Rothmans BnB. -
Pleasant stay,well looked after,will definitely be back!
Hi WilliamThanks for your review and glad you had a good stay - you will of course be very welcome againKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:William M | Tue 27th Aug 2019 | 2 weeks ago
Home from home -
The house and garden is a calm, relaxed sanctuary of outstanding beauty and heritage.Peter adds homely touches to the stay, a welcome pack full of care and everything you would have in your own home.Security is excellent.Location has great access for countryside and City centre.I would highly recommend.Thank you Peter for helping me feel 'at home', from home.
Hi MargaretThank you for your review - your very kind comments were much appreciated.I\'m glad all went so well for you!Comments like your yours make our efforts feel so worthwhileKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Margaret M | Tue 27th Aug 2019 | 2 weeks ago
A great place to stay very close to work place old creaky building great hosts everything you need at hand last stay had great nights sleep not modern but prices are good for the area
Hi MichaelThanks very muchWe are working on the creaks!Look forward to seeing you againKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Michael H | Sun 25th Aug 2019 | 3 weeks ago
one night stop over -
i found the property actually better than i expected, the room was superb , breakfast was good, and host really nice chap, will be staying again in september as back in the area,had a homely feel to it :-/
Hi RichardThanks very much.Glad we exceeded expectations!Look forward to meeting you againKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:richard k | Sat 24th Aug 2019 | 3 weeks ago
Stay for Theocratic Voluntary work -
A very restful and pleasant stay. Beautiful secluded garden. The shared bathroom facilities worked well.Clean and presentable.
Hi JuneThanks for your review. I\'m glad you had a good stay.A pleasure to meet you.Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:June M | Thu 8th Aug 2019 | 1 month ago
Nice stay -
Lovely Victorian house. Comfortable bed. Allowed to take my little dog. Good breakfast choice. WiFi access. Parking. Very pleasant stay, thank you
DebbieThank you very much for your review. Dogs are always very welcome - usually curious and friendly guests!By the way, the main house is Elizabethan/Victorian, built about 1600, but with many makeovers on different roomsKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Debbie P | Mon 5th Aug 2019 | 1 month ago
I love old buildings, so this is perfect for me, so homely, welcoming, and lovely breakfast.I could not find one thing at fault, at all! Whenever I have to stay in Chelmsford, I will always try this place first. Keep the great work up, and don't change anything! Thanks
Hi HelenIt is lovely to receive a review like this - you are pleased and so are we! It is worth all the expense and effortKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:H R | Mon 5th Aug 2019 | 1 month ago
Love it fantastic I would be staying with again in the near coming months love my bathroom and my delicious breakfast very cleanbathroom and my bedroom
LynetteIt\'s always so pleasing when guest are very happy with their stay. It was lovely to have you as a guestKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Lynette W | Fri 2nd Aug 2019 | 1 month ago
Great stay -
Good breakfast and easy to follow arrival instructions
Hi LaurenThanks\"we are pleased when our aim to please is indeed pleasing!\"Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Lauren G | Sat 29th Jun 2019 | 2 months ago
Victorian room. -
Lovely pleasant house with great garden. Good breakfast selection which is available pretty much when you want. Apart from cooked breakfastwhich is set times. Not a problem for me as I didn’t have it. Good off road parking for my motorcycle which is safe and away from public. More than adequate bathroom facilities (if you don’t mind sharing). I particularly like the fact I can get up very early, help myself and not be followed around. Tea and coffee available all day if wanted. Only negative is bin not emptied often enough, but this is a really tiny moan. This is my third stay and will be back next year as a cricket fan.
MarkThanks very much for your thorough review - it was good to see you again, and you did manage to catch some sunshine, sitting out in the garden.I try to provide a good range of breakfast choices to suit all requirements of health, religion and ethics. The cooked breakfast times I have found to best suit most people (early for work in the week, later for leisure at weekends).There are 2 rooms with ensuite and one with private facilities, but of course they are more expensive The 2 single rooms share 2 shower/toilets and a separate toilet.Thanks for telling me about the bin emptying - an oversight by the cleaners which will now be correctedKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Mark B | Fri 28th Jun 2019 | 2 months ago
quaint and quiet! -
Perfect little B&B, nothing slick, pure character and the owner Peter is great and friendly! I had a little one bedroom with a shared bathroom. Bed was comfortable, shower wasn't amazing but adequate. I enjoyed my short stay and Peter stored my bicycle indoors for me. The breakfast (included) was homely and welcoming, and my porridge was adorned with every condiment I could ask for! I would only have changed the sweetened yoghurt for greek, but there was none. For the price I don't think I've enjoyed a stay more!
Hi HamishGlad you had a good stay - I have a special bond with cyclists from decades of cycling, and my daughter is now a keen cyclist.\"Slick\" I take to be a swipe at fake friendliness and exploitative salesmanship..We are in fact upgrading the showersKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Hamish F | Wed 5th Jun 2019 | 3 months ago
party stay -
Excellent directions to find b&b, parking &rooms.Great cooked breakfast &lots of lovely extras.
PaulineLovely to get that positive feedback and I am pleased you had a good stayKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:pauline p | Wed 29th May 2019 | 3 months ago
Comfortable B&B for business trip -
A good value comfortable accommodation while in town for business. Good breakfast, WiFi, off street parking, comfortable bed, and clean.
MarkGlad your stay went wellThanks for the reviewKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Mark D | Sat 25th May 2019 | 3 months ago
Very nice clean quiet place to stay. Lovely breakfast plenty of parking spaces. Excellent price. Would definitely stay again if working in the area.
AndrewThank you very much for your reviewSo pleased everything suited you so well - and, of course, it would be good to see you here againKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Andrew B | Mon 13th May 2019 | 4 months ago
GOOD VALUE -
Nice clean establishment;received a warm welcome and enjoyed the stay. Good options for breakfast and very good value.
RayThank you very much for your reviewIt is very gratifying when guests feel welcome and enjoy being here at Rothmans (currently bedecked in glorious purple cascades of wisteria)Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Ray C | Mon 6th May 2019 | 4 months ago
Review for Rothmans b&b -
We two friends spent a very comfortable night in the twin Georgian Room. We had everything we needed, very good, hot shower, excellent breakfast, friendly host. Good pub nearby for an evening meal. Highly recommended. Fantastic wisteria!
Hi DeniseThank you for your reviewIt\'s great when guests enjoy so much on offer including the glorious wisteria!I enjoyed talking to you both. Good luck with your fascinating Roman project.Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Denise A | Fri 3rd May 2019 | 4 months ago
Short stay -
Old tidy pleasant building which needs an update regarding shower cubicles etc sealant around shower and sink haas black and yellow mold .Hosts are great
Hi MichaelThanks for the reviewI have checked the shower room and my Handyman is fixing it now (there were only a couple of spots of mould in the corners which is why we missed it)Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Michael H | Sat 27th Apr 2019 | 4 months ago
union meetings -
Hi wonderful as all way 5 ***** many thanks peter
Thanks, Mr Heady - I really feel we\'re doing well when guests leave a clean plate after breakfast!Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:mr m h | Sat 20th Apr 2019 | 4 months ago
Friendly, clean and cosy. Excellent breakfast.
RitaThanks for your review - I am pleased you liked being here and , of course, were given a homely welcomeKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Mrs Rita T | Tue 9th Apr 2019 | 5 months ago
Enjoyable Stay -
Beautiful House!Easy to access via codes emailed, beautiful large four poster room, compact en suite, Large range of cooked breakfast on offer, continental breakfast, cereals, toast etc all on offer too, nice and relaxed time for cold buffet breakfast so that was nice.Staff very polite and happy, nothing too much for them all.
VikkiThank you for your reviewI am so glad your weekend went so well - it keeps us happy!Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:vikki A | Mon 8th Apr 2019 | 5 months ago
Country House Ambience -
Lovely ambience and old world style. Comfortable beds. Excellent breakfast. Good parking and easy access to Chelmsford. Restaurants within walking distance.
DavidThank you very much for your review - I\'m glad you were well catered for in so many ways.Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:David B | Mon 1st Apr 2019 | 5 months ago
Lovely place -
I found Rothmans B&B a friendly and inviting environment. The room was perfect and I was impressed to find they supplied a dressing gown and slippers for me to go to the shower room across the landing. The breakfast was good and all were friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again if I come back to Chelmsford.
SophiaSo pleased you had such a good stayKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:sophia L | Fri 15th Mar 2019 | 6 months ago
Comfortable accommodation -
The bed was very comfortable and my room was large. The wifi was very good. Breakfast was lovely and nice to have access to a microwave.My only issue was with the shower which was quite cold, I used the communal shower on the second morning which was better.
Hi YvonneThanks for your review.I\\\'m glad your stay was mostly suited you very well.I am puzzled by the shower being cold and i shall check it out. It is possible that there was a sudden demand and the hot water tank had virtually drained (someone taking a bath?)Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Yvonne W | Thu 14th Mar 2019 | 6 months ago
Something a little bit special -
Lovely room and the old quirky building with its lovely old furniture and uneven floors makes it interesting and special - a treat to stay. I was only there for one night on a business trip but would definitely stay again. Breakfast was excellent to.
Thanks, Simon. I\\\'m glad all suited you so well.See you again, I hopeKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Simon W | Fri 8th Mar 2019 | 6 months ago
Comfortable stay -
Lovey period building, well furnished room with a comfy bed !Nice traditional breakfast and 3 pubs/food within 5 mins walk. Will happily stay again when in the area.
Hi GaryThank you for the review. I\'m glad you were happy with your stay. Maybe next time you will catch the garden in full bloom? The wisteria in April/May is a glorious cascadeKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Gary H | Thu 7th Mar 2019 | 6 months ago
Charming B&B -
We were visiting an elderly relative who lives nearby. We had a nice room, good night's sleep and excellent breakfast.Lovely old building, full of character. Peter, the host, made us feel welcome.
Hi SallyThank you for your appreciative review - it\'s great when guests have an enjoyable stay.And it\'s easy to welcome such nice people :-)Kind Regards,Peter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Mrs Sally H | Sat 16th Feb 2019 | 7 months ago
one night stay-
an enjoyable stay. good old fashion service which was greatly appreciated. hard to come by these days.lovely room, comfortable bed, clean facilities, great breakfast. will use again when visiting friends in Chelmsford.
Hi JohnThanks very much for your review - great when people have a good experience. And i look forward to welcoming you againKind RegardsPeter Aspbury
Reviewer:John F | Mon 11th Feb 2019 | 7 months ago
Amazing B&B -
If you are staying in the Great Baddow area then this is where you should be staying. Pet friendly and what I believe is one of Baddows oldest buildings with fantastic staff/owners.Cannot recommend high enough, this is definitely our hotel of choice.
NigelI don\'t know what to say!I am especially pleased that you found friendly, helpful people here.reviews like yours do give us such a boostThanks!!Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Nigel S | Fri 1st Feb 2019 | 7 months ago
Charming Georgian House -
Charming Georgian House decorated to suit the period. Comfy beds and a good help yourself breakfast, we enjoyed our stay, and will probably stay again as we have family locally.
Hi SallyThank you for your appreciative review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.I hope to see you againKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Mrs Sally R D | Thu 3rd Jan 2019 | 8 months ago
Always good and reliable -
I stay here often and keep meaning to leave a review! The reason why I am a regular is that I always enjoy my stay. The rooms are comfortable (I have tried all rooms with own bathroom) and the cooked breakfast is a great way to start the day. Peter (the owner) is always very welcoming and you often meet the most interesting people at breakfast. I can highly recommend.
Hi EileenThanks very much for your review - I\'m glad you enjoy your stays and, of course, you are always very welcome and it is always good to see you.I hope we can provides some brief respite from your very busy commitmentsKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Eileen M | Fri 28th Dec 2018 | 8 months ago
Lovely stay -
For the cost, this is a lovely B&B.Peter, the owner, does everything possible to make his guests welcomed and comfortable.Nicely located near a couple of nice restaurants/pubs.
Hi BrendaI am pleased you liked the place and felt welcome and comfortable - and your well behaved dog was too! (Although, Pepsi, my cat did not share that view!)Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:brenda r | Mon 10th Dec 2018 | 9 months ago
very very go as allway many thanks
MauriceThanks - glad your stay was so goodAnd you are always welcome, of courseKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:C/O Maurice H | Fri 7th Dec 2018 | 9 months ago
Beautiful room -
Beautiful room. Great breakfast. Well organised.Would stay again.
Hi AlisonGlad you had a good stay - all the better to refresh you after a hard day\\\'s bell ringing!Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:alison e | Tue 27th Nov 2018 | 9 months ago
A lovely character house great host and perfect location.Would visit again
AnneThank you very much - very kind of you! I\'m so glad you enjoyed your stay (and we could chat about common home ground in Warwickshire)Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Anne W | Mon 26th Nov 2018 | 9 months ago
Cheap, comfortable and customer-friendly -
Very last minute booking, but I immediately received friendly emails with all the relevant information. All accesses were by key codes, so no need to collect and return keys. Very reasonably priced. Slightly old-fashioned, which I liked, very comfortable, and self- service buffet breakfast available when I needed an early departure. Would certainly use it again.
JohnThank you very much for your review and I\'m very pleased all went well for your stayHope to see you again - and maybe you can sample my cooked breakfast?Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:John V | Mon 26th Nov 2018 | 9 months ago
Lovely clean and friendly old period home.close to shops and bus route to town.
