We stayed in a family room as 3 adults as a place to stop over for a works Christmas party. The room was a great size and the bathroom was huge! Great hot and powerful shower and two sinks and enough mirrors for everyone! Slightly out dated/mismatched bathroom suite but perfectly usable and clean.On a surface level the room was clean, although it needs a good clean under the beds (having looked under them to check for anything left behind) but otherwise fine. The owners were super helpful in texting all the details for check in- very clear to follow. Great value overall, would use again for sure thank you!
Anna thank you for your feedback and the many positive points you have made and we have noted all your comments.Thank yu for choosing us for your stay.
Reviewer: Anna | Sun 26th Nov 2023 | 1 day ago
Very affordable for a massive room.
thank you for your excellent feedback
Reviewer: JB | Wed 8th Nov 2023 | 2 weeks ago
We were impressed with the room we had as it was both clean and comfortable as well as being bigger than we were expecting. In a town which doesn't accommodate dogs in many places, we were very happy to find this place. Would stay again.
Karen thank you for your review and we are delighted to read that we suited you and your dogs.
Reviewer: Karen| Fri 3rd Nov 2023 | 3 weeks ago
We just needed a stop for a nights sleep ahead of onwards travel, our room was clean and comfortable with a good en-suite bathroom. Perfect for our needs. Thanks
Nathan thank you for your review and telling us about your stay with us.
Reviewer: Nathan| Thu 2nd Nov 2023 | 3 weeks ago
We booked 2 rooms, a double and a twin, whilst attending an open day atUniversity of Essex in Colchester. Its a 10 min drive from the University. We stayed at Mile End Road. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed for our stay, microwave, iron, ironing board, kettle, hairdryer, tea & coffee, and free wifi. The heating could also be controlled individually in each room. There is a pub serving food just 3 mins down the road. We would definitely stay here again.
Helen thank you for your informative feedback and for choosing us for your stay
Reviewer: Helen S | Mon 30th Oct 2023 | 4 weeks ago
I had a sweet little room with an en-suite and it was verywell equipped. It had hair dryer, iron, ironing board, kettle, fridge, microwave sky tv and towels were provided along with tea, coffee it hot chocolate. Entry to the property couldn’t be easier. I throughly enjoyed my night here
Caroline thank you so much for your excellent feedback and for choosing us for your stay.
Reviewer: Caroline| Sun 22nd Oct 2023 | 1 month ago
Perfect accommodation in a great location for our needs, comfortable room had all we needed for the duration of our stay and was a great cup of coffee to wake up to too. We’ll definitely be back as and when we need to be down South again
Reviewer: Lisa| Sun 8th Oct 2023 | 1 month ago
Rooms very small but clean and comfortable. Handy to have a fridge.Stairs are very steep and verging on dangerous especially when carrying cases.Dubious person staying in room 4 who was clearly smoking and drinking heavily. I had to help her down the stairs as she was drunk at 9am.
Andrew thank your feedback and the positive comments you have made and in particular about cleanliness. We do make it very well known on our website and in the confirmations you were sent that we have quite steep stairs so this wont suit everyone. Clearly we have no control over what guests do privately and are only involved if this disturbs other guests but from your comments, thank you for assisting this other guest and thank you for custom.
Reviewer: Andrew H | Fri 29th Sep 2023 | 1 month ago
The location a few minutes’ walk from Colchester Station, access arrangements and amenities in the room were all good. However I was in a front room looking over a very busy road and the traffic noise until late evening and from 5.30 am made it difficult to sleep.
Suzanne thank you for telling us anout your stay and the positive comments you have made. We are sorry you found it noisy although we do make it well known both on our website and in confirmations we send that the Bergholt Road is a busy road located near a busy main train station. Over the years we have had many guests tell us that they find our place quieter than the many more expensive hotels in the town centre but I suppose it depends on what noise levels you are used to at home. Should you look to stay with us again though, you can always request a room at the rear of the property and we would do our best to accommodate. Thanks once again.
Reviewer: Suzanne N | Thu 14th Sep 2023 | 2 months ago
Found this place on Google as it was cheaper than everywhere else when we decided very spontaneously to spend our first child-free night since our daughter was born. Honestly, it was probably cleaner and had better accommodation and hygiene etiquette than any of the more expensive hotels we considered. Everything was simple and easy, from check in/out to having the necessities to have a relaxing stay. 6/5 stars xx
Lily thank you so much for your wonderful comments and its always a pleasure for us to receive such great feedback. Congratulations too on the birth of your daughter and I am surem any people reading will relate to that first child free night feeling and thank you for staying with us.
Reviewer: Lily | Sun 10th Sep 2023 | 2 months ago
I spent two nights and found every aspect of my stay to be excellent. The room was clean and comfortable. Everything you needis catered for -hair dryer, iron, microwave, fridge, tv, fan/heating and wi-fi.I have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation and am a very satisfied guest 😊
Jennie thank you for your ecellent feedback and for choosing us for your stay
Reviewer: Jennifer W | Fri 8th Sep 2023 | 2 months ago
Easy to check in , room was clean and comfortable,amenities were great lovely en suite.Would definitely stay again and recommend
Lynn is very rewarding for us to hear such positive comments and thanks you for staying with us.
Reviewer: Lynn| Sun 3rd Sep 2023 | 2 months ago
We were happy with the accomodation. Rooms were cleaned and comfortable. Would recommend it to everyone for short stay.
Reviewer: Růžena P | Sun 3rd Sep 2023 | 2 months ago
The railway sleeper lodge was clean and tidy, an ideal place to stay. Easy and convenient to public transport. Would stay again.
Thank you very much for giving us such good feedback.
Reviewer: Merv Y | Sat 2nd Sep 2023 | 2 months ago
Lovely place very clean definitely stay again went to colchester castle 25 min walk
Deborah thank you for your very positive review.
Reviewer: Deborah O | Mon 28th Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
Great place for me to stop , very convenient for the work I was doing, the added facilities Fridge, Microwave where extremely useful tooMaybe some MR Muscle down the small sink
Reviewer: Peter | Wed 23rd Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
No mess, no fuss. Its very compact but neat and comfortable. Good parking, easy access and nice little room.
Judith thank you for your review
Reviewer: Judith I | Wed 23rd Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
Accommodation was very tight but functional. Room had all you need; microwave and fridge were a great amenity and helped save money on eating out. General cleanliness wasn't perfect but sheets/towels were clean. Location was great - Bus stop opposite the building or easy walking distance to main train station, local supermarket/retail park and town center.Would definitely book again.
Reviewer: Emily M | Tue 22nd Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
The room was spotless & comfortable. I even had a nice view out of the window.I’d come here again, anytime.
Ann thank you so much for your great review and for staying with us.
Reviewer: Ann G | Sun 20th Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
We were in room 4 which is at the front of the house next to a busy road. The room was stuffy so we kept the windows open but the traffic noise was loud.Stairs really steep, don’t book if you have mobility issues.Cleanliness good.
Catriona thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear your good comments about cleanliness. We do avertise our property as being on a busy road and as we have compact rooms with steeps stairs it wont ideally suit those with mobility issues so this is well known at the time of booking and thank you for your custom.
Reviewer: Catriona W | Sun 20th Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
Excellent location, about 5 mins from the train station. About 15 minutes into town. Plenty of local takeaways, and restaurants locally.Fresh room, although upstairs had a child that could be heard running, although it wasn’t too bad, and these things happen.
Matt thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us.
Reviewer: Matt | Sat 19th Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
This was a good value practical overnight stay, a spotlessly clean and well-equipped though very small en-suite room. Stairs very steep and needed care coming down. Booking-in completely anonymous but efficient.
Reviewer: David G | Thu 10th Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
The railway sleepers lodge is exactly what they advertise. Compact, comfortable and clean.Had a great nights sleep, followed by a hot shower whatmore can you ask for at that price.I will definitely stay there again. Jon
Jon thank you for your review and we are most pleased that we met your expectations.
Reviewer: Jon C | Mon 7th Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
Only stayed for one night. The room was small but clean. No food is available but the is a nice pub just down the road that serves food.
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us
Reviewer: John L | Sat 5th Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
The 2 bedroom ground floor apartment was very compact, but to be fair the facilities did match the budget price. Sadly the people renting the apartment above us partied loudly until 4am, so we did not get much sleep. Also the front bedroom by the main road had little sound insulation from the noise of cars driving past, so bring ear plugs.
Reviewer: Piers | Thu 3rd Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
Great little place, goes beyond in regards to amenities, in comparison to similar priced hotels. Albeit, you would not find a hotel at this price in this town with the amenities provided here. Doesn’t claim to be anything it isn’t, does exactly what it says on the tin. Comfortable couple of nights sleep. You shouldn’t be disappointed.
Chas thank you for your feedback and detailed review.
Reviewer: Chas S | Wed 2nd Aug 2023 | 3 months ago
It was adequate to what I expected. Clean and tide. Little bit narrow when arriving four adult, but good for night sleeping.
Thank you for your review
Reviewer: Aiga S | Mon 31st Jul 2023 | 3 months ago
Great communication and lovely room (bigger than the pictures looked). Highly recommend.
Eleanor thank you for your feedback which is most helpful.
Reviewer: Eleanor L | Sat 29th Jul 2023 | 4 months ago
I came across this little place whilst trying to find some affordable accommodation (hotels in the area have sky rocketed!) so we could visit a friend and the zoo, I didn’t know what to expect if I’m honest but thought we can deal with it for 1 night, I was VERY pleasantly suprised! The bed was very comfy it was clean, nice size eventhough compact it didn’t feel “too small” and was very handy having the fridge,microwave in the room as I could bring the kids milk and heat it up easily and we also had enough room to store all our snacks! I’m just gutted we didn’t book a second night! It’s definitely on our list for our future visits as a place to stay!
Lorna thank you for such wonderful feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay
Reviewer: Lorna | Sun 23rd Jul 2023 | 4 months ago
Clean and comfortable did what it said on the tin i would recomend this accommodation
Thank for your feedback
Reviewer: King N | Sun 23rd Jul 2023 | 4 months ago
Lovely place to stay everythingu need shame the people above was makingso much noise they didn't think about people below
Ellen thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear you were disturbed by other guests
Reviewer: Ellen C | Sat 22nd Jul 2023 | 4 months ago
Needed somewhere to stay to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex and this place ended up being excellent. The text messages with instructions were clear, including small details that can add to ‘stress’ such as where exactly to park.It’s not a 5 star hotel which is doesn’t claim to be but they’re clean and simple if you’re just after somewhere to stay, shower and sleep. Highly recommend. Colchester itself was also a surprise, the Main Street in the centre was immaculate with wonderful places to have a few drinks and some food.
Rob many thanks for your informative review and we are most pleased to read such good comemnts and thank you for staying with us.
Reviewer: Rob | Sat 22nd Jul 2023 | 4 months ago
We have just enjoyed a two day stay at this very comfortable, clean, and what we thought was aVery comfortable large family room , with a medium size fridge, kettle, mugs, tea and coffee, sugar and milk on the hospitality tray oh and a couple of biscuits, also three small drinking orange juice and three small bottles of water, also an iron ,ironing board, upright fan/heater. A very large bathroom, with large bath, separate large shower toilet, and bidet. Tv.A big bed , and single bed. Extra blankets if needed. A very very long road but quiet. We both had a very good sleep. some parking at the front, but more on the road at certain times just look at the signs. The staff we did meet were very helpful. We walked to a pubcalled the Dog and Pheasant and had a very good meal and drinks, it’s a long walk but worth it. For the money paid we thought the accommodation was presented very well and we think went above our expectations.
Thank you very much for your review and its very pleasing for us to read such positive comment.
Reviewer: Mrs A | Sat 22nd Jul 2023 | 4 months ago
Small compact room which had everything you require , I would suggest if you are travelling as couple that your plans do not revolve around staying in the room and your day is spent out and about . However , it was ideal for us , we had plans for the 2 days there and in the evening , the room was just a place to sleep . The room was clean , warm , tidy, there was a pull up side table , tea/coffee facilities, a fridge and microwave. The owner was very nice , polite and contactable. Plenty of instructions , points of interests and information on walls. The base is very near to the train station , a petrol station and shop nearby and a pub that does food less than a mile away . For our plans over the 2 days this premises suited us and would definitly book again should we need to come to Essex again
Dawn your feed back is very useful to us and yes you did stay in the smallest room we have as we generally recommend this for just one person but depending on what your plans are it suits come couple and thank you for your custom
Reviewer: DAWN | Thu 20th Jul 2023 | 4 months ago
Clean and tidy, does need an update, however, still a pleasant stay, all the essential gadgets to get you by for the night. Nice and spacious bathroom, good sized rooms , would stay again.
