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Premier Inn Colchester (A12) Hotel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Check-in was fast and easy and the room was clean upon arrival. The hotel was fine for what was required, although the bar/restaurant staff could smile every now and then as well as look a bit more enthusiastic, though this may have been out of their control as it was very under staffed for a Friday and Saturday night it...

Thank Darran G
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed here as a last minute stay with my two dogs it was late at night, reception staff were extremely helpful and friendly, place is spotless cannot fault the room or the staff, I was on my own but was made to feel very welcome and even the dogs had a relaxing stay.

Thank Maura C
Basildon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Check in very simple. Dinner very good. Breakfadt ok. Location wasn't to bad. Booked last minute, so all other hotels fully booked. Service very good. Won't book last minute again, price goes through the roof. But very Special occasion & she's worth every penny. All in all, a typical all round good experience that i always expect from Premier inn....

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Thank Roy P
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable one night stay at the hotel which was to the usual clean standards that you would expect of a premier inn. The check in was seamless and although rather warm the room was cracking. Good location so close to the A12 and didn't notice any road noise. The only odd thing was that staff cars appeared...

Thank Nonnie2807
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient location for Colchester Zoo. Arrived late but was welcomed by a helpful colleague to check us in on the self service check in screens. Was later in our staff able to get extra tea/sugar easily enough with a smile from the colleague. Was also asked if we enjoyed our stay so nice service all round. Room was up the...

Thank Raggle123
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good stay in a familiar hotel which is very convenient for work. The only slight disappointment was not being able to get a table for dinner in the restaurant but I was asked if I wanted to book to be fair.

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Thank james h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in many Premier Inns through work , this is one on the best that I have stayed in . Staff friendly & effecient nothing too much trouble. Room was cold got extra heater. Really happy with service. The pub next door was excellent too .

Thank sandra w
Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely location for Colchester Zoo, breakfast at the adjoining restaurant was lovely and the kids eat free which makes it fantastic value. My only major gripe was that the room was far too hot and being on the ground floor on a busy road meant we couldn't open the window, having four people in a family room with no air...

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Thank mashwilliams
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The A/C unit was noisy and kept kicking in and shutting off, however the hotel and staff were excellent. Didn't have the greatest nights sleep due to the A/C unit, one minute was hot then cold and was very noisy, did switch ot off several times but kept switching back on.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Stayed there February for Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was a terrible night as the guys next door were banging and shouting at the people opposite then the people opposite got rowdy too. Staff warned next door twice and said the third time they would call the police, this finally happened and the police asked them to leave. Really scary night...

Thank happydaysawayaway

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Less than 15 minutes from Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle, the largest Norman keep in Europe ... more   less 

Additional Information about Premier Inn Colchester (A12) Hotel

Address: Ipswich Road, Colchester CO4 9WP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range: $80 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Colchester (A12) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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“Ask for new extension as you have air conditioning in there.”
 of 5 bubbles happydaysawayaway, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“As for room near to the stairs”
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“All rooms seemed good just book early to get the best deal”
 of 5 bubbles LeginM, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a top floor room & numbers over (121) back facing”
 of 5 bubbles ukglobetrotterg, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“These days, all the corridors are ''Quiet Zones'' and if you have a problem with a noisy neighbour, just let the staff know.”
 of 5 bubbles TheOnlyRogueAngel, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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