With plenty of glorious greenery and a coastline that boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Britain, Essex is an excellent holiday destination for families and couples, alike. Booking into bed and breakfast accommodation is a great way to keep the costs down, if you're travelling with a large group and provides a superb base for those who want to get out and explore just what the county has to offer. Bed and breakfast hotels in Essex come in a range of shapes and sizes, from comfortable boltholes, to luxurious, boutique B&Bs.
Holiday On a Budget: Bed and Breakfast Hotels in Essex
If you're travelling on a budget, there are some fantastic bed and breakfast hotels that offer great value for money. The Potter's House bed and breakfast hotel, in Harlow, is well placed for local attractions such as the Museum of Harlow, the Playhouse Theatre and the Parndon Mill Art Gallery. The hotel offers contemporary accommodation, with free WiFi, a private guest lounge and a hearty, home-cooked breakfast. While it often plays host to business travellers, the Potter's House bed and breakfast also welcomes families.
B&Bs in Colchester
Alongside Colchester Castle, the Mercury Theatre and Layer Marney Tower, Colchester is also home to the wonderfully-named A Hideaway Retreat bed and breakfast hotel. Offering four star accommodation, this bed and breakfast is a family-run property with stylish and comfortable rooms. Private parking removes the need to hunt out nearby car parks and A Hideaway Retreat also offers 21st century facilities including free WiFi, DVD players and flat-screen TVs.
A Slice of the High Life
Although a traditional hotel, the Down Hall County House Hotel offers rooms on bed and breakfast basis as part of their 'Funky Fridays' deal. Set against a backdrop of stunning scenery, the hotel is unashamedly luxurious and is ideal for couples who want sumptuous surroundings in which to relax, after a hard day's sightseeing. However, children of all ages are welcome, making it an ideal destination for parents who want to treat their little ones to a taste of the high life.
Essex is a fantastic county to visit, at any time of year. Booking into a bed and breakfast hotel in the area allows you to spend your downtime as you want to.