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The Angel Inn
5 out of 5
Polestead Street, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester, England
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6.96 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (131 reviews)
Amazing

"The hotel staff go above and beyond"…"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

The Angel Inn
The Globe Hotel
3 out of 5
71 North Station Road, Colchester, England
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The price is $74 per night
0.52 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (63 reviews)

"Simple little hotel, but quite nice"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

The Globe Hotel
Woodview Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
Mill Lane, Birch, Colchester, England
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The price is $76 per night
5.12 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)
Quiet, comfortable and friendly B&B

"We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived. The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was very good. If you like quiet, this is for you as it is in a very quiet location There are no pubs or restraunts close by so you will have to drive for a meal but that was not a problem for ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Woodview Bed & Breakfast
Kings Arms
3 out of 5
Broad Green, Coggeshall, Colchester, England
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The price is $89 per night
7.39 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (48 reviews)

"When we arrived to check in we were told there was an issue with our double room, so had been moved to a twin room and offered a partial refund. Our room was clean and well stocked with towels, beds were also very comfy. Despite the road noise we both slept quite well. One highlight of the stay had ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Kings Arms
Colchester Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-6 North Hill, Colchester, ENG
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The price is $116 per night
0.22 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (154 reviews)

"The staff were fantastic very welcoming, friendly, helpful the room was clean and tidy I couldn’t fault anything"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Colchester Boutique Hotel
White Hart Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
1/a Bridge Street, Colchester, England
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The price is $58 per night
9.22 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (137 reviews)
Good place

"Lovely place to stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

White Hart Hotel by Greene King Inns
Fabulous five-star luxury lodge with hot tub and lake views
The Victory at Mersea
4 out of 5
92 Coast Road, West Mersea, Colchester, England
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The price is $104 per night
7.74 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (122 reviews)

"Rooms new, very clean, and in good condition. It is a pub so expect a bit of noise until close, you do get the benefit of a drink without having to drive. Close to the main oyster restaurants and the beach."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

The Victory at Mersea
Drapers Hotel
3.5 out of 5
53 High Street, Earls Colne, Colchester, England
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The price is $84 per night
8.88 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (49 reviews)

"Lovely, spacious and clean room. Breakfast the next morning was really lovely."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Drapers Hotel
The Crown Stoke By Nayland
4 out of 5
Park StreetStoke By Nayland, Colchester, England
The price is $147 per night
6.88 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"My partner and i stayed here last September and had an amazing time. So much so that we booked through yourselves for a New Years Eve stay. My partner and i had got engaged during our previous stay so were excited at the thought of celebrating this special eve at The Crown. However we were devastated ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

The Crown Stoke By Nayland
Wivenhoe House Hotel
4 out of 5
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, England
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The price is $79 per night
2.32 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (264 reviews)

"It was excellent to stay at this hotel! All the staff is friendly and good service. The room is very clean. I'll definitely stay here next time."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Wivenhoe House Hotel
GreyFriars
3.5 out of 5
High Street, Colchester, England
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The price is $126 per night
0.29 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (178 reviews)
Lovely hotel & friendly staff.

"Would definitely stay again very friendly staff & lovely hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

GreyFriars
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
4 out of 5
Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, England
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The price is $95 per night
7.68 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (200 reviews)

"Food was great, and Tabitha at reception was fantastic, so pleasant and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
St Nicholas Hotel
3 out of 5
High Street St Nicholas Hotel, Colchester, England
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The price is $53 per night
0.13 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (148 reviews)

"All amenities within walking distance, except no car park . But I use direct train from London Liverpool Street."…"

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2020

St Nicholas Hotel
Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
4 out of 5
London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, England
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The price is $68 per night
4.69 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (682 reviews)
Amazing stay.

"Due to the coronavirus our trip to Rome was cancelled myself and my partner decided we would book a little break for a couple of nights unfortunately the day we got to the hotel the bar, restaurant and leisure centre was closed, however all members of staff was absolutely amazing we was treated like ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
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Visiting Colchester

History buffs will enjoy exploring Colchester, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. Tourists can also enjoy the city's museums, art, and theaters. A top sight in the city is Colchester Zoo.

  • There are 57 hotels and other accommodations in Colchester
  • The closest major airport is in London (SEN-Southend), 23.8 mi (38.3 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in London (STN-Stansted), 27.2 mi (43.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Colchester

Cultural venues in the city include Tymperleys Clock Museum, Colchester Natural History Museum, and Hollytrees Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Colchester Town Hall, Colchester Castle Museum, and Jumbo Water Tower. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle Park.

In Colchester, you'll find 57 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. These are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Old Wills Farm - This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and overall value.
  • GreyFriars - Our customers like the dining options and comfortable rooms at this hotel. This 3.5-star hotel features 2 restaurants, free breakfast, and free WiFi.
  • Woodview Bed & Breakfast - With a stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

Getting Around Colchester

If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Colchester Town Station, Colchester Station, or Colchester Hythe Station. Colchester might not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Colchester

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 51°F and the nighttime average to be 33°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 68°F during the day and 38°F at night
  • July through September averages 71°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 61°F during the day and 36°F at night
  • Colchester gets about 0.83 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 69°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 35°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Colchester?
Woodview Bed & Breakfast is a favorite with Expedia customers. It’s a 4-star B&B offering free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Holiday Inn Colchester and Holiday Inn Express Colchester as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Colchester, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Colchester.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Colchester?
For additional details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Colchester, click here.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Colchester?
Based on reviews, Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is a popular hotel for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Brook Red Lion Hotel and Holiday Inn Colchester.
What's the best place to stay for families in Colchester?
Essex Golf & Country Club is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other options for your stay with the kids include The George of Colchester and Holiday Inn Colchester. Attractions like Colchester Zoo and Colchester Natural History Museum are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Colchester?
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a full-service spa. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and Holiday Inn Colchester.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Colchester?
Brook Red Lion Hotel is a top inn for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a nightclub for its human guests. Old Wills Farm is another option for you and your pet.
What's the best place to stay with easy access to Colchester Zoo?
Holiday Inn Colchester is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and an indoor pool. It’s located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Colchester Zoo. Other good choices within 5 miles include Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and The Leather Bottle.
What about the best place to stay near University of Essex?
One of the top choices for your stay is Wivenhoe House Hotel, located next to University of Essex, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. University of Essex - Colchester Campus and University of Essex, Colchester Campus are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Colchester?
Woodview Bed & Breakfast is a top 4-star beach hotel with a restaurant and free WiFi. Head to St. Osyth Beach or Clacton-on-Sea Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Colchester?
Wivenhoe House Hotel is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and The Angel Inn are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Colchester?
Colchester Boutique Hotel is a favorite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a restaurant and a bar. GreyFriars and The Angel Inn are other choices for a boutique stay.

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