Disappointing but good brekkie!
31/01/2016 lauraJpantry, Colchester, United Kingdom
Stayed here last weekend in Jan 2016 for one night, having been to the Rose and Crown twice before for different weddings. The venue had been great and love the oldie worldie feel of the hotel so was ... more
Stayed here last weekend in Jan 2016 for one night, having been to the Rose and Crown twice before for different weddings. The venue had been great and love the oldie worldie feel of the hotel so was excited to stay overnight. Booked an executive room £80 but although the room was clean and efficient, was far too modern for this type of hotel, was expecting old beams, character etc... Plus the room was so hot (hence uncomfortable night sleep).
The bar was lovely, gorgeous fireplace and period features with friendly service.
The breakfast (not included in our price) was lovely, all perfectly cooked and much needed after a night out!
Our friends stayed in the newly appointed Greyfriars hotel and we had a drink in the bar, I have to say that I wished I had booked that hotel instead, price was slightly higher but the experience and service was far superior, sorry! Hence the disappointment.
Ricardo S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and had an excellent breakfast.
Our executive block (just outside) is a new build approx. 10 years old and is as you described modern, we have rooms in the main Tudor building that are Olde Worlde with tons of character - recently these rooms have had a refurb with the two four posters getting brand new king/queen beds - maybe something to try on your next visit.