Full marks for Marks Tey Hotel
By Irene Bar
Whoo, what a night it was when The Academy Awards and all of their LA glitz and glamour arrived in Colchester!
The Marks Tey Hotel, one of the Best Western Group, was the destination for our office Christmas party this year, and we’d all treated ourselves to an overnight stay at the hotel. We checked in in the early evening and found our rooms to be really comfortable and clean.
Once into our party outfits we decided to go back outside and arrive in style for the evening’s event.
At the entrance, the ten of us were met by two ‘real-live Oscars’, two hunky guys dressed in gold. We walked up the red carpet to be greeted by the ‘paparazzi’ who took our photograph against a background picture of the entrance to the Dolby Theatre in LA – it looked stunning.
Although the bar was busy we didn’t have to wait long before we were served. The bar staff were very efficient and really entered into the party atmosphere. The cocktails were all named after famous movies, and they were all delicious! Over the course of the night, we tried them all! Well, it would have been rude not to!
After a short time, we were taken to our table. The dining room was beautifully decorated and the sparkly gold centre pieces in the middle of the tables lit up and looked wonderful. The food was great – it was hot and the portions were just perfect. The service was quick and everyone was served without having to wait long. A disco followed the meal and we danced until the early hours of the morning. John Travolta and the cast of Grease – eat your hearts out!
Next morning, after a shortish sleep, we all met for a full English breakfast and again the service, and the food was great. We regretted that we didn’t have time to use the gym or swimming pool as they looked very inviting. The hotel also has Health and Beauty rooms.
We had a fantastic time at the Marks Tey Hotel and congratulate them on making our Christmas party a great success. In fact, it exceeded our expectations. So much so, we have already provisionally booked for 2014! A big thank you to all the management and staff.
To quote a line from a famous movie ….. We’ll be back!
Tel 0845 7767676 or 01206 210001
Images by Dave Dare