The Riverside Inn

Victoria RoadCM2 6LJChelmsfordUnited Kingdom
Show more hotels

About The Riverside Inn

Located on the banks of the Chelmer River, The Riverside Inn is a repurposed 17th-century mill that is a two-minute walk from the Riverside Retail Park.

All rooms at The Riverside Inn offer individually controlled air-conditioning for maximum comfort. Flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi are also provided. Desks with lamps help guests get work done if needed, while coffee makers and ironing boards offer additional conveniences.

This is a non-smoking property with a spacious courtyard garden.

The hotel features a pop-up restaurant managed by an accomplished chef. The menu incorporates locally sourced produce when possible. Alternatively, a Sunday roast is available, along with cocktails from the bar.

This accommodation choice is a seven-minute stroll from Shire Hall, a beautiful events venue featuring Georgian-style architecture. Alternatively, the Chelmsford Cathedral, which has attracted people of faith since the 11th century, is nine minutes away on foot.


Victoria Road, CM2 6LJ, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1245)266881 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The rooms are full of character

Guests are pleased by how the rooms offer plenty of vintage charm. They especially love the décor and the exposed beams.

A good location

This property is so close to the river and it's possible to see the body of water from some rooms. Travellers like the scenery of the location and comment how it's near shopping, restaurants, and other attractions.

Helpful staff

Guests say that the employees here are happy to help and are willing to answer questions or otherwise help their guests settle in. The staff also gives useful advice about things to do in the area.

Negative Reviews

The shower needs improvement

Guests get frustrated when using the shower. They say that it is difficult to regulate the temperature and that it switches back and forth from hot to cold even when they do not touch the handle. Plus, the angle of the showerhead is cumbersome, especially for taller people.

Breakfast is too basic

Guests mention that their rooms include muesli bars and fruit. However, they think those offerings are not substantial enough and wish the hotel would offer a cooked breakfast instead.

Poor soundproofing

The soundproofing at this property leaves much to be desired. Many guests say they expect it to have some shortcomings due to the age of the building, but note it is even worse than anticipated because it is easy to hear occupants walking on upper levels of the property or talking in other rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 60 reviews across the web
7.8 /10
  • Expedia
    8.0 /10
    8.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.8 /10
7.8 out of 10 based on 60 reviews