Hi DeniseThank you for your review - sounds as if it was good for you . :-)Peter
Reviewer:Denise G | Thu 22nd Nov 2018 | 9 months ago
Four poster and regency room -
Super b&b with lovely owners
LauraThank you so much!Glad you had such a good stayKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Miss. Laura M | Wed 7th Nov 2018 | 10 months ago
owner Peter has surpassed himself in calling this a b &b, this house is fantastic and the breakfast delicious, this 1600th century house is wonderful to stay in and peter makes this a home from home, you have got to try it
Hi ChrisThanks very much for your review - it is great when guests enjoy the heritage and the hospitalityKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:chris V | Fri 19th Oct 2018 | 11 months ago
I recieved a very warm welcome from the host.The room was warm and comfortable. Breakfast was at a high standard with plenty of options. The only downside was having a shared bathroom but that's understandable in such a property.
Hi MarkGlad we could make your stay relaxed and comfortable. The Grade 2 listing preserves the character of the building but also restricts what modifications we can make. Hence the separate facilities for single rooms. However, there are 2 shower/toilets and another separate toilet, all just along from the roomsThanks for your reviewKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Mark D | Fri 19th Oct 2018 | 11 months ago
One night stay -
Very accomodating, clean and comfortable.
Hi NeilThank you! Pleased you had a good stayKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:NEIL W | Sun 14th Oct 2018 | 11 months ago
Very nice indeed-
Very nice Late Tudor period ? B&B situated in very nice area not too far from town centre, lovely breakfast . Rooms clean and tidy and nicely furnished. Would love to stay there again if I'm ever in Chelmsford. I was well looked after. Thank you. Andrew from Gloucester.
Hi AndrewSpot on with the (very) Tudor period - c.1600. Glad your stay was good for you.Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Andrew G | Sun 2nd Sep 2018 | 1 year ago
Edwardian room -
I will prefer if cooked E.breakfast was available sooner, like after 7am and I didn't have wifi signal in my room.
Hi LiviaThanks for your reviewSunday cooked breakfast is later (9am) to suit most people\'s needs eg there were those who had been to a wedding reception the night before. Also, I like to have the opportunity to catch up on my sleep once a week :-). In any case, there is a very good choice in a Continental breakfast at other times (fresh espresso coffee, teas, spreads - jams/marmalade/honey/chocolate, wholemeal and white bread (for toasting, is preferred), ham, salami, yoghurts and, of course, cereals and milk.I am sorry about the wifi - we are battling with BT to finally sort it (the latest is that they \"forgot\" to send the replacement modem. The wifi does work but requires persistent \"tries\" ( this PC suffers in the same way)Thank you againPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Livia H | Mon 27th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
Very pleased -
Friendly and helpful proprietor and admin, both before and during stay.Property with character and pleasant garden.Location perfect for my needs.Very good value.Great to be able to use self-serve arrangement with ample supplies when leaving too early for breakfast serviceWould definitely like to stay again.Person in next room persistently allowed door to slam loudly, and another visitor accidentally locked themselves out of room, so perhaps a controlled door closer could help alleviate both these matters.It would also be handy to have a couple of shelves or hangers to use in the toilet/shower rooms.Really enjoyed my short stay and would have liked to stay longer.
RachelThank you very much for your appreciative review.We note down all suggestions in a diary so we can sort them - yours are very helpfulKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Rachel B | Sat 25th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
Lovely quirky old house and lovely details -
Unique and charming, great value and excellent breakfast
MaryVery pleased that everything suited you so wellWarm RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:mrs mary anne c | Sun 19th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
The Essex Way -
What a gorgeous place this is - the building is absolutely beautiful - we stayed in The Regency Room - after walking 18 miles it was heaven to relax in such a lovely spacious room. Peter, our host, was most welcoming &made us a delicious breakfast from the vast choice available - the by range of preserves I've ever seen!!
PaulineI\'m so pleased all was so good for you!And an 18mile walk deserves a good rest and refuellingKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Pauline B | Fri 17th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
My stay in Chelmsford lovely B&B Rothmans -
The bedroom was nice, big,and comfortable.Owner , Peter, very friendly and helpful.My first night was great;early breakfast, excellent coffee, and home cooking.Second night, I had neighbours talking outlaud in the middle of the night, one of those things;later breakfast , I took it upstairs. Good bacon , and tomatoes.I would recommend to stay and see things around.
Hi JoannaThank you for your review and recommendation - glad most things went well for youThe Georgian Room should have been quiet, so I\'m sorry you had noisy neighbours on the 2nd nightWarm RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Joanna J | Fri 17th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
its absolutely all good.. perfect place and all good .just wifi its a bit annoying but i guess this matter of the area as i could not get a clear signal of my mobile
Hi JoaoThanks for your review - I\'m glad you had such a good experienceOn the wifi - we eventually had the BT engineer around this afternoon (after futile weeks of trying to get through or to get them to take responsibility for faulty equipment). So hopeflly that is now sortedKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Joao B | Mon 13th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
OK so no en suite in my room but that was reflected in the price. It's a gorgeous old building. Comfortable room, great breakfast sitting at shared tables so friendly conversation. Good communications and I could check in any time so very convenient.
Hi JulianThank you for your appreciative reviewI am so pleased you took advantage of the character and atmosphere.Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Julian T | Mon 13th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
One night stay -
Very comfortable room.
Reviewer:BOB H | Sun 12th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
rothmans bed and breakfast -
such a lovely house and very comfortable the owner peter was so welcoming would stay again
JackieThank you!So glad all went wellYou will, of course, always be welcomeKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:jackie d | Thu 9th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
Rothmans B and B -
I was made to feel welcome and the room was very spacious and comfortable. The only downside was the bathroom is tiny, you can hardly get in, let alone sit on the toilet and I am only small!
Hi ZoeThank you for your reviewI am glad you enjoyed the Four Poster and you were of course very welcome!The toilet shower is indeed \\\"compact\\\" - one of the penalties of conforming to a Grade 2 listing which preserves the character of the 400 year old building. I have stayed in that room and found the space OK (i am 6\\\'1\\\" with long legs). However, I shall install a walk-in shower when funds become available (expensive)Kind ReghardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:zoe F | Mon 6th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
I stayed in the Georgian roomLovely dual aspect very comfortablebed,super clean with seperate privatebathroom a very easy going host anda superb breakfast.thank you Peter
Hi DavidThank you for your generosity and appreciationI am very pleased it was such a good experience for you - it makes all our efforts worthwhileKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:David T | Fri 27th Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
Rothmans B & B -
Warm Reception. Nice people but the floor was a bit noisy and itsa busy Road so noises from the car passing did help if you want a quite place to stay. I didn't really enjoy my breakfast but it an individual preferenceOtherwise it ok
Hi LindaThank you for your review and your appreciationYour room has secondary glazing to cut out the noise, but I guess you opened the window because of the hot weather. We have now put in a large fan to cool the room.Creaky floorboards are a problem in a 400 year old building - we will seek them out and secure them betterKind RegardsPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Linda M | Sat 21st Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
Very enjoyable stay at this beautiful and historic house. Peter was very welcoming and efficient.
Hi AnthonyGlad you enjoyed this place - it even has its ancient air conditioning in the shading from the wisteria.Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Anthony H | Mon 16th Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
wont come back -
just could not get on with the mechanical door code machines on the bedroom door and front door.Twice we had to speak to the owner as our bedroom door lock wouldn't work, he had difficulty on one occasion, Perhaps Change them for digital door locks Wont come back because of it.
Hi ThelmaThanks for your feedback and I shall investigate alternativesThe lock has been perfect since, as it was beforeKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Thelma W | Fri 13th Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
OUr visit -
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come again.
Reviewer:Richard J | Wed 4th Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
Beautiful house and excellent service -
Loved it. Lovely grounds and a historic building, comfortable bed, sky TV. Delicious breakfast cooked too order. Highly recommended.
Hi JamesSo pleased you were so pleased!PeterProprietor
Reviewer:James D | Wed 27th Jun 2018 | 1 year ago
Homely but challenging -
The room was homely if not modern and breakfasts were good although leaving early I missed one of the cooked breakfasts. However, the room not being ensuited has to be taken into account - having to leave the room in the middle of night and remembering to take a key to get in the bathroom and remembering the combination on the bedroom door to get back in again could be a challenge. It would be handy to have at least a handbasin in the room. The property is suited on a busy road with no opportunity for parking on street, and it is not so easy to recognize for a stranger. Once you know about parking in the kindy next door it is simple enough
DavidThank you for your review.I shall investigate installing hand basins - may be tricky with the oak beams getting in the way. There are 3 separate toilets adjacent to the 2 rooms without facilities.Also, a GoogleMaps link on our welcome email may help arriving guests (we are screened by giant yew trees)There is plenty of parking up beyond the child nurseryKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:David P | Tue 26th Jun 2018 | 1 year ago
Rothmans B&B -
This is a wonderful place to stay (hence my second trip!). The staff are lovely, the facilities are great and the breakfast was fantastic. All of this in a quaint, historicalsetting makes for a great stay, I’d highly recommend Rothmans.
JohnI am so pleased we could provide for \"a great stay\" - and thank you for your appreciative reviewPeterProprietor
Reviewer:John H | Tue 22nd May 2018 | 1 year ago
overnight stay -
accommodation was great - just what we needed for a overnight stay. it was close to our venue.lovely breakfast.
Hi AmandaPleased you were pleased.With my new cooker, I try to get the cooking just rightKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:AMANDA L | Tue 22nd May 2018 | 1 year ago
Great B&B, friendly and accommodating-
Thank you for your hospitality - hopefully I will be staying again.One thing would have made things better for me and that would be alternative decaffeinated drinks in the room or at breakfast (I did not ask for them before I came as these are normally provided).
Hi ChristineThanks for your review - pleasure to be hospitable!There are decaffeinated drinks in the breakfast room - tea, coffee and herbal teas. When I show people in, I try to point them out. It\'s a pity you missed those choicesKind RegardsPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Christine C | Tue 1st May 2018 | 1 year ago
Rothmans B and B.-
Had a lovely stay at this historical B and B.Enjoyed everything about it. Would recommend to friends and anyone going to the area to stay here. Will definitely be staying here again.
Hi JohnI was delighted to see you enjoyed everything!Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:John T | Mon 30th Apr 2018 | 1 year ago
Chelmsford stay -
Cosy and nice room. Really pleasant stay
Hi PietroGlad you had such a good stayThanksPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Pietro di S | Wed 28th Mar 2018 | 1 year ago
A very comfortable stay -
Had a few problems with the door entry on arrival, but this was our own fault once Peter explained. Nice quaint property with lots of history. Breakfast excellent with plenty to choose from. I would recommend for a short stay and would use the B&B again.
Hi DebraVery pleased that you enjoyed the c1600 house and the breakfastThe door code - out of habit, so many people turn the handle the wrong way!Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Debra P | Sun 18th Mar 2018 | 1 year ago
Four post Saturday night with puppy -
First time staying at a 'Bed and Breakfast' so didnt have much expectations or comparison. Stayed in four post room with my puppy for one night, room was very big and comfy, but shower room was very small but ok for just myself. Was greeted after i got my bags into the room, Peter was welcoming and told me about any toilet business for my dog was not to be in the garden and there is a big park near by which i did know about beforehand. Couple of other guest we saw during our time there was polite enough. The building has character as it is old, so we did hear doors and floorboards throughout the night, which my puppy did react to everytime. Breakfast was nice, good selection in the breakfast room available at all times. Nice decent coffee too! My cooked breakfast was just what i expected. Good information and paperwork left in the room, had a simple form to fill in for pre ordering breakfast. I would recommend this place to a friend.
VanessaThank you for your review and the appreciative commentary.We\'re working on every creaky floorboard we find!Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Vanessa I | Tue 6th Mar 2018 | 1 year ago
I absolutely loved staying at this beautiful house as it has loads of character. I felt very comfortable in my room which was clean and had everything I needed to make my stay pleasant. Full English breakfast was tasty, cooked by friendly host. Very peaceful and grounds pleasant on the eye. I would book to stay here again and recommend to my friends. I was not keen on the three door codes upon entry. The door code was hard for me to see with low lighting outside my room. I had to remember to take my glasses and the torch on my phone when I visited the toilet in the hall way, to make sure I did not get locked out of my room.
Hi JeanI was very pleased you had such a good stay and thank you for your appreciative reviewWe use the codes so that people can get in even if they arrive at 2am from the ferry! I will get brighter bulbs for outside the roomKind RegardsPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Jean D | Sun 18th Feb 2018 | 1 year ago
Five night stay on business -
Comfortable accommodation well done
RIchardThank you - glad you had a comfortable stayPeter
Reviewer:RICHARD A | Sat 10th Feb 2018 | 1 year ago
A house with character -
A friendly welcome at a characterful house, which for my purposes was excellently situated
ArthurGlad you had a good experiencePeterProprietor
Reviewer:Arthur B | Mon 29th Jan 2018 | 1 year ago
Hotel is quiet, comfortable, interesting due to the appearance and the age of the building
AurelGlad you had such an enjoyable stayKind RegardsPeter ProprietorPS it is a family B&B, not a hotel - stress on the gnuine personal and characterful
Reviewer:Aurel M | Sun 21st Jan 2018 | 1 year ago
Lovely place -
Stayed here on business, beautiful large room, bathroom very quaint.Left too early for breakfast but would definitely recommend.I booked via Booking.com but if you book direct you can save around 15%.Still excellent value for money
WendiThank you - pity about missing the full English!PeterProprietor
Reviewer:Wendi M | Tue 2nd Jan 2018 | 1 year ago
I have stayed here before but not for a while. I love the house, the beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean and quirky and the host is welcoming . Had a great night's sleep and a generous breakfast the next morning. Will be back.