Joshua thank you for your feedback
Reviewer: Joshua B | Sun 9th Jul 2023 | 4 months ago
Second time we have stayed with these guys and as good as ever.room has everything you want in it and very clean. We stay here then walk to the train station and head into London,pub just down the road which is handy as well.
Aaron thank you for your contiinued custom and your very positive review of your stay which is most helpful to us.
Reviewer: Aaron| Sat 8th Jul 2023 | 4 months ago
nice and cleanvery well equiped all we needed was there.the room was a bit small for 2 adults but managable.
Diana thank you for your review and we do agree the small double although it has a double bed, we recommend for sole occupancy..
Reviewer: Diana C | Sun 2nd Jul 2023 | 4 months ago
We had a short but nice stay. It is very close to the main Colchester station which was perfect for us. Cozy and exactly what we needed.
Chris thank you for chooisng to stay with us and for your very positive feedback.
Reviewer: Chris | Sun 2nd Jul 2023 | 4 months ago
Clean and well equipped. Close to the station and bus routes.
Thank you for your excellent feedback which is most important to us
Reviewer: Jean | Sun 18th Jun 2023 | 5 months ago
I stayed here for 5 nights as a single female guest. The rooms are well equipped, well kept and have a comfortable bed. Nice addition of a housekeeper daily if required. This property is situated on a lovely quiet residential road with a nice walk to the local town, shops, pub and hospital. The check-in and out process is simple and convenient and the host has been excellent in communication in booking and extending my stay. I have felt very safe at all times at this property and would highly recommend it.
Clair thank you for telling us about your stay and we are delighted to read such positive feedback and thank you for staying with us.
Reviewer: Clair| Fri 16th Jun 2023 | 5 months ago
We had 3 double rooms. All very clean with ensuites.Information for contactless booking in, was timely and very usefull.Easy to find and car park was a bonus.Would definitely recommend and will use again.Overall great service. Thank you.
Brian thank you for sharing your feedback and its very rewarding for us to read such positive comments and thank you for staying with us
Reviewer: Brian A | Thu 15th Jun 2023 | 5 months ago
Amazing location!! Barely 10 minute walk to the train station and you can walk to the center of Colchester. Room was simple, but everything you needed. Would recommend staying here if in Colchester.
Great to hear and thank you for your feedback
Reviewer: Maddy | Tue 30th May 2023 | 6 months ago
Half hour drive to Stena-line. The rooms were clean and tidy and prices are good. Checkinn without hassle.
Thank you for your comments and we are pleased to hear your feedback on cleanliness and prices.
Reviewer: Eric M | Tue 30th May 2023 | 6 months ago
You get what you pay for a good budget room
Thank you for your feedback
Reviewer: Mr F | Wed 24th May 2023 | 6 months ago
The children loved staying here. They explored every nook and cranny and were particularly impressed with the hot chocolate and orange juice!It was an ideal stop over for the night before visiting Colchester Zoo.Thank you.
Thank you for your review and great to hear
Reviewer: Anne W | Sun 14th May 2023 | 6 months ago
The Railway Sleeper Lodge is super clean , very comfortable with all amenities required when you have to travel. There is ample parking in a quiet area of Colchester. The easy check in check out system works perfectly. For us it is all the little extras in the rooms that makes us choose The Railway Sleeper. Keep up the good service Guys.
Thank you for telling us what your experience was like and it helps us to know what guests value and thank you for your custom
Reviewer: Terence S | Wed 10th May 2023 | 6 months ago
I’ve stayed at both of the Railway Sleeper Lodges before so I knew exactly what to expect and I wasn’t disappointed.This time I was in the small double room which describes it to a tee.Small yet very functional with a very comfortable bed and everything you might need for an overnight stay.Small fridge with complimentary drinks is a nice touch as is the microwave oven if you don’t fancy a takeaway.The power shower in the immaculate bathroom is superb and everything is very clean and tidy.Have stayed before and will stay againThank tou
Shane thank you and your feedback is mots valuable to us.
Reviewer: Shane | Wed 10th May 2023 | 6 months ago
communication and check very convenient, there us tea, cooled orange juice, tidy rooms. We expected small rooms and they are. Car could be parked in front of the house, great! Strange: the room was totally overheated when we came and we could not stop the heater in the bathroom.
Hartmut thank you for your great feedback much appreciated. All heaters in the room and bathrooms can be controlled up or down using numbered valve on them.
Reviewer: Hartmut W | Thu 4th May 2023 | 6 months ago
Lovely and central to the town & very quiet and peaceful at night.Led lights my children loved, nice touch!Immaculately clean and luxurious bathroom.Plenty of room for 3 of us.Only thing room 7&8 opposite spoke very loudly and woke us up at the crack of dawn! And there was no hand towels
Joanna thank you for your excellent feedback and are sorry to hear you were woken up early by noisy guests
Reviewer: Joanna| Sat 29th Apr 2023 | 7 months ago
Booked a few nights here and was very happy with my stay, check in was really easy, the rooms I stayed in was very comfortable and tidy, will be definitely staying again...
We really appreciate you telling us about your stay and thenk you for your custom
Reviewer: Matt | Sat 29th Apr 2023 | 7 months ago
Everything needed, great hospitality tray of drinks including juice and water in the fridge.Very well organised no hassle checking in or out.
Thank you for your review and sharing your experience of staying with us.
Reviewer: Julie | Wed 26th Apr 2023 | 7 months ago
Stayed over a bank holiday this is one of the best places I've stayed in a while clean room was well kitted out the people who owned it help me out I mucked the booking up many thanks enjoyable stay
Thank you for your excellent feedback.
Reviewer: Robert| Wed 26th Apr 2023 | 7 months ago
Clean, tidy convenient at fair price.Did the job
Thank you for your review which is most helpful to us
Reviewer: Steve R | Fri 21st Apr 2023 | 7 months ago
Good easy checkin. Nice room with fresh linen. Nice big bathroom with clean towels.
Thank you for your feedback
Reviewer: Karen A | Sun 9th Apr 2023 | 7 months ago
Easy check hassle free good rooms with everything you need. Complimentary drinks provided. Dogs allowed very impressed.
Jody thank you and your feedback is very important to us.
Reviewer: Jody M | Fri 7th Apr 2023 | 7 months ago
We booked last minute due to a family emergency, travelling a long way to Colchester.Martin was very friendly and helpful,the information he sent was clear and concise.Room clean and comfortable and very good value for money as the hotel very close to station and city centre.
Amy thank you for such positive feedback and for staying with us.
Reviewer: Amy A | Thu 6th Apr 2023 | 7 months ago
I like it, it has all the necessary things, comfortable bed, working appliances, small fridge and small microwave.
Reviewer: Tihomira T | Fri 31st Mar 2023 | 8 months ago
The Railway Lodge was suited to our needs on this occasion the host was accommodating as we had to check in early that day
Thank you for taking time to review your stay
Reviewer: OWEN H | Fri 31st Mar 2023 | 8 months ago
Lovely little place to stay walkable from the station and only 5 minutes from the town centre we came down for a wedding easy to to check immaculately clean rooms beds were really comfortable shower was a proper power shower complimentary free drinks in the fridge was a lovely touch if your looking for somewhere close to town centre and affordable you can’t go wrong here.
Thank you for telling us about your stay and we are delighted to hera such positive feedback
Reviewer: Darren| Tue 28th Mar 2023 | 8 months ago
The lodge is a detached house 10 minutes walk from the main station.It was warm and comfortable. There was a shower room, a TV, fridge and microwave. For breakfast there was a garage a few minutes walk away but 15 minutes walk away was a McDonald's and a 24 hour asda.
Thank you for feedback which is very important to us.
Reviewer: Paul D | Fri 24th Mar 2023 | 8 months ago
I'm used to staying in one of the two larger hotel chains whilst travelling for work. This place was cheaper, very well equipped and great to be able to contact the owners (great communication) if required. Not a massive room, but 'very clean' and with additional items (microwave, fridge, iron/board) and most importantly, free parking. Would definitely stay here again, if in the area. Many thanks.
Reviewer: Stuart | Sun 4th Dec 2022 | 11 months ago
This was my second stay at The Railway Sleeper in Colchester. The booking and instructions were easy. The bedroom/sheets and ensuite shower/toilet were very clean. The microwave and fridge were ideal for evening meal and breakfast. Complimentary tea and drinks were very welcome after a long drive.
Paul thank you for your very positive feedback which is very important to us and as a returning customer thank you once again for your custom.
Reviewer: Paul H | Sat 26th Nov 2022 | 1 year ago
Loved it. Got more things in the hotel room than most, like a little fridge! Quaint rooms, clean, secure and homely. Great that it’s 24hr as well! Will 100% be staying again.
Teri thank you for your great feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future
Reviewer: Teri B | Thu 17th Nov 2022 | 1 year ago
Clean, presentable with all the necessary amenities. Great location, great instructions for the unstaffed accommodation. Would highly recommend.
Reviewer: Peter | Sun 6th Nov 2022 | 1 year ago
Lovely stay and will be back
Reviewer: Anthony B | Wed 2nd Nov 2022 | 1 year ago
I found the accommodation really good value the room was clean comfortable and had everything for a short stay the complementary drinks were an added bonus. The location was good as I wanted somewhere close to the railway station about a 7 minute walk and ther was a retail park with food outlets across the road .The self check was also not a problem receiving a text with the door code on the afternoon of stay On the whole very good value for the price and would not hesitate to stay again
Reviewer: Keith H | Wed 2nd Nov 2022 | 1 year ago
Much roomier than we anticipated, very comfortable beds; the provision of a microwave and fridge enhanced the convenience of the provision and enabled us to relax together after the busy days we spent. As we travelled by train it could hardly have been handier. Thank you.
Reviewer: Phyllis S | Thu 27th Oct 2022 | 1 year ago
Absolutely amazing stay, we loved our huge room we were slightly worried when we didn't have an ensuite until we saw our private bathroom! just nezt door too it had an amazing shower and a huge bath!the room was beautiful the fridge was stocked with complimentary bottles of water and cartons of orange juice which we consumed happily after a night on the town there was plenty of tea and coffee which was a bonus! we all really enjoyed our stay and would definatly book again but fully understand if you ban us from bringing false nails/eyelashes we did try to find them all.should add communication was on point during booking and our stay and we found the useful numbers card useful 👍
Tracy we really appreciate your feedback and are delighted you had a great time and that our accommodation suited your needs nd hope to see you again in the future.
Reviewer: Tracy H | Tue 25th Oct 2022 | 1 year ago
Nice lodge with everything you could need.Bottled Water, microwave, feee tea & coffee, iron …I would have give 5 stars if the mattress was of good quality
Reviewer: Jules L | Sat 15th Oct 2022 | 1 year ago
Clean and comfortable. Good for an overnight stay at a reasonable price
Reviewer: Daniel T | Sun 2nd Oct 2022 | 1 year ago
Very easy check-in. Good size room with a very generous private bathroom. Only minor disappointment was that the private bathroom was not an en-suite so you had to exit the room to get to the bathroom. However, the facilities in the bathroom more than make up for the minor inconvenience. We will be staying again. Thank you!
Christina thank you for telling us about your stay and your comments are much appreciated. The family room is the only non ensuite room we have and are looking at making the bathroom accessible within the room and thank you for sharing this with us.
Reviewer: Christina | Mon 26th Sep 2022 | 1 year ago
We stayed for 4 nights, unfortunately our sleep was disturbed by noisy occupants of the rooms opposite. The landlord asked them once to keep their noise down but this had no effect and the noise continued for the remainder of the night so we had very little sleep. This noise occurred for 3 of our nights. The room was good, the only problem was the plug sockets were high up the walls and the kettle lead was short so we could not use them to boil the kettle. The only socket we could use for the kettle was on the floor between the beds.
Andrew thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear that you were disturbed by other guests. We did speak to them and as we did not hear any further noise, assumed everything was ok. Had you have told us otherwise we would of course addressed this with them again. We have looked into your comments about the kettle and sorry to say but dont understand what you have said here. The kettle lead attached to the base is 0.5mtrs long so could be plugged in to use on any socket including say the desk. Please do come back to us via email or text / whatsapp if we have misunderstood your comments here. Your feedback is very important to us and we thank you for your custom.
Reviewer: Andrew W | Tue 20th Sep 2022 | 1 year ago
Excellent value for money.Clean, spacious and very comfortableAll of my party where impressed with our accommodations.Thank you for all your help with my booking keeping us all in one place.Kind regardsMark Collins
Reviewer: Mark| Mon 19th Sep 2022 | 1 year ago
We found this small room ideal for our two-night stay in Colchester to visit family in the area. It had everything we needed, including a lovely hot power shower, and the fridge and microwave were a bonus that are not normally provided in other hotels. We would definitely book again for a similar short stay.
