Come and experience the Italian warm hospitality in Colchester! You will stay in a modern room and will have exclusive access to a bathroom in our lovely family home just a ten-minute walk from the town center.
You will stay in a nice large single/twin room on the first floor of our modern townhouse in a central, yet very quiet location in historical Colchester (see note below if you need three beds). You will have your OWN BATHROOM with bath and shower on the second floor.
The room is bright and overlooks the garden. It has a hard floor and comes with a desk and a large chest of drawers.
We provide bedlinen, towels, essential toiletries, hair dryer, use of a washing machine and dryer.
We can offer a continental breakfast for 3£ extra per person - let us know if you would like it when you make your enquiry/booking and we will quote you the correct price with a "special offer".
Please note that we do not offer self-catering facilities. There are plenty of food outlets within easy reach (10-20 minutes walk). These include a number of sandwich shops, pubs, fast-foods, and Italian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and British restaurants. You will be spoilt for choice!
Parking around the house is restricted but we can provide permits for visitors (80 pence per day) on the road and bikes can be stored in the garden or garage.
*** NOTE IF YOU NEED THREE BEDS:
- There is no desk in the room when the third bed (a comfortable single sofa bed) is added. See the pictures.
- Because of the extra work involved in setting up the room with 3 beds, there is an extra charge of 5£ per booking (NOT per night - it works as a cleaning fee).
- this extra charge is not included in the total you see on airbnb. Write to us requesting 3 beds and we will send a special offer including this extra fee - which you then need to accept to actually make the booking.
Less than 10 minute walk from the town centre (with a wide a range of pubs, restaurants and shops) and bus route to the University of Essex (10-to-15- minute bus ride).
On bus route to main station (50 minutes to London and to the Olympic site), 15 minutes walk to Colchester Town Station and Bus Terminal (coaches to all London airports - less than 1 hour to Stansted).
Very close to cycle routes (including National Route 1 and 51).
Colchester town centre is a very lively place featuring lots of shops (independent as well as major chains) a multi screen cinema, and many cultural attractions such as the XI century Norman castle built on the foundation of a Roman temple, the beautiful park surrounding the castle, the Roman walls, Firstsite - the new gallery for contemporary visual arts.
****** IMPORTANT *****
This is a family home and we take safety very seriously. *BEFORE* you write to us make sure you have a full airbnb profile, i.e. one with a clear face picture and at least your phone number and email verified. Note that when you arrive we may ask you to show a valid photo ID. Also, when you write to us please provide some info on all the people who will be staying at ours and tell us about the reason for your trip to Colchester.
Our guests have access to their room and their private bathroom and they can enjoy breakfast in our kitchen (if requested in the booking).
We regret that we cannot allow our guests to use our kitchen for self-catering.
****** IMPORTANT *****
This is a family home, so we take safety very seriously. *BEFORE* you write to us make sure you have a full airbnb profile, i.e. one with a clear face picture and at least your phone number and email verified. Note that when you arrive we may ask you to show a valid photo ID. Also, when you write to us please provide some info on all the people who will be staying at ours and tell us about the reason for your trip to Colchester.
BREAKFAST not included - we can offer a continental breakfast for 3£ extra per person - let us know if you would like it when you make your enquiry/booking and we will send you the correct price with a "special offer".
** NOTE ON CHECK IN:
Note that although we try to be flexible, it is unlikely that we would be able to welcome you before 5:30pm on the day of your arrival due to our work commitments. If you are in town earlier than that, do let us know and we will try our best to help.
** NOT SELF-CATERING
Please note that we do NOT provide facilities for self-catering. There are plenty of food outlets within easy reach (10-20 minutes walk).
** NO SMOKING
No Smoking in the house.
Flavia & Andrea have a beautiful home and even more beautiful family. The room was better than it looked in the pictures. I wish I could have stayed up and interacted more with them however due the nature of my work kept me occupied a lot. Will definitely be visiting soon.
Lovely house and hosts. Own bathroom. Nice and quiet even though children there.
Flavia was waiting for me. The room, and indeed the whole house was spotless.
Both Flavia and Andrea went out of their way to make me feel welcome in their home. Highly recommend.
I had a lovely time staying with Andrea and Flavia. They are a very welcoming family. The room was comfortable, the shower powerful and the breakfast delicious. The house itself is on a quiet road and very easy walk from Colchester.
I had a warm and friendly welcome from Andrea and Flavia even though I was quite delayed in reaching them. The room was very comfortable and it was a good, quiet area in which to stay. In the morning Flavia offered me coffee before I left the house and it was lovely to meet the children too. All in all I would not hesitate to recommend their lovely home to a friend and I would certainly hope to revisit.
Falvia and Andrea are wonderful hosts who made me feel very welcome in their family home with offering tea and help with directions whenever possible. The room is bright and very clean, the breakfast that Flavia prepared had all I needed to have a good start into the day. I went to Colchester for a workshop and their house is in walking distance to the Centre and all public transport. I very much enjoyed the stay in their home.
We are a friendly and welcoming family originally form Rome, Italy happy to share our beautiful new house with you. Flavia is a biologist and Andrea is a researcher at the University of Essex and we have a 5 years old daughter and a 2 year old boy. We travel a lot so we appreciate how important it is to have a nice and clean comfy accommodation in a convenient location and we'll do our best to ensure you'll get just that!