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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
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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 544 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 171
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Rating: 1 23
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Good location and base hotel

15/07/2018 Suzie R, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

This is a very pretty hotel and we were lucky enough to sleep in the oldest part. If you stay in the same room be wary of the door frame - it's incredibly low! The window was tiny, but the room was a ... more

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Very Poor

12/07/2018 splodge78, derbyshire

Stayed here a couple of nights ago for a quick business layover and to be honest I was pleased to leave. The good points: Beautiful building but please be careful if you are tall. The rooms have ver... more

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A cozy authentic hotel

04/07/2018 38Fred65, Veldhoven, The Netherlands

In July we were here for the third time the last six years for a weekend Colchester. The food was a great (diner) and also the hospitality was fine. But I must say that the breakfast was not what we u... more

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Old worlde hotel

01/07/2018 Peter B,

Car park was barriered and opened automatically to allow us to clear the road. Reception was ok but not enthusiastic. Found the room on the first floor, up narrow steep steps. Large step into the room... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Peter, Thanks you for your review and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards
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Bar evening meal

30/06/2018 Wendy R, Colchester, United Kingdom

We enjoyed an evening meal with friends in this quaint old hotel. The bar is not huge so best to book a table but they have an extensive menu choice. A little warm on a hot evening as the old Elizab... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Wendy, I love to get reviews from locals. Hope to see you again soon or maybe in winter when we have a roaring log fire ! Best regards