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A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction
2.8 Miles from the centre

Near High Woods Country Park

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per night from £48
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2208 reviews by TrustYou
4.4 Miles from the centre

A rural hotel near Colchester with free parking, free Wi-Fi and breakfast included The Holiday Inn Express® Colchester hotel is just off the A12, six miles from the town centre and 15 minutes' drive from Colchester station. Direct trains to London Liverpool Street take an hour. Stansted Airport (STN) is a 45-minute drive away. You can drive to the seaside villages of Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea in half an hour. Take the family to spot giraffes and elephants at Colchester Zoo, 15 minutes' drive from the hotel, or to admire the Roman ruins in Colchester town centre, six miles away. If retail therapy is more your style, you can browse the high-street stores at the town's outdoor Culver Square shopping centre. You can hold a meeting or an event for up to 38 guests in the hotel's three naturally lit meeting rooms. Wi-Fi is free, and you can take care of copying and printing in the business centre. If you're set for a long day, a working lunch can be provided to help you stay productive. To start the day, tuck into the inclusive Express Start Breakfast buffet, featuring bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages, baked beans and pastries. If you're feeling peckish, you can settle into the cosy leather chairs in the stylish Great Room lounge for a light meal. The bar is open until 1am, and you can enjoy a drink on the patio in good weather.

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per night from £50
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850 reviews by TrustYou
High Street
0.2 Miles from the centre

Near Colchester Town Hall

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per night from £55
(price for Tue, 20 Apr)
3.4 Miles from the centre

A modern Colchester hotel just off the A12 road, with free parking, free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. Holiday Inn® Colchester hotel is just off the A12 road, for direct access to London and Ipswich. The shopping and restaurants of historic Colchester are a 10-minute drive away. Colchester Town station is served by direct trains to London. Fancy a family day out? The exotic animals and birds of Colchester Zoo are less than 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. Or spend a day on the beach at Mersea Island or Clacton-on-Sea, both half an hour away by car. Scenic Dedham Vale in the heart of Constable Country, the region depicted in the great artist's paintings, is just 12 minutes' drive from the hotel. At Freeport Braintree shopping outlet, 20 minutes away, you can browse for brand store bargains. In the hotel's seven flexible event rooms you can host meetings or functions for up to 120 people. There's natural light, as well as free Wi-Fi and AV equipment to bring your presentations to life. In the casual, barn-style restaurant, you can start your day with a buffet breakfast, or enjoy a juicy steak for lunch or dinner. Or just take it easy over drinks and a burger with friends in the bar. Keep in shape with a visit to the well-equipped gym or indoor pool, before you relax in the jacuzzi or sauna, or treat yourself to a pre-booked beauty treatment.

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per night from £56
(price for Fri, 23 Apr)
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71 North Station Road
0.6 Miles from the centre

Near Jumbo Water Tower

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per night from £63
(price for Tue, 20 Apr)
6 Harwich Road
0.7 Miles from the centre

Near University of Essex

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per night from £65
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53 Anthony Close
1.7 Miles from the centre
per night from £75
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London Road, Marks Tey
4.9 Miles from the centre

The Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western offers convenience near Colchester, the oldest recorded town in Great Britain! In one of the country's most picturesque areas (immortalized in Constable's paintings), our accommodation consists of 110 excellent bedrooms, 12 meeting and function rooms and the Lifestyle Health and Leisure Club with an indoor pool, spa, sauna, steam room, gym and outdoor tennis courts. The Roman Room restaurant menu offers an extensive choice of modern cuisine and an excellent wine list. The Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is ideally located just four miles from Colchester - Britain's oldest recorded town. When you stay at this lovely hotel near Colchester, you'll be a brushstroke away from the painterly landscapes of Constable Country, while Colchester Zoo, the town's impressive Norman castle and wider Suffolk are all within easy reach too. This superb Colchester accommodation offers 110 comfortable bedrooms – not to mention its own swimming pool, gym and spa. Our ‘Aimez-Vouz' hair and beauty salon was also given a 5-star review by the Good Salon Guide - so if you want to look fabulous, the only way is Essex. The Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is also a fantastic conference venue in Essex. With Marks Tey railway station on the hotel's doorstep, you can travel to and from central London inside an hour via direct rail link. We also have no less than 10 suites available where you can hold business meetings, large or small. This well-situated hotel near Colchester can also be the perfect spot for a wedding celebration. As this Essex hotel is not too far from the South Coast, it makes a great base for a day out too. It's not hard to see why people have been deciding that Colchester is an ideal place to stay, even as far back as the Romans. Visit the Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and you'll soon discover the attraction too.

