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98 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi


Explore the area

Popular LocationHollytrees Museum12 min walk
Popular LocationColchester Visitor Information Centre12 min walk
Popular LocationColchester Natural History Museum13 min walk
AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)50 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Superior Triple Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSuperior Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Superior Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsSuperior Twin Room, Ensuite

About this area


East Gate Inn is located in Colchester. Hollytrees Museum and Colchester Natural History Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Colchester Castle Museum and Jumbo Water Tower. Colchester Zoo and Clacton Pier are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including birdwatching.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Hollytrees Museum - 12 min walk
  • Colchester Visitor Information Centre - 12 min walk
  • Colchester Natural History Museum - 13 min walk
  • Colchester Castle Museum - 15 min walk
  • Colchester Castle Park - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Colchester Hythe Station - 12 min walk
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 50 min drive


  • Naka Thai - 7 min walk
  • The Goat & Boot - 7 min walk
  • The Forester's Arms - 12 min walk
  • Mirra - 14 min walk
  • Maharani - 14 min walk

About this property

East Gate Inn

4-star guesthouse in Colchester with outdoor tennis court
This smoke-free guesthouse features an outdoor tennis court and free WiFi in public areas. This guesthouse has 8 rooms. Housekeeping is not available.
East Gate Inn offers 8 forms of accommodation.
Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include an outdoor tennis court.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • No housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property



Check-in between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

East Gate Inn Colchester
East Gate Inn
East Gate Colchester
East Gate Inn Colchester, Essex
East Gate Inn Guesthouse
East Gate Inn Colchester
East Gate Inn Guesthouse Colchester

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at East Gate Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, East Gate Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to East Gate Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is East Gate Inn pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is East Gate Inn located?
Situated in Colchester, this guesthouse is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Hollytrees Museum and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from University of Essex. Colchester Visitor Information Centre and Colchester Natural History Museum are also within 15 minutes. Colchester Hythe Station is 12 minutes by foot and Colchester Town Station is 18 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for East Gate Inn

Guest rating
98 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition
1.0 out of 5 Terrible
  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Only stayed one night but the staff were very friendly and the room was good.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019
2.0 out of 5 Poor
  • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

All I can say is it was a bed for the 2 night stay....we were expecting basic but this was very very basic...no staff on duty once we were signed in...we never saw a soul again...a kettle and cups were in the room plus tea bags and coffee sachets....no toiletries in the bath room no mirror anywhere in the room..The bedding was clean..but the room was grubby and old.. .went to visit relations in Colchester for the weekend ....and only came back here to sleep :(

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019
3.0 out of 5 Okay

    No soap. Rooms very small. No elevator. No one behind desk at times.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019
    4.0 out of 5 Good
    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019