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Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Holiday Inn Express Colchester
8.2 Excellent

6.8 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,697 reviews
8.2

Set within the picturesque parkland of Dedham, Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers relaxed accommodation and a wide range of facilities, such as meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and an executive floor. The multiple facilities this modern hotel has to offer include luggage storage, laundry facilities and a 24-hour reception.

The Essex Golf & Country Club Hotel
The Essex Golf & Country Club Hotel
7.6 Good

14.1 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

GoodBased on 575 reviews
7.6

Situated in Earls Colne, The Essex Golf & Country Club Hotel is an easy drive from Coggeshall and provides outdoor tennis courts, a sauna and indoor tennis courts. It has a gym, as well as a rooftop terrace, a beauty centre and an indoor pool.

Prested Hall
Prested Hall
8.8 Excellent

12.4 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

ExcellentBased on 268 reviews
8.8

Conveniently situated and offering a sauna, an indoor pool and outdoor tennis courts, this contemporary hotel is within easy driving distance of Colchester. It has a fitness centre, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature, a beauty centre and free Wi-Fi.

Premier Inn Colchester
Premier Inn Colchester

0.6 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Premier Inn Colchester Central provides a comfortable setting when in Colchester. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

Greyfriars
Greyfriars
9.3 Excellent

1.3 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,222 reviews
9.3

GreyFriars Colchester provides luxury 3.5-star accommodation in Colchester. It is moments from Firstsite and nightlife and shopping options.

Colchester Boutique Hotel
Colchester Boutique Hotel
8.7 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

ExcellentBased on 125 reviews
8.7

Blue Ivy Hotel offers contemporary accommodation in Colchester and is within walking distance of Colchester Railway Station. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, just a short walk from Williams and Griffin.

The George of Colchester
The George of Colchester
7.6 Good

1.0 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

GoodBased on 500 reviews
7.6

Steps from Williams and Griffin, The George Hotel Colchester is located in Colchester and offers historic accommodation. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Travelodge Feering Colchester
Travelodge Feering Colchester
7.4 Good

12.0 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

GoodBased on 2 reviews
7.4

Set within the scenic parkland of Feering, Travelodge Colchester Feering offers comfortable accommodation and a full range of facilities, including a vending machine, a lift and wireless internet.

Pheasant Suites
Pheasant Suites
9.7 Excellent

6.3 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

ExcellentBased on 136 reviews
9.7

Situated in Elmstead, Pheasant Suites is an easy drive from Dedham Vale and provides free private parking on site. It also offers luggage storage, a garden and free Wi-Fi.

University of Essex - Colchester Campus
University of Essex - Colchester Campus

4.4 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Offering a swimming pool, University of Essex - Colchester Campus is situated in Colchester and is a five-minute stroll from University of Essex. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet in all areas.

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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Colchester:$106/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$44/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Friday
$81 - $127
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$97 - $120
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The Angel Inn
The Angel Inn
9.2 Excellent

10.4 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Angel Inn Stoke by Nayland is ideally placed in a peaceful setting in Stoke by Nayland, just a short car ride from Royal Air Force Boxted. It also offers meeting rooms, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

2
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
7.9 Good

2.0 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel offers a contemporary setting when in Colchester. The various facilities this traditional hotel has to offer include a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and an executive floor.

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Travelodge Feering Colchester
Travelodge Feering Colchester
7.4 Good

12.0 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Set within the scenic parkland of Feering, Travelodge Colchester Feering offers comfortable accommodation and a full range of facilities, including a vending machine, a lift and wireless internet.

$39
Avg. per night
Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Holiday Inn Express Colchester
8.2 Excellent

6.8 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Set within the picturesque parkland of Dedham, Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers relaxed accommodation and a wide range of facilities, such as meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and an executive floor. The multiple facilities this modern hotel has to offer include luggage storage, laundry facilities and a 24-hour reception.

