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Featured Essex Independent Hotels

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Down Hall Hotel & Spa
Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford
Down Hall Hotel & Spa
4.3/5 (419 reviews)

A very comfortable stay in this splendid hotel, displaying lots of character. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Food of an excellent standard. Would not hesitate to recommend.

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DeSalis Hotel London Stansted
Hall Road ( opposite Green St.), Bishop's Stortford
DeSalis Hotel London Stansted
3.3/5 (390 reviews)

Nice hotel and close to Stansted. Staff didn’t seem to care whether we were there or not and not very welcoming but the room was fine and just what we needed. We didn’t eat in the hotel, we went for a walk and found a nice pub a mile down the road. If you are looking for a quick stop over before ...

altText 11 Apr 2018
Marygreen Manor Hotel
London Road, Brentwood
Marygreen Manor Hotel
4.3/5 (211 reviews)

Apart from the price of alcoholic drinks, thought the hotel easy to find being close to the m25.we were upgraded so very pleased with the room. Wondered why the arch.

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De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites
Great Warley Street, Brentwood
De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites
3.7/5 (79 reviews)

Main criticism was the lack of water pressure (probably due to age of building)....which meant that the shower was a tad pathetic. The only meal we had was the full English breakfast which was very disappointing......not 'real' orange juice (a mix?), frozen hash brown instead of fresh.....would not ...

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The Bell Hotel Epping
High Road, Bell Common, Epping
The Bell Hotel Epping
3.2/5 (97 reviews)

We have stayed here a few times as we have family in Epping .The staff are always nice yes the place is run down but you get for what you pay for lots of alternative hotels in the area but are pricey.For us it’s just a bed to sleep in.

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Essex Golf & Country Club
Earls Colne, Colchester
Essex Golf & Country Club
3.9/5 (213 reviews)

Great staff and comfortable rooms great if golfing not so great if not

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The Chichester Hotel
Old London Rd, Wickford
The Chichester Hotel
3.6/5 (95 reviews)

Chose to stay at the Chichester Hotel because we have stayed there before and have been pleased with the comfortable rooms, location and area. Ideal for our visits to family and friends

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High Street, Colchester
4.9/5 (59 reviews)

Fantastic room, great staff and excellent breakfast was well worth the money.

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Gilwell Park
Bury Road, London
Gilwell Park
4.4/5 (55 reviews)

Very secluded so would need to drive to town to eat if staying overnight at weekend but lovely all the same

altText 15 Apr 2018

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Pocket Guides: Independent Hotels in Essex

If you prefer the unique character and homely charm of independently-owned accommodation, you can find a wide range of affordable and deluxe independent hotels in Essex. This county is well connected to London via road rail, and has good transport links to the rest of the country via the M25 and M11.

Spend the Day at Colchester Zoo

Few attractions in Essex are more ideal for a family day out than Colchester's enormous zoo, which houses thousands of animals and is one of the most visited in Britain. From themed exhibits like Playa Patagonia and the Edge of Africa exhibits, to other child-oriented attractions like the Jungle Tumble Soft Play Complex, there's plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

WiFi at Independent Hotels in Essex

Almost all independent hotels in the county provide WiFi access so you will always be able to keep in contact with family and friends and make restaurant reservations online. WiFi coverage will normally include all rooms and most public areas, and many hotels will offer this service free of charge for unlimited usage.

Visit RHS Garden Hyde Hall

In the historic city of Chelmsford, this beautiful public garden has a delightful woodland walk and many more acres of stunning landscaped grounds. The estate, which has been carefully cultivated and expanded since the mid-20th century, also holds the Essex Craft and Design Show in the spring and the Hall Flower Show in the summer.

Explore Essex's Attractive North Sea Coast

The county has several historic seaside resorts, some of the best known of which include Southend-on-Sea near the Thames Estuary, and Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze on the Tendring peninsula. Visit the medieval port of Harwich, which was an important base for the Royal Navy from the 17th to the 20th Century and is known for its well-preserved 18th and 19th century landmarks. Further south on the coast is Foulness, a large island and marshland that is renowned for its thriving bird life and families of seals.

You can find numerous independent hotels near the Essex coast, as well as a great selection of restaurants serving delicious fresh seafood and other national and international cuisines.