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Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe Park, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO4 3FA England
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Travellers' Choice
Based on the Suffolk, Essex border this hotel boasts a fantastic location, and there is plenty to see and explore in the local area. The hotel has a stylish brasserie offering a perfect combination of classic dishes and modern cuisine, in a relaxed, informal setting, and an outdoor terrace for dining alfresco on those balmy summer evenings. The brasserie and bar is open every day for lunch and dinner, or if you fancy something a little more special, why not enjoy our impressive afternoon teas, available all week. With luxury bedrooms suitable for families, to contemporary classic rooms perfect for a couple’s getaway, Wivenhoe House also offers incredible balcony rooms with views overlooking the breath-taking grounds and picturesque countryside. If you are searching for the ultimate British staycation this year, look no further than Wivenhoe House Hotel and discover the wonders it has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Molly wrote a review 23 Jan
Chelmsford, United Kingdom7 contributions
I just LOVE this place! To stay it is a beautiful hotel with beautiful grounds! Never had a bad nights sleep here! Me and my partner have stayed here on numerous occasions now and would definitely keep coming back. Though we’ve never tried the restaurant, the breakfast is amazing. We always opt for room service and it couldn’t be easier. Simply fill out a form and it’ll get dropped off in the morning. I’m quite fussy with a breakfast, no mushrooms or tomatoes ! Asked to substitute hashbrowns which wasn’t a problem. Pastries, Fruits, Yoghurts, Cereal, Toast. Juice, tea and coffee and the hot breakfast all included !!! Very good value for money, all around lovely stay and would continue to go back. We’ve also seen a wedding being set up on the grounds in the summer and I have to say it looked like a beautiful venue for it!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
SiobhanB569 wrote a review 17 Jan
Colchester, United Kingdom24 contributions10 helpful votes
We been to wivenhoe house for afternoon tea and Sunday lunch but never stayed. We booked a week before our stay. Room was really clean! Massive comfortable bed. Really impressed Drink- we sat at the bar for a few drinks and had some beautiful cocktails. Amelia (Spanish lady) was the bar person making our cocktails and she was lovely, really chatty and made us feel really welcome! She is a credit to your hotel! Food- stunning! Full of flavour and hot! Breakfast- buffet but full off choice! And hot! We were full to the brim! All the staff were very smart, welcoming and professional! We will definitely stay again!!! THANK YOU!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Oliver Brown, General Manager at Wivenhoe House
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Siobhan, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so pleased you enjoy you stay with us and that Amelia really made your visit special. Kind regards, Oliver J. Q. Brown General Manager
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Olivia G wrote a review 14 Jan
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked my works Christmas Party at Wivenhoe House and I have had many many reports of what a fantastic evening everyone had and what a great & stunning venue our party was held at! All staff were really friendly, very well presented and extremely helpful to all of the guests. The venue is absolutely beautiful, the nutcracker theme was fab and we wouldn’t hesitate to book again! A big thanks to Lisa for organising everything and for being so patient, and to all of the staff at Wivenhoe House for making our night so special. 100% recommend!!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Oliver Brown, General Manager at Wivenhoe House
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Olivia, Thanks you for your review, we are so pleased that you all enjoyed your Christmas party with us. All things considered, we had a really good Christmas and hope that it will be back bigger and better next year .... book early! Regards, Oliver J. Q. Brown General Manager
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Richard H wrote a review 9 Jan
Colchester, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Organised a family meal for 19 for my wife’s 50th birthday. The service was exceptional and the food and wine was first rate. All very reasonably priced. The choices were brilliant and catered for everyone, especially the children. Could not recommend more.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: No phone signal in the restaurant so brilliant to just log off for a few hours!!!
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Response from Oliver Brown, General Manager at Wivenhoe House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Richard, We are delighted with your review, thank you for taking the time to post it. We pride ourselves in offer the best food and service, consistently, at very affordable prices. Hope to see you again soon. Oliver J. Q. Brown General Manager
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MerseaRay wrote a review 6 Jan
Mersea Island, United Kingdom74 contributions18 helpful votes
The tables,food and staff were excellent, will return again next year. The six course meal was very good, if not better than expected.The staffs attention was perfect. The table entertainment was unexpected and much enjoyed.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Response from Oliver Brown, General Manager at Wivenhoe House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ray, We are so pleased to read how much you enjoyed NYE with us. An evening like that takes a combination of all things from the set up, the decor, the service, the food and the entertainment. Lots goes in to the planning and it seems we met, maybe exceeded you expectations. Thanks for posting your review, see you next year. Oliver J. Q. Brown General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wivenhoe House
Which popular attractions are close to Wivenhoe House?
Nearby attractions include Doomsday Escape Games (2.6 km), Escape Colchester (3.5 km), and Colchester Arts Centre (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wivenhoe House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Wivenhoe House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wivenhoe House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wivenhoe House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wooden Fender, Dr Chippy's, and Timbers.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wivenhoe House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Wivenhoe House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Wivenhoe House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Roman Circus Visitor Centre (3.8 km), Dutch Quarter (3.9 km), and The Claudius Gateway (3.4 km).
Does Wivenhoe House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Wivenhoe House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.