Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 235
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 44Kevin My Stay
August Bank Holiday weekend we stayed at the Holiday Inn @ eight Ash Green we were down to visit my family who are located around Colchester, we chose this hotel as im a IHG Gold member and its location was ideal for our needs. Upon arrivial the location was great not too far from the A12 but just enough to be removed from the traffic noise, staff were friendly and took care of all my needs we selected to add breakfast to our stay as we knew we would be out the best part of the days we were there, what an excelent choice you had and the hot selection you only had to ask with just a few minuties wait. Overall the stay was excellent we took advantage of the indoor pool and fitness centre and although we were only meant to stay two nights (we were due to move on to Holiday Inn Express at Birchwood) I cancelled the other hotel and extended our stay at Eight Ash Green. Again I cannot praise the staff or the hotel enough, and although there for pleasure I did notice also their great conferencing facilities and would not hesitate to recommend the Hotel to anyone.
Mr K Taylor
September 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marg10 Can't Fault this hotel.
Stayed for three nights and was very impressed by quality of service in all areas including the Health Spa. Staff were very welcoming and friendly despite the fact that it must have been a stressful time for them as the sale of the hotel was being completed on the last morning of our stay.
The beds were very comfortable and the room was cleaned to a very high standard. I used the swimming pool on three occasions and was impressed by the well-kept changing rooms and the lovely soft white towels.
The hotel was full with a large wedding party for part of our stay but the standards of service and the quality of the breakfasts and evening meals remained constantly high.
Brilliant value for money. Would definitely return if I travel to the area again and will look for Holiday Inns when I travel elsewhere.
September 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Disneyfan2 Family Break
Stayed for two nights in August. Requested a quiet room on booking and the room was indeed quiet. Food was good at breakfast and dinner. It was especially good value as both our kids ate for free.
The hotel was in a good position. We visited Colchester Zoo, Frinton and Colchester Castle museum.
We used the pool, which we enjoyed, but I did think it looked a bit dirty in and around the pool and there a few mosaic tiles missing.
We would visit again if we could get a cheap rate. I would not pay the full price.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bar65 Welcoming staff
All staff were very welcoming and although some were obviously just starting training were very helpful. Breakfast was a little chaotic as too few staff and therefore had to find everything oneself. Could have done with better signs showing where drinks were or more staff to aid us older people.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paula.1 Great service
very helpful for disabled people nothing was a problem including my mobility scooter
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sands G An excellent short stay hotel
We have used the Holiday Inn Colchester on numerous occasions and find it always delivers a clean, pleasant and comfortable stay with everything we need.
The Staff are always particularly friendly and helpful and, with the amenities the hotel offers and the ease of access, this remains out first choice for any visit to Colchester or the surrounding areas. The fact that there is also a pool, steam-room and Jacuzzi to relax in is an added bonus after a long drive.
If I have to offer any negatives I'd admit to being disappointed with the sirloin steak at dinner: it was not the finest cut of meat and it required significantly more effort to cut than I like. I'd therefore recommend beef in the form of the burger rather than the steak. But with that one small exception, an excellent stay and I am happy to recommend the hotel most highly.
The reason "Sleep Quality" was marked down in the review was simply because neither of us were particularly comfortable on the mattress. This is more likely due to being used to a "memory foam" mattress at home than a flaw with the hotel.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chateau62 Excellent location, very helpful staff
tayed here for 3 nights over the Bank holiday weekend and was very impressed with the loacation, the friendly and very helpful staff, the leisure facilities and the dining experience. The children enjoyed the use of the pool on the days we were unable to get out when it rained. We were close to the zoo and the seaside and shopping facilities.
September 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fredy88 Great Place
Friendly staff and they try their best to make you welcome, good location and the restaurant is good too and very nice spa attached to the hotel which give it bit extra things to make you relax and very friendly for family as well.
August 31, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hunger food a problem
the only problem was food as when I stayed before was really very good but this time not so good I also invited people to have dinner and they were not happy as they have stayed there as well and loved it so food was a problem Mrs Rhodes .
August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by djp39 Comfortable Room
Overall I was very impressed with this hotel. The room and bed were very comfortable and the staff pleasant. The only downside was the restaurant was very short staffed on one of the mornings for breakfast. There were no clean tables and not much hot food available but I understand that they had been extremely busy. However, a table was cleaned when I managed to find someone to do this and the chef was amazing as he juggled cooking several requirements from guests so I award the staff for this but maybe management should look at providing assistance in these circumstances. I would definitely consider staying here again.
August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by turnkey66 Great Hotel, Staff excellent but
Spent a week at this Hotel and the Staff and service were excellent. The rooms were fantastic and comfortable it was a great base for us to do everything on our itinerery. But the food and drinks were very expensive. Other than that I reccomend this hotel and would stay again.
August 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Con20 Nice clean hotel with good facilities
Shame about the second night when a fellow guest ran riot through the corridor waking us up. Apart from that all as expected from a Holiday Inn
August 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Penny80 Lovely room
This was a lovely place to stay and in future will stay here when i visit my son staff are lovely only problem mattress is soft
August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by paulde family visit
great stay warm welcome
would recomend to all other family
visiting colchester in the future
August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pookiefatcat Excellent staff, excellent value
Staff are very welcoming and efficient. Rooms and en suite are very comfortable, clean and of a good size. Leisure facilities are great as are reception areas, grounds and bar/restaurant. The bar is a little expensive but the food is excellent in quality and value.
