The Rivenhall

Rivenhall End CM8 3HBBraintreeUnited Kingdom

About The Rivenhall

The Rivenhall frequently hosts special events for guests, such as live entertainment. The property also has a spa.

There are 53 rooms at The Rivenhall, and all have en-suite facilities. Satellite televisions are provided, along with tea and coffee-making equipment and radios. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request.

The hotel has a heated pool, gym and Jacuzzi that guests can use for free. Additionally, there's an outdoor patio for guests to enjoy in pleasant weather, plus event space to rent.

Guests can order breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Lantana Restaurant. Additionally, light bites are offered from The Well Bar & Lounge. Afternoon tea is served, and there's also a beer garden.

The hotel is about a 25-minute drive from Colchester Castle, which includes a museum. Also, the Freeport Shopping Village is 15 minutes away by car.


Rivenhall End , CM8 3HB, Braintree, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1376)516969 | Fax: +44(1376) 513674 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Massage


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The Staff Are Very Polite

Guests generally gave high marks to the staff and said employees tried their best to help when needed. Many thought the good guest service received was one of the perks of this property.

Low-Priced Accommodations

There were many comments from guests who thought the room prices here were very reasonable. If you are looking for a good deal, this hotel could meet that need.

Well Organised During Special Events

Guests often chose to celebrate occasions like their birthdays, anniversaries and weddings at this hotel. During those events, they said the staff were usually quite on top of things when it came to meeting needs that would have been normally out of the ordinary.

Negative Reviews

No Internet in the Rooms

Guests frequently griped that they were not able to access the Internet while in the rooms. Although most were able to go online from public areas, they were disappointed about not being able to enjoy more private browsing experiences.

Extremely Dated Facilities

There were numerous comments that reflected the opinion that the hotel seems stuck in a time warp because the facilities are outdated by several decades. Guests said the management did not seem committed to keeping up the rooms in their current states, however some mentioned that renovations are slowly ongoing. With that in mind, there's a chance the rooms may eventually look better.

The Beds Are Old

When sleeping on the beds here, you may be able to feel the springs poking your back. That was a common complaint of many guests, and others went so far as to say the mattresses should have been replaced a long time ago.

Rating Overview

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6.7 out of 10 based on 339 reviews