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essex
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Four of us met up for a coffee/wine morning just for a chat which we have done many times before this only lasted an hour and quarter. But a few days later we all received a £100 parking fine, when I phoned the hotel I was told that a new system for parking was being used to stop non residents... More 

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3 Thank gazza006
DragonflyTeam, Manager at Dragonfly Hotel Colchester, responded to this review

Dear gazza006 Thank you for your recent comments in regards to the car parking charge. I have forwarded your comments onto Surya Hotels who own and operate the Dragonfly Colchester. Kind Regards Carolyne Cowie OM 01206 230900 More 

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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for one night as we were in Essex for the weekend for Obstacle Course Races. The bathroom looked newly refurbished but most importantly was clean ! The room was basic, clean and served its function. I slept well. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again for this kind of weekend.

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Thank JOHN T
DragonflyTeam, Manager at Dragonfly Hotel Colchester, responded to this review

Dear John T Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the hotel. We are very pleased to read that your stay met your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel when you are next in the area Kind Regards Carolyne Cowie OM 01206 230900 More 

Harwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This Hotel is not walking distance from anywhere. Whilst I understand they don't want non-customers using their car park I was, just stopping off for a coffee on my way home after working away at sea for three weeks. The place was deserted only the lady behind reception and a barman. I made it clear that I was just stopping... More 

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1 Thank adamtyler
DragonflyTeam, General Manager at Dragonfly Hotel Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Adamtyler Thank you for your recent comments in regards to the car parking charge. I have forwarded your comments onto Surya Hotels who own and operate the Dragonfly Colchester. Kind Regards Carolyne Cowie OM 01206 230900 More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The real positive about this hotel staff, friendly, helpful and professional rest of the hotel is very down at heel: fixtures and fittings are worn and bedsheets don't fit. Not good value for money. The noise from the traffic on the A12 does not lead to a good nights sleep.

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1 Thank Sheila C
DragonflyCol, Manager at Dragonfly Hotel Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Shelia C Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the hotel. I am sorry to read of your disappointment with the hotel during your stay and I would like to apologise for any inconvenience the issues may have caused you. We take all comments seriously, whether positive or negative, to enable us to improve... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

YOU WILL RECIVE A FINE OF £100 I have never visited what seamed to be friendly staff and a very very quiet - to the point I even questioned the staff why they were so quiet - hotel NOW I KNOW WHY !!! How to damage your business !!!! Yep you've done it ! I will never be returning !... More 

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2 Thank Marie M
DragonflyCol, Manager at Dragonfly Hotel Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Marie M Thank you for your recent comments in regards to the car parking charge. I have forwarded your comments onto Surya Hotels who own and operate the Dragonfly Colchester. Kind Regards Carolyne Cowie OM 01206 230900 More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I was guest of the Dragonfly Hotel reception on 23/07/2016 between 16:20:42 and 16:34:11 enquiring price of the room as interested in making a direct booking with the hotel for my family stay. The receptionist on duty has misinformed me by confirming that the car park is free and she took time to find prices and rooms availability for the... More 

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DragonflyCol, Manager at Dragonfly Hotel Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Aleks1978 Thank you for your comments in regards to the parking fine you have received recently. The car park is free for our guests and visitors, however we have 9 noticeboards visibly displayed in the car park and one on the entrance gate to the hotel stating Permit Holders Only and all guests and visitors must register for a... More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A weekend stay in the area while visiting friends. The hotel was in a convenient place and the pictures looked inviting, so we chose to stay here. Though not disabled, we were put in a room with disabled facilities. There was plenty of space and the room was clean and comfortable, but the bathroom facilities were a bit low and... More 

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Thank andrew a
DragonflyCol, Manager at Dragonfly Hotel Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Andrew A Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and I'm very sorry to read of the standard of breakfast you encountered. I will certainly look into the points you have raised to help us implement improvements for the future and I do hope, despite this, you will reconsider visiting us again if... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Ive stayed at this hotel for a couple of months due to working in the area. The first thing to say is that the staff are polite and helpful, so any negative remarks in this review are not aimed at them. As far as cleaning the room goes, this gets done every day to a good standard. Car parking is... More 

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DragonflyCol, Manager at Dragonfly Hotel Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Britabroad Thank you for taking the time to write a canid review in regards to your stay at the hotel over the last three months. Please be assured that all comments are taken seriously and will able us to improve on what we offer to ensure you and future guests enjoy their stay. We value you as a guest... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a night for business. The room was a good size although quite tired and dated. The carpet was quite worn in places and the bathroom was in need of an update and deep clean. The breakfast was self serve, it was a good selection and plentiful, although the hot trays were very hard to open as they... More 

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Thank Pendragon
DragonflyCol, Manager at Dragonfly Hotel Colchester, responded to this review

Dear Pendragon Thank you for taking the time to share your valued feedback in regards to your recent stay at the hotel. I will certainly look into the problem you encountered in regards to the greasy handles on the hot trays to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future as we take all reviews positive or negative seriously to enable... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We booked a twin-bedded, ground floor room at the Dragonfly Hotel for a family event in Colchester. The allocated room was reasonably well equipped, clean and tidy. We were probably lucky in terms of the room as our daughter and son-in-law's room just down the corridor had thread-bare carpet and was not particularly clean. Our overall impression was that this... More 

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Thank David B D
DragonflyCol, Manager at Dragonfly Hotel Colchester, responded to this review

Dear David B D Thank you for your review and your comments on your recent stay at the hotel. We are pleased to read that overall your accommodation was comfortable and that all the team were friendly and helpful. You mentioned about fried food but we do not fry any food as all food is cooked in the oven, however... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

Address: A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction, Ardleigh, Colchester C07 7QY, England (Formerly Quality Hotel Colchester)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Ardleigh
Price Range: €45 - €80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dragonfly Hotel Colchester 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“all rooms need a makeover.”
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“Front-facing room as far away from reception as possible, would probably provide the best chance of a quietish night.”
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