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Top Colchester Family-Friendly Hotels

The Jasmine Room
Great for families
The price is £125 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Families like: playground, babysitting, outdoor tennis court, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...
"An undiscovered Gem! Quaint, Classy, Fantastic service and reasonably priced."

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

The Jasmine Room
The Angel Inn
5 out of 5
4.6/5Wonderful! (131 reviews)
Amazing
"The hotel staff go above and beyond"

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2020

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The Angel Inn
Wivenhoe House Hotel
Great for families
4.6/5Wonderful! (282 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...
"Excellent location. Spacious and very comfortable rooms. Excellent breakfast but service lets it down."

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

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The Victory at Mersea
4 out of 5
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The price is £150 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (128 reviews)
"Very friendly and helpful staff"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2021

The Victory at Mersea
Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Great for families
4.1/5Very Good! (986 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...
"The hotel is convenient off the A12 yet far enough away you don't hear traffic noise. Decent room and bathroom, modern and clean and the rate included a better than average breakfast in the bar on-site. The only drawback is they don't offer family rooms with two double beds, just a bed and a sofa ..."

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2021

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Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
Great for families
4 out of 5
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The price is £117 per night from 11 Oct to 11 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (214 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry
Great place, lovely location. Wifi not brilliant
"Live this place and this is the 2nd week. One thing was the internet which kept disconnecting and making it difficult to watch streaming media. This was probably due to the staff wifi using overlapping channel 5"

Reviewed on 12 May 2021

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
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The price is £71 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (366 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...
"nice hotel in historic building which was a complete contrast to modern hotels with straight walls and corridors. lots of steps to get to room"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2021

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Kings Arms
3 out of 5
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The price is £65 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (54 reviews)
"The new rooms are great and nicely done"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2021

Kings Arms
Holiday Inn Colchester
4 out of 5
Fully refundable
The price is £52 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
4/5Very Good! (394 reviews)
"Staff are lovely and helpful."

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2021

Holiday Inn Colchester
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
3 out of 5
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The price is £45 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
3.9/5Very Good! (549 reviews)
"Nice hotel, quiet surroundings, good breakfast. Everything was fine but disagreed with taking £25 payment on check in, when the room was paid for and bar/restaurant charges were taken on ordering. Had to email head office to get the payment voided several days after our stay."

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2021

Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Great for families
4 out of 5
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The price is £59 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
3.8/5Good! (715 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry
Travellers say...
"This was a very nice, friendly hotel."

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2021

Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Essex Golf & Country Club
Great for families
3 out of 5
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The price is £56 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
3.8/5Good! (321 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, indoor tennis courts, laundry
Travellers say...
"Clean room , spa area … very friendly service - Vicky was amazing .., thanks Vicky"

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2021

Essex Golf & Country Club
The George of Colchester
3 out of 5
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The price is £80 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
3.6/5Good! (405 reviews)
"Fantastic hotel! Beautifully decorated in a modern style, but still retaining the charm of the original building. Room was nice with a comfy bed however the hotel had run out of hand soap - good thing we had antibac gel! We enjoyed pre dinner drinks in the secret courtyard and post dinner drinks ..."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

The George of Colchester
The Globe Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £95 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
3.6/5Good! (63 reviews)
"Simple little hotel, but quite nice"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

The Globe Hotel
Brook Red Lion Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
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The price is £54 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
3.5/5Good! (175 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Historic building with helpful friendly staff
"Very friendly and helpful staff. Building lovely old English, heaped in history."

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2021

Brook Red Lion Hotel
East Gate Inn
4 out of 5
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The price is £65 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
2.9/5 (98 reviews)
"Only stayed one night but the staff were very friendly and the room was good."

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019

East Gate Inn
The Leather Bottle
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
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The price is £80 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
2.7/5 (3 reviews)
Families like: playground, indoor tennis court
Nice staff - below standard for the price
"The bar staff ere very helpful and friendly but the pub was not a great environment for a single woman The bed was nice but the room futments very basic or broken and not cleaned to a good standard . There was nobody there in the morning to check out and no breakfast available . Quite noisy . Could ..."

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2018

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Where should we stay in Colchester?

The historic destination of Colchester is a great choice if you've been thinking about a holiday with the children. The museums, art scene and castle are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Fly into London (SEN-Southend), which is located 23.8 mi (38.3 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where to stay in Colchester, you might want to consider one of the 18 family-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

Families on holiday have positive things to say about these types of accommodation:

Brook Red Lion Hotel – Offers a restaurant, laundry facilities and free WiFi. Guests like the clean rooms and central location at this 3-star inn.

The Leather Bottle – Features a restaurant, free parking and a playground. This 2.5-star inn is popular with guests for its helpful staff.

Holiday Inn Express Colchester – Offers a restaurant, free parking and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and quiet location at this 2.5-star hotel.

Holiday Inn Colchester – Features a restaurant and free WiFi. The overall comfort and central location make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

When should we visit Colchester?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family holiday. You can use these tips to decide when to grab the children and head to Colchester.

  • 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
  • Driest months: February, March, September and October, with an average rainfall of 1.25 inches
  • Rainiest months: October, July, August and November, with an average rainfall of 2 inches

What should we see and do in Colchester?

While you are visiting Colchester, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Colchester Zoo, Tymperleys Clock Museum and Colchester Natural History Museum. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Hollytrees Museum and Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum.

Colchester is also well-known for the:
  • Historical sites
  • Museums
  • Art
  • Theatre
  • Fishing

Getting around Colchester

If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Colchester Town Station, Colchester Station or Colchester Hythe Station. Colchester might not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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