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Milsoms Hotel

1 Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HW England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Dedham
Travellers' Choice
Situated in the heart of the Dedham Vale AONB, the hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms combined with a buzzing bar/brasserie which is the heartbeat of the property. Open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a no booking policy allowing you to turn up when you are ready. With its close proximity to the A12 and equidistant from Colchester and Ipswich the hotel is also good for the business traveller. As already mentioned, the hotel is in the Dedham Vale and right on the Essex Way so perfect for leisure and walking holidays and exploring this delightful part of East Anglia.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Grandad_Sticky wrote a review Mar 2021
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom878 contributions274 helpful votes
This is a classic and traditional hotel. The rooms are all different and individual, nicely decorated and equipped. Try and book a front facing room as high up as possible. There are no lifts so be warned take light luggage for the stay. Staff are attentive and friendly. There's a driver service to the Milsom restaurant.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Colchestercastleview wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom30 contributions4 helpful votes
Visited twice recently and on both occasions the whole experience was superb. We had meals in both the outside enclosed area, with heating and blankets and inside the main building. The menu on both occasions was very good. The specials and main menu offered us an excellent choice. The food was very good accompanied with a good drinks selection. Ambiance, decor and staff all of a very high standard. We will return!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
The secret customer wrote a review Dec 2020
New York City, New York48 contributions43 helpful votes
Let’s start with the positive- food excellent and great choice on the menu- cooked to perfection. Check in was good, greeted by a friendly member of staff, very cheerful. Negative - well this started when we tried to order a dessert to our room (we had already paid for it as we paid the rate which included a 3 course meal). We called reception to order the dessert at 9.30pm, there was no answer. We called a series of times but still no answer. We went down to the reception at 10pm and was told 10pm was the cut off time and we were too late. We explained that we had paid for the dessert and had rung repeatedly- they sent a member of staff to our room with drinks we ordered who stated we couldn’t have rung reception as they would have acknowledged our call and they seemed to be reluctant to believe we had repeatedly rung. We asked for our money back and who the manager on shift was, we were told we had to wait until the morning and the staff member didn’t know who the manager was. Whilst this conversation was going on, a gentleman appeared in the corridor and started demanding that the staff member do something about doors closing and opening and disturbing him in his room. Then the gentleman begun to say we as guests were disturbing him and to “take our conversation elsewhere” when we were in our bedroom speaking to the staff member with the door open. It was only 10pm at the weekend, I was very annoyed the man came towards our door when I was sitting on the bed. I think the staff member found this amusing more than anything else and really they should of shown a bit more control by telling the gentleman to wait his turn to complain and back off from our bedroom door. Both of us suffered a terrible nights sleep, we stayed in room 14, all night we heard loud creaking floor boards with people or a person walking up and down continuously- I had to take a sleeping tablet but even that didn’t work. This hotel could be a gem but it really needs to tighten up on a few things- client/customer privacy, making the rules clear on checkin with food times, more respect for your customers and belief in their responses, answering the reception phone in a timely manner and finally getting the floor boards sorted out above the rooms on the ground floor as they could drive anyone insane.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jill21London wrote a review Sep 2020
London7 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed for three nights in room 6. Very comfortable room especially the bed - slept better here than for the last few months! Ate in restaurant all three nights - food excellent especially the duck tacos. All staff were SO helpful but especially Ashley who seemed to be everywhere at once and made our stay extra special - thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Room 6 was quiet and bed very comfortable
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RCS wrote a review Aug 2020
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Visited on 11 August 2020 to celebrate my wife's birthday with lunch in the library room with all the family.Excellent food and service with a pleasant and interesting walk by the river afterwards in fields nearby.We also stayed the night in a very comfortable and clean room followed by a lovely breakfast next morning.Will certainly visit again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
US$175 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Milsoms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Milsoms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Munnings Art Museum (2.0 km), Green Island Gardens (6.1 km), and High Woods Country Park (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Milsoms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Milsoms Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Milsoms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Milsoms Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Milsoms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Carriers Arms, The Wooden Fender, and Old Bakery Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Milsoms Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Milsoms Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Milsoms Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Milsoms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Flatford Mill (3.1 km).