Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

East StreetCO1 2TZColchesterUnited Kingdom
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About Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

Housed in a medieval coaching inn dating back to the 14th century, the three-star Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotelester offers free Internet access and complimentary on-site parking. Colchester Castle and cricket ground are nearby.

The hotel offers a variety of room types including traditional, contemporary and executive. Among the available amenities are en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs with Freeview channels and tea and coffee making facilities.

Facilities at the Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotelester include a 24-hour front desk, a safe-deposit box, a guest laundromat and porter services.

Guests can enjoy meals in the hotel restaurant and brasserie or visit nearby eateries such as the East St. Grill and the Old Siege House.

The hotel lies five miles from Colchester Zoo and eight miles from Constable Country. Bluewater and Lakeside shopping destinations are within an hour’s drive of the property.


East Street, CO1 2TZ, Colchester, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1206)866677 | Fax: +44(1206)866616 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Good location

It takes just 15 minutes to walk into the centre of historic Colchester from this hotel Plus, many other hotspots are within a short stroll If you like green spaces, you’ll find the River Colne and Castle Park are nearby.

Full of character

You can tell this hotel is a little quirky from the outside, but it gets even more interesting when you step inside and find that beamed ceilings and open fires are all part of the charm If your budget can stretch to it, a four poster room will allow you to soak up the medieval vibe.

Welcoming staff

On the whole, guests receive a warm welcome at this hotel Reviews describe them as warm and friendly Furthermore, if you have any issues during your stay, the staff seem to do their best to resolve them without becoming defensive.

Negative Reviews

Some traffic noise

Some guests comment that they could hear traffic noise through the night Although this is to be expected from a hotel that’s so close to the city centre, it’s worth asking for a quiet room away from the main road if you’re a particularly light sleeper.

Mixed opinions of breakfast

Reviews of the breakfast at this hotel are a little mixed While some guests were more than satisfied, others are definitely less so Those who were less impressed typically thought the cost of their morning meal was a little too high, especially considering the not insignificant room rate.

Individual complaints

Guests tend to rate this hotel fairly highly, although some infrequent issues do seem to arise Some guests commented on the creaky floorboards, some had to run the taps for 15 minutes to get hot water while others couldn't connect to the Wi-Fi.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 753 reviews across the web
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8.1 out of 10 based on 753 reviews