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.
COVID 19 - Hotel is only open for guests travelling for work or authorised purposes. Evidence may be requested on arrival or during pre-registration.
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.

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

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.

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: 671 reviews
Excellent 35%
Very Good 36%
Average 16%
Poor 6%
Terrible 4%
Rating

sl2021, wrote review 30/03/2021

Disappointing, dated & needs renovating

Booking was easy and the reception welcome was great. So assume the staff are good. The outside of the hotel is lovely and the reviews were good, we had 2 x executive rooms..... very disappointing. B... more

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R5048MNchristophers, wrote review 30/01/2021

Run down and not very clean

Stayed here for a week due to working in the area. I had a executive room what in all honesty was a poor standard double. The room needed a deep clean dusty throughout with splash marks and stains on ... more

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Carol R, wrote review 07/11/2020

Excellent

Despite Covid restrictions in Essex The Rose and Crown Colchester made our stay very comfortable and pleasant. Friendly and attentive staff and excellent food! A great location from which to visit the... more

Owner Response
Lisa Grantham, General Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Thanks Carol R for a 5 star review. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards
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GJC50, wrote review 28/10/2020

Historic hotel close to the city centre

My wife and I stayed for a Saturday night. Due to Covid-19 impacts and guidelines there were less staff working than normal and the bar was closed in the evening. We had to pre-order breakfast the day... more

Owner Response
Lisa Grantham, General Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi, Thank you for posting such an informed review which will help many other guests. We had investigated the sightline from the small bathroom window and because of the leading in the window you can not see anything but movements, we tried coverings to give more privacy but nothing so far is functional and in keeping with the look of the bathroom. Hope fully we can welcome you back again. Best regards Hotel Management
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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