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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Library
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room
Free! 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.
Free! All children under 10 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! 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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Based on 171 reviews
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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 461 reviews Good
This Grade II historically listed building dating back to 1700 is a 10 minute walk from the center of town and train station, and offers renovated, comfortable interiors.
Score from 156 reviews Good
Just off of the A12 road, Holiday Inn Express Colchester has air-conditioned, modern bedrooms with satellite TV. There is a restaurant, a bar and free private parking.
Score from 728 reviews Good
Surrounded by pretty parkland, woods, and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus, and offers a unique brasserie restaurant and luxurious accommodation.
Score from 334 reviews Wonderful
Room was very comfortable, ate at the restaurant on 22nd, food excellent, very convenient location for the town centre, station and the wedding venue I was attending. Highly recommended, and I will stay next time I am visiting the area.
The restaurant seemed to only have one staff member working at breakfast on the 24th so service was slow
We love everything about the hotel it's old style with modern feel to it. Felt more relaxed there too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay every time.
The beds were big enough and the room had enough space to talk around
I lived there for almost one week and they didn't change our sheets at least once
Both dinner and breakfast were absolutely delicious. The building is olde worlde and has a real sense of history. It is right in the centre so you can easily go out to shops etc should you wish. Enthusiastic young staff.
Have to park a bit of a walk away which would be a bit creepy at night. Most of the wines on the wine list turned out to have run out! I couldnt get the wifi to work, but then it was in a BT hotspot also that worked for me.
The Red Lion is a fascinating building and in a great location in the oldest part of Colchester so, as tourists interested in history, we were very pleased. The old building has been integrated with more modern components in a very tasteful way and there is some interesting information around abou the history of the hotel. Otherwise, the beds were comfortable, the staff helpful and most things functioned as they ought. The menu in the hotel restaurant looked very attractive but we were travelling on a budget so unfortunately couldn't partake. Having said that, the room was the cheapest we could find in central Colchester and it was certainly a more interesting and memorable hotel than a lot of others in its price range.
There were a couple of issues.The enamel in the bath was so badly cracked that it didn't seem safe to use and to get the shower to produce useable warm water required the most delicate of tuning. Also, a lot more effort could have been made around the atmosphere and menu in the bar. It is located in the medieval part of the building and could easily be a really interesting and distinctive venue. However, the music being played was generic pop (from the radio, I think) and the drinks available could be found just about anywhere. There was one tap for a local ale but it was not available during our stay. With so many local breweries and such a unique building, this bar has huge potential which is not currently being explored.
It's central location with good access to bars and restaurants.
People shouting and screaming when bars/clubs turn out
Room was "ready" although bed was still stripped previous occupants dirty towels still in room, pubic hairs in bath, rust on shower rail,toilet seat rotting,
Hotel was well set up in a great old building. Unfortunately I thought Colchester was a bit of a dump.
The town itself. Rough and not up to expectations.
My stay was very pleasent
Shower was poor
pleasant staff nice clean room comfy beds
No cold water in the room. After moving to other room, it was smelly and unclean. Toilet had very bad smell. As I was on business I had no option but to stay, but I would never recommend this "hotel" to other travelers.
Great location on High Street. Pedestrian outdoor mall right by entrance. Very quaint historic building.
Parking was on another street in a parking garage and there was no adjacent parking for check-in. Because it is a historic property there was no elevator. Not recommended for someone with mobility issues.
Friendly helpful staff great food served in good time, lovely room, very comfortable. Beautifully maintained old building with lovely features.
Bar wasn't very well stocked, only bottled beers & not much of a selection of spirits, but bar staff were extremely friendly
The bed was comfortable
Large crack in the hand basin in the bathroom, paint peeling of bath and having to sit at an angle to use the toilet due to tiolet roll holder on the wall. Decor needed refreshing and room to small to accommdate a double bed.
The rooms are always clean & the staff friendly, as I'd stayed twice for ghost hunts the entrance was kept unlocked to allow easy access to the hotel at 3am, where other hotels have locked the doors at midnight & took a while to unlock them. When I needed extra items I have called reception to ask for bits & the staff brought them to me straight away & they recognise me as soon as I enter where I've used them many times before.
Once they couldn't find my payment even though I'd checked my bank account & at first made it seem like I was lying to them although once they realised they came & found me to let me know they'd received payment.
What's totally unacceptable for £60 is a 'shower' that was totally unfit for purpose (a mere dribble of water), and a VERY hot heated towel rail (which couldn't be turned off - despite the room being over 30.Degrees) that was so close to the loo that I received a nasty burn on my knee.
very small dark bedroom with poor quality furnishings...this room should be used as a bedroom as it was not possible to get to sleep till 5am due to noise outside ...opposite nightclub and taxi rank directly outside
The Manager very friendly and very helpful. Bar staff included. Hotel right on the high street very good location.
As no car park, and ncp was the only place to park therefore £4.50 per day charge. The hotel was in "GREAT" need of a facelift in decor, quite shabby indeed, bath/holes in panel, pictures missing on wall, lampshades missing etc, cannot fault the staff but would not stay again due to no car park and the decor etc.
wasn't warned there was building work in progress. no power in the shower. room too hot even with window open for 3 days on trot. wrong information given re parking and ticket did not work to get out of the car park!
Brilliant location and helpful staff. Breakfast was not included, which is brilliant for those who dont like hotel breakfasts. The beds were comfortable, and the linnen was clean on arrival inspection.
The bathroom was not cleaned at all, and neither were the beds made for the duration of our stay. The wallpaper had cracks, and the wooden surfaces were sticky to touch. The price is a bit on the high end considering the "product".
Very old and quaint but we had a good room with a four poster bed suitable for people well inner 6 feet tall. Being 6'2" I had to be moved to get a good nights sleep. In fairness they responded very quickly and moved us without any issues
They do not make it clear there is no onsite car park. You can park, at a reasonable price, in the local car park but it is a 15 min walk and with heavy bags its not ideal. Also, the entrance is at street level but reception is on the first floor so bag carrying is not easy
The very good location of the hotel as well as the keen of staff to help me.
The absence of air-conditioning
Very nice staff
No wifi access in rooms
The check in service was very poor and also we could not call our daughter room to room due to phone not working in our daughters room
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