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Best Hotels in Colchester

What's Colchester like?

There's a lot visitors like about Colchester, especially its bars and historical sites. Top attractions include Colchester Zoo. There's plenty more to see, including sights like Colchester Town Hall and Colchester Castle Museum.

Where are the best places to stay in Colchester?

We have 119 Colchester accommodation options with prices starting at GBP 21. Choose one of our 64 deals and get discounts of up to 30%.

Below are the number of accommodation options by star rating in Colchester and the surrounding area:

  • • 4 5-star accommodation from GBP 71 per night
  • • 66 4-star accommodation from GBP 42 per night
  • • 81 3-star accommodation from GBP 29 per night
  • • 9 2-star accommodation from GBP 24 per night

Here are our travellers' top 5 places to stay in Colchester:

GreyFriars

  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • 2 restaurants • 3 bars

North Hill Hotel

3-star hotel
  • • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Bar • Terrace • 24-hour front desk

Wivenhoe House Hotel

  • • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Fitness centre • Bar

The Blue Anchor

  • • Free English breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Bar

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

City centre hotel within easy reach of Colchester Castle Museum
  • • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Bar • 24-hour front desk

How to get to Colchester

What are the closest airports to Colchester?

  • • London (STN-Stansted), 27.2 mi (43.8 km) from central Colchester
  • • London (SEN-Southend), 23.8 mi (38.3 km) from central Colchester

What are the closest train stations to Colchester?

  • • Colchester Town Station (0.3 mi/0.4 km from the city centre)
  • • Colchester Station (0.9 mi/1.4 km from the city centre)
  • • Colchester Hythe Station (1.2 mi/2 km from the city centre)

Things to see and do in Colchester

What is there to see in Colchester?

  • • University of Essex
  • • Colchester Town Hall
  • • Colchester Castle Museum
  • • Colchester Castle Park
  • • Layer Marney Tower

What is there to do in Colchester?

  • • Colchester Zoo
  • • Colchester Natural History Museum
  • • Colchester Golf Club
  • • East Anglian Railway Museum
  • • Tymperleys Clock Museum

Other popular Colchester attractions

  • • Abberton Reservoir
  • • Beth Chatto Garden
  • • Flatford Mill
  • • Jumbo Water Tower
  • • Hollytrees Museum

When is the best time to visit Colchester?

  • • Hottest months: August, July, June, September (average 21°C)
  • • Coldest months: January, February, March, December (average 1°C)
  • • Rainiest months: October, June, January and March (average 56.50 inches of rainfall)