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Holiday Inn Colchester

Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester CO6 3QL England
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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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
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Hair dryer
Room service
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Latvian, Lithuanian and 1 more
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Thickturpin wrote a review Dec 2020
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom39 contributions13 helpful votes
Just stayed there this weekend.The hotel is very covid safe and clean. i would not hesitate in staying here even at this difficult time.We have stayed before as we like to go into Colchester shopping.Normally i would go in the pool but due to an ear infection i did not this time.Well done to all the staff. Thank you.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: ask for upstairs or down stair if needed and and close to reception if you smoke.
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Matty wrote a review Dec 2020
Marchwood, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
* Room The room is ok at a best but nothing special. Just the basic essentials for a couple of night's stay. * Breakfast The inclusive breakfast was awful uneatable. I was told due to covid they aren't that busy so, they cover the food and leave it under the hot light. So, when we adventured to the restaurant for morning breakfast around 7ish the food was dried out and like rubber. * Location Location was perfect for us, close to the A12 and close enough to Colchester Town for shopping and evening dinner. Zoo -3 miles, Town Centre - 4.5miles * Staff Staff where friendly on arrival and helpful for any information or assistance needed.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Jade D wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom35 contributions50 helpful votes
The hotel was better than I expected especially for the price that we paid. We got a triple room which had a double bed and a sofa bed. The room was clean and tidy although at the end of our stay we noticed that one of the sheets were partly stained brown (pretty grim). The bed was quite comfy however. Unfortunately I couldn't go to the gym or pool as the hotel had some annoying covid measures which mean you had to book a 1 hour slot and these got booked up quite quickly. We also got a noise complaint which was ridiculous as we were only talking, however the walls are pretty thin as I could hear babies crying in the middle of the night. Finally, the hotel offers free parking which is good as you need a car/taxi to get into the town centre.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Paul wrote a review Oct 2020
Essex, United Kingdom365 contributions127 helpful votes
Booked for an important member of staff. My staff member left 1 hour after checking in staying the room was not clean and not happy to stay. I have contacted the hotel 6 times leaving messages and no manager has contacted me and i have not received my receipt for the stay. I am disappointed that a recommendation i gave my staff to use was appalling.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
2 Helpful votes
Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Colchester
Responded 29 Oct 2020
Hello Paul S, Let me start by thanking you for recommending our property to your staff member. We feel honored. I'm sorry to see our guest was unhappy with the room, and I've sent you a PM to know more. Please check your inbox when you have the time. We strive to offer the cleanest of environments to all our guests and will work towards that goal if you give us a chance. Alejandro G. Case Manager IHGService
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cambridgelocal79 wrote a review Sep 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom612 contributions87 helpful votes
Easily the worst IHG experience ever! From absolutely no service to absolute filth in the rooms. Food is poor and drinks are expensive. I complained every single day about the cleanliness of my room and still on checkout it was dirty. Only one member of staff impressed me, the food was awful. My room had pubes in the bed, stained pillow cases, cobwebs, hair everywhere, furnishings falling apart and lights not working. My advice stay elsewhere, over a week from requesting management attention and still waiting for a resolution.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Colchester
Responded 9 Oct 2020
Hello Chris N, Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to leave us feedback. We always try our best to make sure that the service we provide is world-class, and I am sorry to learn that the room's overall cleanliness and food served fell below your expectations. I have shared your comments with the hotel management. I am confident that the steps taken will avoid similar issues from reoccurring in the future. I have also sent you a private message regarding your experience. I hope you give our hotel another try! Best regards, Dianne L. Case Manager IHGService
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Colchester
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Colchester?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Colchester?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Colchester?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Colchester?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Colchester?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cricketers, Miller & Carter Steakhouse, and Frankie & Benny's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Colchester?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Holiday Inn Colchester located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Eight Ash Green.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Colchester?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Colchester offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Colchester?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Polish, Lithuanian, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Colchester?
Many travellers enjoy visiting East Anglian Railway Museum (5.8 km), Roman Circus Visitor Centre (5.0 km), and Dutch Quarter (5.1 km).