Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

ex. Quality Hotel / Ramada

A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO7 7QY  show map
 3 stars
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Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Handicap parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Elevator
Meeting facilities

Catering service

Overview

The 3-star Dragonfly Hotel Colchester boasts good location not far from Forum Amusement Centre, Dedham Art & Craft Centre and Manning's Amusement Park. This stylish hotel dates from 1989 and was refurbished in 2001.

The castle and museums lie a short distance away. Guests can get to Colchester city center, which is 5 km away.

A local bus stop is 450 meters away. It takes about 45 minutes to get to London Southend airport by car.

Rooms

This property has 50 guestrooms including Executive Double Room and Standard Twin Room appointed with a laptop-size safe, a minibar, TV, coffee/tea makers and free Wi-Fi. The comfortable rooms feature the lake view. The guestrooms offer a soothing interior and carpet floor.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. Guests can relax in a warm atmosphere of an ideal on-site restaurant serving vegetarian meals. The hotel’s Onsite Restaurant While The serves snacks and sandwiches along with refreshing drinks.

Services

A meeting room, a business center and a banquet hall are also offered at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Trouser press
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO7 7QY

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City Center
  • Colchester
    2.8 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    50

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
Size: 230 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
    Executive Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
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    • Shower
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    Deluxe|Executive Double Room

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      Dragonfly Hotel Colchester photos Room
      Executive Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 45 sq. feet
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Dragonfly Hotel Colchester Colchester location
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        Hotel Address:

        A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO7 7QY

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Colchester
          2.8 mi
        Airports
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          50

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColchesterDragonfly Hotel Colchester

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Radcliffe Fishing Tackle Shop - 2.7 mi
        • Life Gallery - 2.9 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2.7 mi

        Places of interest

        • Royal British Legion - 2.2 mi
        • Sub Zero, Essex Uni - 2.4 mi
        • Manifest Theatre Group - 5.5 mi

        Convention centers

        Amusement

        • Megabowl - 2.2 mi
        • adventure land - 2.3 mi
        • little monkys - 2.5 mi
        • Colchester Billiard & Snooker Club - 2.7 mi
        • Mr Pools Club & Bar - 2.9 mi
        • The Showboat - 2.9 mi
        • Gala Bingo - 2.9 mi
        • Gala Clubs - 2.9 mi
        • Odeon Cinemas - 3.0 mi

        Museums

        • The Castle Museum - 2.7 mi
        • Hollytrees Museum - 2.7 mi

        Parks

        • Castle park - 2.6 mi

        Theaters

        • Gnome Magic - 1.1 mi
        • Charter Hall - 2.4 mi
        • Mercury Theatre - 3.0 mi

        Local attractions

        • The Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum - 3.0 mi
          Castle House, Castle Hill, Dedham
        • Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre - 5.9 mi
          New Road, Mistley
        • Rafi's Spicebox Ltd - 12.0 mi
          77 North Street, Sudbury
        • Dedham Art & Craft Centre - 3.5 mi
          Brook Street, Dedham
        • Gainsborough House - 11.9 mi
          46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          50

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColchesterDragonfly Hotel Colchester

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        Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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        Dragonfly Hotel Colchester Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

        Average guest rating

        6.6out of 10
        Good
        Based on 147 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          reception staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was a good size as was the bed. very comfortable room. Lounge areas light and comfortable.

          The dining room:- No table cloths, meals rather expensive, some staff seemed to lack basic training.

        • Single
          8.8

          The welcome and the staff. The room size is good and clean also very good location.

        • Single
          6.6

          I liked the easy parking, the comfortable room and the breakfast.

          I found it difficult to locate

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Reception staff were very helpful

          At first I thought the cost of meals was excessive - being a veggie the idea of paying £12 for a breakfast . I did miss some offers that were available until we were leaving

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          The choice of price for the brreakfasts

          Unfortunately we found a french fry on the dressing table chair!!!!!!! Hence only good for cleanliness of the room. Aoart from that everything was excellent.

        • Single
          7.8

          Staff were very helpful. The double room was spacious and comfortable for single occupancy.

          Fabric on the armchair was old and stained and the chair could not be positioned so that you could watch the TV.

        • Couple
          3.8

          To be honest everything was of a very poor standard, and I am not normally one to moan about anything

          Reception staff were not professional at all on arrival.Hotel itself needs updating, very old fashioned. Breakfast was very poor, cold food, had to ask for bread for toast, nothing topped up, not even busy at the time. Staff very unprofessional not cleaning tables properly etc. Bar staff charging different prices for same orders, then not even apologising for error. Room Key an absolute nightmare! Keptr de-magnetising so had to go back and for to be re-magnetised not ideal doing this at 11.30pm, still didn;t work after three times. Receptionist finally helping me to get into room after third time, totally unacceptable, would never visit again!!!Definately not worth the money whatsoever!!!!

        • Single
          7.4

          The reception staff were fantastic!

          Room was way too hot and the ac unit didn't work

        • Single
          6.2

          Edge of town location, away from troublesome youth, quiet respectable clientel. Would siut the more decerning traveller. Bit on the expensive side considering no breakfast included in the price. Would consider staying there again.

        • Group of friends
          3.2

          Nothing

          .On arrival the staff not found to be overly welcoming. I also had booked four rooms 2 double 2 twin but on arrival I was confronted with a issue of getting 3 doubles and 1 twin which wasnt suitable at all for my party. On complaining and asking for this to be amended the member of staff had a huge attitude problem who actually turned out to be the duty manager was very unhelpful and basicly told me there was nothing she could do. After a lot of arguing and attitude again I asked for the Head Office number to make a complaint only to get more attitude I have since wrote a serious letter of complaint to the head office awaiting their response. On top of this I found the hotel to be quite dirty one of the rooms w/c was dirty. Towels in a drawer and not in bathroom,no biscuits in any rooms other than one and that was one biscuit half eaten. Cooked breakfast you would be better jumping in the car and going to nearest Tesco as not good value for money. On ordering 4 Lattes in the bar it was found 1 was cold and the other 3 were hot milk only. Not a good experience at all. As I have stayed in the Ramada in quite a few countries but this was by far the most disspointing hotel I have ever stayed in and it was only for two nights

        • Single
          9.2

          I have previoulsy used Premier Inn at harwich, which is now pricing itself out of existence or being very greedy! I have discovered that your hotel is an excellent alternative!

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Good service from capable friendly staff. Restaurant and bar very good. Enjoyable restaurant atmosphere, unhurried, good food, well presented.

        • Single
          6.2

          The room was lovely & the shower was excellent.

          Very very difficult to find, especially if you do not no the area

        • Single
          7.8

          As I became ill during my stay, the courtesy, helpfulness and friendliness of the staff was much appreciated. They provided service above what would have been expected.

          Without a GPS it took me hours to find the hotel. Locals seemed unaware of it.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          It was quiet, the food was reasonable and not too expensive.

          It could do with a bit of money spent on it - it seems a bit tired.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Dragonfly Hotel Colchester Colchester location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO7 7QY

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Colchester
          2.8 mi
        Airports
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          50

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColchesterDragonfly Hotel Colchester

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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