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
Staff, rooms, food, parking excellent. We stayed from Monday to Friday. Breakfast was great although less pastry choices if you are at the end of the sitting. Ate dinner there every night with...
By Anne M
Durham, North Carolina on 12-Oct-2018
Had a lively stay all thanks to shanes origami lesson. Took us down to the own prison cells and taught us how to make a crown out if napkins. Went the extra mile completely. Such a great experience...
Colchester, United Kingdom on 10-Oct-2018
Totally recommended, as this place is value for money! 10 mins bus ride from university of Essex/ Colchester campus, 10 mins walking to the city.Staff is helpful, pleasent and caring! If you stay...
Nicosia, Cyprus on 08-Oct-2018
Very disappointed in our stay, the room we had was in the older part of hotel so ceilings very low. My partner is 6’ and hit his head several times and then spent the rest of our stay hunched over in...
By Lorraine G
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom on 07-Oct-2018
Really enjoyed this hotel on our one night stopover. Very welcoming and friendly. We stayed in the newer annex and were very comfortable. The room was clean/comfortable and had everything we needed...
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.