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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG England
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#3 of 22 hotels in Colchester
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GreyFriars has 26 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, including a number of Grand Luxe Signature Suites, Deluxe Suites and Junior Suites. All rooms are designed and fitted to match 5* standards and feature beautiful marble bathrooms or shower rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
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timothybowring wrote a review Nov 2021
benfleet, essex23 contributions
Gorgeous place! Exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated, we stayed in a junior suite for the “romance package” which included a three course meal but we decided to choose the ala carte menu at a slightly extra cost, we’ve stayed in a few luxury hotels but this was the best so far, we had the Colchester seafood cocktail followed by 8 oz fillet steak ( and the best “chips” ever) and the pigeon followed by beef wellington, too full for dessert we decided on the cheeseboard as room service later on in the evening, the staff were wonderful! Very welcoming and nothing too much trouble, the junior suite was spacious and had a beautiful marble bathroom with everything we needed, and breakfast was exactly what we was expecting after the delicious meal the night before, highly recommended this place! We will definitely be back, and such wonderful value for money too
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Date of stay: November 2021
PaulRyan_13 wrote a review Nov 2021
Brentwood, United Kingdom18 contributions2 helpful votes
We decided to have a midweek night away and go shopping in Colchester and tried The Greyfriars Hotel - what a fabulous experience! Car park was not clearly signposted, but soon found - plenty of parking at the rear of the hotel with a stunning and massive tree and outside terrace - we must go back in the Summer! All aspects of this hotel were fantastic - service, staff, room facilities - massive and comfortable bed and bathroom to die for, bar, dining room and excellent standard and presentation of food and service in the restaurant. Excellent attention to detail at all levels - we will definitely return to this absolute gem.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: Room was quiet and warm - bathroom underfloor heating.
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laurah1970 wrote a review Nov 2021
essex uk5 contributions4 helpful votes
We had such a superb experience and were made to feel like VIPs. There is a new manager in place and the service has extremely improved since our last visit. We had top quality service and excellent food.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Judy R wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
We booked the package deal including a dog friendly room which included a meal in the restaurant which was lovely the staff are absolutely lovely in particular the receptionist was very caring and kind, the only problem was that there was nowhere you could take your dog apart from the room not even in the bar of which I explained was no point in having a dog friendly hotel as this was misleading the receptionist said she would take my comments on board with her manager. In my opinion the rooms are dated very clean but the beds are not comfortable mattress feels old and the bar is not really a bar it only has soft drinks
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Sima H wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions4 helpful votes
What an awful place.They are extremely judgemental and rude. If you ever go through domestic violence do not stay there x
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US$142 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandEssexColchester
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Frequently Asked Questions about GreyFriars
Which popular attractions are close to GreyFriars?
Nearby attractions include Escape Colchester (0.3 km), Castle Park (0.2 km), and Colchester Castle Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at GreyFriars?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at GreyFriars?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at GreyFriars?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at GreyFriars?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to GreyFriars?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Chippy's, Miseria & Nobilta', and Mirra.
Is GreyFriars located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Colchester.
Are any cleaning services offered at GreyFriars?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does GreyFriars offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to GreyFriars?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Roman Circus Visitor Centre (0.9 km), Dutch Quarter (0.5 km), and The Claudius Gateway (0.1 km).
Is GreyFriars accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.