Overview of The Riverside Chelmsford

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4.0 / 5Very Good
26 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar



Popular LocationChelmsford Cathedral8 min walk
Popular LocationBond Street9 min walk
Popular LocationMelbourne Stadium10 min drive
AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)33 min drive

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  • Double Room, Ensuite

    Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Premium Suite, Private Bathroom, Garden View

    Premium Suite, Private Bathroom, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area


The Riverside Chelmsford is located in Chelmsford. Museum of Power and Cater Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Warren Golf Club and Benton Hall Golf and Country Club. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Chelmsford City Racecourse or Melbourne Stadium.

Visit our Chelmsford travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Chelmsford Cathedral - 8 min walk
  • Bond Street - 9 min walk
  • Melbourne Stadium - 10 min drive
  • Hylands House and Park - 13 min drive
  • Warren Golf Club - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Chelmsford Station - 10 min walk
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 33 min drive

About this property

The Riverside Chelmsford

4-star inn with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a garden. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a fireplace at reception. All 5 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, room service and plasma TVs. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and showers.
The Riverside Chelmsford offers 5 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Plasma televisions are featured in guestrooms.
Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Chelmsford inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Food and drink

1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage

Languages spoken





Fireplace in reception
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Bathroom (partially open)
Free toiletries


Plasma TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 10:30 PM


Check-out before 11 AM


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.

Property is also known as

  • Riverside Chelmsford Inn
  • Riverside Inn
  • Riverside Chelmsford
  • The Riverside Chelmsford Inn
  • The Riverside Chelmsford Chelmsford
  • The Riverside Chelmsford Inn Chelmsford

Guest reviews


Very Good

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Closed Hotel!!

I arrived at the hotel just after 8 pm on Friday 14/11/14 to find it closed for renovation. I'd even received confirmation and an itinerary from you. Fortunately I was able to find another hotel within an hour. I've spoken to the hotel this morning and they tell me that they had cancelled their contract with you a few months ago and therefore you shouldn't be taking bookings. It also happened to a family last week but they had arrived during the day and so were directed to another hotel. Will you please respond to this email accordingly and confirm that my credit card hasn't been charged. I would certainly welcome your comments.

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great Breakfast

Room very good, food/beer very good

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

A nice hotel with lots of character

A nice comfortable room in a charming building with a great location, let down by poor staff training and a lack of attention to detail.


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, room comfort

Old & Creaky

Old building and very creaky. Dark rooms with low ceiling. Walls are paper thin & you can hear other guest TV & their conversation (plus other sounds & activities) late night, not very good when trying to go to sleep ready for the next day. Upon arrival toilet was not cleaned as it needed couple of flush from previous user users bowel movement. Very very poor indeed. Not impressed from house keeping standard. there is no car park onsite, so you have to park across the road on the public car park and pay £5 for 24 hours parking.


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness

Complete shambles between hotels.com and Riverside

Despite booking 2 rooms way in advance of our stay, when my colleague and I checked into the Riverside Inn we were informed that the Riverside Inn no longer officially worked with hotels.com and our booking had not been processed to them! They then managed to free up one room but my colleague was then forced to move to a different hotel at a much higher cost to us! Not good enough...