Our room was spacious, well-appointed and had a wide balcony over parkland (and a distant sports pitch!). It was in the new block, rather than the old house, but comfy and quiet. Staff, although mostly students, are professional, helpful and attentive. We had room service and breakfast, again with friendly and helpful personnel. The food was quite average, with one or two highlights: celery soup tasted homemade, and morning poached pears were deliciously spiced. Interesting art in the corridors. Bewildering corridors and an awkward flight of steps up to reception. Just watch out for the swingeing charge on your credit card to open a tab. But thoroughly recommend.
A room in this house was ideal for what I wanted. It makes you feel like you are at home. If you want the Ritz experience then go to the Ritz and pay for it. If you want a warm room with a friendy family in a relaxed atmosphere then I would def recommend.
"Great hotel accessible to everything in Colchester"
Staff was uber helpful and kind. Hotel was smack dab in the middle of everything with a taxi stand and bus stops right outside and an entire shopping center just a turn to the right. Great place! Perfect for visiting Colchester.
Brittany from Biloxi, MS
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Good quality of rooms and cleanliness, bathroom needed attention, wobbly loo; slippery bath/shower (no safety mat provided), no ventilation, had to open door to escape condensation. Staff were ALL prepared to go the extra mile, such pleasant and friendly people, made our stay a great experience, thank you. Downsides were the midges and flies, but hey it is summer and they have a pond/lake, and the distance from the main road, I believe many of our party had 'tours' of the area. Heyho, it was a lovely time of year for a drive! Food was superb, though you might want to change your brand of coffee, this was tried at various times of the day and evening and was not nice, often too long brewed and bitter.
All in all would heartily recommend to a friend.
Traveller from Kent
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Colchester's claim to fame is that it is the oldest recorded Roman town in the British Isles. This city of 105,000 is 90 km northeast of London. Tourist attractions include the 11th-century Colchester Castle and the 19th-century Victorian Colchester Town Hall and the Jumbo Water Tower.