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The George of Colchester

The George of Colchester

116 High Street, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (258 reviews)
Κεντρικό ξενοδοχείοΚεντρικό ξενοδοχείο, σε πολύ βολική τοποθεσία για καταστήματα και εστιατόρια.Με επίπλωση παλιού αγγλικού στυλ. αν και οι ταπετσαρίες ήταν λίγο φθαρμένες.Καλό πρωινό αλά κάρτ.
  6 Nov 2017

£50

£50
Old Bell

Old Bell

PINES HILL, STANSTED MOUNTFITCHER,, HARLOW
3.0 out of 5.0
Steepleview B&B

Steepleview B&B

61 Newbiggen Street, Dunmow
4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (33 reviews)
beautiful house set in the perfect location.The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Set in the perfect location with it's quaint pubs and its lively wine bar, it was the perfect romantic night away. The owners went beyond expectations offering us plenty of hot drinks, fresh food and gave us a lovely ...
  2 Nov 2017

£62

£62
Brook Red Lion Hotel

Brook Red Lion Hotel

High Street, Colchester
3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (69 reviews)
Grand old Hotel in the city centre. The hotel is right in the middle of the city and the rooms and staff are good, but there is a need for refurbishment. The breakfasts and rooms are good value. parking is difficult.
  8 Sep 2017

£45

£45
Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (367 reviews)
Well priced for a pleasant stay.Nice grand looking hotel and very friendly staff. Inside the hotel, especially the rooms, look a bit outdated. Doesn't need to be modernised as it's an old Manor house but it could do with a make over. Gym, sauna and steam room facilities were good (but small), but no jacuzzi or pool unfortunately. ...
  16 Nov 2017

£63

£63
Little Hallingbury Mill

Little Hallingbury Mill

Old Mill Lane, Gaston Green, Bishop's Stortford
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (37 reviews)
Great, friendly hotel in picturesque settingI was looking for a "cost-effective" place to stay to get me nearer to London/Gatwick airport after a friend I was meant to stay with was taken ill last minute. Knowing that I would be taking Darftord crossing, I was looking at Harlow/Bishop's Stortford area, and this was one of the first hotels ...
  13 Feb 2014

£50

£50
Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Birchwood Road, Colchester
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (700 reviews)
Conveniently placed for visiting my sister.Everything was of a high standard. The room was comfortable and well designed. It was good to have tea making facilities. A good shower and towels, a comfy bed. Breakfast offered a good choice of food. It was definitely the best hotel of its type that I have stayed in...Ibis, Mercure, Premier Inn ...
  18 Nov 2017

£32

£32
The Angel Inn

The Angel Inn

Polestead Street, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (44 reviews)
Convenient for Dedham Vale and Stanstead A/port.Staff very helpful and competent. Interesting building with very old original beams and well (wishing?) incorporated into the interior design. Dinner and breakfast both excellent. Excellent car parking. Interesting room with floors, walls and ceiling all over the place: 'mind your head'. Good en ...
  25 Jul 2017

£62

£62
Saffron Hotel

Saffron Hotel

8-12 High Street, Saffron Walden
3.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (65 reviews)
Friendly staff but hotel could do with an upgrade We stayed only one night. The hotel was pleasant enough for a short stay and the staff were really friendly but the tv didn’t work in our room and when we enquired about it we were told the system was off and would only be back on Monday. We feel that we should have been informed of this on arrival ...
  30 Oct 2017

£65

£65
Hotel Continental

Hotel Continental

28-29 Marine Parade, Harwich
2.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (37 reviews)
Like hanging out with old friendsThey adopted us like family. They were fun to be with and extremely helpful with all our needs. The building is old and lacks a lift. So navigating the narrow steep stairs can be be difficult. But the bartender was more than helpful carrying our luggage up. The town centre is a short walk and well ...
  26 Jun 2016
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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotels Hotels in Essex

Essex is an historic county, packed with stunning remnants of its rich past, which has been shaped by everyone from the Romans and Normans to the Saxons and the Vikings. Today, you'll find evidence of their influence in a variety of historic buildings and attractions, such as the ruined Roman temple in Colchester, the Saxon Chapel of Bradwell on Sea and the Norman-era Hedingham Castle. Rather than booking into a sleek, chic contemporary hotel, you can add an extra dimension to your holiday by booking into one of the many historic hotels in the county. They come in a range of shapes and sizes, from charming B&Bs to upmarket, country lodges.

Historic Hotels in Essex

Thaxted is an ideal town for anyone with even a passing interest in history. It can trace its roots to beyond its first entry in the Domesday Book, in the 9th century. An idyllic town, it boasts spectacular, rolling countryside and a skyline that includes excellent examples of both Georgian and Medieval architecture. For those who like their history to be purchasable, Thaxted has a healthy amount of antique shops and a market that takes over the main street, every Friday. When it comes to historic hotels, the Sleepview B&B is one of the best.

Dick Turpin and Sir John Betjeman

Although not directly tied in to Thaxted's history, the Sleepview B&B is well appointed to make the most of what this town has to offer. The accommodation is light and airy and decorated in a warm and welcoming style. Despite being in an historic town that has seen the likes of Dick Turpin and Sir John Betjeman pass through its borders, this historic hotel is full of all the modern amenities that you'd expect from 21st century accommodation, including free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and large walk-in showers.

Local Attractions

The Sleepview B&B also puts you within easy access of a range of local, historic attractions, including Audley End House and Gardens, Hadleigh Castle and the Duxford War Museum. In addition, you'll find it close to some of Essex's most picturesque villages, such as Saffron Walden and Great Barfield.

Essex is a county brimming with history. Booking a room in an historic hotel is a great way to ensure that you see the sights you want to.