10/05/2016 Vicky C, Essex, United Kingdom
I booked here for my husband's Birthday and stayed in the April. I booked a room with a canopy bed as wanted a room in the older side of the building and this included a cooked breakfast the next morn... more
I booked here for my husband's Birthday and stayed in the April. I booked a room with a canopy bed as wanted a room in the older side of the building and this included a cooked breakfast the next morning. I chose this hotel as it is the oldest recorded hotel in England and we love old buildings with a bit of history. The price was very reasonable. The reviews don't do the place much justice and was a little weary of what it would be like as there are quite a few negative ones.
We arrived on time and had a friendly greeting from the lady on reception. When looking at our booking she moved our room to 204, the honeymoon suite which was a lovely gesture. The room is lovely, with lots of character and charm with the low ceilings, crooked floors and wood beams. The room and bathroom was lovely, clean and had all we needed. We didn't eat at the restaurant as had booked elsewhere for dinner (as it was a birthday) but we had a bottle of wine in the bar area and was a pleasant atmosphere. No complaints with breakfast and they offer a vegetarian cooked breakfast which was a bonus for me. No problems checking in or out, very pleasant stay with helpful staff and a lovely quirky building (what we wanted) Would definitely stay again and recommend. If you like old buildings with a bit of character you should expect creeky floor boards and original style windows which may not be up to modern expectations. It's all part of the charm in my opinion.
Thank you for an enjoyable stay. less
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Colchester, responded to this review
What a lovely review, I am so pleased your husband enjoyed his birthday and that you both really enjoyed your stay.
Reviews are very specific to the individuals tastes, but they can like they nearly did with you make you weary of staying, I am very glad you stayed.
Maybe come for your birthday next time.