Andrew thank you for your great feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future
Reviewer: Andrew W | Sun 18th Sep 2022 | 1 year ago
The rooms were ok with comfortable beds. Level of cleanliness can be improved e.g. a dirty back to the toilet seat. Carpet in one roof has seen much better days. We traveled a long way so left before an email was sent telling us the place we were staying was different to the original address. The house was only around the corner but please send the message the day before as it was frustrating to check messages on arrival at the wrong place
Thank you for telling us about your stay and and we are pleased to read you were happy with the price. We are sorry if we have missed an area of cleaning as you describe and will address this with the cleaner. When guests book, we SMS and email a confirmation which gives the address of the building. We have checked and noticed that the phone number you provided was either wrong or not working as our SMS messages were not delivered. However, after you booked we emailed you telling you of the address so you would be aware of this prior to the day of arrival. This is the same email we sent your check in details to. Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us.
Reviewer: Paul D | Sun 18th Sep 2022 | 1 year ago
Highly recommend a booking here. It was central, easy to park, excellent communication. The family room had everything we needed, big enough for 3 adults, bathroom was massive and everything was clean and tidy. Would definitely stay again
Thank you for your feedback and we are very pleased with the positive comments you have made and thank you for staying with us
Reviewer: Vicky S | Tue 6th Sep 2022 | 1 year ago
Easy check in, clean room. Complimentary drinks in mini fridge.One of the best Budget rooms I have stayed in! Parking was brilliant for the van too.Highly recommended!Everything done remotely with clear instructions.
David we very much appreciate your feedback and thank you for your custom
Reviewer: David B | Fri 2nd Sep 2022 | 1 year ago
Friends recommend the Railway Sleeper to me an I decided to book 2 nights. The room was pretty and clean. Although the room was small, there was plenty of opportunity to relax or work. There is a small folding table & folding chair, a small microwave, fridge and coffee & tea making facility.Good value for money- but most of all, clever and conveniently located.9
Welten thank you for your feedback
Reviewer: Welten M | Thu 1st Sep 2022 | 1 year ago
The room was excellent for the price. We stayed in room 5 for a friend's wedding in Colchester. It was clean, the bathroom was very spacious and the amenities were very nice.
Thank you for telling us about your stay and we are very pleased to hear we met your needs
Reviewer: Srishti B | Thu 1st Sep 2022 | 1 year ago
It was a nice stay. Everything worked fine. Friendly staff. Nothing to complqin about.
thank you for your feedback
Reviewer: Jasper L | Thu 25th Aug 2022 | 1 year ago
Everything about this room/s was what I was looking for. My daughter and grand daughter in one room and me in the other, connected but distanced !! Very clean, although carpet in one room had seen better days but everything was lovely.
Ann thank you for your very positive comments of our place and we are delighted it met your needs. We have very few rooms with carpets and do have a regular programme of getting thesecleaned so have noted your comments.
Reviewer: Ms. J | Tue 23rd Aug 2022 | 1 year ago
I've stayed at The Railway Sleeper before and I used it again because it fulfils my two most important criteria - cleanliness and a good powerful shower! Iwould certainly come again when I visit my relatives in Colchester
Christine thank you for your great feedback and the two areas you have mentioned are two of our priorities so its pleasing for us to know guests value this and thank you one gain for your custom
Reviewer: Christine M | Sat 20th Aug 2022 | 1 year ago
We spent a really nice time there. It's small but there's space enough for everything. It's got iron, hair dryer and some things for a quick breakfast. Also tiny and useful fridge! And you can even hang clothes on the hangers. Wonderful for travelling on a budget.
Reviewer: SONIA B | Tue 9th Aug 2022 | 1 year ago
Very well fitted-out room, everything you could need, very clean. Best of all: quiet! Excellent value
John many thanks for your feedback which is most welcome.
Reviewer: John W | Sun 7th Aug 2022 | 1 year ago
Basic but sufficient place to stay. Bang for the buck. We had a separate but luxurious bathroom with perfect shower. Room was relatively hot and hard to cool. Outside temperature was max 26°, but inside it was 30°, dropping to only 24 at night with all windows wide open. Our room was different from displayed pictures
Thank you for telling us about your recent stay which was at a time where we are witnessing record hot temperatures for the UK. We are very pleased that you rated us highly for value for money because we checkour prices daily and are on average £30 p/n cheaper than other local places to stay. We check our photos and content on our website very regularly and have just checked it again now and the photos of all our rooms including the family room you stayed in are completely accurate and up to date. We would be very happy for you to share with us if you have evidence to the contrary and take this opportunity to thank you for your custom.
Reviewer: Maarten A | Sat 6th Aug 2022 | 1 year ago
Thanks for answering my questions during booking promptly and satisfactory, for the accurate info to find the addres and the tasteful and convenient 3- persons room. With large enough beds. We expected the whole place to be much more tiny because of the info we got before the stay. But it was very ok for us! However The parki g info was not clear for mebut we found out we could park right in front of the door.We will remenber your place as nice and welcome
Reviewer: DG D | Fri 5th Aug 2022 | 1 year ago
We stayd for 1 night on our way home to Holland
Reviewer: Henri R | Tue 2nd Aug 2022 | 1 year ago
Good accommodation in calm area. Perfect for our needs. Good with self service check in. Fabulous bathroom
Reviewer: Anette A | Sat 30th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
My daughter and I recently stayed here for one night and were really happy with the accommodation.The private bathroom (separate from our room) was enormous, great shower, I wish I'd had time to have a bath!Fully equipped, spotlessly clean room, the coffee and water were gratefully received - if you prefer tea, bring your own. Be aware the staircase is steep and narrow - not a problem for us but might be for some. We will be staying again on our next trip to Colchester!
Reviewer: Patti M | Tue 26th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
We had the small double room….it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, and many extras besides.cleanliness was if the highest standard and I recommend this room for an overnight stay
Thank you for such great comments particularly as you stayed in our smallest room and we really value the positive feedback
Reviewer: MARIA K | Mon 25th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
We were in Colchester for Daughter's graduation. Booked the Railway Sleeper, we had stayed previously in their other property - this time we had a family room - it was spacious and comfortable. We didn't have an en-suite, but we had a private bathroom next door - shower was excellent! Rooms are fully equipped including fridge, microwave, fan, hairdryer etc. Arrangements for getting into/leaving were sent by text/email & very clear. It's a little out of Town, but close to the North Station & a bus stop just outside. And to walk into Town takes about 15 mins. Price was good and I would definitely stay again
Reviewer: Mrs D | Sun 24th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
The accomodation was super clean when we arrived! However, my parents'room was too small and a bit smelly.Cleaning services wasn't great the cleaning lady lelft her rag in the bathroom, didn't throw the garbage and didn't change the bed's sheets.The bed wasn't very comfortable either.But the accomodation was alright for 2 days stay.
Thank you for your feedback and for the positive comments you have made regarding cleanliness. I have checked with the housekeeper and she commented on the amount of rubbish and other belongings in the room which she was unsure as to whether they were intended for the bin or not. As a provider of budget accommodation we offer affordable, clean and compact accommodation. We are unable to detect any smell you refer to and we have power showers in all rooms which guests tell us they like lot. We realise that budget accommodation does not suit everyone and from your comments does not appear to have suited you. We not accept that we are poor for value for money as you have rated us because at £69 per room which you paid you paid at least £30 per night less than other local accommodation. We check our prices daily and aim to maintain our excellent value for money and sorry it did not suit your requirements.
Reviewer: Perrine C | Sun 24th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
We were a party of three staying overnight in Colchester. The accomodation was easy to find with Sat nav, parking in the driveway was possible. The room was spacious with all the little comforts provided and a nice touch with the complimentary drinks in the fridge which was much appreciated as it was the hottest day on record. The bathroom was spacious and although not attached it was private use only for us which was nice. The entry and check out was straight forward and hassle free with the entry code and us following instructions. Thank you for enabling a nice break.
Anne thank you for your wonderful feedback and in particular for calling us to tell us about your stay which is most helpful for us.
Reviewer: A J | Thu 21st Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
Easy secure access, calm, quiet space
thank you for your feedback
Reviewer: Amy I | Thu 14th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
Lovely clean room with all amenities. It was 29 degrees when I stayed but a large fan was supplied so heat wasn’t a problem. Large and secure separate bathroom with huge bath and shower.I felt very well looked after.
thank you for your feedback
Reviewer: Madeleine S | Thu 14th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
It was lovely to stay there.Felt really safe.Every thing that you might need was available.Would certainly stay there again and recommend to my friends.
Susan thank you for your review and for your very positive feedback of our accommodation.
Reviewer: Susan W | Sun 10th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
Booked through Bookings.com, no way could I find how to cancel, I phoned the hotel but they couldn't help.I can't comment on The Railway Sleeper except to say their prices were very good
Colin I am sorry to hear this but when you called us you informed us you had booked through booking.com and they act as your online travel agent. When you book throughthird party we cannot cancel or amend bookings but we advised you to contact booking.com. We are sorry you have found it difficult to contact them which is another reason we recommend customers come direct and hope you will consider us again in the future for your accommodation needs.
Reviewer: Colin H | Fri 8th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
The rooms we booked had everything we needed for our stay. Great having a fridge and microwave in both rooms. Shower was brilliant. Just a shame that the bathroom was only in one room which could of make it a bit awkward if the other person needed the toilet through the night but other than that we could not fault it. Definitely stay again and great value for money.
Reviewer: Peter F | Thu 7th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
This was my second stay at Railway Lodge and my daughter's first.Very impressed with the family room we booked and the bathroom was amazing.Lovely to have complimentary water and orange juice.A nice touch.
Christine thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and and we are very pleased to hear such positive comments and thank you for your custom.
Reviewer: Mrs W | Tue 5th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
The outside of the building is not representative of the quality of rooms inside.They were very clean and really well equipped with a microwave, mini fridge, TV, iron & ironing board, tea & coffee facilities and a lovely shower!!A bonus was the juice and water in the mini fridge - a really nice touch.Full length mirrors in there as well plus a hair dryer. Better equipped than a premier in room (although not as comfy a bed).Did exactly what we needed it to - a room for the night where we could get ready, sleep and then be clean and have a cuppa in the morning!Pretty good value for money!
Thank you for your very detailed feedback and your comments are most valuable to us.
Reviewer: SONYA N | Mon 4th Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
Just the way we expected and was very convenient as we recently attended an interview at the nearby hospital. The host was supportive throughout our stay
thank you for your feedback and we are very pleased to hear that our accommodation suited you
Reviewer: Devapriyan E | Sun 3rd Jul 2022 | 1 year ago
Stayed here as 4 adults attending a gig at the London stadium Stratford. We couldn’t have asked for a better set up and was exactly what we needed. Communication from the owners was excellent and the location to the station was great. Would definitely recommend for a London visit and will stay here again if we do. Thank you to the railway sleeper
Aaron thank you so much for telling us about your stay with us and its great to hear it met your needs.
Reviewer: Aaron R | Sun 26th Jun 2022 | 1 year ago
With a really simple check-in and check-out process, this well situated hotel is convenient for travellers passing through Colchester. The room is comfortable and has all necessary appliances - I was really glad a fan was provided (stayed over when temp was hitting 30) as well as some utensils (got a takeaway but forgot to ask for utensils). Room was very clean, and off-road parking was perfect.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and we are delighted it met your needs
Reviewer: Shiraz E | Mon 20th Jun 2022 | 1 year ago
This is good, basic accommodation.excellent for short stays when passing through eg cycling trips.no-one on site, but helpful contactable person.The Mile End property is a fair way out of town, but co-op and good pub nearby.good facilities to make your own cereals or microwave food.But would not be good if wanted to spend time in the rooms.
Reviewer: Paul C | Sun 19th Jun 2022 | 1 year ago
It was a great chance to stay in Railway sleeper for one night.Everything I need is available in the room.Clean, safe and well organized place.
Mohamed thank you very much for your review and we are very pleased to hear it met your needs
Reviewer: Mohamed M | Sat 18th Jun 2022 | 1 year ago
The room was a good size had everything you need, the bathroom was really nice with a bath and shower the bath was the best went really hot which was amazing would recommend and even come back
Tom thank you for feedback which we value greatly
Reviewer: Tom | Fri 17th Jun 2022 | 1 year ago
Very comfortable beautiful room it was cosy clean very welcoming with all mod cons fridge and fan was a bonus loved it definitely stay again 😊 ❤️
Tracy your feedback is very much appreciated and we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
Reviewer: Tracy C | Mon 13th Jun 2022 | 1 year ago
Would not have booked if realized how small it was and having a dog was not helpful,location was ok and able to park car,ok for a one night stay.