JacquelineThanks!Glad everything went well for youLook forward to seeing you againPeterProprietor
Reviewer:JACQUELINE C | Thu 21st Dec 2017 | 1 year ago
Rested guest -
I have stayed here before but not for a while. I love the house, the beds are comfortable, the rooms are clean and quirky and the host is welcoming. I had a good night's sleep and a generous breakfast the next morning. I will be back.
JacquelineThank you and glad so much went well (I\'m getting my head round \"quirky\"!)Look forward to seeing you againBest RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:JACQUELINE C | Thu 21st Dec 2017 | 1 year ago
Comfy bed -
Nice room. Very welcoming
LisaGlad you had a ggod stayPeter,Proprietor
Reviewer:Lisa R | Tue 19th Dec 2017 | 1 year ago
Xmas party stay over -
Rooms were all very clean and everyone slept well. The breakfast was perfect as always.
KayThanks very much indeedAnd I hope you all had a great night outPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Kay H | Mon 11th Dec 2017 | 1 year ago
My room had a four poster bed, large room with all the facilities I needed.For the price I thought it was excellent,I loved the quirky and bespoke room.The bathroom was tiny but I was made aware and would rather have a tiny bathroom in this wonderful 2 grade listed building then have to share.Will definatly be booking again.Unfortuantly breakfast did not start until 7.30am so I had to leave before I could sample the food.
Hi WendiThank you for your kind remarks and I\\\'m pleased most aspects suited youPity about the breakfast - I just need to get enough sleep after being up to greet late guests..sorry!Kind Regards,Peter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Wendi M | Sat 9th Dec 2017 | 1 year ago
2 night stay -
Very comfortable 4 poster bed. Ideal location for where i needed to go. Thank you.
Reviewer:Mr. Jimmy W | Sun 3rd Dec 2017 | 1 year ago
Lovely cosy house -
A lovely, cosy house in a convenient location. Very warm and comfortable 4 poster bed. I was given all the right information bythe owners. Loved the flexibility of being able to help myself to an early breakfast of toast, cold cuts and cereals. Did not try the english breakfast on offer due to early starts both days.
SarahThank you for taking the time to post such an appreciative review. My intention is to be as \\\"accomodating\\\" as possible so you can feel at homeKind RegardsPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Mrs. Sarah Gauci C | Mon 20th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago
Didn\'t see enough!!! -
What can I say about this quaint little B &B, everything you could need and more, just wish I could have spent more time here. Excellent in every way. Comfy bed, good breakfast, fresh coffee. Ticks all the boxes.
Kevin - so glad you had such a good stay (it makes it all worthwhile for us)PeterProprietor
Reviewer:Kevin B | Fri 10th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago
Visitor to Chelmsford -
Excellent!Wonderful breakfast served on on time as requested.
JohnThanks! And I\'m glad all went well for youyPeterProprietor
Reviewer:John P | Sat 14th Oct 2017 | 1 year ago
A perfect stay, room was lovely and spacious with everything I needed (even a much-needed sewing kit was kindly provided!). Breakfast was great, tailored to my preferences. Highly recommended!
HiThanks for your review - just pleased it was good for youPeterProprietor
Reviewer:L S | Sat 7th Oct 2017 | 1 year ago
Edwardian room -
Excellent old House with lots of character. Very good garden, spent most of my time while there relaxing, reading and drinking coffee. Room a little stuffy but temp during stay on first two days was 28/29 degrees so can forgive that. A fan would have helped. This is only minor issue and will definitely stay there again. Very enjoyable.
Hi MarkVery much appreciated your review and I\'m glad (almost) everything was good for youWe do have a fan! I wish I\'d thought or you had mentioned your discomfortHope to see you againPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Mark B | Sat 2nd Sep 2017 | 2 years ago
Baddow overnight stay -
Warm welcome, comfy bed and a good breakfast.Good parking. Will visit again when in the area
Hi RichardSo pleased everything suited you - and to receive your kind review!Best RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Richard R | Sun 27th Aug 2017 | 2 years ago
Our stay from 16,08-19,08.2017 -
We also thank you very much and we did enjoy our stay in your Hotel. It was very quiet and we had a good rest.We shall recomend your Hotel and we would like to come back again.Best regardsMr &Mrs Gowrea
Hi Dowrea,So pleased we suited your needs!Best regardsPeter, Proprietor (PS this is a B&B not a hotel - just in case anyone expects 24 hour reception!)
Reviewer:Dowrea G | Sun 20th Aug 2017 | 2 years ago
Lovely B & B -
Lovely comfortable and friendly accomodation,great breakfast, will def stay againThankyou
PhilThank you very much !Glad you had a good stayLook forward to seeing you againPeter
Reviewer:Phil W | Thu 17th Aug 2017 | 2 years ago
The b&b was like a home from home.Peter was very welcoming, the room was cosy and I certainly would recommend this B&B to everyone.It was quite, and little touches in the room made you feel that Peter cares about people staying there.Perfect B&B Peter, don't change a thing!
Hi HI am so pleased that we so pleased youBut I do have plans for improvements ;-)PeterProprietor
Reviewer:H R | Wed 16th Aug 2017 | 2 years ago
great hotel lovely stay and good value for money
AdrianReally pleased that everything suited you so wellThanksPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Mr. Adrian D | Thu 10th Aug 2017 | 2 years ago
Comments for review -
Ideal for single travellers convenient for Chelmsford would prefer ensuite rooms.
Hi Maureen,Thanks for your feedbackThe Grade 2 listing means we cannot put en suite into the 2 single rooms (and the character of the rooms would radically change).....and if we could the charges would be higher, anywayBest RegardsPeter (Proprietor)
Reviewer:Mrs Maureen S | Tue 1st Aug 2017 | 2 years ago
great stay -
very affordable and clean lovely building
AdrianThank you - so glad all suited youPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Adrian D | Thu 27th Jul 2017 | 2 years ago
It is a lovely family run home. The room was beautiful with character. Friendly and welcoming and were kind enough to be flexible with our arrival time. Freshly cooked breakfast was gorgeous. Would go again.
Thank you for the very kind review. Please do come again.
Reviewer:Caroline R | Mon 10th Jul 2017 | 2 years ago
charmante demeure -
un très belle maison ancienne de charme, entourée d'un beau jardin, non loin des commodités et du centre-ville (20 mn de bus). Les chambres sont cosy et élégantes à souhait, et le petit-déjeuner copieux et varié
SophieMerci Beaucoup!I am so glad you had such a good stayPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Mrs. Sophie V | Mon 26th Jun 2017 | 2 years ago
A Restful Weekend -
The facilities in the room were excellent, it also had a very restful and pleasent ambience.The breakfast was also first class.
Hi RoySo glad everything suited you so well!And thank you for your appreciationPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Roy B | Mon 12th Jun 2017 | 2 years ago
Very Comfortable -
A lovely place to stay will consider booking again when I am in the region
AnthonyIt makes it all worthwhile when people do enjoy the placeLook forward to seeing you againPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Anthony B | Thu 1st Jun 2017 | 2 years ago
old, sagging and uncomfortable mattresses -
Breakfast is good and people are nice... BUT the mattress in the Victorian room is shit. The mattress is very old and sags. The spring are popping out and I could not sleep. Sorry Sir, the minimum a customer expect is a decent mattress.
Hi MarkThanks fr the positive feedbackThe mattress is 2 years old and a John Lewis orthopaedic mattress, like in the other rooms....so I am puzzled. However, we do find that what is wonderful for one person is uncomfortable for another. Sorry about your problemRegardsPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Mr. Mark D | Fri 26th May 2017 | 2 years ago
Rothmans Bed and Breakfast, Great Baddow -
A great base to work from to see Essex and catch up with family in the area. The accommodation in the old house was very warm and homely and the staff were very friendly.
EileenPleased you had a good, friendly experience !PeterProprietor
Reviewer:Eileen K | Fri 26th May 2017 | 2 years ago
Over night stop. -
comfortable good size room, desk in room with Wi-Fi good breakfast would stay again and would recommend.
Hi ChrisThanks very muchPleased that you had a good stayPeterProprietor
Reviewer:chris h | Wed 17th May 2017 | 2 years ago
Rothmans review -
Lovely room,tasty breakfast, excellent parking, friendly atmosphere. Everything was good.
RobertThanks!Glad all was good for youPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Robert G | Wed 17th May 2017 | 2 years ago
A stay in great baddow -
Was really good that we were allowed to bring dogs. Got a little fed up with all door codes especially during the night. Room was clean bedding was clean. However our bathroom was a little dusty. Breakfast was ok however sausages could have been a better quality. Far too many pots of jam marmalade laid out.
Hi Avril,Thanks for your responseI appreciate your difficulty with door codes. In the past, we did have keys, but they kept walking and there was an issue with security. Many people also welcome the freedom to come and goI shall check on the dustiness of the bathroom.Perhaps, I should offer less joice of jams. I do buy free range eggs, back bacon, vine tomatoes and the higher quality sausages (not those fatty ones in plastic, which are less than half the price. I\'m sorry they did not suit your tasteDogs are always welcome - like your two, they are \"part of the family\" and are friendly and well behavedKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Mrs. Avril F | Mon 1st May 2017 | 2 years ago
Rothmans B&B is a charming hotel, with a nice atmospere. The bathroom was however very small and the amount of water pouring from the shower was very small.
Hi Anne MarieThank you for your reviewThe B&B is a Grade 2 listed (1600) property so we cannot (and would not want to) reshape the rooms to accommodate a large shower - so I am sorry for that. We are however going to instal a power pump for the showerI am pleased you enjoyed the ambience (the wisteria has been glorious this year)Warm RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Anne Marie P | Mon 1st May 2017 | 2 years ago
pleasant stay in fine house -
Everything was as it should be:a good bed in a good room, well kept, a good breakfast served promptly and, above all, friendly people.
Thank you Philip! Glad the facilities and atmosphere suited you so well - we enjoy meeting guests from everywhere and all walks of life
Reviewer:philip t | Fri 28th Apr 2017 | 2 years ago
Great b&b -
This is my second stay here both times for 2 nights. If you want something a little different this is the place. I stayed in both the 4 poster and regency room both were large with nice comfy chairs to sit in,shower room a bit small but it is a listed building. Every thing you need is just a short walk shopping area with every thing you need plus a nice food pub. Free parking so park up and enjoy your evening. I did.
Maurice - your positive feedback is much appreciated (it is so encouraging for us)Peter
Reviewer:Maurice O | Fri 28th Apr 2017 | 2 years ago
a place to go back to -
Excellent value.the place is quiet cozy and gives you the feeling home..clean rooms..nice breakfast.definitely looking forward to another staying.
Megueddem - it\'s great when people feel at home!Peter
Reviewer:Megueddem B | Sat 15th Apr 2017 | 2 years ago
Quaint & Quirky -
Set in a lovely period house, this B&B is both quaint in its appearance and quirky in its use of door codes instead of keys.The owner is nice and the room was well appointed. The separate bathroom was not particularly clean &in need of modernization, but this did not spoil my stay.
Neil, your comments are appreciated. The grade 2 listing does not allow for en suites in all rooms, but we shall address the modernisation(bathrooms/showers are thoroughly cleaned every day, so maybe a previous user was inconsiderate)ThanksPeter
Reviewer:Neil S | Tue 11th Apr 2017 | 2 years ago
great place to stay -
This very quiet BB is just the place to stay especially if you have dogs (not many places will allow canine friends to stay).Very hospitable and amiable owner, nothing too much trouble.Have already recommended it to family and friends!!!
Thank you very much, YvonnePeter
Reviewer:Ms. Yvonne U | Mon 27th Mar 2017 | 2 years ago
2 night stay at Rothmans -
I had the Regency room which was spacious with an ensuite. It was warm and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent with specific choices for cooked breakfast as well as various cereals, yogurt and juice.
IsobelThank you very much for your kind review (and we hope to keep upgrading all the time)Kind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Mrs. isobel d | Mon 20th Mar 2017 | 2 years ago
Great place to stay -
Excellent accommodation in a listed building. Friendly welcome, attention to details. Comfy bed, very good sleep. Peter the host is very friendly and helpful. Delicious full English breakfast. Highly recommended.
Valentin,Thank you very much for your kind comments - also good to meet someone who Knew so much about listed buildingsPeter
Reviewer:Valentin J | Fri 17th Mar 2017 | 2 years ago
Nice Stay -
As a lone female traveller I felt safe which for me is the most important aspect. The room was large and bed very comfortable. Nice added touches such as bar of chocolate and my invoice in the room upon arrival. The email I received prior to arrival was more detailed than any I have ever received from a hotel (I work in Hotels). My only criticism is the plumbing in the ensuite was very loud, my shower was cold and I was worried to leave it running to warm up after reading the "warning notice."Full breakfast is only served at 9am on a weekend and I would have petered this later or in my room.
