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Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport

Waltham Close Stansted Airport, Bishop's Stortford CM24 1PP

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (2,907 reviews)

This contemporary glass-fronted hotel is adjacent to London Stansted Airport, just a 2-minute walk from the terminal via a …

£115
Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport
Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport

Thremhall Avenue, Bishop's Stortford CM24 1PY

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (2,417 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 32 mi (52 km) of Kelvedon Hatch, University of Cambridge, and Olympic …

£68
Holiday Inn Southend
Holiday Inn Southend

77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-sea SS2 6XG

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (259 reviews)

This family-friendly Southend-on-Sea hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Southend-on-Sea City Hall and …

£64
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea

Church Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2AL

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (524 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Adventure Island and Southend Pier. New Empire …

£71
Holiday Inn Brentwood M25, Jct. 28
Holiday Inn Brentwood M25, Jct. 28

Brook Street, Brentwood CM14 5NF

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (168 reviews)

Situated in Brentwood, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Old MacDonalds Farm and within 6 mi (10 km) of Kelvedon Hatch and …

£59
Holiday Inn Basildon
Holiday Inn Basildon

Cranes Farm Road, Waterfront Walk, Basildon SS14 3DG

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (218 reviews)

Situated in Basildon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Festival Leisure Park and Eastgate Shopping Centre. Wat Tyler Park …

£62
The Angel Inn
The Angel Inn

Polestead Street, Colchester CO6 4SA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Situated in Colchester, this boutique inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum, Colchester Castle Park …

£75
Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel
Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel

Writtle Road, Ingatestone CM4 0EH

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Located in the heart of Ingatestone, this hotel is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) from Kelvedon Hatch and within 20 mi (32 km) of Victoria …

£129
Holiday Inn Express Braintree
Holiday Inn Express Braintree

Panners Roundabout Notley Cross, Braintree CM77 7AB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (283 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Melbourne Stadium, Chelmsford Cathedral, and Hedingham …

£41
Ramada London Stansted Airport
Ramada London Stansted Airport

Welcome Break Birchanger Green, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5QZ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (937 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 19 mi (30.6 km) from Kelvedon Hatch and within 32 mi (52 km) of University of …

£48
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Pocket Guide: Essex

The county of Essex in East Anglia is home to Stansted Airport, and despite its bustling cities and towns, much of the county is rural. There's some beautiful countryside here, and the county is a fascinating blend of old and new, home to historic towns such as Colchester as well as pretty villages. The perfect destination for a short break for couples and families, you'll find a range of accommodation in Essex, from Chelmsford and Colchester's chain hotels to B&Bs in Bishop's Stortford and independent inns in Braintree.

The Best Places to Stay in Essex

Where you choose to stay in Essex really depends on what you want from your break. Families looking to make the most of a stay in Essex may wish to stay in Chelmsford or Colchester, where chain hotels offer family rooms, complimentary breakfast and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Couples enjoying a romantic break or solo travellers might prefer the market town of Bishop's Stortford, with its cosy B&Bs, or Braintree's historic inns, where you can soak up some local history. With London just a short drive away and most hotels offering free parking, exploring Essex is a breeze, wherever you decide to stay.

Family Fun in Essex

Essex has no shortage of activities to keep the whole family amused, and Colchester Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the county. Home to over 270 species of animals, don't miss the Chimpanzee Lookout area or the opportunity to feed Lorikeets in the tropical walkthrough. Active families will enjoy a day out at Lee Valley White Water Centre or a walk along the Flitch Way. This disused railway line covers 15 miles of stunning countryside, ideal for walking, cycling or even horse riding. After a busy day, you'll find many chain hotels and independent inns have their own restaurants where you can enjoy a family meal in relaxed surroundings.

Stay Close to Essex's Shops and Restaurants

Shopping in Essex is an opportunity to pick up some local produce to take home or treat yourself to great discounts on designer labels. Intu Lakeside in Grays is one of the area's largest and most popular malls, but for discount shopping, Clacton Factory Outlet and Freeport Braintree are both worth checking out. For those who prefer independent stores, Chelmsford is home to a number of quirky boutiques and retailers housed in historic buildings, as well as a daily market where you can pick up local produce, arts and crafts. If you're staying in a hotel near the coast, don't miss the opportunity to sample the Colchester Native Oyster at one of West Mersea's seafront restaurants - they're a favourite of chef Jamie Oliver. The county is also renowned for its excellent wine, with over 20 local vineyards including the Mersea Island Vineyard and New Hall Vineyard.

Relax and Unwind with a Stay in Essex

Essex's hotels offer a range of amenities to ensure you have everything you need for a relaxing stay. Free parking and WiFi are on offer at the majority of hotels, whilst in-room amenities such as flat-screen TVs and DVD players keep kids amused on rainy days.

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