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
Fantastic hotel on the outskirts of Colchester. Rooms are modest but clean and well equipped. No air conditioning. Great little bar area with good food. Breakfast is really good and is usually in...
Wigan on 22-Sep-2018
Parking was easy and secure. About 10 - 15 minute walk into town centre - uphill going, downhill coming back. All the staff were pleasant and efficient.
On a previous visit our room was really in...
By Richard W
Suffolk on 18-Sep-2018
Great place to spend a few days and explore the country side.
Great food, the room and cosy and clean, the service is excellent and friendly.
When we arrived the rooms very ready and keys waiting for...
London, United Kingdom on 10-Sep-2018
As you enter the Best Western Rose & Crown Hotel at Colchester, Essex, first impressions are that you are stepping back into history in this Grade II listed building which dates back to the 14th...
By Frank C
Colchester, United Kingdom on 06-Sep-2018
A comfortable value for money hotel. Stayed here to visit the local area and was not disappointed. Room comfortable and clean and the breakfast was freshly cooked to order. Very good service. A bit...
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.