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Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020
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:
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
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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?
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.