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Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Holiday Inn Express Colchester
8.1 Excellent
Birchwood Road - Colchester, Colchester, United Kingdom
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4.3 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 3,098 reviews
8.1

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.

Baye House
Baye House
9.3 Excellent
62 West Stockwell Street, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.5 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 158 reviews
9.3

Less than 20 minutes' stroll from Colchester Railway Station, Baye House offers guests an ideal base while visiting Colchester. It is moments from Williams and Griffin and is near the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

Premier Inn Colchester
Premier Inn Colchester
Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Colchester 

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

Greyfriars
Greyfriars
9.2 Excellent
High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.8 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 1,348 reviews
9.2

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
8.6 Excellent
4-6 North Hill, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 155 reviews
8.6

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.

Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
6.5 Good
2 North Station Road, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Colchester 
GoodBased on 649 reviews
6.5

Located amongst a variety of popular attractions, shops and dining options, Riverside Hotel Colchester is ideal for those wishing to discover Colchester and its surroundings. It provides free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool, and is a short walk from Williams and Griffin.

University of Essex - Colchester Campus
University of Essex - Colchester Campus
University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom
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2.7 mi from city centre, Colchester 

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.

The Railway Sleeper Lodge
The Railway Sleeper Lodge
8.2 Excellent
172 Bergholt Road, Colchester, United Kingdom
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0.6 mi from city centre, Colchester 
ExcellentBased on 361 reviews
8.2

The Railway Sleeper Lodge is set in Colchester and is a short walk from Colchester Railway Station. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and a swimming pool.

Timbers Bed & Breakfast
Timbers Bed & Breakfast
West Wood Hill, Colchester, United Kingdom
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1.1 mi from city centre, Colchester 

Boasting a swimming pool, Timbers Bed & Breakfast is situated in Colchester and offers comfortable accommodation. This comfortable 4-star bed & breakfast is just a 10-minute drive from West Bergholt.

Travelodge Feering Colchester
Travelodge Feering Colchester
7.4 Good
A12 London Road Northbound Feering, Colchester, United Kingdom
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7.5 mi from city centre, Colchester 
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.

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Average price in Colchester:£72/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£32/night
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£58 - £87
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£72 - £87
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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?

    Holiday Inn Express Colchester (8.1/10 from 3,098 reviews), Wivenhoe House Hotel (8.9/10 from 1,003 reviews), and Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel (7.9/10 from 940 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Colchester.

  • What is a good hotel near Colchester Castle Park?

    Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel is a good hotel close to Colchester Castle Park - it has scored 7.9 over 940 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much do hotels in Colchester cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Colchester have been around £101 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Colchester?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Colchester starting from £29 per night in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Colchester tonight?

    Users have found prices for hotels in Colchester tonight starting as low as £53, rising to an average cost of £106, based on searches in the last 72 hours. Prices start from £99 for a 4-star hotel in Colchester for tonight.