Very relaxing environment.
August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mrswallis09 Perfect for Harwich departure
I stayed here with my family before our holiday leaving from Harwich and it was an excellent decision. Met by very friendly reception staff, a glass of wine and free wifi (I'm a Priority Points member). The bedroom was very comfy, had a great night's sleep and the food was excellent! Would definitely stay here again!
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GLORIANNE GREAT HOTEL
WE VISIT COLCHESTER ON A REGULAR BASIS AND HAVE STAYED AT OTHER HOTELS IN THE AREA BUT WE FIND THE HOLIDAY INN COLCHESTER IS BY FAR THE BEST AND THE MOST CONVENIENT FOR WHERE WE NEED TO BE.
NICE STAFF,CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE ROOMS, DECENT FOOD.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lipos Love this holiday inn
This is my third time staying here with my family ,it's a lovely place to stay everyone is so friendly all the staff are brilliant especially the Cook Carlos ,Stuart and Samantha .The breakfast and food was great kids loved the swimming pool defiantly will be returning .Just wanted to say thank you for making are stay so wonderful .
August 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BlondAdonis Brilliant Staff
Really polite reception staff
August 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susi80 Great for business stays
This was my second stay and once again I enjoyed it very much. It's easy to get to, ample parking, nice rooms and the food in the restaurant is always very good. Hopefully one day I'll make it to the leisure centre as well.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laserlight Good place to Stop
A family event caused us to stay overnight at 'Holiday Inn Colchester'. The hotel choice being down to value, reviews and location. Also the pool was an added attraction as we had had a long day. We had a great stay and could not really fault the staff, facilities and service. Will book again when in the area.
August 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lee40 Noisy room
Windows that dont closer properly and banging communal doors do not make for a good nigths sleep. Was left dissapointed.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gado Holiday Inn near Colchester
About 3 miles outside of Colchester this Holiday Inn surpasses any I have had occasion to stay at during 2014. Hard to put your finger on exactly what makes me rate it so highly but the staff have a lot to do with it. I think they are all committed to making the hotel shine with its guests and they succeed. Each one of the staff I encountered appeared happy in their work. Professional and customer focussed they are doing a great job.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glenny58 Staff helped make the stay a success
Stayed at The Holiday Inn in conjunction with friends renewal of vows. we had a fantastic celebration which was helped along by all the front of house and associated staff. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them, considering the majority were I should say in their early twenties they all showed professionalism, also the majority of the staff were local to the area, Our thanks to all the staff
August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bunk 46 First class staff but scanderlous wine prices
Why does the management think it justified to charge a minimum 18 pounds for an ordinary run of the mill bottle of red wine which we all can purchase from our local supermarket for 5 pounds.To add insult to injury a 250 mil glass was 7.50 pence would you believe!!! .With food I can fully accept that I should pay for the chefs expertise as on both nights of our stay we paid approximately 12 pounds for a mouth watering tasty meal which I have no problem with.I mentioned the above to the restaurant management who appeared to accept the point being made.It was noticeable there was an absence of wine bottles on adjoining diners tables.
Whilst the above wrankles it did not diminish the real plus in that all of the workforce from the front desk,bar and restaurant staff were exceptionally friendly,helpful and efficient;possibly the best staff I have encountered home or abroad
August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ron Oc Convenient for visiting Colchester
Had a peaceful time at the Holiday Inn Colchester.
Staff are friendly and helpful.
Breakfast can be a little on the pricey side if there are four of you as teenagers do not qualify for the kids eat free, however there are other outlets available across the A12.
Very convenient for visiting colchester zoo, castle and Beth Chatto Garden. (by car)
August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alex 13 Excellent location and Breakfast
An easy hotel to find just off the A12. Bus stop close by to take you into town. Reception staff excellent and breakfast great.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kathy82 Excellent staff
The staff at this hotel were outstanding! They were all friendly and helpful and were never too busy to give you very attentive service. The room was very clean and comfortable and it was good to have a choice of pillows.The food was of good quality and there was ample choice both for dinner and breakfast. The chef was available at breakfast to cook anything not readily available and keep the hot food hot and fresh.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in the area.
July 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DaveG30 Colchester Stay
Good hotel & facilities, staff we're great.
Would recommend this to friends & if in the area would stay again.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joodles Great stay
Pleasantly surprised with facilities offered for the price paid. Room comfortable and well furnished.Windows easy to open !!Adequate storage. Ample tea/coffee etc. Bathroom fine although shower rather weak and leaking a little from pipe/shower head. Breakfast fine with good choices. Service for dinner in restaurant was rather slow but the food was excellent for the price with lots of choice. Easy parking and newspapers to order. Welcome on arrival was lovely and inspired me to sign at once for loyalty scheme. First impressions really do count !! Will definitely use this chain in the future - in fact booked whilst there for another 3 nights next month.
July 24, 2014