Built in the 14th century, The Rose and Crown Hotel is one of Colchester’s most iconic buildings. The 39 bedrooms are split between the original building and a purpose-built modern wing. We’re conveniently located if you’re looking for hotels near University of Essex or Colchester Zoo, with plenty of free parking. We’re one of the most popular wedding venues in Colchester, in fact we were voted as the Wedding Dates ‘Top Rated Regional Winner’ for the East of England for 2019.
Our traditional bar has a real log fire and our restaurant specialises in flavoursome, fresh cuisine – both are open to hotel guests and local residents alike. With several characteristic meeting rooms (including a 700 year old prison!), The Rose and Crown Hotel is the perfect place to stay in Colchester if you’re looking for some culture and a glimpse back in history in Britain’s oldest recorded town.
My wife and I enjoyed a great New Years Party last night. The atmosphere, food and DJ fantastic. We had an overnight stay and after a great nights sleep rose to a terrific full English breakfast. Thanks to Ricardo and his brilliant team for looking after us. Tony and Sian with great support from Misa, Joanna, Becky to name just a few. We will be back next year! Ian and Julia
New Years Eve Party
We all had a amazing time , brilliant food and service best night we have had for a works event in years and the the dj was brilliant , we all danced the night away , did not want to go home. We will be back for more events fantastic, Thank you to all involved from chefs to waiting staff and DJ.
Christmas event 18th December
If you are looking to stay in a place that makes you resemble the past of the 1st city in United Kingdom, this is the perfect place. Next to Colchester downtown, this medieval stile property, will offer you amazing rooms, beautiful pub and amazing food options. Its a very well recommended place to stay.
A piece of history in the middle of the city
The Rose & Crown is an excellent hotel for a stay in Colchester. Within 15 minutes walk of the centre it is perfectly placed to see all the attractions. The hotel itself is in a old 14th century coaching inn and has a lovely feel to it. The rooms are well maintained and staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was excellent and cooked freshly for you. Very nice bar area and they even have real ale. Would definitely recommend.
Rose & Crown
Conveniently situated not too far from the centre - 15 minutes walk. Or bus stop right outside. Spacious comfortable room at the end of a quiet corridor. Very friendly staff and the buffet breakfast was excellent. Car parking was good so we were able to explore some seaside locations. Would not hesitate to stay here again. (Bit late with my review but I forgot)
Well located hotel in an old building.
I had the mushroom and walnut burger and the chocolate tart (both Vegan) that were most delicious. Good choice for Vegans and Vegetarians. A very welcoming and cosy restaurant. I loved the open fire. Great service!
Lovely meal, highly recommend