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Holiday Inn Express Colchester

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In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free cots/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free cots/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free cots/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free cots/infant beds

Overview of Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Holiday Inn Express Colchester

2.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Birchwood Road, Colchester, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSir Alfred Munnings Art Museum5 min drive
  • Popular LocationRSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden12 min drive
  • Popular LocationFlatford Mill12 min drive
  • AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)45 min drive

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About this area


Holiday Inn Express Colchester is located in Colchester. Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum and Hollytrees Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Colchester Golf Club and Chantry Park. Colchester Natural History Museum and Colchester Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum - 5 min drive
  • Hollytrees Museum - 8 min drive
  • RSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden - 12 min drive
  • Flatford Mill - 12 min drive
  • Colchester Castle Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Colchester Town Station - 8 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 45 min drive


  • The Great Room — 1 min walk
  • The Sun Inn - 4 min drive
  • Essex Rose - 4 min drive
  • Marlborough Head Inn - 4 min drive
  • Le Talbooth - 4 min drive

About this property

Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Hotel in Colchester with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a business centre are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 101 rooms provide conveniences such as sofa beds and coffee makers, plus in-room free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free newspapers, hairdryers and safes are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers 101 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. 26-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

This Colchester hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available 6:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Sofa bed


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 26-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 20 September 2021 to 31 December 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Carte Blanche and Eurocard; cash is not accepted

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 368 out of 986 reviews
5 - Excellent 37%
Rating 4 - Good. 434 out of 986 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 126 out of 986 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 46 out of 986 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 12 out of 986 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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 bed. The sofa bed is pretty small and VERY uncomfortable, you can feel a bar in the middle of your back all night. Might be ok for very little kids but it does not make for a good night's sleep for someone bigger.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Comfortable room, bathroom clean and modern with very large shower. Beds a little soft but ok, room had everything you need for a short stay
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
Chose elsewhere, not a good nights sleep
Firstly all the staff were great and could not fault them. But that was about all tha was good. The room was clean apart from tje barhroom which had hairs and the previous guests leftover empty products. I booked a twin room and was lead to believe that it would be two twin beds but it was one bed and a sofa bed. The sofa bed was not fit for purpose. It hsd the thinest layer of foam they called a mattress and when laying you could feel evey bar. It was awful.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021