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a wonderful, relaxing long weekend with my husband at Down Hall Country House. Staff were very pleasant and helpful, the accommodation was very good value for money.........the other stuff was a bit pricey but to be expected really. We would happily stay there anytime.
I stayed at the hotel because it was close to the airport and I could get a couple of hours more of sleep. The staffs were very friendly, I had diner at the town centre and it was surprisingly large, it was not a village as I expected. Most probably I will do the same if I have an early flight next ...
The Reception staff were friendly and welcoming and the offer of a glass of wine after check-in was a very stylish touch. The staff at breakfast were helpful and very friendly. Altogether our stay was an excellent experience.
We booked 1 night at this hotel & were expecting a standard family room for 2 adults & 1 child. On checking in we were given a free upgrade to a suite. We were very happy with the accommodation, which looked as if it had recently been refurbished. The bathroom was exceptionally nice, with a double ...
Lovely staff, nice warm welcome. The staff are like a 'family' and seem happy to be there which makes for a nice welcoming stay. The breakfast was delicious. However, the rooms may have everything that you need but they are now very tired and need redecorating as a minimum. If you just need somewhere ...
Overall the hotel was really excellent. The only problem we found that although we booked two rooms for the same price, one was far, far superior to the other.
From enchanting country hotels to value-for-money bed and breakfasts, Essex has a wonderful selection of romantic hotels for special weekend getaways or longer breaks. The western part of the county is home to London Stansted Airport, which offers flights to dozens of locations across Europe.
Close to the ancient city of Chelmsford, this impressive Grade II-Listed mansion welcomes around two million visitors each year to see its grand interior and beautiful grounds. It was designed in the 18th century in an elaborate Neo-Classical theme, and is one of the most popular wedding venues in East Anglia.
Visit the lively seaside resort of Clacton-on-Sea, which is known for its pleasure pier and pleasant sandy beaches, and has a good range of affordable hotels. Further south is the larger resort of Southend-on-Sea, most noted for its 1.3-mile-long pier that has stood since the early 19th century. Like other resorts, it also has plenty of accommodation ranging from deluxe hotels to budget friendly bed and breakfasts, and is less than 45 miles from central London by train.
There is widespread archaeological evidence that Colchester is the oldest recorded town in the county, referred to as far back as the 1st century AD, well before the Roman conquest of Britain. Once you've checked in at your romantic hotel, you can visit the town's imposing castle and observe Europe's biggest Norman Keep.
You could also book tickets to see a fantastic theatre show at the acclaimed Mercury theatre, which is just a half-mile walk along the High Street from the castle. Now that the vast majority of Essex hotels offer WiFi, you can easily book tickets to local attractions and make restaurant reservations online from the comfort of your room.
In the northwest of the county, you can visit the charismatic market town of Saffron Walden, which could easily be nominated for the title of Essex's most picturesque settlement. On the outskirts is the splendid country mansion known as Audley End House, which is a striking example of Jacobean architecture and is easily accessible from hotels in west Essex via the M11.