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Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations
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Essex Holiday: coronavirus information

Flight-inclusive Essex holiday packages and Essex Flight-Plus arrangements created by you on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.

Most Essex hotels also offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Essex Holiday

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Essex?

A: If you can't wait to explore the beautiful landscapes of the region of Essex, renting a set of wheels is an awesome idea. You'll have the freedom to head off whenever you want, when you want. With our handy guide to Cheap Car Hire in Essex, you'll be cruising down the highway in a flash. If your holiday's all about enjoying the incredible cities of Colchester or Chelmsford, public transportation (or ride-share services) is a great option.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Essex?

A: There are two top airport terminals in Essex which operate most of the incoming and outgoing international flights:

  • London (STN-Stansted): 6,805 international flights per month.
  • London (SEN-Southend): 844 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Essex?

A: Zip up your suitcase and stay at one of the terrific hotels. They're one of the most commonly booked options. Inns, guest houses and bed & breakfasts are also plentiful in Essex.

Q: What does an Essex holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Convenient flights, cosy hotels and a snazzy car to travel around in — and that's just the beginning. Expedia also has a wonderful selection of adventures and experiences. Check out what's on offer and start organising your dream escape in Essex.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Essex?

A: The simplest way to save is to bundle your bookings with the help of Expedia. Flights, Hotels and Car Rentals can all be quickly combined into a package deal — doing this will save you time as well.

Q: What are the best things to do in Essex?

A: We recommend you add Jumbo Water Tower and Colchester Town Hall to your sightseeing list if you're visiting Colchester. Colchester Visitor Information Centre is another traveller favourite.

If you're off to Chelmsford, Leez Priory Wedding Venue, Bond Street and Chelmsford City Racecourse are worth seeing.

Lastly, look no further than Wat Tyler Country Park, Hollywood Bowl, Basildon and Festival Wakeboard Park if you plan to stay in Basildon.

The Advantages of Essex Weekend Breaks 

Discover a different side of the British Isles with a weekend break in Essex. Take short breaks away from home and enjoy some quality time in a beautiful place. You’ll come back feeling refreshed and inspired. You can have an action-packed Essex weekend break or get some peace with a relaxing holiday. Whatever experience you’re looking for, find it with our deals on hotels in Essex.

Cheap Weekend Breaks to Essex 

There are lots of ways to take cheap weekend breaks to Essex. Expedia offers deals on car hires and hotel rooms and covers trips for all kinds of travellers. The best way to save is with our holiday packages in Essex. First, choose your car hire and hotel reservation. Then we’ll bundle them together into one discounted price. Solo explorers, couples, families, and groups of friends can discover budget solutions for their weekend breaks. Once you arrive, enjoy some of the fun things to do, many of which are free or cheap to experience  

Essex Romantic Weekend Breaks 

Couples love taking romantic weekend breaks in Essex. Whisking your lover away for a romantic Essex weekend break is the perfect opportunity to make new memories together. Expedia offers all kinds of hotel options, so you can find romantic hotels in Essex and choose the best place for you. Check out our deals on beautiful properties, and you’ll save even more when you choose to package your hotel reservation with a car hire. 

Family Weekend Breaks in Essex 

Set some time aside to experience family weekend breaks in Essex. There are plenty of excellent family-friendly hotels in Essex within our selection of hotels. You can also find a place to call home in one of the holiday rentals in Essex. With accommodation, activities, and adventure all waiting, there’s never been a better time to plan Essex family weekend breaks. 


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Best Western Atlantic Hotel £75
Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020
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Best Western Atlantic Hotel

Best Western Atlantic Hotel

Brook Street, Off New Street, Chelmsford, England
     
    3.9 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    It’s very nice hotel

    Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport £50
    Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020
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    Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport

    Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport

       
      3.9 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      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.

      The Harlow Hotel By AccorHotels £37
      Reviewed on 11 Dec 2019
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      The Harlow Hotel By AccorHotels

      The Harlow Hotel By AccorHotels

      Southern Way, Harlow, England
         
        3.3 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        it's not so far from STN airport so which is perfect for our flight the next day. Thou there are not so much to do around the neighborhood (but they have pool and gym so it's good for us to relax). Staffs are extremely helpful and friendly

        Novotel London Stansted Airport £62
        Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020
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        Novotel London Stansted Airport

        Novotel London Stansted Airport

        Round Coppice Road, London Stansted Airport, Stansted, England
           
          4.2 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great quiet comfortable room

          Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport £71
          Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020
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          Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport

          Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport

          Bassingbourn Road, Essex, Stansted, England
             
            4.4 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great hotel, immaculately clean just a walk from the airport! It’s what you expect from this great name! Ken Hilton

            Holiday Inn Colchester £60
            Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020
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            Holiday Inn Colchester

            Holiday Inn Colchester

               
              4.0 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Stay was nice. Breakfast was very good and the restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful.

              Holiday Inn Express Harlow £46
              Reviewed on 31 May 2020
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              Holiday Inn Express Harlow

              Holiday Inn Express Harlow

              Crown Gate, Harlow, England
                 
                4.1 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                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..

                The Kingscliff Hotel £59
                Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020
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                The Kingscliff Hotel

                The Kingscliff Hotel

                55 Kings Parade, Holland-On-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea, England
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  We had a wonderful time despite the virus outbreak. The staff could not have been more lovely. They kept us fed and well tended to. The food was amazing as well. We would happily return to stay or just to eat.

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