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53 High Street, Earls Colne, CO6 2PB, United Kingdom – Show map
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Golf course (within 3 km)
Food & Drink
Room service, Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying
Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
14:30 - 22:30 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Friendly efficient service. It made us feel really at home
The hotel was no longer trading wasted journey for twoo lots of people!!!!!!!!!!!
The location was good and our room was spacious and clean.We learnt that the hotel was in the middle of a takeover and the poor lady keeping things going was run off her feet but still made us welcome,even giving us a fan as it was probably the hottest day of the year.The hotel was tastefully decorated and spotless and nothing was too much trouble for her even though she was manning the reception,serving in the bar and showing people to their rooms.Breakfast was delicious and we would definitely stay again once it was under new management.The lady deserves a medal!
Due to circumstances the restaurant was closed,no card machine and wifi not working
my wife and i took a road trip covering 6 of the south east counties staying 2 nights in country inns in each county. The Rare was by far the best room, second best breakfast, and the meals in the evening were superb
Location in the centre of the village.
Lack of lounge area - this was because of refurbishment and construction of a fine dining restaurant.
Beautifully appointed room separate from main building. Staff welcoming and helpful.
Room had disabled access facilities. However, low shelf over tiny wash basin meant cleaning teeth awkward and filling kettle tricky. Breakfast service slow for business purposes.
lack of choice at breakfast - there was no option of a light breakfast of, say, meusli, fruit ,yoghurt etc and when we asked for simply toast and marmalade the toast arrived hard and there was no marmalade to be had.
It was good for the position
I stayed for the restaurant thinking it was merely a name change from Blackwell's restaurant with rooms (the old name). Beware the new owners are changing into what would make TOWIE look classy. The restaurant is now a steak house with giant steaks that are free if you could gorge a whole cow in a few minutes. Forget the AA Rosette this was awful. Told they was no fish and no burgers leaving the choice limited to nearly just steak. Why oh why did Blackwells leave - where is the chef? Never ever stay here if you want a decent meal. Go to The Angel at Stoke Nayland
The room we stayed in was lovely & we also dined the restaurant & the food was excellent
Under new management No hot water Being refurbished so should not accept guests until work is done Hate to think what would have happened if there had been a fire Should not be listed Will never return
The room was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. All the staff were friendly and attentive and the food in the restaurant was exceptional.
The room did get very warm, we did use the air conditioning but it was too noisy to sleep through. This is a very miniscule detail and didn't affect how much we enjoyed our stay.
Staff were very pleasant and the room was brilliant would recommend
breakfast was a farce, no fruit no cereal, 50 minutes to get a cooked breakfast that was missing 2 items originally ordered
It was clean
Staff seemed unsure Very expensive No breakfast included Room was very small African theme in earls colne?? Reception area was a mess
The food for my evening meal was very good, the staff were very good too
Had to wait 43 minutes after I had ordered my breakfast before I got it, only one member of staff on duty, A poor ending to a pleasant night the day before
very friendly staff lovely quirky room.excellent breakfast, restaurant is popular so book before arrival if you want dinner
shower control a bit fiddly
Room was very comfortable and quiet in spite of being on the road side. Food was excellent - when it finally arrived! Overall the impression was rather "laid back" - perhaps too much so (see negative comment)!
This "restaurant with rooms" had changed hands a week before we stayed and the new owners were still coming to grips with the staffing. As a result service at dinner was unacceptably slow and earned us free desserts by way of compensation. The establishment is apparently being significantly re-structured into different restaurant arrangements so any reviews may well be irrelevant relative to the new regime.
Would thoroughly recommend to others. The restaurant food was amazing and the staff very attentive. The room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Lastly the breakfast was possibly the best we have ever had!!! All in all an extremely well run establishment.
Comforable, warm room. Good food.
The wonderfully friendly, helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent food.
Bedrooms much too hot.
Rooms well appointed and spacious. I ate in the restaurant and found it very good.
Wifi a little bit sporadic - but that's just a minor niggle
Friendly but efficient staff. Stunning food in the restaurant. Seriously quality breakfast.
We were made to feel welcome, the room was spacious and charming, the dinner was excellent - fresh food well presented.
Everything, except for very noisy other guests who came back very very late at night. Thwere seems to be very little noise insulation between floors and rooms
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