Crowne Plaza Colchester - Five Lakes

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Check In: 3:00 PM | Check Out: 12:00 PM | Local Time: 7:30 PM

Stansted (STN)

- Distance from hotel: 34 MI/ 54.72 KM West l

- Head towards A120 Colchester and merge to road. Follow A120 until you reach a right hand turn to West Street Turn right to Bridge Street - B1024 Turn right to the B1023 The Resort is on your left

Witham Train Station

-Distance from hotel: 10 MI/ 16.09 KM West

- From Albert Road Continue to Braintree Road Turn left in Collingwood Road At mini-round about turn left Turn left in Newlands Street At mini-round about continue forward Merge in A12 Leave A12 at junction 23, merge into London Road Continue until right hand turn towards Tiptree/Maldon Continue on B1023 until left hand turn in B1026 Five Lakes is on the left

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- Car Parking Available

- Complimentary Daily Self-Parking

- Complimentary parking for guests and visitors.

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Hotel Highlights

The resort is idyllically set in 320 acres of Essex countryside however located just 15 minutes from the A12. With 194 refurbished rooms and conference rooms of all sizes including our Arena which can hold up to 4000 delegates. The extensive facilities we have to offer are endless including indoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts, covered driving ranges and a UEFA certified football pitch.
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Great service


19 April 2015

Friendly attentive team that made the stay all the more enjoyable.

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Big size room and great service


16 April 2015

Vrey nice and relaxing Easter break at Crowne Plaza Five Lakes. We chose this accommodation as it created a perfect getaway, I was just sorry that the piano in the lounge is not played much. As a musician and having a big Petrof, I expected more entertaining evenings for the guests. I think it would make a huge difference. Will come back again anytime!

Posted by HotelStaff
20 April 2015
Thank you for choosing Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes as your local hotel destination to enjoy the recent Easter break. Your comments regarding the piano are noted and although we book our pianist to visit and play at weekends frequently, this is not a regular occurrence at the moment however, you feedback in this respect is noted and may be reviewed. I am happy to read that you would return and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back sometime. Thank you again for taking the time to post your thoughts on this medium. With kind regards.  
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Wonderful Hotel


14 April 2015


I stay away on business around 3 nights every week and this hotel is right up there amongst the best I have ever stayed at. Staff were brilliant and the room was fantastic. A huge plus for me was the TV had all Sky Sports channels free of charge. I used the gym which was well equipped. The bar was relaxing. I didn't have dinner but the food being served looked very good.
I would have rated the hotel 5* but breakfast was simply awful. A hotel of this standard you would expect a freshly cooked breakfast but it was on a buffet bar with scrambled egg being the only choice of eggs being cooked. I enquired the possibility of poached egg but was looked at by the staff member like I had just stepped off a spaceship. The food was cold and unappetising - the only downside to a very good stay

Posted by HotelStaff
16 April 2015
We are pleased to read that your visits to Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes continue to be enjoyable experiences for you and thank you for your great comments regarding our team members. We have a variety of facilities at the hotel and I am glad that you have the opportunity to enjoy them. However, disappointingly, your review of your breakfast experience is something that I shall have to share with our Food & Beverage Manager and please accept our sincere apologies that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. It is only by receiving constructive comments such as yours, that we are able to improve both product and service and this is something that we shall do in this instance. We do hope that you continue to stay with us and we will always do our utmost to ensure that your stay is a memorably one. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Great staff and comfortable family stay


13 April 2015


Nice stay - very attentive, friendly and efficient staff.
Remote location in a lovely area.
Used room service which was cheaper than expected, very quick and very good quality.
Suitable for our group of a family of 4 - lots of facilities which you should make an effort to use.
Good internet links which were used constantly.

Posted by HotelStaff
16 April 2015
Thank you for your generous four star rating. We are so happy to read that our staff were helpful and competent in their dealings with you. The hotel is set in beautiful ground; amidst lovely countryside and I am happy that this environment was pleasing and a perfect location for you and your family to enjoy your time away from home. Our Room Service menu has some very delicious items on it and I am delighted to read that you found this service to be speedy and of good quality. We hope that you have an occasion to return in the future to enjoy yourselves again. Thank you for choosing Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes as your preferred hotel destination. With kind regards.
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