Thank you for your feed back but we are very surprised to read your comments. We advertise small rooms but well equipped throughout our website and in the email and text communications wesent you clearly state this. We also state that if you are unsure about the size of our rooms and whether they will be suitable to contact us.You did not tell us you were bringing a dog with you which we normally charge for and try and make sure that the room allocated is suitable. We did however move you after two nights to a bigger room and did not charge for your dog. We did inform you that we have family rooms which are bigger but you declined this. We are a room only operationbut provide a microwave and fridge in each room which very few other places do at the prices we charge.Unfortunately you have only rated us as average for value for money but at £52 per night for your stay including your dog makes us considerably cheaper than other local accommodation. We are sorry it was not to your liking but thank you for your custom.
Reviewer: Timothy W | Tue 7th Jun 2022 | 1 year ago
It’s ok this place. Nice and clean. Very good for value. Cheapest around. Dog friendly. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Todor P | Sat 4th Jun 2022 | 1 year ago
Always an amazing experience staying here, beautiful rooms thank you
Richard many thanks for your very positive feedback.
Reviewer: Richard P | Wed 1st Jun 2022 | 1 year ago
We booked 2nights stay here and was happily surprised when we checked in that the room we had was a nice size and very accommodating very clean and with fridge, microwave and complementary drinks was lovely the separate private bathroom was amazing jet power shower and lovely big bath you could fit three people in all in all an amazing little gem of place.
Bryan we really appreciate your feedback following your recent stay with us and for us is very helpful to know those aspects of the accommodation that we provide which are particularly valued by guests and thank you for staying with us. .
Reviewer: Bryan W | Sun 29th May 2022 | 1 year ago
Pleasant stay would use again. Fridge and microwave handy for snacks and good shower. Ideal for Colchester amenities.Good comms with owner very helpful about cab’s and check in details etc.
Liam thank you and we really appreciate your feedback
Reviewer: Liam M | Wed 18th May 2022 | 1 year ago
It was quite nice ,clean environment and very comfortable, would recommend it.
thank you so much for your feedback
Reviewer: LOVETH E | Mon 16th May 2022 | 1 year ago
Enjoyed our stay and looking forward to another 3 nights this evening
Reviewer: Liam M | Sun 15th May 2022 | 1 year ago
Sleeping in a clean room. Perfect bathroom.In the fridge a cold drink.
thank you for telling us about your stay and for the very positive comments you have made.
Reviewer: Leemhuis P | Sun 8th May 2022 | 1 year ago
Comfortable stay, it had everything I needed and the price was pretty decent.
Reviewer: Sophie C | Sat 7th May 2022 | 1 year ago
Really good location for train station, hospital and town centre.Room really clean and great bathroom. Complimentary orange juices and waters in fridge a nice touch. High value for money.
Noel thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay and we are delighted to read your comments.
Reviewer: Noel L | Fri 6th May 2022 | 1 year ago
Does exactly what it says on the Tin. Stayed in room 3 which was upstairs, which by the way are very steep so be careful if you've been on the sauce. The room I stayed in had everything I needed. They are very compact rooms but the bed was comfy and big enough for a single male who's 6'3". All amenities in the room that you would need. I had an en -suite in my room which was of a good size and the shower was powerful and hot whenever I needed it. I stayed for 3 nights and would stay again. Very good value for money. Parking is first come first served so be prepared to park on the road if you have transport as there are only 3 available spaces but 5 rooms.Overall my stay here was comfortable and adequate. No complaints from me. The other guests were respectful and mindful of others staying there too so was fairly quiet throughout my stay and had no issues sleeping at night.
Thank you very much for your review and detailed information. Just to correct one point though, we have 4 dedicatedparking spaces as marked out within our car park but if you are staying with us again and have any issues to do with parking, please let us know.
Reviewer: Trevor D | Sat 30th Apr 2022 | 1 year ago
Very pleasant stay, nice location and accommodation. Highly recommend
Reviewer: Karolina H | Sun 24th Apr 2022 | 1 year ago
Exactly what we needed and such good value for money.The microwaves meant we could get food from the supermarket and not have to rely on takeaways. Quiet. The kids having their own tv meant we had privacy. Hot power shower. Literally only neg was I found it hard to regulate the heating.
we are delighted that our accommodation met your needs for you and your family. We generally leave radiators at a warm settings so guests can adjust up and down to suit so I am not sure if you were too hot or too cold but as always, if you are staying with us again and have any issues during your stay we ask that you contact us. Thanks once again.
Reviewer: M O | Thu 14th Apr 2022 | 1 year ago
Everything was perfectly cleaned and the en-suite was fully furnished with microwave , fridge , hairdryer etc. Also, there were a bottle of water, a can of juice, disposable cutlery which I didn’t expect. Thank you so much!
Reviewer: Rafael B | Wed 13th Apr 2022 | 1 year ago
Nice clean warm room with a great bed.Next I'm in Colchester I'll stay here again.
Leon thank you for your wonderful comments and we hope to see you again in the future.
Reviewer: Leon W | Sat 9th Apr 2022 | 1 year ago
I am happy with my stay at your hotel but only one thing could be better: the room thermometer makes loud noises every hour at night it woke me up.
Joanna thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear you were disturbed by noises from the room humidity / temperature stat. This is not actually something for guests to use and is there to display temperature in the room but it appears a previous guest had set an alarm on it which we have now disabled. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and for choosing to stay with us.
Reviewer: Joanna D | Fri 8th Apr 2022 | 1 year ago
We were in a ground floor two bedroom suite which very clean anc well presented and thoughtfully equiped. It was great to have a microwave and fridge in the room. The beds were comfortable.The insecurity was a sourse of stress though. The suite is clearly sometimes used by an on-site housekeeper as there was a door through from one of the bedrooms to an office/staffroom that clearly we weren't supposed to have access to but which equally we had no way to secure the door from our side to stop a staff member from opening that door when they start their morning duties. It was unlockable, with a thumb turn bolt needing not even a key. Normally hotel rooms have security bolts that you can flip over which prevent a door from being opened by more than a couple of inches and its not unusual for these to be needed if the housekeeping staff try to come in while you are still asleep or undressed etc so the lack of any such measures made me feel we didn't have much privacy. If you wouldn't be comfortable staying in a bedroom with no lock within the home of a stranger then you wouldn't be comfortable in this room either. Obviously some guests would have no problem with that and airbnb options of exactly that do exist but you expect more privacy and security in a hotel. Would have given 5 stars but for this issue.
Thank you for your review and the many positive comments you have made about your stay with us. We were very surprised to hear of your concern about security in your room as this is not something anyone has flagged up before but nevertheless appreciate it was obviously a concern to you. As you have stated, the 2 bedroom suite has an inaccessible door from one of the rooms to the staff quarters. Staff never use this door or access the suite from this door. All servicing of the room is done via the hallway which has the doors to access the room and if a guest does not want to be disturbed we encourage them using the do not disturb sign. Although the door you refer to is not a fire escape door, our fire inspection discouraged us from blocking it up in case access was required in an emergency. We are not aware of any type of hotel lock that would prevent staff from accessing a door as you describe. All the doors can be opened by staff regardless of whether they are locked internally or not and this is a key safety requirement. We thank you for raising this as an issue and if you had contacted we could have reassured you that your security and privacy is our top priority and regret your concerns affected the review you have given but thank you for your custom.
Reviewer: Beatrice P | Mon 4th Apr 2022 | 1 year ago
Reasonably priced rooms with shower and toilet. The shower and toilet is on-suite with the smaller bedroom at the front of the property, which means you need to tip toe pass whoever is sleeping. Not a problem if you are family. The cleaner seemed to come every before 9 o clock so stick the do not disturb sign on your door if you plan sleeping in. There is room for 4 cars at the back of the property and yellow lines at the front.Parking wasn't a problem during our stay. The road is noisy (welcome to Colchester). Free WiFi fi. Mini fridge and microwave. Breakfast available at Asda supermarket 8:30(Sunday 10:00). The rooms are clean and kept clean during your stay. The system via text for booking in works well and we had no problems during our stay.
Jane thank you for your very detailed and informative review of your stay. We are very pleased to read that you had a pleasant stay and we are sure your review will be very helpful for other prospective guests and thank you for staying with us.
Reviewer: Mrs S | Fri 1st Apr 2022 | 1 year ago
Booked 2 rooms as attending a graduation. Both rooms together were cheaper than anywhere else. Everything was great, there is a fridge with juice and water, microwave, fan, iron and ironing board and hair dryer. Tea, coffee and biscuits. The host is excellent, very approachable and helpful. Would definitely book again here.
Paul we greatly appreciate your feedback and are very pleased to hear such positive comments and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Reviewer: Paul S | Wed 30th Mar 2022 | 1 year ago
Very clean and comfortable ideal
Thank you very much for your feedback
Reviewer: John L | Sat 12th Mar 2022 | 1 year ago
It is small but everything you need is on hand. The owners are very responsive to your needs.Great for that quick stop over. Very clean and efficient.
Reviewer: kenhudson | Sun 27th Feb 2022 | 1 year ago
The room that was available to me was comprised of two adjoining rooms with three narrow single beds. The beds were screwed to the floor, I assume this was to prevent them being pushed together.The room had a microwave, a small fridge and a TV with freeview. Tea and coffee making facilities and bottles of water were included. There was a hot powerful shower,the cubical had orange mold covering the grouting, which while not dangerous should be addressed.There are no staff on site but clear instructions were given for checking in. There were several parking spaces to the rear of the property.
Thank you for your feedback following your stay with us and the many positive aspects you have commented on. Just to address a couple of specific points you have made - the single beds are fixed to the floor for a few reasons not to stop guests pushing together but principally to maintain recommended fire safety layout and also damage to decor that can occur when guests attempt to move beds which we find is more likely with single beds. Also we do have a housekeeper on site at all times although as we make guests aware in the confirmation we send them, that as we operate self check in and don’t have a staffed reception, it is unlikely you will see staff during your stay but we are always available by phone. We have looked at the shower cubicle and note some water staining on the grout which should not have happened as it’s supposed to withstand this but will get this addressed. Thank you once again and for staying with us.
Reviewer: Nigel G | Wed 23rd Feb 2022 | 1 year ago
Althoughroom was compact it was lovelyand clean Only negativewas peopleupstairscrashingabout at 3 15 on Saturdaymorning. which is no fault of yours .Would definitelyuse again.
Reviewer: Brenda W | Mon 14th Feb 2022 | 1 year ago
The guy staying said don’t book again it’s not what it says it is
Richard we are very sorry to read your review but no one has given any feed back during their stay so cannot comment. We describe ourselves as basic budget accommodation and I note from your comments you have booked this on behalf of someone else but would welcome some detailed feedback.
Reviewer: Richard W | Sat 12th Feb 2022 | 1 year ago
It was clean and comfortable. I recommend it.
Nantia thank you for your comments and for your recommendation
Reviewer: Nantia K | Fri 11th Feb 2022 | 1 year ago
Reviewer: Stephen O | Mon 7th Feb 2022 | 1 year ago
very well equipped and clean place to stay with everything you need, check in and check out was easy and communication with owner was easy and very accommodating
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and we are very pleased to read that our place suited you so well and thank you for your custom.
Reviewer: Raynes A | Wed 2nd Feb 2022 | 1 year ago
Basic, a little small, but excellent value for money. The fridge and microwave make all the difference. Ideal for people who travel for work, I'd say. I'll come back.
Robert we are very pleased to hear that we met your needs for you and yourfamily and hope to see you again in the future.
Reviewer: Robert B | Sun 30th Jan 2022 | 1 year ago
It was adequate for 2 night stay bed comfortable only one thing it was very hard to regulate shower for comfortable shower other than that fine
Reviewer: Kevin D | Mon 24th Jan 2022 | 1 year ago
Very good communication regarding booking in, even a video if you need it ! Great facilities in the room,microwave and fridge were nice touches, bed comfy, good bathroom, nothing to complain about at all, oh yeah steep stairs,but dont expect them to rebuild the place !!, great stay, many thanks
Vincent we really appreciate your feed back and to read of the many facilities we offer which customers like. Thanks for your custom.
Reviewer: Vincent D | Tue 18th Jan 2022 | 1 year ago
The rooms were regularly maintained, comfortable bed, good room temperature, good location as it is close to town and the train station, complimentary drinks were a nice touch. Enjoyed my stay.
Mark thank you for staying with us once again and we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Reviewer: Mark V | Sat 15th Jan 2022 | 1 year ago
Perfect for our traveling through purpose, coming from the ferry in Harwich and taking the Covid tests in Colchester.Nice and clean rooms, perfect self-check in and check-out system. Woods to take out the dog is a 7 min walk.Just be really careful with those steep stairs (yes there is a warning sign).
