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Bungalow -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Colchester, Essex, England

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Chris_Abb...
Granby, Connecticut
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect home away from home”
Reviewed 21 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We recently stayed at the Castellan for 6 weeks while working in the UK. Everything about the home was just fantastic - the location is ideal (truly a 3-minute walk from High Street and under 5 minutes to Colchester Castle and the beautiful Castle Park), and the house itself perfectly met our needs with lots of space and great amenities! The landlord and his wife were also incredibly kind and helpful throughout our stay. We hope to make another trip to Colchester in the future and would absolutely stay here again!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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CloAitken
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cosy, comfortable, perfect location!”
Reviewed 12 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Castellan, a very clean, cosy and comfortable property, with everything you could possibly need. The owner was very friendly and helpful when he showed us around - the bottle of bubbly was a lovely touch and made us feel very welcome. We would definitely return, having family to visit in Colchester it is just so handy, 2 minutes walk to the High Street! Definitely recommend this place! So quiet as well!

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Liked best: Close proximity to the town, warm, clean, cosy, parking for at least 2 cars
Liked least: Water pressure was not great, but didn't cause any real problem for us!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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balikins
Hannover, Germany
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“This is a home from home”
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We enjoyed our stay over Christmas in this lovely house. It is very well equipped and very clean absolutely nothing missing. It is in a great location only a few minutes walk to the shops and local attractions.Colchester is a great town with lots of things to do. Youseph the owner is a real gentleman very helpful. We will certaily come back. We highly reccomend this accommodation.
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: That we had to go.
Travelling group: Other
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Joanna S
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“Great time at Castellan”
Reviewed 22 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Me and my partner spent 8 nights at Castellan. As soon as we arrived I was warmly welcomed by Youseph. He shown me over the flat and I must admit he is very friendly and helpful, also he was very flexible with the check in time which I am very grateful. In the fridge we found a champagne and the kitchen was well equipted. The flat was really tidy and clean. The area is very quite but at the same time very close to city center. We enjoyed our time very much and we will come back soon ;)

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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S7v7n
1 review
“Excelent”
Reviewed 10 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Very clean and beautiful place. I will come back every time. Go and spend your holliday at this place. Is perfect for family

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Claire G
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely Property, Excellent Location”
Reviewed 30 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We decided to stay in the property as we were attending a Family wedding in Colchester. It was more cost effective to use Castellan as a base rather than pay for two nights hotel accommodation. I travelled with my Mum and Dad, my husband and two children age 2 and 7.
We found the property fairly easily (using Google maps)although my dad had a different sat nav and was sent round Colchester!) We arrived at the property and had a lovely warm welcome from the owners who showed us around the property and how to find and use everything.
Left in the fridge was a bottle of Cava - what a lovely touch.
The property has two double bedrooms and a sofa bed. They also have a travel cot, which they set up for us and provided all the linen. The rooms were of a lovely size - there was plenty of storage, so cases could be unpacked.
Lots of nice hot water too! A bonus when we were all getting ready for the wedding.
There was enough parking outside the property for two cars and Colchester town centre was only a few minutes walk away. I didnt appreciate how near it was!
The park next door is worth a visit - it has a fantastic children's playground. We also visited the wonderful Colchester Zoo whilst there.
We catered for ourselves and found the property had everything we needed.
I would defintely recommend the property - and will probably be back!
Youseph and his wife are very friendly and communication was very prompt and they were extremely helpful.
Thank you!

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Liked best: Location and size of rooms
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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