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Oyster Fleet Hotel

Oyster Fleet Hotel

Knightswick Road, Canvey Island
2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (58 reviews)
Another lovely stay We have stayed here many times and we always have a lovely stay The rooms are nice and clean We have eaten in the both the restaurant and the bar, the food is lovely and very reasonably priced. The staff are very friendly and make the stay very pleasant Parking is good Breakfast is lovely at the ...
  22 Aug 2017

£43

£43
The Kicking Dickey

The Kicking Dickey

4 Ongar Road, Dunmow
2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (6 reviews)
Easy to findIn a converted stable block to the rear. Comfy enough with plenty of tea and coffee.clean and tidy room. Only negative to room was people from pub talking outside presume having a cigarette. Pub food not the best for a evening meal. Overall would stay again
  26 Jun 2017

£38

£38
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 (175 reviews)
Nice stay but no airport shuttleExpedia website says there is a free airport shuttle to and from the hotel, but this is not the case. Hotel staff was polite and helpful and room was very comfortable. Close to a nice food court where there are many food choices available.
  7 Aug 2017

£48

£48
Melrose Hotel

Melrose Hotel

53 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea
2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (26 reviews)
Nice hotel on the front Nice hotel comfy beds good breakfast and good price with good staff and host John and Pia very welcoming.
  17 Jul 2017

£42

£42
Endeavour Hotel

Endeavour Hotel

196 Thisselt Road, Canvey Island
2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (40 reviews)
GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY!Its a cheap and cheerful property, a distance from the beach, and the building is a bit of a maze so takes you a couple of goes to work out where you are going if in one of the out of the way rooms. HOWEVER its immaculately clean, there is a great selection of options for breakfast and the owners ...
  3 Jul 2017

£41

£41
The Queens Head Inn

The Queens Head Inn

High Street, Saffron Walden
2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (7 reviews)
A gemI had a wonderful surprise, this place is a gem, near Saffron Ewalden but with easier access and parking! I will come again, it is recently done up with good decor and facilities. Nice staff and good value.
  13 Jun 2015

£71

£71
Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Birchwood Road, Colchester
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (190 reviews)
Good Stay-Friendly and professional reception on check in. -Clean and comfortable family room.
  21 Aug 2017

£47

£47
Stonar Guest house

Stonar Guest house

19 Agate Road, Clacton-on-Sea
2.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (16 reviews)
Very pleasant well run hotel in a good locationI stayed at the Stonar In August 2017 for a couple of nights whilst attending an event at the Princes Theatre in Clacton. I had booked well in advance and got a nice room for single occupancy at a very good price - a double at the rear with an en-suite (bath and shower). It was a nice bright room ...
  17 Aug 2017

£50

£50
The Royal Albion

The Royal Albion

The Parade, Walton on the Naze
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (33 reviews)
Was led to believe I had en suite through Expedia Clean, tidy, nice staff. Not en suite as led to believe from Expedia and towels didn't cover my modesty!!
  3 Jul 2017

£52

£52
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 (76 reviews)
Lovely and Disability friendlyIt was very friendly - the staff are very thoughtfull & the room was very good for a disabled person including the handrail for the shower / bath. I would certainly stay there again.
  19 Aug 2017

£41

£41
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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.