Hi TaraThank you for your kind remarks - I\'m glad you had a good stay.The hot water should have come on soon (the \"flooding\" warning was because of the very occasional guest putting plastic wet wipes down the macerator loo and causing £1000 damage....sorry!) I hope guests feel they can ask me about problems or make special requestsKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Tara B | Tue 17th Jan 2017 | 2 years ago
Very nice people and nice place !! Will like to come again in feature
GodwinGlad it all suited you - my staff will very much appreciate your commentsKind RegardsPeter Aspbury, Proprietor
Reviewer:Godwin H | Wed 21st Dec 2016 | 2 years ago
Many thanks -
Beautiful accommodation Helpful staff Many thanks
Reviewer:Jeannette W | Sun 4th Dec 2016 | 2 years ago
CHARMING AND COMFORTABLE -
Charming B&B that clearly makes an effort to provide good facilities.
AdrianThanks very much for that - so nice to feel we\'re providing what you wantPeter
Reviewer:Adrian M | Sat 3rd Dec 2016 | 2 years ago
Best B&b in essex -
As usual very satisfied with my stay at Rothman.
Reviewer:Mr. Gary G | Thu 1st Dec 2016 | 2 years ago
Very comfortable stay, especially the bed! My dogs were made welcome.Even a bar of chocolate in the room.
PatGlad all went well - and dogs are part of the family!PeterProprietor
Reviewer:Pat P | Mon 28th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Relaxing stay -
This was pure pleasure. Wonderful old to petty, tastefully decorated. Clean, peaceful. Lovely breakfast. Could not ask for more. I will definitely stay again
MarionSo pleased everything was good for you!Thank you!PeterProprietor
Reviewer:Marian B | Wed 23rd Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
A great find -
Lovely old house.Very comfortable and pleasant.Great coffee!Nice cooked breakfast.Special arrangement was made for me to arrive earlier as I had to change for a wedding. Would have liked nicer pillows and window that could be opened.
Hi AllegraGlad your stay was very positive.The pillows - I think you asked for feather and down in your feedback? Some people are allergic, so that makes it tricky, although I think luxurious pillows are a good ideaWindow - it does open. It\'s a pity I didn\'t kno0w so I could show you the sash mechanismThe coffee is too moreish (I have to avoid overdose!)Kind Regards,Peter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Allegra T | Tue 22nd Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Ideal for Stanstead airport -
Located on the high street with parking. Periodproperty with lovely garden. OHouse and room accessed by security codes meant no worrying about arrival times.Ideal stop over for Stansted airport, an easy 30 minute drive away. Good value. Comfy bed.
SusanThanksGlad it all suited youPeter
Reviewer:Susan N | Tue 1st Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Excellent stay at a great place with a great host. -
We stayed 2 nights and I have to say I wish I`d booked an extra night. Our rooms were all charming , full of character, comfy and very well presented. Our host Peter let us use the full size snooker table there and we very much enjoyed this. The breakfasts were excellent with a very wide selection of items. All in all , 1st class and thank you.
Brilliant! Thanks, Peter
Reviewer:Ian W | Mon 31st Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
BOOK! BOOK! BOOK!!! -
Lovely setting,comfortable beds,lovely clean quiet room,good bathroom,nice friendly owner,near town centre and a breakfast to die for!!! Many thanks
Reviewer:Leslie N | Fri 7th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Solo professional female -
Rothmans is a beautiful mansion house from a time gone by, wonderful garden that is sun facing and worth some mindfullness.A house with history, comfortable single bed and nicely equipped single occupancy room.A large selection of breakfast of breakfast cereals (no fresh fruit) but yogurts and a fully cooked breakfast if that is your thing, I prefer to keep it very healthy.I am staying next week in the Four Poster Room and look forward to this.
Reviewer:Amanda B | Fri 7th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Lovely stay -
Thank you for the very nice days in your lovely B&B, it was as good as we imagined and hoped for!
Reviewer:Eleonore L | Thu 6th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Nice Place - Recommended -
A nice stay for 2 nights. The property was lovely, set in a pretty garden. My room was comfortable with everything I would want, including a dressing gown and slippers for trips tothe toilet. Breakfast was god and generous. Peter was attentive. The only small issue was that my room was not made up after the first night, but that was not a particular issue for me (as I was only there 2 nights). Recommended.
Hi StephenThanks and glad all (almost) was good for youSorry about the glitch on sprucing the room (stand in cleaners whilst others on holidaPeter
Reviewer:Stephen M | Sun 2nd Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Warm welcome -
Lovely building and a very warm welcome. Breakfast was very nice and it was a comfortable stay. Would recommend to others
Melanie,Glad you enjoyed your stay and you felt welcome and relaxed (in this heritage house!)Peter
Reviewer:Melanie I | Fri 30th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Regency Room at Rothmans B&B -
A comfortable en-suite room in an interesting house. Convenient for events at Great Baddow community centre, which is a 5 minute walk away.
Reviewer:Mr. Doug S | Mon 26th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Peace close to the city -
An historic country house with a beautiful, secluded garden with easy access to the city of Chelmsford. Good-sized, well-appointed rooms, comprehensive breakfast choices and very personable owner, Peter. Great value!
Reviewer:Kevin T | Sat 24th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
I stayed for two nights at Rothmans, found it to be clean and very comfortable, the owner of the establishment was very welcoming and accommodating. Would definitely stay there again
GaryI\'m so pleased when a guest has a good stay - you\'re always welcome!PeterProprietor
Reviewer:Gary G | Mon 19th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
guest house tretment,hotel pricesses -
thank you for the stay door codes a bit teadius a bit of a rush for breakfast placed on table on the dot.on the whole did the job, found our misplaced article in hotel we visited previous night.all good.
KathleenThanks for your feedback. Sorry the codes are tricky, -the system was chosen to give affordable security and allow guests to come and go at any timeKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Kathleen P | Mon 19th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Pleasing in every way
MarionThanksAnd glad all was goodPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Marion M | Sun 11th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
4 day stay for cricket match -
A well run homely establishment.Excellent freshly cooked breakfast.I struggled with the codes at first especially the road one which is far too low,but I respect the security aspect.A pleasant stay in a quiet location
Stanley - your appreciative feedback is much appreciated! And I will let our merry band (cleaners, handyman, gardener - and daughter, Marianne knowBest RegardsPeter, proprietor
Reviewer:Stanley J | Mon 5th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
Review of Rothmand bed and breakfast -
Rothmans is a lovely old house with a nice garden where guests can sit outside on the garden chairs provided. The owner Peter is friendly.The inside needs up-dating /up-grading, in particular the bathrooms.
LindaThank you for your feedbackYour shower/toilet is about to receive a facelift!Peter
Reviewer:Mrs Linda S | Fri 2nd Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
Interesting old house -
The house itself is beautiful. Breakfast was great.Could do with more attention to detail regarding cleanliness and housekeeping - it's the little things people notice.
GlennThank you for your review. I\'m glad you enjoyed the house and breakfast (my cooking!)The comment on cleanliness will help usadjust - I think you came at the end of a busy period so the squad of cleaners were overwhelmed (recently, people have complimented us on cleanliness)RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Glenn P | Wed 31st Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
Perfect for our stay for V -
A really lovely B&B - the house really is beautiful. I was in contact with Peter a lot and communication was always prompt. He's very flexible which worked perfectly for our stay for V. We would definitely stay again. Thank you for a lovely stay :)
Chloe,Thank you very much - I do my best to help guests feel relaxed and I am so pleased you had a lovely stay. Maintaining Rothmans is a privilege and, again, it\'s great that others enjoy the house. The review made my day! ;-) Peter
Reviewer:Miss. Chloe H | Tue 23rd Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
Very pleasant stay-
Pleasant, peaceful surroundings, beautiful house and garden, comfortable room and a very nice breakfast.
Thank you so much for your honest response. We do strive to do as best as we can with this wonderful old building and to make your stay as pleasant & comfortable as possible.
Reviewer:Shirley D | Tue 26th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
I love this place -
This ismy second time in staying here and once again I was made very comfortable.I now have 3 shih Tzu's and take them with me everywhere it is nice to know I can take them to this hotel and they are made welcome.Most place will only let you stay with one.
Thank you for your appreciative response. We work hard to achieve the best for our guests but not all appreciate the charm of this lovely Grade II listed building. Jacqui, Administrator
Reviewer:Miss. Shirley F | Mon 18th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Rothmans has charm -
This is the second occasions I have stayed at Rothmans.It really enjoy the old world charm of the house and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.Host Peter is friendly and helpful.The place has a slightly eccentric feeling which adds to the charm.
Reviewer:Mr. William S | Wed 29th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Rothman\'s b and b in Chelmsford, UK -
This b and b is lovely, the food was excellent and the owner, Peter was gracious.
Reviewer:Carla W | Mon 27th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Historic Building B&B -
Second stay here - staff are very friendly - breakfast ordered before 9 the previous night is excellent. Access all hours is by mechanical button key coded locks which still stress me out - the House is 400 yeas old so don't expect level floors or en-suite - but parking is easy although a short walk in heavy rain! and wifi works well
TimThanks. Pleased we all made you welcome. The door codes actually provide totally flexibility for arrivals (even when I\\\'ve popped out) and also more security, but sorry about the fiddlinessKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Tim W | Sat 25th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Victorian room -
Comfy bed and cosy house and surroundings, definitely will stay again when I am in town.Breakfast was spot on.
GrahamThank you very muchWhen I cook the breakfast, I use quality ingredients (free range eggs, vine tomatoes, back bacon, etc) and I grill where possible to reduce grease - so I\'m glad it worked for youKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Graham B | Sat 25th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Comfortable, clean and excellent value for money -
We very much enjoyed our 4 night stay at Rothmans B&B.The owner, Peter, was very welcoming, as were his staff.The room was comfortable and clean and the breakfasts delicious ... so much choice.We also enjoyed the fact that we could come and go as we pleased, without the feeling of being watched or fear of breaking any rules.The house is beautiful with many old and interesting features.We will definitely use Rothmans again on any future visits to Chelmsford area.We highly recommend this establishment for comfort and excellent value for money.
FranSo nice of youThanksYou are always welcome!Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Fran P | Tue 21st Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Review of Rothmans B&B - Double Room & Four Poster Room -
My friend and I stayed at the Rothmans B&B for one night. Upon our arrival we were met by the owner who was friendly and showed us to our rooms. My room was lovely, if you want perfection and everything to be immaculate then this would not be for you, but I really liked the original features and quirkiness of the house. I felt really comfortable there. My bed was really comfortable and the room had everything I needed. The bathrooms are small but there is enough room to do what you need to do. For the price it is great value and I would recommend it, as I mentioned it's not immaculate or perfect, but that's why I like it, the house has a warm welcoming feel and there is a sense of feeling at home there. My friend stayed in the four poster bed room which like mine was lovely, it had a large window overlooking the garden and a feature fireplace, as I said before its appeal to me is its imperfections which make it a very comfortable stay. My only criticism would be that there wasn't any mattress or pillow protectors, but both were clean and did not have any marks on them and the bedding was clean and fresh. Overall great value for money.
Clare,Thanks very much. Like you I value the old character from different periods and don\'t want uniform manufactured soulless places!I\'ll think about the protectors - they do make people sweaty (since the bedding can\'t breathe). We do have a squad of cleaners changing bedding every dayKind RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Clare J | Mon 6th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
wedding weekend -
lovely property, room massive, breakfast top end, really enjoyed our stay, great accommodation all round
Peter - thank you so much. Glad you had such a good stayPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Mr. PETER D | Sat 4th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Great stay! -
Very clean, felt like at home. Peter is very welcoming, helpful and professional. Breakfast is super! Definately recommend it!!!
Reviewer:Marie Claire B | Sat 4th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
a very good B and B -
The full English breakfast was excellent. The house is lovely.
SimonYour appreciation is much appreciated - I try to provide quality food, healthily cooked and the beautiful old house is worth the constant upkeepPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Simon D | Tue 31st May 2016 | 3 years ago
Lovly area, peter nice man, room was comfortable, but was only made up as an single occupancy but i requested a 2 person status. cleaning ok, but needed attention to detail as was bit dusty, shower was ok but herendously small bathroom, sat on toilet and if you lent your head forward u literally hit door frame,never seen anything like it, breakfast was literally served at 9 on sunday morning, so if u not down, your food is left there on table, apalling, no personel flexibilty, will not be returning. But was a plesant stay.
KerrieThank you for your review. The house is a Grade 2 listed building and we are constrained (quite rightly?) in what we can do by way of ensuite upgrades - so I\\\'m afraid it was compact! (I have actually been to a place in Bath which was smaller. The 9am breakfast is what we have found best suits most guests but guests do not have to check out till 11am and there is a wide ranging buffet breakfast option (Again, I\\\'m sorry if you were late down - I do try to tell everyone in person about the serving time and it is emphasised on the menu. I also cover the hot breakfast plate with a hot plate from the oven if guests are not down at 9Best wishesPeter
Reviewer:Kerrie H | Mon 16th May 2016 | 3 years ago
Good alternative to the usual suspects.-
Comfy bed, clean room and decent breakfast, independent hotels whenever possible. 👍
AnthonyThank you! I prefer character to standardised uniformity as wellBest wishesPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Anthony B | Sun 15th May 2016 | 3 years ago
70 miles in 7 days -
Well run, comfortable, a beautiful house, good breakfast and drinks/microwave available any time. And it doesn't take long to get used to the access codes for the doors. an excellent base for my 70 mile walk down memory lane.
