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University of Essex -  Colchester Campus
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2.16 mi from city centre
3.5/5Good! (8 reviews)

"The property is well spaced out over a large area. Therefore it means a 10 minute walk to reception, 10 mins to accommodation, 5 mins back to car park. There are hills and stairs. The accommodation is basic, but quite adequate. As it is only available during Summer, there are not many people at the ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2019

University of Essex - Colchester Campus
The Angel Inn
5 out of 5
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6.96 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (131 reviews)
Amazing

"The hotel staff go above and beyond"…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2020

The Angel Inn
The Globe Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night
0.52 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (63 reviews)

"Simple little hotel, but quite nice"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

The Globe Hotel
Woodview Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £72 per night
5.12 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)
Quiet, comfortable and friendly B&B

"We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived. The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was very good. If you like quiet, this is for you as it is in a very quiet location There are no pubs or restraunts close by so you will have to drive for a meal but that was not a problem for ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Woodview Bed & Breakfast
Kings Arms
3 out of 5
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The price is £85 per night
7.39 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (48 reviews)

"When we arrived to check in we were told there was an issue with our double room, so had been moved to a twin room and offered a partial refund. Our room was clean and well stocked with towels, beds were also very comfy. Despite the road noise we both slept quite well. One highlight of the stay had ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Kings Arms
The Leather Bottle
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £80 per night
1.94 mi from city centre
2.7/5 (3 reviews)
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

The Leather Bottle
Colchester Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-6 North Hill, Colchester, ENG
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £110 per night
0.22 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (154 reviews)

"The staff were fantastic very welcoming, friendly, helpful the room was clean and tidy I couldn’t fault anything"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Colchester Boutique Hotel
White Hart Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night
9.22 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (137 reviews)
Good place

"Lovely place to stay"…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

White Hart Hotel by Greene King Inns
Wivenhoe House Hotel
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £75 per night
2.32 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (264 reviews)

"It was excellent to stay at this hotel! All the staff is friendly and good service. The room is very clean. I'll definitely stay here next time."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Wivenhoe House Hotel
The Victory at Mersea
4 out of 5
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The price is £99 per night
7.74 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (122 reviews)

"Rooms new, very clean, and in good condition. It is a pub so expect a bit of noise until close, you do get the benefit of a drink without having to drive. Close to the main oyster restaurants and the beach."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

The Victory at Mersea
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £91 per night
7.68 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (200 reviews)

"Food was great, and Tabitha at reception was fantastic, so pleasant and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
St Nicholas Hotel
3 out of 5
High Street St Nicholas Hotel, Colchester, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night
0.13 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (148 reviews)

"All amenities within walking distance, except no car park . But I use direct train from London Liverpool Street."…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2020

St Nicholas Hotel
Brook Red Lion Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £43 per night
0.05 mi from city centre
3.5/5Good! (159 reviews)
Red lion Colchester

"We were extremely happy with our stay at your very wonderful hotel. The lady on the desk was happy and helpful and the young man at night was a enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The room was warm and inviting. The bed was super comfortable. Lovey room to relax in the bath just added to our experience. ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Brook Red Lion Hotel
GreyFriars
3.5 out of 5
High Street, Colchester, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £120 per night
0.29 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (178 reviews)
Lovely hotel & friendly staff.

"Would definitely stay again very friendly staff & lovely hotel."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

GreyFriars
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £69 per night
0.78 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (324 reviews)
The Rose & Crown Hotel

"Not my usual area so a bit of a punt here but what a little gem. Rooms were excellent (very creaky floor, but it is a few years old)!!. Breakfast was good, lots to see and do in the area. Although I didn't eat in the restaurant the menu looked interesting. Only recommendation I can give it is I'd ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
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Visiting Colchester

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.

  • There are 76 hotels and other accommodation options in Colchester
  • The closest major airport is in London (SEN-Southend), 23.8 mi (38.3 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in London (STN-Stansted), 27.2 mi (43.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in 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.

Outside the city, popular places to see include Chantry Park, 14.7 mi/23.7 km from the heart of the city, and Ipswich Waterfront, which is 15.9 mi (25.6 km) away.

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.

Dressing for Colchester

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 11°C and the night-time average to be 1°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 20°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • July to September averages 22°C during the day and 9°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 16°C during the day and 2°C at night
  • Colchester gets about 584.30 millimetres of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 1°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Colchester?
Holiday Inn Colchester is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and an indoor pool. Reviews from our site also recommend Holiday Inn Express Colchester and Brook Red Lion Hotel as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Colchester, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals in Colchester.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Colchester?
Based on reviews, Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Brook Red Lion Hotel and Holiday Inn Colchester.
What's the best hotel when travelling with children to Colchester?
Essex Golf & Country Club is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other good options to stay with the children include The George of Colchester and Holiday Inn Colchester. Also, attractions such as Colchester Zoo and Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple visiting Colchester?
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a full-service spa. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and Holiday Inn Colchester.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Colchester?
Brook Red Lion Hotel is a top inn for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a nightclub for its human guests. Old Wills Farm is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Colchester?
Holiday Inn Colchester is a top 4-star beach hotel with a restaurant and free WiFi. Head to St. Osyth Beach or Clacton-on-Sea Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Colchester?
Wivenhoe House Hotel is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and The Angel Inn are two other upscale options for your holiday.
What's the best boutique hotel in Colchester?
Colchester Boutique Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. GreyFriars and The Angel Inn are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Colchester?
Essex Golf & Country Club is a top 3-star hotel that has a golf course and features a restaurant. Another good option is Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Colchester Golf Club during your trip.
Where's the best place to stay in Colchester to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Brook Red Lion Hotel is a top 3-star inn for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options near historic sites include GreyFriars and Holiday Inn Express Colchester. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Colchester Town Hall, Layer Marney Tower and Colchester Castle Museum.

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