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St Nicholas Hotel
Castle,Colchester - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. Safety deposit boxes
  5. Wi-Fi in public areas
  6. Family room
  7. Security [24-hour]
  8. Daily housekeeping
"Shut the hotel on arrival on Christmas Eve tried to send us to a hotel a long way out of was completely unacceptable reason for closing was because they had no guests they shouldn't have accepted the booking if I was going to do this in the first place"
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8.4

Excellent

228 reviews

Brook Red Lion Hotel
Castle,Colchester - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Bar
  7. Restaurants
  8. Room service
"Booked through Agoda, room only to allow me to attend a work re union. Very old hotel 14-15 century and a listed building. Would stay again, very comfortable. Didn't eat there My room (4) was at the front as 'may' have caused issues with noise as the taxi rank was directly below my window. I say may as i didn't get in until 4am, there was still large crowds outside. Good hotel, happy to recommend"
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7.9

Very good

71 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 110
The George Hotel
Castle,Colchester - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Coffee shop
  7. Bar
  8. Restaurants
"The staff we met were very welcoming and helpful"
8.2

Excellent

74 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 117
University of Essex - Colchester Campus
Wivenhoe Cross,Colchester - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Cash withdrawal
  6. Fitness center
  7. Tennis court
  8. Bar
8.7

Excellent

4 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 56
Wivenhoe House Hotel
Wivenhoe Cross,Colchester - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Game room
  7. Bar
  8. Laundry service
"A nice hotel to stay if you are here to visit your child in the University of Essex. About 10min walk to the Uni with cooling air during the month of September onwards. Will stay if I visit Colchester again. "
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8.7

Excellent

35 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 212
Holiday Inn Colchester
West Bergholt and Eight Ash Green,Colchester - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. Luggage storage
"I stayed for four nights whilst taking my son to the University of Essex and it provided me with a base with which to offer support for a few days before I left him to his designs. I enjoyed my stay and the staff were ever so prepared to assist in whatever circumstance. The room was quite clean with a garden view."
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7.5

Very good

55 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 96
GreyFriars
Castle,Colchester - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Check-in/out [express]
  6. Luggage storage
  7. Bar
  8. Laundry service
9.2

Exceptional

17 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 235
North Colchester Homestay
Mile End,Colchester - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Check-in/out [private]
  4. Laundry service
  5. Wi-Fi in public areas
  6. Smoking area
  7. Shared kitchen
  8. Security [24-hour]
9.3

Exceptional

3 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 80
The Nook
West Mersea,Colchester - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Wi-Fi in public areas
  4. Beach
  5. Smoke-free property
  6. Heating in public area
  7. Internet services
  8. English
8.9

Excellent

3 reviews

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Castle,Colchester - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Bar
  6. Room service
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Family room
"Second time I've stayed here whilst visiting my family. Both times we have stayed in rooms very far from main building, it's nice and quiet and can't complain. Though id recommend going elsewhere for breakfast. "
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7.9

Very good

16 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 154

Fast facts about Colchester, United Kingdom

Accommodations201 properties
Popular hotelSt Nicholas Hotel
Popular areaCastle
Nightly rates from₹3932

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a property in Colchester tonight?

The typical price for a 3-star resort in Colchester this evening is USD 115. The average price for a 4-star property in Colchester tonight is USD 164. The average price for a 5-star resort in Colchester tonight is USD 90.

What hotels in Colchester offers the best views?

Verified travelers to Colchester have given remarkable reviews for the views at The Globe Hotel, St Nicholas Hotel and The George Hotel.

What accommodations in Colchester have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Colchester have given remarkable reviews for the breakfast at The Globe Hotel, Colchester Boutique Hotel and Star Anglia Hotel.

What are the top rated hotels around Colchester for business visitors?

Accommodations in Colchester which are very highly rated by business travelers are St Nicholas Hotel, The George Hotel and Brook Red Lion Hotel.

What are the preferred resorts located in Colchester for group travelers?

Resorts located in Colchester that are highly rated by group visitors are St Nicholas Hotel, The George Hotel and Brook Red Lion Hotel.

