Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

East Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TZ, England
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Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel.

Comfort in Colchester.

The Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel is within walking distance of Colchester city centre. With a proud history of hospitality, it's the oldest recorded hotel in England's oldest recorded town!

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Breakfast is self serve grab and go on departure.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Lift to some floors, Restaurants
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets not accepted
Guide and hearing dogs only
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out14:00 | 11:00
East Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TZ, England

Restaurants & Bars

Good food and drink are essential ingredients for any getaway and our hotel restaurants and bars don’t disappoint. From brekkies that leave you raring to go, to evening meals with the wow factor we’ve got all your culinary needs covered. Tuck in.

  • Oak Room
  • The Tudor Bar/Brasserie
  • Rose Room

Oak Room

An oasis of contemporary style amidst the traditional charm of the hotel itself, our Oak Room offers casual dining.

Opening hours
Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Weekend times may vary

The Tudor Bar/Brasserie

The Tudor bar is friendly and cosy. In the winter you'll be able to sit around a roaring log fire, as you warm your cockles with a light lunch or a three course meal! At any time of year, our real Rose and Crown Ale goes down a treat!

Opening hours
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary
Dining and bars

Rose Room

This bar is open for functions only.

Weddings

The Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel is a historic and even more importantly, romantic place to celebrate your big day at. We're licensed for Civil Weddings and Civil partnerships, so you can enjoy the whole day with us.

  • Wedding Service & Reception Venue
  • Catering
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Registrar

Wedding service and reception venue

There's lots of room for romance here, and whatever you want to do in terms of entertainment, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Catering

We offer three wedding packages: Standard, Premier and Deluxe. Whichever you choose, you'll enjoy a starter, main course and dessert.

Honeymoon Suite

With a four poster bed, our bridal suite is set in the older part of the hotel, renovated in 2016 with new bed, lighting and furniture. However, you'll be able to indulge in 21st Century comforts as well as 14th Century charm. This room will be our wedding present to you on your special occasion!

Registrar

Registry office:
Essex County Council
Stanwell House, Stanwell Street Colchester CO2 7DL
03456037632

Golf

Whether you’re dedicating your full getaway to the green or just want to sneak in a few holes in between sightseeing, we’ve got you covered. Just don’t forget to pack your lucky club…

Lexden Golf Course

3.00 miles away in Colchester

Course type

Location

Off Site

Holes

0

Par

Distance

0 Yards

Handicap

No handicap required

Prices

Meetings & Events

Our charming building is the perfect place to host an event. With large, airy rooms that have historic interest as well as cosy character, you and your guests can relax while you work.

  • Rose
  • Prison Wine Bar

For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Our charming building is the perfect place to host an event. With large, airy rooms that have historic interest as well as cosy character, you and your guests can relax while you work.

Available Room Set Ups

  • Banquet
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • U shape

Rose

Suitable for weddings, parties and corporate meetings or events - very versatile to suits all room layouts and requirements.

Prison Wine Bar

The perfect change of scene from the office, located downstairs this room used to be a prison and still has some of the original features including 2 cells. Private dining or small meetings up to 14/16 guests.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Rose 100 50 46 40 80
Prison Wine Bar 20 8 12 14 0

Reviews of Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

Traveller Overview:
4.0 Rating: 667 reviews
Excellent 35%
Very Good 36%
Average 17%
Poor 6%
Terrible 4%
Rating

Kempy536, wrote review 18/10/2020

A must visit!

I've just left this hotel and it was nothing short of brilliant! The first thing you expect in every hotel is both friendly and welcoming staff. This hotel delivers! The room was clean, spacious an... more

Owner Response
Ricardo Santa-rita, General Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Kempy, Thanks so much we are trying our best under the current situation. Looking forward to your next visit. Best regards
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lits1, wrote review 13/10/2020

A Perfect Base in Colchester

The Rose&Crown atmospheric ambience made a perfect base for our get together and was brilliantly well prepared for these difficult Covid times, making us feel welcome and safe. The staff could not hav... more

Owner Response
Ricardo Santa-rita, General Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Lits, Thanks for posting a review, we enjoyed serving your small group. Hopefully we can repeat it soon. Best regards
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Bonzo B, wrote review 06/10/2020

Very good in difficult times

A well prepared hotel for these Covid ruled times. All staff members were polite, helpful and friendly. Breakfast a little bit chaotic at times but very well prepared and presented. Would definitely r... more

Owner Response
Ricardo Santa-rita, General Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Thank you Bonzo B for posting a review and for your understanding at the current time. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards
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mickthehammer, wrote review 04/10/2020

ELVIS TRIBUTE (Mark Summers)

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay which cannot be faulted. The tribute act was brilliant as were the hotel staff. Although these guys were working with a reduced capacity due to COVID-19, they a... more

Owner Response
Ricardo Santa-rita, General Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Mickthehammer (love you nick name), Thank you so much for attending and for posting a review. See you on the next one. Stay safe.
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Tony T, wrote review 04/10/2020

Three courses with light entertainment

booked before lockdown, then came restrictions after restrictions then even more restrictions,but with advise from local council were permitted to open their reception hall with restriction for a thre... more

Owner Response
Ricardo Santa-rita, General Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Tony T, Thanks alot for posting a review. Looking forward to the next one. Take care