Featured hotels in Essex
Stansted Mountfitchet9.0 Superb 7,740 reviewsDescription 4.2 km from Stansted Mountfitchet Castle, Hampton By Hilton London Stansted Airport is set in Stansted Mountfitchet and has a fitness centre and free WiFi.Review
"They were all the most friendly, helpful staff we have come across. Everywhere was very clean with extremely comfortable beds and pillows. Excellent location for Stansted airport and although only a few..."Lynn. Spain
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Colchester9.5 Exceptional 1,046 reviewsDescription Situated in Colchester, 1.9 km from Colchester Castle, this AA rated property features a garden. Located around 6 km from Colchester Zoo, the hotel is also 11 km away from Flatford.Review
"Beautiful hotel, Very good staff, amazing breakfast in the morning! Will stay again."Jack. Thailand
Southend-on-Sea9.2 Superb 1,217 reviewsDescription Located in Southend-on-Sea, 200 metres from South Essex College, The Last Post Hotel features air-conditioned rooms and private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.Review
"Big rooms with cheap prices!! Everything was big and great in the room. The room itself, bathroom, bed, TV etc. Nice bar/pub/restaurant at the ground floor. With cheap prices of course!!"Jarno. Austria
Southend-on-Sea9.1 Superb 1,376 reviewsDescription With lovely views of the Thames Estuary, this Southend-on-Sea hotel offers free Wi-Fi, fitness facilities, treatment rooms, and free parking.Review
"The Roslin Beach Hotel is stunning; a gorgeous place to stay. The service was outstanding throughout our stay and the bed was so comfortable. The best two nights sleep I've had in a long time. I would..."Scott. United Kingdom
Mistley9.2 Superb 144 reviewsDescription Located in Mistley, Mistley Thorn Hotel offers a terrace and free WiFi. Offering a restaurant, the property also has a bar.Review
"This is a lovely hotel / pub with friendly staff and fabulous food. The room we had was spacious and very comfortable indeed with lovely clean bathroom. The breakfast was delicious with great choice..."Laura. United Kingdom
Harwich9.1 Superb 482 reviewsDescription The Bottle Kiln Wetherspoon features free WiFi and rooms with air conditioning in Harwich. This 4-star hotel offers a bar. The property offers a 24-hour front desk.Review
"Everything was just perfect! Best hotel on the hole trip!"Martin. Austria
The Bell Inn Hotel This is a Preferred Partner property. It is committed to providing guests with a positive experience thanks to its commendable service and good value. This property may pay Booking.com a bit more to be in this Programme.
Horndon on the Hill9.3 Superb 568 reviewsDescription Featuring free WiFi, The Bell Inn Hotel is situated in Horndon on the Hill. Featuring room service, this property also offers a terrace and a restaurant.Review
"Great Beer, Food and Atmosphere. Very comfortable room."Thomas Dattenberg-Doyle. United Arab Emirates
Harwich9.1 Superb 286 reviewsDescription Sitauted in old Harwich, The Pier offers historic, quay side hotel accommodation. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout.Review
"Lovely location sea facing room bottled water in fridge staff excellent breakfast and service delicious!"Julia. United Kingdom
Colchester9.0 Superb 606 reviewsDescription Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town.Review
"We were greeted by a very competent host who allowed us to drop our bags off early and booked us a taxi for the next day's early morning pickup. The room was cosy and quiet and really comfortable. The bathroom clean and modern. Super nice."Leanne. Canada
Colchester9.0 Superb 675 reviewsDescription Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus.Review
"The bed was very comfy . The room lovely and warm , nice decor ."Pamella. United Arab Emirates
Close to London, Yet Far Removed
Half-timbered houses lining village greens. Picturesque estuaries and sweeping countryside. Traditional seaside resorts. Affluent Essex has all of this and more.
Its county town Chelmsford has a flint cathedral and waterfront shopping complex. To the east Maldon is a pretty estuary town with a colourful high street, and further south is Southend-on-Sea, a popular seaside town with a good helping of fish and chip shops and the world’s longest pier.
Another pier with amusements is in Clacton-on-Sea, the closest Essex seaside resort to Colchester, the former capital of Roman Britain. City walls remain from this period, and it has a Norman castle and first-class zoo.
From nearby Harwich ferries depart to the Netherlands and Denmark, while Braintree houses the Freeport Outlet Shopping Village. Further west is Stansted Airport, an important hub for low-cost airlines. Closer to London, modern Harlow has the most Essex spa hotels and is close to the Lee Valley Regional Park and Epping Forest.
Brentwood is a bustling commuter town from where you can see the City of London skyline on a clear day. Close by is Basildon with its Hollywood-esque sign, and forming a triangle with them is Grays, home of the huge Thurrock Lakeside Shopping Centre.
Wherever you are staying, Booking.com has an excellent range of guest houses, country inns and hotels in Essex.
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