What places to stay found in Colchester are well rated for facilities?

Resortsin Colchester that is highly rated with respect to amenities include Prince Cottage, Unique Quaint & Quirky House Colchester Town Centre and Luxury Apartment Close to Town Centre.

What resorts around Colchester are highly rated for value for money?

Accommodationsin Colchester that is highly rated regarding value for money include Plumptons Farm Holiday Lodges, The retreat and Prince Cottage.

What are the best resorts located in Colchester equipped with swimming pools?

Verified tourists to Colchester have given out exceptional reviews pertaining to the swimming pool at Holiday Inn Colchester.

What are the ideal places to stay located in Colchester equipped with spas?

Verified visitors to Colchester have given top feedback regarding the spa at Holiday Inn Colchester.

What are the most suitable hotels in Colchester with fitness center?

Resorts with fitness center in Colchester that are well rated include Rohannah static Caravan Fantastic Family and Friends Holiday, Rohannah static Caravan Fantastic Family and Friends Holiday and Rohannah static Caravan Fantastic Family and Friends Holiday.

Is quarantine required for unvaccinated foreigners to enter Colchester?

Quarantine is not required for unvaccinated tourists to enter Colchester from outside the country. For up-to-date and in depth information on travel restrictons, please take a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to travel to, or go to here.

Is covid test upon arrival needed for fully vaccinated visitors to enter Colchester?

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival when entering Colchester from outside the country. For up-to-date and detailed information on travel restrictons, make sure you take a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to travel to, or go to here.

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More about Colchester

Discovering Colchester: Fun Facts and Reasons to Visit

Colchester is a historic town located in the county of Essex, England. It is considered the oldest recorded town in the country, with a rich history dating back over 2000 years. The town is home to many historical landmarks and attractions, including the Colchester Castle, which is the largest Norman keep in Europe. Another popular attraction is the Hollytrees Museum, a Georgian townhouse that has been restored to its original 18th-century appearance. Colchester is also known for its vibrant arts scene, with many galleries and theaters showcasing local talent. One of the most unique aspects of Colchester is its Roman history. The town was once the capital of Roman Britain, and visitors can still see the remains of the Roman wall that surrounded the town. The town also has a Roman circus, which is the only known chariot racing arena in Britain. Colchester is also home to the only surviving Roman gateway in the country, known as the Balkerne Gate. If you're a history buff or just looking for a charming town to visit, Colchester is definitely worth a visit. With its rich history and unique attractions, there's something for everyone in this quaint English town.

Getting There: How to Go to Colchester

Colchester is located in the southeast of England, approximately 80 miles from London. The easiest way to get to Colchester is by train, with regular services running from London Liverpool Street Station. The journey takes around an hour, and tickets can be purchased in advance from the train operator's website or from the station. If you're driving to Colchester, the town is easily accessible from the A12 motorway. There are also several car rental companies located in the town, making it easy to explore the surrounding areas. For those traveling from further afield, the closest airport is London Stansted Airport, which is approximately 30 miles from Colchester. From the airport, visitors can take a train or hire a car to reach the town.

Colchester Attractions: Fun Things to Do

Colchester has a wide range of attractions to suit all tastes. For history lovers, the Colchester Castle is a must-see. Built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, the castle is now a museum that tells the story of Colchester's rich history. Visitors can explore the castle's many exhibits, including a replica Roman chariot and a collection of medieval weapons. Another popular attraction is the Colchester Zoo, which is home to over 260 species of animals. The zoo has won multiple awards for its conservation efforts, and visitors can see everything from tigers and elephants to meerkats and penguins. For those interested in the arts, Colchester has a vibrant cultural scene. The Mercury Theatre is a popular venue for plays and musicals, while the Minories Art Gallery showcases the work of local artists. The town also has a number of independent cinemas, including the Curzon and the Firstsite Art Gallery Cinema. If you're looking for something a little more active, Colchester has plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with many walking and cycling trails to explore. The River Colne also offers opportunities for kayaking and canoeing, while the nearby coast is perfect for a day at the beach.