$69
Avg. per night
Premier Inn Colchester
Premier Inn Colchester

0.6 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Premier Inn Colchester Central provides a comfortable setting when in Colchester. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

$70
Avg. per night
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
7.9 Good

2.0 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel offers a contemporary setting when in Colchester. The various facilities this traditional hotel has to offer include a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and an executive floor.

$76
Avg. per night
The Essex Golf & Country Club Hotel
The Essex Golf & Country Club Hotel
7.6 Good

14.1 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Situated in Earls Colne, The Essex Golf & Country Club Hotel is an easy drive from Coggeshall and provides outdoor tennis courts, a sauna and indoor tennis courts. It has a gym, as well as a rooftop terrace, a beauty centre and an indoor pool.

$84
Avg. per night
The Angel Inn
The Angel Inn
9.2 Excellent

10.4 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Angel Inn Stoke by Nayland is ideally placed in a peaceful setting in Stoke by Nayland, just a short car ride from Royal Air Force Boxted. It also offers meeting rooms, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$91
Avg. per night
The George of Colchester
The George of Colchester
7.6 Good

1.0 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Steps from Williams and Griffin, The George Hotel Colchester is located in Colchester and offers historic accommodation. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

$93
Avg. per night
Pheasant Suites
Pheasant Suites
9.7 Excellent

6.3 km from city centre, Colchester Show on map

Situated in Elmstead, Pheasant Suites is an easy drive from Dedham Vale and provides free private parking on site. It also offers luggage storage, a garden and free Wi-Fi.

$96
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Colchester

3 stars

$39 - $160

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

No. 1 most popular

$76
Avg. per night
The Essex Golf & Country Club Hotel

No. 2 most popular

$84
Avg. per night
Travelodge Feering Colchester
$39
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$91 - $205

Prested Hall

No. 1 most popular

Prested Hall
8.8 Excellent
$205
Avg. per night
Pheasant Suites

No. 2 most popular

Pheasant Suites
9.7 Excellent
$96
Avg. per night
The Angel Inn

Best value

The Angel Inn
9.2 Excellent
$91
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Colchester

About Colchester

Dating back at least 2,000 years, Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain and a gateway to East Anglia’s historic villages, forests and country market towns. Colchester also boasts a renowned children’s zoo, ancient castles and charming cafes.

Things to do

Find both history and outdoor recreation at Castle Park, which is also home to Colchester Castle. The on-site Colchester Castle Museum showcases artefacts up to 2,500 years old, as well as interactive exhibits, a Fenwick hoard and ancient jail. The park also houses Hollytrees Museum, a Georgian structure showcasing long-case clocks and a dollhouse re-creation of the museum.

Travelling with young children? Head to Colchester Zoo for wildlife shows, interactive feedings and a chance to touch giraffes, elephants and snakes. Step back in time at the Roman Circus Centre, a former chariot-racing arena built in the 2nd century AD, or learn about steam engines at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

Get outdoors at High Woods Country Park, a former royal hunting forest featuring a Nordic walking trail, play areas, a community garden and lake. You can also discover diverse habitats at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve or go birdwatching at Abberton Reservoir.

In the evening, indulge in locally-sourced cuisine at Greyfriars, such as oysters from Mersea Island, East Anglian produce and Dedham Vale beef. Enjoy live music and comedy at Colchester Arts Centre or watch a play at Mercury Theatre before having a drink at Church Street Tavern.

Getting around

The town centre of Colchester is pedestrian-friendly, while buses and taxis are also available. You can rent a car in the city or at Stansted Airport, about a 50-minute drive away.

Colchester travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Colchester?

    2,697 reviews rated Holiday Inn Express Colchester with an average score of 8.2/10. It may also be worth looking into the Wivenhoe House Hotel, which received a rating of 9.0/10 from 872 reviews. Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel could also be a good option, with a score of 7.9/10 from 825 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Colchester Castle Park?

    Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel is a hotel near Colchester Castle Park that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 7.9 across 825 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Colchester cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around $111/night is normal for a hotel in Colchester. 4-star and 5-star hotels in Colchester had average prices of $93/night and $142/night, respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Colchester?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Colchester starting from $36 per night in the last 3 days.