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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for a business meeting nearby, my sat nav got a bit confused trying to find but I found it okay in the end. It's right next to the A12 road and just behind a Shell garage, although it's a busy road I didn't hear any road noise from my room. The menu didn't have too much choice,... More 

Thank Tim D
Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel provides a great comfy bed in your room, the layout is modern, the staff are great both friendly and welcoming. Decent breakfast buffet, but nothing special Rooms as I said are modern and spacious with lovely beds. Very clean hotel

Thank LordChunky
Central Portugal, Portugal
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one night in this roadside hotel. All very clean and comfortable. Evening meal ( we had one veg and one hot curry) was good for this type of hotel and not too overpriced. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Room a good size with very modern shower room of a good size. Missed breakfast as we didn't... More 

Thank anndavid1
HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Dear anndavid1, I'll start by apologising for not being told our breakfast times, guests are told on check-in and this is compulsory but we have been training a few new members of staff over the last few weeks and they've had alot to learn.........bless em. Our chef here is excellent and takes pride in his work as does every member... More 

Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time at this holiday Inn. Excellent value, clean rooms, good service and a decent breakfast thrown in as well. Well done again. Really cannot fault it for the money. That's why it deserves 5 stars. £100 for two of us for two nights, what's not to like. Even though an express we had a meal there the first night... More 

Thank AliDindamarket
HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Dear AliDindamarket Thanks for your fantastic review. The team here pride themselves on looking after our guests, whether it be a housekeeper or chef, our number one aim is to make you happy so that we can be too. Our prices are very competitive with neighbouring hotels but we choose to go one step further and excel in being a... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located just off the main Colchester to Ipswich road, behind a petrol station on the Colchester side of the dual carriageway. As you have guessed its not that easy to find. The post code in your Sat Nav is ambiguous leaving you wondering if you drove past it or not. Once inside the rooms are clean and... More 

Thank philstreet2
HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Philstreet2 Unfortunately, you are not the only guest we've had stay with us that has had problems with sat nav. Its a shame but there's nothing we're able to do to prevent it from happening. Its not in our hands i'm afraid. Our rooms are styled in an open plan environment, so everything has an easy access feel to... More 

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located next door to a garage and a dual carriage way. It is very inexpensive to stay here. The rooms are nice with great WiFi and lots of free parking. You can't get an evening meal until 6.30 and the menu is very limited, The service is not great and the breakfast choice is poor. Did have... More 

Thank Lisa L
HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Lisa L Thank you for taking the time to write us a review , I am sorry to read that you did not receive a good service during your stay. It is certainly something I will be looking into . As for the opening times for our restaurant and our choice of evening meals unfortunately being that we are... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been staying at this hotel since august on business and I must say, for a budget hotel i am impressed. The staff are excellent and always warm and welcoming and always there to help, especially the manager Dominic. Thanks for the great service. Would definitely recommend anyone travelling to colchester to stay here. Mr Shah

Thank mitens1979
HIEXColchester, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Mr Shah Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review , From myself and the rest of the team it has been a pleasure to serve you each week and we hope to continue to maintain the highest of standards during your future stays with us . Kind Regards Dominic Cook Deputy General Manager More 

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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the choice of hot breakfast isn't the best at Holiday Inn Express (beans, scrambled egg & sausage), at least you know what you're getting. The hotel was clean, the bed was comfy, the shower was lovely and the staff were friendly. I was, however, very disappointed with the design of the room - clearly designed by a person who... More 

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Babydoll_blu, Greetings! We appreciate your stay at our Holiday Inn Express Colchester Dedham, UK and leaving us feedback. We are delighted that you were welcomed by our friendly staff and that we met your expectations with regards to room cleanliness and comfort. However, we would like to apologize that you found the layout of the room not to your... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I checked into Holiday Inn Express Birchwood Rd Colchester and spent 3 nights while I was on business between 28-31 October 2016. This is my 4th use of the hotel while in colchester> Staff have been good as expected attending promptly to check in and other matters even when there is a qeue waiting. I commend them. Clean bedrooms and... More 

Thank Alfred O
HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Alfred O Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review , We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your return . Kind Regards Dominic Cook Deputy General Manager More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stayed here for one night after visiting Colchester zoo. The room was very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable especially the pillows. Lovely modern bathroom as well. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially josh the duty manager . We ate in the restaurant which was simple good food and very tasty Will definitely stay here again... More 

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HIEXColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Julesndunc302 Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. I will be sure to pass your positive comments over to Josh . We are delighed you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future . Kind Regards Dominic Cook Guest Service Manager More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express Colchester has 101 air-conditioned bedrooms all with wireless internet access, invigorating power shower and tea & coffee making facilities. Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast sets you up for a day exploring Colchester sights. Children under 18 stay free when sharing parents’ family room. This newly opened Colchester hotel is located just off A12 north off the Colchester Town Centre, with excellent links to Ipswich and Chelmsford. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Address: Birchwood Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Dedham
Price Range: $76 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Colchester 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
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Holiday Inn Express Colchester Dedham, UK
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“Ask for an upper floor room as the phone signal is better with height”
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