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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 £48
(price for Thu, 03 Sep)
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 £60
(price for Fri, 17 Jul)
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A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction
2.8 Miles from the centre

This hotel enjoys a convenient location next to the A12 motorway, just a 10-minute drive from the city centre of Colchester. Nearby tourist attractions include the city of Clacton-on-Sea, situated just a 20-minute drive away, the zoo and the cities of Ipswich and Harwich, located a 25-minute drive from this charming property. The guest rooms have been tastefully decorated in soothing tones to create a warm atmosphere in which to completely relax after a long day of sightseeing. They all come with private, spacious bathrooms and feature complimentary Wi-Fi internet connection for guests' convenience. Visitors staying at this stylish property may have the chance to try a wide range of international flavours and wines at the onsite restaurant while the bar is ideal to enjoy a refreshing drink.

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per night from £60
(price for Tue, 14 Jul)
4-6 North Hill,
0.3 Miles from the centre

Blue Ivy Hotel is conveniently located in the popular Castle area. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the property provides all you need for a good night's sleep. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at Blue Ivy Hotel. All rooms are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home, and some rooms come with flat screen television, carpeting, clothes rack, linens, towels. The property offers various recreational opportunities. Discover all Colchester has to offer by making Blue Ivy Hotel your base.

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per night from £61
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1045 reviews by TrustYou
High Street
0.2 Miles from the centre

This cosy hotel is set in a Grad I listed historical building dating back to 1465, right on Colchester's high street. This is one of the oldest inns in the area, and Colchester is one of Europe's most ancient towns, making this a perfect setting for a holiday or weekend escape for those who enjoy history and tradition. The Castle Museum is only 250 metres away, and the Natural History Museum is just a two-minute walk down the High Street. The Colchester main railway station connects to London in about an hour's journey. The cosy rooms are tastefully furnished, offering tea and coffee facilities and en suite bathrooms, while the four poster bedroom is perfect for a romantic break with its period furniture and sumptuous fabrics. The in-house restaurant was one a banquet hall and still features timbered beams, serving classic regional dishes with a modern twist.

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per night from £64
(price for Tue, 14 Jul)
6 Harwich Road,
0.7 Miles from the centre
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

Just a 10-minute drive from Colchester’s historic city centre, the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel offers free Wi-Fi access and free private parking. Guests have free access to the leisure club and there is also an on-site restaurant and a hair and beauty salon. The Lifestyle Health & Leisure Club is complimentary to residents during their stay and facilities include a 15-metre indoor swimming pool, and steam and sauna rooms, fully air-conditioned gymnasium and 2 outdoor tennis courts. Beauty treatments are available for an additional charge. The elegant lounge and cocktail bar provides the perfect meeting place and somewhere to relax before dining in the splendid Brasserie Restaurant, which offers a selection of international cuisine, complemented by carefully selected wines from around the world. Colchester Zoo is within a 10-minute drive of the hotel and the Tiptree Jam Factory can be reached after 20 minutes’ drive. Scenic walks can be enjoyed in Constable Country, also just a 20-minute drive away. Flatford Mill is a 30-minute car journey away. Colchester Severall Business Park is just 10 - minute drive away. Important information Children up to 16 years of age can stay free of charge when sharing the room with accompanying adults. This does not include the cost of meals which are charged as taken. Please note that these children's discounts are not applicable over the Christmas 3-day house party offer. Children will be charged at full price for the one night New Year house party offer. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult for access to the Lifestyle Health and Leisure Club. Children are allowed from Monday to Friday between the hours of 07:00 and 09:00; 11:00 and 15:00; 16:00 and 21:00; and on Saturdays and Sundays from 08:00 to 21:00. Please note that extra beds are not available for adults

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per night from £84
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782 reviews by TrustYou
116 High Street
0.1 Miles from the centre

This hotel is located in the centre of England's oldest recorded town. Set within easy reach of the historic castle and also the excellent local shops, it is an ideal base for a visit to Colchester. Guests will find restaurants and nightspots within 100 metres and links to the public transport network just 200 metres away. It is a 25-minute drive to Clacton Sands and to Ipswich. This family-friendly city hotel is a historic coaching inn, housed in a building dating back to 1500. Each room comes with a private bathroom with a shower, as well as a direct dial telephone, wireless Internet access and a trouser press. Guests are served breakfast each morning and the midday and evening meals may be enjoyed à la carte.

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per night from £85
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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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265 reviews by TrustYou
71 North Station Road
0.6 Miles from the centre

This Historic Grade II listed building dating back to 1700 is a 10 minutes' walk from the town centre and Colchester train station, and offers renovated, comfortable interiors. All Classic rooms have free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. The Globe Hotel also offers free private parking and has a 24-hour front desk. Restored to a high standard, This hotel has excellent bus connections to the University of Essex, Colchester Zoo and other surrounding areas of Colchester. The mainline station is in walking distance which has very good connections to London Liverpool Street every 20 minutes. A 55 minute train journey can bring you to London. Full English and Continental breakfasts are served every morning and dinner menu features Indian Cuisine. The bar is opened from Noon until late. Colchester's main shopping streets and Castle park are around 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. Local attractions include Castle park, Colchester Zoo, Colchester United Football Club, University of Essex, Hollytrees Museum, Colchester Arts Centre, Mercury Theatre, etc. As a small family-run establishment, high standards are maintained throughout, to ensure guests are happy during their stay. We speak your language! Please note: We may ask that photographic identification is provided on check in.

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per night from £90
(price for Tue, 14 Jul)

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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?

The best hotels to stay in Colchester are Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Holiday Inn COLCHESTER and Dragonfly Hotel Colchester.

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

Holiday Inn Express COLCHESTER in Colchester offers one night in a double room at the price of £48.

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

GreyFriars, The George Hotel Colchester and Brook Red Lion Hotel are located in the central neighborhood of Colchester.

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