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Channels Lodge

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Stayed at Channels Lodge for the first time on Monday and what hit me immediately was the beauty of the place. We were lucky to have weather on our side and the hotel looked phenomenal. We stayed in Elm and the facilities in that room alone were excellent. Lovely, comfy beds and beautiful furnishings by Sew & Sew interiors. The...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

Like actors, hoteliers read their reviews and those that are less good remind us to do better while those as excellent as this really make our day. Simon Larner

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I stayed at Channels Lodge for 1 night on a business trip and It's one of the nicest places I've stayed at. It's a beautiful place in a fantastic location. The food was great and the staff we're welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend to anyone, and will hopefully be staying again soon.

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

Faced with this review headed 'Fantastic accommodation' I can do no better than to use the same adjective in my response while adding my sincere thanks for the recommendation. Simon Larner

Rushden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here to celebrate the wedding reception of our close friends. What a lovely place, the room was beautiful. The staff were great, living outside of Essex now it's always nice to come back from time to time and the staff were such a great reminder of why we love Essex. The grass area looks so...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

It was a joy to read this review by Mr Lester on two counts. First, for all the kind things he had to say about Channels Lodge and for which the team are immensely grateful. And second, to see Essex getting the kind of recognition the county so richly deserves. Simon Larner

Manningtree
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed at channels lodge for a family wedding and it was fabulous. Rooms are all very spacious with the perfect mix of old world charm and modern sophistication. The on site restaurant is also excellent with an extensive menu (would highly recommend the 'Sara Salad'). Staff are extremely friendly and couldn't be more helpful. Overall a great place to...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

This excellent review is really a compliment in triplicate because it shows that our guests have enjoyed their stay and to such an extent that they have taken the time and trouble to put it on record. Then to add a glowing recommendation suggests that they would like others to share their experience for all of which I should like...

Reviewed 15 March 2016

My Wife and I booked Channels for a 1 night stay and had a lovely time. The room was elegantly decorated and comfortable. We found the restaurant and bar staff very helpful and the lunch menu was excellent. The Golf Course looked great and the Pro was very helpful in the shop, we are now planning a golf weekend in...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

This very gracious review is made even better by the expressed intention to return for a golf weekend later in the year. Simon Larner

Reviewed 15 March 2016

I have stayed at channels lodge before on business, gets better ever time. Very warm and friendly staff and the rooms are beautiful and warm. So peaceful with wifi in rooms you can still work and look over a beautiful garden. Look forward to staying again.

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

It was a joy to read this review and to know that a second stay at Channels Lodge had proved as enjoyable as the first which leads me to hope that we may have the pleasure of further visits in the future. Simon Larner

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

we had a lovely evening at Channels lodge with a very nice 3 course meal in the restaurant. the staff were very welcoming and helpful. would fully recommend for anyone looking for a relaxing evening away.

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

I was pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your evening with us and I greatly appreciate your kind remarks and recommendation. Simon Larner

Cambridge, UK
Reviewed 12 March 2016

I have used this hotel several times and have generally enjoyed my stays, not least because the food available from the Club House is of a good standard and GENERALLY the rooms have been okay. However this has not been the case for my last two visits. I have taken the matter up with the management, as I don't like...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

I was distressed to read this review as the unhappiness of any guest is a matter of very real concern. However, in reply I should like to make two points. Firstly, it is always helpful to know in advance if a guest's medical condition warrants any special provision so that their stay can be made as comfortable as possible. Secondly,...

Wickford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from a 1 night stay at channels lodge that was booked for me for a birthday present and we was not disappointed.Simon the proprietor and all the staff catered for our every needs and we're all so lovely.We stayed in the birch suite that was really nice and spacious and very comfortable and...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

I am grateful to Mr Atkins for taking the time and trouble to post this very kind review letting us know how much he and his wife had enjoyed their recent stay. Meanwhile, the idea of a hotel booking as a birthday present is a very good one. It does mean, however, that there is then a duty not only...

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I had a lovely lunch at Channels today. I chose the Sea Bass from the specials menu and it tasted delicious . The views are are spectacular and the atmosphere in the restaurant is excellent. staff all very friendly and efficient.

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

Reviewers have long praised our rooms and the amenities we have to offer so it is very encouraging, following recent upgrading, to see Channels restaurant being similarly applauded. Simon Larner

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Channels Lodge is one of the finest Hotels in Chelmsford, surrounded by the golf course, this beautifully converted 15th Century Tudor house is an ideal place for a business traveller to stay or wedding hotel near Chelmsford city centre. The hotel has 17 spacious guest rooms which have been individually designed and equipped to the highest standards combining the finest of the old with the finest of the new. Each room is decorated stylishly, some in mind for business man and business women and others designed in consideration for romantic breaks. There are two restaurants within the grounds of Channels both are renowned for their excellent food and friendly service. Bar snacks can also be purchased from the Club House. The hotel is situated close to the A12 between Chelmsford (2 miles) and Colchester (25 miles) and with Stansted Airport only 20 minutes away, makes Channels Lodge in the heart of the Essex countryside, a perfect location for both business and pleasure. Free parking when traveling to and from Stansted. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Channels Lodge

Address: Belsteads Farm Lane | Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3PT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Price Range: $159 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Channels Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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Channels Hotel Chelmsford
Channels Lodge Chelmsford, Essex, UK
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“book well in advance if you would like a suite, though saying that the normal rooms are still very nice!”
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“They are all on the ground floor in a converted barn type of building. The fronts are all glass.”
NickW303, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“executive rooms and suites in courtyard are beautifully furnished and very comfortable”
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“All rooms I saw were great”
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