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Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Holiday Inn Express Colchester
8.2 Excellent
Birchwood Road - Colchester, Colchester, United Kingdom
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4.2 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 2,712 reviews
8.2

Set within the picturesque parkland of Dedham, Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers relaxed accommodation and a wide range of facilities, such as meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and an executive floor. The multiple facilities this modern hotel has to offer include luggage storage, laundry facilities and a 24-hour reception.

Mistley Thorn Hotel
Mistley Thorn Hotel
9.0 Excellent
High Street, Mistley, United Kingdom
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8.7 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 229 reviews
9.0

Mistley Thorn Hotel provides an award-winning setting while in Mistley and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers a terrace.

Essex Golf & Country Club
Essex Golf & Country Club
7.6 Good
Earls Colne, Colchester, United Kingdom
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8.7 mi from city centre, Colchester 
GoodBased on 577 reviews
7.6

Situated in Earls Colne, The Essex Golf & Country Club Hotel is an easy drive from Coggeshall and provides outdoor tennis courts, a sauna and indoor tennis courts. It has a gym, as well as a rooftop terrace, a beauty centre and an indoor pool.

Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf And Spa
Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf And Spa
8.1 Excellent
Keepers Lane, Colchester, United Kingdom
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7.1 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 319 reviews
8.1

Stoke By Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa is ideally positioned in peaceful surrounds in Stoke by Nayland, just a short drive from Ipswich and Colchester. It has a spa, as well as a sauna, an indoor pool and a Turkish steam bath.

Prested Hall
Prested Hall
8.8 Excellent
Prested Hall, Colchester, United Kingdom
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7.7 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 268 reviews
8.8

Conveniently situated and offering a sauna, an indoor pool and outdoor tennis courts, this contemporary hotel is within easy driving distance of Colchester. It has a fitness centre, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature, a beauty centre and free Wi-Fi.

Premier Inn Colchester
Premier Inn Colchester
Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi from city centre, Colchester 

Premier Inn Colchester Central provides a comfortable setting when in Colchester. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

Greyfriars
Greyfriars
9.3 Excellent
High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.8 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 1,222 reviews
9.3

GreyFriars Colchester provides luxury 3.5-star accommodation in Colchester. It is moments from Firstsite and nightlife and shopping options.

The Blue Anchor
The Blue Anchor
8.4 Excellent
132 Feering Hill, Colchester, United Kingdom
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8.3 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 138 reviews
8.4

The Blue Anchor Feering offers a comfortable setting when in Feering.

Colchester Boutique Hotel
Colchester Boutique Hotel
8.7 Excellent
4-6 North Hill, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 126 reviews
8.7

Blue Ivy Hotel offers contemporary accommodation in Colchester and is within walking distance of Colchester Railway Station. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, just a short walk from Williams and Griffin.

The George of Colchester
The George of Colchester
7.6 Good
116 High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.6 mi from city centre, Colchester 
GoodBased on 501 reviews
7.6

Steps from Williams and Griffin, The George Hotel Colchester is located in Colchester and offers historic accommodation. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Colchester:$113/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$58/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$81 - $171
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$58 - $214
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The Angel Inn
The Angel Inn
9.2 Excellent
Polestead Street, Colchester, United Kingdom
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6.4 mi from city centre, Colchester 

Angel Inn Stoke by Nayland is ideally placed in a peaceful setting in Stoke by Nayland, just a short car ride from Royal Air Force Boxted. It also offers meeting rooms, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
7.9 Good
East Street, Colchester, United Kingdom
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1.2 mi from city centre, Colchester 

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel offers a contemporary setting when in Colchester. The various facilities this traditional hotel has to offer include a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and an executive floor.

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Travelodge Feering Colchester
Travelodge Feering Colchester
7.4 Good
A12 London Road Northbound Feering, Colchester, United Kingdom
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7.5 mi from city centre,  

Set within the scenic parkland of Feering, Travelodge Colchester Feering offers comfortable accommodation and a full range of facilities, including a vending machine, a lift and wireless internet.

