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St Nicholas Hotel

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Deluxe Double Room, City View | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of St Nicholas Hotel

St Nicholas Hotel

3-star property
City centre hotel, steps from Colchester Castle Museum

8.2/10 Very good

417 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Electric vehicle charging point
The price is £64
Price available on 2/2/2023
High Street St Nicholas Hotel, Colchester, England, CO1 1DN

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Colchester

Getting around

  • London (STN-Stansted) - 55 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 63 min drive
  • Colchester Town Station - 6 min walk
  • Colchester Station - 20 min walk
  • Colchester Hythe Station - 25 min walk


  • Aburi Japanese - 3 min walk
  • Dr Chippy's - 4 min walk
  • Caffe SALA - 4 min walk
  • Cafe Saison - 5 min walk
  • The Purple Dog - 5 min walk

About this property

St Nicholas Hotel

Located near a train station, St Nicholas Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Colchester. Fellow travellers love the breakfast and comfortable guest rooms.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 44 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to The George Hotel
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property's breakfast is served at a nearby hotel located 50 yards away.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Uncovered on-site self-parking (GBP 9.50 per night)
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: GBP 25 per day

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 12 for adults and GBP 6 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds


  • Uncovered self-parking costs GBP 9.50 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

St Nicholas Hotel Colchester
St Nicholas Hotel Hotel
St Nicholas Hotel Colchester
St Nicholas Hotel Hotel Colchester

Frequently asked questions

Does St Nicholas Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, St Nicholas Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at St Nicholas Hotel?
As of 29 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at St Nicholas Hotel on 2 Feb 2023 start from £64, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at St Nicholas Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at St Nicholas Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at St Nicholas Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 9.50 per night. Parking spaces may be limited. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at St Nicholas Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at St Nicholas Hotel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Colchester Castle Museum (1-min walk) and Mercury Theatre (8-min walk), along with University of Essex (2.1 mi) and Beth Chatto Garden (4.8 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near St Nicholas Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Aburi Japanese (3-min walk), Dr Chippy's (4-min walk) and Caffe SALA (4-min walk).
What's the area around St Nicholas Hotel like?
St Nicholas Hotel is in the heart of Colchester, a short 6-minute walk from Colchester Town Station and 3 minutes' walk from Colchester Town Hall. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.



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6/10 Good

Cold Room
Room was freezing cold - had to sleep in my clothes
Jolyon, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Barry, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic stay!
Me and my son stayed here for three nights as we were visiting family in Colchester. It was very easy to check in over the road at The George and check out was easy too just leave your cards in the box before leaving. Our room was very clean and comfortable and certainly had everything we needed for our stay. We didn't book breakfast so I cannot comment on the food but I'm sure it would have been fantastic like everything else. I will definitely be staying here again when I come to visit my son and his family again. Would highly recommend.
Gail, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Good but only after a night out
The hotel is in a good location and the staff at check in/out were great. The room was a good size but the TV came on on it's own and the smoke alarm (right above the bed) had a flashing light all night. That coupled with the noise from the pub opposite didn't result in a great nights sleep. Would be fine for a hotel after a night out in Colchester but not for a relaxing break
Liz, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous room and position
Stephen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

overall a good stay
The room was nice and big, with a very comfortable bed. The bathroom, had a nice shower. My only gripe would be the amount of sound from outside. It is on a high street, but the noise reduction from the windows seemed poor. So i would not want to stay here on a Friday, Saturday night. The desk is also directly below the TV, so limited space to set up a laptop to work from.
Clive, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

The receptionist went out if her way to bring some decaf coffee directly to our room.
Tina, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ok but
The room was very warm, despite altering the thermostat and opening the balcony door and window, the room temperature never dropped below 24c, the corridors were ridiculously hot. General cleanliness was ok, however there was a turd in toilet and the room showed signs of wear and tear. I would not stay there again.
Geraint, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Parking NOT free
Comfortable bed, clean room and good shower however, It was not made clear prior to the booking that parking had to be paid for at the rate of £9.50 per 24 hour!! In addition, there was not on street parking as the local had suspended all bays near the hotel.
lee, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Simon, 1-night trip
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