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A pleasant hotel close to Stanstead that offers pretty much all you need on site provided you are not looking for 5 star quality service. The room was smallish but ok and you are of course right under the Stanstead flight path but that is an inevitable consequence of a nearby hotel. This was our ...
Lovely spacious room. Sea view, air conditioning. Staff approachable friendly and efficient, even when we had a housekeeping problem. Situation dealt with without question. Reception Staff couldn't be faulted, excellent. Plenty of choice at breakfast. Took just 4-5 minutes to walk down to front or ...
Check-in quick and efficient with very friendly receptionist. Room initially very pleasing, however air con unit started leaking badly through roof and down walls. Engineer called out but couldn't fix immediately. No air con unit for rest of night meaning very uncomfortable, hot room and little sleep. ...
This elegant architectural delight is set in fine gardens adjacent to the University. It is a training hotel for prospective hoteliers and the numerous staff are all perfecting their profession.. The new wing was designed in a modern style and bore no resemblance to the original architecture which ...
Great hotel, quiet, really nice room, comfy bed, great shower. Food choice for dinner could be a better range / more options.
From enchanting country hotels to value-for-money bed and breakfasts, Essex has a wonderful selection of romantic hotels for special weekend getaways or longer breaks. The western part of the county is home to London Stansted Airport, which offers flights to dozens of locations across Europe.
Close to the ancient city of Chelmsford, this impressive Grade II-Listed mansion welcomes around two million visitors each year to see its grand interior and beautiful grounds. It was designed in the 18th century in an elaborate Neo-Classical theme, and is one of the most popular wedding venues in East Anglia.
Visit the lively seaside resort of Clacton-on-Sea, which is known for its pleasure pier and pleasant sandy beaches, and has a good range of affordable hotels. Further south is the larger resort of Southend-on-Sea, most noted for its 1.3-mile-long pier that has stood since the early 19th century. Like other resorts, it also has plenty of accommodation ranging from deluxe hotels to budget friendly bed and breakfasts, and is less than 45 miles from central London by train.
There is widespread archaeological evidence that Colchester is the oldest recorded town in the county, referred to as far back as the 1st century AD, well before the Roman conquest of Britain. Once you've checked in at your romantic hotel, you can visit the town's imposing castle and observe Europe's biggest Norman Keep.
You could also book tickets to see a fantastic theatre show at the acclaimed Mercury theatre, which is just a half-mile walk along the High Street from the castle. Now that the vast majority of Essex hotels offer WiFi, you can easily book tickets to local attractions and make restaurant reservations online from the comfort of your room.
In the northwest of the county, you can visit the charismatic market town of Saffron Walden, which could easily be nominated for the title of Essex's most picturesque settlement. On the outskirts is the splendid country mansion known as Audley End House, which is a striking example of Jacobean architecture and is easily accessible from hotels in west Essex via the M11.