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Top Colchester Cheap Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Colchester
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £45 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Very tidy,clean....neat! Comfy bed,awesome shower....spotless bathroom....will happily go back"…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Holiday Inn Colchester
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £61 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep
4/5Very Good! (320 reviews)

"All the staff were so friendly and keen to help and serve. The room was clean and comfortable. There was a limited menu but the food was delicious. We had a great 2 night stay."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

Holiday Inn Colchester
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £48 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
3.9/5Good! (513 reviews)

"Always feel welcome, sadly had a few issues this time"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

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Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
3.8/5Good! (682 reviews)
Amazing stay.

"Due to the coronavirus our trip to Rome was cancelled myself and my partner decided we would book a little break for a couple of nights unfortunately the day we got to the hotel the bar, restaurant and leisure centre was closed, however all members of staff was absolutely amazing we was treated like ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Essex Golf & Country Club
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £49 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
3.8/5Good! (309 reviews)

"Fab hotel, great amenities, lovely staff. Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2020

Essex Golf & Country Club
The Globe Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £68 per night from 23 Sep to 24 Sep
3.6/5Good! (63 reviews)

"Simple little hotel, but quite nice"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

The Globe Hotel
Brook Red Lion Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £45 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep
3.5/5Good! (160 reviews)
Red lion Colchester

"We were extremely happy with our stay at your very wonderful hotel. The lady on the desk was happy and helpful and the young man at night was a enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The room was warm and inviting. The bed was super comfortable. Lovey room to relax in the bath just added to our experience. ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Brook Red Lion Hotel
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Cheap Hotels in Colchester

Colchester offers a variety of cheap accommodation options and things to do, making it a budget-friendly holiday choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Colchester Zoo, this destination is home to Colchester Castle Park and Beth Chatto Garden, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

When it comes to affordable places to stay in Colchester, the area has hotels that won't break the bank. These options offer competitive rates and get good reviews from travellers searching for a bargain:

Dragonfly Hotel Colchester - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall condition and spacious rooms.

Brook Red Lion Hotel - Customers like this 3-star inn for its central location and proximity to shops. It offers free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar.

Holiday Inn Colchester - At this family-friendly hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking and an indoor pool. Reviews mention the good location.

Holiday Inn Express Colchester - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its comfortable beds and overall value. It offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Colchester

Still picking your trip dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 1°F
  • Rainiest months: October, July, August and November, with an average rainfall of 2 inches
  • Driest months: February, March, September and October, with an average rainfall of 1.25 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Colchester

Colchester attracts visitors with its historic landmarks and bar scene, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Colchester Zoo, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Colchester Town Hall, or enjoy the outdoors at Colchester Castle Park and Beth Chatto Garden.

Colchester is also notable for its:
  • Museums
  • Art
  • Theatre
  • Fishing

Getting around Colchester

The most convenient airport is 23.8 mi (38.3 km) away from the city centre in London (SEN-Southend). If that doesn't suit your budget, you can book a flight to London (STN-Stansted), located 27.2 mi (43.8 km) away. If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Colchester Town Station, Colchester Station or Colchester Hythe Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Colchester like for travellers on a budget?
Colchester has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Colchester Zoo, this destination is home to Colchester Castle Park and Abberton Reservoir, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
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 travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Holiday Inn Express Colchester and Dragonfly Hotel Colchester.
How many inexpensive hotels can I expect to find in Colchester?
Expedia has 7 hotels in Colchester that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Colchester?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Colchester, but bear in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual precipitation for Colchester is 584 inches.
What is there to see and do in Colchester?
Colchester attracts visitors with its historic landmarks and bar scene, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Colchester Zoo and Clacton Pier, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Check out the area’s cultural spots like Colchester Castle Museum and Colchester Natural History Museum, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Braintree Village.
How can I get to Colchester and get around on a budget?
Looking at these ways to get around Colchester is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The most convenient airport is London (STN-Stansted), 27.2 mi (43.8 km) away. If that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 37.9 mi (61 km) away: Cambridge (CBG). If you want to see more of the area, take a train from Colchester Town Station, Colchester Station or Colchester Hythe Station.

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What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Colchester?

Based on reviews, Brook Red Lion Hotel is a popular 3-star inn for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Essex Golf & Country Club and Dragonfly Hotel Colchester.

What is staying in Colchester like?

History buffs will enjoy exploring Colchester, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. Tourists can also enjoy the city's museums, art, and theatres. Top sights around the area include Colchester Zoo, Chantry Park, and Ipswich Waterfront. In Colchester, there are 77 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

What's the best place to stay in Colchester?

GreyFriars is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and 3 bars. Other favourite options based on reviews include Woodview Bed & Breakfast and Prested Hall.

What should I do while I'm visiting Colchester?

Cultural venues in the city include Colchester Natural History Museum, East Anglian Railway Museum, and Tymperleys Clock Museum. Favourite family attractions include Colchester Zoo and Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Colchester Town Hall, Layer Marney Tower, and Colchester Castle Museum.

What's the best place to stay with easy access to Colchester Zoo?

Holiday Inn Colchester is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and an indoor pool. It's located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Colchester Zoo. Other good choices within 5 miles include Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and The Leather Bottle.