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Wivenhoe House

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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“afternoon tea”(116 reviews)
“hotel management”(39 reviews)
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Free Wifi
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Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
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4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited last year for one night, a recent 2 night stay was again, very enjoyable and relaxing, the room was very comfy, towelling robes etc. We used the bar (very extensive drinks and cocktail menu) and ate in the restaurant too (which we didn't...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our first visit to the Wivenhoe House Hotel. First impressions can be a little off putting. It is a stately old manor house in the grounds situated within the grounds of the University of Essex. The carpark looks a bit sad and there is renovation...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If only all hotels had staff as uniformly helpful and friendly as here. There was no obsequiousness, just a simple desire to ensure that your stay was as pleasant as possible. Couple this with a great location, well appointed rooms and good food and you...More

Thank mottyandfluff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful house and gorgeous surroundings. Staff were friendly and the rooms were gorgeous my only minus is that the rooms had no air conditioning and in the heat it was stifling and the fans didn’t do anything. Would definitely recommend. Lovely outside seating, peaceful and...More

Thank andreablackman
Reviewed 1 week ago

My disabled wife and I stayed at the Wivenhoe House Hotel for one night D,B&B on 29/07/2018.We stayed in room 201 which was very spacious with a very cumfy king size bed ,dressing gowns and slippers,tea and coffee facilities, a fan and a large balcony...More

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Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Room Service
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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US$108 - US$241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Details
Price range
US$108 - US$241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Tleliz
9 May 2018|
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Response from Norman L | Reviewed this property |
Like the majority of hotels, eating here in my opinion is pricey. However, Wivenhoe has no real alternatives, so you’re probably looking at a drive into Colchester, so You’re probably better off giving the hotel a go!£
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Tleliz
6 March 2018|
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Response from Norman L | Reviewed this property |
Not really, down to the ground floor, along a short corridor and you’re there. Stayed in The Constable Suite which I can highly recommend Enjoy!!
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Tleliz
28 February 2018|
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Response from Suziflooze | Reviewed this property |
All the dining areas are directly linked to or in the main old building, there’s a lovely breakfast room and lounge, and then there’s the modern brasserie downstairs attached to the back
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"Personally I prefer the rooms in the 'old' part of the hotel."
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"Room 201 on the second floor was very quiet with a lovely view from the balcony overlooking the gardens"
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"Certain rooms are available with balconies, ours didn't have one but I imagine it is worth asking..."
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"not sure what rooms are available but the standard room was more than adequate"
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