JanetSo pleased we pleased you!Best wishesPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Janet G | Thu 12th May 2016 | 3 years ago
I have to say all in all the b&b was very pleasant. I stayed in the four poster room with my daughter which was really nice minus unfortuentley a big issue i had with the cleanliness of the bathroom which I spoke to the owner about and he was going to contact his cleaning staff to address the issue. Apart from that very friendly and helpful and i would recommend.
SerenaThanks very much and sorry about the glitch on cleaning (which I did sort out with Georgia the cleaner - the previous occupant had left very late)Best wishesPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Serena K | Thu 12th May 2016 | 3 years ago
Lovely old house, friendly but not overbearing host, good breakfast. We enjoyed our stay very much.
ElizabethYour feedback is much appreciated ( and I do try to be available but not intrusive letting people feel at home!)Best wishesPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Elizabeth T | Tue 10th May 2016 | 3 years ago
Useful business stop with good breakfast and parking -
Unusual stopping place - slightly dated accommodation and not en-suite but parking easy and breakfast comprehensive. Warm and welcoming and works well within easy reach of main town
TimThanks!2 rooms are ensuite, another with its private bathroom/shower/toilet, and 2 with sharing of 2 shewer/toilets and another toilet - the latter because the house is Grade 2 listed and it is not permitted to make alterations (hope this info helps)Best wishesPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Tim W | Mon 9th May 2016 | 3 years ago
Charming, cosy, beautiful and romantic place -
I came for one night to have some time off, rest and write. I wanted to stay somewhere cosy, charming and comfortable far from the business of the city, and found exactly what I needed at Rothmans' B&B. I had to come by public transports which was very easy as it is near the bus stop. I loved the little attentions in my bedroom, i.e. mini chocolate tablet left on my bed with the towels and shampoo/shower gel samples, small water bottle, my own kettle with tea/coffee/hot choc'...I was very happy staying there, also liked the breakfast that was cooked for me, and hope to come back very soon !
Reviewer:Prisca-Sarah B | Sun 8th May 2016 | 3 years ago
Rothmans feedback -
Lovely building and great to wake up in a four-poster bed with a great view through the large sash windows. Breakfast very good with optimum choices. Security arrangements very good. Could not operate TV, and instructions need full update to be idiot-proof!(me). In this particular room, small shower and loo very cramped:I do understand planning clearance problems, but it might have been more honest to state these in the advert. Overall, good experience in a lovely building, and 4 poster was max comfortable!
Reviewer:CHRISTOPHER T | Mon 25th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
Stay for one night -
Very welcoming. nice place clean and tidy brilliant shower had a good night's sleep and a lovely breakfast in the morning would definitely stay there again Thanks
Reviewer:David P | Sat 9th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
Comfortable and Practical -
Travelling with my little dog can be tricky.Not so at Rothmans where well behaved dogs are welcome.Comfortable, homely and with everything one might need and more.Clearly caring and thoughtful proprietor.Thank you Peter.I'll be back!
FelicityThank youDogs are very welcome (and I don\'t charge!) because they are a friend or family. And are usually friendly and enthusiastic with hosts like me, but my cat Pepsi makes herself scarcePeter
Reviewer:Ms. Felicity N | Tue 15th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
Very pleasant in a quaint environment -
Very nice place to stay and enjoyed my visit. Only problem was I booked a breakfast for 0700hrs and it did not arrive. Otherwise very enjoyable and I will return.Steve
Hi SteveThanks for your reviewThe breakfast menu you filled in gave the options of 7.30 and 8.00, and I did actually serve your breakfast for 7.30...Sorry about the misunderstandingPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Steve W | Thu 3rd Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
Lovely stay -
Rothmans is a lovely b&b, the room was very spacious, clean and we felt very welcome, would stay again, the breakfast was very nice and had a good selection of foods, lovely place, lovely people, would reccommend
Reviewer:Miss. Susan E | Fri 29th Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
Friendly comfortable B&B
MarkThank youYou\'re always welcome!Peter
Reviewer:Mr. Mark M | Thu 21st Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
January stay -
If I was staying long term I think I would need an earlier (from 7am)breakfast option. Its a listed building I know but can it be made easier to open the windows? Communal shower was not very powerful.
Nikolas, thanks for the suggestions. I communal shower has a pump so should be fine - the other is awaiting the (large) funds necessary. 7 am breakfast means 6.20 wake up for me so asleep by 10.20pm for my needed 8 hours sleep (and guests can and do arrive late)....mmmm! We are about to paint and readjust the street side secondary glazing (fitted to cut street noise). Poor installation has made the secondary windows awkward. All the Best, Peter
Reviewer:Nikolas Jacob| Tue 12th Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
Very comfortable bed, with good facilities. Breakfast was ok. the grounds were lovely.
RebeccaThank you very much (but I\'d like to improve the breakfast to better suit your taste, if you can let me know!Warm RegardsPeter)
Reviewer:Rebecca F | Sun 20th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Fabulous B&B with a countryside atmosphere -
Loved the big house dating back to the 18th century.Lots of character.Very friendly and welcoming.Would definitely recommend it.
LynnThank you very much for your warm, appreciative review, and I\'m glad you enjoyed the house and the stayThe house is a \"mongrel\" of periods and styles, so there are some classical Georgian \"makeovers\" to a building that dates back to 1600 in fact.Thanks againPeter
Reviewer:Lynn I | Tue 8th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Excellent as always -
Outstanding in every way! So accommodating, friendly and clean. Spacious place and the cooked breakfast is lovely . Completely faultless. Best value for money . I will definitely be back . Highly recommend
KaetiYou\\\'re so nice! - and always very welcome, with your cheerful good humourPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Miss. Kaeti N | Sat 5th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Amazing. Would stay again and recommend.-
I was using the B and B for a works Christmas do at a restaurant across the road. When I arrived with a colleague we let ourselves in with the codes provided. It was evident that nobody was there to see us in but we were well aware of this and pre warned that the owner may be out doing a school run etcwe headed up to our rooms which were on the first floor. The decor was amazing and it was very clean. I got easily into my room with the code provided on emails before and the room was nicely set up. There were towels left with a bottle of water and a small chocolate bar. There was a nice size tv in the room and a desk with breakfast information on how to fill it out and when it has to be done by which was easy. I had booked a shared bathroom room the bathroom was very clean but quite small but perfect for me. The bed was very comfy and clean and I enjoyed my nights sleep. In the morning we went down to the lounge for breakfast where there was a very big selection of cereals and drinks. Our food was dished up by 7.35 and hot and a nice size.I couldn't fault staying here. It was perfect for what I needed and a very beautiful building.
JadeThe account was very full on all fronts and thanks for appreciating that I was away for good reason when you arrived (eg I have to do the B&B shopping). So glad it all worked so well for youPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Jade F | Sat 5th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
rothmans b&b -
5***** as all way very nice and comfortable room and as for the breakfast would recommend
MauriceWe do appreciate such warm responses - gratifying when we get it right for youPeter
Reviewer:Mr. maurice h | Sat 5th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
rothmas b&b -
have booked for the last 3 years and always accommodating 5***** service
Reviewer:Mr. Maurice h | Sat 5th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
5***** b&b -
thank you so much as always gr8
Reviewer:Mr. maurice h | Sat 5th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Rothmans Bed and Breakfast -
Good value for money;quiet hotel 2 miles from Chelmsford centre
StevenThanks - we are a B&B (just in case anyone expects 24 hour Reception and Room Service - I need my sleep). But I hope it\\\'s homely and welcomingPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Steven S | Thu 3rd Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Modern Comfort, Historic Charm -
Staying at Rothman's was a great pleasure, both for its modern comfort and its evocative past.To be in a beautiful 400 year-old building that functions so well was lovely.Our room was the Regency.It was spacious, clean, and quiet and had a pleasant view onto the street.We appreciated our talks with Peter Aspbury about the history of the area.Breakfast was made to order, hearty, tasty, and promptly served.The B&B is steps away from the White Horse Inn, St. Mary's Church, and other historic sites.
JudithThank you! Very pleased you enjoyed a comfortable and interesting stayPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Ms. Judith M | Thu 3rd Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Very nice -
Very helpful people ,good location .
Terrence, your feedback is much appreciated. We are glad we helped you enjoy your stay. Thank you.
Reviewer:Terrence D | Sun 29th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
Excellent location for Chelmsford and A12. Breakfast is great and very friendly and informal.Characterful building and rooms good.Lack of en-suites the only disadvantage.Good value.
Jeffrey,Thanks for your appreciation - pleased it all suited you wellThe Grade 2 listed status limits what we can do about ensuites (the 2 double rooms are served and the twin has a separate bathroom/shower/toilet, but there is not room in the singles. In the future we might be able to provide just sinks and toilets)PeterProprietor
Reviewer:Mr. JeffreyN | Fri 27th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
One night (nearly) in Chelmsford -
Excellent!I selected Rothmans B and B mainly because of its convenient location.The confirmation I received was very detailed and gave me all the information I needed in order to park up and find my way to my room.The room was bright and comfortable, breakfast was very good in a very comfortable dining room.I will be back
DavidYour generous review is much appreciated - and we are so pleased we got it right for youPeterProprietor
Reviewer:Mr. David I | Thu 19th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
A nice stay -
The owner was very nice and helpful, cooked great breakfast! The hotel itself is very cozy and neat. Thanks!
TadasThank you! Glad you had a good stay and we could provide the hospitality we aim forPeter
Reviewer:Tadas K | Tue 10th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
Hidden gem -
Hidden gem, a lot of character both inside and out. Spacious bedroom. Excellent host. Breakfast scrumptious. Would highly recommend. Will stay again.
StuartThanks! So pleased it all worked for youPeter
Reviewer:Stuart C | Mon 9th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
Value for money - although a little tired -
Rothman's did what it said on the tin! A value for money budget hotel. We needed somewhere to stay for one night and this did the job. Lovely old characterful house. The bed was clean and comfortable and we both slept quite well. Breakfast was tasty and freshly cooked and Peter a thoughtful host. A nice touch was the complimentary water and chocolate. Our private bathroom was down the hall and beautifully laundered dressing gowns were provided as well as slippers. The frustration for me was that some things were done really well but others suffered from a lack of attention to detail. Dead flowers not removed from the breakfast room, rug in bedroom not properly vacuumed, hairs in bathroom (not ours!). Things that do not cost a lot of money to put right. I understand that this is a big old house to keep up and having run a B&B myself I know that it is no picnic! Maybe I should have seen the house on a sunny Summers day rather than damp Novembers evening and my opinion would be different. All that said, if you are travelling on a budget, it is well worth considering Rothmans.
KayThanks for your balanced and constructive response.Good that many aspects were positiveI have copied your review for the cleaners - we are well served by numbers and we do pay out a lot, at a generous rate, but occasionally they miss something (only the owner spots everything...)Thank youPeter
Reviewer:Mrs. Kay A | Sun 8th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
One night stay, beautiful room, very comfortable, spotlessly clean, good cooked breakfast. no complaints at a all.Highly recommend.
HilaryThanks! I\'m glad you enjoyed all the aspects of your stay and our efforts worked for you. (Also I do like to share the lovely house!)RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Hilary K | Fri 30th Oct 2015 | 3 years ago
Lovely yet slightly quirky place to stay :-) -
I stayed here to attend an inquest in Chelmsford. My room was the 4-poster room and I cannot remember in recent years having such a good night's sleep as I enjoyed that night. It did have the smallest bathroom I've ever seen too but that's what you get in such a lovely old building I guess.The breakfast the next day was perfect and Peter the owner was an extremely professional host.Would I stay there again? Absolutely.
EddieThanks - and especially for appreciating the constraint of having an ensuite in a Grade 2 listed buildingGlad you had such a good stay (best mattress in the house)RegardsPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Eddie D | Fri 23rd Oct 2015 | 3 years ago
Fabulous stay -
We spent a night at Rothmans on Saturday 22 August, having been to V Festival at nearby Hylands Park.I found the convenience of having room key codes to access (thereby making check-in incredibly easy and convenient) was great.The Georgian Room we stayed in was lovely, with some nice little touches (chocolate and water!).Don't be surprised (as we were) by the fact your bathroom isn't an ensuite - you have a key to your own bathroom down the corridor.Breakfast in the morning was incredibly relaxed, the Sunday papers were on the comfy sofas, a wide array of breakfast choice and great host.All in all, a fabulous stay.Thank you Peter.
LucyYou\'re very kind!So glad you enjoyed a relaxed and comfortable stay - and you appreciated the chocolate bar and water|Peter
Reviewer:Lucy S | Mon 24th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
V festival stay -
Very clean &quiet....had a lovely sleep, but as I was at a festival, I left quite quickly to go home on the morning, so missed breakfast, everything else was spot on, would definitely stay agsin
RosannaThanks! Much appreciated and very glad you had a good stayPeter
Reviewer:Rosanna L | Mon 24th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
Rothmans B&B Gt Baddow -
We were warmly welcomed by Peter who was very helpful throughout our stay.The house is a beautiful place and the rooms are comfortable (the en suite was a little on the small side).There are a couple of suggestions I would like to make:(1) A light outside leading up to the front door, especially as you need to key in a code to get into the building, is necessary and (2) Softer towels please.