$39
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St Nicholas Hotel
St Nicholas Hotel
8.2 Excellent
High Street St Nicholas Hotel, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

St Nicholas Hotel is set in Colchester and is close to local sightseeing spots, such as Castle Park Cricket Ground and Colchester Sixth Form College. Guests can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

$60
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The Railway Sleeper Lodge
The Railway Sleeper Lodge
8.2 Excellent
Bergholt Road, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

The Railway Sleeper Lodge is situated in Colchester and features complimentary Wi-Fi. It also provides a garden, an express check-in and check-out feature and a swimming pool.

$63
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Premier Inn Colchester
Premier Inn Colchester
Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Premier Inn Colchester Central provides a comfortable setting when in Colchester. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

$71
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Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
7.9 Good
East Street, Colchester, United Kingdom
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel offers a contemporary setting when in Colchester. The various facilities this traditional hotel has to offer include a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and an executive floor.

$77
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Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Holiday Inn Express Colchester
8.2 Excellent
Birchwood Road - Colchester, Colchester, United Kingdom
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4.2 mi from city centre,  

Set within the picturesque parkland of Dedham, Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers relaxed accommodation and a wide range of facilities, such as meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and an executive floor. The multiple facilities this modern hotel has to offer include luggage storage, laundry facilities and a 24-hour reception.

$78
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Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
7.9 Good
London Road, Colchester, United Kingdom
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4.4 mi from city centre,  

Located in Marks Tey, Marks Tey Hotel Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is an easy drive from Colchester and offers a sauna, an indoor pool and outdoor tennis courts. The various amenities this modern hotel features include a coffee bar, an executive floor and a beauty centre.

$79
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Globe Hotel
Globe Hotel
7.2 Good
71 North Station Road, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Globe Hotel Colchester offers 3-star accommodation in Colchester. It is ideally located for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$81
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Hotel prices in Colchester

2 stars and under

$63 - $78

Holiday Inn Express Colchester

#1 Most popular

$78
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The Railway Sleeper Lodge

Best value

$63
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3 stars

$39 - $162

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
$77
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Globe Hotel

#2 Most popular

Globe Hotel
7.2 Good
$81
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Travelodge Feering Colchester
$39
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4 stars +

$79 - $207

Holiday Inn Colchester

#1 Most popular

$82
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The Court House

#2 Most popular

The Court House
9.1 Excellent
$118
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Where to stay in Colchester

About Colchester

Dating back at least 2,000 years, Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain and a gateway to East Anglia’s historic villages, forests and country market towns. Colchester also boasts a renowned children’s zoo, ancient castles and charming cafes.

Things to do

Find both history and outdoor recreation at Castle Park, which is also home to Colchester Castle. The on-site Colchester Castle Museum showcases artefacts up to 2,500 years old, as well as interactive exhibits, a Fenwick hoard and ancient jail. The park also houses Hollytrees Museum, a Georgian structure showcasing long-case clocks and a dollhouse re-creation of the museum.

Travelling with young children? Head to Colchester Zoo for wildlife shows, interactive feedings and a chance to touch giraffes, elephants and snakes. Step back in time at the Roman Circus Centre, a former chariot-racing arena built in the 2nd century AD, or learn about steam engines at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

Get outdoors at High Woods Country Park, a former royal hunting forest featuring a Nordic walking trail, play areas, a community garden and lake. You can also discover diverse habitats at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve or go birdwatching at Abberton Reservoir.

In the evening, indulge in locally-sourced cuisine at Greyfriars, such as oysters from Mersea Island, East Anglian produce and Dedham Vale beef. Enjoy live music and comedy at Colchester Arts Centre or watch a play at Mercury Theatre before having a drink at Church Street Tavern.

Getting around

The town centre of Colchester is pedestrian-friendly, while buses and taxis are also available. You can rent a car in the city or at Stansted Airport, about a 50-minute drive away.

Colchester travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Colchester?

    One of the most popular hotels in Colchester is Wivenhoe House Hotel, which has been reviewed by 872 users and currently has a rating of 9.0/10. Other top-rated locations include Dragonfly Hotel Colchester and Holiday Inn Express Colchester, which have received 8.0/10 and 8.2/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is a good hotel near Colchester Castle Park?

    Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel is a hotel near Colchester Castle Park that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 7.9 across 829 reviews.