County Hotel Chelmsford

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Average rate: $91 - Hotel class: 3 stars
Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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County Hotel Chelmsford Reviews

austin37335 austin37…
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Decent 3 star hotel Sep 17, 2011
The County Hotel is a pleasant looking 3 star hotel in the heart of Chelmsford. At £115 per night with breakfast this isn't cheap for a 3 star hotel and some of the large chains offer better value.

I stayed here on business for just one night and I was issued a second room floor overlooking the car park. The room was quite standard for a hotel of this type, if perhaps a little dated, but it was large enough and was spotlessly clean. The bathroom was very decent, clean and well fitted and the shower was superb.

A big plus for me was that the hotel has free high speed wi-fi throughout and this proved invaluable for me during my stay.

One thing that stands out about this hotel is the quality of the restaurant. The hotel is clearly very proud of it's award winning 'a la carte' menu but the truth is I found it to be a little out of place. The claim is 'classic British food in a modern style' but I had to research many of the dishes on the menu that were clearly Continental. Items such as morcilla, parmigiana, farro, gremolata and others had me delving into a search engine. In the end I went for a simple Rib Eye which was excellent. The point I'm making is that I suspect many guests in a 3 star establishment might expect a much simpler menu which would be more in keeping with the rest of the hotel.

The staff were all very friendly and I would recommend the hotel if you want somewhere with more character than the large chains can offer. If you have a simple taste in food however you may want to eat out.
Standard double room
The bathroom
Standard double room
View from the room
Chokk says:
Great review ;D Thanks for sharing
Posted on: Sep 17, 2011
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County Hotel Chelmsford Overview

Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2PZ

The County Hotel is a high quality town centre hotel located just minutes walk from Chelmsford train station and Chelmsford town centre. All rooms are spacious and have been totally refurbished in a modern, contemporary style with flat screen TV and excellent amenities. Hylands House and Park is just short drive away and the major shopping centres of Lakeside and Bluewater are approximately 45 minutes away. The hotel is a member of Classic British Hotels.

Business facilities Audio/Visual Equipment * Board room* Business facilities* Conference Centre* Conference Rooms* Meeting Rooms* TV*
*May incur an additional cost

Hotel facilities Banqueting facilities Parking Reception (24 hours) Wireless internet

Room facilities Room Service Cable television Complimentary toiletries Daily housekeeping Duvets En-Suite Bathroom free parking Coffee/tea facilities Telephone Television High speed internet connection Work Desk Hairdryer Iron & ironing board Heating

Restaurant County Hotel Restaurant: The acclaimed restaurant offers a comfortable, informal yet stylish dining experience and is the perfect place to enjoy classic British food in a modern style. Using only the best of British seasonal ingredients, breads, scones, pasta and ice cream are all freshly made on-site.

Children policy Children welcome

Cancellation policy Cancel free of charge up to 24 hrs before check-in, else first night rate

Pets policy Pets not permitted

Smoking policy Smoking not permitted

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

Local Attractions Tropical Wings Butterfly & Bird Gardens, South Woo Chelmsford Cathedral Festival, Chelmsford (May) Chelmsford Museum, Chelmsford Chelmsford Cathedral, Chelmsford Moulsham Mill, Chelmsford RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford

Location Nearest airport: London Stansted Apt Nearest train station: Chelmsford Train Station - 0.5 miles Nearest bus station: Chelmsford Bus Station - 0.5 miles Directions: From the M25 motorway leave at Junction 28 to join the A12 towards Brentwood / A1023 / Chelmsford. Follow the A12 and leave at junction 15 to Chelmsford. Take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A414. Enter next roundabout and take second exit onto London Road (Tenpin Bowling Alley will be on your left). Enter next roundabout (Widford roundabout) and take 1st exit onto Westway, sign posted Widford Industrial Estate. Go straight through 3 sets of traffic lights (follow signs for Broomfield Hospital A&E, Civic Centre and West End). Westway becomes Waterhouse Lane; Waterhouse Lane becomes Rainsford Lane. As you go through the 3rd set of traffic lights, take the left-hand fork (there are two lanes that go off to the left, stay in the right hand lane). Head straight over to another set of traffic lights which are turning right (signposted Railway Station / West End). Turn right and the hotel is on your right. From Stansted Airport at the roundabout, take the first exit onto Bassingbourn Road. At the next roundabout, take the second exit and again at the next roundabout. Bear left onto slip road and continue onto A120. Exit onto slip road and turn left onto the A130. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Essex Regiment Way (A130). At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto Braintree Road (B1008). Continue onto B1008. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Main Road (B1008). Bear right onto Parkway (A138). Turn left onto Rainsford Road. The hotel is on your left.

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County Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Garden
  • Bowling Alley
  • Desk
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Disabled Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • Cots
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free Parking

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