Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 258
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bobf1 Great staff
A very good hotel. Need to move the smoking area. The breakfast would benefit with more variety, suggest high quality porridge.
The staff are always very friendly and helpful.
September 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by lolly48 Low noise and basic but comfortable
This was not my best experince for cleanliness or friendliness /helpfulness of staff, but I did get a good nights sleep and felt the layout of the room really good.
Good points- Nice size and room layout.
Quiet for a good nights sleep
Good breakfast and long times to attend it.
Not so good points- Room not clean
Plates dirty....and dirty glass
Toilet had blood round it
Unclean bathroom floor and bedroom area.
Plastic cup under the dressing table. Was still there when I left
Staff unpleasant. Told on checking out- Yeah just dump key in there.....no pleasantries!
September 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Won'tstayhereagain Terrible- uncomfortable bed
Uncomfortable bed and a terrible nights sleep. Over priced food and poorly prepared
September 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by carer 35-49 small beds
staff lovely, very small beds, poor breakfast area not suitable for people with limited mobility, and not replenish for an hour, there was no fruit when we come down at 9 am and they didn't put more out till just after 10 am, no separate smoking area we had to walk through everyone smoking to get in or out of hotel.
September 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paddy Florida Wedding attendance
I was attending a wedding in Colchester.
I utilized this hotel because of experience in other Holiday Inn Express hotels. Excellent quality.
September 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Baa baa Great place for a good value break!
My partner and I came to stay for a long weekend as we were visiting friends in Colchester.
We found the whole stay brilliant, the only gripe we had would be poss the cooked breakfast could have been more varied. Also as it was a beautiful weekend we would have liked to have sat outside on our return but there was no grassed area with a bench to sit on!
But overall it was brilliant! Thank you.
September 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AndyRachel Slightly disappointed
Room was clean and well presented, bathroom was good and nice power shower. The main disappointment which was a big one was the bed, the best way to describe it was like a water bed. Whilst I have never slept on a water bed, I envisage it would be like this, the mattress was to soft and if me or my wife happened to move or rolled over, then the other would also move, as both suffer from back pain on occasions this could have aggravated matters (fortunately it didn't).
Also surprised no bacon in cooked breakfast, plus sausages and eggs were cold.
When we arrived we were asked for our initial impression (having just walked through the doors) but were not asked anything when we checked out, apart from that, staff were friendly and helpful
September 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Megabyte Quiet accessible hotel
This hotel is a very tranquil one just off the A12 however it is a little difficult to find if you are not too sure or do not have a sat nav. I got lost on a couple of occasions, and one was quiet worrying driving about te Essex countryside late at night.
The hotel is well laid out and just far enough from the A12 to cut the noise but close enough to it to get places easily. I did not eat in the hotel restaurant but what turned me off was the hot food at breakfast. The cereals, toast, drinks etc at breakfast was great just the scrambled egg put me off. Dedham was close by with great pubs and at a pinch you could walk (I did).
The room was large and had all the facilities but not a lot of storage space. If I had stayed one night then it was ok but 2 nights and a few shelves would have helped me. The places to go includes Dedmha sorry it should be Dedham, this is on the website and the TV.
All in all a great place to stay and to get out from just needs some tweaking
September 6, 2014