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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The hotel staff were good we arrived and were booked in and in our room in about 5 minutes.. The main open area of the hotel was warm and welcoming.there is a smoking area to the rear of the hotel with plenty of chairs and tables. It had a well stocked bar. The room was cold and we struggled to...

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

Thank-you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I can assure you that heating issues are a thing of the past now. Our breakfast menu will be expanding come spring-time and gluten free and other dietary needs will be well catered for. Our rooms do not provide drawers as you correctly pointed out. There is...

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely stay at this hotel, very courteous staff, lovely room with a good sized comfortable bed, had a meal at the restaurant which was very nice, the breakfast was equally as good looking forward to my next stay when in Colchester.

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

Thank-you for your kind review. We aim to give our guests the best possible experience when staying with us. Although our prices are competitive our customer service is second to none. Our breakfast selection will be expanding come spring-time so there will be even more available. Thanks again Wayne Garton Guest Service Manager

Hertfordshire
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I'll expand a short story long...after a magical evening in Lavenham, we were on our drive to our hotel to check in. Enchantment was in the air. We had the radio on and as if by magic (listening to Magic FM), Jurassic Park's inspired soundtrack came on. At that same moment, the sat nav said we were very near. The...

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

Dear Bwatsweeds, Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at Holiday Inn Express Colchester Dedham. We strive to give great and impressive service to all of our guests and it makes us happy to read we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our establishment. Once again thank you for the wonderful and kind...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Immaculate and great vfm at this Holiday Inn Express albeit a couple of miles out of Colchester. £43 rate included full breakfast. Good for a night's stop if you don't want to stroll around Colchester - hotel in the countryside by A12 and next to a Shell garage.

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

Thank-you for your compliments. We are a couple of miles away from Colchester town as you say. We are always happy to arrange cabs if our guests need them, they usually cost around £10. Dedham village is just a couple of miles away too. It's a beautiful place with lots of restaurants to choose from as well as having beautiful...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Very good value overnight stay. Quick check-in and 2 clean and functional rooms. We hoped to have dinner but a vegetarian curry was £13 which is too much. I suppose that's how they make their money as rooms are reasonable. Virtually no choice of snacks at the adjoining petrol station so we didn't eat. The breakfast was good with great...

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

Thank-you for your review. We aim to keep our prices competitive with the surrounding areas and our menu as varied a possible. The breakfast times vary from weekends to weekdays but we make sure the times are convenient for our guests. Unfortunately Sat Nav systems do struggle with finding us but Google does a much better job. You're not the...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had a one night stop over while visiting Colchester. It's a few miles away from the town centre but is on the main A14 going to the town. The room was very well presented with a spotless en suite including spacious and easy to use shower. The heating/ac was very effective, something which cannot always be said for many...

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

Thank-you for your kind review The house-keeping and maintenance teams are fantastic at their jobs. I'm glad you enjoyed our stay with us. We try to keep the menu's varied and we can generally cater to most peoples tastes. The breakfast also has much to choose from and we are expecting to add more, some point during spring/summer. Thanks again...

Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for 2 nights. Lovely place and decent breakfast. A little bit far for the Colchester town centre and also Essex University. Dark and narrow road leading to the hotel. Rooms are quite spacious. Would 100% recommend for those with own transport.

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

Thank-you for your kind review. All of the team work hard to make our guests feel welcome and to make the hotel spotlessly clean and tidy. Colchester town is about 6 miles away and £10 via a taxi but a car is recommended. If you are coming to the hotel via the country lanes and not the a12 then it...

Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A great value for money hotel. It is situated close to Harwich Ferry Port and that was the reason I booked it. Friendly staff, clean comfortable rooms, quiet even though situated just off a dual carriageway and a good choice for breakfast. Even though we didn't eat at night the food looked good what we saw other guests having. Definitely...

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

Thank-you for your kind review. We keep our prices competitive and the hotel team works hard to excel in all areas. Our breakfast options are expanding in the New Year and our evening menu we like to think is varied too. Our location is great due to Colchester town, dedham village and as you said Harwich docks being so close....

Portsmouth
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Easy check-in, good value for money, quiet, decent breakfast. Clean. Didn't really like the double bed - found it rather bouncy whenever partner moved. Little info on hotel restaurant. Overall a good place to stay for the price we paid.

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

Thank-you for your kind review. We like to keep our check-ins quick and efficient. The team here work very hard to maintain the high standards we have set. It can be difficult sometimes to provide guests with a specific mattress type but all our mattresses are replaced regularly and checked for any damage or wear, the housekeeping team are fantastic....

Reviewed 18 December 2016

Very nice place to stay,bedrooms and bathroom excellent. Lovely location near enough for anywhere for visiting. Breakfast very nice but could have done with some bacon to aswell as the sausage beans and scrambled eggs.

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

Thank-you for your kind comments. We are very lucky to be so close to the beautiful village of Dedham which has much to offer. Our breakfast menu will be expanding in the New Year and you'll be pleased to hear that bacon will be available. Thanks again, Wayne Garton Guest Service Manager

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: Birchwood Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Dedham
Price Range: $77 - $122 (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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“All rooms should be ok.”
 of 5 bubbles brianfN3470VL, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the rooms at the back will have a nicer view of fields. we looked on to the carpark parking and facilities all over the hotell were good”
 of 5 bubbles wigywogy, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You'll need a car to get anywhere!”
 of 5 bubbles 738paulgm, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rear of the hotel is quieter. Left hand side (looking at hotel) has some equipment that hums hrough the night.”
 of 5 bubbles ljl1985, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upper floor room as the phone signal is better with height”
 of 5 bubbles philstreet2, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
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