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University of Essex -  Colchester Campus
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3.48 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (8 reviews)

"The property is well spaced out over a large area. Therefore it means a 10 minute walk to reception, 10 mins to accommodation, 5 mins back to car park. There are hills and stairs. The accommodation is basic, but quite adequate. As it is only available during Summer, there are not many people at the ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 4, 2019

University of Essex - Colchester Campus
The Angel Inn
5 out of 5
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The price is CA $156 per night
11.22 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (130 reviews)
Amazing

"The hotel staff go above and beyond"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 6, 2020

The Angel Inn
GreyFriars
3.5 out of 5
High Street, Colchester, England
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0.46 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (176 reviews)

"Fantastic - great rooms, professional service, lovely restaurant"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

GreyFriars
The Victory at Mersea
4 out of 5
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The price is CA $155 per night
12.46 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (121 reviews)

"Rooms new, very clean, and in good condition. It is a pub so expect a bit of noise until close, you do get the benefit of a drink without having to drive. Close to the main oyster restaurants and the beach."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2020

The Victory at Mersea
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
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1.25 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (318 reviews)
Can't fault it

"Lovely place"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Drapers Hotel
3.5 out of 5
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The price is CA $114 per night
14.3 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (49 reviews)

"Lovely, spacious and clean room. Breakfast the next morning was really lovely."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2020

Drapers Hotel
Wivenhoe House Hotel
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3.74 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (261 reviews)

"It was excellent to stay at this hotel! All the staff is friendly and good service. The room is very clean. I'll definitely stay here next time."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 9, 2020

Wivenhoe House Hotel
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
3 out of 5
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The price is CA $81 per night
4.65 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (501 reviews)

"Amazing, very clean."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
St Nicholas Hotel
3 out of 5
High Street St Nicholas Hotel, Colchester, England
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The price is CA $95 per night
0.22 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (135 reviews)

"All amenities within walking distance, except no car park . But I use direct train from London Liverpool Street."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 6, 2020

St Nicholas Hotel
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
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12.36 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (198 reviews)
Great Stay

"We had an amazing stay and would highly recommend Simone Casey as a great wedding planner. The spa is wonderful and the food is amazing."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2020

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
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Colchester Hotel Guide

Colchester is part of Essex. It is located 20 kilometres (13 miles) northeast of the downtown area.

The Colchester Zoo, Lakeside Shopping Centre and Kelvedon Hatch are just some of Essex's many great visitor attractions.

The Brook Red Lion Hotel and Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel are within a short distance from the Colchester Castle Park. The The George of Colchester and The Globe Hotel are close to the Colchester Castle Museum.

You'll find a great selection of places to base yourself in the Colchester area. The A Hideaway Retreat and Woodview Bed & Breakfast are amongst the more economical hotel options in Colchester.

If you are coming to Colchester, you might also like to check out hotels in Tolleshunt Knights. Tolleshunt Knights is a neighborhood that is situated 13 kilometres (8 miles) southwest of central Colchester. Another alternative is to book a hotel in Marks Tey, which is another Essex neighborhood.

Our Essex vacation travel guide and Essex hotels page are only a click away, and will help you get the most from your journey.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Colchester?
GreyFriars is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and 3 bars. Reviews from our site also recommend Holiday Inn Colchester and Holiday Inn Express Colchester as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Colchester, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Colchester.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Colchester?
Based on reviews, Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is a popular hotel for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Brook Red Lion Hotel and Holiday Inn Colchester.
What's the best place to stay for families in Colchester?
Essex Golf & Country Club is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other options for your stay with the kids include The George of Colchester and Holiday Inn Colchester. Attractions like Colchester Zoo and Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Colchester?
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a full-service spa. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and Holiday Inn Colchester.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Colchester?
Brook Red Lion Hotel is a top inn for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a nightclub for its human guests. Old Wills Farm is another option for you and your pet.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Colchester?
GreyFriars is a top 4-star beach hotel with a restaurant and free WiFi. Head to St. Osyth Beach or Clacton-on-Sea Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Colchester?
Wivenhoe House Hotel is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and The Angel Inn are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Colchester?
Colchester Boutique Hotel is a favorite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a restaurant and a bar. GreyFriars and The Angel Inn are other choices for a boutique stay.

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