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East Street, Colchester, CO1 2TZ
The oldest Hotel in England’s oldest recorded town. The BEST WESTERN Rose and Crown Hotel, originally a 14th century posting house, lovingly restored to a modern day hotel. Nine executive rooms featuring flat screen LCD televisions, air-conditioning, laptop charging safes and premium quality fixtures and furnishings. Alternatively, choose from the historic oak beamed rooms in the original house, or the more contemporary rooms in the main building. All rooms have an entertainment system and either Wi-Fi or Internet data port. The Oak room restaurant has been recently refurbished and offers a contemporary setting and great casual dining, a favorite with the locals and guests alike. Have a pre-dinner drink in either the hotel lounge or enjoy the Tudor Bar/Brasserie with its more traditional foods and ales. The hotel is within walking distance of Colchester Town centre (15 minutes) and accessible to all the historic sights of East Anglia. The BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown in Colchester was awarded Best Small Hotel in Essex.
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Guest Reviews Based on 34 reviews
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85% recommended this accommodation to a friend 86% would stay again
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Decent hotel
My second stay at this hotel. Good size rooms and clean. Attractive hotel on the inside with beams. Friendly staff and very accommodating - I checked in very early and switched my room from a double to a twin (only £10 extra). Beware breakfast is an extra charge and it stops at 10am on a Sunday. Also, it's a short 10-15 minute walk to the high street from the hotel. Will definitely return, really like this place.

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T Ford

From UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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A great low hassle place to stay for mobile visitors
The room was hard to get to. Had to walk up stairs along a corridor through a long amazing old corridor and then down stairs and then through a set of fire doors and to the end of that short corridor. When we reached the room we were very happy with the size of the room and the detailing. There was a hum from a boiler or air system but I found this relaxing!!! The cleaners did a good job each day and were pleasant along with reception staff who were pleasant and efficient. I give this hotel 5 out of 6. I would stay here again just for its charm and complimentary parking. There was a wedding function on the weekend we stayed and I think it looked like a really nice venue.

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John S

From UK
Who stayed in September 2014

Couple

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ok
Avoid any room around 216, including 216

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m richmond

From Southampton, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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D Collins

From Basildon, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Travelling alone

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Returning Guest
Second visit in 3 months. Still delighted by it's charm.
I could not get to sleep because of the noise of a fan or an electrical appliance nearby, so I contacted reception at midnight and was, without fuss, give another room to sleep in for the night - leaving my belongings in the original room which I returned to in the morning to shower and dress.

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Ralph Washington

From Cardiff, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

Travelling alone

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very convenient in Colchester
This was ideal as a base for sightseeing. Everything was as it should be, shame there was a wedding reception at the hotel which meant that parking was tight

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John Y

From Orpington, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

Couple

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Full of Character
A very pleasant stay at a comfortable Hotel full of Character and History.

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Ralph Washington

From UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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If you don't mind staying in a pub, then it's ok for a business trip.
I was disappointed that this hotel turned out to be a pub with accomadation. I was given a good room in the "executive block", which was better than I expected. Clean and good facilities. The main pub was very old and suffered from Big Screen TV and Burgers. Breakfast service was slow.

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Philip COZENS

From Colchester, UK
Who stayed in March 2014

Travelling alone

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Enjoyable
Very clean and tidy hotel, staff very accommodating

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Steve Sutton

From Stowmarket, UK
Who stayed in January 2014

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Hotel itself is excellent rooms have character that match the building and surroundings very good value, only minor negative is that we were above the kitchens and the nose of the extraction systems interrupted sleep in what was a very comfortable bed. Would use again but choose a different room.

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K Shokar

From Gillingham, UK
Who stayed in October 2013

Couple

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