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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

Keepers Lane, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (16 reviews)
Wanted somerset quiet for a few days and this meet that brief well. Hotel a little past its best but was more than acceptable.
  8 Apr 2017

£81

£81
The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel

The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel

Tilekin Green, Bishop's Stortford
3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (133 reviews)
Very convenient for StansteadA 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 ...
  24 Jul 2017

£50

£50
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea

Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea

Church Road, Southend-on-Sea
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (209 reviews)
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 ...
  24 Jul 2017

£62

£62
Holiday Inn Colchester

Holiday Inn Colchester

Abbotts Lane, Colchester
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (44 reviews)
We had 2 rooms. The room which had not been designed for wheelchair use had a better bathroom i.e. The bathroom for those with a mobility issue needed to be updated.
  8 Nov 2016

£48

£48
Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel

Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel

Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (91 reviews)
Almost perfect...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. ...
  27 Jul 2017

£53

£53
Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (29 reviews)
Fine historic hotelThis 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 ...
  28 Jul 2017

£71

£71
Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

London Road, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (93 reviews)
Nice hotel very handy for local facilities and main transport routes friendly staff
  26 Jun 2017

£41

£41
Down Hall Country House Hotel

Down Hall Country House Hotel

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (74 reviews)
Great hotel, very quiet, 10 mins from motorway. Great hotel, quiet, really nice room, comfy bed, great shower. Food choice for dinner could be a better range / more options.
  15 Jul 2017

£63

£63
The George of Colchester

The George of Colchester

116 High Street, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (56 reviews)
Old world ambianceWe have stayed at The George several times. We love the old world charm of the hotel. The
  24 Jul 2017

£58

£58
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Pocket Guide: Romantic Hotels Hotels in Essex

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.

See Magnificent Hylands House

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.

Spend the Day at the Seaside

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.

Visit Colchester, Britain's Oldest Town

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.

Come to Historic Saffron Walden

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.