Before I say anything else being a Travel Agent myself I would like to say that I am giving a fair and reasonable review as i work within the industry and not leaving a 'spite' review because I had one minor bad experience (which i had none) like I have seen in a few of these reviews.
We stayed at the BW Marks Tey mid November (2015) with my wife, as we were coming over for a friends wedding at a near by venue.
We pulled into there generously sized car park (front and side of hotel) and parked up with ease.
We were welcomed by a cheery female face and asked for our details and even asked if we had a preference over ground or first floor ( which is always good to ask if any clients have any mobility problems etc). We were advised where our room was and went on our way. The room (although a little dated) was brilliant! Had exactly what you need out of a room a bed, tv, bathroom (shower over bath), wardrobe, telephone, hairdryer and tea coffee making facilities.
As i said the room it self is a little dated, but myself knowing hotels like these whom are open 24hrs 365 days a year it's really hard to get much renovation work done without closing part or all the hotel.
We did not use the pool so I'm afraid i can't comment on that as well as the bar/restaurant.
The staff at MT are brilliant very attentive and knowledgable of the area and personally would highly recommend the BW Marks Tey if in the area for attractions (such as Colchester Zoo, or even visiting friends and relatives.
I hope this review is helpful as i do feel I've been as honest as I can. less