Poor facilities & something dodgy about it.
Posted Jan 9, 2015
Stayed here for New Years Eve with my girlfriend and 6 others, all in separate rooms.
Despite paying in full online for my room they were insistent on taking my card number and security code in case they needed to charge me for any extras... After reading other reviews where people had been charged for things they had not bought and even in some cases charged again for the room, I assured I would definitely NOT be paying for any extras and refused to give her my card details.
In total we had four rooms and we were split up between 2 buildings and 2 floors which was irritating.
No food was allowed in the rooms and they had a long list of billable offences that were ridiculously overpriced... For example, we were provided with one room key for the two of us and a replacement key, if this was lost or stolen, would have cost us £15! Are you serious? 15!? Really??
The room and bed were nice, comfy and well decorated with the exception of the bathroom which was, in my kindest words, a wet room in a wardrobe. Felt like a portaloo at a festival. Very plasticy and the room just had a drain in the middle for when the shower inevitably flooded the whole thing; water pressure was fine by the way.
In all we had a good night sleep after a good night out in Colchester, but you get the impression that the owners are after your money in anyway they can, sometimes by outright stealing it.
I would NOT recommend staying here and I would suggest you check your bank statements when home.