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
We used this hotel as a stopover on a longer journey. We enjoyed a good meal in the bar the evening we arrived. Beautiful old building but the room was clean and comfortable. A slight confusion...
Calne, United Kingdom on 15-Apr-2018
Only stayed for 1 night. Arrived earlier than check in time but was welcomed by reception. Creaky stairs & corridor floors but only to be expected in such a lovely old building. Double room was...
Essex, United Kingdom on 15-Apr-2018
Considering the age of the hotel the facilities were very modern. The food was excellent. Breakfasts with a lot of choice for continental or cooked. The bar meals were also good. Staff helpful and...
By Margaret B
Birmingham on 10-Apr-2018
This is the third year running we have held our Branch Dinner at the Rose and Crown, and once again the service was fantastic, swear the food gets better and better each year, big thanks to Lisa for...
Colchester, United Kingdom on 08-Apr-2018
Excellent staff,the room although not large was comfortable, and very clean,we did not eat there in the evening but the breakfast was excellent.The bar was comfortable and service good.Old clochester...
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.