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GreyFriars 4 stars

Hotel in Colchester

Situated in Colchester, 200 metres 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. Fabulous hotel. Adored my stay there! So relaxing and comfortable. The staff are wonderful and so helpful. I was there for work but will be back for some R&R in the near future for sure :) The Christmas decorations were gorgeous too. A really classy hotel

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9.4
Superb
1,020 reviews
Avg. price/night:
£120

The Last Post Wetherspoon Hotel 3 stars

Hotel in Southend-on-Sea

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. First time staying in a weatherspoons hotel . Was pleasantly surprised. Rooms were big , with tea and coffee facilities, and biscuits. Hairdryer , iron and ironing board . Shower gel also supplied . Had great sleep very comfy bed , with extra pillows left in the room should you require them . As a regular visitor we knew breakfast would be good in the morning. Also ate in the evening before heading out for the evening. Will definitely stay again in any of their hotels .

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9.1
Superb
1,266 reviews
Avg. price/night:
£39

Roslin Beach Hotel 4 stars

Hotel in Southend-on-Sea

With lovely views of the Thames Estuary, this Southend-on-Sea hotel offers free Wi-Fi, fitness facilities, treatment rooms, and free parking. Very clean and upscale. Great personnel.

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9.3
Superb
1,468 reviews
Avg. price/night:
£98.15

Smugglers Cove by Marston's Inns

Hotel in Clacton-on-Sea

Situated in Clacton-on-Sea, Smugglers Cove by Marston's Inns has a restaurant, bar, garden, and free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. Just had a lovely break away for the air show with our children, accommodation was perfect, room was clean, staff were helpful and friendly. We also had our breakfast and dinner at the smugglers cove restaurant, great food great prices and all the staff were very helpful and friendly, will definitely visit again thank you.

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9
Superb
761 reviews
Avg. price/night:
£50

Mistley Thorn Hotel

Hotel in Mistley

Set in Mistley, Mistley Thorn Hotel features a bar, terrace and free WiFi throughout the property. There is a restaurant serving British cuisine, and free private parking is available. Kind and efficient service, location and facilities

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9
Superb
170 reviews
Avg. price/night:
£115

The Bottle Kiln Wetherspoon 4 stars

Hotel in Harwich

The Bottle Kiln Wetherspoon is situated in Harwich and has a bar and a garden. Lovely comfortable beds. Rooms were soundproofed so they were lovely and quiet. We had lots of space in the room too. Staff were so helpful from the ladies who clean the rooms to the staff at check-in.

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9
Superb
923 reviews
Avg. price/night:
£39

The Bell Inn Hotel

Hotel in Horndon on the Hill

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. We liked the whole setup. Everything you need in one place . The Staff are very friendly and helpful. It really felt good to be there.

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9.2
Superb
588 reviews
Avg. price/night:
£71

The North Hill Hotel 3 stars

Hotel in Colchester

Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town. Excellent small hotel Great location 10 minutes walk from the train station Comfy bed Fantastic cooked English breakfast Excellent overall value

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9.1
Superb
424 reviews
Avg. price/night:
£95

Channels Lodge 4 stars

Hotel in Chelmsford

Dating back to the 15th century, this Tudor house and converted stable block is set in the grounds of Channels Estate. staff are very friendly and went out of their way to assist. food excellent. generally a very lovely peaceful setting. rooms very comfortable. appreciated the bath! good wifi was important

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9.5
Exceptional
517 reviews
Avg. price/night:
£85

Wivenhoe House Hotel 4 stars

Hotel in Colchester

Set in the historic grounds of Wivenhoe Park, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus. It's just beautiful. We had a room with a balcony and just loved it. The staff are absolutely delightful. The bed is very comfortable. The bathroom/shower toiletries were lovely too. The breakfast was great, and the dinner was also great.

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9
Superb
641 reviews
Avg. price/night:
£79

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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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