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per night from £84
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West Wood Hill
1.9 Miles from the centre

Located on a quiet residential street less than 10 minutes’ drive from Colchester’s historic city centre, Timbers offers free private parking and free high-speed Wi-Fi. Homemade marmalade, jams, bread and yoghurt feature on the breakfast menu. An iPod dock and a flat-screen TV are in each individually designed room. Luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers are included in each modern private bathroom. Homemade truffles, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer are also provided in all rooms at Timbers. Local produce is used where possible in the full English breakfast. Fresh fruit juices and cereals are also available. With easy access to the A12, Beth Chatto Gardens and Constable Country, along with many others, are just a short drive away. Colchester Rail Station is just over 1 mile away. The Tiptree Jam Factory and Museum can be reached after a 20-minute drive.

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per night from £89
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4-6 North Hill
0.3 Miles from the centre

Near Jumbo Water Tower

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per night from £110
(price for Tue, 20 Apr)
High Street
< 0.1 Miles from the centre

Situated in Colchester, 200 metres from Colchester Castle, this AA rated property features a garden. Located around 6 km from Colchester Zoo, the hotel is also 11 km away from Flatford. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage for guests. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries. Some rooms at GreyFriars also offer a seating area. All guest rooms will provide guests with a desk and a coffee machine. A continental or buffet breakfast is available each morning at the property. At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving British cuisine. Colchester Institute is 1.1 km from the hotel. The nearest airport is London Southend Airport, 38 km from GreyFriars.

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per night from £120
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  • The George of Colchester Hotel

    220 reviews by TrustYou
    per night from £185
    (price for Tue, 20 Apr)

Hotels in Colchester

The largest town in the Colchester borough in Essex, Colchester is known for being the capital of Roman Britain, and the oldest recorded town of this period.

The town has attracted attention through the centuries, and today you can see a real mix of historic architecture and landmarks as you stroll through the streets.

Points of interest

A trip to Colchester wouldn't be complete without visiting Colchester Castle. This 11th-century Norman keep stands over the sight of the ruined Roman Temple of Claudius, and is a great way to spend an afternoon. While you're there, take time to see the Castle Park, dating back to Victorian times. If that sounds like a relaxing way to spend a few hours, check out The Beth Chatto Gardens in the town too.

Other great landmarks include the medieval ruins of St. John's Abbey, and some stunning Victorian structures in the town, including the Town Hall and the Jumbo Water Tower.

Colchester Zoo is great if you're looking to have a really fun day out, and for a spot of culture, take time to explore the arts venues in the town, from the Mercury Theatre, to The Minories Galleries and The Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum.

Hotels and restaurants

This vibrant town has lots of lovely places to stay, so finding a Colchester hotel close to everything is easy. Budget conscious travellers can check into the Premier Inn, or for some more traditional hotels, try Wivenhoe House and Milsoms Hotel.

For food, try some of Colchester's most popular places, such as the Australian inspired Red Dog Café, the contemporary British Balkerne & Colne, or try Indian cuisine at Bombay Palace.

So whatever you plan to do during your stay, make sure to explore everything this buzzing town has to offer.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Colchester

What are the most booked hotels in Colchester?

Holiday Inn COLCHESTER, Dragonfly Hotel Colchester and The Globe Hotel are some of the popular hotels in Colchester.

What is the lowest price for a double room in Colchester?

The cheapest price for a double room in Colchester is £47, offered by Dragonfly Hotel Colchester.

If I want to stay in the center of Colchester, which hotels shall I consider?

The best hotels near the center of Colchester are GreyFriars, The George of Colchester and Brook Red Lion Hotel.

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