Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel

Writtle Road, MargarettingChelmsfordCM4 0EHUnited Kingdom
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About Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel

Housed in a Victorian-era building near Hylands House and the Crondon Park Golf & Country Club, the 31-room Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel offers meeting facilities and free parking.

Standard rooms provide comforts such as satellite TV, coffee makers, safes and free Wi-Fi. Select rooms and suites add a four-poster bed.

Facilities at the three-star Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel include porter/bellhop services, guest laundry equipment and free newspapers in the lobby. Plus, guests enjoy access to the hotel gardens.

Breakfast, dinner and traditional Sunday lunch are served at Bartellas Restaurant (at extra cost). The Lounge & Bar offers an additional setting to enjoy light snacks, afternoon tea and drinks.

The hotel lies within five miles of Chelmsford city centre and Ingatestone Hall. Guests are also well placed to visit Southend-on Sea and Colchester, both of which are within a 35-minute drive.


Writtle Road, Margaretting, Chelmsford, CM4 0EH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1277)353040 | Fax: +44(1277)355038 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell service
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great experience in the restaurant

Guests tend to be favourable in their reviews of Bartellas Restaurant, with specific praise often going to the choice of items available on the menu and the cost of the various dishes. Also of note is the standard of service - guests are typically impressed by the restaurant staff and often mention them by name.

Renovated surroundings

Numerous guests mention that the renovations that have taken place over the last few years have really improved the property. Also, the staff seem to do their best to keep everything nicely maintained and looking good. Guests find the hotel is both clean and comfortable.

Nicely decorated rooms

The rooms at the Best Western Ivy Hill attract plenty of positive feedback from guests. Although certain elements are the same throughout, there are many individual features when it comes to decor and soft furnishings. Plus, the rooms are often described as spotlessly clean.

Negative Reviews

No air-conditioning

Several guests, albeit those who visited in the summer, were disappointed by the lack of air-conditioning in the rooms. Opening the window doesn't seem to have much effect and neither do the small fans available. You may find this hotel stuffy during warmer weather.

Some guests find front desk staff unhelpful

Although many guests are impressed by the standard of service at the front desk, reviews suggest that there are occasional problems. A few guests found the information offered at check-in a little sparse and others comment that they weren't asked if they had enjoyed their stay.

Disappointing aspects to bathrooms

While many guests describe the bathrooms as clean, which is perhaps the most important feature, some did find cause for complaint aside from the cleanliness. Several reviews indicate the bathrooms are small with limited storage space while others suggest the showers are far from impressive.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 282 reviews across the web
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8.1 out of 10 based on 282 reviews