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A comfortable and relaxed spa hotel where nothing is too much trouble. 

Maison Talbooth

Stratford Road Dedham Colchester Essex CO7 6HN 01206 322 367

We say

One of two Milsoms hotels in the Dedham area, the Maison Talbooth is a very comfortable option, and like all Milsoms hotels has a great restaurant too. It's a large country house overlooking a lovely rolling freenlandscape puncture by spires and red roofs, but it has just 12 guest rooms. All are deliberately different, and each is named after an English poet, ranging from the splendid Shakespeare suite and the Keats family room to a series of Superior and Deluxe rooms that are perhaps more classic and less contemporary than those of the other hotels in the group. All come with large beds and bathrooms equipped with luxury toiletries,  complimentary soft drinks and snacks, satellite HD TVs and free wifi. It's a deliberately homely vibe, with an informal flagstoned reception area and a comfy lounge that leads through to to a Garden Room and outdoor terrace looking out over lawns and gardens. Beyond here there's a tennis court and an outdoor heated pool and hot tub (bio-mass-heated so eco-friendly), and a pool room complete with satellite TV, honesty bar, robes and even an open fire. There's a spa with various treatments,  the hotel is dog-friendly, and when the time comes for dinner you can be whisked off in the hotel's Range Rover to their nearby fine dining restaurant, La Talbooth, two minutes away by car, which has a lovely location by the river and a fab terrace to enjoy it from during summer. 

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12 rooms in all, including 2 principal suites with private terraces, 5 De Luxe rooms (2 of which have private terraces) and 4 Superior rooms. Four rooms are dog-friendly and most rooms have proper baths.

How much?

Doubles rooms £215–£275. Suites £335.


  • Bar
  • Complimentary Stuff
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa & Treatments
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Wedding & Party Venue
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Boutique
  • Countryside
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Foodies
  • Getting Away from it All
  • Romantic
  • Something Different
  • Wellbeing


Open all year.

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