Reviewer: Anja P | Thu 6th Jan 2022 | 1 year ago
Very comfortable, clean room with all the facilities required 👌
Reviewer: Mrs B | Sun 5th Dec 2021 | 1 year ago
Me and 6 of my friends stayed here whilst in Colchester. We had two rooms in two separate buildings. Both were really nice, I had constant communication from start to finish of my booking. Would recommend staying here!
Reviewer: Joseph P | Tue 9th Nov 2021 | 2 years ago
The accommodation is good but the bed is bad. The room andtoilet is excellent.
Adeline thank you for your review and we are not aware of any issues with either the double bed or single bed in this room and have not had any complaints. Both beds also have mattress toppers and are medium firm which tends to be the most popular.Regards Martin Dunne (owner)
Reviewer: Adeline E | Mon 1st Nov 2021 | 2 years ago
Perfect location for our overnight stay whilst visiting Mersea Island for the day.Very well organised and beautifully clean, everything we needed in the room. Had a good meal in the Bricklayers pub which is within walking distance and a good bonus having a parking space at the property.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us and we are very pleased that you had an enjoyable stay.
Reviewer: Sara Q | Sat 30th Oct 2021 | 2 years ago
Nice, clean, tidy, comfortable, quiet, everything you needed was provided for including complementary drinks.well situated for Bus, local shops and major supermarket.only thing missing was a clock,Booking in and out was easy.A pleasure to stay here, would most definitely stay here again.10/10 excellent
Reviewer: Sharron H | Thu 28th Oct 2021 | 2 years ago
The room itself lovely, and very well self contained especially for the price. However, bed sheets had stained mold spores under the pillows and the next room had 3 very loud lads staying in there so not the most peaceful nights sleep. I couldn't ring anyone as it says not to ring the number after a certain time?
Thank you for your review which we have also replied to your email. Unfortunately what you have stated here is incorrect. There are clear signs on each room door with an out of hours number to call and had you have called us we could investigated the noisy guests you referred to. All our laundry is supplied and laundered by a specialist frim who supply many hotels. In their processes all laundry is industrially cleaned and it is extremely rare we have a problem but had you have brought that to our attention we could have looked at this for you. We are sorry to hear that your experience but on the two issues you have raised had you have contacted us we could have helped.
Reviewer: AFFINITY L | Fri 22nd Oct 2021 | 2 years ago
we had good time clean and particle. good for train and buses into town and travel links. we would use again
Reviewer: Paul C | Fri 22nd Oct 2021 | 2 years ago
Was in Colchester for the Footie, Railway Sleeper was Great for the Main Train Station (Found a Short cut) Instruction were Good to gain entre, Pub down the Road, Will stay again if I'm in Colchester, Highly Recommended!!....
Les thank you for your very positive review and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Reviewer: LES S | Thu 21st Oct 2021 | 2 years ago
Very accommodating as I was working nights. Plenty of red hot water and microwave helped a lot. Also my van is a 6mtr Peugeot boxer and fit in the car park no problem.Paul
Reviewer: Paul D | Sun 17th Oct 2021 | 2 years ago
Clean , tidy room. Excellent service. Had a comfortable and enjoyable stay I wish family room also has En-suite bathroom/ connection with the bed room ( we had to book a family room with separate private Bathroom). Bathroom was huge though , nicely cleaned.It was really a good value for money. We would love to stay again whenever we are in Colchester again. :-) Thank you
Reviewer: Dr H | Fri 15th Oct 2021 | 2 years ago
As advertised small rooms, but they pack everything in you need.Fridge, microwave,hairdryer. Plug point in front of a mirror for doing hair - may seem a small thing but when travelling this can be a real pain so Thank you
Alison thank you for your review following your stay with us and highlighting the features you liked as this is very valuable feedback for us
Reviewer: Alison L | Mon 4th Oct 2021 | 2 years ago
Our daughter has started at Essex Uni. The Railway Sleeper lodge suited us to support her while she got started. We could take our dog and get a feel for Colchester. The accommodation was as described, clean and functional. There's good dog walking loop nearby (approx 45 mins) and a pub, The Bricklayers' which does decent burger type food. 25 minutes walk into the town centre and castle. 10 minute drive to Essex Uni. A big ASDA 3 minute drive. Only downer is the roundabouts in Colchester, which can cause issues at peak times.
Reviewer: Daniel T | Sun 3rd Oct 2021 | 2 years ago
Good and comfortable place to stay
Reviewer: Ade O | Sat 2nd Oct 2021 | 2 years ago
Had a good time staying just a few problems that has happened while being there. The toilet blocked and was unable to use it after the second day and when asking for new towels as we was staying for 2 days 2 nights our towels had been soaked from the first night and morning we needed new ones but was unable to supply them so we had to go buy our own towels, also as we was staying downstairs there was people staying in the room above and every time they walked in the room you could here everything and when they stepped in a certain place it would make a loud banging noise which woke us up.
Reviewer: Donte B | Mon 27th Sep 2021 | 2 years ago
Very clean, easy to find, and to check-in.Excellent value, and the free water and juice was an unexpected bonus.Minor gripes were the nighttime noise - someone moving upstairs was amplified and noise from the street with the window open. But overall, would recommend!
Reviewer: Andrew W | Thu 23rd Sep 2021 | 2 years ago
A comfortable stay at a budget price. Nice, complimentary touches providing everything you should need.
Reviewer: Annabel H | Mon 20th Sep 2021 | 2 years ago
The bed was comfortable to sleep in with minimal noise while moving/turning, Rooms were big enough, very cozy, easy access to the premises and close to the town centre. Warm/hot shower was brilliant, friendly and helpful staff members. The fridge was a bit small as it was a mini fridge, overall great experience and would go again.
Mark thank you so much for your very positive review and we look forward to seeing you again some time in the future
Reviewer: Mark V | Mon 20th Sep 2021 | 2 years ago
Room was spotless, had everything you need for overnight stay. If there was one, tiny, criticism it would be to change the iron. Ste water inside leaked over clothes when ironing.Couldn't stop the water from coming put for some reason but that was a small issue.Apart from that I felt safe as a lone female, and had a hood nights sleep.Would definitely stay again.
Janet we are really pleased to hear such good feedback and thank you for bringing to our attention the issue with the iron as we will get this checked out.
Reviewer: Janet R | Fri 10th Sep 2021 | 2 years ago
Clean and well equipped,
Reviewer: Stephen H | Wed 8th Sep 2021 | 2 years ago
Compact rooms but they do not skimp on the furnishings. Everything I would expect plus more in a very small room. Some larger, more expensive hotels do not even have facilities such as mini fridges. The complimentary drinks were also very appreciated. Ideal for short stays.
Kay we really do appreciate you giving us such positive feedback and sharing this and thank you for your custom.
Reviewer: Kay C | Thu 2nd Sep 2021 | 2 years ago
This place is perfect for a base in Colchester, we stayed in room 5 on Mile End Road. The room was well equipped and comfortable, we were pleasantly surprised that it was cleaned and replenished each day. The private bathroom was massive with a huge bath and shower. The only reason I have given 4 stars and not 5 is because the mattress on the double bed could do with replacing. The first night we slept very well, after a second fairly peaceful night I woke with back ache, and the third night I kept waking up because I could feel the springs poking into me. I have a back care mattress at home so maybe that's what I am used to?!
Alana thank you for your very detailed feed back and we are very pleased to hear so many positive comments. The double bed mattress you refer to is less than a year old and from experience, we find a medium firm mattress tends to suit most people. We will however check it out in the light of the comments you have made although its possible as you have acknowledged that you are used to a very specialist type of mattress at home therefore making it difficult to adjust to a different one. Thank you once again.
Reviewer: Alana H | Sat 28th Aug 2021 | 2 years ago
We stayed in the quad suite for 2 nights, both rooms were a good size with tv, fridge and microwave. Really comfy beds and very clean. Bathroom was inbetween the 2 rooms which was very convenient. Very easy to get into Colchester via bus. Would definitely recommend.
Andrea we are really pleased to hear such positive feedback and thank you for your custom
Reviewer: Andrea S | Sat 28th Aug 2021 | 2 years ago
The booking and check-in process was clear and efficient. Good communication throughout. The room had everything I needed including a fridge, microwave, iron, hangers, towels, tea, coffee etc. Complimentary cold drinks in the fridge were a really nice touch. Parking included at rear of the property.Overall this was a decent room for a fair price.
Reviewer: Matthew S | Wed 25th Aug 2021 | 2 years ago
Clean & comfortable. Suited my requirements perfectly.
Reviewer: John T | Mon 23rd Aug 2021 | 2 years ago
It was a great place to stay. I will highly recommend it for anyone looking to stay on a holiday or short stay. The fridge and the microwave provided were very helpful.
Perpetual thank you for giving us feedback following your recent stay. For us its great to know what facilities and features guest really like and we are very pleased hear we suited what you required.
Reviewer: Perpetual C | Fri 20th Aug 2021 | 2 years ago
Have stayed here a few times in different rooms and absolutely love it.It has clean and well-stocked rooms, with extras that make you feel welcomed and at a home-from-home. Of all the hotels I have stayed in, in this area, this is by far the best.
Kerry we are delighted to hear such positive feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the future
Reviewer: Kerry H | Sat 7th Aug 2021 | 2 years ago
A lovely lodge,very accomadating hoist,very clean,with all the additional touches,hairdryer,drinks etc.Very good value for money very happy.
Reviewer: Jo S | Mon 26th Jul 2021 | 2 years ago
This small room with a lovely view was sparkling clean and had every item a traveller could need or wish for. The lodge is clearly ein by people who know the hotel trade and wish to provide the highest standard, even for budget travellers. Well done!
Jennifer thank you so much for taking the time to review us and give such positive feedback. We would love you to post these comments to your to your booking.com review also. Thanks once again
Reviewer: Jennifer L | Sun 25th Jul 2021 | 2 years ago
Satisfied 110%. Great value at reasonable price. Clean room, equipped better than any other hotel rooms. I appriciated the micro, fridge and especially liked the idea of torch in case of power cut. Spacious bathroom.Only one negative:is it only in Colchester?Why don't you extend it into a hotel chain all around the UK, so travellers as me can enjoy your hotel anywhere in the country.????
Erika we really appreciate your great review and comments and delighted we met your needs. We would love you o post these comments as part of your booking.com review also. We are only in Colchester but thank you for such a good vote of confidence. Thanks
Reviewer: Erika B | Sat 24th Jul 2021 | 2 years ago
this is better than a 5 star hotel we all loved it massive bathroom lovely and clean will book again
Reviewer: Brian C | Mon 12th Jul 2021 | 2 years ago
We stayed for one night the location was perfect for where we wanted to go. The room was small but we knew that before we booked. The room was clean with a good sized en-suite shower room. The towels were clean and soft. The bed was very comfy. The room had two usb sockets and free WiFi. There was everything you needed for an overnight stay. Excellent value
Reviewer: Victor D | Mon 12th Jul 2021 | 2 years ago
We found this place for the money such a good deal.Yes there was a slight issue due to someone deciding to stay longer, but that was dealt with.Check in was easy, no messing about.The room literally had everything for your stay to make it comfortable and much easier.Rooms very clean and well cared for.If you're looking for something that has convenience and budget 100% recommendation.
Hayley thank you so much for your feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We really appreciate you being being so understanding as you had to move rooms also and for your positive recommendation.
Reviewer: Hayley R | Wed 7th Jul 2021 | 2 years ago
The room was very tidy with fresh towels and complimentary drinks. Lots of utilities (microwave, kettle, TV). Bed was comfortable. Would stay again.
Reviewer: Connor B | Mon 28th Jun 2021 | 2 years ago
The accommodation is situated within an easy walk of the Railway station and most facilities such as petrol, shopping, pub and takeaways.Park for walks and dig exercising very close.Comfortable clean accommodation with all the facilities you would require such as iron, ironing board, microwave, fridge and TV.Clear and concise communications.Great stay.Recommended
Reviewer: Paul P | Sat 26th Jun 2021 | 2 years ago
Loved my stay, I live a busy fast pace life so it was perfectly set up checking in and out with no fuss and the ability to come and go when I please. Very clean, lovely room, great parking. Real easy set up and nice place, Thankyou for having me.
Thank you very much for your positive feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us
Reviewer: Mark R | Mon 21st Jun 2021 | 2 years ago
Very clean rooms with tea coffee and bottled water supplied lovely hot shower and best of all for us dog friendly easy to book in would use again
Reviewer: Anne C | Sat 19th Jun 2021 | 2 years ago
I was on a cycling holiday and quickly needed a place to stay as I couldn’t find a campsite.Everything was quickly organised and ready for me to stay.Everything you need is in the comfortable room with en-suiteI felt comfortable and safe there.Person on the phone was also very helpful.
Reviewer: Karin P | Mon 14th Jun 2021 | 2 years ago
I simply needed a clean and easy to access place to lay my head whilst at a course. The room was small but clean and had all that I needed in it.
