't do food so I ventured out and found this place. My thoughts on the menu was it was a bit expensive but after ordering the slow cooked belly pork for £14.95 I was pleasantly surprised presentation was fantastic and tasted lovely. If this place was closer to where I...

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

What a great review, thank you! Maybe on your next visit to Colchester we can show you how good our bedrooms are too. Best regards

Bicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is very old; beams, twisting staircases and creaky floorboards everywhere! This makes it a special and atmospheric place to stay. Its about 10-15 minutes walk into central Colchester. There's not much in the immediate vicinity. There is free parking. Due to its age, the rooms vary in size and have been adapted for modern use. Ours was very...

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

Thank you Beccy12001 for taking the time to post a informative review, As you mentioned we have varying room types, the one you described is one of a pair of rooms in the oldest part of the hotel, most rooms are a big bigger and have bath and shower. I will look into your arrival, as in general our reception...

cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well-kept building, with quaint, characteristic feel. The staff were friendly and very helpful, my room was well-furnished and very attractive and the food was fantastic, if a little pricey in my opinion. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will recommend to others.

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

Thank you for posting an informative review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards

Reviewed 17 February 2017

We held our 25th Wedding Anniversary vow renewal here and cannot fault the excellent service from start to finish. Lisa was amazing from the day we booked the venue and took all of the worry out of the day -nothing was too much trouble. All of our guests remarked on the excellent service, food and attention to detail offered. The...

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

Hi Jenni, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. It was our pleasure to serve you on your silver anniversary, I will share your lovely comments with Stefan and his team. Hope to see you soon. Best regards Lisa

Nottingham
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel is a gem. I stayed for one night while working in the area. From the outside it's very olde world and the inside does not disappoint! I sat in front of a roaring open fire, so warm and cosy and such a cold winter night! Food was great and reasonably priced. The whole initial experience was perfect. Checked...

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

Thank you for posting such an excellent and descriptive review. We do our best to keep the olde worlde charm but also keeping up with the demands of the modern traveller. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards

Romford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Cosy, welcoming stay at 600 Year old inn. Friendly staff. We were moved rooms as a wedding was taking place to ensure noise didn't disturb us. This was done without our asking. Lots of history - ask to see the cells used to hold prisoners overnight in the cellar!

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

Hi there and thanks for posting a perfect review. I am pleased you enjoyed our history, its not every hotel than can boast a prison in the cellar. Hope to welcome 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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester

Address: East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range: $97 - $173 (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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“The two large suites in the main hotel are magnificent.”
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