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Wivenhoe House

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Re-opened in June 2012 after a £10 Million refurbishment, Wivenhoe House Hotel is a 17th Century country house, which is also home to the Edge Hotel School. Students at the school work alongside professionals, as they study for their degree in Hotel Management. There are 40 rooms, 16 in the main house and 24 in the more modern garden wing. The brasserie offers breakfast lunch and dinner daily, and afternoon tea is served in the drawing room daily. The panoramic views over the wooded parkland to he University of Essex, are stunning.
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Stayed here for a few nights and can highly recommend.. Lovely setting, friendly and helpful welcome at reception from ‘Luis’ .. Nicely decorated and clean rooms.. Evening meal taken in the ‘Brasserie’ was exceptional, great varied menu with excellent cocktail menu and
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I recently stayed one night at Wivenhoe house and I must say it was certainly worth the 60 mile round trip! Only 15 minutes from the excellent Colchester Zoo. The hotel is very easy to find and well signposted on the roads surrounding. My partner and I stayed in the deluxe room
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The hotel is lovely , a great entrance and superb reception when I arrived. I made my way to one of the rooms in the new building and was very pleasantly surprised with a great bed, Apple Mac and a really impressive bathroom. I relaxed on the balcony watching sport being played.
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Honestly food was really good cannot complain at all , we left full and happy . The service staff however seemed very lacking in knowledge of what they were doing . Very nervous and unsure . We would definitely recommend and return in future .
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A wedding anniversary gift. Very limited parking and no indication when we arrived that we had to register for free parking - only discovered this on leaving. Little choice of tables - the one we wanted by the window had not been reset (but was relaid five minutes after we
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The Portico Suite
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I don’t know but what I know is that bedrooms are great and beautiful. Also you in the middle of great heritage park
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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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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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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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The one I stayed in did. My wife has stayed there before and hers did so I anticipate that they all do. It was easy to use by the way.
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"Ask for park side if available"
"Rooms facing south are the sunniest of which 204 is possibly the nicest!"
"The lower priced rooms are in the modern extension, which are spacious and well furnished."
"Go for room in the old house"
"Larger rooms in the original hotel building"
US$96 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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