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Top Essex Historic Hotels

Steepleview Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
61 Newbiggen Street, Thaxted, Dunmow, England
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4.9/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)

"This little gem of a B & B was like home from home ... the owners Paul and Maxine were so attentive ... nothing seemed a bother to them and it was obvious that their main concern was making sure that their guests were provided with everything that was needed for a comfortable stay ... we stayed 2 ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2019

Steepleview Bed & Breakfast
GreyFriars
3.5 out of 5
High Street, Colchester, England
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4.8/5Exceptional! (207 reviews)

"Stay here quite often great hotel great service"…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

GreyFriars
The White Hart Hotel
4 out of 5
Poole Street, Great Yeldham, Halstead, England
The price is £100 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
4.6/5Exceptional! (114 reviews)
Great place to stay and eat

"Great place to stay and eat"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

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Wivenhoe House Hotel
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4.6/5Wonderful! (283 reviews)

"Excellent location. Spacious and very comfortable rooms. Excellent breakfast but service lets it down."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

Wivenhoe House Hotel
The Cottage Guest House
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4.5/5Wonderful! (170 reviews)

"The most charming B&B I have been in. Everything was sparkling clean. I would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

The Cottage Guest House
Frasers
4 out of 5
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The price is £85 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
4.4/5Excellent! (186 reviews)
great breakfast

"Loverly stay."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Frasers
Marygreen Manor Hotel
4 out of 5
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The price is £84 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
4.3/5Excellent! (426 reviews)

"Beautifull little hotel. Really enjoyed my stay here"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Marygreen Manor Hotel
Gilwell Park
3.5 out of 5
Bury Road, Chingford, London, England
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4.3/5Excellent! (158 reviews)
Really enjoyed my stay, thank you.

"The hotel is located in a Scout's park, very quiet and tranquil. Could not fault my stay and I will come back."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Gilwell Park
Down Hall Hotel
4 out of 5
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4.3/5Excellent! (733 reviews)

"My girlfriend and I stayed over for a weekend. This trip had been in the planning for a while as I was planning the holiday in conjunction with a proposal. Everything went off without a hitch! Down Hall hotel and staff were brilliant. I managed to pre order a bottle of champagne as part of the surprise. ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2020

Down Hall Hotel
Colchester Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-6 North Hill, Colchester, England
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The price is £110 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
4.2/5Very Good! (158 reviews)
Great little hotel

"Great little hotel and great host James, well worth using if your staying in Colchester, close to all restaurants and shops"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2020

Colchester Boutique Hotel
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £62 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
4.1/5Very Good! (352 reviews)
Saturday night stay

"Excellent hotel, beautiful room in the main building with lots of beams and history. Lovely dinner.... and staff were all very helpful. 100% recommended."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
White Hart Hotel by Greene King Inns
4/5Very Good! (141 reviews)

"Staff attention to detail regarding covid situation was excellent and we felt very comfortable. Room and food excellent. Only downside was the bathroom was definately in need of an upgrade"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

White Hart Hotel by Greene King Inns
Swan Hotel Thaxted by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Bull Ring, Thaxted, Dunmow, England
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3.9/5Very Good! (256 reviews)

"Fantastic breakfast and a great value stay for the night prior to a flight. Rooms comfy and have what you need."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Swan Hotel Thaxted by Greene King Inns
De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites
3.9/5Good! (207 reviews)

"Amazing hotel. We had dinner which was lovely room service for breakfast and it was decorated beautifully for Christmas... staff were so attentive"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2020

De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites
The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel
4 out of 5
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The price is £47 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
3.8/5Good! (999 reviews)

"Lovely building. Friendly helpful staff. Countryside location. Clean rooms."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel
The George of Colchester
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3.6/5Good! (400 reviews)
Moved to St Nicholas House not happy with that!

"The George Hotel was actually shut for refurbishment, we received an email saying we would be staying in a new part of the hotel St Nicholas House on the opposite side of the High Street to the George. This was fine, newly fitted out and very smart but no breakfast, presumably this will be available ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019

The George of Colchester
Brook Red Lion Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £45 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
3.5/5Good! (172 reviews)

"A unique place full of history and character and fantastic attentive staff"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Brook Red Lion Hotel
Saffron Hotel
3 out of 5
8-12 High Street, Essex, Saffron Walden, England
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3/5 (76 reviews)
Excellent location but noisy front room

"The goods: excellent location,the farewell receptionist polite,reasonably priced The bads: couldn’t find initially any member of staff to check me in and when I did she was very impolite,rooms facing the road despite secondary double glazing are noisy and woke up early, the shower needs a makeover ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2017

Saffron Hotel
East Gate Inn
4 out of 5
6 Harwich Road, Colchester, England
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The price is £65 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
2.9/5 (98 reviews)

"Only stayed one night but the staff were very friendly and the room was good."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019

East Gate Inn
Old Bell
3 out of 5
Pines Hill, Stansted Mountfitcher, Stansted, ENG
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About Essex Historic Hotels

Travelling can be more than just highlighting a place on your map, it can also be about understanding the culture and history of an area. One of the best ways to get a feel for the area's culture is to learn about its past. Exploring the region's landmarks or museums is a great beginning, but staying in a Essex historic hotel can ferry you back in time. Get ready to pack your suitcases (and no need for the time machine) as your Essex vintage hotel awaits.

Something Old, Something New

As soon as you walk through your Essex hotel's reception, you'll be whisked to a previous era. With their vintage charm and fascinating back stories, you'll love how these historic hotels stand apart from their modern counterparts. While these hotels may be historic, they have many of the modern amenities that allow you to relax or keep in touch on your trip. You will notice your room furnished with a cosy bed, lots of character, and just about anything you might want for a marvellous visit.

Once you've spent time admiring the historic hotel property, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich area by visiting the prominent landmarks and museums. Undoubtedly, all this perusing through the past is going to stimulate your appetite. Be sure to read through the reviews section and see the suggestions other visitors to Essex thought were merit visiting. You can also ask your hotel's front desk staff so you can find out where the local areas to enjoy a cocktail or high tea in Essex are.

Your Essex Hotel Is Ready for You

If you wish to get the most from your Essex visit, a stay in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your experience in this historic city. With Expedia's 90 one-of-a-kind hotels to pick from, you're bound to find at a great rate. But, just like the historical locations you're exploring, these deals won't last forever. Book soon to get your room in one of these historic properties.

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