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
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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.


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

For any enquiries please call Lisa Grantham on 01206 866677

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.


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!


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

Golf Off Site

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


Off Site





0 Yards


No handicap required


Meetings & Events

Hosting a meeting, conference or event? Join us at the Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel

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

The below information shows the capcity of each meeting room based on the room setup type.

Room Name 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: 710 reviews
Excellent 34%
Very Good 35%
Average 16%
Poor 8%
Terrible 5%

leetelling2021, wrote review 24/11/2021

The Perfect Stay

We stayed at the hotel for the wife's birthday surprising her with friends from Norfolk. The hotel had character and all of the creatures comforts you require & more. Perfect location for us just outs... more


Sharon M, wrote review 20/11/2021


I really hope that we were given the last available room because it was the worst ever. The curtains were coming off the rails and had dirty marks on them. There's a door leading out onto a main road,... more


JDK28, wrote review 15/11/2021

Lovely character hotel

We had a lovely stay here for a family get away weekend. Good value for money. Great staff. We didn’t eat at the hotel but the facilities looked good. Nice bar. The rooms were a little tired but very ... more


steve26London, wrote review 10/11/2021

Shocking hotel

My daughter was married at this hotel a few weeks ago. Upon arrival the courtyard full of Afghan refugees smoking, spitting, and some still in their pyjamas . Their kids were running wild or riding bi... more


blablabla2021, wrote review 09/11/2021

Never again

Very poor organisation. Terrible food. Bad value for money. Dirty, run down room. Old hotel is a selling point but no excuse for holes in shower tiles, mould, peeling paint, old and worn out carpet, t... more