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Featured Essex 2 stars Hotels

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The Kicking Dickey

The Kicking Dickey

4 Ongar Road, Dunmow
2.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)
Decent hotel near the airportDecent place to stay as we were in catching and early flight to the airport
  24 May 2017

£45

£45
Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel

High Street, Purfleet
2.5 out of 5.0
2.7 out of 5 (6 reviews)
Adequate facilities & ideal for the price.Very friendly staff. Room clean but basic. Very quiet.
  26 May 2017

£54

£54
Days Inn London Stansted Airport

Days Inn London Stansted Airport

Welcome Break Service Area, Bishop's Stortford
2.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (170 reviews)
Basic hotel but good area.We stayed for 2 nights, hotel room was clean however there were ants in th room, on arrival we were given a room and out key card however when we arrived to the room put our key card in there was a young lady already booked into the room so we had to go back to reception to be given another room, ...
  1 May 2017

£57

£57
Brunton House

Brunton House

15 Carmarvon Road, Clacton-on-Sea
2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (14 reviews)
Great hotelVery close to beach, pier and town centre. Free parking and breakfast included. Our dog, Sadie, loved it! 🐶
  3 Jun 2017

£65

£65
Gosfield Lake Resort

Gosfield Lake Resort

Church Road, Halstead
2.5 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)
Beautiful Lakeside settingThe perfect getaway! A wonderful time, very little light pollution so fantastic starry skies at night and quiet, secluded location. Tea, coffee, fresh milk, toaster, microwave, fridge, cereal, biscuits, knifes and forks, plates, bowls! Immaculately clean and fresh. Couldn't recommend highly enough! ...
  18 Mar 2017

£85

£85
Campanile restaurant BASILDON - East of London

Campanile restaurant BASILDON - East of London

A127 Southend Arterial Road, Basildon
2.5 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (75 reviews)
Lovely staff, nice warm welcome.Lovely staff, nice warm welcome. The staff are like a 'family' and seem happy to be there which makes for a nice welcoming stay. The breakfast was delicious. However, the rooms may have everything that you need but they are now very tired and need redecorating as a minimum. If you just need somewhere ...
  20 May 2017

£55

£55
The Royal Albion

The Royal Albion

The Parade, Walton on the Naze
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (30 reviews)
Excellent welcome by hosts, continued enjoyment throughout the weekend. Will definitely return.
  22 May 2017

£62

£62
Melrose Hotel

Melrose Hotel

53 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea
2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (25 reviews)
Good locationWe were visiting relatives in the area and the hotel was in a good location and price was good. Breakfast was great.
  18 Jun 2017

£50

£50
Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Birchwood Road, Colchester
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (181 reviews)
Very good value hotel.Location not very good.Overall very good felt offered good value for cost of accommodation
  19 May 2017

£37

£37
Stonar Guest house

Stonar Guest house

19 Agate Road, Clacton-on-Sea
2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (14 reviews)
Lovely little hotel close to the seasideLovely little hotel close to the seaside in a calm area of the town. Very nice staff and cosy rooms.
  15 May 2017

£65

£65
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Pocket Guide: 2 stars Hotels in Essex

The county of Essex may be close to London, but it's also home to some of the most beautiful countryside in England. Couples and families looking to enjoy a budget break in Essex will find a selection of two star hotels to suit all tastes, from independent hotels near the coast in Harwich to guest houses in Clacton-on-Sea and chain hotels in Colchester.

Cheap Hotels in Essex

Essex's two star hotels offer modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Most provide free WiFi, with many offering a complimentary breakfast and tea/coffee makers in guest rooms as well as on-site parking - a boon for families travelling with heavy luggage. Smaller independent hotels and guest houses are often happy to provide assistance booking tickets and tours, so you can make the most of your break. The towns of Colchester and Basildon are excellent choices for those looking to enjoy the shops and restaurants the county has to offer, whilst couples and families who prefer to be by the seaside will find two star establishments in Canvey Island offer excellent value for money.

Activities for Couples and Families in Essex

There's plenty to do in Essex, whether you're enjoying a romantic break or a family holiday. Get away from it all and explore the surrounding countryside, just the two of you - Essex is home to more than 3,500 miles of bridleways and footpaths. The county also has its fair share of historic country houses, including Audley End House and Gardens, one of the most spectacular stately homes in England - Paycocke's House with its beautiful cottage garden is also worth visiting.

Families can enjoy activities such as white water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre or head for Colchester Zoo or Marsh Farm Adventure Park, where the kids can enjoy pony or tractor rides as well as birds of prey displays, pony grooming and more. If you're stuck for ideas, ask at your hotel and staff will usually be only too happy to recommend the best things to see and do in the local area.

Hotels Close to the Best Shops in Essex

Essex has some excellent shopping centres where you'll find everything from high street brands to designer labels. Places like Intu Lakeside are a popular choice for families, with a range of shops and restaurants under one roof - great for keeping everybody happy. If it's independent retailers you're after, Chelmsford High Street is the place to head, or why not visit the Wilkins Factory in Tiptree to take a guided tour and pick up some of their famous jam? After a busy day of shopping, you'll find shopping centres such as Culver Square in Colchester have plenty of chain restaurants to choose from for a meal out, or you could always pick up some local produce at the farmer's markets, held in most towns, and head back to your hotel.

Affordable Hotels with Excellent Amenities in Essex

When it comes to an affordable break, Essex's range of two star hotels won't disappoint families, couples and solo travellers. Most hotels offer amenities such as a complimentary breakfast and free WiFi, so it's easy to stay connected, whilst on-site parking at most town centre hotels means you don't need to worry about loading the car up with heavy luggage.

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