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Top Essex Neighborhoods for Romantic Hotels

Colchester
6 hotels
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£72

Harlow
2 hotels

Down Hall Hotel & Spa

4.0 out of 5.0
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£63

Southend-on-Sea
3 hotels

Roslin Beach Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0
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£70

Featured Essex Romantic Hotels

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Holiday Inn Colchester

Holiday Inn Colchester

Abbotts Lane, Colchester
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (45 reviews)
Nice hotel and quiet settingI stayed at this hotel for my uncle's wedding. The hotel is very pretty, in a quiet setting. Bar area is quite tight but plenty of seating and a larger restaurant area to the side. Behind the bar there is plenty of options when it comes to drink (I was very please they had Guinness and the Strawberry ...
  4 Sep 2017

£49

£49
Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel

Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel

Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (98 reviews)
StaffStaff were very pleasant, I was on crutches when we arrived and the staff couldn't do enough for us
  8 Sep 2017

£67

£67
Roslin Beach Hotel

Roslin Beach Hotel

10-12 Thorpe Esplande, Southend-on-Sea
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (126 reviews)
Quality hotelLocated on the seafront, this quality hotel is in a great situation with car parking. We had a superior room, which was a little more expensive but had all the extras you expect from a top hotel, bath robes, slippers, etc., etc. It was very comfortable indeed. The hotel is well presented throughout, ...
  5 Sep 2017

£70

£70
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

Keepers Lane, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (17 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

£72

£72
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 (138 reviews)
Very pleasant hotelVery nice traditional Manor hotel. Only thing that marred the stay was that they insisted on charging my son's card with a GBP 20 holding fee, even though I had paid for the room in advance. When he queried this they did not really explain why that was necessary.
  23 Aug 2017

£62

£62
Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (31 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

£83

£83
The George of Colchester

The George of Colchester

116 High Street, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (59 reviews)
great location Very near to vastly, museum and great shopping and eateries. Service and good in hotel very good. Rather noisy, old building and all floorboards creaked! At side, much noise from local snooker club where members sat and drunk outside, old windows didn't keep out noise!
  15 Sep 2017

£54

£54
Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

London Road, Colchester
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (95 reviews)
A good nights stayStayed for 2 nights on business, pleasantly suprised at the hotel and service
  15 Sep 2017

£53

£53
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 (77 reviews)
Nice hotel - some staff poor We were attending a family wedding and further to a call to the hotel the evening before we were advised (quite abruptly) that we could not access room prior to 3:00 ( which was a little inflexible, but understandable) - so we arrived dressed for the wedding to be told some rooms were available for ...
  5 Sep 2017

£63

£63
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Frinton Road, Clacton-on-Sea
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (60 reviews)
lovely gardens and surroundingsNot too impressed with the treatments but the breakfast was excellent and staff in there lovely
  21 Aug 2017

£116

£116
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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.