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Featured Essex Historic Hotels

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The George of Colchester

The George of Colchester

116 High Street, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (59 reviews)
great location Very near to vastly, museum and great shopping and eateries. Service and good in hotel very good. Rather noisy, old building and all floorboards creaked! At side, much noise from local snooker club where members sat and drunk outside, old windows didn't keep out noise!
  15 Sep 2017

£54

£54
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
4.8 out of 5 (10 reviews)
Excellent in every way. Quite the best B&B we have ever been to. We will stay with them whenever we are in Essex.
  18 Sep 2015

£62

£62
Brook Red Lion Hotel

Brook Red Lion Hotel

High Street, Colchester
3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (14 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

£49

£49
Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (77 reviews)
Nice hotel - some staff poor We were attending a family wedding and further to a call to the hotel the evening before we were advised (quite abruptly) that we could not access room prior to 3:00 ( which was a little inflexible, but understandable) - so we arrived dressed for the wedding to be told some rooms were available for ...
  5 Sep 2017

£63

£63
Little Hallingbury Mill

Little Hallingbury Mill

Old Mill Lane, Gaston Green, Bishop's Stortford
3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (6 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
4.0 out of 5 (200 reviews)
Great Place for an Overnight StayArrived early afternoon, room ready, staff extremely helpful and pleasant. Room good and comfortable, just as advertised. Bar area pleasant for an evening drink. Breakfast was fine. Good value for money. Would use this hotel again.
  22 Sep 2017

£32

£32
The Angel Inn

The Angel Inn

Polestead Street, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (11 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
2.9 out of 5 (18 reviews)
Nice quaint hotel The building and setting are historic making for quaint features. The room was comfortable and the space had been ingeniously adapted to fit in a small shower room.
  3 Sep 2017

£65

£65
Hotel Continental

Hotel Continental

28-29 Marine Parade, Harwich
2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (12 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.