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Featured Essex Historic Hotels

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Steepleview B&B

Steepleview B&B

61 Newbiggen Street, Dunmow
4.5 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (34 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
Old Bell

Old Bell

PINES HILL, STANSTED MOUNTFITCHER,, HARLOW
3.5 out of 5.0
The George of Colchester

The George of Colchester

116 High Street, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (272 reviews)
A charming characterful hotel A warm welcome from the staff. The reception area desk could do with a bit of a facelift. I was a little dismayed with the room but only because the sheets negated the cosy ambience. The room was very clean. I am an insomniac so when I finally fell asleep at 2 am I was dismayed to hear shouting in ...
  19 Feb 2018

£50

£50
Brook Red Lion Hotel

Brook Red Lion Hotel

High Street, Colchester
3.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (74 reviews)
The staff were friendly and informative about the history of the hotel. The hotel is rather worn out and run down. It could do with freshening up. The shower in our room could not be adjusted to less than boiling, so was unusable. The windows did not stop the noise from the street below. It is in ...
  18 Feb 2018

£42

£42
GreyFriars

GreyFriars

High Street, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (50 reviews)
Excellent hotel and location This was our second visit in four months. The hotel is very central and has an ample car parking area. The room was a little cold on this visit although the bathroom was very warm with underfloor heating. The double bed was small but comfortable. The staff were very efficient but perhaps lacked a ...
  6 Jan 2018

£96

£96
Frasers

Frasers

5 Maltings Road, Wickford
4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (128 reviews)
Nice, friendly B&BWarm,clean and tidy bedroom, and shower room. Excellent breakfast, Friendly and helpful staff.
  6 Nov 2017

£62

£62
Marygreen Manor Hotel

Marygreen Manor Hotel

London Road, Brentwood
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (193 reviews)
Good enoughThe hotel is a little tired but for value for money it was good enough and certainly @ step up from the usual budget hotels and during our stay a lot cheaper!
  19 Feb 2018

£62

£62
Saffron Hotel

Saffron Hotel

8-12 High Street, Saffron Walden
3.5 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (76 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
The White Hart Hotel

The White Hart Hotel

Poole Street, Halstead
4.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (64 reviews)
Over night stay .. Wedding at Headingham Castle Lovely rooms idea for staying if you have a wedding nearby at Headingham Castle
  26 Nov 2017

£75

£75
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 (391 reviews)
Nice hotel in the countrysideGood hotel. Good bed. Good breakfast. Great dinner and afternoon tea. Geeat things to do outside the countryside and in the hotel.
  18 Feb 2018

£56

£56

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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.