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


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





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No handicap required


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


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: 685 reviews
Excellent 35%
Very Good 35%
Average 17%
Poor 7%
Terrible 4%

J25MZjoannac, wrote review 01/08/2021


Just got back from 2 night stay at this wonderful hotel, What can I say,check in service from reception so welcoming and outstanding, room was outstanding clean and stunning, the bar is wonderful an... more


Wattsy72, wrote review 01/08/2021


On the positive side lady on reception was lovely, very friendly and helpful, car park right outside and a short walk to town centre. It’s a lovely historic building and was clean and tidy. However ... more


alli681, wrote review 29/07/2021

Adorable period hotel

This was a quick booking in that it was last minute. I selected the standard room as it was for business. Lovely, quaint room, fabulously comfortable bed (I was room 202). Although the room was compac... more


ppmmgg234, wrote review 27/07/2021

Beautiful Building

Beautiful building within walking distance of the town centre. The rooms were clean and comfortable although there were a few dated aspects. The biggest positive for the hotel is the fantastic staff,... more


Sosssij, wrote review 26/07/2021

Definitely not "Best" Western

I would liken staying in Room 202 to booking a berth on an overnight ferry crossing, only to discover that your cabin is right next to the engine room: constant noise all night from what I assume is t... more