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The George of Colchester

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The George of Colchester

The George of Colchester

3 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationColchester Town Hall2 min walk
  • Popular LocationJumbo Water Tower6 min walk
  • Popular LocationColchester Castle Park12 min walk
  • AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)49 min drive

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About this area


Located in Colchester, The George of Colchester is near a train station. Colchester Golf Club and Forrester Park Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Colchester Zoo and Colchester Natural History Museum. East Anglian Railway Museum and Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Colchester Castle Museum - 2 min walk
  • Colchester Town Hall - 2 min walk
  • Tymperleys Clock Museum - 3 min walk
  • Jumbo Water Tower - 6 min walk
  • Colchester Castle Park - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Colchester Town Station - 7 min walk
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 49 min drive


  • Cafe George — 1 min walk
  • Tymperleys - 3 min walk
  • Jacqueline's Tea Room - 4 min walk
  • Caffe SALA - 4 min walk
  • Timbers - 4 min walk

About this property

The George of Colchester

3-star hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, dry cleaning and a 24-hour front desk. All 47 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, desks and free toiletries.
The George of Colchester offers 47 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Digital televisions are provided.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. This Colchester hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

  • Uncovered self parking on site (GBP 9.50 per day)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: GBP 6-12 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available


  • Banquet hall
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 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.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • Digital channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2 PM - midnight


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests should contact the property directly for check-in and check-out details, using information contained in the booking confirmation.

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.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 25.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 6 and GBP 12 per person (approximately)
  • Uncovered self-parking fee: GBP 9.50 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

Hotel George Colchester
George Colchester Inn
George Colchester
George Colchester Hotel
The George of Colchester Hotel
The George of Colchester Colchester
The George of Colchester Hotel Colchester

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 86 out of 401 reviews
5 - Excellent 21%
Rating 4 - Good. 161 out of 401 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 90 out of 401 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 43 out of 401 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 21 out of 401 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a lovely stay at The George.. All the staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much for them. They made our stay special. Thank you everyone.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 14 nights in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Moved to St Nicholas House not happy with that!
The George Hotel was actually shut for refurbishment, we received an email saying we would be staying in a new part of the hotel St Nicholas House on the opposite side of the High Street to the George. This was fine, newly fitted out and very smart but no breakfast, presumably this will be available in the George when it is open. The room was very hot with no aircon only a fan so windows needed to be open for comfort. Friday night, outside was very noisy until 3am. A mixture of passing revellers between pubs and clubs and young lads with very loud Corsas racing up and down. Saturday night the same only it continued until 430am. Based on this we will not be staying again until the George Hotel proper is open again, St Nicholas to be avoided unless you are out clubbing until 4am or own a loud Corsa.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hotel from Hell... St Nicholas Colchester
Had previously stayed at the George and knew what facilities were available, so booked to stay at the George Hotel again back in January. Spoke to a member of staff on Thursday 18.7.19 regarding my reservation but she forgot to mention one thing THE GEORGE WAS CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT! Arrived at hotel to find a piece of paper telling us to go across the road to the St. Nicholas hotel. This is a self service check in at the hotel, which kept saying our room wasn't ready. Pressed a bell for someone to come and sort out the problem. Heat in corridors was ridiculous and in the bed room even worse... it was 28 degrees even with tge window open. There was no air conditioning just a large fan which made it impossible to sleep because of the noise it made. Hinge came off shower door which my husband has to fix as no phone in room to contact anyone. No bar or restaurant facilities had to go across the road to a Mexican restaurant for breakfast, just happy it wasn't raining. Was suppose to be a relaxing weekend instead it was a weekend from he'll!! I know many people who stayed also complained about the heat in the rooms.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
You could not alter temp. It was so very stuffy. No sleep. Not happy
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019