The oldest Hotel in England's oldest recorded town. The Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel, originally a 14th century posting house, lovingly restored to a modern day hotel. Nine executive rooms featuring flat screen LCD televisions, air-conditioning, laptop charging safes and premium quality fixtures and furnishings. Alternatively, choose from the historic oak beamed rooms in the original house, or the more contemporary rooms in the main building. All rooms have an entertainment system and either Wi-Fi or Internet data port. The Oak room restaurant has been recently refurbished and offers a contemporary setting and great casual dining, a favorite with the locals and guests alike. Have a pre-dinner drink in either the hotel lounge or enjoy the Tudor Bar/Brasserie with its more traditional foods and ales. The hotel is within walking distance of Colchester Town centre (15 minutes) and accessible to all the historic sights of East Anglia.
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The Best Western Rose & Crown in Colchester was awarded Best Small Hotel in Essex.
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No pets allowed Guide and hearing dogs only
This place is rustically beautiful and we loved our stay here.
The room was not too big, but it was clean, neat and equipped with all the essentials.
Staff was very friendly and helpful.
There is a...
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland on 11-Dec-2018
Just enjoyed a fabulous lunch in this historic building. Great choice of meals, food freshly cooked and delicious. Service very friendly and welcoming, would highly recommend as a restaurant to enjoy...
Historic Inn close to centre of Colchester. Very friendly helpful reception, Spacious room with good surface and storage space. Comfortable bed. Modern bathroom with rainfall shower over bath, Very...
Egham, United Kingdom on 01-Dec-2018
During the summer, some of the residents from a nearby care home had been able to escape the confines of their home to partake in a pub crawl to the Rose and Crown!!The staff of the Rose and Crown...
Classic 14th Century hotel, cosy rooms and very warm, especially in bar area. Comfy bed, but very little privacy when using bathroom! Shower did not work properly, which was a real shame. Just a...
Free wireless high-speed Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Imagine sleeping in a 14th century room, with all the amenities of the modern day. Choose from either the historic oak-beamed rooms located in the original house, or the more contemporary rooms in the new wing. All 38 rooms are en-suite and have a pay per view entertainment system which allow user to surf the net, email, order movies, play games or listen to Radio. Hospitality trays, direct dial telephones, hair dryers and ironing facilities are also provided. Dry cleaning service is available. We have just completed nine new Executive rooms with additional benefits like:
air-conditioning, plasma flat screen televisions, luxury furnishings and fittings and designer bathrooms. Four poster and family suites are also available. Free WiFi available in all rooms.