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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came to a birthday party hosted at Channels. The evening we came to was brilliantly run. In particular the staff were exceptionally courteous at all times, even when exceptionally busy - smiling and saying "thank you” very easily and always ready to help. I had a great chat with a guy behind the bar about Guinness, and there was...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

It was gratifying to read in this very complimentary review that while our facilities received an excellent rating it was the efficiency and friendliness of our team which had impressed our guests at the same time prompting their willingness to return. Simon Larner

Gravesend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife got married at the venue in March 2016. We ate in the restaurant and stayed in the lodge, as did a lot of our guests! We could not fault the channels lodge, the rooms are amazing and they provided such a personal touch! Including phoning us the next day to let us know we had left...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

In acknowledging this very kind review the team at Channels Lodge join me in wishing our guests a very long and happy life together. Simon Larner

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place to stay ! It's a little hard to find but we got there ! Had lunch and a couple of drinks in the club house while waiting to check in , the breakfast was delicious 5*, friendly helpful staff. We stayed in the willow room which is lovely But the only criticism I have is its...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder and so we are delighted when guests view their stay at Channels Lodge In such a favourable light and are kind enough to share that opinion by posting a review. Simon Larner

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just come back from our first stay at Channels Lodge and what can I say, very impressive! We were able to check in early which was a nice touch! Every piece of information required for the room etc was given. We were upgraded to the Birch Room which was amazing, the bathroom definitely has the wow factor! The rooms were...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

The two words accommodation and service is what the hotel industry is all about and so for Channels Lodge to be given a five star rating for both these attributes is praise indeed for which my sincere thanks. Simon Larner

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spotted this place on this site and based on the reviews expected it to be good. However it was way above and beyond all expectations. On arrival we checked in ourselves with instructions set out clearly and were easy to follow. The rooms are set around a courtyard and were brand new, barely used (yet) and were clean modern...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

It is hard to respond to such a comprehensive review which looks so favourably on all aspects of Channels Lodge other than to say a sincere 'thank you' and to hope that the writer's promised return will not be too long delayed. Simon Larner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the channels lodge with my partner, and to meet up with holiday friends from Suffolk. We headed to the bar for a few drinks and a small bite to eat, there was enough choice on the menu and opted for sandwiches and was not disappointed with what we received. The staff were very friendly. We decided to have...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

In stressing those aspects of Channels Lodge which appeal most to our visitors this constructive review points to an item which could be improved and which, I am pleased to say, is receiving urgent attention. Simon Larner

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Channels Lodge last weekend to meet up with friends. What a beautiful place to stay, we had a new courtyard room (walnut) which was stunning. Everything was there that you could possibly want from a hotel room with bells on. Modern, super clean and very quiet. The bar with roaring fire and restaurant were very welcoming, the...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

With such a ringing commendation, for which my grateful thanks, Channels Lodge is unlikely to remain a 'hidden' gem much longer. Simon Larner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned home from Channels Lodge , had a great weekend , the accommodation was lovely really modern room with fabulous bathroom , everything there even down to bathrobes for ladies & men , not your normal 2 large robes , very relaxed atmosphere in bar & restaurant , the staff were very attentive couldn't do enough for you so...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

Coming from a county with so many fine hostelries the kind words and recommendation of Mr and Mrs Brown are praise indeed and I hope that we may soon have the pleasure of welcoming them again to Channels Lodge. Simon Larner

Omagh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night for meeting family. Beautiful rooms, beautiful settings. Staff were all polite from check in to bar/restaurant. Breakfast had a decent selection of fruits and cereal with corked breakfast to order. Only downside was we only managed to stay for a night but we will definitely return

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and your regret that it was for only one night and your intention to return leads me to hope that it may not be too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you again to Channels Lodge. Simon Larner

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Wow this place truly took my breathe away. So close to giving it 5stars. We were upgraded to the birch suite which was amazing, so spacious! (Watch your head on entering the room) We loved the old beams, old windows/shutters and wooden floor boards! My favourite part was the free standing bath! We also appreciated the small things - Costa...

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1245Chelmsford, General Manager at Channels Lodge, responded to this review

It is always gratifying to receive a good notice and helpful too if, at the same time, it points to areas that may be in need of care and attention. I should like, therefore, to thank our reviewer whom we hope soon to welcome back if only to show that we take notice of any shortcomings and endeavour to correct...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Channels Lodge is one of the finest Hotels in Chelmsford, surrounded by the golf course, this beautifully converted 15th Century Tudor house is an ideal place for a business traveller to stay or wedding hotel near Chelmsford city centre. The hotel has 14 spacious guest rooms which have been individually designed and equipped to the highest standards combining the finest of the old with the finest of the new. Each room is decorated stylishly, some in mind for business man and business women and others designed in consideration for romantic breaks.There are two restaurants within the grounds of Channels both are renowned for their excellent food and friendly service. Bar snacks can also be purchased from the Club House. The hotel is situated close to the A12 between Chelmsford (2 miles) and Colchester (25 miles) and with Stansted Airport only 20 minutes away, makes Channels Lodge in the heart of the Essex countryside, a perfect location for both business and pleasure. Free parking when traveling to and from Stansted. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Channels Lodge

Address: Belsteads Farm Lane | Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3PT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Price Range: €114 - €153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Channels Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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Channels Lodge Chelmsford, Essex
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“All rooms I saw were great”
 of 5 bubbles 325d, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“all the rooms are lovely - if you want a room with a bath trequest it at booking - some have wet rooms or walk in showers.”
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“All rooms to a high standard”
 of 5 bubbles davedarkins, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The old house for a more quaint, individual room or the courtyard for something in between”
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