Channels Lodge

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About Channels Lodge

Channels Lodge in Chelmsford, Essex, is a beautiful guest house converted from an original 15th century Tudor house and stable block. It’s set in the heart of the picturesque 300 acre Channels Golf Club.

Each en-suite room is individually styled and designed to preserve original historic features whilst enhancing rooms with modern conveniences such as digital TV’s, DVD players, free Wi-Fi, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, hair dryer and ironing supplies.

The hotel is the ideal venue for weddings, honeymoons or business stays thanks to unique features such as the private cottage, honeymoon suites, conference facilities and 27-hole golf course.

Two restaurants including the Channels Golf Club Restaurant provide a wide variety of international and local cuisine options. A fully stocked bar also provides enjoyable bar snacks and light meals.

The Channels Lodge is located in the heart of Essex, close to the A12, 3.2km from Chelmsford town centre and 20 minutes from London Stansted Airport.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Turkish bath / Hammam


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Ideal and exclusive wedding and event venue.

With 14 exclusive en-suite guest rooms including 2 honeymoon suites, 3 suites, 9 executive rooms, a private cottage and a converted stable block, Channels Lodge provides the ideal start-to-finish wedding venue. Thanks to the magnificent Channels Golf Club

Luxury styling and appointments combined with a sense of history.

Channel Lodge has been beautifully converted from an original 15th century Tudor house and stable. Each room combines luxury and style whilst still showing off original features such as natural wood support beams, fireplaces and original vaulted ceilings.

Enjoy your very own exclusive and private cottage.

The fully furnished Chelmsford Channels Cottage is available for exclusive short term rentals and features three en-suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living room with all modern conveniences. The cottage also has its own enclosed garden so you

Negative Reviews

Security within the hotel is a problem.

A number of previous guests have complained about the serious lack of security within the hotel and individual suites. There are no actual security measures in place (i.e. security keypad codes not changed regularly) so leaving valuables in the hotel suit

Some rooms are too small for overly large furnishings.

Some rooms cannot comfortably accommodate the size of the bed and wardrobe found in them. This makes manoeuvring around the furniture is a bit difficult. Some suites are designed for business travellers and executives so it is best to enquire before booki

Small minor issues does not detract from the overall experience.

There are a few minor niggles here and there. These include re-used slippers (they are washed after each stay), lack of seating other than dressing table stool in some of the rooms, towels not of the highest quality, delayed restaurant service due to larg

Rating Overview

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9.2 out of 10 based on 247 reviews