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Reviewed 1 week ago

We held our 25th Wedding Anniversary vow renewal here and cannot fault the excellent service from start to finish. Lisa was amazing from the day we booked the venue and took all of the worry out of the day -nothing was too much trouble. All of our guests remarked on the excellent service, food and attention to detail offered. The...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Hi Jenni, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. It was our pleasure to serve you on your silver anniversary, I will share your lovely comments with Stefan and his team. Hope to see you soon. Best regards Lisa

Nottingham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is a gem. I stayed for one night while working in the area. From the outside it's very olde world and the inside does not disappoint! I sat in front of a roaring open fire, so warm and cosy and such a cold winter night! Food was great and reasonably priced. The whole initial experience was perfect. Checked...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such an excellent and descriptive review. We do our best to keep the olde worlde charm but also keeping up with the demands of the modern traveller. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards

Romford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy, welcoming stay at 600 Year old inn. Friendly staff. We were moved rooms as a wedding was taking place to ensure noise didn't disturb us. This was done without our asking. Lots of history - ask to see the cells used to hold prisoners overnight in the cellar!

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for posting a perfect review. I am pleased you enjoyed our history, its not every hotel than can boast a prison in the cellar. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards

Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic week here, leaving tomorrow. All of the staff have been fantastic from the night porter to the reception/front of house to the bar staff. Evening Food- great. Staff-great. Room - great. Breakfast - great. Had a couple of queries/problems through the week and the staff were helpful, understanding and accommodating, couldn't ask for more. Really added a...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

WOW, what a great review. We are so proud of our team here and I will print this and put on the wall in break room. Look forward to your next visit. Best regards

Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few shortcomings with this very old building but bags of character. Simple improvements would make a great difference such as better lighting in some of the older rooms, which were quite dull. Grab handles for safe entry and exit to bath/shower are not in evidence and would help a lot. The staff were friendly and efficient and our evening...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Hi Derek, Thank you for posting such a lovely review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and visit to Colchester, I will take your points under advisement for future renovations. Hopefully see you again soon. Best regards

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel with my husband for his birthday. The staff were all so helpful & friendly, nothing was too much for them. The Receptionist Casey was very good & made check in very easy. Our room was beautiful & very comfortable, we loved the wooden beams very authentic. The food, what can I say - amazing. Definitely...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank for taking the time to post a review and happy birthday hubby. You will have to drop hints for your birthday. I will share this with the team especially Casey as we reward our staff for reviews. Many thanks

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many good things about this hotel it seems a shame to be picky but here it is. Room 205 just above reception. Spacious, four poster and big TV. Comfortable seating and a fabulous bathroom with shower and big bath and an unflushed toilet! Original timber beams abound and the one in the bathroom traps fingers against the...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you Stephen for posting a review and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I have checked the heater, it is brand new and was on 32 so I reduced it to 22 it has very slim buttons on the side which are easily missed, so I will look at getting small note. Also, I will look at the...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the rose and Crown. Have stayed here many times. There are rooms inside the hotel which are old fashioned but beautifully kept. Clean/warm and comfortable. Very old fashioned with oak beams. There is also a separate building with more rooms that are more modern and has air conditioning. These rooms are a bit more expensive than the ones inside...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, Thank you very much for posting such an in depth review, seems like you have stayed in many different types of rooms, if you have a preference please let us know in advance so we may allocate the best room for you. Also, I wanted to point out that the AC was decommissioned last year as so rarely...

Chertsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights to be handy for a family event. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the room was comfortable - if rather too hot until we worked out the heating controls. It was lovely to be served hot breakfast instead of selecting congealing eggs and bacon from a buffet. We were warned on arrival that there was...

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and I am pleased our system of messages worked for you. See you again soon - maybe another family gathering. Best regards

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant staff, the resturant staff were always there when you beeded them. Open fire was a nice touch to the resturant. Good Ale and a great steak. I asked for Rare my wife asked for Medium Rare, we actually got what we asked for! Nice quirky looking hotel with easy access to town.

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LisaG1999, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review

I thank you for your review and I am very pleased you got your steaks exactly as requested - I will pass on your comments to the team. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"The oldest hotel in the oldest recorded town in England." You are assured a warm welcome at The Rose and Crown hotel, which dates back to the 14th century. It is a beautiful oak timber framed building situated in the bustling, historic town of Colchester. Originally a 14th Century coaching inn lovingly restored over the years, the hotel is an ideal base for both the discerning business and leisure traveller. You can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire in our Tudor bar or go for a lazy walk in the panoramic Constable Country. Located close to Colchester town centre and the A12. It is less than an hour drive from Stansted Airport and 40 minutes from the Port of Harwich. Central London is 45 minutes by train and the idyllic city of Cambridge is an hour drive away. Located 0.6 miles from Firstsite. Free car parking available at the hotel. The Best Western Rose & Crown have won the ‘Best Small Hotel Category’ in the Essex Tourism Awards 2011. ... more   less 

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Address: East Street, Colchester CO1 2TZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range: ₹ 5,027 - ₹ 9,184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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