Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 395
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mr Dims Poor Resturant service and cleanliness
Having stayed here a few years ago its has gone down hill
October 3, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 87ccfc_bezzer Avoid the Restaurant
Terribly run Restaurant. They ran out of Steak and Wine during our stay. Service was abysmal. There were 3 staff on the floor trying to serve a full restaurant. The maître d'hôtel was useless (sorry but she was). I've stayed in numerous Holiday Inns over the years and without doubt the dining experience here was the worst ever.
We waited 20 minutes to order our drinks, it then took another 15 for them to arrive and a further 35 minutes for the food to arrive.
October 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sasaka 部屋が広くて快適
September 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by colchidster Sonorite des chambres
LA chambre est fort confortable et la proximité de la voie ferrée reste gênante par la fréquence des trains.
La TV propose de nombreuse chaines indisponibles car "pas de signal".
September 29, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Brippingale Hotel needs some changes
Have visited this hotel previously and noticed the decor and rooms haven't changed much from visit 2 years ago, it concerns me as competitors are refurbishing and offering more for half the price. I think there is a need to started refurbishing the rooms and to give staff a refresher on training. Nothing was really bad but the staff are not pro active, checked in and went to room, tried wifi only to find needed a code, went to desk and they provided this. Various issue with wifi as had to keep going to guest to get new codes, on one occasion wife asked for new code and receptionist advised I'll bring it to you in a little while, she went back 3 hours later to get it??
Issues with items at breakfast being empty and having to remind them on several occasions of needing restocking. Room was missed on cleaning schedule and had to ask about this. Toiletries were not restocked until final day, luckily we had our own supplies. My sister who had a room requested a fold up bed and this was sitting outside the room but was unsure if this was for her and how to set it up, when she went to reception, he was dismissive of her request and several hours later they brought the bed in and said they would set it up later, my sister had to demand this happen there and then.
I think this is a great location but there is work needed.
September 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by L&GXXX Little disorganised and understaffed
Stayed for two nights, was a little disappointed this time around, have stayed previously with no complaints, however this time the staff (not reception) seemed under pressure and as there was a function on, service was slow and unorganised. Food not up to the standard of the previous visit. Rooms were clean but some areas ie windows, sills and glass could do with replacements. House keeping staff very friendly and efficient, as were the reception staff. Main issues with the bar and restaurant area although staff in all areas were very pleasant and helpful. Ample free car parking available, which is a bonus. Would give careful consideration before a return visit in the near future. Not the usual Holiday Inn standard this time around!
September 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by malki enjoyable stay
very enjoyable stay and will visit again when in Colchester
September 19, 2015