County Hotel Chelmsford

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of County Hotel Chelmsford

County Hotel Chelmsford

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Chelmsford with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

294 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Meeting Facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is S$159
Price available on 01/08/2022
29 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, England, CM1 2PZ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • 5 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Conference space
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Chelmsford
  • Hylands House and Park - 7 min drive
  • Ingatestone Hall - 11 min drive
  • Chelmsford City Racecourse - 11 min drive
  • Hanningfield Reservoir - 12 min drive
  • Great Notley Country Park - 19 min drive
  • Hockley Woods - 18 min drive
  • Festival Leisure Park - 20 min drive
  • Eastgate Shopping Centre - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 23 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 24 min drive
  • London City Airport (LCY) - 56 min drive
  • Chelmsford Station - 5 min walk
  • Wickford Hatfield Peverel Station - 10 min drive
  • Ingatestone Station - 10 min drive

About this property

County Hotel Chelmsford

Located near a train station, County Hotel Chelmsford is a great choice for a stay in Chelmsford. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Samphire Restaurant, which serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a bar/lounge and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Taking the kids

  • Children's menu

Working away

  • Business center
  • 5 meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Samphire Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between GBP 8.00 and GBP 15.00 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

County Chelmsford
County Hotel
County Hotel Chelmsford
The County Hotel Chelmsford Essex
County Hotel Chelmsford Hotel
County Hotel Chelmsford Chelmsford
County Hotel Chelmsford Hotel Chelmsford

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Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Poor value
I cannot really recommend this hotel. The bar and food service was poor (we are still waiting for mayonnaise I asked for at dinner), the rooms were small and dated. The hotel is a maze of corridors which are poorly signposted. Rooms were too hot and noisy. I travel regularly for business and this was one of the least value hotels I’ve stayed in during the last few years. Definitely not worth £120 per night.
Duncan, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

County Hotel, Chelmsford - Adequate
No air-con and rooms can get quite stuffy and hot even with small window open. Breaker for electric towel rail wasn't immediately obvious and I'd recommend turning that off when not drying stuff. Rather crude manual lift only goes to first floor so make sure you can carry your luggage up a flight of stairs in case you get allocated a second floor room. Staff are friendly.
Robert, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Suggest do not stay
4 star a joke. Should be 2 star. Decor needs replaced. Shower head leaks. Bath leaks. no air con. Floors uneven. Unhelpul staff. Hotel only worth £40 a night.
2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good place to stay
Great place to stay, would definitely go back
Carl, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly staff and good food but our last night badly disturbed by a loud party which the hotel did stop at 1.30
Gregory, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly service, clean and comfortable
Very friendly service, welcoming and helpful staff.Room was clean and comfortable.
L, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

expedia, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

It was quite a long way up and down stairs to get to a very small dated room. The en-suite needed update and the shower ran cold. The bed was hard and should have had a topper
Anita, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dean, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Neither liked or disliked anything.
Christine, 2-night trip
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