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Riverside Hotel

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

What can I say we booked this hotel before checking the reviews and after checking them I really wasn't looking forward to staying here. It's an old building so is quite quirky we stayed in a family room which has a single and double bed and a bathroom with a bath no shower. The room was dated and could do...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so well looked after for our 3 nights stay, staff could not have been more helpful, moving our luggage for us, and making sure we had everything we needed. the rooms were comfortable, and considering the building was 400 years old there was enough space in our double room. the breakfast ladies were lovely as was the breakfast....

Thank 677Maurice_P
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Not enough space here to give a full and honest review. This place should be shut down. DO NOT STAY UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED. Freezing cold. Only 11 degrees C in my room all night. Mattress springs were horribly visible and did not allow sleep. Shower cool and weak. NO 24 hour reception (although advertised as having...

Thank David B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The welcome I received was very warm and the staff really were lovely. I was upgraded to a family room, which meant I had a bath and shower and a large bed. The breakfast was freshly cooked for me and was rather tasty. Unfortunately, the electricity cut out and the owner kindly invited the guests to sleep in another place....

Thank Emma H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This place is not as absolutely abhorrent as others may make it seem. It's far from good but you won't die after staying for one night! I stayed here merely out of convenience as it was 50 metres from a course venue early on a Friday morning! Unless it is for this reason I would not recommend staying here, the...

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I always read reviews with a tinge of scepticism and feel that places can't be all that bad. (I've been to places where people have rated hotels poorly yet I thought they were great) In this case it's all true. The hotel is depressing, dusty, outdated, drab and dowdy. I feel that the whole place needs to be closed and...

Thank mary T
Boston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Dreadful grubby place! We stayed here one night and thought we had walked into Bates Motel! The place stank, the carpets were filthy and sticky, the whole place needed a good overhaul and clean. There are no staff on the premises overnight and the security is woefully lacking. The only redeeming feature was that breakfast was ok. I honestly have...

Thank Edwina S
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for a night, the room was absolutely boiling. When the door got opened I thought I was getting off a plane in Dubai, went into the bathroom, no shower just a plastic tub to wash your hair and there was still water in the bath with the plug in I'm guessing from the previous people in the room....

Thank Amber B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my family last night, myself and my mum in one room, my brother and step dad in another. Fair enough, we booked knowing it was not a five star hotel however, we were rather surprised how dirty it was (sticky carpet, mouldy bathroom ceiling, smelly corridors to mention a few). Despite this, we tried to make...

2Thank scatcat86
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Do not stay, one of the most depressing places I've stayed since backpacking in India. The room was cramped, could not sit on the loo properly as the sink was in the way. No soap to wash with in the shower. Very noisy, walls made off paper and desperately in need of an upgrade.

1Thank AS8502

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Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: 2 North Station Road, Colchester CO1 1RB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range: $91 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riverside Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“if disabled please ask for a ground floor room, it overlooks the river & we were not troubled by noise”
 of 5 bubbles 677Maurice_P, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are none”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother!”
 of 5 bubbles Englischer, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The hotel sits on the corner of a busy road which is noisy from about 7.00am if you have a window open you might find it disturbing.”
 of 5 bubbles Dave_Peddie, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles B6497YVjanp, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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