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Top tips for finding Colchester hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Colchester, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Colchester in February and January.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Colchester if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Tuesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Colchester for 2 days.
If you’d like free parking and easy access for your car, then try the Wivenhoe House Hotel in the centre of town or the Colchester Boutique Hotel.
There are a number of well-known chain hotels in Colchester, including Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel, Premier Inn, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
If great food in a luxury setting is what you’re after, then make sure and check out Greyfriars, a Michelin recommended hotel with its own bars and restaurants in a beautiful building in Colchester’s cultural quarter.
If you fancy something a little different, why not try the Camping Pods at West Mersea Holiday Park - funky, modern glamping accommodation that is particularly popular with couples.
For families, the Dragonfly Hotel Colchester is a modern, friendly hotel with a great breakfast and interconnecting rooms available. With easy access to the A12 and A120, the historic quarter is only a short drive away.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Colchester
Colchester was Britain’s first city and the capital of Roman Britain, so consequently, it’s packed with history. If you’d like to get up close and personal with the town’s past, then choose accommodation like the George of Colchester, which is mere steps from the city museum. A historic but family-friendly hotel in the heart of the town, it has 500 years of history. Alternatively, the North Hill Hotel offers 24 beautiful rooms in its historic barn and cottage conversion in the centre of the town. With its wooden beams and cut-stone architecture, it’s packed full of charm. The Brook Red Lion Hotel is said to be the oldest building in Colchester, and the 15th century building with its four-poster beds and old wooden beams doesn’t disappoint.
History is great, but some prefer exercise, so a hotel pool can be essential. If you enjoy a daily swim, then check in to the Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, which also has a fitness centre to accompany its large pool. The Essex Golf and Country Club also has an indoor pool to keep its golf-loving residents happy, alongside its full spa and fitness centre. This acclaimed modern hotel also has nine tennis courts and two golf courses.
Yes, there are a number of great apartments to rent, offering you own-door privacy in Colchester. Try Clarendon Heights, a two-bed stylish residence half a mile from Colchester Castle Park and the Natural History Museum. Alternatively, you might like the modern Serenity Stays - Treeview Apartment, which is a two-bedroom unit around a mile from the city centre.
There are lots of pet-friendly hotels and accommodation options in Colchester. Charges may apply, and you should notify the provider in advance, but it should be easy enough to find a place that suits. For example, Drapers Hotel on the High Street is pet friendly. The Holiday Inn Colchester also welcomes pets. If you’d prefer a house, then the pet friendly Dutch Cottage is a two-bed residence with its own garden and terrace.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Colchester. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
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