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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!

That means you can look forward to a real oldy-worldy stay, with oak beamed walls, original chimneys and original small paned windows all adding to this 14th Century coaching inn-turned hotels appeal.

Colchester itself offers just as much character and charm, thanks to a rich history of Roman, Medieval and Victorian influences. You'll be near Constable Country too, which should give you an idea of the beautiful scenery and picturesque villages that will be on your doorstep!

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Location

East Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 2TZ
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6185*
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Summary

Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Lift to some floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Facilities

Dining and Bars

Chef Tony Porter

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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
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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
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Rose Room

This bar is open for functions only.

Golf

Lexden Golf Course

Course information

Course Type:
Location: Off Site
Holes: 0
Par:
Distance: 0 Yards
No handicap required

Location

3.00 miles away in Colchester

Prices

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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.

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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




For any enquiries please call Lisa Grantham on 01206 866677

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M25, J28, 40.00 miles
Nearest train station: Colchester Town & North, 1.00 miles
Nearest airport: London Stansted, 40.00 miles
Free parking on site (45 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Address
East Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 2TZ
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Colchester United Stadium (2 miles)

  • Colchester Cricket ground (2 miles)

  • Ipswich Town (15 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Colchester Castle (0.8 miles)

  • Colchester Zoo (5 miles)

  • Firstsite (0.5 miles)

  • Layer Marney Towers (7 miles)

  • Constable Country Flatford and Dedham (8 miles)

Shopping

  • City Centre (0.7 miles)

  • Bluewater (55 miles)

  • Lakeside (38 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

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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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 508 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 162
Rating: 4 197
Rating: 3 94
Rating: 2 36
Rating: 1 19
Rating

Excellent bar staff, very friendly - but overal bit disappointing

20/02/2018 Noel M,

As a family, we stayed here 1 night, and upon return after visiting London, had pre boked and stayed anothr night We had completd a lot of travelling in a short space of time and were quite exhausted... more

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Our Wedding experience..

18/02/2018 bas66, bas66

After researching many venues we decided to have and plan our wedding at the Rose and Crown. When I read a review I expect to be reading a 100% true and honest review of the writers experience without... more

Rating

A proper hotel

15/02/2018 stevem0ss, Great Malvern, United Kingdom

A hotel with real character, black and white timber framed building. Great bar, that has a real pub feeling to it. Fifteen minute walk to town centre where there is a great selection of restaurants. S... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, General Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Steve, Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you and your colleague back again soon. Best regards
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Buy a bigger chair...

12/02/2018 Gaylord, Middle England

Weird way to start a review but... I had to come and go a lot during my stay. As you come through the door from the car park, the reception desk is straight in front of you. However the receptionists ... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Thank you for your review it made me smile. The desk staff should stand when any guests arrives, but yes the chair is set at the correct angle for back support for typing which does not help seeing over the counter - I assure you they are always smiling :) Many apologies about the blocked toilet. I hope to welcome you back again soon
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Nice place

11/02/2018 JackoGM, Cotton

Nice venue for a great wedding Rooms comfortable but struggled to see the executive touch Staff were ok but only one member of the waiting staff ( Dan) stood out as being friendly and took the ti... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Dear JackoGM, Thank you for posting a review I will make sure Dan see's this - he is new to us so I am very pleased you have mentioned him. I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back again. Best regards