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Holiday Inn Express Colchester
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £56 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"The stay was exceptional given the current climate. The beds are very small for 2 adults but they were comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Holiday Inn Express Braintree
3 out of 5
Panners Roundabout Notley Cross, Braintree, England
Free cancellation
The price is £55 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (560 reviews)

"Arrived Late. Greeted by 2 very friendly and professional staff members. Efficient check in in"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Express Braintree
Oyster Fleet Hotel
2 out of 5
Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night
4/5Very Good! (612 reviews)

"Really welcoming staff. Great room very clean and comfortable..breakfast was extremely good value for money. We would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Oyster Fleet Hotel
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (506 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay. Great customer service and scenery."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2020

Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
The Green Man by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Mulberry Green, Old Harlow, Harlow, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £45 per night
3.9/5Good! (236 reviews)

"For the price perfectly ok , just a bit tired"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

The Green Man by Greene King Inns
Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport
The price is £50 per night
3.9/5Good! (1,039 reviews)

"Nice room, close to the airport, it’d be great if the shuttle to the hotel is free"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport
Bull Hotel Halstead by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Bridge Street, Halstead, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £45 per night
3.9/5Good! (194 reviews)

"A lovely old period Inn lots off knookes and crannies at the bottom end of the high street"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Bull Hotel Halstead by Greene King Inns
Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night
3.8/5Good! (682 reviews)
Amazing stay.

"Due to the coronavirus our trip to Rome was cancelled myself and my partner decided we would book a little break for a couple of nights unfortunately the day we got to the hotel the bar, restaurant and leisure centre was closed, however all members of staff was absolutely amazing we was treated like ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
White Hart Braintree by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Bocking End, Braintree, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night
3.8/5Good! (264 reviews)

"Great location. Had some problems, however customer relations were very considerate, listened and acted. Because of this i would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

White Hart Braintree by Greene King Inns
Endeavour Hotel
2 out of 5
196 Thisselt Road, Canvey Island, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night
3.7/5Good! (208 reviews)

"This is a great little hotel. Lovely owners and make you feel very comfortable staying there."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Endeavour Hotel
The Kicking Dickey
2.5 out of 5
4 Ongar Road, Dunmow, England
The price is £45 per night
3.7/5Good! (104 reviews)
Early flight overnight stay.

"The accommodation was clean and comfortable although the bathroom was a bit dated. The TV signal was poor and you could not watch it without it cutting out all the time. There was no option for breakfast, but recommendations for cafe's in the town. The pub was okay with a good selection of beers ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

The Kicking Dickey
Days Inn by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £33 per night
3.6/5Good! (943 reviews)
Reat hotel shame no lift the room.

"No lift to get to your room with suitcases but location next to the airport is ideal for Stansted. Very comfy though and nice staff."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
The Waggon & Horses
2 out of 5
High Street, Great Yeldham, Halstead, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £85 per night
3.6/5Good! (91 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable room, ensuite bathroom was a little cramped. Great staff. Good evening meals and breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019

The Waggon & Horses
Ramada by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £38 per night
3.5/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Comfortable property neat STN airport. Also within walking distance of Bishop's Stortford, a lovely small town."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Ramada by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
Esplanade Hotel
3 out of 5
27-29 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night
3.4/5 (116 reviews)

"Good clean room the only problem they have is tiles on bathroom floor broken and lack of parking"…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2020

Esplanade Hotel
DeSalis Hotel London Stansted
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night
3.4/5 (617 reviews)

"good service and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

DeSalis Hotel London Stansted
Stansted Airport Lodge
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3.3/5 (248 reviews)

"Good service"…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019

Stansted Airport Lodge
Campanile restaurant BASILDON - East of London
2.5 out of 5
A127 Southend Arterial Road, Pipps Hill, Basildon, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night
3.1/5 (504 reviews)

"Reception staff were friendly and helpful, very good. Food was pleasant. Alas, there were no towels in the room for a shower and the bed linen wasn't the cleanest, tea stains on the duvet and bottom sheet. And possibly the mattress had seen better days as it offered very little support."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Campanile restaurant BASILDON - East of London
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Frequently asked questions

What is Essex like for travellers on a budget?
Essex has a variety of cheap accommodation options and things to do, making it a great getaway spot for budget travellers. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Colchester Zoo and Festival Leisure Park, this destination is home to Epping Forest and Great Notley Country Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Essex?
Based on reviews, Campanile restaurant BASILDON - East of London is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features a restaurant and a bar. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport and The Green Man by Greene King Inns.
What is there to see and do in Essex?
Essex attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Colchester Zoo and Festival Leisure Park, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Check out the local culture at Museum of Power and East Anglian Railway Museum, or visit other spots like Cater Museum.
What's the best way to get around Essex?
The most convenient airport is in London (STN-Stansted), 14.9 mi (24 km) away from the city centre. Take advantage of metro transport at Epping Underground Station, Theydon Bois Underground Station and Debden Underground Station.

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