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County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
29 Rainsford RoadChelmsfordEnglandCM1 2PZUnited Kingdom

4-star hotel in Chelmsford with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
76See all 76 reviews
From 509 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford

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  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Premier Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Single Room
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Premier Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Premier Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Double Room (PLUS)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • Conference space
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Awards and affiliations

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

County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford’s small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 8.00 and GBP 14.00 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford


  • Chelmsford Cathedral - 8 min walk
  • Melbourne Stadium - 28 min walk
  • Hylands House and Park - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Warren Golf Club - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • St John the Baptist Monastery - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Ingatestone Hall - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • Kelvedon Hatch - 14.5 mi / 23.3 km
  • Battlesbridge Antiques and Craft Centre - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km

Getting around

  • Southend-on-Sea (SEN-Southend Municipal) - 30 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 33 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 48 min drive
  • Chelmsford Station - 6 min walk
  • Wickford Hatfield Peverel Station - 14 min drive
  • Ingatestone Station - 16 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 76 reviews

County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford
The staff were accommodating and made sure my stay was pleasant. The food was excellent. Looking forward to staying there again during my next trip. Cute town with lots of shops and local pubs.
A Traveler, us4 night trip
County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford
Very Good8.0
Visit to Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Chelmsford is a pleasant town with a fairly big shopping area/walking street and some interesting tourist sights. Chelmsford is serviced by train, by the Abellio Greater Anglia train Company, from Liverpool Street Station, journey takes about 30 min. and very frequently. Stayed 3 nights and enjoyed the stay and walk around the town. The County Hotel is a nice old building, very helpful and pleasant staff, it is a comfortable hotel, with good service , the shower in the bath is a bit clumsy, but it does work fine, the food service and bar is very good.
Erik B., us3 night romance trip
County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford
Nice enough stay but needs small touches
First of all, hotel staff were all absolutely lovely, very friendly and professional. Hotel was clean and accessible. My criticism is the small touches really - no water bottles provided in the room and cost £2 each bottle at the bar. Room clean but scruffy paintwork and damaged wood on bathroom door. Bathroom was tiny. Bed was not the most comfortable - a bit hard
Lesley, gb1 night trip
County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford
Business trip
Had booked a one night stay for Business. Had requested a quiet room with a bath -given a room with a shower only. Room was quite small with a tiny bathroom and seemed cold. Room thermostat did not seem to work either when I tried to turn up the room temperature. As I only stayed one night not sure if I just had a poor stay or if this is what others found as note the hotel generally has a good rating by other guests.
Sally, gb1 night trip
County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford
Quality weekend
Weekend away with my wife.... faultless stay. Very friendly staff and a nice hotel
Matt, gb2 night trip

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County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford

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