Reviewer: Tanya D | Mon 14th Jun 2021 | 2 years ago
Lovely comfy bed, hot shower and everything you would need. Unfortunately the other guests were running up and downstairs and slamming front door from 2.30am and that was not so nice.
Reviewer: Christina R | Mon 7th Jun 2021 | 2 years ago
Accommodation was very clean, well located for Asda and railway station and only 1 mile from town centre.Fridge + microwave + drinks in fridge was nice touch.It is compact as stated.Nice shower.Bins emptied daily.Parking is tight if you have a longer car.Overall very pleased.
Vicky thank you for your review and and the many positive comments you have made which helps us to know what our guests like
Reviewer: Vicky L | Mon 7th Jun 2021 | 2 years ago
The rooms at the railway sleeper may be slightly smaller than a hotel room but it is clean and pleasant. You have to remember this is a room only but it is comfortable and there is everything in the room you would need, freeview tv, iron, ironing board, microwave, fridge 2 fold away chairs and a fold down table, ideal is you are just popping through Colchester or staying for a night or two. They allow dogs and the staff and owner are very friendly.I have stayed about 5 times now as i use the lodge when i am going to see my son and cannot stay at his flat. Highly recommended.
Sarah thank you for your positive feedback and we look forward to accommodating you and your dogs in the future
Reviewer: Sarah G | Tue 1st Jun 2021 | 2 years ago
Very clean,free refreshments in room in fridge, shower lovely and hot, pub close by, town about half hour walk, pleasant walk.
Lisa thank you and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay withand our accommodation suited your needs.
Reviewer: Lisa W | Mon 31st May 2021 | 2 years ago
For the money no complaints, however I would advise putting better blind/curtains on the window (RM 3) as the sun made it very light
Stewart thank you for your feedback and we will certainly take on board your comments about the blinds.
Reviewer: Stewart G | Fri 28th May 2021 | 2 years ago
Great place to stay as a cheap alternative to staying in London. Train station 2 minute walk and 8n central London in 40 minutes. Nice big bathroom,room cleaned every day and accommodated our dog.We will definitely be staying again on our next trip to London
Reviewer: Trevor G | Mon 24th May 2021 | 2 years ago
Very well located as needed,room Very clean and all appliances needed during my stay,very much enjoyed my time there,and will be returning soon
Richard thank you for taking the time to give us feed back following your stay and we are delighted that we met your needs and expectations and look forward to seeing you gain some time in the future.
Reviewer: Richard T | Sat 8th May 2021 | 2 years ago
It's clean, comfortable and relaxing with easy access to train station and shopping mall and a workable distance to where I go to work.
Reviewer: Pauline K | Sat 1st May 2021 | 2 years ago
I small compact room, clean and tidy, with a small fridge and microwave cooker, also tea and coffee making kit, with a lovely bathroom. Hot powerful shower, and plenty of room to move around in. Perfect for what I needed, just up the road from the train station and Asda.
Reviewer: Anthony B | Wed 31st Mar 2021 | 2 years ago
The room was clean and tidy.The landlord was very helpful and kind.However, on the down side the room was too small. I wasn’t very happy about the size as I had to self isolate there for 10 days, but I think It would more than enough if u are just there to spend the night.
Laween thank you for your feedback. We do understand that when you are having to self isolate it is difficult when you are restricted to one room but we do have larger more expensiveroomsbut I am assuming whoever booked this for you was on a specific budget and thank fully the requirement to self isolate is a short lived matter.
Reviewer: Laween M | Sat 13th Mar 2021 | 2 years ago
This places has everything you need at budget prices and much cheaper than local we’ll know hotel chains. Excellent power showers comfy beds and very well equipped rooms each with a fridge and microwave. WWould definitely come back and highly recommend this place to my family and friends.
Thanks you and we much appreciate your feedback which helps us understand the facilities our guest value.
Reviewer: D B | Fri 12th Mar 2021 | 2 years ago
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Reviewer: Bobea | Tue 23rd Feb 2021 | 2 years ago
Great stay, really comfortable and hosts were so accommodating 10/10 would recommend.
Reviewer: Gabrielle H | Sun 7th Feb 2021 | 2 years ago
Stay here regularly as the location is perfect, superstore close by & the rooms are clean with everything you need in them. The price is amazing for what you get. Would definitely recommend x
Reviewer: Billie R | Sat 6th Feb 2021 | 2 years ago
Great communication from the start, easy & quick to check in. The rooms are spotless, has everything you need & close to the supermarket. Would definitely recommend staying here. X
Billie thank you for taking the time to post your descriptive comments of our accommodation which we are delighted to read.
Reviewer: Billie | Mon 1st Feb 2021 | 2 years ago
Stayed at the Railway sleeper with my husband and daughter and her dog in the quad rooms. Brilliant set up for a family. Very cosy rooms with all the essentials and the added extra of cold drinks in the fridge and a microwave for use.We stay again when we visit family in Colchester.
Nadine we really appreciate your feedback and for us itisvery rewarding to know that what we offer meets and where possible exceeds customer expectations. We look forward to seeing you againsome time in the future.
Reviewer: Nadine N | Sat 26th Dec 2020 | 2 years ago
Really nice stay and comfortable
Reviewer: Charity N | Thu 26th Nov 2020 | 3 years ago
Contact check in was a great help with a late night arrival, the provision of a microwave in the room was a masterstroke in these times of lockdown,Good Shower and a comfortable bed, and everything cleen.A bigger room would be nice but still verry good for the price.
Reviewer: Bernard T | Sat 14th Nov 2020 | 3 years ago
Booked this place 3 times now - wouldn’t go anywhere else to be honest. The rooms are adequately packed for the essential use. Large double room with en-suite, mini fridge, microwave, iron & board, tv & wifi. Located just a 5 minute drive from supermarket (Asda & Iceland), brilliantly situated for the train station & a 10 minute drive to the main town. Room is clean & tidy. Able to bring our little Shih Tzu dog, who also loved it in the room too. There is a recreation park about 15 minute walk up the road for you to take your furbabies too. In general, I would highly recommend The Railway Sleeper for an over night stay, long weekend or even a long stay like myself.
Reviewer: Laura B | Sat 7th Nov 2020 | 3 years ago
Communication was excellent both before and during our stay. Very prompt and helpful answers to our queries.The room itself was small “but perfectly formed” in that it had everything we needed but was very cramped. Fine for our 2 night stay, but would have wantedmore space if staying longer
Reviewer: Judith B | Tue 6th Oct 2020 | 3 years ago
Very nice house you have everything thanks I camback soon xx Marioara Ciortan
Reviewer: Miss C | Thu 24th Sep 2020 | 3 years ago
Very handy to the main train station, comfy bed and microwave and fridge in the room. Nice touch having drinks in the fridge, I'd defiantly stay here again.
Reviewer: Craig L | Mon 21st Sep 2020 | 3 years ago
Pleasently impressed with the cleanliness and facilities this place had to offer for the small fee.
Reviewer: Marcel J | Sun 13th Sep 2020 | 3 years ago
Does exactly what it claims, fits the bill if you are looking for simple, clean, comfortable bed etc. Especially convenient in the current Corvid climate as there is no contact with receptionist or other visitors unless you require help, as the entrance is via a keypad. Also the microwave and fridge mean that if you want a take - away, or deliveries, you can heat food up. The property has steep stairs so perhaps not suitable for everybody.
Caroline thank for your detailed comments following your stay with us. For us it is very important to know which facilities guests appreciate and by making your feedback public it is helpful for others thinking of staying with us. Kind regards Martin Dunne (owner)
Reviewer: Mrs C | Sat 12th Sep 2020 | 3 years ago
Great place, easy to find and well-equipped. Good value for money.
Reviewer: Sara R | Wed 26th Aug 2020 | 3 years ago
We liked the complimentary drinks in the fridge and the security of being able to lock the outside door whilst allowing our daughter to freely come into our room. The rooms were clean and restocked each day. The parking was handy and we would stay again if we visit Colchester again
Thank you for your comments following your stay with us and we are very pleased to learn that the quad suite met your needs. We note your feedback regarding the double bed and it can be difficult to find one that suits the majority of guests so somewherebetween hard and firm tends to suit most and hope to perhaps see you again in the future
Reviewer: Stuart N | Mon 24th Aug 2020 | 3 years ago
The only things are the stairs, which are squeaky and you want to not disturb the others, and the room door doesn't close softly, also making a bit of noise.The rest was great.
Reviewer: Valentin F | Tue 18th Aug 2020 | 3 years ago
10-15 minute walk from the station. Self- check in, convenient in these covid-19 times. Steep stairs up to small double, room 3. Bed was comfortable, shower efficient and room had handy fridge and microwave. Good value for money.
Cynthia thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and we are very pleased that the facilities we offer suited your needs.
Reviewer: Cynthia C | Tue 18th Aug 2020 | 3 years ago
I had stayed here previously and was impressed with the amount of little extras that make your stay more comfortable. I only stopped for one night but it would be a home from home for longer stays with the fridge, microwave, iron and ironing board and so on. A great find!
Kerry we really appreciate your feedback so that we know what guests value most and thank you for your custom once again
Reviewer: Kerry H | Mon 17th Aug 2020 | 3 years ago
Reviewer: Kecskes T | Tue 11th Aug 2020 | 3 years ago
We had a very comfortable stay.The room was very clean, small, but very adequate.There was everything you needed.The host was extremely helpful and made you feel special.We will definitely stay again when we need to come to Colchester.
Reviewer: Mr M | Tue 7th Jul 2020 | 3 years ago
It was a little small but it's all you really need for staying the night. The shower was good and you have a fridge and microwave. For the price you can't go wrong .
Reviewer: Kieran Y | Mon 6th Jul 2020 | 3 years ago
Great room with everything you need. Fab shower, handy fridge and microwave, complimentary water, juice and coffee. Comfy bed, easy access to town, parking right outside, and a friendly host who’s easily contactable if needed. And in these current circumstances, being completely self service check in and no communal areas made it feel completely safe. Thank you - I shall be back!
Reviewer: Kate M | Tue 23rd Jun 2020 | 3 years ago
It was a pleasure to stay..no complaints at all...easy check in, very clean, comfy bed, excellent facilities with the fridge, microwave etc... fantastic powerful shower.All the other residents were very respectful. Would highly recommend...
Helen we really appreciate your very informative and positive feedback following your stay with us.
Reviewer: Helen P | Mon 22nd Jun 2020 | 3 years ago
When we had gotten in to bed there were a few dead flys on top of the sheets which we wasn’t happy with which we had deal with it ourselves! Apart from that the room was very cosy and welcoming!
Hope thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear what you have described but unfortunately during the hotter weather when windows are opened flies and moth etc are likely to come in and there really anything we can do about that. However we are pleased that you described your room as cosy and welcoming.
Reviewer: Hope T | Sun 21st Jun 2020 | 3 years ago
Efficient booking and entrance to the house.Very clean room and really comfortable bed.Room felt secure with strong fire door.Great location close to station and easy walk to Myland village shops and recreation ground.
Julie thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are very pleased you had a pleasant stay and and it met your needs. Regards Martin Dunne
Reviewer: Julie M | Sun 31st May 2020 | 3 years ago
Paul many thanks for your feedback
Reviewer: Paul J | Fri 29th May 2020 | 3 years ago
Lovely little room very clean and tidy fridge and microwave oven everything you need, amazing staff! Definitely stay again!
Tony thank you for such positive feed back which we really value and hope to see you again some time in the future
Reviewer: Tony A | Sat 23rd May 2020 | 3 years ago
Very organised, clean and comfortable stay.I am very grateful for my stay hereThe staff are amazing friendly and happy to helpI will defo be back again
Reviewer: Hannah A | Sat 4th Apr 2020 | 3 years ago
10 out of ten mini fridge microwave iron proper place to stay no hassle
Reviewer: Joe N | Mon 23rd Mar 2020 | 3 years ago
This was not the property or room that we viewed online...we were given Bergholt Road lodge which as I said isn't the same photos we saw online.Room was very small for 2 adults with nowhere to sit except the bed. All needs were met as it contained everything that is needed. Kettle, microwave, small fridge,complimentary water and fruit juice, tea coffee sugar milk etc which was replenished at our request, small iron and board and hairdryer. Room was too hot which is set by the owner and cant be changed manuallyyou can just turn the radiator down had to keep window open. Also none of our towels were changed whilst we were there. Bed very comfortable. A pleasant stay with a good location for us.
thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to learn we fell short of your expectations. You booked via booking.com and we have no control over how they display our property but I have just checked and we have a total of 45 photos on there which are all up to date and show the complete range of rooms we have. The room you stayed in is our smallest and cheapest and we do describe it on our site as ideally only being suited to one person even though there is a double bed in it. I was somewhat surprised about your comments about the heating because as per the signage in the room, the overall temperature is controlled automatically, in each room you can turn the heating up and down or off. In relation to towels, our FAQs do state that we change these on every third day but did ask whether you needed anything and should you have wanted them changed, had you have asked us we would have done this. WE are pleased at the many positive aspects of your feedback and it appears that some of the other areas could have been improved upon with better communication and we shall look to address this but thank you for your custom
Reviewer: Karen R | Mon 16th Mar 2020 | 3 years ago
For me and for my family this wasnt a holiday. I was moving homes and needed a place to stay. The price was very friendly and the staff that i reached trough the phone number was also friendly.So this place if fully automated, makes it easy and quick to check in and check out. What i could suggest is, to check the extra blankets provided, some where a bit dirty sadly, the heating could be a bit higher around 5 or 7pm it was noticably cold.But thats about it really, nice clean and well equiped. The quad room were awesome!
