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2 North Station Rd, Colchester, CO1 1RB – Show map
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Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the room
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
24-hour front desk
Heating, Non-smoking throughout
From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Riverside Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
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Just off the A12, Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers air-conditioned, modern bedrooms with satellite TV. There is a restaurant, a bar and free private parking.
Score from 722 reviews Good
Just 10 minutes from Colchester centre, Quality Hotel Colchester offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Next to the A12 motorway, there is an on-site restaurant and free parking.
Score from 331 reviews Good
Set in the heart of Colchester, the 500-year-old George Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’ boasts an à-la-carte restaurant and a bar, and offers rooms with free WiFi access throughout and on-site public parking...
Score from 462 reviews Good
Situated within a 14th-century coaching inn, the award-winning Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel is located just a 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of historic Colchester.
Score from 227 reviews Very good
very noisy bed
Friendly staff and very accommodating. Good breakfast and comfy beds. 24 hour door and security codes to rooms. Very close to town.
11 am checkout was a tad early. 12 would be better. There were no bathroom toiletries other than hand soap. More towels would be better and more parking.
Location for what we required
toilet/shower room small - hard to undertake duties
really comfortable bed. good breakfast. friendly staff.
no bath mat and no hand towels just a bath towel. basic room but clean sink in room not bathroom
The fact they could accommodate an early check in.
Room was small. Sausages at Breakfast were inedible. Tea making facilities at breakfast were poor. Juice cups were tiny. Needs redecorating and updating, looks old.
Location near the town center
Staff Location Cost
The shower and toilet in my room was pretty awful, hair still in the shower basin and toilet was like something out of student digs.
lovely view over the river if you were on the right side of hotel - otherwise the car park. Girls doing the breakfast were very friendly.
Shabby and not decorated since "modernised" way back in 80s or so it looked. On arrival was told they couldn't supply a breakfast involving fresh fruit, "because we are a family run hotel" (Think that should be a positive benefit not an excuse for poor service) Overheard another guest asking for fruit at breakfast so I cannot be the only one! They did manage to supply yogurt and muesli in the end.
A bit shabby, one light in bedroom not working, only one bedside light, bathroom tap leaking
Handy for rail station, shops, restaurants, pubs and historic Colchester. Lovely breakfast and helpful and obliging staff.
Original timber framed hotel, my single room was tiny but wood panelled, reminded me of an old ships cabin. Very nice, olde worlde.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good and the whole experience was good value for money. Good location with being so close to castle park and the town centre.
Unfortunately our room was located right next to the road, so we heard a lot of noise throughout the night as the windows were only single glazed. The beds appeared quite old and were not particularly comfortable.
Staff very rude
The nutter who cooks breakfast
Location convenient to rail, high street, and sightseeing. The riverside location presented a wonderful view from the room and provided a great opportunity for riverside walks. The historic ambience was a joy and at the same time the room had all the conveviences that are expected today. The breakfast food was excellent and made to order. The staff were helpful and addressed all of our requirements
Nothing not to like
Excellent breakfast and value for money. Ground floor room very good for older traveller was good.
its close to the station, although there are others closer.
when we arrived the bin was full of dirty nappies and there were black hairs in the bath. there was no apology for this either. We went for breakfast at 9.05am on Sunday morning only to find the door was locked we were then informed very rudely that breakfast finished at 9am and that it was now 9.15, when I said that it was just 9.05 she shut the door on me. we were told the bar was open 24hours but it was never open over our 3 night stay. Our room was not cleaned over the 3 days, the bin was not even emptied or fresh cups or towels given. In general the hotel was very old and very dirty and the woman was rude. I would defiantly not stay here again and would not recommend it. I wish I had taken the advice about this hotel from other reviews.
Very pleasant friendly welcome.Good quality breakfast with very pleasant service.Quite satisfactory.
Nowhere to keep our pushbikes secure.
Breakfast, staff and location all faultless. Room fine, though quite small.
Very noisy with main road and buses running outside from very early until late.
Location was convenient for me.
Dark narrow stairs and corridors. Something of a "Hostel" feel about it.
the people and the hotels age. Very confortable stay
the fighting and noise across the road in the early hours. Not the hotels fault
Quiet room. Friendly greeting on arrival. Convenient location. Text on TV.
Very cramped bathroom with only the toilet lid for a shelf and a microscopic washbasin. Only one towel provided per day. Absence of contact by staff for 15 minutes on arrival for breakfast at 07.30, necessitating enquiry at kitchen. Awkward position of TV in room, making viewing difficult.
Was good value for money. Good English breakfast. Room was small but adequate and reasonably clean. The two members of staff we met were very friendly. For £55 couldn't ask for much more.
Hotel is 400 years old but could do with a bit of TLC maybe. The outside was not very appealing either. Could do with a tidy up.
The lady who served breakfast was nice and friendly and capable. Breakfast good and freshly cooked to order. Location good.
Smelly bed linen. The attitude of the "managers??" Upon arrival Reception was locked and remained so for the rest of the stay, with the exception of breakfast, which is served there. Only access to staff is via a telephone in the entry hall and they take their time to come down to book you in. Bed in room 25 is the most uncomfortable I have ever had, although when I moaned about how uncomfortable it was, the lady at breakfast moved me, whilst I was out. That was good. However, on coming back, and trying to get a key for the room I had been moved to, the response was not good. Took a good 10 minutes for the invisible "Manager???" to arrive with the new key, and then they were dragging their family with them! Most unprofessional. No way I would EVER go back there. .
The location is perfect for a quiet rest but close enough to town for everything you could want,the rooms are spacious enough for a couple of days stop over,staff are friendly and very helpfull,would certainly stop there again.
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