Hi MargieThanks for your response and I\'m pleased you felt very welcome (as you were!)The house is Grade 2 listed, so we are, rightly, restricted to what we can do, so as to preserve its old features and character. Hence, the compact ensuite, sited in an old walk laundry room, next to the warm chimney breast.And I\'m afraid it was bad luck on the front door lights, which suddnly fail in dampnes, and with the towels, which dried too much before going into the tumble drier - I had been too busySo, sorry, but thanks for the promptKind RegardsPeter4
Reviewer:Miss. MARGIE D | Sat 8th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
stop over -
Having used other hotels in Chelmsford, I decided to try something different. This is a charming place to stay. Peter was very welcoming and we were able to order breakfast on line prior to our visit. I would certainly use Rothmans again and recommend it. As we were not driving there was some difficulty with taxi's-but this is down to other factors and not the B&B.
MartinThanks for your appreciative remarks and I\'m pleased you enjoyed your stay and my endeavour to give guests choicesPeter
Reviewer:Martin J C | Mon 3rd Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
Lovely room, overall, okay. -
Visually, the room was nice.I paid extra to have a private bathroom rather than share, but sadly it was not cleaned very well.This was very disappointing and I decided to skip using the bath/shower.There was also a stain on the inside of the bed cover.For some reason, I did not get beans with my breakfast, although I had ordered them.The rest of the cooked breakfast was nice.I appreciated the bottled water and little bar of chocolate left on the bed.The free shower gel smelt lovely but the box it was in was very dusty, so I think it's a matter of attention to detail.It was hard to remember the codes for all the doors however - quickly nipping to the car, I got locked out and hadn't a clue what to do.Luckily, someone else came and let me in.
MichelleSorry about the glitches and the beans (my oversight - I could have rustled some up quickly) The feedback does help us to pick up on \"cleaner oversight\" etcPeter
Reviewer:Ms. Michelle R | Mon 6th Jul 2015 | 4 years ago
one night, -
What a wonderful house, I couldn`t stay longer but wished I could.
MargaretThank you - we are painting it even today!Peter
Reviewer:Margaret S | Sun 28th Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
Charming and relaxed B&B-
wonderful breakfast, friendly atmosphere. Shared bathroom but this was not a problem and great value for money. I would stay here again.
AlisonThank you! Glad it suited youPeter
Reviewer:Alison R | Sun 28th Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
Rothmans Bed and Breakfast -
I visited England and Belgium for six weeks and spent three of those weeks at Rothmans Bed and Breakfast.The old building and slightly eccentric but charming host may not be to everyone's taste but for me it was just brilliant.The house was an absolute joy to behold and I can see how the owner, Peter, fell in love with it.Peter was very patient, helpful and effortlessly oozed charm even when I blew the trip switch on one of the electrical circuits.The breakfasts were superb and the cleanliness was first rate.I would give this bed and breakfast 6 stars out of 5 if I could.Needless to say I would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in an establishment with character and charm as opposed to a chain of bland hotels.I just hope Peter has a room available for me the next time I visit Essex.
Hi StephenI\\\'ll try to transfer the extra star to other reviews!I\\\'m very pleased your stay suited you so well and I hope your tour went well (and you enjoyed the Belgian beer)I\'ll have to reflect on my eccentricity!Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Stephen T | Thu 18th Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
Worth every penny -
Easy access to house and room.Everything I could possibly require in the room plus extra (very welcome bar of chocolate lovely surprise).Welcomed TV in room as travelling solo.Bed very comfortable.Towels a bit hard/rough, but could put up with that.Super breakfast, beautifully cooked and good variety of items.Would have preferred single tables instead of sharing with other guests.Parking convenient, but had it been raining too far from car to house. Checking out time suited me on this occasion, but had it been a stay for leisure and not business, 9 am a bit early.Overall, excellent value for money and very comfortable.
OggieGlad you had a good experience and your comments have been noted (we do make changes in response to feedback, wgere we can)By the way, you could have checked out later. On Tuesday, 11.30 vacating of the room would have been fine (the nominal time is 10.00, anyway, and the cleanersjust need to change the rooms. Guests sometimes use the lounge till the afternoon).Thanks for your feedbackPeter, Proprietor
Reviewer:Oggie W | Thu 11th Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
Wonderful place - recommended! -
Stayed 2 nights here while attending a friends wedding &felt very welcome. Beautiful old former manor house that has been turned into a lovely B &B without ruining it's character. Peter, the owner was very welcoming &helpful (especially so when I forgot the code to my room on the 1st day!). Room was very comfortable &quiet &breakfast was wonderful. Next time I am up in the area &need somewhere to stay I will look no further than here as it offers everything anyone can need. Ample parking too. Thanks once again!
DavidI\\\'m glad you enjoyed your stay and the house (which I do love to share with guests and friends). And I did enjoy talking with youPeter
Reviewer:Mr. David H | Sun 7th Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
A perfect retreat -
This beautiful house, festooned with wisteria and roses at the time of my stay, provides a perfect resting place for the weary traveller.Close to the town of Chelmsford yet pleasantly distanced from the bustle of town life, every comfort has been provided for by the owner. Hair driers and kettles, TV and a comfortable bed in the rooms, an ample and varied breakfast in the morning.
SusanI\'m very glad that you had a restful, enjoyable and convenient stay. Thank you very muchAlso, I like the \"festooned\" for the wisteria which is now snowing its petals, sadly, but the the miniature yellow flowers of the climbing \"Lady Banks Rose\" are still bursting outKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Susan G | Wed 20th May 2015 | 4 years ago
Wonderful stay -
Rothmans Bed and Breakfast surpassed expectations on every level, what more can you say!
Brilliant - thank you! Glad we got it right for you (there is a busy, friendly team of cleaners, handyman, gardener, and administrator - and me, chief cook and bottle washer, shopper and host/proprietor)Peter
Reviewer:Richard B | Sun 17th May 2015 | 4 years ago
pleasant stay -
I stayed for one night at Rothmans. It suited me very well as I was travelling on my own, and with some time constraints. Having the entry code details in advance was very useful as was the facility to organise my own breakfast when I was ready. The bed was very comfortable and the room more than adequate for my needs.If I had a criticism it would be that as an older woman on her own an ensuite toilet would have enhanced my stay. However I doubt that this would be possible to organise in such a lovely old house.
Hi MaryThank you for your very much appreciated and kind remarks. My aim is to make it as easy as possible for people to come and go and to feel at home.I am having the plumbers in (and spending a few thousand) to enhance the shower facilities, and when I have save enough, I will probably provide an en suite for the other single, keeping one single cheaper for guestsThanks againPeter
Reviewer:Mary N | Sat 16th May 2015 | 4 years ago
Great 10/10 -
What a great find - Great place to stay 10/10
BrianGlad you had a good stay - and thanks very much for your appreciative and kind reviewPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Brian J | Mon 27th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
Nice cute B&B -
Peter the host is really nice and the B&B is proper, clean and has delicious breakfast in an old room with flair. The bedrooms are perfect as well.We really liked our stay their and maybe return once.Thanks
SimoneThank you so much - and you\'re very nice too! Hope your trek went well - maybe nice photos, tranquility and scenic stopsPeter
Reviewer:Mrs. Simone K | Wed 22nd Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
Perfect Honeymoon Venue -
Booked for my Son and Daughter in Law as a wedding night gift, and they loved it! A delightful place and Peter, the owner is a delightful Host! Would definitely recommend.
GillianSo pleased they enjoyed the room and the flowers. Thanks for the appreciationPeter
Reviewer:Gillian H | Sun 29th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
A quaint place to stay -
Lovely cosy room &excellent breakfast &lovely host Peter, for whom nothing seemed too much trouble. I will stay again!
ClaireVery generous of you - look forward to seeing you againPeter
Reviewer:Mrs. Claire M | Fri 27th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
A very nice place with friendly peoples -
I really apréciate my stay.The room was quiet, very large and nice in a house of character.
Herve, thanks very much.Glad your stay went wellPeter
Reviewer:Herve R | Sat 21st Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
Excellant ambience. Peter was very helpful
GourabI\'m pleased your stay went well and thanks for your appreciation. We are constantly trying to restore it to its former glory and put in personal touchesHope your Masters comes through straightforwardlyPeter
Reviewer:Gourab M | Tue 24th Feb 2015 | 4 years ago
Highly Recommended -
We chose to stay at Rothmans B &B because it was advertised as being dog friendly and there was no additional charge for 4 legged visitors. We were delighted with Peter's hospitality. The room was excellent with nice touches like free bottles of water and chocolate bars. The breakfast was superb.
ElaineThanks! Glad all went well for you and the touches helped to make you all feel welcomeFour legged visitors are all part of the family and usually gratifyingly enthusiastic and friendlyPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Elaine R | Wed 18th Feb 2015 | 4 years ago
2 Night Stay-
I had a 2 night stay while working away. Very pleased with my stay. Very welcoming and friendly, room was clean and had everything i needed. Breakfast was lovely. Would stay again. Matt
MattGlad your stay went well - we always hope that people feel at home, comfortable and come and go as they pleaseAll the bestPeter
Reviewer:Mattew P | Thu 5th Feb 2015 | 4 years ago
A charming place to stay.... -
We stayed in the beautiful 4 poster room for one night having attended a family birthday party locally. It was lovely to know that we could arrive and let ourselves in (sometimes you can feel pressured into arriving at exactly the time you have estimated especially if you have to collect or meet owner for a key). The room was spacious, clean and full of charm. The bed was really comfy and snug, lovely soft dressing gowns were available, tea, coffee plentiful, and the breakfast was lovely and cooked to perfection. Peter was very chatty and friendly too xx Our only little niggle was that the ensuite smelt rather unsweet but we believe it was only because of the system that was in there...We would thoroughly recommend this B &B and would stay again should we get anymore party invites!!! Thank you.....
CarolineThank you very much for your kind appreciative comments - now to see the cleaners, to address that \"unsweetness\"!Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Mrs. Caroline D | Sun 1st Feb 2015 | 4 years ago
Roomy & full of character -
Quaint, with plenty of character, unlike the boring national motel chains.Peter was a friendly &helpful host, who provided a great freshly cooked breakfast.
PaulThanks - it\'s so good when we get feedback that suggests we are achieving what we aim for guestsPeter
Reviewer:Paul B | Sun 18th Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
wonderful place to stay -
I have been at the Rothman´s now for at least 3 times &really love it. It´s like "coming home".Very charming place to stay;very kind and helpful landlord.
Hi GertraudVery kind of you - and you are a very welcome guest, after you brought those Viennese cookies made by your sister! (All guests are very welcome, even without cookies..) Look forward to your next visitPeter
Reviewer:Gertraud Z | Thu 1st Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
Excellent stay at Rothmans B&B - Chelmsford -
What a great B&B - great character, very warm welcome from Peter. Room was fab - big, tall'ish ceilings, clean and fresh - loads of character. Even a snooker table on top floor. Fab breakfast next day. Maybe the en-suite a tiny bit smaller than expected but I can't complain and would definitely stay again.
BarryReally pleased you had a good stay!Peter
Reviewer:Mr. Barry D | Sun 14th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
1 night stay -
sorry peterbeen so long in replying , had a great stay and a nice welcome will stay again many thanks john
JohnThanks very much - you are always welcomePeter
Reviewer:Mr. John W | Fri 12th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
Rothmans B&B -
very brief but pleasant stay.Family running it are very nice and very helpful. Found it a bit hard to locate but once there found the room was lovely and had everything I needed.
Jo-annaThanks - we are a hidden treasure! Glad you enjoyed your stayPeter
Reviewer:Ms. Jo-anna S | Sun 7th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
Comfortable and warm hospitality -
I was very happy with my stay at Rothmans. The hospitality was very warm, the room was comfortable, and I felt relaxed and welcome in the home environment. It was very good value for money. I would certainly stay again.
KelvinThat\'s very kind of you. Glad everything made you feel comfortable and welcome, and we\'re so pleased to see our efforts working - plus I love this quirky house and I like to share itPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Kelvin A | Fri 5th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
great place -
I travel with two small dogs finding somewhere I can stay with them is not easy and more often than not there is a cost of £10 per dog per night.Rothmans is not like that my dogs were welcome in this lovely homely place.The room was good, plenty of room for the two dog cages, bed very comfortable and everything I needed was there, breakfast was again good with plenty of choice.I will use this B&B again
ShirleyThanks very much. Dogs are \"part of the family\" and are always welcome. It\'s a pleasure to see their enthusiastic curiosityWarm RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Miss. Shirley F | Mon 10th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
A Gem of a B&B -
Rothmans is a beautiful old house, well loved and maintained. Stayed in the Four Poster Room - and what a room!! Huge space, with olde worlde four poster and new world flat screen TV!! Only downside is the tiniest ensuite I've ever seen with extremely noisy plumbing!!. Breakfast was good, freshly cooked and served at 8 on the dot. Strange arrangement of pre-ordering bfast either the night before or in our case, days before via email as we were arriving very late, but it works well! Codes for all doors (front door and bedrooms) again sent by email meant we could let ourselves in when we arrived as proprietor was out. Again, strange system but it worked!! Rating loses a star only because of the bathroom!! Overall a good experience, we may well return!!