Reviewer: Bozart R | Sat 14th Mar 2020 | 3 years ago
We originally booked as we had intentions to go out and return in the early hours and the 24 hours access was appealing for this. The ease of access and the communication from the provider was good. Offsite parking was a bonus. We were welcomed to warm cosy room with dimmable lighting to set the mood for a couple. The shower facilities were good and the bed was clean and comfortable. Checkout is 11am but we booked an extra day with the intention to stay in. Overall a good stay and would return again in the future
Reviewer: Stuart B | Tue 3rd Mar 2020 | 3 years ago
Have stayed many times, very comfortable "like a tiny home from home".Big thank you to staff & owner.
Reviewer: Rill T | Wed 26th Feb 2020 | 3 years ago
it was a nice experience but te stairs was too steep for me as a retired fellow may be next time room one or two down the stairs may be better for me because each time i claim the stairs i have to be extra careful not to mix my step or fall, apart from that , it was lovely on the main road closer to petrol station shop and many thanks for the compliment drinks
Reviewer: Ade B | Mon 24th Feb 2020 | 3 years ago
Actually, my stay in Railway Sleeper Slodge was amazing, I enjoyed it. However, the lighting in the room was not functional, I had to use my phone light in the room.The light in the room needs to be repaired.
Abdullah thank you for custom and we are pleased overall your stay was enjoyable. We are not sure what you meant by the lights in the room as we have tested them and they are working normally. We have dimmable lights which you operate by pushingthe round switch button down and rotating depending on how bright you want the lighting. If you were experiencing problems suing this then had you have called us we could have helped. Do feel free to come back to us though if we have not understood what the problem was you experienced.
Reviewer: Abdullahi J | Thu 30th Jan 2020 | 3 years ago
Stayed for one night with my two adult sons so they could visit Essex uni (3.5 miles away). Easy to find parked on road overnight. Rooms comfortable with all we could need including complimentary drinks. We had tewo rooms within a room a double and twin sharing an ensuite. Perfect for us. Definitely recommend and stay again
Lisa thank you so much for your positive feedback and we look forward to you staying with us some time again in the future
Reviewer: Lisa S | Fri 24th Jan 2020 | 3 years ago
Very comfortable bed nice and warm in the room when I walked in as it was a very cold day love the checking in system nice and central for town.
Reviewer: Idris P | Thu 23rd Jan 2020 | 3 years ago
Fantastic value for money. Very clean. Had everything needed. Had a sense that they care.
Reviewer: Henry R | Mon 6th Jan 2020 | 3 years ago
Wasn't happy to discover that I'd been given the wrong location, when booking on the site. Was even less happy, when discovering that there was no reception, or on site staff. The place was incredibly noisy. Kids above me yelling & jumping around untill after midnight. Then loud drunken couples carrying on & arguing outside my room. Froze the first night, before discovering in the morning that there were small shutter windows, open above the main windows, that were consealed by the blinds. Also, the price went up during booking (failed to include taxes in bait price). Had I known that there were no management, or staff, on site, I would not of booked it. All round unpleasant experience! ??
we are very sorry to read your review of your stay with us and are disappointed you did not contact us to tell us your concerns. you booked via booking.com and it is very clearly stated we do not have a staff reception and we operate self check in. This was also stated in the confirmation we emailed you. I as a manger was on site throughout your stay and this is on the notice in the porch area. I am unsure what you mean about the price went up during your stay as you booked via booking,com and would need to take that up with them. As we make very clear, we are cheaper than local alternatives but area budget operation and encourage guests to read in advance what we offer so that they dont just select us on price. We nevertheless thank you for your custom on this occasion
Reviewer: Spencer B | Mon 6th Jan 2020 | 3 years ago
This budget room came with a few surprises - disable plates and utensils - which made mealtimes a little easier. A pleasant stay: quiet,close to amenities and hassle-free. Friendly and accommodating staff allowing an earlier check-in despite short notice. Thank you.????
Reviewer: Dot K | Sun 22nd Dec 2019 | 3 years ago
Staff good .all clean. Nice fixturesbed too narrow and hard.like sleeping on floor. Pillow hard noisy from traffic. Extractor not turning off in bathroom. Towel rail not heating
Reviewer: Alan L | Mon 16th Dec 2019 | 3 years ago
Simple, clean and good value.Communication and check in straight forward.Will stay again.
Reviewer: Sonja M | Sun 15th Dec 2019 | 3 years ago
The room was spotless and good location
Reviewer: Thomas D | Mon 18th Nov 2019 | 4 years ago
The Railway Sleeper Lodge is always very clean and the rooms are comfortable. Stay here fairly often and have never had and complaints. A great place to stay.
Reviewer: Angela S | Wed 30th Oct 2019 | 4 years ago
Good value for the price you pay for a room. Everything you need is there.
Reviewer: johan | Tue 29th Oct 2019 | 4 years ago
Have stayed here a few times, rooms are always clean and comfortable, very good value for money
Reviewer: Barry B | Mon 28th Oct 2019 | 4 years ago
Great price for two great rooms.Very clean and lots of little extras like bottled water, juice and a fridge.Great communication from the host.5 Stars
we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future some time
Reviewer: Sean F | Sun 20th Oct 2019 | 4 years ago
People above very noisy, they must of walked 10 miles or more through the night.up and down stairs non stop.
We are sorry to hear that you were disturbed by guests above you. Unfortunately though there is very little we can do if a guest is walking around their room at night time as you have stated. Had you have alerted us to this then we most certainly would have brought this to the attention of the guests. We thank you for your custom and sorry our budget style accommodation did not suit you.
Reviewer: MERVYN H | Mon 7th Oct 2019 | 4 years ago
Perfectly adequate amd good value for money. Would stay again
Reviewer: Lorraine K | Sun 6th Oct 2019 | 4 years ago
Im a nursing students and i have been doing my placement on Colchester general hospital.Each time im on placement, i lodge at Railway slipper lodge.The rooms are cleaned every day.I feel athome each time im there.
Reviewer: Peace A | Sat 5th Oct 2019 | 4 years ago
it was the second time we stayed on The Railway Sleeper and we had a great time. the rooms are small but equipped with every comfort. It's ideal for short or longer stay. and I'm sure I'll back again
thank you for staying with us again and for your positive comments and we look forward to seeing you again in the future
Reviewer: Stefania G | Wed 2nd Oct 2019 | 4 years ago
There's a lot of privacy since you rarely meet stuff. The room was very good, clean, and had probably more than what you need.
Reviewer: Leonidas P | Thu 26th Sep 2019 | 4 years ago
My son and I stayed for 2 nights, so ideally we needed 2 rooms but this was prohibitively expensive in the majority of Colchester hotels.The property was easy to find, and easy to access. Comfortable rooms, the fridge and microwave were a huge benefit as we could eat for way less and much more healthily than we normally would using fast food outlets.There is a huge Asda just at the bottom of the road.Only negative was that parking was not very easy to access as we were using a van, but on street parking was fine
Reviewer: Adrian W | Mon 9th Sep 2019 | 4 years ago
Canâ€™t believe such a small room could fit so many amenities in. Yes itâ€™s small, but itâ€™s all the size you need and is perfectly comfortable. Only downside I would say is perhaps the decoration is a bit dated and some maintenance needs to be done but it really didnâ€™t bother me all that much and I will definitely book again
Reviewer: Bronagh D | Tue 3rd Sep 2019 | 4 years ago
Accommodation was a house in a residential areaWe had the front room bedroom 8. Very small not really comfortable with a dog and basket. Made worse by guests arriving at 12.15am and parking in front of the window with lights blaring through. Then up and down noisy stairs and sorting out in the bedroom above. Because the room was small it was extremely hot.Positive things: complimentary water and orange. Reasonable bathroom although the shower could have been cleaner.
Thank you for your feedback and we are very sorry to learn you did not have a comfortable stay. We should point at that when you stayed it was exceptionally hot with overnight temperatures over 20 degrees. Also when travelling with a dog, a bigger place with air conditioning would be ideal. We do advertise small but compact rooms and this is reflected in the prices we charge as we are considerably cheaper than other hotels for what we offer. We can assure you the bath mat was not from a previous guest at these are changed each time but may have been taken out of the dryer too soon. We shall address your comments about the shower with the housekeeper which we were most surprised to learn. We do recognise that our type of budget accommodation wont suit everyrone but thank you for your custom on this occasion.
Reviewer: Marie W | Tue 27th Aug 2019 | 4 years ago
We had a very good stay at the Railway Sleeper Lodge on Sunday night. The rooms were clean, tidy and had everything we needed for a comfortable nightâ€™s stay. The mini fridge with complimentary orange juice and water was a lovely touch.We had a quad room which was two rooms and a bathroom and suited us really well. We cannot fault this lodge and would stay here again if we were in the area.
Reviewer: Donna R | Tue 27th Aug 2019 | 4 years ago
I'd recommend staying at this lodge clean and tidy room with all amenities kind regards nick
thank you very much for your positive feedback which we truly value
Reviewer: Nick K | Mon 5th Aug 2019 | 4 years ago
We were visiting friends who live in the same road so very convenient , near a spa shop for little extras . One off road parking space . Very clean , comfortable beds.shower room en-suite to the front bedroom onto a fairly busy road , back room istwin ,so I had to wait for my friend to wake . It is real value for money as though it is basic itâ€™s very clean with everything you need. Good check in ad check out service , thought has goneinto providing tourist leaflets too.
thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback and we look to perhaps seeing you again in the future
Reviewer: Helena P | Mon 5th Aug 2019 | 4 years ago
We had a 2 bedroom suite with shared shower room, which was perfect for our needs as a couple with our adult son. The rooms were both clean and comfortable, with well thought out equipment including ironing boards, fridge, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities, etc.The entry system worked well and the property was easy to find. I'll certainly consider booking again in the future.
Gillian thanks for your feedback which is greatly valued
Reviewer: Gillian T | Mon 5th Aug 2019 | 4 years ago
This was my second stay at the railway sleeper and certainly wonâ€™t be the last, from the easy self check in to rooms that our spotlessly clean and equipped with microwave and fridge with the nice touch of bottled water and orange within,finally the real star of the show a great bathroom with power shower.
thanks once again for your very positive feedback and for us to know that the little extras we offer are valued by our customers and we value your custom
Reviewer: Alan M | Sat 27th Jul 2019 | 4 years ago
The railway slipper lodge is a neat and lovely place for a short or weekend break.It hasall the amenities in the room. As a student, there is a microwave to reheat your food and all a fridge to preserve your food and drinks
Reviewer: Peace A | Wed 24th Jul 2019 | 4 years ago
Pleasant budget rooms, easy booking in service, good guest trays with goods to use for microwave. Only issues was shower head, edges of bathroom floor and inside of radiator could do with a good deep clean.The standard of sheet on the bed in one of or rooms was not good. As said budget hotel with easy parking.
thank you for your detailed feedback and we shall investigate your comments about the shower head. As its a hard water area where we are located we do de scale showers heads regularly so it may need to be replaced. We dont normally like to distinguish between normal cleaning and deep cleaning as we already have a very detailed cleaning checklist which is followed each time and some of the points you have raised which are very valid are more down to wear & tear but we are due to re decorate very soon so that will address these. Thanks once again.
Reviewer: Janet M | Sun 21st Jul 2019 | 4 years ago
Perfectly located as only a few minutes walk from the train station.The facilities were flawless and the rooms were spotless.Would definitely use this accommodation again.
thank you so much for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future
Reviewer: John M | Mon 8th Jul 2019 | 4 years ago
WE BOOKED 2 ROOMS, A SMALL ONE FOR OUR DAUGHTER AND A LARGER ONE FOR US.Quick easy booking, but we did not get the text with the door code - however a simple phone call sorted that.The stairs in the house are steep but the rooms were lovely - def recommend and we will return !
