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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have often recommended clients and suppliers use this hotel. However that may be about the change. I met some clients there recently - they were paying accommodation guests of the hotel plus a group of 5 of us bought drinks there - and not only did I come away with a big drinks bill (which is fair enough) but...

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1Thank Jim F
Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fifth stay this year at Marks Tey. Always spotlessly clean and comfortable. Staff friendly and cooperative. Although wear and tear in places due to the age of the hotel nothing unsafe or not fit for purpose. The hotel is well placed next to the A12 but not too near for noise. Spacious dining area and fully stocked bar lounge. Excellent...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here on business and unfortunately didn't get to research before booking. First impressions of the entrance / reception area were very good. It would seem at some point this was a good hotel. The room I was provided with was shocking. Stains all over the wall, what looked like blood on the curtains, carpet was thread bare and generally...

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1Thank ljl1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was booked 1 nights stay through work. Filled in the tablet at reception for my vehicle registration. 1 month later I have received a parking fine for £100. The times given for the fine I was at work. Now I have to gather evidence too support this. I have better things to be doing with my spare time. Also...

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Marks Tey H, Manager at BEST WESTERN Marks Tey Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Please accept my apologies that you inadvertently received a parking charge notice whilst using the hotel and its facilities. It is not our intention to penalise any genuine user of the hotel so to that end if you would care to contact us and give us your details we will be happy to assist you with your charge....

Brightlingsea, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem, the afternoon tea was outstanding and certainly under priced. We had tea for 7, 5 adults & 2 children and there was plenty of food, which included sandwiches and cakes with a lovely scone, we had a choice of 6 loose leaf teas, delicious and choices of other tea bagged tea. It was not rushed...

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Thank Marlene C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been going to the Marks Tey hotel for years to the events evenings and parties. Great Nights and we would book a room. We often pop in for a Bar meal with our Sons and grandchildren. Now they have decide that booking you car in at reception for just an evening meal is a great...

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2Thank Martin L
Northop Hall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancee and I came to Colchester for a two night stay, to visit her nephew who is in the army. First impressions are indeed of the Crossroads Motel! It looks and feels dated, I would rate it a 3 star personally, we didn't use the pool and gym so can't comment on that. On arrival we went for a...

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from an overnight stay here. Have to echo most of the recent reviews, staff helpful and friendly, clean hotel with visible cleaners, comfy beds, nice swimming pool, steam room and sauna but the room we stayed in could do with updating - just a bit dated. From the looks of it some rooms have been done so...

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1Thank Lee H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stayed one night early November. First thoughts were the hotel looks like crossroads motel from the outside! Paid extra for an executive double. You get water and one towelling robe for the extra money!? Room very dated and depressing, although the bed was very comfy and the shower very powerful. Breakfast perfectly adequate. Did not use the pool. I hope...

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1Thank sarah m
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stayed for a couple of nights in October and although the Leisure facilities were fantastic the actual bedroom could do with a revamp (threadbare carpets, screw holes in the walls and soggy mattress). On the plus side the breakfast was fantastic in both choice and quality so top marks to the kitchen staff

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Marks Tey H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Marks Tey Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest Many thanks for your review and comments. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take your points on board and action where possible. We will shortly begin a bedroom refurbishment which will incorporate the carpets and decor mentioned in your review. On the plus side I am pleased you enjoyed the breakfast and leisure facilities. Kind regards Paul...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A delightful hotel and leisure club situated on the outskirts of Britain's oldest recorded town. The BEST WESTERN Marks Tey provides 110 comfortable bedrooms, a range of meeting and events rooms able to accommodate up to 200 people, The Brasserie Restaurant, Lounge & Bar, and extensive leisure club facilities including indoor pool, hair & beauty salon, tennis courts, steam room, sauna and air conditioned gym. Free wifi and parking are available for guests. Within easy reach of Colchester Zoo, Witham, Tiptree, Coggeshall and the Eastways, and Braintree Business Parks, the BEST WESTERN Marks Tey is the ideal choice for business and leisure travellers looking for a hotel in Colchester near to the A12 and Marks Tey railway station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Marks Tey Hotel

Address: London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester CO6 1DU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Marks Tey
Price Range: RM246 - RM386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Marks Tey Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 110
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“Staff will move you if not full to another room if you wish.”
 of 5 bubbles stephenbP7534ZZ, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We didn't stay in the hotel, just used the tea room.”
 of 5 bubbles 129MarleneC, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“keep away from south facing rooms in the summer.”
 of 5 bubbles alastairrr, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“stay on the bottom floor nearish to reception & was quite &[plesent enough”
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“Overlooking the carpark at front was quiet.”
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