Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 211
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Warmington Generally the usual high functional standard
Efficient and practical venue; excellent for short stays or touring. Breakfast the only less satisfactory element at this venue. When we arrived many tables were not cleared. The fresh fruit salad very picked over and other areas required refreshment and renewal. It was obviously at the end of a busy time and the pressure showed. However we had an adequate breakfast and we would stay again.
July 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chris 26 Quite a nice place to say, staff friendly and helpful
Rooms clean, could have done with a mirror over the table, the lighting was pretty poor in the room, the rooms were too hot and although air conditioned it was quite noisy, the double bed seemed to be smaller than the average double which didn't help. Tea/coffee facilities available in room but only enough for one cup....do you have it when you arrive, before you go to be bed, when you get up....the choice is yours :). Everything else was fine, helpful staff. Good location if you're visiting the university as it's only 20 minutes away
July 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by coddman Friendly Staff. Comfortable bed
Excellent service with clean bedrooms and beds. Highly recommended.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roger 888 Don't be fooled !!
This hotel is close to the main carriageway and yet I didn't hear a thing once in my room.
The staff were brilliant and the hotel felt like it had only opened that day - clean fresh and modern.
WiFi was excellent and the location was perfect for both Ipswich and Colchester
July 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Redapple014 Magaluf hits this hotel
I stayed two nights with my family. Friday night was good , comfortable stay with a fresh breakfast. Then Saturday evening, Sunday morning became a no -go area. The 'boys and girls' had arrived, so from 01.15 am - 3.30am , we had to endure door slamming, screaming, strong language-not suitable for my daughter or fellow guests, general shouting and chanting of songs,both inside the hotel and out in the car park. We heard later from reception that the duty manager had called the police but they failed to arrive.
A good hotel, convenient location , spoilt by these party animals with no respect for other people and alcohol fuelled.
I have stayed around the world in other IHG hotels and never experienced anything like this episode.
Unfortunately l used Reward nights for this stay, otherwise l would have demanded a refund for this ruined Saturday night stay.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom 21 Very friendly hotel
I have visited this hotel several times since it opened , the standards of the hotel have been maintained to a high level.
I have found the staff to be exceptionally friendly and helpful in making my stay here relaxing and comfortable.
This hotel has become my first and only choice when visiting the Colchester area
July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by xdavex Perfectly aceptable and inexpensive too
We were a UK tour and this hotel was in the right place at the right time at the right price
It was chosen because Holiday Inn Express Hotels are predictably clean and comfortable with free parking-as was this
I don't find the breakfasts very exciting but at least one doesn't go away hungry.
An unremarkable but totally acceptable stay.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mjp58 Poor lighting
The hotel in general was very pleasant.
The lighting in the bathroom was very poor. The mattress was like sleeping on a water bed.
My wife was having a shower and i went to get a drink from the bar, so i took the room key out of the light holder. Only to find that all the lights switch off after a short time except the blue light in the bathroom. The wife was not happy! Maybe need 2 keys if one person decides to leave the room.
Why do hotels only put enough coffee / sugar in the room to only make 1 cup?
It was great to have free wifi, mine stopped working the next morning!
July 10, 2014