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Top Essex Luxury Hotels

GreyFriars
3.5 out of 5
High Street, Colchester, England
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The price is £135 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (178 reviews)
Lovely hotel & friendly staff.

"Would definitely stay again very friendly staff & lovely hotel."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

GreyFriars
Wivenhoe House Hotel
4 out of 5
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The price is £75 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (264 reviews)

"It was excellent to stay at this hotel! All the staff is friendly and good service. The room is very clean. I'll definitely stay here next time."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Wivenhoe House Hotel
Pontlands Park
3.5 out of 5
West Hanningfield Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, England
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The price is £95 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (141 reviews)

"Didn’t like the fact couldn’t swim in the morning because of pool facilities being rented out for outside private function"…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb 2020

Pontlands Park
The Coach House At The Pheasant
5 out of 5
Audley End, Halstead, England
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4.5/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)

"Excellent friendly service. Food was very good. Quaint pub."…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019

The Coach House At The Pheasant
Linden House Stansted
5 out of 5
1-3 Silver Street, Stansted, England
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The price is £80 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (45 reviews)
Comfortable stay

"Comfortable stay in older, interesting property. The room was pleasant, the shower was excellent and the breakfast was tasty."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Linden House Stansted
The Stables at The Starr Inn
3 out of 5
Market Place, Dunmow, England
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The price is £65 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (224 reviews)

"The Star Inn in Great Dunmow is a great place to stay. We booked a table in the restaurant and found the service by our waitress Jade brilliant. She was an extremely friendly individual who exhibited great care and attention in the customer service she provided. The choice of menu and food we choose ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

The Stables at The Starr Inn
Down Hall Hotel
4 out of 5
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4.3/5Excellent! (720 reviews)
Exceptional

"Beautiful hotel, beautiful setting. Great food and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Down Hall Hotel
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
4 out of 5
Frinton Road, Thorpe-le-Soken, Clacton-on-Sea, England
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The price is £99 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (272 reviews)

"Great facilities, lovely surroundings and I will be back to stay again in the summer."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
Novotel London Stansted Airport
4 out of 5
Round Coppice Road, London Stansted Airport, Stansted, England
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The price is £62 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (590 reviews)
Perfect for a night at the airport

"Great quiet comfortable room"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Novotel London Stansted Airport
Holiday Inn Express Harlow
3 out of 5
Crown Gate, Harlow, England
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The price is £46 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (614 reviews)

"Perfect location, right in the centre where all the shops and restaurants are located Even though limited was open due to COVID , room was clean bed was comfortable and couldn’t ask for a better hotel.. Friendly staff and easy car parking but limited spaces.. I’d definitely stay there again.."…"

Reviewed on 31 May 2020

Holiday Inn Express Harlow
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
4 out of 5
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The price is £99 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,447 reviews)
Close to airport

"Literally outside the airport within walking distance. Check in was easy, The room was nice"…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
Five Lakes Resort
4 out of 5
Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, England
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The price is £71 per night
4/5Very Good! (655 reviews)

"Whole stay was friendly and comfortable, definitely well thought out"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Five Lakes Resort
Best Western Atlantic Hotel
3 out of 5
Brook Street, Off New Street, Chelmsford, England
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The price is £75 per night
3.9/5Good! (302 reviews)

"It’s very nice hotel"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

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The Green Man by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Mulberry Green, Old Harlow, Harlow, England
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The price is £45 per night
3.9/5Good! (236 reviews)

"For the price perfectly ok , just a bit tired"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

The Green Man by Greene King Inns
Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport
The price is £50 per night
3.9/5Good! (1,040 reviews)

"It was a comfortable one night stay. Bus shuttle is provided for £4 for one way per person. It comes every 30 mins as early as 4 am."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport
The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel
4 out of 5
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The price is £44 per night
3.8/5Good! (995 reviews)
One night stay-over

"The hotel was absolutely great, very comfortable and the staff very friendly and courteous. I was staying there when the lockdown was announced but due to circumstances, I couldn't leave immediate the following day, so I spent the first day taking myself off on a long country walk in the sun, and ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel
The George of Colchester
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3.6/5Good! (400 reviews)

"Very clean and tidy, would definitely recommend it"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2019

The George of Colchester
Ramada by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
3.5 out of 5
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The price is £41 per night
3.5/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Comfortable property neat STN airport. Also within walking distance of Bishop's Stortford, a lovely small town."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Ramada by Wyndham London Stansted Airport
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Pocket Guide: Luxury Hotels Hotels in Essex

Deciding to take your break in Essex is a great choice for couples and families who want to see stunning scenery, visit beautiful beaches and explore the range of historical and family-friendly attractions that the county has to offer. However, if you want to make your stay an extra-special one, there are some superb, luxury hotels in the area. Whether it's a holiday, a special occasion or you're attending a wedding in Essex, the range of luxury hotels is quite extensive, from sumptuous B&Bs to secluded and elegant country hotels.

Luxury Hotels in Essex

When we think of luxury hotels, we tend to think of sky-scraping buildings featuring every mod-con imaginable. However, the Warners Farm B&B, in picturesque Saffron Walden has combined 15th century charm with 21st century amenities to create a luxury hotel that practically crackles with character. Breakfasts are served in the dining room, which is furnished with antiques. However, if the weather's good and the sun's shining, there's also the option to enjoy your morning meal on the poolside patio. The rooms are individually decorated and comfortable, with en-suite bathrooms.

Treat Yourself to Some Pampering

If your idea of luxury is in a traditional hotel, then Down Hall Country House Hotel ticks all the boxes. Set on 110 acres of Essex countryside, the hotel dates back to 1322 and has been through various incarnations, acting as everything from a monastery to a convalescent home for soldiers wounded in the First World War. Today, the rooms are a tasteful fusion of pastel shades and rich furnishings. The cherry on this very elegant cake comes in the form of the hotel's spa, which offers a range of indulgent treatments.

Relax in Style

For the best in pampering, the award-winning Lifehouse Spa and Hotel has everything you could need to leave relaxed and refreshed. The focus is on winding down and the Lifehouse offers a range of packages for those who want to stay in its bright and contemporary rooms. The hotel's restaurant overlooks the historic Thorpe Hall Gardens and serves exquisite meals, sourced from fishermen, farmers and producers in East Anglia.

While a trip to Essex is a treat at any time of year, booking a room in a luxury hotel can help to make your stay one to remember.

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