Ramada Colchester Rates and Deals
Ramada Colchester Reviews
Value hotel but avoid the restaurant Apr 18, 2012
The Ramada Hotel, Colchester is a 3 star hotel located just off the main A12/A120 junction at Ardleigh.
The hotel is set in attractive grounds next to a lake and although it is located just off a busy junction it is secluded enough for road noise not to be a problem.
The hotel is not especially luxurious or well appointed but it is a 3 star and there is everything you need. The rooms have a basic TV package, a trouser press, an armchair and a desk. The rate also includes free wi-fi which wasn't the fastest but was just about acceptable, and a free gym pass to a very unusual gym a couple of miles away. You take all of this into account and the rate is very reasonable and represents good value.
The breakfast was adequate without being comprehensive.
My evening meal was very disappointing however. The bland menu lacked inspiration and was fairly short on choice. I ended up with a Hawaiian Burger which was ok but the accompanying chips were awful and there was no salad garnish. The restaurant was almost empty but still the food took forever to arrive and my fellow diners were served the wrong dish which caused a mini rumpus.
That aside, this is a decent hotel for the budget. The staff were all very friendly but despite this I think I'll give the place a miss next time I'm in Colchester.
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Ramada Colchester Overview
The Ramada Colchester conveniently provides free parking for guests. Facilities at the hotel include meeting rooms, conference room(s) and a dry cleaning service. Facilities include a laundry service, a safe-deposit box and luggage storage. For the convenience of guests the hotel is wheelchair friendly with rooms and facilities catering to access. Birch Grove Golf Club, River Gipping and Brantham Athletic Football Club are within a 20 minute drive from the hotel.
For the comfort and safety of guests, the Ramada Colchester offers non-smoking rooms. Free wireless internet access is available. Rooms at the hotel include a coffee maker, tea and coffee making facilities and an iron. The ensuite bathrooms include a hair dryer. Also included are a flat-screen TV, cable / satellite channels and a safe.
Guests wishing to socialise can take advantage of the Ramada Colchester's bar, located on-site for your convenience.
University of Essex, Garrison A Cricket Ground and Colchester Zoo are within easy driving distance of the Ramada Colchester. For an easy and effortless check-in and departure experience, take advantage of the Ramada Colchester's express check-in/check-out feature which minimises the usual hassles letting you get on with your holiday. Staff at the front desk are available to assist you with any hotel enquiries you might have or with your travel needs. London Southend Airport (SEN) is a 60 minute drive from the hotel.