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 a hotel near University of Essex or Colchester Zoo, and we’re the perfect hotel for weddings or celebrations of any kind, with plenty of free parking and a ‘Secret Garden’. 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.
Stayed here for 2 nights in June. Very good hotel,excellent food and service, rooms very clean nice shower Comfy bed. It got quite warm at night but fans are supplied which helped a lot. As I was going to miss breakfast the hotel did me an early morning continental to take away..much appreciated. Would I stay here again?.. definitely.
We recently held our Masonic Ladies Festival at The Rose & Crown Hotel, Colchester, and it could not have been a better venue. From the early planning, Lisa Grantham was exceptionally helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for her. The evening was a great success, the food was excellent, not one complaint or moan from 135 guests, only praise for the service. The team of waiters and waitresses were superbly managed by Stefan, who ensured all of our guests were well treated. Our evening was a great success, we were most definitely looked after by the whole team on duty that evening. Thank you!
Masonic Ladies Festival
Sunday lunch has never been as good as it gets here!! I very reluctantly share this information in fear of Sundays selling out! Easily the best Roast option in Colchester!! Staff is lovely and the beautiful Tudor pub feels ancient and welcomes you.. I go there every Sunday if I can!! Ps. The best sticky toffee pudding on the planet!
Home away from home
Had a great night watching the amazing Laura Butler's Amy Winehouse tribute act in a lovely old (possibly haunted!) hotel. The 3 course meal that was included was exceptional, ALL the staff were amazing and attentive to our needs, couldn't recommend enough. Can't wait to go back 5 star.
Amy Winehouse Tribute & Dinner