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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Library
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and costs GBP 10 per 24 hours.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 4.50 per day.
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, Private Check-in/Check-out, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 10 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 10 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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A 500 year-old coaching house, steeped in history, located in the heart of Colchester, England's oldest recorded town. Please note the hotel does not have an elevator or any rooms on the first floor.
Score from 572 reviews Good
With free parking and free Wi-Fi, this Tudor building dates back to 1604 and is situated on the banks of the Colne River, close to Colchester’s town center and the train station.
Score from 308 reviews Review score
Just a 10 minute drive from Colchester’s historic quarter, the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel offers free Wi-Fi access and free private parking.
Score from 519 reviews Good
Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town.
Score from 103 reviews Excellent
the architecture, and the quite cosey feel. The staff were lovely.
the bar was at the end of the function room and felt more like a barn.
The location is perfect the staff friendly
The bed was rock hard it felt like we were sleeping on the floor.the window was jammed open so we didn't get to sleep till 5am, it's very noisy my advice check the windows before you accept your room!!
We enjoyed our stay in this authentic Elizabethen hotel plenty of architecture to study. Plenty tea coffee in room.Would stay here again. Breakfast was good.
The living heart, the community that once was, has vanished no one lives there, shame only businesses so it's like a modern market place not open all hours, but still worth a visit, you can still imagine what it must have been like 60 years ago. The bed needed securing back to the wall, the toilet cystern took ages to refill, difficulty adjusting the water temperature on the shower and the TV remote batteries were flat but not a disaster by any means.
Good location, good food, good service
Booked and paid for the four poster suite but on arrival it was not available. Deeply disappointed!!!
Location, cleanliness and late check-in
This is the second time to stay at this hotel. First time was very good, this time I had trouble with heaters, there was no way to turn them off, and it was too hot in the room, even with the window open, causing an uncomfortable sleep. The staff couldn't find the key for my room during check-in, but that wasn't a major issue, because they promised they would allow me in when needed, and I only spent one night in the room so didn't go out really.
Location is central in High Street, close to bus station and Castle Museum as well as to all shops. Access around the clock very good for late arrivals and late nights. Staff were kind and considerate.
Upstairs rooms can be a bit of a trek if you have a disability of any sort. No lifts.
Maybe the look from the outside.
I was in room 14, room overlooked what can only be described as an open sewer. Alley way full of rubbish, and vagrants. Room too hot. No radiator controls providied. Noisy. Expensive. Didn't get a wink of sleep. Avoid.
Gloss painted bath and bathroom in a poor state of repair.
anything it ok
the wifi not work good in the room.
Location was great and a lovely old building.
Very shabby, torn net curtains, constant dripping tap in the bathroom, doors banging very loudly and people running up and down the corridor, finally no shades on any bulbs which made rooms very stark and even the manager couldn't find me one shade...... Unbelievable, I wasn't sorry to leave.
Just a lovely building. really good location. Staff helpful even in the morning to six at the time. Thank you!
Our room(8) happened to be a bad location. Saturday night of the youth shouted through the window drunk.
Quietness and location
Although you don't expect modern conditions in an ancient hotel this was a trifle disappointing.The shower was a no better than a dribble and the bath panel was almost falling off.That said it's a hotel I've always wanted to stay in and will do so again next time I'm in Colchester.I'm glad I travelled alone as my girlfriend would have been a lot more fussy than I was but for me it was fine and somewhere warm and comfortable to lay my head.
staff most helpful and the food was excellent as was the location for University of Essex as bus stop just across the road
internet access a bit difficult to get
I liked the hotel overall the food was brilliant the staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel was warm and welcoming
The heating was on all the time in the room and it was boiling hot had to have window open all night
No lift - no bellboys. Too few amenities and the bathroom too small
The force of water in the shower was pathetic ..probably the pipeline needs to be re done completely.
The location and character of the hotel were outstanding. Front-line staff did their best to meet concerns and were very caring. My father's breakfast was served exactly the way he always has it at home.
We left our luggage at the hotel and went to a wedding followed by a wedding reception; so we didn't see our rooms until bedtime. That was why we didn't see that the shelf on the bedroom wall had been removed, but the screws were still in the wall and there was an unpainted patch of wall. Or the awful state of the bath! The manager had to be contacted repeatedly for his comments, which were (finally): Well, you shouldn't have accepted the room!
Accommodated us on each occasion a pleasure to finish work and relax with the Red Lion
Never been to colchester, so I didn't know what to expect. What a lovely town, and the red lion was a perfect fit for me to experience the aire of colchester even when not exploring the town. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Not sure if they simply ran out or if they don't normally have any, but the were no local maps of colchester to help me navigate.
Bed was very comfortable.
Bathroom was very basic and the panel was cracked in several places. Shower was poor. Breakfast was very basic and not nearly worth £15.
The location was excellent
The room was really tired and dated. There were big rips in the net curtains over the window. The shower curtain was filthy (a dirty brown colour in areas). Tiles had been replaced with mismatched tiles. I would never stay here again. It is such a shame as it is a lovely old building.
Interesting Tudor building with original beams showing. We had room 10 which featured panels of the original wattle & daub wall.
Staffing levels were poor. It seemed that the receptionist was also the bar maid and also the waitress in the restaurant!! When we tried to access the wifi we couldn't, so phoned reception and after 15 minutes of waiting for a reply, we gave up and went down personally. we were told they were having technical issues and the repairman would be in "tomorrow". GREAT, we were there for 1 night, and my wife had some work to do on the internet. The room itself. The bedding and towels were about the cleanest things in there. There were cobwebs hanging off the light fitting that looked as though they had been there since the place was built. The wardrobe had a sliver of wood under one corner to keep it upright - ok the building dates from the 1400s and you expect the floor boards to sag (and creek (a lot)), but surely there is a way in this day and age to level a wardrobe slightly more tidely? Whilst on the subject of the room, there is the usual info pack with a letter from the manager, which states "If you need anything for your room ....dial 0 for reception and if all else fails dial 0 and ask for me" (the general manager). No point as dialling 0 gets no response anyway (receptionist probably busy in restaurant or bar)!!! We did not use the restaurant so cannot coment on the food. However, when we arrived, after a four hour drive from home, my wife and I fancied a drink. Lager was the choice, but, after waiting 10 minutes for the receptionist/waitress/barmaid to come, she informed us they had no draught lager (which has been mentioned on another trip comparison site). Overall the hotel has potential, but is tired and in need of some tlc. They also need to employ more people.
the style of the hotel the mystery in its history its convenient location
being woken up at 2 in the morning by my tv which insisted on switching itself on no lift
Car parking is a problem and a long walk to the hotel
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