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Located in Colchester, 650 feet from Colchester Castle, this AA rated property features a garden. Located around 3.7 mi from Colchester Zoo, the hotel is also 6.8 mi away from Flatford. The accommodations features a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage for guests. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries. Some rooms at GreyFriars also offer a seating area. All guest rooms will provide guests with a desk and a coffee machine.

A continental or buffet breakfast is available each morning at the property. At the accommodations you will find a restaurant serving British cuisine.

Colchester Institute is 0.7 mi from the hotel. The nearest airport is London Southend Airport, 24 mi from GreyFriars.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

GreyFriars has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Dec 7, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Availability

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Room Type
Sleeps
 
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4 reasons to choose GreyFriars

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days
  • is the mini bar free in every room or is there a charge ?
    We are pleased to confirm that all rooms and suites at GreyFriars include a complimentary minibar for guests to enjoy.
    Answered on February 17, 2021
  • I would like to book a room for 2 people and bring our Chihuahua. Can I book any room or is there specific rooms that are dog friendly?
    We are pleased to advise that we do permit pets at GreyFriars, however this is only applicable within certain rooms. For further information on which ...
    Answered on February 17, 2021
  • Is breakfast included
    We are pleased to confirm that, unless otherwise stated, quoted rates are inclusive of breakfast.
    Answered on March 2, 2021
  • Gluten free options available for breakfast?
    We are pleased to confirm that we certainly do provide gluten free breakfast options. The dedicated GreyFriars Team would be pleased to provide furthe...
    Answered on April 11, 2021
  • Hi do you have roomservice?
    We are pleased to advise that we offer a full room service menu between 10:00 and 21:00 daily, with a twilight menu available outside of these times. ...
    Answered on August 28, 2022
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
1 Restaurant On Site

    Bars and Lounges

    Food: British

Amenities of GreyFriars
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Happy hour
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules GreyFriars takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of GBP 50 is required on arrival. That's about 55.81USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
£15 per child, per night
Extra bed by request
£25 per child, per night
2+ years
Extra bed by request
£25 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express GreyFriars accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform GreyFriars of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

A damage deposit of GBP 50 is required on arrival. That's about 55.81USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about GreyFriars

  • GreyFriars is 1,300 feet from the center of Colchester.

  • GreyFriars offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Temporary art galleries
    • Happy hour

  • GreyFriars has 1 restaurant:

    • Bars and Lounges

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to GreyFriars by:

    • Car 2h

  • The prices at GreyFriars may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at GreyFriars is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Room options at GreyFriars include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Yes, GreyFriars is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Guests staying at GreyFriars can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet
    • À la carte