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The Drapers House Hotel

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We were looking forward to a night in a hotel with dinner and a good breakfast, to find no food served on a Thursady evening and breakfast was presented outside our door in a brown paper bag. The room was clean and comfortable but not worth what we paid.

4Thank Gerry E
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

The good - Nice mid village location, friendly staff, the bar and dining areas were warm and cosy and the food we had was good. The decor in the hall, stairs and landing was an interesting "faux" castle them that has been excellently hand painted. It's quirky and you will either love it or not but it is well done....

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Well done to the chef, good food and well cooked roast dinner. Front of house was terrible, booked lunch for 1500 and branded "tail end Charlie's" to explain what wasn't available, waited for menu and just felt like we were interrupting someone else's day, mum and daughter left as no toilet roll, never offered a dessert menu until we were...

Thank James T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Having read a few negative reviews prior to our visit, we were quite apprehensive about our visit. However, on our arrival we were pleasantly surprised to see how well the hotel looked externally and even more impressed externally. The work and detail that has gone into the decoration was great and we had room number 2 (the green room) which...

1Thank Julie B
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Arrived late afternoon got shown to a lovely room, very comfortable. Went down to restaurant in the evening excellent Meal, very friendly and helpful staff, their was lots of thing not available, but what we had was very good. The only bad thing is the breakfast left in bag outside room in morning, I'm sure they could do something better...

Thank Linda R
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We booked a groupon deal for one night which was excellent value for money. The room was lovely, comfortable and characterful, if a little dusty but that didn't worry us. Our meal was excellent an we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Louise was hard working an makes great espresso cocktails. We were a little worried about the breakfast having read previous...

1Thank nancysidandbob
Chelmsford, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I brought a Groupon so only paid £85 for a nights stay dinner and breakfast arrived around 3 brought a bottle of prosecco got shown to are room which was very lucky it was the honeymoon suite was nice but not very clean lamps full of dust and lights not nice o well only here for one nite booked for...

Thank Keriyerby Y
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Had bad experience at this hotels restaurant last year. Decided to try again following good reports from friends who had dined there recently. Was not disappointed! Excellent Sunday roast and plenty of it. Enjoyed by myself and my family who had come to visit me.

1Thank Bob T
Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Family run hotel was really welcoming to my girlfriend and I. Rooms were cosy, hotel decor was classy yet quirky, and we had a velux windows above our bed which we lay under and watched the stars. Dinner was absolutely amazing, with the most succulent chicken breast I've had since mums cooking. Omar was the legend who made sure all...

1Thank MagicMike1977
Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the drapers house hotel for a couples weekend with friends and I can honestly say we will be returning! The rooms were quirky and beautiful, with en suite bathrooms and room 5 were we stayed had skylight windows above the bed which was a lovely touch. The food in the restaurant was exceptional, and the staff were...

Thank Jemma C

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Boutique Hotel and Restaurant located close to Colchester in Essex. Each of the nine bedrooms are uniquely themed and furnished to offer superior comfort all with en suite bathrooms. Our Head Chef has a ever changing menu using only local seasonal produce from local farmers and producers. we buy directly from farmers and producers across East Anglia. Local amenities include, 2 x golf courses, flying club and airfield, 2 local steam railways and many historic buildings in the area. Nearby Colchester is one of England's oldest recorded towns. The hotel can cater for weddings and conferences. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Drapers House Hotel

Address: 53 High Street, Earls Colne CO6 2PB, England (Formerly The Rare Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Earls Colne
Price Range: ₹ 5,726 - ₹ 9,959 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Drapers House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Drapers Hotel Earls Colne
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“Room 2 large room with sofa”
  • Landing
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juliebH3024RQ, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If your staying here make sure your on the upper floor or take earplugs.”
Bungee101, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Go visit Flatford definitely worth it truely beautiful”
I9986MNsandram, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for room in main building, Room 2 was huge”
lilyCheltenham, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
“See my notes above.”
GrantN247, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
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