Hi ColletteThank you for your appreciation of the house, 4 poster room and breakfastRothmans is Grade 2 listed and this properly requires preservation of the character. Hence the compact en suite was installed in what was a large (featureless) walk in wardrobe and a macerator is required to pump waste to the far side of the building (without damaging old floors/ceilings) I have experienced a much tinier en suite, in a B&B in a Georgian building in BathBreakfast forms are to allow you to choose at leisure and for me to have all ingredients ready. Likewise door codes mean guests can come and go at any time (eg after late night wedding reception) Also, this is a family B&B and, although I endeavour to greet guests, asking for time of arrival, I would humbly wish to "have a life" (I was in London taking my son out for his birthday when you arrived - as I had arranged that with you).I hope the Dance competition in Brentwood went well and you didn't get soaked on the wayYou will of course be very welcome in the futureKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:COLLETTE F | Thu 9th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Quaint b&b -
Lovely house, very clean and comfortable room with lots of thoughtful bits and bobs for guests.Only complaint was that we were not sought out by somebody to tell us about bathroom so we're using wrong one which was very small and rather disappointing.Very good breakfast
Hi PamelaThanks for your feedback.I do try to be around when people arrive, and you were out when I returned from visiting my son in hospital. I shall need to ensure the written guidance is very clearKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Mrs. Pamela B | Sat 4th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Amazing breakfast selection, lovely owner - goes out of way to be helpful. Great old house, quirky, interesting &fun. Great nights sleep - perfect location, easy parking - lovely tea tray &even a chocolate bar! perfectly acceptable bathroom facilities -all at a reasonable price. If you want character, friendliness and charm then highly recommended. If you like boring, blandly modern (and in Chelmsford the very NOISEY!) Travelodge - then its not for you... everyone else ENJOY! :)
YvonneThat's so nice of you! Thanks very much indeedPeter
Reviewer:Mrs. Yvonne S | Sun 28th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
night worker -
very comfortable stay
DarrylPleased it was comforatable for youPeter
Reviewer:Darryl Martin K | Wed 24th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
AFL Bridgwater -
Peter as always perfect just that in the room l was in, it took the water to get hot for sometime, this was from the sink shower no problem otherwise no problems thank you.
AlanThanks. Will look at shower/sink - maybe the taps needed to be set fully on "hot" to bring the hot through quickly (then the mixer could be adjusted to comfortable heat?Peter
Reviewer:Alan L | Wed 24th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Rothmans - cosy and comfortable -
Very comfortable, cosy and welcoming.The booking-in was very smooth.Would definately recommend
DamionThank you very much for that feedback - always a fillip for us to us to know guests are pleasedPeter
Reviewer:Damion C | Mon 22nd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
One day in Romans -
This place is fantastic. My room Victoria was very beautiful and the attention is very very fantastic. Peter help me very much.
BeatrizYou're far too kind! Thank you very much too and I hope your day went wellPeter
Reviewer:Beatriz C | Mon 22nd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Lovely place -
Unfortunately I only spent one night here. Brilliant room, comfortable bed, friendly owners and good breakfast! I will definitely go there again if I have to be in the area!
AndreaIt's equally lovely to have such an enthusiastic guest - thank youPeter
Reviewer:Andrea Van R | Wed 17th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Good place, second time around -
Enjoyed the cooked breakfast!
AlexThanks - I try to get everything just right (bacon browned and not greasy, etc)Peter
Reviewer:Dr. Alex M | Wed 17th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Good value near Chelmsford -
Comfortable room with good facilities.Handy off-street parking.Extensive breakfast options.
AlexThank you - have a good flightPeter
Reviewer:Dr. Alex M | Tue 16th Sep 2014 | 5 years ago
Very pleasant stay -
Would definitely stay again.
ArwynThanks - and you would be very welcomePeter
Reviewer:Mr. Arwyn E | Mon 8th Sep 2014 | 5 years ago
Excellent would stay again -
Needed a b&b for one night for exam, found via Google.Excellent, everything you could possibly need and more.Website photo's do not do it justice, so much better.Will probably stay again and have already recommended it to family.
ElliottThank you! I'll have to do a fresh photo shoot...Peter
Reviewer:Elliott S | Wed 3rd Sep 2014 | 5 years ago
This is a lovely place to spend an evening or more, it is so homely and comfortable and the breakfast in the morning is wonderful, you will not be disapointed.AFLSomerset
AlanThanks very much indeed - always great to know we are getting it right for you and the administrator, cleaners and handyman will be pleased tooPeter
Reviewer:Alan L | Wed 3rd Sep 2014 | 5 years ago
rothmans bed and breakfast -
lovely hotel , fantastic breakfast, close to buses to town.had a nice and relaxed stay and will come back again.
StephenGlad you had such a good stay and thanks very much for your generous commentsPeter
Reviewer:Stephen E | Tue 26th Aug 2014 | 5 years ago
Excellent B & B -
We had a lovely stay at rothmans B &B,run by a very friendly and welcoming family who did everything possible to make our stay a comfortable one.excellent room with everything you need supplied (including dressing gowns)breakfast was fresh andfirst class with a choice of everything.i would definately stay here again if in the area and would recommend it to anyone else.
StephenThanks so much for yolur kindness and appreciation - it makes us want to try even harder to make guests feel at home (or in a comfortable escape from home)Peter
Reviewer:Mr. Stephen C | Mon 25th Aug 2014 | 5 years ago
We had the four post room and it was a really good size room and comfortable, it was a big shabby but clean and tidy , the ensuite however was more the size of a wardrobe , I physically could not get into the shower and had to shave half standing in the shower and half leaning out to see the mirror. You need to be a size zero supermodel to use the toilet without folding yourself in half to get your knees under the sink which is right opposite - about 3foot square in total you have to question the trades description act before calling it ensuite !
Hi Lynne/SimonThanks for the feedback.(I'm genuinely puzzled by your word "shabby" however - the leather chairs, and the curtains are new, with some suitable period style furniture which may look aged?)The building is Grade 2 listed and we are restricted in what we are permitted to do. So you're absolutely right - it was originally a very large walk in (linen?) cupboard alongside the warm chimney breast, typical for c1600 buildings. I do want to maintain the unique heritage character - even in this village too much has been lost already - and many guests value that very "memory" of the past.However, I'm sorry this has meant it was such a squeeze for you. (Most guests have been happy with the space - that is not to reject your feedback, though)All comments help us to improve what we offer and thanks for taking the timePeter
Reviewer:Lynn & Simon S | Mon 25th Aug 2014 | 5 years ago
Very Comfortable -
I stayed here for 3 nights in 2 of the rooms (4 poster and regency) on business. Both rooms were very nice and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent with a wide range of both cooked and uncooked options.
PhilThanks. Glad you had a good stayPeter
Reviewer:Phil H | Fri 22nd Aug 2014 | 5 years ago
A wonderful place to stay -
A truly hospitable environment. The rooms were lovely, sporting large televisions, plenty of window space and comfortable beds. Within walking distance of most anywhere in Great Baddow and busses to Chelmsford just outside. Nothing was too little trouble for the staff. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, I intend to stay there again when I have need and would gladly recommend Rothmans to anyone needing a room in the area.
RichardThanks for your kind, appreciative review - it encourages us all to keep giving a good servicePeter
Reviewer:Richard W | Sat 16th Aug 2014 | 5 years ago
A stunning property -
A stunning property with excellent facilities.The Georgian room was large, clean and comfortable.The breakfast selection would put many large hotels to shame.A really enjoyable experience.Many thanks to Peter.
AndrewThanks for being so appreciative. So pleased you had a good stayPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Andrew H | Thu 14th Aug 2014 | 5 years ago
Very warm and friendly visit.Home from home atmosphere .
DavidThanks - a privilege and a pleasure!Peter
Reviewer:David A | Mon 11th Aug 2014 | 5 years ago
Rothmans Visit -
The photo of the outside of the house on tripadvisor fooled me into thinking that this B &B was in a rural location. So when we (The wife and I) arrived, we were both surprised to find that it was in a relatively built up area. However, this is not a criticism and is entirely my own fault for not checking it out properly on Google maps.Some of the reviews on tripadvisor talk about lack of cleanliness, but we didn't find this to be the case. Some of the decor may have needed a bit of sprucing up, and neither of the bedside lamps in our room worked (there was no bulb in one of them), but these are minor gripes.The house is very old, with creaking boards and sloping floors, but it has bags of character.The host, Peter Aspbury, was accommodating, friendly and helpful.The cooked breakfast was lovely and served right on time (by him).Peter's cat, Pepsi, watching him (through the dining room window) as he served breakfast, and then trotting alongside him on the outside path was an amusing daily routine which added to the friendly quirkiness of the place.My son and I used the snooker room both nights that we were there and the full size table is superb. Next time, I'll bring my own cue, because the ones 'supplied' aren't very good.
Ian - a prize for the longest review? Thank you for your comments.Pepsi has just miaowed for another chicken drumstick.. And tomorrow my handyman Syd will take a look at those snooker cues (and there is another in a case which is available on request). For the winter, when outdoor painting is no longer possible, he will also use his carpentry skills to revive the floors.The countryside, by the way, has receded from usThanks for taking the troublePeter
Reviewer:Ian E | Sun 10th Aug 2014 | 5 years ago
Short and sweet -
Excellent in most respects, breakfast superb, room delightful.The one downside was lack of in room water for washing and kettle.This facility would bring the Georgian room close to perfection.
DavidThanks for your review with your appreciative commentsThe plumbing is tricky because of the layout of the old Grade 2 listed house (waste water has to be pumped uphill to avoid ancient joists and has to reach the drains on the other side). However, when I save up enough I'll look at it againKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:David D | Sat 9th Aug 2014 | 5 years ago
great stay -
I enjoyed my stay at Rothman's. My late arrival was kindly accommodated. Breakfast was wonderful.
KathleenThat's very nice of you and I'm pleased that your stay was enjoyable and nutritious!Peter
Reviewer:Ms. Kathleen J | Wed 6th Aug 2014 | 5 years ago
great breakfast!! -
We booked for a one night stay as we had a friends wedding to attend locally our room was lovely and spacious and very pretty the whole house was beautiful and breakfast was fab!
SamanthaThat's very nice of you and glad that the breakfast was appreciated - I like to see a clean plate(I now need to research the 400-year old history of the house...).Peter
Reviewer:Samantha B | Thu 31st Jul 2014 | 5 years ago
Me plus dog :0) -
I found everything from booking to departure very easy. Very friendly plus extremely helpful (without being 'in your face' if you know what I mean. Bed comfy, food great and I felt safe. My Jack Russell terrier was also made welcome and I hope did not disturb anyone . Would definitely return and recommend to friends and clients. A little gem of a find - thank you. Peter
Pauline,It's so nice to get such a lovely review - and to know we're pitching it all to suit guestsI hope Molly, your Jack Russell, is now fineThanks againPeter
Reviewer:Ms. Pauline S | Fri 25th Jul 2014 | 5 years ago
It is a nice place and people very friendly.
AsselThank you very much for your kind remarksI hope your exam went wellKind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Ms Assel B | Tue 22nd Jul 2014 | 5 years ago
Pleasantly surprised -
Hadn't stayed in this B&B, before, but was very glad I chose to. I stayed in one of their cheaper rooms, but was happy with the comfortable bed, amenities in the room, and bathrooms, which although are not en-suite, are directly next door. I was greeted on arrival by a very friendly lady, who cheerfully showed my friends and I to our rooms, and made us feel welcome. There is a good-sized lounge, with tea/coffee freely available, as well as available in your room. Check-in/out is negotiable, and they even pandered to my request for an ironing board and iron to be in my room, when I arrived. The cooked breakfast was tasty, which you request/choose the night before, which cereals, yoghurts and toast, already laid out. All together, a really nice stay, in a great little B&B.
StuartSo glad you had a good stay - and Bekka made you welcome (I was taking a much-needed break with my daughter)Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Mr. StuartS | Thu 17th Jul 2014 | 5 years ago
Great little place -
I have just stayed here for a wedding on the area and thought it was a great little place. Friendly and clean. Breakfast was nice, very good selection of food. I was expecting an extreemly bad nights sleep because the beds were very very soft but I was plesently surprised and slept like a baby!! I'd come back here again!Thank you
NatalieThank you for your appreciative review - we all need our baby sleep!Peter Aspbury, Proprietor
Reviewer:Miss. Natalie T | Tue 15th Jul 2014 | 5 years ago
I was expecting a standard B&B, but I was pleasantly surprised. The house is beautiful, rooms large, parking easy and I had a very restful week there. The owner is discreet yet available. I will stay there again.
ShahabThanks very much - hope to see you againDiscretion as ever!Peter
Reviewer:Dr Shahab S | Fri 13th Jun 2014 | 5 years ago
A Great Find -
The photograph on this page does not do the B&B and favours.Tucked away behind a large headge and facing into the garden, is a quirky and beautiful old property, tastefully decorated and very homely.I recommend this B&B for value and comfort. The local pub (out of the B&B turn right) has a great beer garden and serves excellent food at a really reasonable price.Where in the South East can you get a meal and a large glass of wine for £10.70? Bargain.
PamThat's very kind of you - we love the quirky heritage and ambitious wisteria too!Peter
Reviewer:Pam B | Sun 8th Jun 2014 | 5 years ago
Atlanta, Georgia -
A very nice place to stay;I loved the historic property and the location!I will book the same room next year!