Why Book with Agoda.com: The Best Hotels in Colchester

When it comes to finding the perfect hotel in Colchester, Agoda.com has you covered. Whether you're looking for a luxury hotel or a budget-friendly option, there are plenty of choices available. One popular option is the GreyFriars hotel, a boutique hotel located in the heart of Colchester. The hotel is housed in a 19th-century building and has been beautifully restored to offer modern amenities while retaining its historic charm. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar, making it the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring the town. Another great option is the Wivenhoe House Hotel, a luxury hotel located just outside of Colchester. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Guests can enjoy a range of amenities, including a spa, restaurant, and bar. For those looking for a more traditional option, the Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel is a popular choice. The hotel is located in a historic building that dates back to the 14th century and has been beautifully restored to offer modern comforts. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar, making it the perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Other options include the Brook Red Lion Hotel, a historic hotel located in the town center, and The North Hill Hotel, a boutique hotel that offers comfortable and stylish rooms.

The Best Time to Visit Colchester: Tips for Travelers

The best time to visit Colchester depends on what you're looking for. The town is beautiful year-round, but the weather can be unpredictable, with rain and wind common throughout the year. If you're looking to avoid the crowds, it's best to visit outside of the summer months. Spring and autumn are both great times to visit, with milder weather and fewer tourists. For those looking to experience Colchester's many outdoor activities, the summer months are the best choice. The warmer weather makes it the perfect time to explore the town's many walking and cycling trails, while the nearby coast is perfect for a day at the beach.

Colchester Travel Guide: Tips for a Hassle-Free Trip

When visiting Colchester, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a hassle-free trip. Firstly, it's important to pack for the weather. The town can be quite rainy, so it's always a good idea to bring waterproof clothing and an umbrella. Another tip is to plan your trip in advance. Many of Colchester's popular attractions can get busy, especially during peak tourist season, so it's best to book tickets and tours in advance to avoid disappointment. When it comes to getting around, Colchester is a small town that is easy to navigate on foot. However, there are also several bus routes that run throughout the town, making it easy to explore the surrounding areas. Taxis and car rentals are also readily available. Finally, it's important to be respectful of the town's historic landmarks and attractions. Many of Colchester's buildings and monuments are hundreds of years old, so it's important to treat them with care and respect.

Where to Stay in Colchester: Accommodation Options

Colchester has a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes. For those looking for luxury, the Wivenhoe House Hotel is a popular choice. The hotel offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and has a range of amenities, including a spa, restaurant, and bar. For those on a budget, the Premier Inn Colchester Town Centre is a great choice. The hotel is located in the heart of the town and offers comfortable rooms at an affordable price. Other popular options include the GreyFriars hotel, a boutique hotel located in the town center, and the Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel, a historic hotel that has been beautifully restored to offer modern comforts.

Colchester Cuisine: What to Eat and Where to Find It

Colchester is home to a wide range of restaurants and cafes, offering everything from traditional British cuisine to international dishes. One of the town's most famous dishes is the Colchester Oyster, which has been harvested from the nearby coast for centuries. Visitors can try this delicacy at many of the town's seafood restaurants, including the Oyster Bar and Loch Fyne. For those looking for something a little different, Colchester has a range of international restaurants to choose from. The town has a strong Italian community, and there are many authentic Italian restaurants to choose from, including Il Padrino and La Piazza. Other popular options include the Turkish restaurant Efes and the Indian restaurant Spice Valley. For those looking for something more casual, the town also has a range of cafes and pubs, offering everything from traditional pub food to artisanal coffee.

Exploring Colchester: How to Get Around

Colchester is a small town that is easy to navigate on foot. Many of the town's popular attractions are located in the town center, making it easy to explore on foot. For those looking to venture further afield, there are several bus routes that run throughout the town, making it easy to explore the surrounding areas. Taxis and car rentals are also readily available, making it easy to explore the nearby countryside and coast. Overall, Colchester is a charming town with a rich history and plenty of attractions to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking for luxury accommodation or a budget-friendly option, Agoda.com has a range of hotels to choose from, making it easy to plan your perfect trip to this historic English town.