Reviewer: Susan K | Mon 8th Jul 2019 | 4 years ago
Great value.Like that there is microwave in room and you havnt got to go lookinh for a iron a d board all in the room. The only thing letting this place down is the cleanliness I would not accept seeing some1 else shite on the toilet pan and toilet not cleaned properly. Come on this really isnt acceptable!!
Sharon thank you for your feedback and obviously its great to hera the complimentary aspects to it. We were very suprised to read your comments about cleanliness as this is something we pride oursleves on and have many reviews praising us for this. Unfortunately you did not report this to us at the time so its impossible for us to investigate and take up with the relevant cleaner. We do always ask that if something is not to a guest\'s satisfaction that they report it to us so that we can make the necessary improvements with however was responsible. Regards Martin Dunne (owner)
Reviewer: Sharon A | Mon 10th Jun 2019 | 4 years ago
Hello was a 1 night stay easy access, cheap as well.if you found a hot water bottle in the bed could you please return it to me as my motherinlaw left it in the bed i will send you the postage for it
Reviewer: James C | Mon 27th May 2019 | 4 years ago
The room was very clean and comfortable
Reviewer: Peace A | Fri 17th May 2019 | 4 years ago
Railway Sleeper Lodge had everything I needed. It was clean and comfy and I had a good night sleep. Also were very accommodating and made changes to my booking no problem. Thank you for a good stay.
Bethan thank you so much for your feedback following your stay and we hope to see you again in the future
Reviewer: Bethan K | Sat 11th May 2019 | 4 years ago
Nice & clean, good facilities, good check in instructions, good value for money.
Reviewer: Sean F | Fri 10th May 2019 | 4 years ago
Stayed for one night in a double. Whilst first impression was not great from outside, once inside the front door this all changed. Very clean and decor was really well presented. Bathroom was a very good size with a large shower cubicle and powerful shower. Was impressed and will definitely stay again.
Paul we really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback - regards Martin Dunne
Reviewer: Paul W | Thu 2nd May 2019 | 4 years ago
I have thought long and hard about leaving this review but I feel frustration and concern about my stay at this hotel so I have had to leave a review that reflects my feelings.Both evenings I was disturbed by kids playing loud music, talking loudly and banging on the floor. On Friday evening it stopped around midnight. On Saturday evening the noise went on through the night. I phoned the hotel and someone told me it would be dealt with. Then a person came out of the room opposite mine and proceeded to tell them that it was the â€œperson belowâ€ them that had complained, and then he repeated it! Bear in mind that I am a woman, staying alone with her dog that is scared of people! I was angered that this person thought this was OK, surely â€œpeople have complainedâ€ would suffice? The music stopped, but the talking, laughing, banging continued until about 5am. My Sunday was an 8 hour seminar followed by a 4-5 hour drive home so it was a bad day to start off with no sleep.I have raised my complaint with the hotel and they have apologised and have refunded me 50% of the cost of my stay.I greatly appreciate this goodwill gesture but the response to my concerns has left me dissatisfied as I feel that I have been dismissed (â€˜we will have to agree to differâ€™) and I am worried that this situation could occur again during any future stay of a woman on her own, an elderly person etc.Their view was that the noise makers were â€˜just youngstersâ€™ and â€˜not a threat in any wayâ€™. In future I want to urge them to consider the fact that the perception of their guests may be different to theirs and that their business depends on whether guests feel comfortable. If the hotel insists on giving the information of who has complained, I think it is only fair, and it is essential, that they inform the person complaining that they are going to do it and gain their consent.Unfortunately, I would not stay here again despite the lack of dog friendly accommodation in the area.
Carol thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that you did not have a pleasant stay. We are somewhat surprised at your comments as you have already made them to us via text message and sent them through to our website also. We had hoped that giving 50% back asa refund was to your satisfaction as you accepted it and did not ask for anything additional.It is quite rare that we have noisy guests and unfortunately in such circumstances we lose out as we are not able to charge the guests in questions for the amount we have refunded you. As a dog owner myself, I fully understand that it can be extra distressing for them, particularly when they are in a strange environment. We donâ€™t accept you statement that you were named and shamed however. When you alerted us first to the problem on the Saturday night of your stay at 23:45, we spoke to the guests and told them to switch their music off or to a level that it could not be heard outside the room. We explained we had had complaints from others guests and in particular those directly beneath them as all they are going to be most affected. We spoke to them again at 12:15 and we believed the noise had stopped, did not think there was still a problem. These guests were youngsters who were apologetic and were not threatening in any way but as can happen, when alcohol has been consumed, were oblivious of their noise levels. Thankfully this does not often happen but we are unsure what else you would have liked us to do. Bearing in mind the time on a Sunday morning, our only option would be to call the police. I cannot guarantee they would attend and if they did there may well be a long wait. They would also want to question all of the guests meaning that everyone is then affected.On a separate issue, parking and places to walk your dog. In the confirmation we emailed you, we advise that we have limited parking but you can park on the road overnight without restriction. We also point out places to close by to walk your dog.We regret that our place was not suitable for you but do feel we have done everything we could under the circumstances.
Reviewer: Carol M | Thu 2nd May 2019 | 4 years ago
Enjoyed an excellent stay at the lodge with my husky Yoshi. Very comfortable, warm and clean. Just what we needed. Thank you so much for having us and being so supportive. PM
Reviewer: Hans M | Mon 29th Apr 2019 | 4 years ago
Very clean and comfy. Would deffinatly stay again if in the area. Stunning deep bath and power shower in the upstairs bathroomðŸ‘
Reviewer: Ricky P | Sun 24th Mar 2019 | 4 years ago
Very clean and comfy. Would deffinatly stay again if in the area. Stunning deep bath and power shower in the upstairs bathroomðŸ‘
Reviewer: Ricky P | Sun 24th Mar 2019 | 4 years ago
Exactly what was needed - a place to sleep with a few extras.Hair dryer, iron and ironing board, microwave, little fridge etc.We travelled from different corners of country for a funeral and it was just so convenient and brilliantly placed for walking to the station to meet one of our party.Massive choice of eateries within a mile and a half.Slept like a log.Wouldn't hesitate to recommend
Reviewer: Patricia E | Tue 19th Mar 2019 | 4 years ago
Management of the hotel are very responsive.Ideal location for me.I stay regularly.
Reviewer: James W | Fri 15th Mar 2019 | 4 years ago
Spotlessly clean and conveniently located.Great value for money. Suits my needs absolutely. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Angela S | Thu 28th Feb 2019 | 4 years ago
Very clean with good facilities.Ideal fir station and hospital.Fridge contained complimentary water bottles and others.
Reviewer: Linda G | Thu 28th Feb 2019 | 4 years ago
I came in late at night, but was remotely guided in perfectly, no problems. Location only 15min walk from the station was also a good feature. I found a nice room wih lovely shower, comfy bed and some refreshments I enjoyed a lot. I had to get up early, so spent only a few hours, but the room was all good. Highly recommended. For and extended stay, or with company, I might have liked a larger room, probably.
Reviewer: Erik A | Wed 27th Feb 2019 | 4 years ago
Very comfortable place. I like how the room came with a good amount of facilities. The private bathroom was 5 star and luxurious. The staff were quite attentive and allowed us for an early check in. Only downside is the walls are thin and you can noise from other guests. Overall great value for money and I would definitely come back.
Reviewer: Matthew G | Sun 17th Feb 2019 | 4 years ago
Basic accommodation but everything you really need if youâ€™re happy to avoid luxuries. Very comfortable beds and amazing shower! I felt safe with the code on the front door and the area is well lit with parking round the back. Mugs for tea and coffee and plastic cutlery and plates left out to use. My only criticism was that the mugs in my room werenâ€™t very clean. Otherwise the room, and house was spotless. Very happy with my stay and would be happy to stay again for the price I paid.
Reviewer: Rachel D | Sat 2nd Feb 2019 | 4 years ago
I originally booked the interconnected rooms with 3 single beds but the owner had to move us due to an issue. We weâ€™re accommodated in a double room and a family room. Both rooms were clean and warm and although the family room didnâ€™t have an en-suite, it did have a huge private bathroom. The orange juice and bottled water were nice touches. Only disappointment was we realised at 10.30 pm we didnâ€™t have any tea bags in the family room & had to take one of the 2 teabags from my Motherâ€™s double room. Meant we could only have orange juice in the morning but not enough of an issue to affect my rating. Good value & rooms were bigger than expected.
Reviewer: Sara P | Mon 21st Jan 2019 | 4 years ago
The Railway Sleeper Lodge is very clean and comfortable and also very good value for money. I woukd highly recommend it to anyone seeking convenient, good accommodation in Colchester.
Sara thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you ran out of tea bags but should you be in the area again and stay with us, you can call the housekeeper at any time during your stay should you require anything.
Reviewer: Angela S | Sat 5th Jan 2019 | 4 years ago
Easy booking, easy collection of key, no issues, clean tidy lovely and warm. Had to run the hot tap along time but once the water was hot there was plenty and found the shelf in the bathroom a difficult height, made it difficult to brush my teeth.
Reviewer: Lesley B | Wed 19th Dec 2018 | 4 years ago
3x3m but everything there, also fridge(bit tired), microwave, bathroom, heating, wifi,...
Reviewer: Jan M | Sat 15th Dec 2018 | 4 years ago
Again we enjoyed our stay at the Lodge, it has all we require, usually it is myself my two daughters and the two ðŸ•, but this time my daughter who lives in Australia joined us.There was still enough room, and the facilities were ample.We don't look for anywhere else to stay when we visit Colchester
Reviewer: Patricia S | Tue 11th Dec 2018 | 4 years ago
The room was comfortable but the pink voile makes the room look like a knocking shop from the road and not very inviting.
Lisa thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear of the rather disparging connotations you feel our pink voiles convey. Pinks are part of the reds family and are very popular in the hotel trade and we have had many positive comments about the warmth and homeliness they offer compared to typical white. We realise colour likes and dislikes are totally subjective and accept this one aspect was not to your liking but thank you for your custom and feedback
Reviewer: Lisa H | Mon 19th Nov 2018 | 5 years ago
I stayed at this place with my 12 yr old daughter. i was pleasantly surprised by all the facilities available to us including WiFi, fridge, TV (working), kettle with brew kit, black out blinds and heating.Overall a comfortable stay and value for money - Definite Recommendation from me.
Reviewer: Roy L | Mon 5th Nov 2018 | 5 years ago
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Reviewer: Abdullah A | Fri 26th Oct 2018 | 5 years ago
Very lovely clean room. Everything was thought off. Comfortable bed. Quiet house. Wouldn't be put off booking again.
Reviewer: Zoe R | Sun 21st Oct 2018 | 5 years ago
This was the second time Ive booked my family members to stay at The Railway Sleeper. I live locally but due to limited space need to accomodate family somewhere else to sleep. This guest house offers everything you need. Booking process is easy and the process of collecting keys has never caused any issues to the guests. Would defenitelly recomend and use again.
Reviewer: Joanna K | Tue 16th Oct 2018 | 5 years ago
Excellent service/rooms/showers everything was to our expectations. We will be staying here again when we visit our family. Thank you lovely hosts
Reviewer: Lin J | Tue 16th Oct 2018 | 5 years ago
No one was present when checked in. An email was sent in advance to indicate entry procedure. Worked ok.
Colin thanks for your feedback. We are pleased all went well and as a self check in operation hope that we make it as clear as we can both on our site and follow on communications after bookingthat you are unlikely to see staff during your stay.
Reviewer: Colin S | Sun 7th Oct 2018 | 5 years ago
Easy to find, clear instructions via text to confirm key code entry. The room was small and compact but there was everything you need in the room. Comfortable bed, which offered a good nights sleep. I will be staying here again when I next come to Colchester.
Reviewer: Adam S | Tue 25th Sep 2018 | 5 years ago
The hotel is really cute, rooms are clean and modern. The absence of a checkin hall sometimes can be a problem but it is well orgsnized. Staff is kind and always available to help you when you call them.thank you for the nice stay
Reviewer: Giulia M | Sun 23rd Sep 2018 | 5 years ago
Pleasing stay at the Railway Sleeper. Room was comfortable with all the amenities I could want and more.Only one thing that let it down was that the remote did not work with the tv. Had to find buttons on tv and change manually!
Reviewer: David P | Thu 7th Jun 2018 | 5 years ago
Stayed here a few times - really convenient, handy for the station and a great idea if you donâ€™t want the formality of a hotel.
Reviewer: Richie R | Sun 29th Apr 2018 | 5 years ago
Our staff have stayed here on several occasions for business purposes. Always accommodating and helpful, rooms clean, tidy and well equipped. Any problems have been dealt with immediately and resolved satisfactorily.
Reviewer: Karen T | Mon 5th Mar 2018 | 5 years ago