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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ian Leeds Reasonable for the price
Price and comfort were good but my wife did not get a good night's sleep. This was due to the pillows not being comfortable and some outside noise. The breakfast was adequate but not as good as normal Holiday Inn where we have stayed at Colchester. The coffee provided in the eating room was dreadful.
In future, when I again visit relations, I will probably pay more to stay again at the main Holiday Inn in Colchester.
August 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by les465 not the greatest
I signed up to the rewards scheme as have stayed a few times before with this chain and thought I would certainly be staying in other hotels but I have to say after this visit I may change my mind the staff I encountered gave the impression they would rather not be there and small little things in the room overlooked as if room had been done last minute.
I had booked a room with dinner I know the choices would be limited but there was a sign with check out our specials but when asked I was told most of those were eaten the night before so forget them and reading between the lines got the distinct impression I was being told the food was not the greatest so ended up eating out which again was limited due to location of hotel
all in all not the greatest of hotel stays.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A. J. Great Service
As before we had a great trouble free stay at this Inn.
Staff are very helpful and pleasant. Room kept clean and
tidy. Excellent position off of the A12.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by carolyn nanny it does what it says on the tin
Weekend to stay near friends. Everything was good. Obviusly not catering for meals as only 4 things on menu, like fish and chips or pizza, so dont go there for a splash up meal, Would have like to have seen a full english on the menu, but plenty of other options. A good stay though and would go again
August 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by scopie100 As expected
I stayed for 3 nights whilst on business in the area. It is easy to find if going southbound on the A12, a different matter if going northbound. Basically, it is right next to the southbound Shell garage but if your going northbound come off at the exit just after the northbound shell garage, take the first right, first right and finally first right to get to the southbound shell garage! Colchester town centre is about 15 minutes away by car and easy to get to. The football ground is about a 5 minute drive too.
Lots of free parking and check in was easy. Staff recognised my iHG membership which was great, so thank you. Rooms are well equipped, clean but beds are soft and not to my liking. All has been updated but the showers when turned on leak water everywhere, even when I wasn't in it! I did report this and I think its something to do with the design as I had the same problem at HIE in Germany!
As previously mentioned, breakfast although free isn't great. Considering the size of the hotel, there is very little choice and very little of that, it soon runs out. They have a bar and limited restaurant menu on an evening about 4-5 choices, which I guess is to cater for the usual one night stays.
Staff were all polite and helpful. Although none on show at breakfast, which is probably why food choices run out as they are not replenished quickly enough.
Overall, a good hotel for a one night stop off.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trudstar Very relaxing stay
Enjoyed our family visit, we booked two rooms as we visited with our Son. Daughter-in-law and Grandchildren .Booked to visit Colchester Zoo which was only 15 minutes drive away, thoroughly enjoyed our stay including free Breakfast, although we both found beds a bit hard and we tended to roll into the middle of the bed. Otherwise experience was Brilliant....
August 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PompeyBoy61 Breakfast
What a nice hotel ! I really enjoyed my stay but if I am to say anything I must mention the breakfast; eggs, sausage and beans doesn't constitute a cooked breakfast (in my eyes). Everything else was brilliant - I hope they take note of my comment about the breakfast !
August 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by narrowboat Need new matteress
Really nice place, nice staff, only one problem, mattress needs replacing in room 162, you could feel the springs in the mattress, had to sleep on top of the quilt to make it bearable, cleaning staff very kindly gave us an extra sheet to sleep under. Otherwise all very good.
August 17, 2014