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Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel.

Victorian charm in Chelmsford.

Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel is a lovingly converted Victorian House, set in 9 acres of beautifully matured gardens and ideally situated midway between Chelmsford and Brentwood.With beautifully landscaped gardens and a delightful patio, this hotel is a wonderful place to relax and recharge your batteries. First class service will make your business or leisure break even more enjoyable.

While you're with us, you'll have the chance to enjoy delicious food in wonderful surroundings. Like the fine wine we pour, the hotel only gets better with age!

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Writtle Road
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6238*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Bartellas Restaurant

Located with a sparkling new extension "Bartellas" Restaurant offers Modern English and Continental cuisine on an individually priced menu. Also on offer is a Traditional Sunday Lunch menu.

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

The Lounge & Bar

A stunning new refurbishment and build have created our Lounge & Bar. open for Coffees & Sandwiched, Afternoon Teas or just to sit and relax in!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Hylands Golf Complex

Course information

Course Type: Parkland/links
Location: Off Site
Holes: 27
Par: 72
Distance: 6604 Yards
No handicap required


3 miles away in ingatestone


Driving range
Putting green golf facilites


9 holes £14.00
18 holes £24.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £10.00
Buggy hire £16.00
Tuition £40.00
Driving Range £3.00


Best Western Ivy Hill is the ideal choice for your big day, the beautiful house and the elegant landscaped gardens are a perfect backdrop for your celebrations, whether your party is for 2 or 250 guests. Best Western Ivy Hill is fully licensed for civil ceremonies, this includes weddings, civil partnerships, commitment ceremonies, naming ceremonies and renewal of vows.


Wedding service and reception venue

The newly refurbished Ivy Suites offer the perfect venue for your wedding reception. Overlooking the gardens, they offer views that are as tempting as the food we serve!


Our variety of function rooms, menu options and experienced staff will ensure that your party is remembered for all the right reasons.


Registry office:
17 Market Road , Chelmsford, CM1 1GF
01245 430700

For any enquiries please call on 01277 353040

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type CM4 0EH

Send to Tom Tom

Nearest motorway: M25, J28, 9.00 miles
Nearest train station: Chelmsford, 5.00 miles
Nearest airport: London Stansted, 23.00 miles
Free parking on site (100 spaces)
On site disabled parking (3 spaces)

Writtle Road

What's nearby?


  • Colchester United FC (23 miles)


  • Chelmsford (2.9 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Those all-important board meetings will benefit from our pleasant 'out of office' refurbished surroundings, while general conferences and seminars can be hosted in one of our other flexible spaces.

Available room set ups

U shape

Ivy 1 & Ivy 2

Available independently or combined into one large room the Ivy Suite is adjacent to our syndicate rooms for easy breakout. With plenty of natural light it offers imediate access direct into the gardens.

Margaretting Suite

A dedicated Conference & Function suite, the Margaretting Suite has an independant entrance, its own facilities and a private garden.

Highwood Room

Situated on the first floor, the Highwood Room is air conditioned and private.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Ivy 1 50 20 20 20 30
Ivy 2 50 20 20 20 36
Ivy 1 & Ivy 2 90 40 46 44 76
Ivy Suite 0 0 0 0 120
Margaretting Suite 180 80 0 0 160
Highwood Room 60 24 28 32 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 257 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 107
Rating: 4 97
Rating: 3 35
Rating: 2 13
Rating: 1 5

Very pleasant stay

25/01/2016 CNC-expert,

One night here on business booked last minute so nearer appointment next day. Booked by phone, easy to do and agreeable rate. As last minute and late arrival didn't use the bar or restaurant, cooked ... more


Very comfortable stay

24/01/2016 BellaRoseWorld, London, United Kingdom

Stayed with colleagues on business. Very comfortable hotel with a great choice of breakfast inclusive in the price. In addition, guests can use the spa of there sister hotel (which I've forgotten), bu... more


Let down by breakfast staff

19/01/2016 JohnDaniell, St. Albans, United Kingdom

I stayed at this hotel on business and was happy with the welcome. The executive room was spacious but a little dated in parts. I would expect bottled water as standard in this category of room withou... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review following your recent visit. I am pleased that in the main you enjoyed your stay, we are only a three star hotel and as such are not required to provide bottled water in the rooms however we do offer this free of charge and in order to ensure it is fresh and chilled it is available on request. We have the best internet connection that is available but due to our location the speeds available are restricted. The service at breakfast and language that you overheard was not acceptable and the staff involved have been reprimanded. I do hope that this one small incident would not overshadow all of the positives from your visit and you would stay with us again if you were in the area. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Average and over priced

17/01/2016 Seanie M, London, United Kingdom

I stayed at the Ivy Hill hotel for a family gathering that was near by so we had no choice but to stay there. We had a family room that cost £180 for the night with breakfast. I called to ask about ea... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts following your visit to the hotel and for the positive comments about the staff and the room. I have looked in to your booking and can see that you had one of our Deluxe Rooms, these are the third level of rooms we have here at the hotel. I can also see that you chose our standard rack rate, this is the most expensive way of booking with us, like most hotels we have an advance purchase rate which offers a discount of approximately 20%, although this does offer less flexibility, all of our rates include full breakfast for two people in the restaurant. The guaranteed early check in allows you to access the room from 12noon rather than the usual 3pm, the charge of £25 covers the cost of additional staffing to ensure that it is turned round quickly after the check out time of 11am. I can assure you that we do not 'hike prices' for those attending events nearby, but as is common practice in the industry, rates are lowered at the last minute to help us to fill empty rooms. I am sorry that you did not consider it good value but if you were in the area again perhaps you would reconsider choosing us. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Catered for a Wake with Sensitivity and provided Excellent Food with Style and Impeccable Service

02/01/2016 smc1000, London, United Kingdom

My terminally ill wife and I enjoyed afternoon tea in the Ivy Hill Hotel so much she wanted her wake to be there. As, sadly, she passed away just before Christmas we approached the hotel to see if cou... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your very kind words following your recent visit to us following the sad occasion of your wife's wake. I am pleased that the team looked after you and your guests with sensitivity and care and that it was the send off your wife deserved. Jason Bartella Managing Director