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Occupying a 14th-century traveler's inn, the award-winning Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel is just a 15 minute walk from the center of historic Colchester.

The Rose and Crown offers guests both modern and oak-beam rooms, which all include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with Freeview cable channels, tea and coffee-making facilities, and private bathrooms.

Food and drink at the Rose and Crown is provided at both the formal hotel restaurant and the Tudor Bar and Brasserie with its real log fires. All food is home-produced and made using seasonal ingredients.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.0 for a two-person trip.

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel has been welcoming guests since Aug 1, 2005
Hotel chain/brand: Best Western

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.0)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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  • Do you have a joining rooms? As we have a 14 year old and 9 year old
    We do not have adjoining rooms, we do have family rooms that can hold up to 4
    Answered on May 10, 2021
  • what's it like to park
    W have 35 free spaces at hotel plus a paid parking behind the hotel for £1.50 per day (payable on line as not owned by hotel). Plus street parking bet...
    Answered on May 16, 2021
  • Is there a fridge in the room?
    We don't have fridges in our rooms.
    Answered on June 8, 2021
  • Hi how far is the Colchester train station as do not drive
    It is around a 30-40 minute walk. Kind regards, reception team
    Answered on August 26, 2021
  • Hi. Now Covid restrictions are lifting. Will you be offering a standard breakfast. Also is there a restaurant available. Thanks
    We are offering table service for both breakfast & dinner. Bookings are required. Breakfast is Mon-Fri 7am-9am and Sat & Sun 8am-10am. Dinner is Mon -...
    Answered on May 24, 2021
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Tudor bar & Brasserie

    Food: European

Amenities of Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Live music/Performance Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/out
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Express check-in/out
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Croatian
  • Hungarian
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
2 years old
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
£20 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed by request
£20 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa JCB American Express Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Tudor bar & Brasserie: Closed from Wed, Jun 17, 2020 until Sat, Jul 04, 2020

Bar is closed from Wed, Jun 17, 2020 until Sat, Jul 04, 2020

FAQs about Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

  • Room options at Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Twin
    • Triple

  • The prices at Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Tudor bar & Brasserie

  • Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel is 0.6 miles from the center of Colchester.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel by:

    • Car 40min

  • Guests staying at Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Check-in at Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Live music/Performance