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Hotel

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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 84%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 550 reviews

Grade II-listed hotel closely involved in hotel management education

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At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi
Lift
Civil weddings
Outdoor parking

A superb building, this 18th-century Grade II listed country house hotel was once painted by Constable and is set in acres of magnificent parkland. Bedrooms, furnished to a very high standard, are split between the main house and the contemporary garden wing which is also home to the brasserie bar and restaurant and modern conference facilities. Public areas include the lounge and drawing room where guests can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea.

Rooms

  • En-suite rooms: 40
  • Family rooms: 6
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £85
  • Double room, minimum price: £85
  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year

Facilities

  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 150

Accessibility

  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu

Leisure

  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme

Conference

  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 174
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 180
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 70
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 22

Weddings

  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 180

Getting here

From A12 take exit signed Colchester. Follow A133 towards Clacton. Take B1027 for Wivenhoe, right on Boundry Road, right on Park Road, signed.

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Nearest airport

Stansted

Nearest train station

Colchester
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