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4.3 out of 5

"There is no menu for children. Also limited menu to choose from menu. Not enough staff on in the evening as we had to clear the table before we could ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 16 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the overall value at Holiday Inn Express Colchester. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Dedham Vale. You'll find features such as free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant. This 2.5-star hotel has 101 rooms over 2 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and sofa beds.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with sofa beds, flat-screen TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free buffet breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy British cuisine while dining at The Great Room
  • Amenities include free newspapers in reception, a front-desk safe and a business centre
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the convenient parking
  • Just a 3-minute drive from Dedham Vale and a few minutes from Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum

Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£39* Per night/room 21 Jun - 22 Jun

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (With Sofa Bed)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express Colchester ratings based on 27 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Everyone (18) Couples (6) Business (1) Family (2)
3 out of 5
There is no menu for children. Also limited menu to choose from menu. Not enough staff on in the evening as we had to clear the table before we could sit down. Other holiday accommodation we have been to do children’s menu. Also should have towels in the room for each guest.

Posted by on 16 Feb 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Feb 2020 by Steve

Thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience at it. I would like to start by apologizing to you for not meeting your expectations. We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible, and we will use your comments to coach our team in order to provide a better experience in the future. I hope you will give us a chance by staying with us again to show you that your unsatisfactory stay was an exception. Again, thank you for sharing your comments.

2 out of 5
It was a my mistake because I suppose to check in on 12 instead of 11 of October and I try to sort out with the staff about a refund but just passed over to you....

Posted by on 14 Oct 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Sep 2019 by Mel

Good Afternoon, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express and taking the time to write us a review. I would like to start with our over priced breakfast which is free to our guests. I am sorry you felt it was disgusting, I do hope you spoke to a member of staff who would have gladly helped you. I will pass your comments on to the staff and look forward to welcoming you back very soon

5 out of 5
Previous experience of Holiday Inns, always positive and good value. This time was no difference, clean, quiet and comfortable. Very friendly staff. Bit disappointed by lack of beers in bar. Good breakfast.

Posted by on 9 Jun 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Breakfast was good. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Posted by on 17 Mar 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5

Have already recommended it to friends

Nearly missed it as no signposting until spotted sign at edge of garage. Very helpful staff. Room lovely. Only one minus... bed edge was 'springy' and felt I was on a boat when husband turned over. Great breakfast. Good location for where we needed to go next day.

Posted by , from Colchester on 28 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Convenient

Easy to find, nice room. Breakfast very ordinary. Very convenient for the trip I did.

Posted by on 17 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

2 nights

Cons: Food is a bit expensive. Could do with more tea/coffee sugar etc in room.
Staff friendly, room comfortable. Good location with plenty of car parking space. Disabled spaces close to entrance. Room was nice and warm.

Posted by , from norfolk on 23 Jan 2018

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About the Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Location Birchwood Road, Colchester, England CO7 6HS

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business centre on site. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Colchester also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This Colchester hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 101 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: London (STN-Stansted) (58.7 km / 36.5 mi)
  • Train station: Colchester Town Station (8 km / 5 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers 101 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. 26-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily.

Holiday Inn Express Colchester has a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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