Multifunctional and stylish hotel in the centre of Chelmsford, Essex
The County Hotel Chelmsford serves a variety of purposes making it an ideal stopping point for those visiting Essex or even London.
With amenities that serve tourists and business people alike, as well as the capacity to cater for weddings, this 3-star establishment is ideal for the majority of travellers.
The 50 guestrooms vary in size, from singles to luxury doubles or even a luscious suite. Each room includes en-suite bathroom facilities as well as a number of amenities to add a homely feel to each visitors stay. A large, flat-screen television with satellite channels, a telephone, tea and coffee making facilities (as well as complimentary biscuits), and a trouser press are all found within.
The hotels varying conference and meeting rooms are ideal for groups of fluctuating sizes. Rooms can sit delegates theatre style, boardroom style, or classroom style. Business stationary and electronic devices come as standard as does refreshments. Dinner can also be added to each package. Similarly, these function rooms are suitable for wedding events.
The hotels restaurant, the County Kitchen, has recently been awarded an AA Rosette for fine dining. Guests can enjoy its varied menu and stylish dining. Ingredients are sourced both locally and nationally and are always fresh and tasty. A Sunday carvery proves popular with guests and townspeople alike.
Guests at the County Hotel Chelmsford can enjoy a number of attractions in this Essex town. A number of historically significant buildings are situated within the town limits including Chelmsford Cathedral, a huge gothic structure that looms over its surroundings. Inside it contains two pipe organs, and celebrates Thomas Hooker, a former town lecturer who departed to the new world where he would found Hartford, Connecticut.
Hylands House, a Grade II* listed building located in Hylands Park, is a popular attraction, with its gardens and stately rooms enticing many a visitor. Despite the interest, it remains quiet and calm. The Shire Hall in the High Street features a Portland Stone faade that gives it a similar wealthy appearance to the buildings on Londons Regent Street.
For those interested in the history of the town, which has been in existence since pre-Roman times, should visit the Chelmsford Museum. Also contained within is the Essex Regimental Museum, a celebration of the military forces of the county.
Three large viaducts, which carry the London to Norwich railway line, can be found in the town. For railway enthusiasts as well as everyday folk, these huge archways are visually impressive.
For those that fancy a trip away from the town, the railway station serves the destinations of London, Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, and Braintree. The capital is just a 35 minute train journey with regular services to Liverpool Street. This makes a day trip more than reasonable. Fellow Essex town Colchester is a similar distance to the east. Like Chelmsford it has many sites of historical merit, particularly as it was a provincial capital for the invading Romans.
Regardless of the activities guests decide to partake in, the County Hotel Chelmsford offers comfortable accommodation to relieve that end of day tiredness.