Thanks Michael - and our poppies are now in their full tall purple glory!Peter
Reviewer:Mr. Michael Q | Thu 5th Jun 2014 | 5 years ago
Not too bad, for me the problem was the bed, it was too soft! But basically the place is good, the owner really friendly! ;)
DanieleThanks - hope your vote countedBeds and mattresses are tricky - some like them hard and some like them soft! The mattresses are good quality, bought from John Lewis, and new, and i had intended them to be on the firmer side (better for your back)Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Daniele G | Mon 26th May 2014 | 5 years ago
Lovely one-night stay -
Beautiful building, hospitable (but not intrusive) host, delicious breakfast.Just wish the rooms were en-suite but can't complain at the price and the bathrooms are personal to each room (with key).
Thanks Lucy,Glad you had a good stay and hope to see you again (when you can resume your Snooker winning run!)Peter
Reviewer:Ms. Lucy M | Thu 8th May 2014 | 5 years ago
Very comfortable and welcoming in this large B&B. Pete very friendly and breakfast was spot on
JamieThanks very much - glad you had a good stay and our efforts were worthwhilePeter
Reviewer:Jamie P | Thu 8th May 2014 | 5 years ago
Stay at Rothman's -
Excellent B&B. Good arrival instructions and very reasonably priced.
SaskiaThank you very much - do come again and receive 2 bars of chocolate! Sorry to miss your leavingPeter
Reviewer:Saskia H | Mon 5th May 2014 | 5 years ago
I spend a night at this B&B.Small room , but was enough for me. Bathroom and shower, nice and clean, close to my room. Hot drinks, cooked breakfast, plenty to choose from for breakfast. Can call the taxi andbe in city centre in 10-15 minutes. Good value for money.Thank you.
MelaniaYour feedback is much appreciated. Hope your visit to Chelmsford went wellPeter
Reviewer:Mrs. Melania U | Wed 23rd Apr 2014 | 5 years ago
Gorgeous Quirky Convinient!-
Funky quirky old property with fab welcoming owner.Great location, high quality accommodation, so good I've just booked another 5 stays!
KatherineThank you! - like the funky (even my daughter would approve)Peter
Reviewer:Mrs. Katharine M | Wed 23rd Apr 2014 | 5 years ago
Lovely stay -
Great b&b, very friendly, clean, charming and great breakfast!
PaulineThank you so much - we aim to please and are pleased when you are!Kind RegardsPeter
Reviewer:Pauline K | Tue 22nd Apr 2014 | 5 years ago
Thank you -
It was a marvellous stay. Everything was perfect and it was a pleasure to chat with Peter after breakfast. The house is so charming and fashionable. It seems to be back in the past and we loved it.Thank you!
Hi Paolo"Charming" would describe you very well and I am sure you would (will?) run a very successful B&B yourselfPeter
Reviewer:Paola M | Sun 6th Apr 2014 | 5 years ago
Had a fantastic stay. The room was beautiful, the bed was amazingly comfortable and the staff were lovely. Highly recommended
TessaThanks very much for your generous response - we are always very pleased when guests are pleasedPeter
Reviewer:Tessa J | Fri 4th Apr 2014 | 5 years ago
lovely historical welcoming visit -
I spent one night in this bed amd breakfast and would recommend it. Its clean tidy and cosy. The bed was comfy (better than my bed!) Douvet warm. Nice to have a little area to sit too. I really enjoyed my stay and would love to stay again. Thanks.
VeronicaPleased to have your responseHope you were well rested and prepared!Peter
Reviewer:Veronica C | Mon 31st Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Lovely thanks -
I arrived a little late to order a cooked breakfast yet I was still offered the option if I wanted. I received a very warm and friendly welcome. The bed was VERY comfy and I slept like a log. Only slight downside was the shower which was not very powerful at all, but was clean and hot which is always good. Thanks very much.
SallyThanks very much to you too and I'm glad you felt so welcome and comfortable. (I am always bothered that guests are able to have a good breakfast...)We shall look into getting a powerful pump on the showerPeter
Reviewer:Ms. Sally E | Tue 25th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Overnight stay -
Very nice place to stopWe spent one night with our two dogs and was very well looked afterA very friendly home from homeThank you
Hi JamesThank you - dogs are always welcomePeter
Reviewer:J | Sun 23rd Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Thank you for providing a warm and friendly place to stay for a few days. Should I stay in this part of the country again I would hope to pay a return visit. Vary best wishes
Hi RussellThanks! You are of course always welcomePeter
Reviewer:Russell H | Sat 22nd Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Excellent B&B -
Excellent B&B. Peter ensures guest are well looked after and the rooms are spacious with everything you need. There was an excellent choice of breakfast.
Jennifer - thank you! Pleased you had a good breakPeter
Reviewer:Jennifer R | Sat 15th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Travelling for pleasure - great base -
Outstanding value for money and would recommend it as a business traveller, wanting an inexpensive stopover or like me, someone wanting to use it as a base for seeing some of Essex and Suffolk.Peter's pre visit attention is really excellent. Breakfast is as plentiful as you like and will keep you going through the day.
MIke - I'm so pleased we could give you such a good stayPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Mike S | Wed 12th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
I travel around with my work and would happily recommend the Rothmans b&b as warm and welcoming place to lay your head.Great night sleep, thank you.
DaveThank you! Glad it suited you so wellPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Dave A | Wed 12th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Cosy and clean -
Peter was a very welcoming chap and the hospitality was superb.Clean premises if a little dated - but that only adds to the cosy-feel.Thoroughly good value for money.
Ryan, Thanks for your review and I do want people to feel welcome and "at home". Not sure about "a little dated"? (the house is 400 years old and Grade 2 listed, so I also want to preserve the heritage character)Thanks again, Peter
Reviewer:Mr. Ryan W | Sun 9th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Chelmsford haven -
Second time I have stayed at this hotel and both times was pleased with the friendly welcome and atmosphere. And a dog friendly establishment!
The dogs have all been Rothmans friendly and are very welcomeThanks AnthonyPeter Aspbury, Proprietor
Reviewer:Anthony G | Fri 28th Feb 2014 | 5 years ago
You made me feel very welcome.The room was nice and comfortable.Great selection for breakfast. It was nice to no there was a buffet selection available at all times as well as tea and coffee for when ever you got a thirst on.I certainly will be booking with you again when I am in that area. Thank you Mr Peter Aspbury.
And thank you Mrs Rhodes! - I'm pleased that you enjoyed everything and I look forward to your next visit
Reviewer:Mrs Rhodes| Mon 24th Feb 2014 | 5 years ago
Review Title -
I rarely do reviews! But decided to feedback because I enjoyed my stay here - great room, great service (very helpful), and would definitely stay again. Thank you.
JeremyThat's very kind of you. It really is appreciated by all of us here (myself, 4 cleaners, administrator, handyman and gardener!) and makes all our efforts feel worthwhilePeter
Reviewer:Jeremy F | Sun 9th Feb 2014 | 5 years ago
Good value for money. Lovely big bedroom. Well equipped. Shower/ toilet room very small but not an issue for me.
SteveThanks for your review - the ensuite was compact because of preserving the character and shape of the "heritage" roomPeter
Reviewer:Mr. Steve L | Wed 29th Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
Two Days in Jan -
Rothmans is an extensive and extremely old house and as such has creaky and crooked floorboards and shows its years in many ways. However Peter is a very welcoming host and we found the house to be warm, comfortable and with all its querks a charming place to stay. Excellent breakfasts and good value for money.
Hi GrahamThanks for your review. As I get older myself I face the problem of creaks that won't go away (Rothmans is a 400 year old building, Grade 2 Listed)Peter
Reviewer:Mr. Graham J | Sun 26th Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
Nice place -
Nice rooms, friendly people, good for a stay ... !!!
Klaus - thank you for your kind comments. I enjoyed meeting the three of you and maybe you will return if you decide on that purchasePeter
Reviewer:Mr. Klaus E.G | Tue 21st Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
Fantastic Room! -
A truly charming Bed and Breakfast, beautifully presented internally with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Peter was a welcoming and attentive host. The Four Poster bedroom and lounge/dining room are relaxing and peaceful. There was a wide range of delicious hot and cold food choices at breakfast. Highly recommended. We will certainly return.
Vincent,Thank you very much - and I'm so pleased you had a good stay and I was able to provide what I strive forYou were of course very pleasant and interesting guests!Peter
Reviewer:Mr. Vincent M | Thu 16th Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
A must try! -
Good communication with the owner prior to arrival. On arrival we found the B&B was clean,tidy and we loved how the original characteristics of the house was maintained. We felt at ease and came and went as we pleased. Breakfast was of a great selection and very delicious. We pre-paid so check out was swift and stress free. Overall a pleasurable recommended stay.
StaceyI'm glad we provided you with such a positive experienceThanks very much - your positive feedback will be relayed to the staff as wellPeter
Reviewer:Mrs. Stacey A | Wed 20th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
As we wanted to visit Danbury it was a very convenient place to stay. Staff were very pleasant. Good breakfast. As antipodeans the old building was interesting with it's sloping floors - something we are not used to!! They were having drainage problems with our en-suite in the Regency room so had to use the bathroom next door.
Thanks for your kind remarksThe problem with the drainage took vigorous "plunging" & 2 plumbers to sort out. It turned out that some guest had put a cloth down the loo and it got caught up in the pump/macerator (we did have a clear prominent message on the top of the loo, requesting care...). I'm afraid these things happen but sorry for the inconvenience.
Reviewer:Mrs. Judy F | Sun 15th Sep 2013 | 6 years ago
B &B that is full of charm &Character.Very Friendly.
Thanks for your appreciative comments
Reviewer:Mrs. Karen B | Mon 12th Aug 2013 | 6 years ago
B & B EXCELLENT VALUE -
Overall we were very pleased with the overall standard of the accommodation, breakfast, service, etc.Genial host.Flexible in response to requests for earlier than normal booking in and out.Only criticism would be that the security systems put in place for entering the room and front door seemed a bit over the top.
MikeThank you for your kind response - glad my efforts to help and be hospitable worked for youI understand your response to using door codes. I shelled out a lot of money so that people could be very safe and did not rely on keys. Tricky!Your review is very much appreciated - makes my hard work very worthwhilePeter
Reviewer:Mr. Mike N | Mon 17th Jun 2013 | 6 years ago
Just lovely! -
After going through the 'secret garden' gate we were greeted by Peter, who we made us feel very welcome. We were led to our room and were pleasantly surprised by it. The only 2 things that would have made the room better was the shower size as it was rather small but I understand why it was this way and the bed was very lumpy. But I loved the breakfast part of our stay. The great choice of cereals, cheeses, yoghurts, juices, teas and coffee was brill! The hot breakfast was yummy and whilst we ate we felt not like guest to a strangers place but friends. I like the easy going attitude of our host and will not hesitate to come back and of course let everyone know how great this place is. Considering how beautiful the place is and where it is the price is more than reasonable. Thank you Peter for your hospitality! Melissa &Terry
Melissa & TerryI'm really pleased you had such a good stay - I try to make people feel at home and well looked after, and I enjoy sharing the character of this old heritage property (the compact shower is chosen to preserve the layout of the old Regency Room;I will certainly have a look at the mattress, which is relatively new)So nice when my breakfast efforts work for the guestsThank you - and hope to see you againPeter
Reviewer:Miss. Melissa D | Mon 17th Jun 2013 | 6 years ago
Relaxed accommodation -
Lovely quirky characterful house - easy, welcoming atmosphere and such reasonable prices. The starched linen sheets are a real bonus:Beatrice Potter's Mrs Tiggy Winkle would be enraptured!!!
Reviewer:Mrs. Sue N | Wed 12th Jun 2013 | 6 years ago
The owner succeeds in creating a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.It was a privilege to be allowed to feel at home in such a beautiful historic house.
RebeccaThanks for your warm appreciation - I do try to make people feel at home since it is often strange to be marooned, when on businessHope your visit to Chelmsford was successful and good luck in your new workPeter
Reviewer:Dr. Rebecca R | Mon 17th Dec 2012 | 6 years ago
Almost perfect B&B, good wifi - breakfast - clean only shower very poor water pressure
Really pleased to have provided an "almost perfect B&B"!Peter Aspbury
Reviewer:Mr. Salomon De S | Sun 16th Dec 2012 | 6 years ago
Handy location -
This is our 4th stay at Rothmans, we use it as a stop over the night before the local V Festival. Its always been clean and well run, nice to see some refurbishment done and the en-suite bathroom finished. Breakfast is great and keeps us going into the afternoon. See you next year!
Reviewer:Mr. Duncan R | Wed 22nd Aug 2012 | 7 years ago
Reasonable value for money however a bit old fashioned which possibly suits a 400 year old building.
Reviewer:Mr. Robert T | Fri 17th Aug 2012 | 7 years ago
Late arrival -
Although i arrived late and left early everyone very friendly and was shown where to help myself to breakfast. Would prefer ensuite however an enjoyable stay in a interesting old house.
Reviewer:Mr. Robert T | Sun 5th Aug 2012 | 7 years ago
Rothmans B&B -
This is an excellent place to stay in Chelmsford.The room was very good and the breakfast was excellent.If returning to Chelmsford I would book here again.
Reviewer:Mr. James S | Sat 4th Aug 2012 | 7 years ago
Improvements made -
Regency room has been updated since I last stayed towards the end of last year. Breakfast still very good.
Thanks very much for your comments - I am constantly trying to upgrade (new leather chair, 40" screen freeview HD tv & a comprehensive fire alarm system etc)
Reviewer:Mr. Gary S | Fri 4th May 2012 | 7 years ago