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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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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 550 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 174
Rating: 4 215
Rating: 3 101
Rating: 2 36
Rating: 1 24
Rating

Adequate for a short stay

12/08/2018 nutkins47, Littlehampton, United Kingdom

We needed a hotel with parking within walking distance of Colchester town centre. In the end because the walk in is not that pleasant, we caught the bus from outside the hotel which was an unexpected... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Dear Nutkins47, Thank you posting a review on Medallia and here, always good to spread information. Following our conversation we realised this new mirror does not have a shaver socket as it should and are looking at remedying this situation as soon as possible. I hope to welcome you back again. Best regards
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what a disaster

12/08/2018 sheils123, Colchester, United Kingdom

i should have walked out as soon as i walked in............ waited forever to be served ..... even though only 1 other table of people in whole place. the young waitress messed about moving tables an... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Dear Sheils123, Thank you for posting your review and for our discussion yesterday, I can only re-iterate my apologies again. Best regards Lisa
Rating

Great value, great stay!

07/08/2018 Denise G,

My friend and I stayed here for one night whilst walking the Essex Way. For the price, the stay was amazing value. We had a room in the annex across the car park. It was newly refurbished so everythi... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi Denise, Thank you for posting a review and I am very pleased you had a great stay. Hope to see you again soon. Best regards
Rating

Weekend away

07/08/2018 , London, United Kingdom

Great value for money supported by very caring and dilligent staff. Breakfast was of good quality, parking was easy and hotel cleanliness was very good. We had a room by the coridor, which you could h... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Thank you for posting a review and I am pleased you enjoy your stay, we are very proud of the team here. See you again soon
Rating

Very nice

05/08/2018 John T, Cambridge, United Kingdom

The hotel itself is lovely, very nice old building. The resturant food was excellent. A couple of points for reference the annex rooms look they have air con it’s not installed, it’s a normal fan in h... more

Owner Response
RicardoSanta-Rita, Manager at Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester, responded to this review
Hi John, Thanks for your review very informative. The exec block had AC originally but not for about 8/10 years, its has been removed from all websites etc and all rooms in the hotel have a fan each in the wardrobe. Our accessible rooms are in the main building with an external and internal door depending on the abilities of the occupant. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards