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Holiday Inn Colchester
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Eight Ash Green
Hampshire
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59 reviews
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“Good as usual”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Prompt check in and good standard of room cleanliness as usual. bar and Resturant staff very helpful

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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HolidayInnColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Colchester, responded to this review, 18 February 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. Delivering the same high standards every day is very important to us and I was pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Alton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Spent a couple of nights here on a half term break. This review would have been 5 star if the check-in was better. We were checked into a room that had been painted that day! It stank! We were moved to another room with a 'sorry.'
The rest of the stay was great, very friendly staff in the restaurant. We had dinner their the first night which was very pleasant. Breakfast was good too.
The hotel is situated quiet a way out of town, with nothing around to walk too. It is also next to a main railway line which we could hear at night even with windows closed. (I am a very light sleeper!)
Pool was nice, if an off green colour! (Just the colour of the tiles I think!)
Lovely rabbits playing in the grounds!
Would I stay again, yes.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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HolidayInnColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Colchester, responded to this review, 18 February 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are constantly monitoring the standard of or rooms and have an active maintenance plan in place to ensure that our high expectations are met, it is not however our intention to affect guest stays in any way. I would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused and would like to assure you that we have taken you comments on board. I was very pleased to read that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful and that you enjoyed our restaurant and bar. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

I have stayed at this hotel on a number of occassions & once again the staff were fantastic
Every member of staff I came into contact with were very friendly & professional
Went as a couple on the Valentines Package, food was excellent & very good value for money, as was breakfast
The ambience in the bar & restaurant is very relaxing, streets ahead of similiar type hotels I have stayed in, in the past
Colchester itself, in my opinion is very good for shopping, has numerous individual shops, not your bog standard chainstores everywhere you look like most of our towns
Will definately be returning, the sooner the better

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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HolidayInnColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Colchester, responded to this review, 18 February 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service throughout the hotel and couple this with relaxing and comfortable surroundings to wash away the stresses of the day. We offer exciting and affordable menus throughout the year, and can of course cater for any special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

Spent couple of days at Holiday inn at Colchester. Will come back again, Thank you to all lovely staff for their professional service. Iwona

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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HolidayInnColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Colchester, responded to this review, 7 February 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I was extremely happy to read that we were able to create a welcoming environment coupled with high levels of service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2012

The hotel is just off the A12, and, if it's helpful to anybody, opposite an enormous Sainsbury's store.

The leisure facilities were very impressive - and included in the price - consisting of a pool (big enough to swim lengths in), jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a gym. By hotel standards the facilities were of reasonable size and definitely and added bonus for staying over. However, they were a little grubby, particularly in the changing rooms.

The staff were exceptionally friendly and cannot fault this aspect.

The room itself was fairly standard hotel fare. It was large enough and the bed was comfy. My one gripe? A few other drinks in the room (peppermint tea? Hot chocolate?) would have gone down a treat.

In all, a fairly standard Holiday Inn setup with friendly staff and good leisure facilities.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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HolidayInnColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Colchester, responded to this review, 4 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed our well equipped leisure facilities.As you mentioned the use of the facilities is complimentary to all hotel residents, and are an ideal place to relax and unwind after a long day.
Levels of cleanliness are closely monitored and your comments regarding the changing rooms have already been passed on to our Leisure manager to ensure our high standards are maintained.
We provide standard tea and coffee making facilities in all of our bedrooms, we can however provide a larger variety including herbal teas and hot chocolate on request.
Customers are our priority and I am pleased that you found all Team members to be both helpful and friendly. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Just spent one night at the Holiday Inn at Colchester where we stayed for an evening meal and breakfast. We were on a coach trip with others. Now I always wonder how a coach party will be treated by a hotel. However from the moment we arrived all of us were treated well by all of the staff from the enthusiastic manager to the room cleaners. Our room was spotless. Nothing was too much trouble. You see how a hotel run well shows the difference good service can make.
The meals were a pleasure with fresh ingredients served by friendly and efficient staff. The leisure centre was clean and inviting supported again by friendly staff.
Will have no hesitation in staying here again. They set standard others should follow.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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HolidayInnColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Colchester, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. Each and every guest is important to us, whether travelling alone or in a larger group. I was happy to read that you found all Team members to be both helpful and friendly, all areas to be clean and well presented and that you enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere and food. We hope that you will be able to return in the near future.
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Aylesbury
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Nice clean and comfortbale hotel, with great leisure facilities. Staff were very friendly and gelpful.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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HolidayInnColchester, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Colchester, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. At Holiday Inn Colchester our Guest experience is at the centre of every decision we make. It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Property: Holiday Inn Colchester
Address: Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester CO6 3QL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Eight Ash Green
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Eight Ash Green
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Colchester 3*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Colchester in Essex is 3 miles away from Colchester, the Oldest Recorded town in Britain. The Hotel is ideally located just off the A12 in a quiet village setting. This Colchester Hotel offers excellent facilities for all whether travelling on business or pleasure. Facilities include air-conditioning and High Speed Internet Access in all bedrooms, accessible & family rooms, and a Spirit Health Club with Swimming Pool. Our Hotel Restaurant, Bar & lounge offer tempting traditional British dishes and international cuisine including the famous Holiday Inn Breakfast in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The Hotel has seven conference rooms; that cater for all your requirements from training courses, boardroom meetings & 1:1 Interviews to Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions. Not only does the Hotel cater for a diverse range of corporate clients, it offers outstanding weekend & leisure packages for those couples or families wishing to relax - Remember Kids Stay & Eat for Free*. Surrounding attractions include Colchester Zoo, Freeport Designer Shopping Village, Castle Museum and PGA seniors tour golf at Stoke By Nayland. Colchester United's New Ground, is only a short drive away. What s more the Hotel is less than 30 miles away from Stansted Airport connecting major cities around the world. *Terms & Conditions Apply ... more   less 
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